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Why You Should Avoid DIY Pest Control

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Like most homeowners, you've probably found yourself standing in a hardware store, trying to pick out the best pest control tactic for your infestation. Unfortunately, while some of these tactics may seem like they will work, they can be ineffective and even detrimental to your health. This blog post will discuss why DIY pest control tactics may be futile against an infestation and how some tactics can be dangerous for you and your family.

DIY Pest Control Tactics That May Not Work

Store Bought Sprays

Store-bought sprays may seem like a simple solution, but they are quite dangerous, especially if there are children or pets in the home. Most products contain harsh chemicals that can cause skin irritation and respiratory problems if inhaled.

Additionally, these sprays are not always effective against specific pests, such as cockroaches. Even if there is an initial decrease in visible pests after using them, they may return shortly afterward.


Mousetraps are an effective solution for getting rid of mice in your home. But in reality, they are only a stopgap measure at best. Even if you catch one mouse with a mousetrap, the other mice may learn from the first mouse's unfortunate mistake. Rodents, in general, are intelligent creatures and can learn from other's mistakes.

Plus, if you have more than one mouse in your home, you'll need to set multiple traps, which can be time-consuming and expensive. And what do you do with the dead mouse once it has been caught? It needs to be disposed of properly, or it could attract other rodents.

Rat Poison

Using rat poison as a DIY pest control is one of the most dangerous things you can do as a homeowner. Not only does it put your health at risk through accidental ingestion, but also the health of any children or pets in your home who could accidentally consume it too.

Rat poison damages organs over time, so its effects on animals or humans can be devastating if left unchecked for too long. Additionally, it does nothing to address the infestation's root cause, which means more rats will keep coming back!

Leave Pest Control to the Professionals

DIY pest control methods such as mousetraps, store-bought sprays, and rat poison may seem like easy solutions to solve infestations quickly, but they are rarely effective. The rat poison could also be detrimental to your health or safety!

The best way to ensure that all pests are removed from your home is by hiring a professional exterminator who will use safe methods and products while addressing the underlying source of infestation.

Save time trying out effective DIY strategies by leaving it to the experts at Guardian Pest Control. With years of experience and knowledge, we use effective techniques to keep your home free of pests. Contact us online or give us a call today! (401) 812-3033