It’s tempting to want to empty a can of bug spray when you see a cockroach in the kitchen or run to the store and stock up on ant traps when you can’t leave a grain of rice on the counter without an army of ants swarming it.
But there are dangers to using pest control products at home for pest infestations. Not only can the chemicals in them be dangerous for ourselves and our families, but they can also be ineffective. Oftentimes, you’re just spraying your money away.
So, what is one to do about controlling pests? You call in the experts for a professional treatment plan, of course.
Here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t try to remove pests from your property on your own.
Reasons Not to DIY Your Pest Control Solutions
1. It Probably Won’t Work
Pest control involves eradicating bugs and rodents not only in our homes, but in their homes, too. It’s important to find the source of the infestation and deal with it there.
Then, there’s the matter of using the right mix of chemicals—and ones that are strong enough at that. Laying a few traps around the house is probably not going to make a real difference. Insects are seasonal, meaning that you likely need to employ the same methods for a few seasons in a row to really make a difference to your pest infestation.
Finally, the entire life cycle of the pest needs to be taken into account: different chemicals control bugs at different stages of their development. Your standard shop-bought bug spray likely isn’t going to have the impact you need on all stages of the life cycle.
2. It’s Dangerous
Dangerous chemicals aren’t something to play with. Using sprays in the home can affect the air quality indoors—and you’re breathing that in. That also means it’s bad for the environment, being a hazard to birds, plants, and other insects that you don’t want to harm, like bees.
You could also have an accident if you don’t handle the toxic chemicals you use the way they’re meant to. Think of using a fumigation canister in your home—you could set it off and not get out of the house quick enough.
Or you could misuse it and the can could explode. These scenarios could lead to serious consequences. Plus, it can harm your family and pets. Children and pet exposure to chemicals is a real hazard, especially if you’re not using or storing them properly.
In the below video, toxic fumigation materials misused by a fake professional pest controller caused the death of innocents living nearby. This is why it is important not to apply DIY pest control methods without a qualified professional.
3. It’s Likely to Cost You More Time and Money
People often don’t want to call in pest control experts due to the assumed costs involved for an expert pest control service. But if you think about all the money you spend on various pest control methods, it can cost a fortune. There’s a good chance that you’ll apply the wrong products—using bait when you should be using spray, for example. In fact, it might cost more money and time than it would to hire a professional exterminator.
It just makes sense to call in an expert who has the special equipment, knowledge, and expertise required to stop pests in their tracks.
Reasons to Use a Professional Pest Control Team
It’s important to work with professional pest control technicians who are qualified, certified, and experienced. Licensed pest control companies are safer than getting pest treatments from someone who can’t prove their qualifications. At Mostert, all our pest control specialists are qualified and experienced, so you can rest assured your family and property are in good hands.
1. It’s Convenient
At Mostert, we work Mondays to Saturdays, which makes it easy for us to fit around your schedule. We know you’re busy, so we will assist you when it’s convenient for you.
2. It’s Safer
You can rest easy knowing that you’re not unnecessarily exposing your family and pets to dangerous chemicals. Our experts know what they’re doing through years of experience. They are trained to handle all sorts of chemicals in ways that affect the inhabitants of your home or workplace.
3. It’s More Affordable
We offer free callouts for all our jobs and provide a cost-effective service no matter what pests we’re eradicating.
4. It’s Timesaving
We conduct a thorough inspection of your premises to find the source of the infestation, finding a solution that has an effect immediately and over the long term. We also provide regular services, such as seasonal pest control, so you’re not stuck trying every type of pest eradication method you can find with no results.
5. It can Prevent Property Damage
We all know bugs like termites can cause untold damage to walls, doors, and other parts of your home or business. Resolving the issue quickly means you can prevent further damage to your property.
Call in a Professional Pest Control Team
At Mostert Pest Control, we eradicate all common pests with the utmost professionalism, including ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, crickets, fleas, moles, mosquitoes, rodents, spiders, termites, and wood borers. We also offer safe removal of cats and snakes, and provide preventative measures for bats. If you have pest issues or are concerned about a pest invasion can contact us today for a free quote. We operate throughout South Africa and Mozambique.