At the thought of your local neighborhood pest control dude, most people picture a man in a white space suit, wearing a gas mask, and spraying death in a thick, dark cloud of smelly fog. They may also imagine tiny, little innocent bugs inhaling toxic gases and dying on the spot, gasping for air while trying to shield their children from sudden death.
This however, is a vision from fiction world. The truth is that pest control professional don’t wear scary suits and masks and bugs don’t live in villages made out of hamburger boxes. And mother bugs don’t wear aprons, while they make bug cookies for their bug children in their bug oven.
OK, lets get back to the real world.
Pest control men do not need protective suits and gas masks anymore. They do not spray thick fogs of poison that kill everything.
And bugs do not have ovens in their hamburger box houses.
So, is there anything that you should worry about when considering hiring a pest exterminator for you bug problem?
The honest truth is that you are much safer living in a bug free home, and chemicals are so much safer and eco friendly than what they used to be decades ago.
The scary pictures and images mentioned in the beginning come from science fiction movies and DDT from the 50’s. Modern day pest control techniques are far superior.
To start with, the pest control specialist that you hire will focus on permanent pest control. That will include making sure that the bugs that they kill never have the option of re invading your space. They will make sure that all nooks and crannies become frightening places of doom for bugs.
They also make sure that all of the eggs are destroyed as well, that way you won’t have any young ones hatching without appropriate parental control. Trust me, that is a HORRIBLE experience. Teenager bugs with no boundaries? Not a good thing.
So, aside from not wanting unsupervised bugs in your home, why is it important to get rid of all of the bugs the first time around?
The answer is that you don’t want to propagate a new race of super bugs.
What does that mean?
It means that if you don’t kill all of the bugs and their eggs, the ones that survive can easily become resistant to the newest chemicals.
This is a huge problem. Its huge because becoming resistant basically means that the survivors are MUCH harder to kill. Plus, the can pass the resistance on to their offspring, thus creating a problem for everybody. Actually, this is why store bought chemicals are a really bad idea. You are basically just making the bugs harder to kill for the exterminator that you will eventually hire.
So, in summary, hiring a professional pest exterminator is a brilliant idea, and the sooner you act on it the better!