8 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional Pest Control Company

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Spraying your home with store bought bug spray may seem like an easy way to keep pests out of your home, but it can only do so much. And when it comes to creepy-crawly pests in your home, you really want the best. Nobody wants to share their bed with bed bugs or spiders, and nothing can ruin a family gathering quicker than spotting a scurrying mouse – or worse, a rat.

Hiring a professional pest control company will ensure you rid your home of awful pests, while giving you the peace of mind to walk around barefoot and carefree. Here’s why you should use a professional pest control company.

Pests Are More Than Just Annoying

Some pests are downright dangerous, causing severe allergic reactions, carrying diseases, and giving off harmful bacteria that can cause illnesses in your family. At best, bee stings hurt. At worst, they kill people who are allergic. Ticks carry Lyme disease which can become an extreme illness. Cockroaches can carry E. coli and salmonella, while mosquitoes can carry malaria and the Zika virus.

Keeping these pests away from your home can be hard to manage on your own, but professional pest control companies work until the problems are eradicated.

DIY Pest Control Isn’t Exact

Pest control companies take the time to identify the pests you’re dealing with. They then use the correct formulas, chemicals, and baits to capture and eliminate the exact species that has invaded your property. That professional identification and treatment is stronger than the Google search you’re relying on when you try and get rid of pests on your own.

Pest Control Companies Know How to Handle the Chemicals

Pest control products contain chemicals, and when used inappropriately, these chemicals can be hazardous. Not to mention, storing the leftovers in your house can be dangerous for any little children or pets you have running around. In contrast, pest control companies are trained in handling the chemicals properly to avoid damage to property and people.

More-Effective Chemicals

The chemicals that pest control companies use are stronger than what you can buy as a consumer, some with the ability to kill or repel pests within just a few hours. The chemical formulas also last far longer than commercial products, keeping your home secure for a longer period of time.

Pest Control Companies Find the Source

Getting rid of a line of ants isn’t going to eliminate all the ants in your home, and killing one mouse doesn’t mean you’ve eradicated your pest problem. You have to find the source, and that can be hard for a homeowner to do.

The best pest control companies actually take the time and effort to locate the source of your pest infestation. This can be especially difficult if you’re dealing with an infestation in out-of-sight places like your walls.

Avoid Damage to Your Home

Pests damage the things that are important to us – clothing, carpet, furniture, walls, foundations, and more. Pest control companies work quickly and effectively, minimizing further damage from bugs and rodents. The savings in damaged property will be worth the cost of a professional pest control company.


Professional pest control companies should stand by their work, and many prove this by offering guarantees. They will often even retreat if the first treatment wasn’t successful.

Save Money

By getting rid of the pest problem quickly and efficiently, you’ll end up saving money over time when you choose a professional pest control company. Find a reputable home pest control company that takes the safety of your home and family seriously.

In the Austin area, you can always count on the professional service of Spott Pest Prevention for all of your pest control needs. Call us today at (512) 402-7121 or request a free pest control quote online!

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8 responses to “8 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional Pest Control Company”

  1. Proper use and care of chemicals by a pest control company that knows what they’re doing could be important to avoid any accidents or problems. A professional should also have the knowledge on how to correctly do the extermination so that the pests stay away. I would imagine that they could also provide you with advice on how to prevent future problems in order to protect your home.

  2. I agree that hiring a pest control company is smart. Like you said, pests are a hazard that can cause a lot of damage. We have a ton of hornets around our yard, and since all our children are allergic, I will make sure to hire a pro.

  3. Scott says:

    I appreciate that you point out that pest control services should stand by their work and offer a guarantee. I can see why this would be a good reason to hire someone to help you with the problem. It might also be a good idea to talk with your neighbors to see what they have done to deal with the bugs. Perhaps they could give you a recommendation.

  4. John says:

    I thought the perspective that hiring a pest control company save you money was really interesting. I think I’ve been having a problem with termites in my crawl space, but none of the methods I’ve used seem to have done anything. I guess hiring a pest control company to come out and take care of the issue would actually save me money since I wouldn’t have to keep buying my own pesticide or pay for expensive repairs to the foundation of my home.

  5. Scott Adams says:

    I like that you talked about how a professional company will find the actual source of the pests. I have noticed some ants in my house and I have no idea where they are coming from. It would be great to have a company be able to find where the ants come from.

  6. My sister suspects she might have a mice problem in her home and wants it taken care of as soon as possible. I like how you mentioned that hiring a pest control company is beneficial since they take the time to locate the source of the infestation to get rid of it completely. I think it would be much better if she would hire a pest control company instead of trying to get rid of the mice herself.

  7. My sister just recently moved into a house on the lake and the mosquitoes are absolutely terrible at night. She needs to get the area sprayed but she isn’t sure if she should hire or just try it herself. You make a really great point about how DIY pest control isn’t exact since professionals have formulas and chemicals for specific species unlike homemade ones. Thanks for the tips and information, I will be sure to show my sister. c

  8. I think the article makes a really good point about how pest control companies are trained to find the source of the problem. A lot of homeowners who try to DIY their pest problem are only concerned with short-term solutions to the problem. A trained pest control expert can find where the hornets, rats, or whatever pest is coming from around your home and stop it from happening both now and in the future.

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