The Risks of Attempting DIY Rodent Removal




You might have heard about a friend of a friend or a distant relative who had some success at a DIY (or do-it-yourself) rodent elimination. Though it is certainly possible for some DIY rodent removal attempts to temporarily send those critters scurrying, more often than not, these attempts fail. A number of problems are likely to arise when DIY rodent removal methods are used. For one, most DIY rodent traps do not last long. Furthermore, different rodents can infiltrate your living space from multiple entry points so the same trapping method or bait will not suffice. Here’s a closer look at the common perils of DIY rodent removal.

Wasting Time, Money and Energy

Try DIY rodent removal and there is a chance it will end up costing you much more money and time than originally anticipated. If the first treatment does not work as expected, you will likely be inclined to try it again or give another DIY rodent removal product a chance. Most such products require reapplication once or several times down the line. The better approach is to have the problem properly remedied by the professionals in the first place. It will cost less money and take less time if you rely on the professionals to get the job done right on the first try.

DIY Rodent Removal Exposes You to Disease

Rodents often carry pathogens that have the potential to cause disease. There is no reason to put yourself in harm’s way with a DIY rodent removal attempt. Any contact with the rodent, its droppings, urine, or any other body fluid can cause you and/or your loved ones to be fall ill.

Precarious Positions

Most rodent infestations are in the attic, crawlspace, or other enclosed area. The strategic positioning of rodent trapping devices in the attic might seem like a good idea, but this approach will unnecessarily put you in harm’s way. The danger is elevated if the attic is unfinished or if the rodents are especially active.

Some DIY Rodent Removal Attempts Put Your Pets at Risk

Too many homeowners apply rodent poisoning only to find their dog or cat attempting to eat it. Though family members are certainly aware such poisons are harmful, your furry friends will be put in harm’s way if you take the DIY rodent removal route. Even a small amount of the chemicals in some rodent bait has the potential to induce sickness or take your pet’s life. Even if you think your DIY rodent removal solution is safe for pets, there is still a chance your pet’s sensitive nose and paws will be harmed.

Rely on the Professionals for Effective Rodent Removal

Do not attempt to remove the rodents from your living space on your own. Lean on our rodent removal team to get the job done right on the first try. We have the equipment, expertise, and skills necessary to safely remove the rodents from your home or office without exposing you and your loved ones to risk. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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