The Risks of DIY Pest Removal

Upon discovering pests infesting your home, your first instinct may be to run to the closest store around and purchase the first commercial pest control product you find. However, that product may cause more harm than help. While do-it-yourself (DIY) pest removal methods can provide short-term relief from pest infestations, they often never last and can even pose great risks to both you and your property if administered incorrectly. Here are some of the dangers of DIY pest removal and what you can do instead to safeguard your home or business from invasive pests.

Safety Risks of DIY Pest Removal Products

The chemicals used in many commercial pest removal sprays contain toxins that can harm you or others near your intended target, including children, neighbors, and pets. Additionally, stinging pests, such as bees or wasps, can be provoked to attack when threatened with unfamiliar liquids and sprays.

Not only can pest removal products be toxic, but they can often be faulty, as well. Common snap traps that are used to capture rodents like rats and mice can easily be triggered by inexperienced hands or curious kids and pets. Therefore, it is important to rely less on store-bought pest control solutions and more on professionals who have experience safely and successfully removing nuisance pests with specialized and effective methods.

Environmental Risks of DIY Pest Removal Products

Using the wrong pest control chemicals in or around your home or business can damage your property and your surrounding environment. If not careful, indiscriminately spraying chemical solutions outside can kill plants and crops, as well as pollute the air and lead to illness if inhaled.

Licensed pest control technicians are knowledgeable of the impacts of certain commercial pesticides on people and property and are trained to safely and efficiently apply them to remove unwanted pests. Trained pest control professionals are also aware of the laws regarding wildlife removal and what measures are appropriate in your area. Ultimately, relying on a pest control expert to handle your growing pest issue is safer, and cheaper, than any DIY pest removal method you’ll find.

Trust the Pest Removal Pros and Critter Control® of Boston

Don’t let ineffective and potentially dangerous DIY pest control methods ruin your property by leaving it defenseless against unwanted pests. Instead, trust the certified wildlife specialists at Critter Control® of Boston to get rid of nuisance pests invading your Greater Boston area home or businesses. We use humane, non-toxic, and eco-friendly methods to permanently eliminate invasive pests on your property. Our process includes a comprehensive inspection and infestation assessment, complete pest removal, decontamination and damage repair, and the installation of preventative devices to keep pests out.

To schedule an inspection of your soon-to-be pest free home or business, call Critter Control® of Boston today at 617-975-0440.


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