Don’t Fall For DIY Tips
When you own your own home, you end up wearing a lot of hats. Some days you’re the electrician, diagnosing a power outage and replacing fuses in your electrical box. Some days you’re a plumber, pulling out the sink in the kitchen and replacing it with a new one from the local hardware store. Some days you’re a carpenter, leveling the back deck so there is no longer a dip in the right corner. You wear a lot of hats because you would go bankrupt if you called a professional every time you needed something fixed. And this trend to fix everything yourself has probably gotten worse as the internet has become more and more a part of your life. Right? The number of do-it-yourself resources on the net are nearly inexhaustible. But not every project is a DIY project. There are some problems that are best left to the professionals. Bed bugs are one of them. We hope you’ll take a moment to consider these points for your own sake and sanity.
When you install a new door and it swings in instead of out, that can be frustrating. It can also be frustrating if you install a door that swings open in a location that really needs a sliding door because there are objects in the room that are going to be hit by that swinging door. After all your hard work, you have to rip everything apart and do it again. If you fail to arrest a bed bug infestation, it is not likely to be so obvious. Bed bugs are sneaky. They can hide and wait for months at a time, without feeding, only to reappear again and again and again. And this is assuming you have any success in driving them back at all.
When you take on certain DIY plumbing projects, they can go horribly wrong and lead to water damage in your home. This is the case with bed bugs. If you spray bed bugs with pesticides, you can actually make your problem worse. These insects have the ability to produce a pesticide-resistant skin when they are exposed to pesticide agents. So, while you kill off a few bed bugs, you’ll be creating super bugs in your home. And those super bugs will be driven deep into your walls where it will be harder to exterminate them.
If you decide to take a DIY building project, you could end up with a crooked table, tiles that don’t look quite right, or some other unpleasant aesthetic result you have to live with. When you decide to do a DIY bed bug treatment, it could lead to any number of the following negative results:
- Continued return of bed bugs.
- Ongoing bites.
- Super bugs that are harder to treat by professionals.
- The spread of bed bugs to friends and relatives.
- The spread of bed bugs to strangers and neighbors.
- Destruction of your property from chemicals or flames.
- Lung issues from inhalation of chemicals.
- Skin irritation from exposure to chemicals.
- Sleepless nights.
- Cost of bed bug products that only offer limited results.
- Loss of life from a house or apartment building fire.
What Should You Do?
When bed bugs appear, it is best to contact a company with a track record of getting rid of bed bugs. We recommend finding a company like ours, one that backs its service with a 6-month bed bug guarantee or something similar. These pests are hard to get rid of, even by people who claim to be professionals. The last thing you need is a large pest control bill on top of your continued bed bug issues.
At Chemtec Pest Control, we use advanced protocols and products to arrest bed bug infestations and over 80 years of pest control experience. We’re confident in the services we provide. But we also know that some bed bug infestations can be pernicious. There are many factors that make one bed bug infestation harder to stamp out than another. But you aren’t left to worry about this uncertainty. If you see bugs after we’ve treated, we will return at no cost to you to figure out why you’re still fighting bed bugs.
If you’re in our New Jersey service area, contact ChemTec Pest Control for industry-leading bed bug service for your home or business. At ChemTec, we make bed bugs dead bugs. Guaranteed.