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.