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professional versus diy pest control
As a professional pest control company, you’d probably think we resent being asked this question. We don’t! We’re actually quite happy to answer it, for two reasons: first, we understand why you ask. There are a billion DIY pest control products on the market, and a lot of them are cheap and easy-to-use. Is a professional service really that much more effective than the stuff you could do on your own? More importantly, we don’t mind answering this question because we’re confident in our answer: hiring a professional is usually the most time, quality, and even cost-effective solution to your pest problem. Here are the four main reasons why.  

Applied Expertise

It’s easy to assume that a bug is a bug, but in reality different types of insects require radically different control strategies. The reason that mouse wanted to get into your house is totally different from why moths are infesting your closet; the kind of treatments that would repel carpenter ants wouldn’t do anything about termites. Even different species of the same kinds of pests require totally different approaches! Often, it’s quite difficult for a non-professional to accurately identify the type of pest they have. If you need up using the wrong tools for the job, then you’re just wasting time and money without seeing results. Pros have the experience and training required to positively identify your pest and will know exactly how to get rid of it, too. After all, we’ve seen it before. Trust us…

Address the Cause, not the Symptoms

professionals use caulk in vector control preventative pest maintenance projectsIf you can find the right DIY control solution for your problem, chances are it’ll wipe out the pests on your property just fine. What it won’t do is address much about the reason why they came to you in the first place, however. Poison and pesticides work, but as long as pests can still get what they came for, they’ll keep coming. Bugs tend to be slow learners. The most important part of a pest control pro’s treatment plan is exclusion, not just eradication. It’s crucial to figure out why pests wanted into your property, how they got there, and how to keep them from coming back. When pests can’t easily get into your home and they have no good reason to try, they’ll look for an easier meal ticket--and leave you alone for good. If pests are a disease, most DIY treatments are a pain reliever. Pros are the cure.

Safer Treatment

Pest control products have come a long way since the days of DDT, but poison is poison. Treating a pest control problem requires the careful, precise application of product, otherwise it can be dangerous. One of the most important services pest control pros provide is a totally safe alternative to the stressful and sometimes risky task of taking pest control into your own hands. Any good pest control pro only uses pesticides when they’re absolutely necessary, and then only in controlled and precisely administered doses. Instead of overusing chemicals, they rely on a more holistic approach to pest control, informed by science and experience. A multifaceted approach isn’t just safer than DIY chemicals, it’s more effective, too. When you use a professional, you can rest assured you can stay comfortable and safe--even if the pests living with you can’t.  

Care That Lasts

Professional pest controllers take measures designed to permanently exclude pests from a home--not just kill the pests already insideIt’s a natural consequence of treating the causes of pest infestation and not just the symptoms: professional pest services last. When you call a professional, you get work that lasts long after the initial consultation. Not only do pros take measures to make  control methods permanent, a good pro will also give you the tools and knowledge you need to take care of pests in the future. Even before work begins, an expert technician will give their educated opinion on three things: where your pests are coming from, why they want to get in, and how you can stop them. Then, they’ll design and implement a strategy based on your specific needs, problems, concerns, and timeframe. You get a program that’s meant to help you, not just anyone, and as a result you get a home that’s more protected against pests, permanently.   We’re not saying you should call a pest control professional for every problem you have; no two pest problems are the same, and only you know what you need. If you do decide to get some professional help, however, we can guarantee you won’t be disappointed with the result. You could also call Varment Guard today with any residential or commercial pest or wild animal control job you need help with. If you do, we think you’ll see the difference professional service can make on your own.

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