DIY projects are all the rage these days. You want a deck added to your house? Just build it yourself! You want a sprinkler system in your yard? There’s a video that can show you how to do that yourself. The problem is that doing this work yourself isn’t always a good idea. There’s a lot of room for error, and those mistakes can end up costing you. The same is true for pest control.
Here are a few ways that trying to do your own Arizona pest control can actually harm you:
You come home after a long day at work and see a trail of ants marching along your counter tops. So you get out the spray to kill them and to mark a line in front of the window or door. But the problem is far from solved. Those Arizona’s ants will just come in through a different route, and there are far, far more than the ones you killed. The ants could also have a nest very close by, and you’ll need to do more than spray the ones you see to get rid of the problem.
The same is true for other types of pests. Any DIY efforts you try are likely to only treat a small fraction of the problem. Pests such as scorpions, termites, and bed bugs can hide deep away where you can’t even see them, making it very hard for you to treat them yourself. You’ll need to hire professionals who know how to find the source of the problem and to properly treat it.
You might be sitting on your couch late at night and see a mouse scurry by. You might try to catch it yourself, and then you might go out to the store the next day to buy traps. You will have to check the traps every day until you catch the mouse. Then you’ll almost certainly see another mouse before too long. You’ll spend more time buying traps, monitoring your house, and searching through your attic and other spaces for the source of the nest.
If you had just hired an Arizona professional exterminator in the first place, you could have saved yourself a lot of time. The professionals understand the characteristics and habits of the pests that plague your home, so they know how to find their source and eliminate them quickly. The only time you’ll spend on the problem is making the call to hire the experts, and you’ll enjoy a pest-free home.
No over-the-counter pest control measures are likely to work on the first try. You’ll end up spending a lot of money on traps, sprays, and other things to try to get rid of your pest problem. None of these options will be as strong or as effective as what a professional exterminator will use, so you will always end up spending more money on the problem.
Yes, your pest control estimate from the experts is likely to be much more than that bottle of pesticide you could buy from the local home improvement store. However, that estimate will be accurate, whereas the bottle of pesticide will be deceiving. You won’t stop at that one bottle. You will have to spend much more getting multiple treatments and trying out multiple tools.
Some pests are more than just a nuisance. They can actually be dangerous to your family or to your home. For example, pigeons and rats carry disease, and they can spread dangerous germs around your home and property. Termites in Arizona can eat through the wood in your home 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and they can cause serious, structural damage.
If you try to treat these pests yourself, you prolong the time that they are able to pose a danger to your home or your family. By hiring expert exterminators in AZ, you can eradicate them much more quickly so that your home is a safe space once again.
There are some things you can do yourself, like create a nice piece of art out of reclaimed wood or a garden bench mosaic. But there are many more things you should not attempt yourself, and pest control is one of them. Hiring professional Arizona exterminators to take care of your pest problem, whether you have something seemingly simple and innocuous like ants or you have a seemingly invincible pest like bed bugs. You’ll save time and money, and you’ll make your home a peaceful place once again.
Varsity Termite and Pest Control can help. We are trusted Arizona exterminators experienced in identifying and eliminating all kinds of pests that are common to Arizona, such as scorpions, termites, ants, pigeons, roof rats, and more. Our exterminators have tried-and-true methods for eliminating these pests and keeping them away from your home. Call us in Arizona today to schedule an inspection and start taking your home back from pests.
Varsity Termite and Pest Control – Gary Dobert
6056 E Baseline Rd #122
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