Is ongoing pest control necessary?
Of course, we believe it is for a few reasons, we will list below. People do not plan on getting sick or in a car accident, yet we keep insurance for those reasons. Same with pest control, we do not plan on getting bugs that we cannot control but it happens, and we have no control over it. Keeping up with service will give you less issues year-round.
- Using ongoing pest control keeps pests at bay.
- We can monitor changes in your yard before termites or rodents get out of control.
- Bugs have a life cycle and by keeping up with pest control you can keep up with any bugs that hatch between services.
- We cannot control your neighbors and how they live. But we can control what comes over the yard into your yard.
On a more personal side, I have had bugs come in from pavers for our new backyard, flowers from the home service stores. We once had a package that had pharaoh ants and didn’t realize until we put the empty box by the trash can and then saw them. Now think of the bigger picture. Sometimes people order packages that sit on a truck with other boxes and those boxes can have bugs in them. The same can happen for mattresses too. Most stores take the old mattress, and who know what is on that mattress and put in the back of the truck next to your new mattress.
Now the reality is everyone wants to see 0 bugs, while I wish the same, it is very hard to accomplish because of the way the rules or laws are set up. This is called LD50 or lethal dose 50. This means when we treat, our material can only kill 50% of the population. If we start off with 100 of whatever bug you have at the property, first time I treat, I knock it down to 50. Then by the time I get out there in 60 days the population has grown to 60-75. Again, I take care of 50% of the bugs so the population goes down to 30-38 or so. Next time I go out in 2 months the bug population has grown to 50 and then with my service I get it down to 25. As you can see every time I service, the bug population at your property goes down and that is why ongoing pest control is needed.