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Why Pest Professionals Are Better Than DIY

Posted on December 8th, 2016 by Knockout Pest

Pest Control | Long Island | NYC


Have you ever tried to deal with an infestation of termites, bed bugs, cockroaches, rodents, or any other pest? If you have then you know how difficult it can be to completely remove them from your home or business. Rather than trying to deal with bacteria-filled, destructive pests, a professional is exactly what you need and who you should hire.


Preserve Your Health
There are many pests in the local metro area that can infest your home or business and affect your health. Cockroaches and rodents are prime examples of pests that are covered in bacteria and will lead to serious illnesses. Bed bugs are another pest that can cause allergic reactions or rashes when bitten. By removing yourself from the equation, you can protect your health and well-being.

Finding & Eliminating the Source
Any person can kill a mouse in a trap or squish a cockroach, but it takes an expert to find the source that attracts them. A pest management professional will be able to inspect your home or business, look for common clues, and determine why the infestation exists. Once the source is removed, the remaining pests can be eliminated without fear of more coming back to terrorize your house.

Save Time & Money
A professional pest management company has the experience, manpower, and resources to efficiently remove infestations compared to the average person. While each infestation is different, you can be assured that hiring a pro will solve your pest problems quicker than you ever could. By saving time, you’ll also be saving money. Dragging out the time it takes to remove an infestation could become more expensive than if you were to just hire a professional pest control company.

It’s possible to remove a pest or two from your home on your own, but to get to the source of the problem — you’ll need a professional. When your home or business becomes infested with pests, contact Knockout Pest Control. To learn more, or to schedule an inspection, give us a call at (800) 244-7378.

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Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 10​4 countries.

This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (133 chapters), industry (15 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.


The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 91 BOMA U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.7 million jobs and contributes $234.9 billion to the U.S. GDP.


The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses.


The NYPMA is The Voice for pest management companies all throughout New York State. Becoming a member could be one of the best possible investments you’ll ever make for your business. Not only will you have the backing of the New York Pest Management Association behind your company, but you’ll also get listed locally within our directory. This is a big plus for consumers or businesses looking for a legitimate pest management provider they can trust.


CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms and other professionals who provide products and services to associations.


GreenPro, the world’s largest and most credible green certification program for pest management professionals, recognizes companies within our industry that are committed to providing commercial and residential customers with reduced risk, comprehensive, and effective pest control services.

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