Knowing the various species and families of pests can be the first step that helps a pest control technician pick the right treatment. However, understanding the environment being treated is just as important and helpful.
A technician who is well educated on the impacts of chemical selection can bring different tools to the table when they are called for. For instance, in a home environment where there are small children, leaving particulate or pellet treatment is not advised unless it is secured against the children.
Even the parent’s assurance that the children could not access or reach the chemical is not enough to assure the professional technician that the family will be safe following the treatment. The safety of the family is in part the technician’s responsibility, a fact which every tech is aware of. Safety training regimens are universally emphatic that the technician maintain the highest standard of care for the people he is treating around.
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A professional and well trained, safety focused pest control treatment technician will instead offer other treatment options. For floor bound pests who are normally treated with pellet options, there are alternatives. The pellets can be housed inside containers that are not easily accessible to the children but can be accessed by the pests.
This is often a treatment choice for rodents and large insects. There are also spray treatments which, while still chemically based, are an advance over the pellet option. Finally, there are organic or natural treatments that are a choice the technician can make, if those are available through his practice.
Joining the knowledge of the pest with an understanding of the environment is not just the right way to perform pest control service, it is the safest way to perform pest control service. The best technicians in the business give their entire lives to learning the balance, and are the ones who can be most trusted with a family’s wellbeing.