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Do It Yourself (DIY) Pest Control

Before selecting a product or rushing into a decision on how to solve your pest problem, there are important things to consider:

For the Do-It-Yourself-er who enjoys home-improvement projects, integrated pest management (IPM) incorporates many common sense approaches such as removing food sources, sealing entry points, controlling moisture problems, and using pesticides, if necessary. Using an IPM approach can reduce or eliminate the need for pesticides.

When should I ask for help from a pest management professional?

Consider contacting a certified, professional applicator if:

If you need more information on reducing risks before starting your DIY pest control project, or any pesticide-related topic, please call NPIC at 1-800-858-7378 (8:00am - 12:00pm PST), or email us at npic@ace.orst.edu.

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Last updated September 18, 2020

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