The Problem with At-Home Pest Remedies: Why You Should Leave it to the Professionals to Get Rid of Pests

When you find a pest in your home, you want to get rid of it quickly and cheaply. Many people rush to their nearest store to grab something from the pest control aisle or take to the World Wide Web to find a solution they can create at home. In the moment, this seems like a great idea, but at-home treatments often do not solve the issue and can often worsen your pest problem.

Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is quoted as saying, “When a homeowner attempts to treat a pest problem on their own, they are often treating the ‘tip of the iceberg’, and not the root cause of the problem. The pests you see might be eliminated, but a larger infestation can continue to grow out of sight. These infestations can pose significant health risks to your family and cause damage to your property.” (Source:

Here are some pests that should always be left to the professionals:



Termites are a nasty wood-boring insect that cause up to $5 billion dollars in property damage yearly. This pest is often referred to as “the silent destroyer” because of their ability to go undetected when causing damage. Termites are not something that a homeowner is able to treat with an at-home remedy. These pesky bugs require a special treatment that only a pest control service can provide.

If you have active termites on your property or if you are interested in early detection and prevention of  termites, we have you covered. Our philosophy is to use the most effective treatment right out of the gate, so we implement a soil treatment method rather than a termite-baiting system for treatment of active termite colonies. With soil treatments, we eliminate the colony with one service instead of depending on termites to locate the bait. For early detection and prevention of termites, our InsectaShield plan includes termite monitoring the perimeter of your home. Once installed any future termite activity or treatments are covered at no additional cost.

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According to the NPMA’s Bed Bugs in America survey, bed bugs are THE most difficult pest to treat ( Most at-home solutions make the bed bug situation worse. For instance, many people attempt to treat with “bed bug bombs” or aerosol foggers, what they do not realize is that this actually drives bed bugs into other areas of their home. The spread of this pest is not something you want in your home, trust us!

We have a special heat treatment designed just for this stubborn bug. It is 100% effective, chemical-free bed bug treatment option that will get your home back to normal and bed-bug free in just one day. Thermal Remediation® is not only the most effective treatment currently on the market, it is environmentally friendly and eliminates all stages of bed bugs, from egg to adult.

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No one ever likes to get stung by one of these insects, especially if stings cause you an allergic reaction. Dealing with the nests of these creatures should always be left to the professionals.

Sprays and traps do not get to the root of the problem of eliminating the entire colony.

Leave it to a team that can get to the root of it. Our pest experts know exactly how to deal with these cruel critters. Longtime customer Callie Miller has used our services to eliminate stinging creatures outside and had this to say, “Carpenter bees always seem to be an issue in the summer months. The professionals at Bug Zero treat our home regularly and it solves the problem immediately every time!”

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If you have an insect infestation that just will not go away, it is time to contact a professional. There is often more to the issue than the symptoms that are being treated at the surface. The professionals will know exactly what to look for and the best method to finally eradicate the pesky pests.

Lingering issues can often lead to further issues down the road, so make the choice to get professional pest control before that happens.


If you are looking for friendly, professional and cost-effective services give us a call today! We are more than happy to help you in your journey to a pest-free home!


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