With the abundance of DIY instructional material available across the internet, homeowners are more equipped than ever to take control of home improvement projects. But with endless available resources comes discipline in knowing when to call in the professionals. Pest control is one project that can be deceptively difficult to perform effectively on your own. In the interest of saving you a lot of time, effort, and money, we’ll discuss a few reasons to have a professional pest inspection instead of trying it yourself.
Correctly Identifying the Pest Infestation
Stemming the growth of a pest problem usually entails a chemical application of some kind to target and kill the pests and prevent future infestations. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all pesticide that efficiently destroys every one of the limitless varieties of insects and their nests. Identifying the specific type of pest you are dealing with is critical to your ability to decide the specific type of treatment for that pest.
It can be easy to miss subtle differences between pests, and there can be serious negative effects if you misdiagnose your infestation. When you perform pest control, your goal is extermination, and if you get it wrong, you risk a recurring problem that wastes time and money.
With the wrong treatment, you may kill many of the pests, but rarely all of them. Even worse, if you treat an area without killing the entire nest, the infestation can spread throughout the home, as the creatures become agitated and scatter to set up new nests.
Understanding the Extent of the Infestation
To fully eradicate any pest infestation, it needs to be rooted out. Accurate assessments of the pests’ nesting areas, how they travel through the home, and how they gain entry are critical to resolving the immediate issue and preventing a recurrence. Professional pest inspections offer two major advantages in that regard:
- Experts can quickly identify nesting areas and patterns, apply their experience to identify the extent of the pest problem, and execute an effective treatment method.
- Even without an active infestation, professionals can still give valuable recommendations and provide education on prevention by pointing out vulnerable access points through the home. They can assess the grounds to make you aware of potential attractants for pests and environmental factors like bushes, overhanging trees, and standing water that facilitate infestations.
Education is key to having success in fighting pest infestations. We believe in using our years of expertise to educate our customers and empower them to approach pest control confidently, responsibly, and effectively. If you would like to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment with one of our experienced technicians, call Pest Bear today.