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Should the customer do their own pest control?

Updated: May 18, 2022

Pest Control

Pest control is the regulation or the management of a species defined as a pest, a member of the animal kingdom that negatively affects human activities. The human response will depend on the significance of the damage inflicted and will range from tolerance, through deterrence and management, to attempts to completely eradicate the pest. The Pest control measures can be implemented as part of an integrated pest management strategy.

In agriculture, pests are kept out by cultural, chemical and biological means. Plowing and cultivating the soil before sowing reduces the burden of pests and there is a recent trend to reduce the use of pesticides as much as possible. This can be achieved by monitoring the yield, applying pesticides only when necessary, and growing pest-resistant varieties and crops. Where possible: biological means are used to encourage the natural enemies of the pests and to introduce suitable predators or parasites.

In homes and urban environments, pests are rodents, birds, insects, and other creatures that share a habitat with humans, which feed on and spoil property. Control of these pests is attempted through the exclusion, repulsion, physical removal or chemical means. Alternatively, various biological control methods can be used including sterilization programmers.

Top 05 Reasons Not To Do Your Own Pest Control

With all the baits, traps, and pesticides on store shelves, DIY pest control can seem like an easy project. However, for many pest outbreaks, this is far from the truth. The biggest reason why DIY pest control is so difficult? Most people do not have the correct knowledge of effective application.

Even pests that may seem easy to identify are not. For example, there are dozens of the different species of ants in Nevada, with different types of ants requiring very different solutions. The same strategy that would eliminate one type of ant may be useless against another - and sometimes even exacerbate the infestation.

Some treatments are so dangerous, especially in inexperienced hands

Remember that pesticides are toxins and should be handled with care. While most modern treatments are better targeted than the older treatments and only cause permanent damage to the pests, they can still cause health problems when used in excess. In addition, even chemicals that are safe for humans can be fatal to pets, such as cats and fish.

Wrong treatment can lead to the spread of infection

When used incorrectly, insecticides may be strong enough to temporarily scare away pests, but not strong enough to actually kill them. When that happens - a very common scenario with bed bugs - these insects spread throughout your home, possibly creating multiple new colonies in the process.

You are likely to waste more money than you save

Between accidentally buying the wrong treatments and having to apply them multiple times, you may end up spending more on supplies than you would on renting a quality exterminator.

Life is too short to spend your time worrying about pests

A successful DIY pest control process takes a significant amount of time that could be better spent doing the things you love.

Research: to accurately identify the pest problem. Research: to find out the most effective treatment. Search to find the best vendor for supplies. Reading can only take a whole day or more.

When you hire a professional, you pay for experience. While pest control professionals keep abreast of the latest scientific research in the field, they already have routine best practices in place.

Pest management can be a dangerous task. Why risk your health while protecting the home?

When you do pest control on your own, you risk getting bitten by dangerous pests, contracting infectious diseases, and getting injured as you make your way through tight crawl spaces. Meanwhile, pest control technicians are outfitted with thick gloves, boots and other personal protective equipment.

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