Wednesday, April 10, 2013

DIY Pest Control Can Save You Money!

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Spring is project time.  From DIY  home renovations and landscaping projects, even pest control becomes a big part of a homeowner's to-do list.  Unfortunately, pest control services can be pricey, rangig anywhere from $300 per year for a basic quarterly pest control service, to over $250 for just one ant or rodent job.  But there is an alternative to hiring a pest control company.

One option homeowners can turn to is do-it-yourself pest control.  Professional pest control products can save homeowners a significant amount of money, especially in today's economy.  they can also be just as safe to use as most other chemical household products, as long as customers follow the label.

The DIY pest control industry has grown significantly over the past several years mainly because of a new breed of internet pest control stores that sell professional pest control products.  These companies cater specifically to homeowners and businesses and often profile certified pest control experts on staff and a wealth of information to guide homeowners on how to treat their issues just like a professional, something people can't get from a big-box store.

Larger savings can be gained by replacing termite jobs and bed bug control with DIY alternatives.  For example, a termite job an cost anywhere from $1000 to $1500 for a typical residential home.  Bed bug control jobs can cost as high as $5000.    Compare this with DIY termite control products for $300 and DIY bed bug control kits for around $100-$250.  In general, savings by going DIY can be as high as 70% or more.

While there is no question professional services will be necessary in some cases, the fact is the majority of pest problems can be handled by a homeowner.  Customers are capable of reading a label and following directions and getting rid of pests on their own.  Pest control is not rocket science.  

Of course there can be risks with any DIY project, but the power of the internet is providing homeowners and businesses with the knowledge and products to solve their own pest problems safely and effectively.

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1 comment:

  1. Charles.

    I just wanted to reach out to you because of your book. I am a casting director working with Spike TV to help people who have gotten screwed over by their contractors in the LA area.

    The show is titled To Catch a Contractor.

    We offer full repairs, or a complete refund for the botched job, as well as a chance to put the contractor in his place.

    If you would like to hear more about the project, or if you would like to help with our outreach, please contact me.


    Robert DeRoeck
    Casting Associate
    Metal Flowers Media