Brooklyn for Pets

Is It Really Better To Do Your Own Pest Control

Types of Infestation

As many of you are well aware there are numerous kinds of pest infestation that homeowners mainly deal with. The most common are bed bug issues or issues involving rodents, roaches, flies, ants, bees and quite a few other creepy crawlers that invade your home. However, when it comes down to whether you should contact a professional pest control company or simply do your own pest control we want you to focus on the specific type and severity of infestation. Let me explain. If you have discovered an infestation of bees on your property it would not be a good idea at all to do your own pest control in this instance unless you are a glutton for punishment or have some type of sadomasochistic desire to be stung repeatedly and often.

On the other hand if you go into your kitchen, bathroom or bedroom and you notice things like pest droppings, holes in your garbage bags or loaves of bread it is pretty easy to ascertain that you have a rodent issue. There would be absolutely no need whatsoever to contact an exterminator when you can simply do your own pest control by cleaning the home thoroughly, removing their food source and using pro grade pest control products to eradicate them. We find that would be a better option even if you are required to repeat that process.

Costs

Now let’s address the second and I believe the most important category. In case you all didn’t know pest control services can be extremely pricey. This is why doing your own pest control should always be something that you all seriously consider. In fact allow me to reveal an embarrassing personal story to illustrate that point. A few years ago I took a trip to Miami FL in order to have a little R&R and celebrate my birthday. Unfortunately, instead of following my first mind and booking an airline ticket I decided to travel by Greyhound bus in order to save a few dollars. When I returned home a week later and got settled in I unpacked my carry-on bag while leaning over my bed and discovered a bug on my tube socks. Guess what folks? It was in fact a bed bug!! Somehow during my trip one of the most subtle and sneaky hitchhiker’s in the insect world made its way into my carry-on bag and decided to join me on my vacation and returned home with me. Of course being as knowledgeable as I am I took my clothing and tossed them in the dryer. Why? Because beg bugs cannot survive in 120 degree heat.

Now here is the mistake that I made that cost me dearly. Instead of ordering some outstanding pro grade products in order to do my own pest control I just tossed out my carry-on bag examined my mattress and dry heated my clothing. I thought that initially that would be enough. I was wrong everyone. A few weeks later I noticed bite marks on various parts of my body and when I removed the bedding on my mattress and looked in the seam of the mattress I was confronted with an all-out bed bug infestation. What could have initially only cost me a couple of hundred bucks ended up damaging my wallet to the tune of $1500. Why you may ask? Because the infestation was not confined just to my bedroom at that point. Bed bugs had to be removed from the living room furniture and just to be safe two more rooms in my home were treated for bed bugs and I also tossed out a lot of clothing altogether. So there you have it folks… It really is better to do your own pest control and save yourself a lot money. We absolutely believe that the time spent doing it yourself is well worth it unless you really do prefer wasting your money.