Once pests take a hold in your home, they have the potential to cause several problems, such as chewed beams and drywall, damaged furniture, chewed wiring and the spreading of diseases such as salmonella. If at all possible, you do not want to encounter these problems in your home, or at the very least, you want to limit the damage as much as you can.
This is why you should always deal with pest problems as soon as you can. It’s a good idea to call a reputable pest control service so that they can treat your home, and get rid of the pests, as soon as possible. You may be wondering if your home will only need to be treated once. This is not necessarily the case. The number of treatments which are necessary depends on several factors. Let’s take a look at them.
Which pest is being dealt with?
There are certain pests that are more difficult to get rid of than others. For instance, cockroaches are notoriously difficult to deal with. They have been around as a species for over 300 million years, and they are built to be tough. The good news is that the professionals can identify which pests are present, and use the best possible products and processes. This helps to limit the number of necessary treatments as much as possible.
What is the location of the pests?
The fact is that there are certain areas of your home which exterminators can access easily, and some which are not so accessible. If the pests that have invaded your property have made their home in hard to access areas, such as the attic, it may be necessary for more than one treatment to be carried out, in order for the exterminator to reach the pests, and deal with them effectively.
What processes and products are being used?
There is no one size fits all solution, when it comes to pest control. The experts may use fast acting sprays, or they may use baits. The use of baits can take a fair amount of time to reap rewards as pests have to find the baits, and eat them, before they die. Pests also take baits back for others to eat. The whole process often requires several treatment visits in order to be successful. Extra treatments may also be necessary if milder chemicals are being used, due to the presence of children, or people with breathing difficulties, in the home.
As you can see, it’s not unusual for more than one treatment to be required, in order for pest control to be successful. You should not be unduly worried about this as the most important thing is that the pests are cleared from your home as effectively as possible. Never let worries over the treatment process deter you from contacting the experts. Any delay could result in extensive damage to your home.