When it comes to pest control, you’re better off calling a professional than doing the job yourself.

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Today my guest Jerry Cornell of Bug Fighter Pest Control will talk about why you’re better off hiring a professional exterminator to handle pest control in your home instead of trying it yourself. 


Many people prefer to make the trip to Lowe’s or Home Depot, buy some pesticides, and spray their own home rather than call a professional (I do the same thing). And the ironic thing is, you can buy nearly all the same pesticides that an exterminator can. The difference between hiring a professional and trying to do the job yourself, though, is that these professionals are a part of a highly regulated industry that features a lot of continuing education. 

In other words, they know the state and federal regulations regarding pest control, and they know which insects are in your home and the proper chemicals to use to get rid of them.


"Spraying your home brings invaluable peace of mind."


If you’re new to the Las Vegas area and you moved here from California, we have a lot of the same insect problems that California does. Black widows, scorpions (the smaller, the deadlier), centipedes, wasps, and cockroaches can all cause problems for Las Vegas homeowners. 


So how often should you have your home sprayed? At Bug Fighter Pest Control, they spray the exterior of homes once a month from March through November. They don’t spray during winter since most of the insects are dormant then. Spraying this often will maintain a nice perimeter around your home so you don’t have to spray the interior as often. For commercial properties, they spray year-round and do both the interior and exterior. 


Each situation is different, but if you have small children or pets in your home, you can rest assured that once a chemical dries, the area it’s coating is perfectly safe. 


The bottom line is, spraying your home brings invaluable peace of mind. The last thing you want as a homeowner is to see roaches scatter every time you open your front door, or spiders hanging from the ceilings. You pay a lot for the home itself, so you should have a clean environment you feel safe in. 


If you have any questions for Jerry or you’re interested in having your house sprayed, you can give him a call at (702) 714-1536. 


As always, if you have any other real estate questions for me or you’re thinking of buying or selling a home soon, feel free to reach out to me as well. I’d love to help you.