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Why DIY Pest Control May Not Be Effective

21 Dec 2022 in Pest Control
Pile of cheese on a mouse trap

DIY Pest Control

If you’re like most people, the very thought of dealing with a pest infestation is enough to make your skin crawl. And when those pests are mice, spiders, mosquitoes, or any other kind of crawling, flying, or slithering creature, it’s enough to send you running for the hills. There are plenty of do-it-yourself pest control options available these days, but before you head to the store for a can of bug spray or set up a string of mouse traps, stop and ask yourself: “Will this work?” In this blog, our pest control experts will explore some of the most popular DIY methods and explain why they may be ineffective against those pesky pests inside your home.

Types of Ineffective DIY Pest Control Tactics

Mouse Traps

While mouse traps are a clever invention, they’re also utterly ineffective against an infestation. Mice are intelligent creatures that will quickly figure out how to avoid the trap, rendering it useless. Even if you do manage to catch a mouse in one of these contraptions, the other mice will begin to learn how to avoid them. The best way to deal with a mouse problem is to call a professional who can safely and humanely remove all the mice from your home.

Mosquito Repellents

To avoid being bitten by these bloodsucking pests, many people turn to homemade mosquito repellents made with essential oils like citronella or lemon eucalyptus oil. While these oils may keep mosquitoes away from you for a short period, they won’t do anything to eliminate the mosquitoes in your area. And once the oils wear off, the mosquitoes will be back and ready for their next meal. The best way to keep mosquitoes away from your home is to call a professional who can treat your property and eradicate mosquitoes and their eggs.

Store-Bought Pest Control Sprays

The label says it all when it comes to store-bought pest control sprays: “for temporary relief.” These products may give you temporary relief from pests, but they won’t solve your infestation problem permanently. That’s because most store-bought pest sprays only kill adult insects. They don’t do anything to stop larvae or eggs from hatching and continuing the cycle. Not to mention that these chemicals can harm people and pets if misused. If you want lasting relief from pests, it’s best to call professionals who know how to use these products safely and effectively.

When it comes down to it, there’s just no substitute for a professional pest management company when you’re dealing with an infestation problem. At Accel Pest and Termite Control, we can save you time, money, and effort. Skip the DIY pest control and give us a call today! (877) 716-7522