Why DIY Pest Control Doesn’t Work

DIY Pest Control might seem like a good way to save money, but it sacrifices the expertise and precision that a professional pest control technician brings. Learn why DIY Pest Control doesn’t work with PURCOR Pest Solutions.
A group of ants stands in the middle of a DIY sugar trap.

No matter where you’re from, you’ve almost certainly experienced some sort of pest finding its way into your home or business. Whether you’re dealing with spiders, ants, rodents, or one of the many other common indoor invaders, it seems almost impossible to keep them from finding their way inside.

Even worse, once they make it in, it seems like any attempts you can make to drive pests out are temporarily effective at best. It definitely feels good to squash a cockroach or whack a mosquito when you see it, but when it really comes down to how to get rid of pests, DIY methods typically come up short.

If you want to get rid of pests once and for all, you need to invest in professional pest control services like the ones offered by PURCOR Pest Solutions. We offer proven treatments for both residential pest control and commercial pest control that are far more effective than any at-home remedies you can come up with yourself.

Not convinced? Here are a few reasons why DIY pest control doesn’t work.

It’s Hard To Identify Your Problem

Most of the time, it’s easy to tell when you have a pest problem. What can be challenging, however, is figuring out exactly how big of an issue you’ve got. Mice, ants, and many other pests like to hide in areas you can’t get to, like behind the fridge or inside the walls. From here, they nest and rapidly repopulate out of sight, making the issue worse before you can do anything in response.

There are some cheap insect sprays and treatments you can use to fight back, but unless you’re regularly reapplying in all the right areas, these can only do so much. Setting traps or bait stations can also help, but unless you know where all of your pests are coming from, you’ll only be able to stop some of them. PURCOR Pest Solutions’ expert treatments target all the hard-to-reach areas where pests are found and work to drive them out once and for all.

Several mosquitoes lay caught on a sticky trap inside a potted houseplant.

It Can Be More Expensive (in the Long Run)

As is typically the case with things around the house, you may think it’s cheaper to try and eliminate your pest problem yourself rather than paying an expert. It’s a great idea in theory, but it often leads to more issues down the road. If you’re only dealing with a few fruit flies or a line of marching ants, you might be able to get away with using a store-bought product. However, for something more serious, like termites or rodents, you’re much better off calling the experts.

While professional pest control treatments may cost you more up front, they’re going to do a much more thorough job and will require far less attention down the road. Any money you save will just be spent on additional pesticides and traps you have to buy, not to mention the potential cost of repairing damage done by termites and other pests you may not eliminate.

A mouse hiding underneath a piece of wood

It Won’t Solve the Problem

If this is your first time dealing with an invasion of creepy crawlies, you’re likely wondering: How effective is store-bought pest control? Is it worth it to buy DIY pest control treatments, or are you better off letting the pros handle it?

If you want your problem taken care of for good, DIY methods pale in comparison to the effectiveness of professional treatment. Store-bought products are weaker and don’t last as long as what we use, and unless you really know what you’re doing, you always run the risk of buying something intended for the wrong pest(s). You also won’t be able to match the expert application skills of our technicians, who know how to utilize our products in ways that come only with years of experience.

In addition to the money it can save you in the long term, investing in professional pest control will guarantee the long-term security and well-being of your home or business. As the seasons change, PURCOR Pest Control will routinely return to help fight back against whatever pests emerge with the changing temperatures. And to make sure you’re satisfied, we offer complimentary re-treatments between paid visits if your problems return.

Invest in Professional Pest Control With PURCOR Pest Solutions

If you want to invest in treatments you can feel good about, get in touch with PURCOR Pest Solutions. PURCOR uses an Integrated Pest Management approach, which means that pest control methods involve identifying and eliminating the cause of pest infestations, and only applying chemical treatments when necessary. Our products are applied in a way that keeps your family, pets, and the environment in mind, so you don’t have to worry. Plus, our quarterly services are guaranteed to keep away the pests causing you stress, otherwise we’ll come back for a free retreatment. Save yourself the trouble of wondering how to DIY pest control safely and get professional assistance you can trust with PURCOR Pest Solutions.

If your home or business has been invaded by one or more common pests, don’t fight back alone. Send in the pros at PURCOR Pest Control to take care of your bug, rodent, or other pest problem once and for all. Give us a call or contact us online to get started today!

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