Many homeowners believe that they can eliminate pest problems inexpensively with over-the-counter products and DIY methods. In some cases, DIY methods work. However, in other cases DIY methods end up costing homeowners more money as pest problems worsen and additional pest control methods are attempted. DIY methods may also put pets and family members at risk, in some cases.
Contacting residential pest control services to eliminate pest problems is always recommended. However, if you are going to attempt to control pests using mainly DIY methods, here are a few instances where DIY pest control should definitely NOT be used.
Termite prevention and elimination requires specialized methods and equipment to be effective. When you attempt to eliminate termites without the help of residential pest control services, you gamble with your home. Handling toxic termite baits that are sold over-the-counter may also put you and your family at risk if not done properly.
Remove or Exterminate Nuisance Wildlife
Nuisance wildlife such as bats, raccoons, rabbits, squirrels, and foxes can get into homes and yards and cause destruction. Attempting to remove, poison, or trap these animals on your own can be not only dangerous, but illegal. In some states, only licensed Problem Animal Control (PAC) agents are allows to capture, relocate, and release or exterminate nuisance wildlife. Residential pest control professionals will be able to help you remove nuisance wildlife safely, humanely, and legally.
Remove or Eliminate Hives
Bees, wasps, and hornets all call New England home, commonly making nests around eves and on the outside walls of homes. These insects may be difficult to distinguish from one another and may have varying levels of aggression and usefulness. Attempting to remove or spray hives may cause homeowners and family members to become injured and surviving insects may simply relocate to another area of the home.
Residential pest control professionals can help you to remove hives safely and effectively. In the case of honey bee hives, pest control professionals may be able to move the hive to a safe place so that the honey bees inside can continue to live for the benefit of the planet and humankind.
Spray Harmful Pesticides Inside
Pesticides can be poisonous to people, pets and the environment. When pest control professionals treat homes, the methods that are used are tested for safety. Over-the-counter products may cause illness and even death if used improperly or if spilled in an unventilated area. These products may also impact the ecosystem in dangerous ways, as natural predators eat prey that has been exposed to dangerous chemicals.
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