5 misconceptions about pest control.
Avoiding the Misconceptions About Pest Control
Misconception #1: You should wait as long as possible before you have your home or business professionally serviced for pest control.
Pests multiply rapidly. Every time you see a pest, for 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 business 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 business property.
Misconception #2: The only reason to have your home or business 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 hidingin 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 crawl into your clothing and surprise you 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 property. 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 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 as dangerous and highly contagious. It’s best to use consistent prevention and to take care of a rodent problem immediately.
In addition to getting rid of visible crawling pests, another important reason to manage the pests on your property is to get rid of venomous and disease infected pests that can harm your family and employees.
Misconception #3: One method of pest control is as good as another.
It would be quite easy to pick a pest control company, or method , but this is not true.
Professional pest control companies should be certified by the structural pest control services branch of the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). 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 company’s credentials and certification. This certification can not be bought. It has to be earned through hours of education, testing, schooling.
A certified technician in pest control eliminates pest much more thoroughly than a non-certified pest control company. Technicians are trained to use the correct type of materials for each type of pest problem. Our company uses only certified, trained, and licensed pest control technicians.
Misconception #4: You have to call several companies with high-pressure salesmen before you find someone willing to listen to your actual problems.
At LanYap we offer complete pest control packages to save you time and money and this service is free. At that time, we will go over all the different options available and let you decide which suits your needs and lifestyle.
Misconception #5: If it doesn’t smell, it doesn’t work!
We only use environmentally up-to-date materials and baits, regardless of cost.
Some pest control companies don’t use baits due to the extra expense. At LanYap, we believe in keeping our customers for life and choose the best materials available, taking your family, pets and plants into consideration at all times.