For those who want to make a productive use of their free time while saving as much as a few hundred dollars at the same time, DIY projects seem quite interesting. While DIY does help you save money, the saving doesn’t necessarily translate into value. Particularly, jobs that require professional expertise and understanding are, in most cases, jobs better left for the professional. Interestingly enough, pest control falls in the category of such jobs.
There may be hundreds of vendors selling lucrative DIY pest control kits telling you how easy it is to become a pest exterminator for your own home. However, they are not telling you everything you need to know, or providing a products that will actually solve your pest control issue for good. So, before you invest in those pest control kits and equipment, its best to educate yourself and go for a decision that promises long term pest solutions. Here is the information you need to help steer you in the right direction.
Importance of Identifying Pests
According to a study conducted by Utah State University, there are hundreds of urban pest species lurking around your home. These species can be categorized in various types, with each having its own risks and relevant methods of control and prevention. (Source – Utah State University) There is no ‘kill-all’ solutionwhen it comes to DIY pest control products. Effective pest extermination requires identification and understanding of what exactly you are dealing with. This is something only a certified pest control expert is able to offer. From chemicals to equipment and from procedure to precaution everything changes according to the type of pest being dealt with.
Experience, Certification, Insurance Equipment & Guarantees
Pest control professionals are equipped with a large variety of pest control products and equipment that enable them to effectively exterminate pests. Their experience and know-how enables them to do the job much more effectively than DIY methods and as they know exactly what works and what doesn’t in any given situation (given that they are experienced). However, there are many pest control exterminators out there who claim to know what they are doing, just because they have a truck with a pest control sign on it, but in reality they are new to the pest extermination industry and are only after your money. This is why it is important to choose a reputable, experienced, certified, insured, and licensed pest control professional with a guarantee that will ensure they do the job right or your money back. One such pest control professional is Pestend Pest control Toronto. Do a Google search in your city for pest control and have a look at some of the companies that come up. Compare their services to Pestend Pest Control and make your decision based on the number of years they have been in business, their customer reviews, their guarantees, certifications, the extent of their services and not only based on their price. As with any other services, you get what you pay for!
Compliance and Eco-Friendliness
A certified pest exterminator company must comply with EPA guidelines for environmental safety. Unlike the harsh chemicals found in DIY kits, these professionals use products that contain the least amount of environment endangering agents. They are trained and experienced professionals who know how to read labels and choose the right product. Besides they are well-equipped with the knowledge and technology to get the job done with the least amount of chemicals used. This is what brings us to the next point. Some pest control companies go to the extend of being certified by the ministry of environment, which enables them not only to become better at being more eco-friendly but also helps them appeal to the growing eco-conscious consumers they serve. When looking for a pest control exterminator in your area always choose one that displays some sort of certification or focus on an eco-friendly pest control approach. Pestend Pest Control Toronto is a great example of a pest control company that utilizes an eco-friendly pest control approach. They are certified by the ministry of environment and are also fully insured, licensed and bonded.
Safer Application & Procedure
Speaking of safety, pesticides can be harmful for the environment as well as humans and animals. After all, these chemicals are created to kill living creatures, even though they are so tiny, some are very resilient and tough. If applied excessively and unprofessionally, the after effects can keep you at risk for even months after the pest extermination process. Professional equipment and technology used by professional pest exterminators is designed to reduce the amount of pesticides used without hindering the effectiveness. Also, they are well aware of problem areas as well as least affected areas and can manage the application accordingly.
Monitoring and Prevention
The best thing about hiring a professional pest control company is that you can get a whole bundle of service for an all-inclusive flat price. There job doesn’t stop at extermination of existing pest. They actually offer value-added service to prevent reoccurrence of pests in the future. They will analyze the problem till its root and eradicate the main cause of infestation. Therefore, for just a few extra dollars, you can get a full service pest control specialist that will give you a lifetime of peace of mind. If there are any other unnoticed pest issues you have, the pest exterminator will be able to bring this to your attention and offer a viable solution to a potential problem in the future.
In conclusion, hiring a pest control professional is safer and offers value-yielding options that will save you time and trouble of being pestered by the issue in the future.
Infestation! Roaches, Bedbugs, Ants, and Other Insect Invaders, Sharon L. Reith
Urban Insects and Arachnids: A Handbook of Urban Entomology, William H. Robinson