Reasons Why You Can’t Deal With a Pest Infestation Alone.

It makes sense that you would want to fix your pest problem alone. Maybe you’re really independent and you like to fix things yourself. Maybe you want to save money. In the long run, however, you’re only going to make matters worse if you decide not to stick with the professionals. Here are five reasons why you can’t deal with a pest infestation alone.

1. It’s Difficult To Get Rid of Bugs by Yourself.

Unless you’re an exterminator, it will be nearly impossible for you to get rid of an infestation on your own. Most common household pests can be dealt with by following the steps in the next section, but if one pest is not eliminated quickly enough, it can reproduce. Then their population will explode and make insect control exponentially more difficult and expensive. The average DIY bug removal project costs $80 to $120 per room. For this price, you might as well hire a professional who can guarantee total eradication. Action Pest & Turf can do that for you.

2. Insecticides Are Dangerous on Their Own, Let Alone Combined With Heat or Electricity.

Spraying poison on your power outlets is a good way to die from poisoning or electrical shock. Also, if you don’t know what you’re doing, mixing pesticides and applying heat with a space heater will not only fail miserably, but also damage your home and endanger its inhabitants further.

3. You Can’t Always Spot Insect Infestations in Time.

Many insects and pests, such as termites and carpenter ants, often go undetected until they’ve destroyed half of your house. Insects also reproduce at a rapid pace–one female cockroach can lay six or more egg cases in her lifetime, each full of 20 to 40 eggs. So if you don’t get rid of the problem immediately, finding just one bug is likely only the beginning of a major infestation.

Read more about cockroach infestations on Action Pest & Turf’s Cockroach Control.

4. There Are No Shortcuts When It Comes to Pest Control.

Just because there’s an end in sight doesn’t mean the means will be pleasant. Most pest control methods are loud, messy and stinky. They can also be dangerous to your health by releasing fumes or exposing you to noxious chemicals in the air, so it’s important to leave it to the professionals.

5. When It Comes to Pest Removal, DIY Often Doesn’t Stick.

Pest control isn’t easy. And chemical pest repellents–which make up the bulk of most do-it-yourself insect treatments–don’t always work very well because they must kill not only the pests that come into contact with them but also any offspring that hatch later on. So unless you get on top of a large infestation immediately, expect company again soon! This is where we step in: Action Pest and Turf brings experience and knowledge along with modern technology and equipment. Contact Action Pest & Turf today.