A pest control professional can be called an exterminator, as well. Many exterminators go to businesses and customer homes to check for rodents or insects. They then employ the right technique to get rid of the pest, whether it be a chemical, trap, or any other method. However, an exterminator cannot simply spray a bug bomb in a room and kill everything inside. Bugs do not always stay dead. Sometimes they crawl from underneath the furniture or walls and find a way to escape.
Some of these pests are more difficult to get rid of than others are. For example, a pest control company might try to get rid of roaches by treating the home with bug spray, but if there are many layers of insulation the roaches simply make their way through and die outdoors. If the company were to use poison bait, however, and kill every living insect, the mice in the house could start a new colony in the attic. So, in many cases, it is better to work with pests that are difficult to kill.
Pest control companies often use a combination of techniques to eliminate rodents and insects. For example, some pest control companies utilize trap devices to capture rodents; however, some use a “snake shot” to humanely kill the animals. Using a “snake shot” involves sending a small dart through a trap, which then breaks open on contact with a rattling animal inside. The small round steel darts pierce the skull of the rodent, causing instant death.
Another type of pest control technique used is bait delivery. Bait can come in various forms, from synthetic baits (such as chow-go) to natural organic baits. Often, bait is placed in strategically-located areas, such as around bird feeders or bird baths. The idea is to entice the birds into picking up and consuming the bait, rather than shooting them with pesticides.
In addition to the use of trap and bait techniques for pest control, there are other techniques employed by professional companies as well. For example, some companies use heat-based pesticides. Others employ hot-water extraction, where chemicals are pumped into the affected area, and then evaporated away before the water can do much harm.
When it comes to rodent and insect infestations, there are several steps you can take to ensure the safety of your family. For example, many homeowners choose to eradicate the rodents themselves by using animal repellants, and then calling in a professional company to do the exterminations. In addition, many homeowners find that hiring a professional pest control company will cost less in the long run than struggling to remove pests all by yourself. By making simple precautions, you can keep your home free of rodents and insects, and save yourself from costly repair and clean up costs!