Finding bugs in your house is a real pain. Nobody likes it, and everybody wants to do something about it. When trying to decide whether or not to go with a professional pest control company, many people think to themselves, “Oh, it’s just spraying some chemicals around the house. I can do that.” They go down to the local hardware store and pick up something with a picture of a roach on it and spray it all over their kitchen. Maybe it even works for a few days. But those darn pests always seem to come back. So you try a different chemical, or maybe you go online and try a home-made solution. But those darn pests always seem to come back. Well, here are 5 good reasons to hire a professional pest control company, so you can keep those darn pests from coming back without having to do it yourself.
Pest control technicians are trained to identify the pest before attempting to treat for them. Pest identification is one of the most important parts of pest control. Many pests, even those that seem like they would be similar, have different habits, live in different places, and have different needs. German roaches are found in entirely different places than American roaches, even if you see them both in the kitchen at night. The same goes with the different species of ants, or wasps, or rats, or just about any other pest you find in your house. Identification is key, and professional pest control companies are going to have technicians that are trained in this very thing.
The truth is, most pest control companies use the exact same, or at least very similar, techniques and products to prevent pests from getting into your home. There is more to choosing a pest control company than knowing what sprays and products go into a service. A company that develops passionate and knowledgeable employees who can problem solve and work together to provide you with the best service possible is the key to any successful pest control strategy.
Beyond simply spraying for bugs, there is a multitude of products that can be used to deal with an infestation. Pest control companies have access to numerous products, many far less invasive than a chemical spray. For many insects, baits are more effective. Some people may prefer taking an organic approach to dealing with their infestation. Your pest control company will have access to all of these products, and their technicians will be trained to choose the right one for the right job.
Pest control is a business with a lot of inherent risk. Doing it yourself exposes you to various chemicals, puts you up close and personal with wasps, spiders, rodents, snakes, and other pests, which can potentially do you harm. We are also trained on how to read the warning labels and signal words that are on every single pesticide container, and have the knowledge to react if an accident occurs. While these products are designed for use in and around our homes, they are still chemicals, and when handled improperly, they can pose a risk to people and pets. Why take that chance when you can have a professional pest control company take it for you?
Not every pesticide requires a license, but you can be assured that any professional pest control company is going to be filled with licensed individuals that have been trained on how to properly use their products. Pest control companies are required to put all of their technicians through government required training before they are allowed to send their technicians out on their own. The licensing training covers pest biology, the various laws involving pest control and pesticides, and most importantly of all, it covers how to use those products safely. While it is possible to take care of your bugs yourself, when you hire a professional pest control company, you are hiring a professional who has been specially trained to do the job for you.
Overall, hiring a professional pest control company to take care of your bugs is just a good idea. Yes, you could try to do it yourself, but why would you want to? Yes, many of the products pest control companies use can be picked up in stores or online. But why would you want to risk doing it yourself? Professional pest control companies have people who are trained to do the job properly, and know how to be safe about it. They know what to use and how to use it to make the bugs go away, and ultimately, that is what we all want. Why not hire the people are trained and spend every day doing just that? It just makes sense.