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The Shortcomings of DIY Pest Control: Why Professional Help is Better?

The Shortcomings of DIY Pest Control: Why Professional Help is Better?

Posted by Muzi On 25 Nov, 2023

We've all dealt with pest problems at least once in our lives and nothing is surprising about it anymore. However, it still is a hassle to deal with now just as it used to be earlier. Even though times have changed and DIY solutions are now available for those who do not want to invest in a professional service, the question remains. Are DIY Solutions better and more reliable than professional services? The answer is simple, it isn't! Why? Let's find out!

DIY Pest Control: The Untold Risks

  • Insufficient Equipment:

    Many factors contribute towards the success of an insect control service, one such factor is having sufficient equipment. With the help of the right equipment, one can effectively inspect the property and find out which spots are highly affected or infested with insects. Since these solutions lack the right equipment, it affects the success of DIY solutions.

  • Health Implications:

    DIY solutions use harmful chemicals to eliminate bugs and since they are available to everyone both experienced and inexperienced in insect control, there are many health risks as it involves exposing the user and their family member or pets to harmful chemicals. Additionally, if not used properly, it could be fatal.

  • Lack of Knowledge:

    Another essential factor that determines the success of a DIY solution is having sufficient knowledge regarding insects. A common mistake made by homeowners is misidentifying insects and therefore using the wrong treatment. For instance, using DIY ant repellent for a home termite infestation.

  • Capped Potency:

    The success rate of a DIY solution is capped and can't move beyond it because DIY solutions do not focus on the root cause. They only serve as a temporary solution and do not solve the problem as pests tend to return to the property after the effectiveness has worn off. Therefore, they can't be seen as a long-term solution.

Protech Pest Control's Guarantee

  • Professional Expertise:

    At Protech Pest Control, we have a team of experienced and skilled professionals who use their expertise and abilities along with the latest equipment to provide effective treatments to infestations regardless of what type of insect they may be.

  • Thorough Inspections:

    Conducting a thorough inspection of the property, allows our experts to find and address the root cause of the infestation as well as identify the insects infesting the home. But that's not all, using the latest technology and equipment, they would be able to analyze the intensity of the infestation, property damage and many more factors.

  • Personalised Approach:

    Understanding that every insect and infestation is unique, our experts personalize their approach and strategy as per the requirements and findings of the inspection to provide an effective control treatment.

  • Effective & Safe Solutions:

    At Protech Pest Control, we provide eco-friendly treatments that are just as effective, without compromising the health of the homeowner and other members. Additionally, our experts are trained and knowledgeable in using these treatments effectively to maximize their effectiveness.

  • Peace of Mind:

    When Protech Pest Control comes into the picture, peace of mind is guaranteed as the infected property is now in good and experienced hands. This is prominently absent in DIY solutions as they focus on the user of the DIY solution, to figure out and do all the labor.

  • High Longevity:

    As we mentioned earlier, our experts dig deeper into finding the root cause and eliminating it most effectively. Therefore, one can be sure to enjoy peace of mind from a pest-free home for a long time!


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