Truly effective insect control can be hard to get right, due in part to the fact that there are so many different species of insect that can invade your home or your outdoor living spaces, and getting rid of bugs can be difficult for the first time victim of an infestation. It used to be that you had to call in the services of a professional to get rid of insect problems, now you can buy your own insect bug killer and save significantly.
In the world of do it yourself pest control, insect and bug killer has advanced significantly and is the smarter and more economical choice of home and outdoor insect control for the vast majority of homeowners and business owners. The money you can save by purchasing your own insect control supplies can be staggering versus hiring an exterminator, and these savings only increase with the size of your home or the size of the infestation.
Virtually all insects become a nuisance in the first place because you are (knowingly or unknowingly) providing them something that they need in order to survive. Most often this is food, but it can be anything from water to a place to shelter themselves, or even a breeding ground. The key to effective insect control is to first eliminate whatever it is that is drawing them to your house or business in the first place.
It can be difficult to ascertain exactly what the lure is, and once you have done that it can be problematic to completely remove it. Thus you need to invest in the right products that will kill the insects that have already made themselves at home in your space.
• After getting rid of whatever might be luring them in, you should be sure to use the correct amount of pesticide to get rid of the problem. A common pitfall that many people run into is not using nearly enough of the pesticide that they have chosen to use. This problem is compounded whenever there is an active nest that is not easily visible; because insects are generally hidden it can be hard to control them with anything short of a large amount of professional strength pesticides.
• Insect control is rarely ever a matter of using a single product, and you should be prepared with several different approaches, particularly if you have a large or widespread insect problem. Although pesticides are the front line of defense against insects, there are many other products that can reduce the size of and eventually eliminate any infestation. One such product is an insect growth regulator or IGR, which acts to destroy the reproductive capabilities of the insects, making the current generation the last active one. This means that an IGR in combination with a powerful insecticide will get rid of any insects in any location.
• The path to effective insect control is rather simple, with cleanliness and the proper application of pesticides as the two main parts of that process. However, you should also be aware that many insect infestations can quickly reoccur given the correct conditions, so you should remain diligent and be prepared to re-apply the products you originally used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, should the insects show signs of reappearing.