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Why you need professionals for pest control

And what you’re risking by DIYing the issue

Many homeowners and business owners think that by DIYing their way through a pest problem, they might end up saving a little money on the other side. However, once they see those pesky pests return after a DIY treatment they quickly realize that they should’ve called the professionals on day one. DIY treatments often appear to work in the short term, but pests quickly make a comeback. By calling a professional exterminator as soon as you suspect a pest issue, you can get the problem handled effectively and efficiently. Let’s look at some of the important skills and knowledge that pest professionals can offer as well as review the bugs that require a professional pest control company to intervene. 

What Pest Professionals Offer

Many pest control companies, like AAI Pest Control, have decades of experience in treating homes and businesses. With that experience comes a wide range of knowledge about how pests operate, why they do what they do, and how to effectively control them. For example, the AAI Pest Control team has been in business for more than 30 years and services over 60 cities in California. AAI has seen it all and knows exactly how to treat pests that you may encounter in the Golden State. 

The AAI Pest Control specialists receive ongoing training so that they are well-versed in the latest treatment techniques and trends in the industry. Every exterminator is licensed by the state to ensure customers receive the best possible service every time. In fact, AAI has a service-to-service guarantee, which means you can be confident in their professional pest control services. If anything isn’t to your satisfaction after the first service, we’ll come back and fix it at no charge. We will work with you to find a service plan to meet your budget and your needs. 

What Pests Are Invading Your Home

While you should almost always call the professionals for pest control, there are some pests that absolutely require it. These pests can be dangerous, costly, or simply stubborn to attempt to control on your own.

Termites

Property owners often don’t know they have termites until they go to sell their property. These pesky and persistent pests can cause thousands of dollars in damage relatively undetected. Professional exterminators know the safest and most effective way to rid your home of termites. By using buried bait stations on your property, pest control professionals can draw termites away from your structures, saving you a lot of money.

Rodents

Rats and mice can be just as dangerous as they are damaging to your property. Rodents can quickly infest a property and begin chewing through a variety of materials as well as leaving excrement throughout. Since rats and mice chew through nearly any material, they can cause damage to wiring, insulation, piping, wood, and even metal. Rodents also carry a variety of diseases that can be passed on to humans through direct contact or through their excrement. Since they reproduce rapidly, getting a handle on an infestation quickly is key.

Spiders

While spiders do have some benefits, like eating other bugs, no one wants to deal with a spider infestation. Luckily, most species of spiders don’t harm people, except for the select few that have venomous bites. However, you never want to take a risk by determining what type of spider you have on hand. Professionals can tell you what types of spiders are crawling your property home and provide an effective treatment plan if needed. Spiders tend to hide, so you may not realize you have an infestation without a professional evaluation.

The Dangers of DIY Pest Control

DIY pest control methods can not only be ineffective, but they can also be dangerous. Only trained pest control professionals understand how each specific pest operates and what kind of treatment they respond to. DIYers could be using harmful chemicals during a treatment process that are unnecessary and ineffective. Additionally, many DIY methods simply don’t work and cost more money than it should. For example, the DIY termite control method that uses essential oils. While this method seems safe and relatively low-cost, it can take a while to work which means termites just have more time to eat your wooden structure.
While going it alone may seem simple, it’s far from it. Saving your sanity and peace of mind is more important than a few dollars. If you’ve found yourself with a pest problem, call the professionals at AAI Pest Control immediately. Our team of experts can evaluate your problem and provide a straightforward solution. With more than three decades of pest control experience, our team can handle nearly any problem. Contact us today to learn more.