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Few things are quite as irritating as settling in on your patio or deck with a good book on a cool summer's evening and getting attacked by mosquitoes and other insects. Eliminating pests inside your home is oftentimes simple, but getting rid of the exterior pests can be a bit more complicated since they can come from so many places. Our blog will show you how to control exterior pests and even a few tips for keeping your home pest-free. We hope that the information that we have provided here will help you relax when you want to without having to deal with insects, rodents and other pests.

Why Professional Pest Control Services Are Usually Better Than DIY Treatments

If you're having trouble with an insect or rodent infestation, consider calling a pest control service rather than using DIY methods that don't work very well. A pest control expert can help you get rid of an infestation quicker so you can get back to your routine without being bothered by bugs or rodents. Here's why professional pest control services usually work better than DIY pest control. 

Professionals Use Stronger Insecticides

Professional exterminators undergo training in the use of pesticides so they can use them safely and use treatments that are stronger without harming your family, pets, or house. Pesticides you buy at the grocery store or farm store aren't as strong, but even so, if they're not used correctly, they can still be dangerous. The goal is to get rid of the bugs fast but to do so with stronger treatments safely.

An Exterminator Identifies Bugs

It's important to know the type of bugs you have so the right treatments can be given. Carpenter ants and termites look somewhat alike. Species of ants are hard to tell apart, but they have different habits and prefer different foods. By understanding how each pest lives and eats, the exterminator has an improved chance of wiping out the colony.

A Pest Control Company Eliminates Rodents

If you've ever had an infestation of rodents, you know they can be difficult to eliminate since they're smart and learn to avoid traps. A pest control company understands how to use traps to lure mice and rats to them and catch the greatest number before the rodents start avoiding the traps. Using the best bait and placing the traps the right way against the wall helps.

Plus, the exterminator may seal your home to keep rodents from getting inside. They can also inspect your property to find out what's attracting rodents so the source can be eliminated.

Professionals Provide Preventative Treatments

Getting rid of bugs is essential when you have an infestation, but the best way to do pest control is to prevent bugs in the first place. A professional pest control provider can apply treatments on a regular schedule all year and look for signs of insect and rodent activity during their visit.

Keeping bugs out of your house eliminates worry over guests seeing roaches or rats gnawing insulation on your wiring. Prevention keeps your family and home safer. The exterminator may apply the treatments outside so you don't even need to worry about having them inside your home unless it's necessary. That means you wouldn't need to be home to have the treatments, and that's convenient for you.

Reach out to a local pest control service to learn more.