As a homeowner, it can be tempting to try and do-it-yourself for every home improvement project. While we here at Critter and Pest Defense applaud your brave attitude, we ask you to re-think this when it comes to pest control. Over the counter pest controls have not only proven to be ineffective, they can also sometimes make the problem worse, and can cancel out the effectiveness of professional pest control treatments. Here are just a few reasons that you should consider ditching your over-the-counter pest control sprays for a professional pest control assessment and treatment.
We know what you’re dealing with. Some homeowners who know they have an infestation of some sort may run out to the home improvement store and purchase a generic over-the-counter ‘pest spray’ for the home. Using a product that’s meant to kill a different kind of pest than what you’re dealing with is ineffective and brings unneeded chemicals into the home that won’t help with the problem. When you hire a professional Orlando pest control company like Critter and Pest Defense, we can specifically identify the pest problem you’re dealing with.
We choose the right product. If you choose the wrong over-the-counter pest control product for your situation, you could make the infestation even worse. If the pest control product you use isn’t strong enough to actually kill the pests, they can sometimes develop immunity to the product itself. While you think you’re helping by spraying more over-the-counter pest control product, you’re actually making the situation worse. The pests will be able to live and reproduce even while you’re applying product. When you hire a professional pest control company like Critter and Pest Defense, you can rest assured that while the products we use are safe for your family, they’re strong and effective at killing the pest infestation in your home.
We get it right the first time. As a homeowner with a do-it-yourself attitude, you may think it would be harmless to first try over-the-counter pest control and if it doesn’t work, call in the experts. However, in a pest control situation, this isn’t the best way to handle things. The chemicals that you apply in an over-the-counter pest control method may counteract the professional pest control treatments that a company applies later. At Critter and Pest Defense, we’re always able to stop an infestation. However, it may take us multiple tries with different products if there’s already an over-the-counter treatment counteracting our method. It’s best to start off by contacting a professional pest control company first.
If you’re dealing with a pest issue, don’t waste time and money on over-the-counter treatments that could make it worse. Give Critter & Pest Defense a call today!