3 Key Reasons Your DIY Pest Control Efforts Aren’t Working

Have you ever been enjoying a family movie night, cuddled up on the couch with your loved ones, only to see a tiny shadow darting across the floor out of your peripheral vision? It sounds like an awfully specific example, but you’d be surprised to learn how many people learn they have a pest problem in a similar fashion. It’s not uncommon for an untreated pest infestation to sneak up on you when you least expect it. 

These days, we’ve seen a trend in DIY pest control. We suspect it’s an extension of the larger DIY trend that has been popular for many years. While we fully support a homeowner’s right to maintain their household however they see fit, it’s also important to acknowledge that there simply is no good substitution for professional pest services. Here are three reasons we think you should skip the DIY approach and hire a pro to keep your home safe from pests.

Inconsistency is Your Enemy 

When it comes to conquering the pests in your home, consistency is key. Many homeowners see pest services as a method to solve an immediate problem. They see a roach in their kitchen, so they purchase roach baits to take care of that issue. They fail to recognize that one roach is a sign that there are probably other roaches hiding out of plain sight. While DIY pest control efforts tend to spot treat, professionals see your home as one giant organism and work to eliminate pests from the whole property.  A professional will treat your home regularly to ensure there will never be a lapse in treatment.

It’s More Complicated Than You Think

Many over-the-counter pest products are simple as can be. You pull a tab, slide a small device under the cabinets, and wait for the bugs to find it. But you may not be thinking about infestations as a professional would. In addition to knowing where the bugs were last seen, they also want to know where the bugs might be gaining entry into your home and what is attracting them. Most homeowners think food is the biggest concern when pest-proofing their homes, and certainly, it is a factor. However, you may not realize that most pests are attracted to really dark, damp spaces like you might find around leaky faucets or tubs. There’s a lot more to overcoming a pest problem than you might think.

We Have Access to the Best Products

Finally, the truth is that professional pest companies have access to professional-grade products and the know-how to use them properly. There’s simply no comparison. When it comes to the pest products you’re using around your home, you want nothing less than the very best.

Think of professional pest control as an investment in your family’s future. The time and money you invest in regular services today will pay off in the long run when you’re not living in a constant fight against unwanted pests. When you preempt the problem with high-quality and consistent service, you’ll come out on top in the long-term battle against the bugs. Holder Pest Control is the team you want on your side with an excellent reputation in the DeLand area and years of experience helping local families successfully manage their pest problems. Contact us today for more information about our services or to schedule a free estimate.

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