There is a definitive line between a pest presence that is a nuisance and a pest presence that is a full blown infestation.
If you are trying to treat an infestation as you would a nuisance, you are never going to “win” that battle. They have you outnumbered.
On far too many occasions, I have customers who choose to treat a pest situation themselves, thinking they are saving money over hiring a professional to provide in-depth services that the customer feels they don’t need or cannot afford.
If the pest presence is truly at only a nuisance level, they can easily find themselves successful at eliminating the pest presence and providing they make the necessary environmental and other adjustments, can stay relatively pest free on their own.
However, when the pest presence is at an infestation level and the customer is treating it as a nuisance, they will find themselves overwhelmed and frustrated very quickly. I liken the experience to hunting an elephant with a BB gun. It’s just not going to happen.
Proper treatment of a pest infestation requires a combination of methods, products and in-depth knowledge of the pest being treated in order to bring those high population levels down to nothing or at least something manageable.
Not only can ineffective treatment of an infestation become extremely expensive with inappropriate products being purchased, but health and safety concerns are raised as well.
The money you spend overall in products, and possibly healthcare bills can easily be way more than what a professional being hired to take care of the infestation will be.
If you are trying to treat a pest infestation with conventional “over the counter” products and methods and you find they are not being effective within 5 to 7 days, you may very well have an infestation and really should consider hiring a pest management professional.
If you are concerned about the use of toxic products in the treatment by a professional, BBE-Tech can offer you peace of mind as one of the few Integrated Pest Management specialists in the Omaha/Metro area.
Not only can we focus on non-toxic methods and products to treat an infestation, if the situation does call for a toxic product to be used, we are able to professionally minimize and effectively use such products only as absolutely necessary.
Call BBE-Tech at 402-370-8018 and ask for Tony to arrange a free estimate.