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Getting the Most Out of Your Dollar: Breaking Down Basic Home Pest Control Products

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It can be extremely tempting to shop the basic home pest control products at your local store when you find evidence of pests in your home. America is full of DIY types of people, and the tendency is understandable. If you must go it alone, please take heed that there are a lot of bad products on your hardware store shelves.

Here is a list of the worst basic home pest control products on the market, and why you shouldn’t bother with them.

Snake repellent

There is a big difference between the snake repellent products you can buy, and the ones that are available to pest control professionals. Instead of trying snake spray yourself, a physical barrier, such as a solid wood or fine-mesh fence, is often an effective DIY option for excluding snakes from your yard. But if that isn’t feasible or has already failed you, a professional can combine snake repellent applications and trapping methods to help rid your property of unwanted snakes. More often than not, one of the best ways to reduce snake populations is to reduce their food sources. Reducing snake food sources (namely rodents) often reduces the presence of foraging snakes around one’s property.


Again, there is a big difference between the rodent control products available to you, versus the stuff that the professionals use. Untrained folks often don’t apply rodenticides correctly, or they place it in the wrong spots. Using this method of rodent control on your own will provide incomplete results every time. For the very best outcomes, rodenticide applications are always best left to trained experts.

Ultrasonic devices

There are ultrasonic repellent devices available to prevent all sorts of pests from coming near your home. The list includes rodents, mosquitoes, cockroaches, birds, and so many more. However, ultrasonic repellent devices have been proven, across the board, to be a completely ineffective waste of money. This is because these devices don’t pack much power to begin with. And when they send sound waves through walls, furniture, and floors, those weak sound waves are heavily dampened.


The insecticide sprays you can buy at your hardware store have two problems going for them. First, they are not very potent compared to the products that the professionals use. And second, they tend to only work on the bugs you physically spray. Professional products are designed to stick to the abdomens and feet of the critters who walk through the applications, so they can carry it back to the nest and spread it among the other bugs.

North Fulton Pest Solutions is confident in our technicians and the equipment and products they use. We use the highest quality products and the most technologically-advanced tools and methods available to achieve pest-free environments. We know that it can be tempting to reach for a can of spray in the home pest control products aisle, but we encourage you to instead seek the assistance of a professional.

With decades of experience and a team of highly trained pest control experts, North Fulton Pest Solutions can offer much more reliable pest control than anything you can get at a store.

Skip the basic home pest control products scams and hire the experts. Contact North Fulton Pest Solutions to make your appointment right away.