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5 Reasons Why DIY Pest Control Is A Bad Idea

Posted on July 7, 2022

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5 Reasons Why DIY Pest Control Is A Bad Idea

Enjoying the summers of beautiful Tennessee? There are so many great activities that you can do with your family. However, it is important to know that this is also the season when pest infestations start to rise. The hot climate leads to an increase of many pests that can cause damage your home.

When homeowners notice a problem with pests, some think of taking the problem into their own hands, and performing their own DIY pest control. This is not only a bad idea, but it can also be a dangerous one.

If you are in need of pest control services, it is always best to contact a professional pest control company. Here are 5 reasons why DIY pest control is a bad idea.

You May Not Be Able To Identify The Pest Type Correctly

On of the most important reason you should not do pest control yourself is that you might not be able to identify the type of pest infestation in your home. In pest control, there is no one-size-fits approach; therefore, identification is a necessary first step.

In order to determine which pest you are dealing with, you must first know what kind of pests are common in your area.

This can be a difficult task for someone who does not have experience in the pest control industry. For example, a homeowner might think that they have spotted fleas on their dog, but in reality, these insects could actually be something else. Without the proper knowledge about pests, you could end up wasting time and money on ineffective treatments that may even make matters worse.

DIY Pest Control Can Ultimately Cost You More!

The main reason why you might think doing pest control on your own is the right solution will often be money-related. By avoiding the fees of a professional pest control company, homeowners think they can save money. The reality is that pest control is not an easy process, and if not done right, DIY pest control can cost you more than a professional in the long run.

Ask Yourself, Can You Really Do This Job? 

Nothing kills a home improvement project as quickly as an amateur repair job. The same goes for pest control, as different pests require different treatments. Attempting to fix a problem without knowing the underlying cause of the issue in-depth, and deciding on the wrong solution or treatment, can cause a homeowner to waste more money than if they had hired a professional.

You Can Be Exposed To Hazardous Chemicals

There is no surprise in the fact that the majority of the pest killers or insecticides, or any other name you call them, are made up of harmful chemicals. Apart from killing different types of pests, they can also cause harm you and your family.

These insecticides need to be handled with care, and used in a very specific way. If not used correctly, these chemicals can be risky to both you and your family.

Professionals in the pest control industry have years of training and experience, and know which products work best for each kind of infestation. They can handle these products safely, and keep you and your family safe.

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It Can Be Difficult To Determine The Root Problem

When you decide to do the work yourself, it can be difficult to determine the cause of the pest infestation. Failure to find the root cause of the pest infestation quickly will ultimately lead to more damage in the future.

For example, suppose an infestation of bed bugs is left untreated for too long, and they continue to multiply. In this case, serious damage can occur—and it can be extremely difficult to eradicate on your own. These insects like to hide deep within furniture cracks and crevices where homeowners aren’t able to reach them. Without professional equipment that’s designed specifically for this task , there would be no way for you to effectively solve your bed bug problem. This is why it is so important to hire a professional pest control company.

Professionals Can Keep Pests Out For Longer

When you hire a professional exterminator instead of performing DIY pest control, he or she will know exactly what to do to get rid of all the pests. They have the knowledge and experience that you don’t have, and they’ll be able to come up with solutions that work for your home or commercial property. They will also be able to keep the pests out longer than you can on your own. Professional exterminators use all kinds of equipment that can detect whether there are any bugs living in your homes, and have the necessary experience to handle any pest problem that you have.

Finally, professional pest control services will have access to chemicals specifically designed for killing certain types of insects (like termites) without harming humans or animals in the house — which means less risk for your and your family.

Why Put Yourself In Danger? Call Jamison Pest and Lawn

It should be clear that if you find yourself with a pest problem, you should not try to solve it on your own. You can get help from a professional exterminator like Jamison Pest and Lawn, to ensure that your home is safe and protected.

We will be able to identify the source of your problem, and treat it with the right chemicals so that there are no lingering effects after we leave. We have over 77 years of experience, and we know how to deal with all different types of pest problems. No matter the type of pest that has affected your property, fire ants, rodents, roaches, etc., we cover it all. We are the experts for termite and weed control in Tennessee as well.

So if you don’t want to indulge in dangerous DIY pest control practices, and want an effective approach, contact us at (901)-452-1505 today.

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