6 reasons you should use a professional pest controller

6 reasons you should use a professional pest control service

While most pests are completely harmless, there are the odd few ones which can pose health risks. Whether you are concerned about your health or not, you should always call the professionals to handle your pest situation.

Of course, your safety and that of those around you will always be the priority, but there are several other incentives for hiring a pest control service too. Read on to find out what these are.

Cost of a Pest Control Service

Saving money might not seem like the most obvious benefit when hiring any professional service, but it can certainly work out that way in the long run.

Pigeons, for example, are one of the most common pests in London and can cause significant damage to your property if they nest in your gutters or drains. If they are not effectively removed, you could be hit with a hefty repair bill which would vastly outweigh the initial cost of hiring a pest control service.

Pest Controllers Use Chemicals Safely

Professional pest controllers will use a variety of different tools and products. Some of these – like rat poison – can be bought by anyone, but can still be dangerous to you and your pets.

To avoid any harm, a professional will always use tamper resistant bait boxes to protect both humans and other non-target species.

They also have the freedom to use a minimum 3kg of rodenticide. Given the 300g maximum limit for amateurs, it’s not uncommon for the pest to develop a resistance to the chemical used by a non-professional.

Professionals will not only use these chemicals in a safe manner, and they often use products which are more environmentally friendly than those you might buy yourself.

Correct Identification in Pest Control

The way a pest is dealt with is almost entirely determined by their species, so it’s important to identify them correctly. This can sometimes be difficult if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking at.

Despite their distinct differences in appearance, friendly bees are often confused for aggressive wasps, thus coming to unnecessary harm from humans. Professional pest controllers wouldn’t make this mistake, safely removing the bees and transferring somewhere completely risk free.

Correct Disposal of Pest Control Products

The work isn’t completely done as soon as a pest has been removed. Again, depending on the pest, chemicals, bait traps and other contaminated packaging can be left behind.

A professional pest control company will almost always provide a follow-up service not only to check the pest has been removed, but to also ensure any unsightly and potentially harmful equipment can be correctly disposed of.

Professional Advice you can Trust

While a professional pest controller will do most of the work for you, there will usually be precautions you can take yourself to limit the chances of that pesky pest ever bothering you again.

Of course, you can easily access general tips online, but these will not take your specific circumstances into consideration. A professional can advise based on a variety of factors such as the size of your property and the extent of the problem, having assessed the situation themselves.

Efficiency of a Professional Pest Control Service

The entire process of contacting and hiring a professional pest service may seem like a lot of hassle, but combatting the situation yourself could be significantly more time consuming. If you don’t use the right method, your pest problem can persist no matter what you try.

A professional can perform every step – from identifying the problem to removing it – far more efficiently than an amateur could, often while working to a schedule which suits your lifestyle.


If you have a pest issue and these points have convinced you to seek professional help, don’t hesitate to get in touch: 0208 430 4133 or email info@lnpestsolutions.com

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