DIY Pest Control Vs. When to Call an Exterminator


DIY pest control

When you spot signs of a pest infestation, it’s possible to take care of it yourself using over-the-counter, do-it-yourself methods (depending on the severity of the infestation, that is). Read on to learn the benefits of both DIY pest control and professional extermination services.

DIY Pest Control vs. Professional Pest Control: The Differences

  • Convenience: when going the DIY route, grabbing a spot pesticide treatment to take care of an ant problem is as simple as it gets. That is assuming that you’re actually getting out ahead of an infestation. Chances are, however, that if you’ve seen the evidence of an infestation, it’s already too big to manage on your own. Most professional pest control companies (like Green Pest Solutions, for example) offer convenient same-day appointments. This helps professionals rival the ease of DIY pest control in this category.
  • Results: here’s where DIY pest control takes a big hit when compared to professional exterminators. The experience, knowledge, and up-to-date tactics of a professional pest control company are hard to beat. Although DIY products have shown to be effective in certain circumstances (preventative methods especially), nothing beats the know-how of a seasoned pest professional when you want a thorough job with guaranteed results.
  • Cost: at first glance, DIY pest control takes the win in this category. But, after a few tries with hardware-store-grade pesticides have failed, you might wish you’d just gone the professional route in the first place. Often, while DIY-applied pesticides seem to be working on the surface, a pest problem is actually growing behind the scenes. This often winds up costing you more in the long run, causing you to call a professional to deal with a larger infestation than you had initially.

Look to Us When It’s Time to Call an Exterminator

At Green Pest Solutions, we’re here to help when the DIY methods you employ fall short. Our experienced, friendly team knows how to get pests out of your home and keep them out. Give us a call today at 877-636-9469 to find out more about how we can help resolve your pest problem.


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