Most people attempt to handle their pest problems on their own. Most people are not very good at it. Most people try to handle pest problems themselves because they are unaware of the advances in the service industries and particularly in the pest control industry. Memories of the bad smelling, ineffective bug man keep “do it yourselvers” struggling with their pest problems when in fact today’s PCO is quicker, cleaner,Houston Snakes safer, more convenient, more effective, and less detrimental to the environment than all but the very best “do it yourselver”.
An assortment of regulators and licensing requirements have, over the years improved the pest control industry in general. Competition and advancing chemical technologies have done even more to clean up and make safe and effective pest control techniques and technicians.
Odds are if a housewife asks her husband to do something about the big roaches ( famous in the Houston area) and she calls a pest control company on the same day, the pest control pro will be much quicker to respond. The professional is also going to get much faster results because of his greater knowledge, experience, and better equipment and chemicals.
A homeowner will forgive himself for making a mess, tracking in dirt, putting pesticide in the wrong place, or failing to achieve results. A pest control technician’s boss will not be so forgiving of the tech. The company owners, management and employees know that they simply cannot make these mistakes and are responsible to correct them if they do.
The pesticides available to the professional today are in fact quite a bit better than over the counter products. They are designed to be used in the residential environment by professionals. Most have little or no odor and extremely low toxicity. A knowledgeable pesticide applicator will not be tempted to use concentrations and amounts of pesticide greater than what is called for( the most common DIY mistake ). He will know where the pesticides should be applied based on his superior knowledge of the target pest and therefore avoid treating areas that don’t need it. He will also be able to inform the customer of ways to prevent pest that don’t involve any pesticide use.
The DIY, after wading through the huge amount of misinformation and sales pitches, must then guess what product to use, go buy it ( along with whatever is needed to apply it ), apply it, and then wait to see if it works. One phone call, and usually less money, will get a pest pro to do the job and guarantee the results.