When your home is under pest infestation, you want a solution that will work and solve your all the pest issues completely. When you are in a situation that requires pest control measure, you have two options to solve the issue, one involves doing the pest control yourself or contacting a firm/company that offers pest control services. Firms that offers Pest control services are numerous, they can be found on the web and if needed, they can be contacted via the web also, although some local companies offering these services can be contacted directly by visiting their offices. DIY (do it yourself) pest control is an option that is quite popular among the home owners, below are the pros and cons of opting for this approach to control pest.
Advantages of DIY pest control.
– You can save money.
With DIY alternative, you don’t have to pay for third parties (companies) to come do the task the only major expense is involved in buying the chemicals and the equipment required. In contrast to hiring pest control service, fewer expenses are realized in DIY pest control. In the current economic state, saving money is something significant and most of the individuals will opt for this approach so as to cut on costs and use those funds for other purposes.
– You decide on the products (chemicals) to use.
In DIY pest control, the choice of the chemicals used is entirely in the hands of the homeowner. This is a significant advantage as you will choose low priced products to cut the costs when there are shortage funds, also, you might go for the highest quality chemicals to get the best results and ensure the procedure is effective. Compared to the option of hiring pest control services where what you pay for is the entire package and not the product or chemicals used making you lose control of the chemicals used. The choice of the chemical used will affect you/homeowner in two major ways, first is the outcome, using low-quality chemicals will lead to undesirable results, the next impact is safety, not all chemicals are safe for the family and the pets. In DIY, the choice of chemical to be used will always be left to the homeowner.
– You know the areas sprayed.
For the safety of the family, you need to know the areas that have been sprayed. In the DIY pest control approach, you know exactly the areas that you have sprayed hence you will keep children and pets away from those areas for their safety. When you hire pest control services, it’s hard to keep following them from room to room to see where they have sprayed, this would be a tedious job.
When you do pest control yourself, it means that nobody will go from room to room spraying and turning everything, you will have total privacy from outsiders. When you hire pest control services, few individuals may come to your house and move from room to doing their job, sometimes this makes it hard to maintain the privacy that you might desire, however, in DIY pest control this is not an issue.
-No license required.
When doing the pest control for your home, you don’t need to have a license, there in no license issue. With the pest control hired services, the element of license comes in, this adds to costs and complexity to the task and most of the people require first and simple.
Disadvantages of DIY pest control.
DIY pest control has several disadvantages, they include
– Safety issues.
Pest control procedures will involve toxic chemicals that will result in adverse health effects if used in the wrong way. Using the wrong chemical or using these chemicals in the wrong way can expose you and your family to health risks. Most of the times, you will not have enough knowledge to handle all the required chemicals and this might result in the wrong application and eventually the health of the entire family will be at risk. This issue will only arise if you decide to do the pest control yourself.
Although in the short-term it may look like the DIY pest control approach is cost effective, it proves to be expensive in the long-run. The high costs will result from the purchase of small quantities of the chemical’s hence, there is little or no discount enjoyed, buying products in bulk is advantageous as the cost will be low. The mistakes that you will make by using the wrong chemical the adverse effects the chemical will have on your health will prove to be very expensive in the long run hence making this approach to be expensive.
-You can spread the infestation.
With DIY pest control approach, there is the risk of spreading the infestation, in the first place you are not an expert and your experience might be limited, and when tackling particular pests, you may carry them from one room/location to the other. This will be a nightmare at the end of the day as the pests will continue to increase and infest the entire house making it impossible for you to control them.
– You will have to learn
With DIY pest control approach, you have to spend time on the internet trying to learn what works and how to carry out the procedure in the most effective way. This may be time-consuming and there is the risk of getting the wrong information which will cost you a lot of money result to time wastage.
-The procedure is time-consuming.
The procedure takes time and with the most of the people leading busy lives, it might be hard to get enough time to carry out the task and carry it out effectively. With the pest control companies, you only need to assign a date and while you are at your normal routine, the pest control task will go on.
These disadvantages have resulted to the development of companies that offer pest control services to overcome these challenges of DIY pest control, these companies employ experts to do the tasks while utilizing modern equipment to deliver high-quality services.