When you think about controlling pests around your home, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Most people were taught at one point or another about “simple” strategies to keep certain pests out of their homes. When fruit flies show up, you make little traps to catch them. When ants crawl through your kitchen, you spray them with vinegar. If you find a rat crawling around, you go to the store and buy some spring traps to catch them. All of these things are well and good, but are they really the best way to handle pests? We believe that a proactive approach is much better than reacting when pests find their way inside. What might come as a surprise to you is that professional pest control is often cheaper than DIY. Here is why.
There Is No Fix-All Solution To Pests
When it comes to preventing or dealing with pests, there are a lot of methods that exist to do so. Some involve sealing holes in your home’s exterior foundation. Others entail removing debris and clutter from your property. With several dozen strategies out there with each different pest requiring a different approach, it is often difficult to prevent more than one invader at a time. The best thing you can do is apply a laundry list of preventative steps and hope that they keep out as many unwanted visitors as possible. If you have ever tried to do this yourself, you know how much effort it requires.
DIY Isn’t Cheap
DIY pest control can involve a variety of strategies and products. Some DIY is cheap, such as keeping your home clean and avoiding feeding your pets outdoors. Other DIY tactics are expensive, such as essential oils, home repair costs, sound repellants, visual repellants, and traps. The icing on the cake is that no matter how much you spend on DIY fixes, sometimes they don't work. Take essential oils for instance. Although scents like peppermint and eucalyptus deter a wide range of pests, the amount you would need to deter pests year-round would cost you a fortune. The same is true in different degrees for other store-bought “solutions.”
How Professional Pest Control Works
You might not know this, but you do not have access to the same pest control products that professionals do. Many pest control products and equipment require certification to use. Unless you have time and money to take the proper training courses, you will not have access to these needed pest control measures. Even if you could get your hands on professional-grade treatments, we do not recommend you use them as they can be dangerous when used improperly. When applied in the right way, these treatments work wonders to eliminate and deter a wide range of pests. Combine these treatments with a highly trained expert and you will have everything your home needs to combat troublesome pests, year-round.
Why Professional Pest Control Is Cheaper
Reacting to pest problems costs a lot of money, especially when the pests you are reacting to destroy your home, get you sick, or cause other expensive problems. By investing in professional pest control, you protect yourself from all of these threats at one set cost. To design a pest control plan for your home, get the experts at EnSec involved. We will take a look at your situation and get your property the protection it needs.
Call us today to discuss your options and to find your affordable answer to the pests here in Pensacola.