Dangers of DIY Pest Control
There are many projects around the home that are suitable for DIY, but is that the case with pest control?
There are some DIY projects that are innately hazardous. These tasks call for a professional. One of these is pest control. Pest control often requires the expertise of people who know exactly what they are doing. Thanks to their professional insight they can solve a problem but also protect their surroundings and the live creatures—you and your pets—from harm.
The Difference an Expert Makes
Dawson’s Australia is a company that offers the kind of pest control Melbourne residents can trust. We will ensure that your family and pets are safe during and after the treatment of pests with the products we use.
Of course, pest control aims to eliminate pests, which can include the use of pesticides. Because they are designed to kill some pests, they can cause harm to others too. Therefore, it’s vital that trained pest control technicians are called in to apply the products correctly. They are taught to use them safely without causing harm to anything or anyone except the pest they’re trying to target.
Dangers Posed by DIY Pesticide Usage
In fact, it’s not only the usage of pesticides in the home that’s the problem. There can be various consequences later on if DIY pest control goes wrong. Without proper disposal of a pesticide, the poison can make its way into water and land, affecting crops, wildlife and domestic animals.
There have also been instances of vapours from DIY products that have caused explosions and collapsed buildings. For example, this bug bomb explosion in Sydney during 2020 that was caused by the misuse of bug bomb products, read about it here.
Not reading the instructions for DIY pest control can lead to very dangerous situations, which is why technicians are first trained before ever using these products.
These consequences are why it’s very important to follow instructions closely on any product you use. Some of the products that you can buy at your hardware store or supermarket are very dangerous when the instructions are not followed. You may obtain a substance over the counter, but it doesn’t mean that it’s safe to use. If you use these products in an incorrect manner, you can cause very serious damage to yourself, your family, or your pets.
Do it Right the First Time
If you opt for DIY pest control and the product you use doesn’t solve your problem, then it’s likely not the correct product, strength, or application. You need something else. That’s when Dawson’s Australia offers just the expertise you require. Our services are effective and safe, and our technicians are qualified and highly skilled.