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pest control companies vs do-it-yourself (DIY) pest control

Pest Control Companies Vs Do-It-Yourself

Not all pest problems require the same pest eradication techniques. The type of pests you are dealing with will determine the pest control methods that you use. If you are dealing with small infestations like the sighting of one spider, then do-it-yourself (DIY) pest control methods may apply. But infestation of termites, rodents, or bedbugs requires the help of a professional exterminator. So, what should you consider when choosing between pest control companies vs. do-it-yourself procedures?


You want the crawlies out of your home, and you want them gone for good. DIY procedures work effectively but only for small infestations. If you are dealing with stubborn bugs, then the best way to completely get rid of them is to use commercial grade pesticides from a pest control company.

Exterminators have the knowledge and training on different species of pests. They are aware of bug species that are resistant to certain chemicals. They are up to date with current trends on fast and effective pest control methods.

Satisfaction Guarantee

For DIY methods, you are always gambling with the possibility of the chemicals getting rid of bugs. The return policies for the compound may not be clear, and you have to purchase new ones if the previous batch is ineffective.

Some pest control companies offer 100% guaranteed satisfaction on their services. Some also have the option of touch up services, at no extra cost, in case the pests return. Others even have a money back guarantee if the pests persist after several applications.  The guarantees build trust on the type of pest elimination processes they use.


It can be cheaper to purchase and personally apply pest control products from the store. With DIY pest control, there are no pest inspections and no identification charges — no extra costs of selection or application of the pesticides. But if you are dealing with stubborn bugs, then several purchases of different ineffective chemicals are expensive.

Pest control companies may be expensive initially. But their knowledge in the fast elimination of pests will prove cheaper in the long run.


There are some obvious differences in expertise between pest control companies vs do-it-yourself pest control. It can be time-consuming to start learning about certain pests. Learning becomes even more difficult when you have to go through several web pages to extract any up-to-date information. You will be lucky if you gain the same type of information from one research, but sometimes, confusing data is what you will get.

On the other hand, the training and knowledge of most pest control companies are time-saving. They will investigate, diagnose, and give remedial solutions to your problems in a short time. They are constantly searching for changes in pest behavior to make their work easy and fast.

Convenience and Risks

DIY pest control methods seem convenient. You only need to visit the store, buy the pesticide, apply, and wait for a reaction on the pests. DIY pest control methods, however, come with risks. Handling of chemicals may lead to respiratory problems if inhaled. Getting the wrong mix of the chemical combination may also be a problem that can lead to non-elimination of pests and other health hazards.

However, using a pest control company for your pest elimination needs often ends up being more convenient and less risky than DIY pest control. You can easily set up reoccurring service visits and sign up for auto pay on your services so that there is little thought required to make sure that your home remains pest free.  Companies are also knowledgeable about how to apply the chemicals to reduce risks. They understand the risks of breathing commercial grade pesticides and will advise you on the best practices to avoid health problems.


There are advantages to both pest control companies vs do-it-yourself pest control. Your choice should, however, be determined by the type of pests in your home, as well as the conveniences you want to enjoy and the risks you want to avoid. Small infestations of easy-to-eliminate bugs can benefit from do-it-yourself processes. Stubborn bugs and large infestations will only benefit from the help of professional pest control companies. If you live along the Wasatch Front in Utah, Bamboo Servicing is your best bet for a professional pest control company that can take on virtually any pest problem. Contact Bamboo today at 385-429-2847.



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