Instances Where DIY Pest Control Techniques Won’t Cut It



If you are an experienced homeowner, you most likely know that there are some home projects you can handle on your own, such as painting your bedroom, and some that require professional expertise, such as installing a new electrical wing. That same logic applies to pest control as well. In some instances, you will be able to handle the problem on your own.With this in mind, let’s go over some pest scenarios where DIY techniques just won’t cut it.

Various stinging insects

22cvmbcnbIf you have stinging insects roaming around your home, such as fire ants or wasps, call the pros. These insects can cause great harm, especially to your children. It is no secret that these insects send almost a million people to the emergency room on a yearly basis. Therefore, if you have children in your home or someone with allergies, hire professional services, otherwise, their health and even lives might be endangered.

Bed bugs

Even though these insects are not as dangerous as the previously mentioned ones, they can still cause plenty of trouble. Given that bed bugs are pretty elusive and hard to find, you will have lots of difficulties locating their nest and exterminating them. That is exactly why you should call professional pest experts. These pros will know where to look for the bed bug nests, and which special techniques to implement to get rid of them for good.

Also, given how all stages of bed bug life cycle must be treated, including eggs, nymphs, and adult bugs, a DIY approach will simply be inadequate. On the other hand, a specialized professional approach will target all the stages, thus removing the entire population of bed bugs for good.


You probably know just how destructive these pests can be. These insects commonly use their sharp jaws to chew through ceilings, floors, and walls, and they do that 24/7. A termite infestation can severely damage your property and severely compromise your home’s structural integrity. Since termites have a unique behavior and biology, they are highly resistant to common DIY techniques and products. Therefore, if you want to keep your home in good condition, you will need the pros.

Other wood-boring pests

Aside from the termites, insects such as carpenter bees and carpenter ants can also damage your home. These and other types of similar pests can bore through soft woods, excavate, and lay eggs within it, to continue their life cycle. Over time, they can cause great damage to your home’s support beams, which usually results in highly expensive repairs. To avoid these and keep your home’s structural integrity intact, professional attention will be needed.

Heavy infestations

33bjkjvjkdbkjIn the end, regardless of the type of pests, if you are faced with a massive or reoccurring infestation, you will have to call the pros. Reoccurring infestations are a clear sign that pests find your home too enticing. There is most likely some crack in the foundation or a tiny access point that allow the pests to easily enter your home. Whatever it might be, an experienced pest expert will properly inspect your property, determine the type and the severity of the infestation, determine the best solution and apply it.…

Chigger Bites Versus Bed Bug Bites


Every once in a while, someone might get bitten by something either while they’ve been asleep or while they’ve been out in the great outdoors. It is a very unsettling feeling when you do not know how you have been bitten or what you have been bitten by. The question that most people have in mind is whether a chigger or a bed bug has bitten them.

Differences Of Chigger  & Bed Bug Bites

SDFSDFDWhen it comes to chigger bites vs bed bug bites, bed bug bites are usually in a linear pattern in certain areas of your body. On the other hand, chigger bites are more random in their bites, and you can find them in different parts of your body. In addition, chigger bites do not really have a pattern. Sometimes since chigger bugs are a little smaller to notice than bed bugs, it might take days to know you have them on you. While both of these bugs are feeding off you, only the bed bug is parasitic.

Similarities Of Chigger & Bed Bug Bites

As we all know, chiggers and bed bugs are both fairly small critters. Some will not even notice them because they are so small. Both chigger and bed bugs produce a bite that is red and itchy and can leave a raised bump.

Moreover, it is important to note that no matter how itchy the bite might be, it is critical that you never scratch the bite since it could lead to even more problems. On a lighter note, none of the bites from these two bugs are infectious, so don’t worry about that. However, if you are allergic to any of these, you will have a problem. This is mostly a problem of trying to get rid of the itch.


Usually, when either of the two bite you, you do not notice them right away. Sometimes it might take a couple of hours to days to know that you were bitten.

Where These Pests Seem to Bite You

Both of these critters tend to bite in areas that are tender and have crevasses. They are usually areas of the skin that are exposed. Bed bugs usually bite in areas of the skin that are exposed while you are asleep in your bed. That is why is it beneficial always to cover exposed parts of your body when you sleep. Chiggers usually bite in areas of your skin that are exposed while you are outside in long, grassy areas.

How To Take Care Of These Bites

When you get bit by either of these two bugs, you should wash the bites with soap and water, then apply an antiseptic. Remember never to scratch them, no matter how itchy the bites might be. Do not worry that you might have caught a contamination because you have not. Take the needed precautions not to be bitten again. With bed bugs, you should check every piece of article of clothing, bedding, furniture, etc. in your bedroom, because once you get them, it is very difficult to get rid of them.…