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.