Can’t decide if you want to hire a professional pest control company? Here are some comparisons for DIY pest control vs professional pest control to help you decide.
DIY: A can of pesticide ranges from $10 – $20, so a one time trip to the store is typically less expensive than monthly or quarterly pest control.
Professional: Although an initial investment with a professional pest control company might be more expensive than a can of pesticide… in the long run it will end up being cheaper. If the can of pesticide you bought doesn’t work, the pest issue will continue to grow, meaning more cans of spray, more time invested and a lot more stress.
DIY: Using store bought products can be applied at your own leisure.
Professional: Some might think scheduling pest control can be inconvenient, but we work with your time frame to schedule appointments when is it more convenient for you. With our annual pest and lawn treatment plan, we don’t even need to enter your home to treat.
DIY: Between the instructions on the can of pesticide and Google, you can get a significant amount of information.
Professional: Nothing beats the knowledge of a professional, our technicians have years of experience and can quickly diagnose problems and treat them, right, the first time. Our technicians are also well versed in pest control prevention – which will help keep your home pest free in the future as well.
DIY: Chemicals of any kind can pose a risk for your home, family, children and pets. Without proper knowledge of the items you are using in your home for pest control, could lead to issues. Always make sure to read all of the instructions on the product labels.
Professional: When hiring a professional pest control company, the technicians know the risks of the chemicals they use and can explain and use alternate options if there is something you are worried about. The best part? They are a continued source of knowledge, whenever you need it.
DIY: Sometimes pesticides bought in a store don’t work – so you try a different brand, still not working. That’s because these products are not long term solutions, they are temporary fixes to an issue. As mentioned in a previous post, they might be great for one off issues, like a single insect but if you are using them to treat your home – you will continually have to reapply them and they still might not work as effectively.
Professional: The products we use are effective and meant to last. Also, as a Zenpura client, we always give a 100% satisfaction guarantee with our services, and we are happy to come back and treat at any time at no additional cost, as long as the issue is covered under your service agreement. Sometimes there are situations depending on the issue that might cost a little more but it is rare that something comes up after a treatment that we do not cover.