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Spray it Yourself: When to DIY and When to Call the Pest Experts

It can be tempting to try and DIY just about everything around the house in an effort to save money. However, if you do something, including pest control, incorrectly, it could end up costing you much more in the long run and in the meantime, your home could experience damage. There are certainly some pest control tasks that you can do yourself, but it is also important to know when to call in the experts.

DIY Pest Control


Even if you keep your home clean and try to eliminate entry points, you may end up with a few ants in your home during the warmer months. Oftentimes, this is something you can handle on your own with the help of ant traps that you can purchase at your local hardware store. However, if the problem persists, it is time to contact the professionals so that they can get rid of the nest.


Spiders tend to be a seasonal occurrence and they can actually be helpful when it comes to controlling other pests like earwigs, flies, and mosquitoes. However, you probably aren’t a big fan of having them crawling all over your house. If you do find a spider, you can trap it by placing a water glass over it, sliding a piece of paper underneath, and releasing it outside.

Time to Call the Pest Experts


You do not want to mess around if you have noticed any signs of termites; call the professionals right away. Since it can be difficult to detect termites, you might not notice they are around until your home has experienced extensive damage. That is why it is a good idea to invest in regular inspections. 


Wasps can be quite aggressive, especially if they think that their nest is under attack. A single wasp can sting multiple times and the sting can be quite painful. If you have a nest in your yard, do the safe thing and call in a professional exterminator.

Typically, a few pests here and there probably aren’t part of a larger problem and you should be able to address the issue yourself. However, if you are dealing with a dangerous pest or anything that could be a larger infestation, call the experts at Capital Pest.

Capital Pest is proud to be a family-owned and operated pest control company serving Raleigh, NC and its surrounding area (Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Clayton, Pinehurst, Pittsboro, Fuquay-Varina, etc). Contact us for our pest control services today!