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5 Common Misconceptions About Pest Removal

As seasoned Atlanta exterminators, we've managed our share of tough bug removal situations, but gaining the upper hand in the battle against household pests begins with abandoning the common misconceptions below. 

A few pest sightings aren't a big deal. 

Just because you don't see a horde of cockroaches on your kitchen counters does not mean you do not have a pest problem. For every cockroach or insect that you do see, there are plenty more (sometimes as many as 20 or 30) hiding behind your walls that you do not see. Don't be lulled into complacency by the occasional pest sighting. You should act the moment you see insects or any evidence of their presence, such as droppings or chewed up cardboard food containers. 

DIY pest control is just as effective as professional pest control. 

Insecticide sprays kill the insects that you do see but have little effect on the colony behind your walls. The "insect motels" that contain poison that the insects are supposed to bring back to their nesting colonies are not always reliable. Some industrial-strength pesticides leave toxic chemicals in your home that can remain poisonous for many years. This poses a potential hazard for households with pets and young children. Do-it-yourself pest control methods are short-term solutions at best. 

All pest control companies are the same. 

While pest control companies do need to be licensed in the states where they operate, they may have varying degrees of competencies. Be sure to check their credentials and experience thoroughly. If you want green pest control solutions, choose a company that has the knowledge and expertise in this growing and dynamic field of effective pest control. 

A clean house is a pest-free space. 

You may think you do not have a pest problem because you keep your kitchen immaculate and are a fastidious housekeeper. While it's true that cleanliness greatly diminishes the chances of an infestation, it does not always follow that a clean house is a pest-free house. The boxes of old clothes, children's toys, and yellowing newspapers may not sound appetizing to you, but it's an eat-all-you-can extravaganza for insects. You should only call a professional bug control company for full-blown infestations. 

Don't wait until you have a widespread infestation before calling in a professional insect control company. 

The sooner your problems are addressed, the quicker and more efficiently they can be solved and the sooner you and your family can enjoy a pest-free environment. As a long-time Atlanta pest control company, we offer comprehensive pest control services, including infrared inspections, environmentally friendly solutions and pest and termite inspections. Call us for a free consultation today.