Do You Need a Professional Exterminator?

Most homeowners who perform their own pest control activities do so because they want to save money. They think about the pay that they will have to give to a professional exterminator, and think that it is better to do it themselves. Others are not comfortable with a stranger going to every corner of their home in search of pests. However, studies show that there are more advantages to hiring an exterminator than doing it yourself. To start with, these are professionals who have been trained and so, they understand their job perfectly. The following are some of the reasons you should choose professionals to remove bedbugs, cockroaches, and other pests.

They use specially formulated products.

Have ever stopped to think about your safety when you use the pest control products from local stores? When faced with cockroach infestation, some people simply buy products without thinking about the harm to their heath. Even though a professional exterminator will use the same products, they know how to formulate them so that they do not cause any harm. They will get rid of the pests while protecting you and your family at the same time.

They know how to find and identify pests.

You may spray the entire house thinking that all the bedbugs and cockroaches have died only to see them crawling out of their hideouts the other day. This is because you do not know how to find them. These insects know how to hide from harmful substances and will sense when you are about to poison them. On the other hand, a professional cockroach service will know where they hide and get them out. They are the kinds of contractors that will kill up to the last pest and leave your house free from any of the nuisance caused by them.

It saves your time.

If you are a professional who is always busy at work, the benefits of hiring a professional pest exterminator are quite obvious. You will not have to waste your time on DIY projects. Instead of that, you can leave them to work on this project as you go on with your daily routine. The best part is that you will come back home to a house that is now free from pests.

Clearly, the benefits of hiring a professional pest exterminator are almost endless. However, you need to be careful with the exterminator that you choose. Find out is they have the capacity to get rid of all the cockroaches and bedbugs. You also may want to know the methods that they use to get rid of these pests.

They company that I use in Jersey City for one of my rental properties there is Jersey City Exterminators.  Their site is  They come when they say they are going to come, they get the job done, and they follow up to make sure that what they did worked.  And, if it didn’t, they come back and take care of it.  It frees me up to worry about other things, like crown moulding. 🙂

My Work Website and Its Travails

I was talking yesterday to the guy who designed my website, and he was telling me how out of date the site is.  I get it.  I’m a hands on guy, but not a keyboard.  I like to use my hands to cut 2×4’s and to drill holes, but not to spend an inordinate amount of time on the computer (I dictate this stuff to my wife who posts it on my blog for me.).  Anyway, so he was going on and on about programming languages, HTML, and ecommerce and and all that.  Then he mentioned Ruby on Rails and more specifically a site called GitHub – which I guess is a place where all these web designer guys hang out and share their work with each other. I guess this Ruby thing has a lot of potential to make a site that can do a lot of stuff – like sell things, or offer programs to my clients (maybe a design program so they can visualize a new kitchen perhaps?) and he was trying to sell me on it.


The downside is that designing a site using this platform will give me more flexibility later, but HOO is it more expensive! My question is if anyone has had any experience with a Ruby Rails website.  I guess it would be worth the extra development expense if it gives me a lot of flexibility later as my business grows  – then, apparently, I can offer all sorts of other goodies on the site that I would not be able to offer if I had a more basic site.  I could, conceivably have a software program designed that does something useful and charge a monthly fee.  Then if i get enough people signing up, it will be more money coming in every month. Just have to figure out something really useful!


PS the GitHub site can be found here.  Let me know if any of you have any thoughts about this.