Why DIY Pest Control Is Never a Good Idea

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When you notice any type of pests in your home, one of the first things you do is to head for the nearest hardware store or supermarket and pick up some insecticide or pesticide sprays, powders or some baits etc. You spread these or spray them as per the instructions on the packaging and hope for the best. In most instances, you will notice that there will be an improvement and the rats, cockroaches, mice, spiders or bed bugs that you had noticed, have either reduced or vanished altogether; and that obviously makes you happy.

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Why DIY Pest Control Doesn’t Always Work

However the fact is that this nothing but a temporary reaction; and these chemicals do take effect, but only for a short period of time. Before long you notice that the pests are back with a bang. In some cases, the infestation may come back in greater strength and you may notice that there are more insects or rodents than before. There are a number of reasons why this happens, such as:

  • The pests have developed immunity to most of the formulations that you find on the shelves today.
  • The insecticides or pesticides are able to kill the adult pests, but the larvae or eggs tend to go untouched. Before long the eggs hatch and there is a new generation of pests.
  • In the case of mammals like rodents, the bait you spread may kill any rats or mice that venture near it. But they may not take that poisoned bait back to their nests. That means there is some segment of the population that goes unscathed. They breed rapidly and before long you notice there are many more mice or rats than before.
  • In some cases, user error is the cause. If you don’t use the spray, solution, powder or bait in the right manner, it can prove to be ineffective and you will find that the pest infestation persists.

As you can see, there are a number of reasons why DIY pest control methods don’t work. We at Forensic Pest Control always recommend that you hire professionals for any type of pest control. We have the knowledge, experience and access to commercial pesticides and insecticides that have been created after a great deal of research. They are effective in getting rid of even the most severe pest infestations. Aside from that, we also provide guarantees for our work. So, if the infestation comes back within the guarantee period, we will provide follow-up solutions free of charge.

We understand that every property is different and so we provide customised Commercial Pest Control as well as Residential Pest Control services. We have built a very strong reputation on the basis of our constantly high quality services and reliable and efficient solutions. Forensic Pest Control provides the best services at the most competitive rates. For any additional details, the number to call is -1300 360 457. This online form  can be used to send across queries.


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