You may be tempted to buy do it yourself pesticides at your local hardware store so that you can rid your house of bugs on your own. Before you make that decision, please ask yourself the following questions. Our expert answers these questions:
Off the shelf products from your local hardware or home improvement store can cost between $40 and $100 dollars depending on the insect problem that you’re having.
In order to effectively treat your home for pests, the insect must be correctly identified. Our technicians are trained to correctly identify the target pest and determine the appropriate treatment. There are 17 different ant species that populate the Southern Pest Control service areas and the appropriate treatment depends on the type of ant being treated.
It can take hours to research, shop, purchase, and apply the over the counter pesticides. It takes weeks, months, and years of training to become an experienced pest control technician who can effectively treat a residential pest infestation.
In many cases, the off shelf products are not as effective as the products used by a licensed professional. The active ingredient may not be as effective and the application may only be effective for a short time period.
It is very likely that a homeowner could accelerate the pest infestation and make the problem worse by improperly performing a pest application with over the counter products.
Many of the treatments for common household pests require an application to be performed in the house crawl space. Let’s face it, most crawl spaces are dark, dirty, and a little scary. Our technicians frequently encounter spiders, rodents, and snakes in crawl spaces. A professional knows what to look for and can make decisions on effectively applying pesticides in the crawl space.
Yes. It takes experience, training, and the proper pesticides to effectively treat a pest infestation. We believe that the pest control service from Southern Pest Control is a much better value and a more effective solution than the “Do It Yourself Approach”.