5 Reasons Why At-Home Pest Control Is a Bad Idea

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Discovering pests in your home is unsettling, at best. And because you want them gone as fast as possible, it makes sense to look into fast and easy DIY methods for pest control or remediation. We can understand the natural urge to try and take charge of your problem at the moment, but there are actually quite a few reasons why trying to do your own pest control can be problematic. The best option is always going to be turning to the professionals to take care of your serious infestations. Pest Control experts at Greenix can come to your home for a professional evaluation where they can assess the problems at hand and deliver you with the best treatment plan for your specific needs.

Here is why performing your own pest control without consulting experts is not a good plan:

1. You don’t know the severity of your pest problems.

The thing we often forget about bugs or rodents is that they are more afraid of us than we are of them. Their whole goal is to stay hidden and safe from humans, which means it is likely that you will not treat the problem accordingly. Without knowing where all the bugs or rodents are hiding, you won’t be able to effectively administer a treatment.

2. You may be using an unnecessary amount of chemicals.

Whether it is inside or outside, your pest problem likely seems scary. Your brain might tell you to buy the harshest chemicals from the store shelves and to douse your home or yard in it. If you have pets or children, this can actually be more dangerous for your family than the pests themselves are. Experts at Greenix are highly trained to use the most effective, yet safe methods for pest control services. 

3. You might be using the products wrong.

Many of us believe that we know best, and go without reading extensively on the most effective way to use the products we buy. In order to be effective, many of these products have to sit on surfaces for long stretches of time and must remain wet to continue working. If you are using chemicals on hard surfaces and it dries up in a couple minutes, it is likely not working anymore. That’s why hiring a professional pest control service is the smarter, faster way to get the job done.

4. You could be wasting your time and money.

Many products on the market claim to be a one-size-fits-all solution, but in reality, that just is not the case. Different pests require different treatments. Going out and buying product after product to no avail is a waste of your time and money, all of which could be saved by simply going through the professionals first.

5. You may have overcommitted.

Committing to doing your own pest control is an incredibly difficult task, and without the right tools, it can be annoying. Many people start the project of doing their own pest control only to realize how much work it is without the help of professionals, and they wind up quitting on the job. You could save time, money, and energy by going straight to the experts at Greenix.

You no longer need to worry about your pest control. Greenix is here to get the job done right the first time, every time. Instead of wasting your time and money with little to no difference in your pest control problems, contact our expert team of exterminators to get your home back to its comfortable, safe state.

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