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DIY vs. Professional Pest Control

Do you find yourself in need of pest control services but think they are too expensive? Even though you might think that doing it yourself is cheaper, it can result in more expenses later. Let’s take a look at the comparison between DIY and professional pest control services.

DIY Pest Control

  • Limited expertise: Homeowners will often lack the knowledge of removing pests, resulting in incomplete treatment.

  • Safety concerns: Pests can pose safety risks to people and pets if the right protective steps aren’t taken.

  • Inability to handle complex problems: Severe pest infestations may require special equipment or knowledge.

  • Less effective products: DIY pest control products typically aren’t as effective or as strong as professional grade products.


Collection of bug spray cans used by homeowners.
A lot of time and money can be wasted with DIY pest control efforts.

Professional Pest Control

  • Expertise and expenses: Pest control technicians have a lot of training and experience that makes them capable of effectively getting rid of pests.

  • Tailored solutions: Professionals can give customized solutions to the problem at hand.

  • Integrated pest management (IPM): Professionals are able to take advantage of IPM approaches, which combines multiple control methods.

  • Convenience: Professional pest control technicians can handle the entire process of eliminating pests on their own, letting you sit back and relax.


Technician looking for bugs/pests under the stove.
Expertise and experience makes professional pest control a cost-effective solution.

Professional pest control services may require upfront costs and payments, but they also provide long term solutions to problems that may have not been resolved if DIY pest control was used. Bottom line … Professional pest control is more effective, saves you money, and is less stressful.

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