Why Skip the Do-It-Yourself Pest Control

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Today, the internet makes it easy to do things yourself. From YouTube videos to blog posts and more, many people are teaching themselves new skills. Do-it-yourself pest control, however, shouldn’t be one of them. In fact, pest control should really be left to professionals. Here, our company explains why you should just skip the do-it-yourself pest control and call us:


Pests are not something you want in your home, but getting rid of them can only be done with the right treatments. At professional pest control companies (like Ledford’s), we have access to products that are designed to eliminate pests. In addition, we know which pests require which treatments. When we put these two things together, it makes our pest control very effective.

When you try do-it-yourself pest control, however, you won’t have the right products and probably don’t know what your pest needs. This means your pest control won’t be as effective as a professional treatment. You may be left with the same pests you set out to eliminate.

Health Risks

Today, there are many different chemicals and pesticides on the market that individuals believe they can use for pest control. However, these products may not be as safe as you think. Pest control is a serious job with serious dangers. When you try to do it yourself, you could be putting the health of yourself, your family, your pets, and others at risk. You also don’t know how a pest will react to your own treatment and it may cause even bigger problems. Pest control is best left to a professional company that knows how to take the right precautions.

Pest Knowledge

If you want to get rid of pests, you need to know as much as possible about them – where they like to live, what they eat, how they reproduce, what effectively eliminates them, and more. Unless you’re a pest control expert, it’s unlikely that you know these things. Therefore, you won’t know how to get rid of your pest situation in the most efficient way possible.

At Ledford’s, we train our staff members to understand many, many pests and know exactly what to look for when they come to your home or office. They can identify the type of pest, severity of the infestation, timetable needed to eliminate them, and more.


Many people attempt do-it-yourself pest control because they believe it can save them money. However, if you attempt to get rid of a pest and it returns, you could end up spending even more than you wanted to. In addition, if you make a mistake and ruin your yard, your home, your car, or your belongings, it could cost you. Most times, it’s just easier (and more cost-efficient) to hire a professional.

If you have a pest problem, skip the do-it-yourself pest control and call the experts at Ledford’s right away. We’ll take care of it quickly.

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