Bed bugs have been becoming an increasing problem over the last couple of years. While this is not a good thing, there have been some upsides that followed. One such upside is that increased reported infestations have forced the bed bug industry to look at infestations in an entirely new light. Pest management professionals from all around the world are now seeking more effective and efficient means of pest management. It has also forced professionals to take a hard look at previous and past treatments.
Pesticides have long been used in the pest management industry and will likely continue to be used for many years. This is because they have proven effective over and over again. However, they have only proven so effective in specific situations. A new study published showed that pesticide treatments are only effective when applied multiple times in multiple areas. Here is just an example of what an effective conventional pest management plan will look like these days.
- The first visit should involve a thorough analysis and assessment of the area. All potential infestations along with structural deficiencies will be identified during this visit.
- The second treatment will involve the administration of treatment. Residents will need to be evacuated during this stage.
- The third visit to the property will involve the administration of additional treatment.
- The last visit will pretty much be a follow-up visit. This visit will just be to confirm that the problem has been fully eliminated.
While pesticides are never a go-to solution these days with all the eco-friendly options available, they are still effective. They are also still sometimes even the better solution. We want our customers to know that when pesticides are the answer, we make sure we only use techs that are trained and certified at handling these pesticides. As a matter of fact, it takes a trained certified to handle and administer these chemicals. Anyone doing so is actually doing so illegally. This is just something to keep in mind when choosing a pest management professional.