Everyone has heard of pest control, and we’re all aware of the benefits it can bring – at least on a grander scheme. But there are also a handful of misconceptions about pest control that can be generally harmful. See some of the top misconceptions as we debunk some misinformation surrounding pest control. When it comes to residential pest control services, New England is covered by Bain Pest Control.
1. All Methods Are Just as Good
It’s simply not true to say that one method of pest control is the same as another. The method of pest control should be chosen only after evaluating the full scope of the pest problem – and that goes beyond just what we may see. A pest control professional can evaluate need and provide a targeted, strategic plan to fix the problem as quickly as possible.
2. You Don’t Need Pest Control until You Spot a Pest
Unfortunately, when you see a pest inside your home, chances are that the problem is bigger than it may look. In many cases, pests will live and breed silently. Seeing a pest or an obvious sign of them can often indicate that there’s an infestation that’s lurking in the shadows.
3. I Don’t See the Pests Anymore, So They’re Gone
Some may believe that the pest problem is eliminated after one treatment. If I can’t see them, they’re not there… right? Wrong. A pest control professional will be able to give you the full run-down on the scope of the pest problem, how long the treatment should last and what the scope of the entire treatment process will be.
4. DIY Is the Same as a Professional
While some DIY techniques are effective, they typically aren’t powerful – or safe – enough to handle a pest problem of a larger scope. Furthermore, there are some types of pests that we highly do not recommend attempting to treat yourself, such as termites. To err on the safer side, it’s always best to consult a professional.
5. Pest Control Is Hazardous to My Health
While it’s true that some pest control techniques can contain strong chemicals, there are also a number of options that are safe for you, your family members, and your pets. This is why it’s safer to consult with a pest control professional about your pest issue. They can tell you what products you’ll need and give you all the details you’ll need regarding safety.
When in need of residential pest control services, New England residents should call Bain Pest Control today to schedule their free consultation.