Consumer’s Guide to Thorough Pest Control Service
Read This Guide And You’ll Discover:
- The biggest misconceptions about pest control.
- How visible pests are a sign of a rapid cycle of breeding.
- How some of the top selling over the counter products seem to make the epidemic of crawling pests worse.
- Which pests lay eggs in your carpeting, bedding, on furniture and in kitchen cabinets to create an unsanitary hazard to your entire family.
- How a single pair of German roaches can reproduce hundreds to thousands of baby roaches monthly (just a single pair).
- How the common house mouse can reproduce tens to hundreds of mice in just a few short months.
- The types of ants that can be just as destructive to wood as termites and how to prevent them from penetrating your interior walls.
- Termites and how to prevent them from infesting your home.
Did you know…
- Most pests multiply in hidden voids?
- That may sound disgusting, but facts show without professional help, most pests will breed so fast, your home will become a nursery of multiplying pests – some of them ready to breed in as early as 2 weeks.
- People have so many misconceptions about pest control that we have decided to offer this consumer education guide. Now when you select a pest control company, you can make an informed intelligent decision.
- In this consumer awareness guide, we’ll share with you three costly misconceptions about pest control. We’ll also offer four recommendations. We’ll give you nine questions you should ask a pest control company before you invite them into your home. We’ll also give you important facts about certain pests, and ways in which you can prevent further infestation.
Plus you’ll discover…
- How Some Pests Turn Your Home Into a Hatchery of More Pests.
- Within the first misconception about pest control, you’ll discover the cockroaches incredibly rapid breeding frenzy.
Avoiding the Misconceptions About Pest Control
Misconception #1: You should wait as long as possible before you have your home professionally serviced for pest control.
No. Pests multiply rapidly. Every time you see a pest– one example: a cockroach, there are approximately 20 in hiding. Many pests produce egg sacks that contain numerous eggs. For instance, the cockroach, lays an egg sack containing approximately 15 to 30 baby cockroaches. These baby cockroaches breed in as early as two weeks. A pest infested home will continually become more infested as long as you ignore the problem. Over the counter sprays and pesticides may help slightly, but by themselves are not enough. The longer you wait to have your home serviced, the more those pests will multiply and the more difficult it will he to eliminate the problem.
Misconception #2: The only reason to have your home serviced for pest control is to get rid of visible pests.
This is also false. As you already know, for every pest you see, there are multiples in hiding. If you have one type of pest in your home then it’s likely your home is a good breeding ground for other types of pests. Not surprisingly, those pests build colonies and nurseries in between your walls, underneath your home and in cracks and crevices you can’t see. Some of these pests can be poisonous and potentially dangerous. Even if you currently haven’t seen one of these pests, they can climb in your shoes, crawl into your clothing or hide in your bed sheets and surprise one of your loved ones with a venomous bite or sting.
What about pests you hardly ever see? Termites are one example. They remain in hidden voids. You need a certified technician to identify and show you where potential termite infestation may occur. And don’t forget about Carpenter Ants. They too are very dangerous to your home. These ants, much like termites, destroy wooden structures. Again, ask for a certified technician to look over your structure. Only then can you be sure you are protected and can prevent this type of infestation.
What about rodents and the Deadly Hanti-virus?
The Hanti-virus, known to some areas in the United States, has killed people without any bite. The Hanti-virus is a deadly, highly contagious disease spread through the deer mouse droppings (you probably have heard about this on national news segments). There are also numerous other diseases rodents can spread that are just a dangerous and highly contagious. It’s best to use consistent prevention and to take care of a rodent problem immediately. So in addition to getting rid of visible crawling pests. another important reason to manage the pests in your home is to get rid of venomous, and disease infected pests that can harm your family.
FACT: Cockroaches Breed 15 to 30 Baby Cockroaches With Each Eggsack Everyday!
Misconception #3: One method of pest control is as good as another.
