Are there advantages to hiring a pest management professional to protect your home and family from unwanted and sometimes unhealthy pests? Clark, your friendly pest, mosquito, and termite control – and lawn care – expert, says yes, there is.
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) recently surveyed a cross section of consumers, and here is what they found out about their attitudes toward hiring a pest management professional. Across generations, many homeowners will hire a professional for tasks that are unfamiliar. About one-third indicate that they almost always hire a professional.
- 46 percent of millennials, 52 percent of Gen X, and 60 percent of baby boomers indicated: “I will hire a professional for tasks with which I am unfamiliar.”
- 30 percent of millennials, 27 percent of Gen X, and 31 percent of baby boomers responded: “I almost always hire professionals.”
“Experienced,” “provides work guarantee,” and “trustworthy” are most consistently referenced as important in selecting a pest management professional. Among baby boomers, it’s also highly important to be “bonded/insured.”
More generally, a “well-known brand” and being “convenient to contact” are also important. For millennials, being “highly rated online” stands out as of greater relevance compared to the other generations.
The impact of online review sites varies across generations. Among millennials and Gen X, Facebook is the most influential source. For baby boomers, Angi (formerly Angie’s List) and the Better Business Bureau have greater credibility.
Take advantage of expertise
Choosing a pest management professional can offer several advantages over trying to go the do-it-yourself (DIY) route. Here are some reasons why it’s beneficial to hire a pest management professional:
Expertise and knowledge: Pest management professionals are trained and experienced in dealing with a wide range of pests. They possess the necessary knowledge of pest behavior, biology, and effective treatment methods. Their expertise allows them to accurately identify pests, understand their behavior, and recommend appropriate solutions.
Customized solutions: Every pest infestation is unique. A professional pest management service can tailor its approach to your specific situation. It will assess the extent of the infestation, identify the root causes, and develop a customized treatment plan to effectively eliminate the pests from your home.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Pest management professionals often follow an IPM approach, which focuses on long-term solutions rather than short-term fixes. They consider such multiple factors as pest biology, environmental impact, and prevention techniques to develop a comprehensive strategy that addresses the root cause of the infestation and minimizes the use of pesticides.
Safety and training: Clark Pest Control technicians are licensed and highly trained in the safe and responsible application of pest management materials. They know how to handle and apply pesticides in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, pets, and the environment.
Cost and time efficiency: While it may seem cheaper to attempt DIY pest management, it can often be less effective and lead to more significant expenses in the long run. Pest management professionals have access to high-quality products and tools that may not be available to consumers. They can efficiently and effectively eliminate pests, saving you time and money in the process.
Prevention and long-term solutions: Pest management professionals not only focus on eliminating existing pest problems, but also on preventing future infestations. They can identify vulnerabilities in your property and provide recommendations for sealing entry points, implementing preventive measures, and creating a pest-resistant environment.
Peace of mind: Dealing with pests can be stressful and disruptive. Hiring a pest management professional allows you to have peace of mind, knowing that experts are managing the situation. You can rely on their knowledge, experience, and specialized equipment to resolve the issue efficiently, allowing you to focus on other priorities.
While there are situations where minor pest issues can be resolved independently, hiring a pest management professional is often the best choice for more significant or persistent infestations. Their expertise, customized approach, safety measures, and long-term solutions can make a significant difference in effectively managing and eliminating pests from your home or business.
Got pest questions? Call Clark.
If you have questions on how to prevent and eliminate pests in and around your home, call or text (800) WE-NEED-YOU (936-3339) or email us at email@example.com. We are ready to help solve your pest issues.
Until next time, the pest management professionals at Clark Pest Control thank you for helping to keep unwanted pests out of your home.