6 Reasons to Avoid DIY Pest Control

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When we find pests in our house or business, our first thought is to get rid of them as quickly as possible. Running to your local hardware or home store to take care of the job yourself may seem like the cheapest and quickest solution. However, DIY pest control often can cause more problems than it solves. Before your pesky pests become permanent residents in your home, your pest control professionals in Nashville at Ameri Care Services to protect your home from pests today.

6 Reasons why DIY pest control isn’t the answer to your pest problems

Reason 1: The problem is not what you expected

By the time you’ve spotted pests in your home, chances are that you’re dealing with a full-blown infestation and the problem is already beyond your control. Many pests are skilled at hiding and may only be discovered after having a well-established nest or causing substantial damage to your home, or both. Professional pest control specialists in Murfreesboro will be able to evaluate your home and identify signs of unnoticed pests.

Reason 2: Utilizing the wrong solution

It’s easy to walk into a store and buy bug spray, traps or bait to deal with pests such as mosquitoes in Mt. Juliet or roaches in Nashville. However, if you’re not educated in pest control, you’ll likely not know which product to use, or how to use it. Many of these store-bought products also can be harmful to children and pets. The better choice? Contact the experts at Ameri Care. We use pest control treatments that are more powerful than anything available in stores.

Reason 3: Environmental risks

Your family pets aren’t the only ones at risk from DIY pest control. Outdoor DIY products may affect plants, birds, animals and insects like bees and butterflies that pose no threat to your home. Pesticides used without proper knowledge can make their way into the water, potentially causing harm to your community. Yet another reason that pesticide applications, and pest control, should be left to the professionals.

Reason 4: Chemical Exposure

If pest control products are not handled properly, the chemicals used in those products may put yourself and your family at risk of toxic exposure and poisoning. By contrast, working with an experienced pest control professional will ensure that the chemicals are applied safely. We also work with the proper equipment and tools to handle these products and chemicals.

Reason 5: Financial Waste

Without the proper product knowledge, you will likely buy the wrong products, use the wrong solutions, or fail to get to the root of your pest problem. This is a costly endeavor you should avoid. When pests like termites are not dealt with promptly and correctly, they can cause extensive damage to your property that costs thousands of dollars. You’ll end up spending more to replace walls, windows, or doors than if you had hired a professional from the start.

Reason 6: Additional property damage

When traps, pesticides and other DIY solutions are used incorrectly, they can cause more damage. Harsh spray chemicals can damage your paint, wallpaper or other surfaces. You may also end up ruining that lush green yard you’ve maintained, or making your pet or child sick. Using inadequate treatment will only deter pests for short periods of time, and encourage them to make additional nests or colonies in other areas of your property.

Pest Control Services in Nashville and Murfreesboro in Tennessee

If you’re experiencing a pest problem, don’t waste what’s in your wallet. Instead, trust the professionals at Ameri Care Services. Give us a  call today at (615) 893-7111 or visit us online to schedule your free evaluation today!