Have you ever attempted your pest control, only to find that it hasn’t worked, and now you’ve got an even larger infestation on your hands? Homeowners often find themselves battling against pests all year long, and DIY solutions are often tempting, as they promise fast and effective solutions. Unfortunately, that’s often not the reality, and pests are quick to adapt and overcome store-bought solutions.
Without proper education and training in pest control methods, many homeowners unknowingly make mistakes that lead to an even bigger problem. Understanding why these things happen can help you treat and prevent pests going forward. Here are some of the most common mistakes we see that you’ll want to steer clear of:
Pests rarely announce their arrival with fanfare. Early signs such as droppings, chewed wires, or peculiar sounds should never be overlooked. Ignoring these red flags makes eradication more challenging. Though it may be an exaggeration, thinking, “Where there’s one pest, there’s many,” is a good rule of thumb when it comes to being prepared.
It’s easy and it’s normal to look for the most convenient option, and let’s face it, getting on the phone to schedule a pest control appointment seems like more of a hassle than heading to the store. While that may appear to be true, the effectiveness of store-bought products is limited. Using excessive and improper pesticides may not solve the problem and can pose unnecessary health risks to your family and pets, making professional pest control a much more convenient option in the end.
Prevention is always key to pest control. If you can prevent pests, then the problems become much more manageable than having to treat a full-blown infestation. Sealing cracks, keeping things tidy, and addressing excessive moisture areas can help prevent pests and reduce the likelihood of infestations.
Attempting to handle severe infestations alone often prolongs the issue. It’s okay to ask for help. In fact, it’s encouraged where pests are involved! Only professional pest control companies like Valor Pest Solutions can offer fast and effective solutions that keep your family and pets’ health in mind. Working with professionals is key in preventing infestations as well as treating them.
Quick fixes are enticing, but you wouldn’t just throw a bandaid on an infected wound out of ease. Temporary remedies don’t address the root cause, which can lead pests to return again and again. Finding long-term solutions like quarterly inspections and ongoing maintenance are crucial for keeping pests at bay.
Let these common pest control mistakes be a thing of the past! At Valor, we encourage our clients to ask questions and get a clear understanding of pest behaviors and treatments to ensure that we are all on the same page, keeping your home safe all year long.
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