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#1 Pest control services are only meant for businesses
What is the often the first thought which comes to your mind, when you come across a professional pest control company in Singapore?
Most people would associate the elaborate and high standards of pest control solutions and gadgets used are meant for complex environment such as a business-to-business (B2B) nature. For example, industrial plant, food manufacturing, warehouse and logistics or food establishment. Most home residents may feel its overly exaggerated to apply the same comprehensive quality standards in a residential home, that has smaller coverage or less complexities in the environment.
Truth: An infestation that gets out of control may turn into a serious epidemic that can be detrimental, causing impact to the health and safety of the family, and even structural and physical damage, such as weakened structure, damaged panels, presence of droppings and stains. Even in a residential home, a bed bug infestation can turn into a nightmare for the family when it starts to invade and spread from room to room and object to object. Bed bug is a tricky pest to eliminate and most negative experiences are related to unresolved bed bug elimination.
#2 Treatments used are more applicable for unusual pests
Common household pests such as ants, cockroaches or even mosquitoes are perceived as manageable pests that can be controlled with off-the-shelve sprays and baits, and a more straightforward pest to eliminate as compared to trickier pests that pose more danger such as snakes, bees, birds or even wildlife such as monkeys and boars.
Truth: Simple as it looks, any small incidents and risks may turn into a serious epidemic when things start to build up and escalate without any early intervention. For example, not resolving the root cause of the problem can in fact worsen the infestation that was originally low but allowing harborage to grow. As most of us would turn to quick fix by removing only the visible traces of pests, such as contact kill approach using spray, in some cases especially for Pharaoh Ants, this in fact make things worse by breaking up the colony.
#3 Professional pest control company solutions are pricey to cover overhead costs
The danger and major misunderstanding is engaging in 3rd party will tend to cost a lot more compared to self-help methods. While it is true additional costs are weave in to cover labour, time and transportation costs, however, credible pest control business with reputable size and capacity are able to leverage on its volume, density and productivity to translate cost savings back to customers. This means designing adequate pest control to address targeted problem at an affordable rate.
Truth: Read more on Pest Control Prices in Singapore here.
#4 We do not need technology or superior treatments for simple pest control
Most complain and struggles are usually about “solutions do not work”, “pest keeps returning” or “problem cannot be solved”. There are many factors that impacts the effectiveness of the treatment and affects the efficacy in resolving the problem. For example, pests may build immunity on baits and chemicals over time, existing home conditions provide a reason for pest to be attracted and habour, and treatments may be used on the wrong pest identified or irregular frequencies that allow the pests a chance to breed.
Truth: Depending on the severity and complexity of the home and infestation type, gadgets such as Microwave technology are used to detect termite activity, which we can’t see visually, especially these termites are hidden within the structures, or a more superior chemical with tested efficacy to control the pests more effectively with longer lasting effect and more importantly, getting the right treatment method that promotes responsiveness, for example leveraging on foaming instead of residual spray that may be more dense.
A professional pest control company support always starts with a thorough home inspection, before recommending a suitable solution and always value add your needs with home tips and recommendations. Read more on questions to standby to ask the pest control providers so that you can make a better and clearer decision throughout the engaging process.