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Pest Control: DIY or Professional? January 11, 2019

Wailuku Ahupua`a, Kahului
Pest Control: DIY or Professional?, Kahului, Hawaii

When it comes to pest control, there are two main methods open to you: doing it yourself or having trained pest removal experts do it for you. While doing it yourself may seem like the easiest and simplest option, each residential pest control method has its own pros and cons to consider before making your decision. Below is more information about handling pests on your own and why you should reconsider before you do.

The Benefits of DIY Pest Extermination

Tackling your pest control services without a professional does have its benefits. For one, you’ll be able to complete the treatment on your own schedule instead of waiting for an available appointment during business hours. Another benefit is being able to attempt alternative pest measures— such as sealing points of entry in your home, fixing leaking taps, and securely storing foods—before resorting to pesticides and chemicals. According to the EPA, pesticides used on farmlands or residences can contaminate natural resources, including drinking water, so limiting your use of them is better for everyone. If alternative methods don’t work, you can choose the products that target your specific issue while fitting in your price range, and it will likely cost less than paying for an exterminator. If you have pets, you’ll be able to utilize pet-safe solutions, too.

The Disadvantages

pest controlWhen considering the disadvantages, however, the benefits of doing it yourself begin to shrink. The primary disadvantage is safety. Using pesticides without experience or training can lead to unsafe exposure and contamination of the land and water. A trained professional will have extensive knowledge of how to safely use pesticides, especially their professional-strength products. This leads to another disadvantage of DIY-ing pests: efficacy. Store-bought solutions aren’t as strong as professional treatments, and you may not know all of the needed steps beyond pesticides to eliminate your problem.

You have a lower chance of successful eradication if you do it on your own, especially with an infestation. Plus, if anything goes wrong or the treatment is ineffective, a professional will have insurance and culpability. They would likely repair damages and repeat treatments at no cost to you, whereas doing it on your own would leave you paying for all of it out of pocket.


When you’re in need of professional pest control services, put your home or business in the hands of Aloha Pest Solutions in Kahului, HI. With more than a decade of experience, they provide pest removal and extermination options that will make your home yours again. Whether you’ve noticed a few spiders or have a roach infestation, they’ll inspect your home and explain the recommended treatment, ensuring the safety of you, your pets, and your house. Licensed and insured, their skilled and trained technicians will handle all manner of Hawaii’s pests, including roaches, mice, spiders, wasps, and more. Learn more about their pest removal services online, then call (808) 877-3100 to schedule your residential pest control appointment.

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