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Reasons Your Customers Should Avoid Do-It-Yourself Pest Control

man spraying a plantation with pesticideYou may have been faced with a potential customer that was tempted to take action themselves to rid their home of pests. Whether he or she is hoping to save money or simply ambitious, professionals know that pest control can become dangerous when someone who is inexperienced takes it into their own hands. Here are some important points to discuss with a customer if they insist on taking on their own pest control management.

Health Risks
Whether it’s in the form of professional pest control spray equipment or a spray can from the store, pest control often utilizes chemicals that involve potential health risks. This is something to especially consider if there are children or pets in the home. Professionals also have the safety gear necessary to ensure protection from pests that sting.

Environmental Risks
Many DIY pest control chemicals have the potential to contaminate the ground and air around the customer’s home if not used properly. Most municipalities also have strict rules against using chemicals on certain pests that an amateur would be unaware of.

Unreliability of Home Methods
While there are numerous home remedies out there for pest control, and some may work on occasion, their effectiveness is often short-lived. Troubleshooting different at-home methods can be a waste of energy, time and money. Remind the customer of the inconveniences they can avoid by relying on your team of experts to get the job done right the first time.