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Pest Control Solutions: Should I Choose DIY or Professional?

When you discover cockroaches, termites, rodents, or ants in your Houston home, you’ll want to address this pest issue as soon as possible. There are many solutions, both DIY and professional, that can eradicate several types of pests. Consider these factors when deciding to try DIY methods or a professional pest control service like Bryan & Bryan Inspections.

Small or Large Infestation

Choosing to go the DIY route or call in a commercial pest control company will depend on the size of the infestation in your home. If you spot a few ants here and there, you may be able to eliminate them with over-the-counter solutions from your local hardware store. However, if you spot these little critters all over your home, it may be time to call in a professional.


If you have time on your hands to deal with cockroaches or mice, then it may be worth your while to try various DIY pest control methods like traps or pesticides. Perhaps you have a busy schedule with your new position at work, kids in sports activities, and caregiving for your elderly parents. When you call in a commercial pest control company, they handle the entire extermination process with professional tools and solutions to extinguish the pests in your home.


Using DIY products or over-the-counter pesticides and traps may be effective for the short term, but they won’t necessarily guarantee complete eradication. Many professional pest control companies include a guarantee with their services, such as servicing your home again at no cost to you if the original pest problem was not completely eliminated. If you want a sure-fire guarantee that the pests will be thoroughly removed from your home, we recommend choosing a professional pest control service.

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Source: Brill, Rebecca. “DIY vs. Professional Pest Control: Which Is Best For You?” Web article. Forbes. Forbes Media LLC. Web. 29 Aug. 2022.


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