This is also FALSE. It would be quite easy to pick a pest control company, or pest control method if this were the case, but this is not true. Professional Pest Control companies should be certified by the Indiana State Chemist. In addition, they should have a yearly license renewal to keep up to date with the latest technology. In many ways, that certification is like a degree in pest control. Ask to see your pest control companies credentials and certification. This certification can not be bought. It has to be earned through hours of education, testing, and schooling. A Certified technician in pest control eliminates pests much more thoroughly than a non-certified pest control company. They are trained to use the correct type of materials for each type of pest problem. In addition, they are professionally trained to eliminate pests from those hidden areas that are virtually impossible to reach unless your technician is a trained and certified professional. Our company uses certified, trained, and licensed pest control technicians.
What about Do-It-Yourself Methods in Pest Control?
You can purchase over the counter pesticides. Some of these over the counter pesticides use products with ingredients and chemicals that merely attack the nervous system of the pest. But, once this particular product dries, its effectiveness is completely gone. In these cases the only pests which it will affect are those who have direct contact with it while it’s wet. So, when you spray (for instance) a cockroach, or two… those two will die but the 20 or 40 in hiding can very well be untouched and alive still multiplying rapidly. Some people ask if the cockroach carries this chemical back to the nest of other cockroaches to kill them of. Many of these materials don’t work that way. In fact, if the cockroach makes it back to the nesting area, but the material has dried on its body, it will not affect any other cockroach even if it returns to the nesting area. When using pesticides on ants, you can make the problem worse. If you spray an anthill, for instance, the “live” ants carry a signal hack to the colony. The ants spread in satellite colonies. Thus, the anthills are spread into numerous anthills. There are also industrial strength pesticides you can purchase from janitorial supply stores and other industrial retail locations. The problem is that some chemicals leave toxic residue that can remain poisonous for years. This is a tremendous threat to loved ones and pets. In addition, some pesticides will not be the right prescription for your pest problem- they can cause allergic and respiratory reactions if you don’t know what you’re using. So the possibility here is you might not eliminate the pests you need to eliminate and the toxic residue which may remain in your home for years to come could harm the family. The most effective way to service your home is with a certified pest control technician. Ask to see credentials.
If you’re thinking about having your home serviced for pest control, we offer these four recommendations:
Recommendation #1: Make a commitment to yourself to get your home treated for pests by a professionally certified technician.
The longer it remains untreated, the more those pests will multiply. Delaying pest control can continue to pose a threat to your family and loved ones and increase the risk of contagious diseases being spread by rodents.
Recommendation #2: List your objectives.
Do you want environmentally up-to-date materials used to get rid of pests? Do you want your home to have a continuous pest management system that’s regularly treated by a stable company? Do you want the nesting areas eliminated and the possibility of more colonies to be prevented? Do you want to work with an honest, reputable company — or are you willing to risk working with the company that offers you the lowest price — knowing that company might not thoroughly treat your home?
Recommendation #3: Ask questions.
The way you learn about a company is to ask specific questions and listen carefully to the answers. Here are the questions we suggest you ask:
1. What type of equipment will you use to treat my home?
2. What types of pests can you eliminate from my home’?
3. How often should I get my home treated’?
4. What training have you had in pest control?
5. Are you a member of any trade associations and, if so, which ones?
6. Are you certified by the Indiana State Chemist and will you show me your certificate?
7. Have you updated your credit hours for continuing education in pest control this year?
8. Do you use environmentally up-to-date materials?
9. Do you guarantee your work?
By following these four recommendations, you’ll gain all the information you need to make an informed, intelligent decision. If you want a quick, cheap pest control job, many companies in the phone book can help you. Or you can buy over the counter products. Of course, we could never recommend that.
If you want your home to be completely and safely treated for pests — removing all types of pests, disease spreading rodents in a humane fashion, with safe, non-residue chemicals– then I invite you to call us. We’ll be happy to answer your questions — provide you a cost estimate over the telephone — or come into your home and give you a free written quotation without obligation of any kind.
We would like to thank you for spending the time to educate yourself.
Free Pest Control Audit…
What is it and what will it do for you?
We invite you to call us for your free pest control audit! It’s a fifteen minute thorough prescription of your home’s needs. Here’s what we will do:
- We’ll determine whether or not your home is vulnerable to certain types of pests.
- We’ll make recommendations on how to prevent those pests from coming back.
- We’ll point out hazardous areas which will attract pests.
- We’ll write up a prescription for you to keep.
- We’ll educate you about other types of pests and how to avoid future infestations.