While it is possible to do it oneself, there are a myriad of choices out there, and not all of them work for the same pests. A professional will assess the situation, noting the types of pests in the home, and will then specially treat the home for said pests. With a professional, there is a guarantee that the pests will not come back in a specific time period, and if they do, the professionals come back and retreat.
For those worried about pets, and pest control, there are a number of pest control products on the market that are actually very harmful to domestic pets, and these can even cause death if eaten (oftentimes, dogs can choke on ant or roach traps, or get upset stomachs from eating poison).
Professional pesticides, however, are typically administered at just a one percent concentrate, which are effective enough to kill small insects, but pose no threats to animals or people. Additionally, the droplets do not remain in the air long enough to be a threat to breathing.
Even the residue that is left behind is only toxic to bugs, not your pets.
Those who are looking for general pest control in Alpharetta, Georgia, who want to make sure their pets are kept safe from harmful chemicals or traps, should consider calling a professional.