Now I know what you are saying to yourself “Why don’t I just buy some bug spray at my local store?”
Many over the counter products are heavily diluted and the effectiveness of it depends on how long it has been sitting on that shelf (probably a while).
I am all for DIY projects, but I can’t tell you how many times I have seen unopened bottles of pest spray products sitting around unused. On top of that most people don’t have the time to be as consistent with the treatment sprays as they should be. This usually makes such self-treatment of a home completely ineffective and all it does at best is push the insects into different parts of your home where you weren’t seeing them before. So basically chasing your tail over a week’s time from room to room as they continue to breed and reproduce.
To top it all off you just spent a lot of money on bug spray that probably could have just covered your first home treatment by someone whose livelihood is dependent on your home being pest free. I don’t know about you but I’d rather pay for the peace of mind that a professional service gives you, plus any pest control company worth it’s salt has a satisfaction guarantee. In fact if that isn’t advertised then it’s a red flag. You are going to experience sudden population booms in your home over the course of a year in between regularly scheduled treatments. This happens during Spring and Summer, the birds and the bees as they say. It’s natural.
A good company will understand that and fit you into a schedule and come out between your regular service times to nip those guys in the bud before it becomes a problem and the life cycle of the pest in your home can even get a footing. What’s in the best interest for you as a client is generally the best interest for a pest control company. So a company without a service guarantee is somewhat shady in my opinion because that’s says to me they understand that these things happen and they won’t bother coming out. Doesn’t that kind of defeat the purpose?