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Is pest control worth it?

When pests strike within your home, your first instinct is to reach for a can of bug spray or some rodent traps. But unfortunately, looking for a cheap fix doesn’t always work. However, hiring a pest consultant will often save you time, money, and effort in the long run. Let’s walk through the benefits of going with a professional pest control service over trying to get rid of pests yourself. We’ve provided a few tips that will help you choose the right pest control service for your home:

Proper equipment and training with a pest professional

Your pets and family’s health and wellbeing is the most important thing to consider when searching for a pest control option. While anyone can spray a can of insect spray around and hope the best, an infestation may require a more hardcore approach. And a true pest professional will know how to deploy insecticides and rodenticides without endangering you, your family, or your pets. Another thing to consider, some pests, such as mosquitoes and ticks, can carry communicable diseases, and technicians will have the know-how and the proper safety equipment to deal with them.

Prevent potential future pest issues with a pest professional

When your home becomes overrun with pests, a professional pest control company will know how to take care of your current problem. Moving forward, you may end up with a recurring infestation down the track. A good pest inspector should be able to help you prevent potential pest issues in the future, by identifying entry points around your home during an inspection, providing tips on how to seal these areas to prevent pests from entering your home.

Benefits of a professional pest service over DIY pest control

  1. Professional pest control services can be more expensive initially but will save you long term
  2. A DIY job is best for small pest infestations, while a professional pest service can treat all levels of severity
  3. A home job may take longer to get rid of the pest problem, while a professional will be quicker and more efficient
  4. With a DIY job, you’re responsible for the chemicals you use and any potential damage to your belongings or home’s structure. While a professional pest control service will have the proper training and liability insurance to protect you and your home.

Things to consider before hiring a pest professional

When hiring a pest service, you might want to check the provider’s professional license and liability insurance. Make sure the technician who actually applies the treatment has an up-to-date certification. If something doesn’t feel right, the best advice is to get a second or even a third opinion. Most trustworthy companies offer a free site inspection so obtaining a few quotes should be quite an easy process.

Get peace of mind with a pest professional

Are you ready to book a professional pest controller? You want to make sure your chosen pest control provider is insured, registered and reliable. Give Auspect Building and Pest Consultants a call on 07 5668 2279 to discuss your requirements. Or head online and view our entire service range. We’re here to help!

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