Is Pest Control Worth It? Here’s What You Need to Know New homeowners and long-time homeowners often find themselves asking the same burning question: is pest control really worth it? As the pest experts, we think you need both. We aim to provide you with DIY pest control practices you can implement at home to make your seasonal Greenix pest control treatments even more effective. In this blog, we will answer some of the most common questions we get about professional versus DIY pest control! Q: How does professional pest control better than DIY? A: Professional pest control with Greenix treats infestations at their source, meaning we take a targeted, scientific approach to eradicate and prevent another infestation for a long-term pest defense. Our pest control plans include: Thorough 20-point inspection by a trained pest expert Identification of pest activity, shelter, and breeding areas Assessment of damages and a treatment plan to prevent future ones Appropriate and effective treatment according to your unique pest problem Identification of future and potential pest activity sites Continued pest defense through scheduled seasonal treatments Re-treatments upon request as needed Keep in mind if you see a pest in your home, there are likely hundreds more hiding in all the nooks and crannies. We know how to find them and send them packing. Scheduling seasonal pest services and having a trained professional looking after your home can not only help with reversing current infestations but protect you from more in the future! Q: Can’t I just buy bug spray at the store? A: Yes, you certainly can, but unless your problem is incredibly minimal, store-bought products are only a short-term fix. Without identifying where the pests are coming from and their food source, you are likely wasting time and money using DIY/store-bought products that won’t actually be a long-term solution to the problem. Q: So how can I bug-proof my home? A: At Greenix, we offer a wide range of pest control services that will treat and prevent over 50 different pests. Our expert exterminators aim to give you peace of mind and a good night’s sleep knowing you are protected from pests. To begin the bug-proofing process, start by giving us a call for an inspection. From there, we can get you started with a custom pest treatment plan for your home. Between your seasonal services, we recommend you do the following to maximize your pest defense. Q: What are the best DIY pest control practices I can do? A: These tips will be helpful in supplementing your pest defense between professional Greenix treatments: Checking that all your window and door screens are intact Checking that your door’s weather seal Use air-tight storage containers for food Vacuum, sweep, and mop inside often Wiping down counters for crumbs and water Trimming bushes and shrubs 18” from your home’s foundation Removing standing water from your property You Be the Judge! If your question is whether or not professional pest control is worth the investment, hopefully now you are able to see why both professional pest control and DIY pest control are great compliments to each other. If you are interested in learning more about the pest control services that Greenix has to offer, give us a call and schedule your next pest inspection today!