Quick & Easy DIY Pest Control

Why you should do your own pest control!

DIY pest control is more than just a fad nowadays. There is no need to call a professional exterminator to help you kill or control every single bug or insect you see running around the house. With the availability of free online information and the ability to buy the same pest control products the pros use, the average homeowner can get rid of pests themselves.

There are many products on the market today that you can buy to get rid of or remove bugs and insects like carpenter ants, bees, chiggers, cockroaches, crickets, earwigs, fleas, flies, mosquito, scorpions, silverfish, spiders, termites, ticks, and wasp.

Can I do pest control myself?

Yes, you can control and kill household pests like roaches, ants, bed bugs, mosquitoes, flies, etc. without having to hire people to do the job for you. The two main benefits of doing it yourself are that you save money and you save time. When you diy you only have to apply treatments every three to four months, compared to monthly if you are under contract with a company–no more having to see a service technician every month. I treat the inside and outside lawn of my residence every 90 days.

Saving money is the simplest of all, and you can expect to pay less than one-fourth of the price if you call an expert for help. Take the money you save by doing it yourself and buy something nice. Keep reading the resources below to find out exactly how much you could save.

How much money could I save if I do pest control myself?

Before I tell you how much money you could save if you diy consider this. You can expect to pay anywhere from $45 to $75 dollars per month if you hire an exterminator or commercial company to do the job for you. Let’s be optimistic, say you pay only $45 per month. Over a 12-month period, you would spend five-hundred and forty dollars ($540). This is an excessive price to pay for pest management services. You could use this extra money to buy food and pay for gas.

I say excessive because in reality you can do the same job and get professional results for around $70. Let me explain how you can do it yourself for so cheap. All you really need is an inexpensive hand pump and some professional-grade pesticides. You can pick up a decent sprayer for $15 bucks and should pay no more than $55 for the chemical pesticides. Do the math that $70 per year, saving you four-hundred and seventy ($470) dollars.

Want to know which sprayer and pesticides work best to kill and control pests? Read the article I wrote titled “A Low-Cost Do It Yourself Home Pest Control Solution” for specific product recommendations.

What do professional exterminators use for pest control?

Situation dependent, professionals use a range of pesticide materials to exterminate and control pests. For insects and bugs, the most common treatment option is to apply insecticide or pesticides in and around your home. For rodent control of rats and mice, the pest exterminator will use traps, baits, and poisons to take care of pest management problems.

What is the best product for home pest control?

There are many diy pest control products and pest supplies on the market to get rid of insects. But which products are best for home pest control? There is no one best product to control and get rid of pests. I had to go through extensive research, and trial & error to find which products work best and which are a waste of time. Based on the results I’m seeing I can recommend with confidence two pesticide products that are effective at killing and controlling over 100 household pests.

  1. Talstar P
  2. Demon WP

Both pesticide products are professional grade and are very effective if you want to control or kill pests in and around your home. One bottle of either of these products should last you a few years. For best results when applying the pesticides you should follow the label instructions. Furthermore, when using chemicals of any kind you should always wear protective clothing and equipment for safety reasons.

Is monthly pest control necessary?

I would see a service technician every month when I use to pay for professional service. At that time, I figured pest management services were required since someone came by each month to treat my yard and home. However, since I have switched to diy pest control, I have found that monthly extermination treatment is not needed.

In reality, you can get away with treating your home every 90 to 120 days depending on your individual situation. At first, you might need to apply treatments more often, but once you get your pest infestations under control your treatments should be less often.

How do you make homemade bug spray at home?

Homemade bug spray is popular among DIYer who want to take care of vermin themselves. Homemade sprays are easy to make using simple and easy to find ingredients. If you search the internet there is plenty of recipes and information that will tell you how to prepare bug spray. I tell you this because I’m going to give you just one of the many recipes that will help you get control bugs and insects.

Would you like to know how to make a spray that bugs hate? For this bug spray you will need the following equipment and ingredients:

  • 16 oz spray bottle
  • 14 oz distilled water
  • lavender and eucalyptus essential oil

Pour 14 ounces of distilled water into a 16 oz spray bottle. Next, add in 10 drops each of lavender and eucalyptus essential oil. The bug treatment is effective at repelling ants, aphids, bed bugs, beetles, caterpillars, fleas, flies, lice, mice, mosquitoes and moths. Do not apply this directly to your skin.

Parting Words

If you have read this far, you already know why I believe pest control can be easy, safe, and inexpensive. Today more than ever before you can buy the same pesticide commercial bug exterminators use for an affordable price. Nowadays there is no longer a need for you to pay for pest infestations if you want to know how to get rid of or remove bugs and insects.

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Lynn Edwards

I founded DIY Pest Control Guide with the intention of sharing practical, user-friendly pest control strategies. If you need assistance, reach out to me at lynn@diypestcontrolguide.com - I'm here to help you reclaim your peace of mind.

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