But think about it. Are the DIY offers not too good to believe? A quick spray and ants are gone. Like that!
Do you know that ants can reach up to 50,000 in their colony? Now, how can a single spray on your wall be the ultimate solution?
In essence, DIY pest control doesn’t work. Besides ineffectiveness, DIY also attracts some danger. This article contains detailed information on some of them.
Have a look!
3 Dangers Of DIY Pest Control Treatments
DIY Pest Control Can Cause Potential Health Risks
Depending on the DIY pest management techniques you applied, various health risks abound. Let’s take physical control first.
For example, say you wanted to remove the nests of hornets. You climb your ladder with a stick to cut the flying insects down.
However, what you don’t know is that hornets are aggressive insects that defend their homes. In defense, this pest will sting you.
Unfortunately, a concentrated hornet sting could send you into shock. Say you escaped, how about your harmless pets or kids inside the house?
Another approach is mechanical control – the use of traps. This pest management aid has the most direct report of injury. How so?
You are no pro. As such, the chances that you will injure your hands while adjusting the traps are high. Unfortunately, that could cost you a fortune in treating wounds. Worse: you could even lose your fingers.
How about the use of bait and pesticides?
Baits and pesticides are equally unsafe. How so?
For a start, pets and kids are at the risk of playing with the bait meant for pests. Also, pesticides are just as dangerous. These aids contain chemicals that could affect the normal functioning of your body systems.
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DIY Pest Control Can Damage To Your Properties
Just as you are liable to personal risk with DIY pest control, your properties also face damage risk. How?
Let’s start with the hornet you tried to chase. Do you know these insects won’t leave? Instead, they would move their nest high up to your roof where you can’t easily reach.
Now, the issue with that is structural damage to your roof. Because of these hornets activity, you might experience issues such as leaks and even mold infestation.
For mechanical pest control: the rats would avoid your traps and move to new areas. Worse: they would dig holes inside the walls of your house.
Lastly, your pesticides on termites without a wholesome method will bring your properties harm. If you don’t remove the queen of these insects, they will come back to damage your furniture and the support fixtures of your home.
You’d Eventually Spend More Money on Pest Treatments
Now you nurse injuries, and your home faces imminent repair. On top of all that, even the pest control aid you used didn’t work.
In essence, you will spend the money you had so wanted to manage. Now, the costs of repairs and medical bills would even be more than if you had hired a professional pest removal company.
So, what do you think? Would you gamble your health, property, and money on risky DIY means?
You shouldn’t! Instead, hire a professional pest control company to help you.
Jason Tan is a professional pest exterminator with 15 years of experience. He enjoys sharing his knowledge on pest control to help homeowners and business owners to get rid of their pest problems.