Are you concerned about pests in your home?
Have you seen one of the tell-tale signs or just know that your home is prone to infection.
Well, you’re not alone! The US pest control industry was worth an estimated 7.5 billion dollars in 2014 and this figure has grown since. According to a 2019 IBISWorld report, the pest control industry in the US is worth 16bn, having 28067 active businesses, employing 135,121 persons.
If you think you have a pest problem then the first thing you should do is contact a professional firm to assess the issue. They will be able to advise you regarding the best treatment action and ways in which you can help to prevent pests from getting into your home in the future.
The number of treatments you need will depend on the pest you are facing and the level of infestation in your home.
In many cases, the pest expert will locate the source of the issue and treat it in just a few minutes. One application is often enough to deal with the issue.
However, a good professional will return to check that the treatment has been successful and that there is no longer an issue.
There are several occasions when a second treatment may be necessary:
The bigger the pest infestation the more likely it is that you will need more than one treatment session. This is simply because the chemicals being used can only penetrate so far and kill so many pests.
Large infestations should be retreated within a week to ensure they do not start to multiple again.
If you have more than one site of infestation then you may need a second or even third treatment. This is because it is likely that the pest expert will identify the first site without being able to locate or even realize there is a second.
Only after the first site has been dealt with will it be possible to identify other sites and treat them properly.
Some pests are extremely difficult to get to. Termites are an excellent example of this. If you don’t successfully kill the queen then you will never get rid of the termite colony.
This is why it is essential for a pest expert to return and check their work before deciding if a second treatment is necessary.
It is possible that other pests will be attracted to the empty nests of the ones you have just killed. This can necessitate further treatments to deal with new issues.
It may seem like you have the same problem but if the treatment has been completed properly then you’ll be simply tackling a new nest.
However, if you have regular visits from a professional and learn how to prevent these pests from entering your home the number of attacks should reduce and even vanish over time.
Don’t forget, pests can cause a huge amount of damage to your home. This can be costly to correct or in some cases actually destroy your home. The sooner you get professional help the better.