If you're a do-it-yourself type of person, then
But if you're looking for long-lasting results to get rid of pests for good, which method of pest control is most effective? DIY Pest Control Pros and Cons Once again, the most enticing aspect of DIY pest control is the convenience. Many homeowners already have a number of over-the-counter pesticides in their cabinets. If you see a roach or a trail of ants, you can spray the area and hope for the best. Compared to the cost of commercial pest control, DIY pest control is relatively cheap. You only have to pay for an over-the-counter pesticide or insecticide instead of paying for quarterly pest control on your property. But that's where the advantages end... Although it may cost more to hire a professional to get the job done, the use of professional pest spray on your property will provide longer lasting results compared to an over-the-counter product. The truth is that store-bought pesticides are not as effective as professional products; they can only minimize a pest problem instead of eradicating the source completely. One factor that many DIY homeowners fail to consider is that buying pest control products again and again can actually rack up a hefty bill. Since over-the-counter pest products are less effective compared to professional sprays, you'll have to purchase more insecticide in the long run to maintain minimal results. Professional Pest Control Pros and Cons At face value, the biggest disadvantage in the use of professional pest control is the higher price tag. Many homeowners may not be able to afford to pay for quarterly pest control, especially if they are already on a tight budget. However, when weighing the cost of professional pest control, it's important to consider the safe use of pesticides at home. If you have children or pets, hiring a professional to get rid of insects is the safest choice by far. Although it may not seem harmful to spray over-the-counter pest products on a regular basis in the four walls of your home, the improper use could cause harm to all residents. When you hire a professional to exterminate, they'll use professional-grade pest products correctly and in the proper volume. This will prevent the overuse of harmful chemicals that could cause toxicity to infants or pets at home. Last but not least, don't forget to consider the expertise of hiring a pro to exterminate. If you don't know what type of insect problem that you're dealing with, a professional will be able to assess your home and determine if you have a small infestation or a bigger issue on your hands. From there, a professional exterminator can quickly deal with the root of the issue to get rid of a wide range of pests for good.