When you have a fire in your home, you call the fire department to help you control the damage. When you are facing a landscape issue on your property, you likely call in arborists or landscape professionals to help. So when you are facing a bedbug problem in your Modesto home, why wouldn’t you call in pest control professionals like Insect IQ right away?
Spotting a bedbug problem in your Modesto home is jolting, to say the least. Discovering even a single bug crawling on furniture, across bedsheets, and into pillowcases is enough to set your teeth on edge. You’ll know that you have spotted a bedbug if you notice:
Round or oval-shaped bugs about ¼ an inch
Brown, red, or rust-red insects in a shield shape
Small excrement spots on pillows, bedsheets, and other linen
Bedbug problems call for immediate reconnaissance and treatment. However, not every homeowner sees a need to bring in professional help. If you are one of those people who likes to do things on your own, you are certainly not alone.
When faced with a bedbug infestation, many Modesto home and business owners will attempt to manage the problem on their own and without additional assistance. The motivations behind these DIY (do it yourself) activities are usually quite varied, but the most common reason for attempts at home remedies has to do with overhead costs. While it is a common belief that DIY projects are cheaper than professional-grade analysis and treatment, this is simply not the case. We will examine some of the most commonly used bed bug methods (and their costs) below.
Why DIY Bedbug Control Doesn’t Cut Costs
The rough cost and relative ineffectiveness of DIY bedbug remedies may be shocking at first glance. Let’s take a look at some of the most frequently supported methods and their results:
Vinegar sprays sound like a nice idea, but they are rarely effective in practice. Strong smelling sprays do not kill bed bugs, but rather prevent pests from establishing themselves in the first place. Vinegar is often relatively cheap, weighing in at about $5 a gallon.
Essential oils are wonderful ways to spruce up the home, but relatively poor ways to reduce a bed bug infestation.
High-quality oils may cost anywhere from $25 to-100.
Over the counter bedbug sprays provide varying degrees of success. These chemicals may prove to be dangerous for household members and young children, causing health defects in pets and other small creatures. The rough costs of these products range from a few cents to hundreds of dollars.
When faced with facts, it is clear that DIY bedbug remedies are simply not powerful enough to remove a home infestation. Not only are they a waste of time and money, but they can cause a good deal of aggravation as well. That’s where Insect IQ comes in.
Defending Your Home From Bedbugs With Insect IQ
Unlike home remedies or other DIY pest control methods, Insect IQ strives to create treatment plans that are 100% effective at removing bed bugs from Modesto homes and lawns. These programs are much more effective than over the counter products, herbal sprays, and even cultural controls, making it the most cost-effective treatment option on the market.
Get rid of your bedbug infestation permanently with Insect IQ, your Modesto destination for all things bedbug and more. Contact your local pest control team at Insect IQ to learn more, or complete the online contact form to book a free inspection at your earliest convenience.