Common “Do It Yourself” Pest Control Problems

What NOT to do in DIY Pest Control

A number of homeowners here in Palm Beach County have tried to manage their own pest control, which can often lead to a disaster waiting to happen. Many “do it yourself pest control” projects in Tampa and surrounding areas can cause more problems than a person started out with. Eradicating pests can be difficult, but with the right help, it can turn into a cinch.

There are several things that can go wrong with DIY pest control, which is why it’s best to hire professional pest services in Palm Beach County. Here are some common pest control mistakes that can be avoided by hiring a professional from Guarantee Floridian:

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Failing to Know the Pest

When you are treating a pest, one of the most common mistakes is failing to understand which pest you are treating. Each pest needs a different treatment approach because many will not respond to common pesticides sold in stores. Always identify the pest before you start spraying your yard with generic insecticides.

Treating the Symptoms, Not the Problem

Another common problem we see is when people only treat the symptoms and not the root cause of the pest problem. Simply setting up a mouse trap doesn’t stop additional mice from showing up. Look for ways to treat the underlying root causes of the pests in your home instead of just treating the symptoms.

Spraying Toxic Chemicals

When dealing with toxic chemicals, it is best to hire pest services in Palm Beach County. Certain pesticides and insecticides are dangerous for small children and pets. Always read the instructions of toxic chemicals before you start blindly spraying them in your home and around your yard.

Treating At the Wrong Time

The worst thing people do is spray after they notice an infestation of bees, mosquitoes, and other pests. If you really want to keep these pests away, start treatment when the pests are in their hatching stages. Hiring an exterminator from Guarantee Floridian is a great way to ensure you are going to treat the pests when they are in their most vulnerable stage.

Failing to Ask for Help

Some pests simply need the intervention of a professional exterminator. For example, trying to get rid of a beehive using “do it yourself pest control” can land you in the hospital with severe stings all over your body. Be smart and hire a professional when the task seems unsafe or too large to handle on your own.

Spending Too Much Money on Treatments

Far too many homeowners try to handle pest control on their own, and often end up wasting hundreds or even thousands of dollars on traps, pesticides, insecticides, and other treatments. Pest control is something that most people learn through trial and error. The best way to ensure you are saving money and actually treating the root cause is to hire a professional exterminator.

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