In the last decades, there are many techniques that have been used to get rid of bugs, such as bed bugs, fleas, moths and so on. After treating a pest accordingly the issue should dissapear, however, there are more and more cases of pests are becoming resilient to standard treatments.
Why spraying may fail?
There are many steps that must be followed thoroughly in order to get a succesful treatment. Therefore, the professionalism of the pest control officer is of the outmost importance. If the amount of pesticides used in the mixture is not correct the treatment may not work at all. As Daniel Neves says “Spraying with a low concentration of pesticides is like spraying with water”.
Chemical resistance is another important factor that could make a treatment unsuccesful. Some bugs have been sprayed before and they have developed certain resistance to chemicals.
Is spraying still effective?
Yes, absolutely. And we should not doubt about its efficacy, as long as the company which carries out the treatment, follow the guidelines. At Inoculand Ltd Pest Control, each strategy has been developed by our head biologist, Mr Daniel Neves. He recommends to spray at least twice within 2 weeks in order to break the life cycle of the eggs. If the pest persists, something that is not usual but may happen, further spraying will have to be done.
Heat treatment is the alternative
Spraying is the most common way to get rid of bugs. However, heat treatment has gained popularity since it is very quick and effective. Heat treatment is also used when people prefers to avoid chemicals for healthy reasons.