3 Dangers of DIY Insect Pest Control

It can be a frustrating and frightening experience to discover a pest infestation — especially one involving insects! Their presence quickly becomes an alarming nuisance, and you’ll probably immediately start planning how to get rid of them.

To avoid the hassle of calling pest control Seattle, many families quickly consider the possibility of DIY pest control methods. With so many DIY tutorials and instructions available, it is easy for families to assume they have sufficient understanding of their situation to complete the job themselves. What many people don’t know is that there are sometimes serious dangers involved in insect pest control.

To protect families from the threat of various insects, as well as the wasted time, money, and the hassles that can follow failed pest control methods, here are 3 points to consider before launching your own DIY insect pest control.

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1. Dangerous Insects

While this may seem like a no-brainer, the risk of dealing with certain insects can be very significant. Stinging insects especially, such as yellow-jackets, hornets, and bees, are particularly dangerous insects, especially for those family members with allergies. Many insects, such as spiders, have a poisonous bite, and flies and fleas are known to carry various kinds of diseases that can leave homes and families at risk.

Without proper training and experience, homeowners are often ill-equipped to handle these kinds of infestations safely. Because many pest control services have worked long and hard to train their employees and develop reliable insect pest control methods, it is highly recommended that homeowners seek the advice and assistance of a professional pest control company.

2. Dangerous Pesticides

Pest control servicemen are thoroughly trained in how to handle pesticides appropriately.  They are taught to start by analyzing the infestation to identify the best way to rid the home of the insect and prevent it from returning again. A pest control service may even offer environmentally friendly solutions to help protect your home and the environment from harm while handling the infestation.

Unfortunately, those who try to handle an infestation on their own run the risk incorrectly diagnosing the situation and seriously misusing pesticides. Certain pesticides should not be used simultaneously, and many can have serious negative effects on the environment if used incorrectly or in excess. Additionally, the improper use of pesticides or poisons can quickly endanger the health and security of your family.

3. Failure to Fully Eradicate

Insect infestations are naturally difficult to identify and remove. Termite damage may not be readily seen, but can be a legitimate and serious threat to the integrity of your home. Insects like ants are an incredible nuisance, but they live in colonies that can measure 500,000 or more. If the root cause or source of the problem is not identified by a trained professional, many pest control solutions will be unsuccessful.

A common problem among homeowners that try to handle their own insect infestations is that they cannot see the tell-tale signs of a more serious infestation, and instead address a smaller, less significant symptom of the real problem. This often occurs several times before homeowners realize they’re tired of spending money on solutions that aren’t working and call a pest control service.

At Clean Crawls, we offer pest control inspections, exterminations, and preventative treatments throughout Seattle. We also offer spider removal, roach removal, flea removal, silverfish removal, bird removal, bat removal, earwig removal, and more. For more information, feel free to give us a call, or fill out our contact form.

Clean Crawls
9612 47th Ave SW, Lakewood, WA 98499
(253) 214-3669

Clean Crawls, Inc.
Seattle, WA
(866) 651-1700