Here are some points that you should consider before spraying that store bought can of pesticide in your home.
It is hard to keep pests out of even the cleanest of homes, because they can always creep in to seek food and comfort, and in the process leave your home infested with bacteria and other harmful disease causing pathogens. Imagine going to the kitchen for a midnight snack and spotting a cockroach sitting on the counter top. In the morning, the first thing you do is rush to the nearest store too fetch a bottle or can of the so-called “guaranteed” pesticide. The question is: do these DIY pest control efforts really work? Here are some points that you should consider before spraying that store bought can of pesticide in your home:
You may be playing with your respiratory health.
The pesticides are laden with harmful chemicals that can be extremely dangerous for your respiratory health. Handling these chemicals without proper training and taking adequate safety measures can be harmful. If someone in your home has asthma or has poor respiratory health due to smoking, he/she will be particularly vulnerable.
One-time use of these products may not pose much danger, but when used repeatedly for a prolonged period, they can be as harmful as the agricultural concentrations. Believe us; you will likely have to use these pesticides repeatedly to keep the bugs at bay, and this will certainly put you in harm’s way.
With prolonged and repeated use of these chemicals, you may start experiencing symptoms such as cough, wheezing, laryngeal irritation, pulmonary irritation and headache. Repeated exposure can also lead to development of asthma in children.
On the other hand, professional pest control treatments are generally relatively safe and a professional make sure that all bases are covered when the treatment is administered.
DIY efforts typically do not work if the infestation is large.
If you have seen many roaches doing rounds of your kitchen at night, or have noticed some blood stains on your mattresses and bed sheets, chances are that the infestation is pretty large and your can of pesticide is not going to help much. Even though your pesticide may not work on the pests, it may still do considerable harm to your health.
Not all pesticides work on all types of pests.
Even if you pick up a pesticide specifically for cockroaches, you can never be sure that it will work, because there are various species of roaches out there and you may never know whether a given chemical will work on every species or not. So, it is always a good idea to have an expert pest control professional identify the pest and administer a formula that will work best against it.
Titan Pest Control Services
Generally speaking, keeping your home clean and clutter free can keep the pests at bay to an extent, but if you still find roaches or bed bugs lurking around your home, you should call up Titan Pest Control rather than trying to ignore or handle the problem yourself. Call us today at (201) 916-4603.