Why You Should Call a Pest Control Company: 3 Mistakes DIY Pest Control People Make


If your home has been affected by pests, you will no doubt want to do all you can to combat the problem. If you do not take action, it is likely that the problem will only get worse and more costly to fix. While many people like to think that they can deal with pests on their own, in reality, it is better left to a professional pest control service. The staff from a pest control service will have received special training and will have access to equipment which you do not have in your home. This training and equipment will allow them to tackle the issue without making one of the following common DIY pest control mistakes.

Identifying the pests on your property

As a homeowner, it can sometimes be very difficult to identify the exact source of your pest problems. While you may find droppings or chewed food boxes, which indicate a rodent of some kind, it is unlikely you will have the skill of knowing if you are dealing with mice or rats. A pest control company will be able to visit your home and identify the type of pests which are affecting your home.

Placing traps in the wrong place

If you are planning to lay traps to capture a rodent which is on your property, it is vital that they are placed in the correct location. Many people who lay traps as part of a DIY pest control measure, will place them in locations which are convenient for them to access, rather than in areas where they are most likely to be effective. For example, traps may be placed near doorways, rather than along the sides of walls which rodents like to follow when running around your home.

Applying too much poison

While poison can be a very good way of dealing with pests, they need to be used properly. If you apply too much poison to traps or to surfaces in your home, you could expose your children, pets and other members of your family to these toxins. While poisons are unlikely to kill a person unless they are consumed in a very large quantity, they could lead to some very unpleasant medical problems. A professional pest control contractor will be able to use poisons safely.

If you have a pest problem, you should contact a pest control contractor who will be happy to offer you further assistance.


21 December 2017

Deterring Pests while Protecting Pets

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