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DIY Pest Control vs Professional

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With the help of YouTube you can watch a ‘How to’ video on almost any topic you can think of. DIY for many, is the cheaper option to get rid of your unwanted pest. But in the longer run, it may not be better or cheaper. If you are considering DIY, let’s take a look at DIY pest control vs professional pest control:


A trip to the store and the purchase of household pest products is typically less expensive than hiring a pest control company.

Although the initial investment is more expensive with a professional, it may end up being the cheaper alternative.  If the store pest products are not effective they may result in the growth of your pest problem.  Continuing to buy store products can get expensive.  Not to mention the potential damage to your home that pests can cause.


The instructions are on the label.  Not only can information be found on the label but it is very easy to go to the internet and do a research on the particular product or insect.  Be sure that all instructions are followed exactly as listed on the package.

An experienced and knowledgeable pest control technician will be able to quickly identify and treat your problem.  They are also able to answer any questions that you have about prevention or other issues that you are experiencing.  Their experience and expertise can keep your home and family healthier than just reading the instructions on a label.


Chemicals of any kind can carry a risk.  Applying chemicals that you are not knowledgeable about could potentially cause harm to humans, pets, or plants in the area.  We cannot stress enough the importance to read all instructions and follow all directions listed on the product label.

By hiring an experienced and knowledgeable pest control company, most risk is removed from the homeowner.  Be sure to read all contracts and get reviews from past customers before hiring a pest control company.


For small pest problems, store bought pest products can oftentimes be effective.  For a bigger infestation, it can be more difficult with store bought products.  Pests are adaptable creatures and become immune to chemicals after a certain amount of time.

Using over the counter pesticides and treatments can only postpone the inevitable need to call in pest control experts to treat an infestation. These products are designed to kill pests on contact, but they are one-trick ponies, so to speak, and that is all they can do. Spending time and money on these methods just aggravates the issue by allowing an infestation to spread further and become more difficult and expensive to contain.

Contacting professionals will save time, money and sanity. Whether it’s raccoons, rodents, or insects, our team is ready to provide effective pest control to keep pests out of your home. Give us a call or email to get in touch with us. Let us help make your home a safe, pest-free place.

Update On This Topic

We’ve recently updated and expanded upon this topic in our latest article, ‘Is It Better to Hire Pest Control or Do It Yourself?’. This new article provides additional insights, updated information, and a more comprehensive guide to help you make the best decision for your pest control needs. We encourage you to read our latest article here: Is It Better to Hire Pest Control or Do It Yourself?.

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