Why should I hire a professional when I can do it myself?
Do-It-Yourself pest control is certainly an option for homeowners; however, most homeowners lack the knowledge and training to effectively treat pest problems. The critical components in treating any infestation include correctly identifying insect species and understanding their habits. For example, the Pharaoh ant only sends out 10% of its workforce at one time. Killing the ants that you see may temporarily treat the issue, but it will force the ants to move their colonies and then grow in numbers.
Another issue that homeowners may find is that pesticides are often broadly labeled. A product may say that it treats termites; however, within the termite family there are several species. Only select products can help prevent Formosan termites and none of them can be sold “over the counter”. Before you invest in any product be sure that it will treat the very specific challenges you are facing.