DIY vs Professional Pest Control Services

June 16th, 2015

pest control 1 Whenever you spot the tell-tale signs of a bug or rodent infestation in your home, it’s tempting to try to handle the problem yourself. You might quickly pop down a trap near that pile of mouse droppings in the living room, or whip out the anti-bug spray at the first sign of ants taking over your kitchen.

In some cases, taking on the problem yourself can be successful. However, in the majority of instances, trying to adopt the DIY approach tends to be a bit of a waste of time.

Doing the Job Yourself

Of course, the major advantage of having a go yourself is that you’ll save money. Generally speaking, buying a bottle of anti-flea spray is cheaper than calling the experts. However, some insects are highly resilient to the do-it-yourself approach.

If you want to get rid of insects like wasps, cockroaches or fleas by yourself, be prepared to put in a considerable amount of time and effort. Additionally, remember to be careful with chemicals, particularly if you live in a house with animals or children.

The Expert Approach

A nationwide survey recently revealed that 86% of people who got in contact with a pest control company enjoyed a successful outcome. This is a sharp contrast to the DIY approach, where 40% reported having to call a pest management team anyway, even after their best attempts to eradicate the problem themselves.

The main advantage of a professional pest control company is that they’ll know what works, and most importantly, they’ll know how to get the results you want, quickly and efficiently. They’ll understand the chemicals used, so won’t put your family at risk, and they’ll know how to ensure that the problem doesn’t easily reoccur in the future!

Pest Problems?

If you’ve got an infestation in your home or in the garden, get in touch with Green Solutions today. Our team of experts are here to make sure that your home is pest-free. For more information, call us at 813 684 7336.