• Dec 21, 2017
DIY Pest Control vs Professional Pest Control Service

In some cases, you may be able to take care of some of the pests that enter your home by yourself. In other cases, you may need a professional pest control service like Clint Miller Exterminating. Whether you own your own home or live in an apartment, you are going to have problems with pests. If you see one bee or a couple of flies or ants, you may be able to take care of the problem yourself. However, the chemicals you purchase at the hardware store are not full-strength. And, pests often become immune to those chemicals. When this happens, you have a problem that only professionals are able to take care of.

Should I Do My Own Pest Control?

In some cases, you may be able to eradicate pesky critters yourself. When you are able to do that, you do have many benefits. However, because of the weakened strength of DIY pest control chemicals, you could be creating a larger problem for yourself, including additional expense.

Is Monthly Pest Control Necessary?

When you decide to fight the bug or mouse problem yourself, you have no guarantees that it will work. When you use a professional pest control service like Clint Miller Exterminating, you will have a warranty on our work. If you do happen to see another pest, we'll come out again at no additional cost to you. If you do it yourself, you'll have to spend the gas to go to the store to spend more money on additional chemicals. Once you have your home treated, you should take steps to help prevent reinfestation.

When Is The Best Time For Pest Control?

Using do-it-yourself chemicals always carries a risk to you, your family and your pets unless you follow all of the instructions carefully. If something happens because of the chemicals you bought and it is found that you did not follow the instructions, you are solely reliable for the issue.

When you use a professional pest control service, we take all of the risks. If we do have to spray a chemical that requires you, your family and pets avoid, we will instruct you on the time that you must avoid the sprayed areas.


While a trip to the store is certainly less expensive than calling a professional pest control service, it may end up costing you more in the long run. If you keep track of how much you spend on pest control and you're still buying chemicals, you may be surprised to find out that it would have been less expensive to just call the pros in to eradicate the pests the first time around.


When you buy DIY pest control, follow the instructions on the label. This may seem to be the better deal for you; however, the ants you are fighting may not be a species that will be controlled by a generic spray that says it will kill ants.

Instead, Clint Miller Exterminating is able to properly identify the species of pest and apply the appropriate chemical for that species. This is especially important if you have a species of pest – not just ants – that has become immune to the chemicals you purchase at the store.


The convenience of grabbing best diy pest control spray at the store is wonderful – but only when the spray works. Though you have to make an appointment for the pest control service to come out, which may mean taking a day or half day off from work, the fact that you won't have to deal with the pests anymore is more of a convenience. Using diluted off-the-shelf chemicals may not solve your problem, thus the inconvenience of dealing with pests continues.

Do I Really Need Pest Control?

If you have tried to eradicate pests yourself and haven't had any luck, call the office at Clint Miller Exterminating to schedule an appointment for us to come out and spray or otherwise get rid of pests in your home. We'll also tell you how to minimize the presence of pests.

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