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Professional Pest Control Is the Way to Go

Pests can be a huge nuisance for homeowners: they can damage property, contaminate food, and cause many other problems. As pest control specialists, we understand the urge to take care of an infestation on your own at the first sign of a cockroach or ant trail. However, it is very common for an untrained eye to misidentify pests, over-spray their home, or underestimate the level of infestation on their hands.

Many DIY pest control solutions lack the comprehensive treatment to fully rid your home of pests. Read on to learn more about DIYs you shouldn't waste your time on, as well as what makes professional pest control the right choice for dealing with infestations.

Ineffective DIY Pest Control Solutions

Let’s take a look at some common DIY solutions for pest control and how they measure up against our professional standards.

Plants & Essential Oils

One common DIY solution is using essential oils or certain plants to repel insects. Eucalyptus, peppermint, tea tree oil, and lemongrass are all plants and scents that insects like ants, spiders, and mosquitoes are known to dislike. This may be true, but it will likely only repel a few pests here and there.

So, while your home and garden may smell great, you will likely still have some creepy crawlers lingering around.


Another popular DIY pest control solution is using traps. These may sometimes be effective for mice, ants, and roaches, but traps are not a sustainable solution and are often used incorrectly.

Traps also need to be placed strategically in order for them to work, and even then they only catch a limited number of pests. Traps alone will not be a strong enough solution for serious infestations.

Bug Bombs & Foggers

When facing a bigger pest problem, such as fleas, roaches, or silverfish, people often turn to store-bought bug bombs and foggers.

These products are designed to fill a room with poison gas in order to kill any insects inside. While this may sound like an effective solution, it actually isn’t. For one, these products are only a temporary fix. The insects will eventually return as the gas dissipates.

Additionally, bug bombs and foggers can be dangerous to humans and pets if used incorrectly. Skip the pest control aisle at the grocery store and give a professional team a call instead for a safer, more constructive solution.

Why Choose Professional Pest Control?

The bottom line is that professional, comprehensive, and continuous pest control is the only way to handle an infestation in your home. Here are a few reasons why:

  • We have the tools and knowledge needed to fully eliminate an infestation.
  • With a background in entomology and extensive experience, we can help you identify what kind of pests you’re dealing with.
  • We will create a customized treatment plan for your specific situation — pest control is not a one-size-fits-all industry.
  • We will continuously monitor your home and make sure the pests don’t come back.

Don’t wait until pests have taken over your home to call a professional. If you think you might have an infestation, or if you'd like to be proactive about preventing one, call your local pest control team today.

Paragon Pest Control Is The Team For You

There is a reason we do this for a living! With a commitment to honesty, quality, and innovation, Paragon Pest Control is prepared to take on your pest control needs to help reclaim your home comfort. Give our team a call today at (972) 449-4233 to discuss your options and to book your first service!