It can be tempting, when you see a mouse in your home or bedbugs giving you problems every night, to pick up some pesticide at the supermarket and get to work. However, do-it-yourself methods can be not only a waste of time, they can be dangerous!
Pest Busters is a leading pest control company on a mission to highlight why hiring a professional is a better bet than trying a DIY job when it comes to pest control. Here are their top 5 reasons why professional methods beat DIY ‘shortcuts’ every time:
- Risks to you and your loved ones
Mixing toxic pest control chemicals together is something you really don’t want to do without professional experience and training. Sadly, every year thousands of children are hospitalised after accidental ingestion/inhalation of store-bought pesticides.
By going down a DIY route for pest control, you risk using harmful chemicals, poisons or traps around your home. This can put your children or pets at risk from serious harm, so it’s best to leave it to the professionals like Pest Busters to keep your home pest-free and your family safe.
- Inhumane methods
DIY pest control methods can be incredibly inhumane. In fact, store-bought poisons that target mice and rats can cause extreme, prolonged suffering. Despite this fact, more than 300 of these inhumane products are currently authorised for sale to non-professional users in Britain.
What’s more, the Humane Society International/UK conducted a survey that revealed that at 26 UK stores, householders were given “no or insufficient warning of the risks involved in applying rodenticides”.
- Collateral damage
It’s a lesser-known fact that a lot of store-bought pest control products pose harm to young children, small animals, and other non-target species.
In Britain, professional pest controllers know that rodenticides should only be used as a last resort when all other methods have failed. By using the least amount of pesticide or hiring pest control professionals who can use safer chemicals that act faster and break down quickly after application, you can prevent any collateral damage from occurring.
- A waste of time and money
If you, like many homeowners, opt for DIY pest control methods thinking you’ll save money, you’d be making a mistake!
Generally speaking, DIY methods mean you’re wasting precious time and money because they simply can’t offer the same level of service and effectiveness as a professional pest controller service would. This means that after using DIY pest control methods, there’s a good chance your property will be overrun with pests again in no time and you’ll have to hire a professional anyway.
- Property damage
Our homes are valuable assets, so it’s vital that we take good care of them. This being said, many people don’t realize that the incorrect application and excessive use of store-bought pesticides can actually damage walls, wires, cables, and furniture in our homes – and some DIY pest control methods can also result in serious damage to the property itself!
Also, it’s worth noting that it’s not just the inside of your home that’s at risk! DIY pesticides can also contaminate your water tanks and soil if improperly used, causing long-lasting effects.
Pest Busters can help you safely get rid of any unwanted guests with their affordable, professional services, so get in touch with the team today!
Pest Busters is a family-led business offering high-quality environmental services such as professional pest control services. The parent company is The Busters Group, and the sister company Total Bird Control.
For more information, please visit https://www.pest-busters.co.uk/.
Birmingham based pest control services serving the Midlands & the pest control services UK nationwide, we will get rid of any pest, or pests, in any home or commercial property.
Contact Pest Busters (Midlands) LtdHighfield Farm, Middle Lane
West Midlands B38 0DX
08000 35 1000