Roach control is integral to a clean, healthy home or office, but the steps involved necessitate utilizing professional pest control services. Do-it-yourself (DIY) roach control is never a good idea, and here’s why.
Too Many Enemies To Count
Did you know that there are over 4,500 cockroach species worldwide? This fact makes it impossible for a homeowner to know his enemy and devise the right solution to remove the roaches from his house. In this age of DIY solutions seemingly available for every required fix, it’s tempting to jump online and seek out traps, baits, and other cockroach control ideas. However, often times these items fall well short of solving the problem because of their generic, “one size fits all” nature. In the end, you pay a lot for very little return.
When your home is infested with roaches, you’re up against the clock. Every minute wasted is another minute of growth for the roach colony. Unfortunately, the average homeowner lacks the time necessary for identifying exactly what kind of roach is in the home, and which pest control repellent will be most effective. This time crunch leads to hasty decisions and the purchase of products that may be short-lived, ineffective, or both. Moreover, few people have the time to explore behind walls, check the ceiling, and scour the basement in order to confirm exactly how many roaches are in the home. If you think there are only a handful of roaches in the house because that’s all you’ve seen together at one time, you’re probably mistaken – and this error can cause big problems.
Professional pest control companies like Action Pest Exterminating possess extensive training in the deployment of pesticides, many of which can endanger a person’s health if not handled properly. Knowing exactly when, where, and how much of a chemical solution to apply is the type of knowledge that homeowners lack. This know-how means the difference between a safe, effective roach control approach, and one that is ineffective and endangers the members of a household.
Myriad Problems To Address
As mentioned earlier, there are thousands of different roaches in the world. Different roaches have different characteristics, and a successful preventive pest control approach must be adaptable to various issues. For example, some roaches only appear in dirty homes, while others will show up regardless of whether a home is dirty or clean. Also, certain roaches carry viruses and diseases that require a specific defense. Roaches also differ in terms of where they like to congregate, how fast they breed, and what they like to eat.
Attempting a DIY approach to solve a roach infestation will almost certainly result in an exercise of trial and error, during which a person can end up spending hundreds of dollars before finally hitting on a worthwhile solution. Of course, during the trial and error process your roach problem is only worsening. In the end it’s a common misconception that DIY roach control is a money-saver.
Trust The Pros At Action Pest Exterminating
For proven, professional pest control solutions, trust the experts at Action Pest Exterminating, service the greater Charlotte area. Our diverse expertise covers roaches, termites, and bed bugs, as well as rodents. Contact us today and ask about our five-step process for making your home pest-free.