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DIY Pest Control Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Do-it-yourself (DIY) projects are great to do around the house. That is if you are putting in a garden or doing some small renovations. There are times, however, where doing it yourself is asking for trouble.

The most obvious DIY no-no is, of course, doing your own electrical work. Unless you are a licenced electrician not only is this a great way to get yourself electrocuted, but it’s a great way to make sure that your insurance won’t cover any potential damage.

You might see a lot of products on the market that would like to give you the idea that doing your own pest control is as easy as buying some pre-packaged product that looks like a pro sprayer and putting a “barrier” around your house from cartoon bugs.

The fact of the matter is, this could blow up in your face worse than a homemade alcohol still, another thing that’s not advised.

So, what are the most common areas that folks go wrong when doing DIY pest control? Let’s share!

Driving pests deeper into the house

One of the great benefits of having a professional pest control expert come to your house is that they know the area. For instance, they know all the biggest and some of the smallest pests bugging the Sunshine Coast. They also know the hiding places that pests like to hide.

When you buy an over the counter pest control product people mostly put them where they see the pest. While it might stop the pest from appearing there it could drive the insects or rodents deeper into the house where they can do more damage.

Chemicals are serious business

The professionals know what they are doing, they have studied their treatments, they apply them day in and day out, and they have the top safety equipment. They know the correct amounts to use and the ideal application methods in order to have the desired effect while staying safe. If you spray a tonne of store bough insect spray around your home haphazardly, this could get dangerous. Not to mention the storage of such chemicals around your home.

If you have a pest problem, it’s always wise to leave it to the professionals. Little Critters Pest Control will make sure that the job is done, and the pests are gone. Contact us today.