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DIY vs. Professional Pest Control

If you are looking into pest control, you likely have a pest problem that you need to solve. Depending on the pest, you may think that DIY maybe your best and the most cost saving option. However, that may not be the case. Read on to learn all about DIY vs. professional pest control and their pros and cons.

DIY pest control

DIY (or do-it-yourself) pest control can take many different forms for people living in Salem and Portland, OR. You could use plants or other natural solutions to control the pests in your yard. You could put out rodent traps, ant traps, or spray for pests in your home. You may just keep a handy bottle of Off around.

All of these types of DIY pest control are valid and can work reasonably well. But, DIY pest control has cons as well as pros. Read on to find out more.


  • Overall, DIY pest control methods will cost less than professional pest control services.
  • DIY pest control is also relatively convenient. Just pick up your supplies and use them whenever you have a chance. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
  • Depending on the type of DIY pest control you are using, there may be no application of chemicals to your home or yard.


  • DIY pest control solutions will often not work well in large pest outbreaks. They are really only designed for small jobs or fixes.
  • DIY pest control products will have instructions on their labels. However, you will likely not have the level of experience and knowledge of a professional pest control technician. So, it is more likely that you could miss something important.

Professional pest control

Professional pest control services, like Squish! Pest Control in Portland and Salem, OR, are professional whom you pay to remove unwanted pests from our home and yard. These professionals are typically very experienced and licensed. All you have to do is set up an appointment and watch them work.

Like DIY pest control, professional pest control comes with its own pros and cons.


  • Professional pest control will be much less work for you. All you have to do is set up the appointment. The technician takes care of the rest.
  • Professional pest control services may end up being cost effective because it can stop large pest problems quickly. So, you will not have to keep purchasing DOY materials form the store.
  • The pest control products that a professional company uses are typically stronger and more effective than DIY products.


  • The cost of professional pest control will be more than DIY pest control, especially the upfront costs.
  • Not all professional pest control companies are alike. You have to do research to ensure that you are using a reputable and effective company. The presence of a guarantee will show that the pest control company believes in their pest solutions.


If you decide to go with a professional pest control company and you live in Salem and Portland, OR, you should call Squish! Pest Control. We offer a 100% guarantee on all of our services. Plus, our staff is all fully licensed and trained. You will never have to wonder at our effectiveness or worry about our professionalism.

DIY pest control is a completely valid option for small pest problems. But, if you have a large infestation, you need a professional pest control company. Call Squish! Pest Control today and learn what we can do for you.

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When your doorbell rings, you can be confident that the person Squish Pest Control has sent to your home to take care of your control and extermination is a true professional. We carefully screen, background check, and conduct lengthy interviews with prospective employees. Squish Pest Control technicians also undergo extensive training, both in the classroom and on the job with a mentor, before they are allowed to work on their own. You can rest easy knowing that your problem is in good hands with Squish Pest Control.

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Josh from squish pest has been helping keep us ant free for a couple of yrs now and they are amazing always helpful if something comes up or we have any questions. Prices very reasonable. Would highly recommend to anyone in need of pest control.

  • December 5th, 2019

Great locally owned service. Reliable response times. Friendly service techs.

  • January 17th, 2019

About Us

Squish Pest Control has proudly been providing expert pest control and bed bug control in Salem and Portland for over 8 years. Squish Pest Control is a Salem and Portland locally owned and operated company; we take pride in servicing the community that we live in. We value your time, so when you call we'll schedule an inspection or service time that is convenient for you. Our technicians are thoroughly screened during our interview process. We only hire professionals we would want to service our own homes. We background check all employees and make new hires go through extensive training both in the books and on the job before they can service a home or business alone. We also believe in and practice continuing education, ensuring our technicians are always providing the best service possible. You can rest easy knowing that when your door bell rings Squish Pest Control has sent a true professional to resolve your Salem and Portland pest issue. Squish Pest Control provides a free quote Salem and Portland. Our technicians will take the time and care to thoroughly explain the treatment options best suited for your particular problem. Our professional service is convenient as well as effective.
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We conduct a thorough home inspection. We will identify the source of your pest problem.


We put together a plan that best fits your home in order to eliminate and protect against pest.


We exterminate your pest problem.