South Florida is home to many insects and pests, thanks to its vibrant subtropical climate. Some common bugs in Florida include mosquitos, roaches, gnats, and spiders. If you’ve lived in Florida for any amount of time, there’s a good chance that you’ve encountered some of these bugs around your neighborhood or even on your property. Many people turn to the internet and social media for ideas and information about pest control once they notice signs of pest activity in their homes. Although a quick internet search can provide useful tips in the short term, the question “should I do my own pest control?” is one that should be answered with a resounding no.
Why DIY Pest Control Doesn’t Work
Doing your own pest control is difficult because there are so many types of bugs in Florida and they each require different pest control methods. Many people are drawn to DIY pest control for more eco-friendly or money-saving tips, but the results don’t last. Even buying your own pest control chemicals or traps from the hardware store is risky because many of those chemicals are highly toxic and can be dangerous if they aren’t applied correctly.
There is also no guarantee that the methods you try will be effective, even if you purchase all of the right products, whereas a pest control service usually comes with some kind of warranty. It’s tempting to try DIY pest control, but as many homeowners know, pests and insects will keep coming back unless they are dealt with properly at the source, which requires professional expertise.
Do You Really Have The Time?
Dealing with pest control on your own is time-consuming and usually ends up being a process of trial and error that can end up costing you more money in the long run. Pest control also requires regular maintenance, and it can be challenging to find the time to fit it into your schedule.
In addition to the time-saving benefits of hiring a professional service, pest control is important because it helps protect your property. A bed bug, termite, or rodent infestation can cause significant damage, and a pest control specialist will be able to recognize signs of infestation and treat it right away.
Chemistry Knowledge Is A Must
A pest control specialist or exterminator must have in-depth chemistry knowledge that allows them to safely use pest control chemicals. Although ecological friendly chemicals can be used in some cases, many chemicals used to exterminate pests, rodents, and insects are highly toxic and need to be used with precision. The type of chemical or method used will depend on the type of pest, which also requires specific knowledge regarding what kind of chemicals to use and in which quantities. Although pest control might seem simple enough on the surface, the attention to detail and knowledge required is beyond the scope of what most people can manage on their own.
How We Can Help You
At Florida Environmental, we are pest control professionals with years of experience in West Palm Beach. Whether you are concerned about spiders, bed bugs, roaches, or other common Florida pests, our services can help you maintain a pest-free lifestyle year-round. Although there are many DIY options available, proper pest control that gets to the root of the problem often requires specialized equipment and the professional application of pesticides. If you are noticing signs of an insect or pest problem in your home or on your property, contact us today. We will come up with a customized plan that suits your needs and your budget.