Why Should You Hire A Professional Pest Control Service?

8/30/2013

Do-it-yourself projects are a great source of independence for many homeowners; a weekend spent painting the office, or repairing a slight plumbing failure, is hard work, yet intrinsically rewarding. Do-it-yourself pest control can be a bit more tricky! While the occasional ant, wasp, or fly can be combated by most homeowners, termites or bed bugs, as well as extreme infestations of any insect, may require a professional. When it comes to pest control, however, you must consider the efficacy of do-it-yourself products, the cost and convenience, as well as the inherent risks.

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Over-the-counter pest control products, so to speak, are well-labeled, and the directions are easy to follow, but these products are not as potent as those issued to individuals with a pesticide applicator's license. A professional pest control service has the knowledge necessary to diagnose, treat, and apply the correct amount of the correct pesticide. They can also be pertinent in the prevention of further infestations through early detection and continued intervention.

The over-the-counter chemicals are typically less expensive. In the long run, however, a professional may be more effective - especially in response to pests that could cause fatal, long-term damage to your home, such as termites. In the event that these store-bought chemicals are not effective, the insects may develop a resistance to the chemical makeup, making them stronger and more difficult to deter. The initial cost of a professional pest control company may seem high, but the effective maintenance will keep the cost down. The over-the-counter chemicals are convenient to use, but a good pest control company will work with the homeowner to schedule a date and time that is most convenient for both parties.

Just like other do-it-yourself projects, there are inherent risks associated with applying pest control chemicals. Some chemicals are not pet, child, or plant safe; thus, careful attention and adherence to the labeling is a must. When you hire a professional pest control company, almost all of the inherent risks are removed from the homeowner. Thankfully, the pest control professional is well-versed in the chemical and knows the preventive measures that must be adhered to. However, be sure to research the pest control companies in your area to find one that is friendly, effective, and cares for the betterment of the homeowner.

If destructive pests have made an unwanted appearance around your home or business, call Cantu Pest & Termite at (972) 562-9999 and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced pest removal experts

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