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DIY Pest Control Vs Professional Services

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Should I hire a professional pest company or do pest control myself?

One of the most common questions homeowners have about pest control service is if they can do it on their own. The question of Do It Yourself Pest control make sense. Is DIY pest control vs professional pest control service better for you?

You do have choices for pest control services in Sacramento and the surrounding areas.

It is not uncommon to have problems with ants, spiders, earwigs, rats mice and even sometimes cockroaches.

The best answer to your questions about having a professional pest control service we first should look at your needs.

  • Do you have a continuous problem?
  • Have you tried on your own only to have your solution not work?
  • Has the problem gotten worse with time?
  • Is your neighbors pest service pushing the bugs or rodents to your home?
  • Would you rather just let a professional take care of the problems or issues for you?

If you answered yes to at least 3 of these questions you should seriously consider hiring a professional pest control service.

The continuous problem

The Sacramento Valley has a Mediterranean type climate and this contributes to your pest problem.

For some homeowner the pest problem never quite seems to go away no matter what DIY pest control solution you have tried. The material is not the concern whether organic or commercial. The ants, spiders, earwigs, rats, mice or even cockroaches never quite seem to go away. There can be an unsettling feeling with constant pest problems.

You have tried on your own:

Pesticides are one item where the label really needs to be followed. Its not uncommon for homeowners to tell is they have bought all sorts of materials only to have them not work. A pest control technician is licensed to mix the materials or chemicals and are taught to follow the label law.

Once the materials have been mixed then the possible left overs may have to be stored or destroyed. One of the biggest challenges is storing the material the correct way. Once stored you do have to worry about the shelf life and proper labeling.

Last of all is the active ingredient issue. Some active ingredients do not interact well with others. Sometimes homeowners do not follow the label and mix materials that can cancel each other out.

This canceling out of materials means that the mix of supplies is essential rendered useless. Once you have the mix the question now becomes how do you legally dispose of it??

Does the problem get worse after your efforts?

Lest say for a moment you have tried to take care of your pest control problem on your own. The DYI pest control solution sometimes creates more of a problem for homeowners.

You end up chasing the pest from one side of your home to the other side of the home.

It seems the challenges become more frustrating over time and then the trip to the store to get even more materials. Now you not just have to store the mixed materials, you have to store the concentrated materials.

It could be the neighbors:

If you are the only home on the block that doesn’t have pest control you could be the easy choice for repelled pests.  The pests are chased from their home to your home.

The neighbors could also be neglecting their yards, trees and rubbish.

You are the easy target at this point since there is no protection at your property.

Could DIY pest control be better that professional services?

The choice is really up to you. We do offer easy solutions to your pest control needs.

All of our technicians are Back Ground checked, Drug Tested and Continuously Trained. 

Your technician will show up in a company vehicle, wearing a uniform and will be able to help you with your pest problem.

The Bell Family believes in “Old School Service” from all employees.

Yes, we do have great pest control specials!

Right now is the best time to get your home pest control or commercial pest control problem under control. You can call the office and ask for the current special and your concerns will get sorted out.

Its really easy to get started just call (916) 252-4703 and let the friendly office staff know you are looking for the current special. On the off chance the phone is not answered could you leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible

Contact us to schedule your complimentary inspection, and we’ll provide you with a free estimate for our services.