If you have ever come downstairs in the night and ran into a critter running across the floor then you have probably thought about pest control. Pests change throughout the year depending in the type of weather that is in your area. There are lots of pests that are strictly a nuisance and most people just don’t want to see in their homes and there are others that can be dangerous to the people that might come across them. Any pest if left untreated can become dangerous so taking care of them when you see them or better yet staying ahead of the game is even better. There are benefits to doing your own pest control, but the benefits that you get from hiring a professional are almost endless.
A-Tex Pest Management has prepared some of the difference in DIY and a hiring a professional for your pest control.
Pest Control Price: Yes it is true that if you are purchase your own pesticides and traps to treat your home it can be cheaper but you products you buy over the counter aren’t as strong and so may require more of it. Another problem is that you have to now go to the store each time you need to treat an area and buy the treatment. Many of the sprays that you buy will be for a specific type of bug or insect but not all; so you are now stuck purchasing several that may or may not work for what you have. When you hire a professional like A-Tex Pest Management, we use commercial grade pesticides – and only when necessary. We will come out and inspect your home or business and then treat for any and all pests that you have. We will also pretreat to defend against any new pests that may threaten your area. We have all the tools, equipment, knowledge and experience to treat each kind of pest so there is not the trial and error you would experience attempting it yourself!
Exterminator Knowledge: You might see a pest or rodent and think you know what it is. If you misidentify a pest you may be treating for something you do not have. There are also pests that look like others as a defense mechanism and some are dangerous while others are harmless. The education that a pest control technician has is invaluable. They can identify with ease by looking at the pest or rodent or even the habitat, to determine the treatment that will be best for that particular pest. They know where to look for pest entry points as well as where to place bait or spray and how to prevent pests from coming back.
Pest Prevention: Most homeowners only start to treat the house when they actually see a pest out in the open. If you wait until you see a pest you are sure to have many more that you have not seen. They all tend to hide out of sight and wait for time when the house is quiet and dark to come out in search of food and water. When you hire a professional that comes and treats your house on a regular basis, your odds are better that the critters are exterminated and are being prevented.