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When DIY Pest Control Doesn’t Work

As a homeowner, you can take certain steps to keep pests away from your home. There are DIY methods that sometimes work: keeping food sealed tight in the pantry, using herbs to repel certain bugs, or placing traps. What about situations where pests are out of control? Homeowners have a certain set of tools that only work in some conditions, but professional pest control methods reign supreme. Here are situations where you would need the help of a pest control professional.

Rodent infestations

Rodents can cause structural damage to your home, apartment or office. Mice and rats will gnaw at books, paper, wood and more to build their nests. They will also chew on wiring and defecate inside your home. These are not pests you want living anywhere near your home or office.

Rodents can cause significant damage within a short amount of time, so it’s important to take care of the problem. Pest control professionals have a set of tools to handle rodent infestations. Many DIY rodent control methods involve the use of store-bought traps. These are not pleasant to dispose of, especially if the rodent is still alive. Pest control professionals can take care of this for you.

Cockroach control

Once cockroaches breed in your home, they are difficult to stop. Some DIY methods include setting out a deadly solution for the cockroaches to eat. These solutions later kill the cockroach. This doesn’t always work to solve the overall problem – since you have hundreds living in unseen places and they will not encounter the solution.

CimeX Control Pest Management

Cockroaches can carry deadly diseases, transferring E. coli and salmonella from one food source to the next. No one wants to get sick because of a cockroach infestation. If you know you have a problem, contact a pest control professional as soon as possible.

In addition to rodent and cockroach infestations, there are other pests that are difficult to control on your own. If you have a pest control problem in the Pheonix area, contact the professionals at CimeX Control. Call us for a free inspection. We build relationships with our clients so they feel free to communicate with us about their unique challenges. We also tailor our plans to each pest problem, making sure we remove critters the first time. Call us at (602) 688-4985 or send us a message at