Common Pest-Control Mistakes in Ajax And How To Avoid Them

Once you come across those pesky pests in your house, you obviously want to get rid of them instantly. Pest infestation is not a rare occurrence and is quite common in Canada, just like the rest of the world. When homeowners come across a pest infestation, they often try some DIY methods that they find on the internet. It’s not all bad to go about it that way, but the problem is how you do it. Most homeowners make various mistakes when dealing with pests on their own. To avoid those mistakes, here is a simple guide. Here you can know about those common mistakes and take some practical steps in dealing with pests.

1.  Leaving the Food out

When you acknowledge that there are pests in your house and still leave some edibles outside, it is definitely a mistake. Even if you never find any pest in your home, leaving any food item on the dining table or kitchen counter is not the best practice. By doing so, you may be inviting those pests if there aren’t already there. And if there is already a pest infestation, you need to be very careful with what you leave out before you go to bed.

2.  Not Taking Out The Garbage

The best way to avoid any pest infestation is to take out the trash regularly. Once you get all comfortable on your couch and your favourite show is on, all you want is to watch it and then go straight to bed. Picking up that bag of trash and going out to set it aside is a huge effort, but it is really effective in keeping the pest away.

3.  Not Calling The Pest Control Expert

One more mistake that homeowners usually make while dealing with the pest is that they ignore professional help. There may be many reasons to do that. Maybe it’s your super busy routine or something else. But this is a mistake that brings in more of those pests. In case of an infestation, you immediately need to pick that phone and dial your local pest control expert.

4.  DIY Pest Control Mistakes

Homeowners often try DIY methods to control the pest in their houses. There is no harm in trying some of the working techniques. The problem comes when you attempt DIY techniques that can mess it up further. For example, there are ants in your house. You use a store-bought pesticide over and over, and those ants will quickly become tolerant. Then you won’t be able to deter them with those sprays anymore. To overcome this problem, you need to know your pest well.


the best you can do to deal with the pest infestation is by letting the professionals do it. You may already have so much going on in your life that you will not find it easy to do it all yourself. And even if you get rid of the pest on your own somehow, what about their return. Professional pest controllers make sure that the pests don’t come back that easily. That is because dealing with them once is already enough.

Waheed Ahmed, CEO of Pesticon Pest Control

Written by: Waheed Ahmed Founder & CEO, Pesticon Pest Control

For over 18 years, Waheed has provided customers with the best pest control services in the Greater Toronto Area. The longevity of Pesticon is due to his philosophy of genuinely caring for his customers and putting them first. It's this kind of passion that has won him the HomeStars Award over 9 years in a row. 

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