Many pests do a great deal of damage to a home, while others are a nuisance and a health risk. If you have mice chewing on your insulation or if your yard is full of mosquitoes, don't try to handle the pest problem on your own - it's actually best to leave this job to the professionals. This guide lists six reasons to hire a pest control service.
1. The Chemicals Are Dangerous
Perhaps the biggest reason to contact an exterminator rather than attempt to eliminate a pest yourself is the chemicals. When pest control sprays are not administered properly, they are less effective and they could hurt the person using them.
Pest control experts are fully trained on how to best use these chemicals to control the pests. These experts will get rid of pests without causing harm to any humans or pets living on the property.
2. The Costs Are Cheaper in the Long Run
You may save a few dollars upfront by buying termite sprays and bait stations. However, when you miss an area that should have been treated because you don't understand how termites operate, you'll have to spend more money on the damage the termites caused to the house. Depending on the extent of the damage, this could cost you a pretty penny.
Using a pest control professional is the best way to save money because the job will be done right the first time.
3. The Pests Reproduce Too Quickly
Several pests are known for reproducing at an alarming rate. If you don't successfully eliminate all of them, then you'll continue to have problems. A pest control company knows exactly where each pest likes to hide and where they need to apply their baits and chemicals.
Homeowners may only target the areas or pests they can see or find, which leaves the rest of the creatures to continue reproducing. Eventually, the problem will become too big for the property owner to handle on his or her own.
4. The Experts Will Save You Time
If you attempt to rid your home of pests yourself, then you have to take the time to go to the store to purchase pesticides, research where to apply the chemicals, and then treat the affected areas. Instead, you could be spending that time making money at work or spend time with your family.
Since pest control experts perform these tasks on a daily basis, they can show up and get the job done in a fraction of the time. When you hire the experts, they'll save you time.
5. You'll Get a Guarantee
If you attempt to rid your home of pests and you aren't successful, then you'll have to shell out more money for another treatment. When you hire a pest control service, you only have to pay once and you get a guarantee that the problem will be handled. That means if the company isn't triumphant in completely eliminating the pests after their first visit, they'll come back again at no extra cost to you.
6. The Experts Will Protect You From Future Infestations
An exterminator's job is not only to remove the pests that are currently causing a problem - it's also setting up barriers and applying pre-treatments to keep those critters from ever coming back. The experts know the best time of year to apply these treatments and may even offer a quarterly maintenance program to keep your home bug free.
Whether you have a swarm of bees or you want protection from mosquitoes, Patton Pest Control can help. Give us a call today for a free estimate.