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Article posted on March 23, 2021

Is pest control worth it? 4 reasons why you should hire a professional

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As a homeowner, you need to get rid of rodents, bed bugs, cockroaches, termite colonies, and other home pests that can ruin your residence and expose your family to safety and health risks. For many people, this process starts with asking questions like: Is pest control worth it? Can I do this myself? Do I need to hire a professional pest control company or an exterminator?

The truth is, pest infestation is a big deal, and you need to choose an effective option that guarantees the best results. The last thing you want to do is invest time and resources in an option that simply doesn’t work. Instead of going for trial-and-error methods, here are four reasons why you should opt for a professional pest control company.

Is pest control worth it by Danny Kelly


You won’t risk your family’s health and safety.

There’s a lot of unhealthy risks that come with having pest issues in your home. Apart from damaging your property, pests are linked to multiple diseases like dengue, Lassa fever, and Lyme disease. Professional pest control will help you get rid of them so that your family stays safe and healthy.

You’re probably thinking, “I could just pull this off myself.” And you’re right, but the real question is, “at what cost?” While there are a bunch of self-help resources for pest control thanks to the internet, DIY pest control puts too much on the line for your family’s health and safety.

First, pesticides are toxic, and one wrong move could mean trouble for you. For instance, you can end up with unsafe chemicals that have been mixed wrongly.

Let’s face it, watching a video on YouTube and reading a couple of blog posts cannot teach all you need to know to handle pest control safely by yourself. And even if you manage to figure out all the safety precautions, you cannot say the same for the members of your family. You need to hire pest control professionals who can guarantee everyone’s safety.

At Pest-ex, your health and safety are our priority, and we ensure that our insect control health and safety procedures are in line with Australia’s best pest control treatment practices. Our pesticides are odourless so that your family doesn’t inhale airborne residues. We apply the chemicals in the safest way possible using precision application tools and limit chemical exposure to the sensitive parts of your home.

Hiring a pest control company can protect your house from damage.

Imagine waking up one morning to discover that the entire hardwood beam in your kitchen is gone—not stolen, but eaten by termites and carpenter ants. If you let the termites stay, they’ll do a lot of structural damage to your home—they’ll eat your kitchen and bathroom wall framing areas as they did here, and you’ll end up spending lots of money on the repair.

Thankfully, this horror story doesn’t have to happen to you. If you hire our termite treatment and control services, we’ll sweep your home clean of all of Australia’s destructive termites and protect your family from future termite attacks.

Watch: Potential damage to a home destroyed by termites:

It will save you Time and Money

When you weigh the pros and cons of all available pest control options, hiring a professional pest control service is the best way to save time and money. When a pest infestation hits, you need a plug-and-play solution, not trials.

Pest and termite treatment

At Pest-Ex, we will assess your unique needs and offer the best solution to your home’s pest problems—whether it’s installing a Termidor chemical barrier or bait systems. If you need a second opinion on termite protection, our pest control experts are happy to help too!

So how does professional pest control save you money and time? First, It eliminates multiple trial-and-error by providing the perfect solution to your challenge.

You don’t have to keep wasting time with random solutions from different blogs and videos, hoping something would click while pests continue to tear down your home. Depending on the type of pest infestation and whether you’re dealing with a sizable colony, professional pest control can complete treatments in 1–6 hours.

Watch: How a customer lost $25,000 by trying to do their own servicing

Hiring a pest control company is proactive

Apart from treating existing pest infestations, expert pest prevention services can help you avoid future attacks and avoid further damage from pest breeding colonies. The earlier you brought in professionals to handle the pest situation in your home, the easier it is to arrest the situation and prevent severe damage.

If you do not stop these termites and other pests, they’ll simply keep destroying things until there’s nothing left of your home, and then they’ll leave too. You can hire Pest-Ex to provide all-year pest-control services for your home so that you don’t have to deal with any nasty pest surprises.

Under house termite and pest inspection

Watch now: What happens when you don’t proactively treat termites:


Pest control professionals have vast knowledge in handling different types of pest infestations, so you can be sure that the pests have nowhere to hide. In the long run, their services are more affordable, preventative, and proactive.

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Ready to say goodbye to insect infestations for good? Book Pest-Ex pest control experts. We offer pest control solutions and integrated pest management. Our professional pest control technicians will make sure your home is pest-free.

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Kent Bailey
11 months ago
Just had my home barrier treatment for termites by Pest Ex. In every way a brilliant job and fantastic friendly service unlike...read more anything else I have struck on the Gold Coast. This is a very professional company and every person involved was excellent in every way. Strongly recommend them to all who read this review because you won't do better.
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Christie McCabe
a year ago
On time. Efficient. Friendly. Informative. Well priced. Our experience with Pest-Ex was easy from the moment Reception answered our call. Our routine...read more pest inspection could be done the next day (a Saturday which is most convenient for full time workers). Karl arrived at 7am with a smile to complete the service and carried out the work efficiently informing us of the process where required. Thanks team.
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Chris Burt
2 years ago
Very professional and able to identify our pest problem on the spot. Was on time and great communication with admin girls via...read more phone. Very conscious of keeping our pet safe after the treatment which was a classy touch. Highly recommend!
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6 months ago
Great people and always helpful and providing a good service.
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Lorrie Cruickshanks
a year ago
Thank you to Garyn who first identified the issues, he was extremely thorough and prompt and then to John and Janine and...read more the team who treated and area and placed the baits. The process was fully explained and they were extremely courteous and very professional. Thank you to all the team. The office also kept us up to date with when their representatives would be visiting and this is very much appreciated. Great work.
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Donna Hamerton
a year ago
After reading reviews, I'm glad that I chose Pest-Ex. Maria in the office was more than understanding to accommodate me and times....read more I was able to get a booking the same day I made the enquiry. Garyn my technician was even able to come earlier. When he arrived he was happy to explain everything that was going to happen and how to work around my pets and children. Need pest control done - hire these guys.
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Phoebe Worth
2 years ago
Impressed with the service. The technician Steve was on time, friendly and thorough - you could tell he was not rushing the...read more job. Will be using Pest-Ex again. Thanks guys!
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Mickey Ketch
a year ago
This company actually investigates the problem instead of just spraying your place and leaving. Very HIGH knowledge and experience in what they...read more do. They took the time to investigate the cause, the source of the problem and elimnated it completely which included going through every cupboard, cracks hiding spots the lot. We had a cochroach problem in our apartment for 3 months and we had 4 different companies come out and NONE of them investigated they only sprayed. After we called PestEx, Mr. Phillips was very knowledgeable and experienced eliminating our problem entirely. We also use PestEx in our shop and both Mr Phillips and Marty are EXCELLENT in resolving and maintaining pest problems. HIGHLY RECOMMEND PEST EX. BEST I'VE SEEN IN QUEENSLAND.