if you’ve got pest problems, the easiest solution may seem to be spraying with a simple bug repellant you find at the store. However, not all bug repellants and killers are the same. While a simple “over the counter” bug repellant may keep some pests at bay, many more will be resistant and still find a way into your home. Here’s what to do if pests are taking over your life.
Ant, roach, and rodent repellants can be purchased at your local hardware store, and comes in many forms. It’s important to remember that these substances may be harmful if the product label directions are not followed. Unfortunately, they typically won’t solve an infestation either.
Sprays are meant to kill the bugs you see and act as a deterrent. Most over-the-counter products have no lasting effect. If the ants, roaches, or rodents are still able to enter your home, they will simply find a way around the spray. Plus, their colony or family will still be intact, producing more and more pests, all of which will be hungry and headed for you.
In addition, some ant colonies or rodent nests are nearly impossible to reach without specialized equipment. If a colony or nest is located within your walls, a simple spray that anyone can buy will not be sufficient to properly treat it. Similarly, outdoor colonies can extend far below the surface, which is where most over-the-counter treatments stop working.
In addition to insufficient delivery of treatment, pests can continue to thrive for one other simple reason: the breeder survives. Pest problems don’t start in your home, they start in the nest. Most pests have a primary breeder, whether that’s one male mouse or a queen ant, and that breeder will continue to produce more and more pests no matter how many you are able to kill.
Killing a few roaches or ants is possible with at-home pest repellants. However, if you want a long-term solution, you need to call an exterminator service. Only a professional exterminator in Tampa can help you keep your home and family safe from rats, roaches, mice, and ants. The sooner you call, the sooner you can feel safe in your home.
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