Pest Extermination: Should You Hire a Pro or DIY?

Although all of us are aware of the fact that pests exist, the last place that we want to see flies, roaches, mosquitoes, ants, or mice is inside of our homes. But when there are small cracks and holes along our windowsills, attic or basement walls, or a door is inadvertently left ajar, sometimes little critters are able to creep in. That’s the bad news.

The good news is that there are two effective ways to remove them from your home. You can either hire a professional pest exterminator or you can take the steps needed to remove them from the rooms of your house on your own.

If you’re not sure which option is best for you, here are some of the advantages and disadvantages that come with using a professional and also some of the benefits of doing it yourself:

The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Professional Pest Exterminator

Of course, there are benefits that come with hiring a professional pest exterminator. For one thing, they are professionally trained in how to remove virtually any kind of pest (and pest eggs) that may be in your home. And because they know exactly what they are doing, they can do it in a record amount of time with products that are extremely effective. Also, since professional pest exterminators as so highly-qualified, you don’t have to worry about their being a clean-up job once they leave. Finally, since most companies offer a money-back guarantee, you will not be charged should they have to come back out within the first few weeks or months of their visit to remove any additional pests.

On the other hand, some of the disadvantages of using a professional pest exterminator is that they sometimes can be a bit expensive. Plus, if you’re someone who is concerned about improving the indoor air quality in your house, you might not want to use certain companies; sometimes, their chemicals are loaded with toxins.

The Pros and Cons of Doing Your Own Exterminating

So, what are the benefits of doing your own exterminating? Well, if you were to ask someone who works at a company like Optimum Services that question, one of the things that they would probably tell you is that DIY pest control can save you a few dollars; especially if you decide to use household ingredients that are cheap, chemical-free and oftentimes just as effective as popular commercial brands. One website that has a variety or pest removal solutions is One Good Thing by Jillee. Just go to the site and put “natural pest removal remedies” in the search field.

If you’re wondering if there are any cons that come with doing your own exterminating, there may be a couple. For one thing, you may not know how to spot all of the locations of the pests in your home. So while you may be able to remove the ones that you see, you might not get to the ones that you can’t see (including their eggs). Also, being a novice at pest removal means that you might end up spending a lot of time and effort in order to complete the job.

Coming to the decision of whether or not it’s best to hire a professional pest exterminator or to remove them on your own really is up to you. It’s basically a matter of deciding how much time, effort, and money you want to spend along with how clean you want the air inside of your house to be. There are pros and cons to taking both approaches. Make sure that you do what’s truly best for you.

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