Pest Management Safety; Dangers & Risks of DIY Pest Control in Milford, MI

There are many projects around the home that are better done by a professional as opposed to the DIY option. Some projects are better done by the professional to ensure quality, where others are to guarantee the safety of the one doing the task as well as others in area. Pest control is one of the prime examples of services that are better performed by a trained expert. At this time, we at Knock ‘Em Out Pest Control would like to take the opportunity to expound on the dangers of DIY pest control.

Risk of DIY Pest Control

1) DIY Pest Control Health Risks. The dangers to the DIY pest control are the health risks that can easily be produced. The department store pest control treatments are riddled with chemicals the average consumer knows at best, little information. They are designed to kill pests so it goes without saying the potential harm it can cause to those in close proximity. Children, pets, and elderly people are often more susceptible to the toxic fumes, but anyone can experience effects of harsh chemicals when applied incorrectly. Additionally, these chemicals can be ineffective in killing the pests, but only aggravating them, causing their defense to come out strong. For example, if there is a wasp nest on your property, attempting to spray it with a chemical agent might be your first impulse, but if you did not take the time to read the label, you might be in for a surprise. Some products may only be strong enough if applied in specific manner. If you did not adhere to the directions, the wasps may become aggressive and start stinging everyone in close proximity, including you multiple times. There are countless stories of homeowners attempting their own pest control only to cause a fire; in fact we just read about a local story of a homeowner in Grand Blanc Township, Michigan who was trying to rid his garage of wasps, only to activate an unintentional firework display. He used a smoke bomb in his stand alone garage in an effort to clear out the wasps, when a flame ignited and engulfed the structure and then exploded. Thankfully, no one was injured and the damage was contained to only his garage and didn’t inflict his home; thanks to the local fire department.
2) Environmental Impact of DIY Pest Control. Besides health concerns, there are environmental concerns as well. For example, there are strict rules against using deadly chemicals on honeybees. Being a major contributor to the environment, honeybees are regulated and protected. Other beneficial pests can be harmed during improper methods of pest control applications and before performing DIY pest control, it is important to know the cause and effect as well as any laws and regulations.
3) Monetary Risks of DIY Pest Control: No chemical is environmentally safe on the environment. More often than not, the over the counter chemicals lose potency as they sit on the shelf. In so doing, you may find that you are buying additional treatments in an effort to get optimal results. In the case of termites for example, the longer these insects go on, the more they produce in a colony and the more damage is done, costing you more funds in repairs.

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No matter how you look at it, professional pest control services are safer for your health, the environment and monetary aspects. When you have pests that are inflicting your home or business, contact Knock ‘Em Out Pest Control and let our experts do the rest!

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