Hiring A Professional Pest Control Company Vs Doing it Yourself

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We all love a good DIY project. Simple home repairs are the perfect opportunity to brush up on skills and learn new things. But when it comes to pests, a DIY approach is not always the best solution. Smaller-scale pest problems can be solved with store-bought products, but serious infestations are best left to the professional exterminators. 

There are several factors to consider when deciding whether to hire a professional exterminator or use DIY methods.


DIY – Some people handle pests on their own to save money. Store-bought products are typically less expensive than hiring a professional exterminator. However, not using the right productsor not using them correctlycan rack up expenses over time as you purchase more chemicals and traps. Pest infestations can grow if treated incorrectly, leading to expensive damage to your home. 

Professional – In the long run, hiring an exterminator will save you money. Eliminating infestations and keeping pests away will prevent damage to your property. Most exterminator companies offer monthly, quarterly, or yearly treatments to prevent future infestations, saving you money and stress. 


DIY – Chemicals of any kind can be dangerous. This is especially true if you apply chemicals near areas where your family or pets can access them. It is crucial to read application instructions carefully before attempting to use chemicals. Be sure to store chemicals away from young children and pets. 

Professional – Hiring a professional takes away the uncertainty of using chemicals yourself. Professional exterminators are knowledgeable about the products they use. Their goal is to eradicate pests while keeping you and your family safe. At Dynamic Pest Control, our pros use EPA-regulated products that we mix to the size of what we are controlling. The mixture of the product is in the highest dosage to take out a cockroach (your biggest insect), but not high enough to cause harm to your children, family members, or pets.


DIY – If you purchase traps or pest control products, you can apply them in your home immediately. However, if applied incorrectly, these products may require several reapplications, eating up lots of your time and energy. 

Professional – Sometimes it can be difficult to schedule services with your local exterminator. A professional will take care of every aspect of the service so you don’t have to buy chemicals, maintain equipment, or clean up the mess afterward. In the long run, a professional will get the job done efficiently, saving you time and the hassle of doing it yourself. 


DIY –  You can solve minor pest problems with store-bought products. In those cases, you can find instructions on how to apply products to problem areas in your house. You can even do some research online to learn more about the products you use. However, large-scale infestations can be difficult to identify and treat, and some pests make their homes in extremely hard-to-reach areas. 

Professional – Professional exterminators are trained in the best pest removal practices. They know how to identify, locate, and treat different kinds of infestations, and they are extremely knowledgeable about the tools they use. Pros also know about the chemicals they use so they can inform you and your family of any potential risks. They can even provide you with specific measures to prevent future pest infestations.  


DIY – Managing pests on your own can be a hassle. If the problem isn’t cleared immediately, infestations can recur or worsen over time, leading to extra time, money, and energy spent on treatments. You may be able to solve smaller-scale pest problems with a few chemical applications, but serious infestations from pests like termites or cockroaches need professional expertise. DIY methods usually have short-term results. 

Professional – The pros eradicate pests efficiently and effectively. Professionals can clear out infestations in one visit, and many companies offer to come back and treat your house if you are not 100% satisfied with the initial treatment. Additionally, there are monthly, quarterly, and yearly treatment plans that can prevent future infestations. Exterminators are the best long-term solution to pest control. 

Other Factors

DIY – Dealing with pests is stressful, especially if you or your family members are afraid of bugs. If you have recurring infestations, you know how intimidating these pests can be. With DIY methods, you’ll have to face these pests head-on and find their nests on your own. If done incorrectly, DIY methods can be ineffective, costly, and dangerousnot to mention unsettling! 

Professional – Professional exterminators are trained to find and eliminate pest infestations. We deal with pests so you don’t have to. Hiring a pro can save you time, energy, and peace of mind. 


We know finding pests in your home is stressful. With so many different types of pests active throughout the year, you may encounter them more often than you’d like. Whether you are familiar with pests or just want to be prepared, here are answers to the most commonly asked questions about pests. 

When should I call a professional exterminator?

If you see an occasional fly, bee, or ant in your home, there is usually no need to call a professional. However, spotting other pests like scorpions, cockroaches, or even rodents definitely warrants a call to the pros. Some pests can be hard to spot, so here is a quick list of infestation signs to look out for. 

What types of pests cause damage?

Some pests are harmless to our health but can cause serious damage to our homes. The following pests can cause serious property damage:

Are pests dangerous?

Not every pest poses a threat to you and your family, but it is important to learn about the pests that can be dangerous. Here are some of the most common harmful pests in Arizona.

If you have additional questions or suspect you have a pest infestation, call us at 480.964.0145. Our professional exterminators will take care of pests so you don’t have to.

published on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
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