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.

Guarantee

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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20 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.

  9. With the cold weather upon us, I know there are going to be more and more critters trying to get into my warm home. I like how you mentioned that the professionals are trained on using special chemicals and can get better coverage. With my two dogs, it is important that it is done right to avoid unnecessary spraying.

  10. Megan says:

    My husband is researching ways to control the ticks in our trees. He has looked at some DIY pest control solutions. I am going to speak to him about how hiring a professional might be better.

  11. Derek Dewitt says:

    My wife and I have started noticing a lot of bugs and roaches in our home so we’ve been thinking about hiring a pest control company soon. I had no idea that cockroaches could carry diseases like E. coli and salmonella. I don’t want the kids to get sick so the sooner they are gone the better. Thanks for sharing!

  12. I like that you mentioned the fact that pest control companies usually include a guarantee. That was actually the selling factor for me when I hired a pest control company to get rid of mosquitoes in the summer. If they’ll guarantee their work and save me the time (and money) I’d spend doing it myself, I’m there.

  13. My brother is thinking about getting a pest control service to come to his home. I think this is a great idea and even more so if the professionals are more likely to find the source of the problem. This will help get rid of the problem quickly.

  14. Thanks for your comment about how hiring a professional is a better idea than doing it yourself because they know how to handle dangerous chemicals. I like how you said that they have access to better and more powerful chemicals as well. My husband and I have found rats in our attic, and we are looking into pest control services to get rid of them in a safe way.

  15. I appreciate how you mentioned damages to your home will be avoided if you hire a pest control company. If I needed pest control in our house, I would definitely go this route. I wouldn’t want any further damage to happen with the things in the house. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Deb Pearl says:

    I have been spraying my house with some store bought bug spray, and it says it is supposed to last months, but then about a month later I see more unwanted guests in my home. That is true that a pest control company would know the best way how to get rid of the certain pests that we are dealing with, and would have the right chemicals to do so. I should probably hire a professional! Thank you for the information!

  17. Mark Finch says:

    Thank you for your article about why I should hire a professional pest control company. I like it that you talked about how professionals take the time to identify the pests. I know that there are a lot of DIY solutions to pest problems but none of them are an exact science, like what you said. I started noticing evidence of termites in my shed, and I think looking for professional help will be the best way for me to deal with the problem.

  18. I really like that pest control companies locate the source of the infestation! I’ve been getting rid of lots of different pests here and there, but they just keep on coming back. Having a professional pest control company come and get rid of the source would make my life much easier!

  19. Joy Butler says:

    Our house is plagued by sugar ants and it’s getting on my nerves how they just keep on coming no matter what ant bait I use. I find it good that professionals would know how to and what chemicals to use for specific situations. I’ve been worrying that the ant baits I use could contaminate our food, or worse, have my kids play with it and ingest it.

  20. Steele Honda 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. 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 which I will have no idea where to put!

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