Using over-the-counter treatments for pests can oftentimes exacerbate the issue. They can also interfere with the products a professional would use. Off-the-shelf remedies mostly repel pests – all that does is make them spread out to more hospitable areas of your home or business. Think about how hard it is to get rid of bed bugs
. If you repel them into other rooms or into even better hiding spots, they will be harder to reach with the correct product and that could create an infestation. Also, we use products that are regulated by the EPA. Many over-the-counter products could cause issues to people and pets. If the product you used didn’t work, you may be tempted to use another. Many products should not be mixed, but how do you know which ones that includes? Nobody should be doing a chemistry experiment in their home or business. In addition, you may not use all of it. Getting rid of a chemical isn’t as easy as throwing it in the garbage, but you don’t want it around where kids can get to it. All of this will only create a longer period of time you’re living with pests and possibly a larger infestation that is increasingly difficult to treat. Not only are our technicians certified to use the products that will actually work, they are trained to use them only where needed and they take the excess product with them.