Bug Bombs

We’re often asked about bug “bombs”.  When should I use one, and will it work?

Bug bombs, also known as insect foggers, use an aerosol propellant to fill an indoor space with chemical pesticides. These products are often marketed as “easy-to-use, all-purpose” extermination tools.

When should you use a bug bomb?  Honestly, almost never!  They are most effective on flying insects (flies or mosquitoes) and actually don’t provide much control for many of the other common pests that are a concern for homeowners (ants, spiders, cockroaches, etc). So don’t expect a bug bomb to be of much help with your insect problem!

Consumers are fooled into using bug bombs because they believe the airborne pesticides will penetrate every crack and crevice, killing insects where they hide. Quite the opposite is true. Once these hidden pests detect the chemical fog in the room, they’ll retreat further into walls or other hideaways where you’ll never be able to treat them effectively.

Regardless of the targeted pest, bug bombs should really be a pesticide choice of last resort.  First of all, the aerosol propellants used in bug bombs are highly flammable, and pose a serious risk of fire or explosion if the product is not used properly. Secondly, do you really want to coat every surface in your home with toxic pesticides? When you use a bug bomb, a chemical cocktail rains down on your counters, furniture, floors, and walls, leaving behind an oily, toxic residue.

If you still feel a bug bomb is your best pest control option, be sure to read and follow all directions on the label!  If the bug bomb treatment doesn’t work the first time, don’t try it again – it’s not going to work. ConsultQuality Pest Control Omaha for a professional solution.

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Mice & Rats

At Quality Pest Control Omaha, we don’t go “on vacation” once winter sets in and the bugs of summer go away. Cold weather brings its own pest problems.  Summer bugs try to find ways to survive.

Other pests, like mice, try to find warm places to spend the winter. Luckily there are ways to take care of these issues, but you will have to remain vigilant even after we’ve come to take care of everything.  Much of whatexterminators in Omaha do is seal up openings to prevent the animals from getting inside your home. We will look both inside & out to try to find ways these critters are getting in and try to seal the gaps using various proven exclusion techniques.

If it turns out you have an infestation in your attic or in the walls, the rodent exterminator will and try to locate nests and set traps. Only as a last resort will poison baits are paced as the mice that eat it can die inside walls, creating a horrible stench that is very difficult to remove.

You must keep an eye out for signs these unwanted roommates have returned. Eliminating one nest does not mean another set of mice will not try to get into your home, too.

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Why Can’t I Do My Own Pest Control?

Successfully solving your pest problem starts with proper identification and an understanding of the biology of the pest. Then, proper placement of the correct material is key! Most of the “bug sprays” available at your local store do a fine job killing the bugs you see. BUT, for every one you see, how many spiders, ants, or cockroaches are still lurking inside the walls?

Also, if not used properly, many of these ‘over-the-counter’ products can actually be very hazardous to your family and pets. Did you know that nearly 3,000 pets are harmed every year from improper handling of these materials in an effort to self-manage pest problems? Although you can, it might not be your best decision to try to treat these yourself!

Quality Pest Control, Inc. is locally owned and has been solving pest problems in the greater Omaha area for more than 16 years! Contact us today for your free (doesn’t include bed bugs or WDI), no obligation assesment.

When you hire us, you will no longer have a pest problem…we do!

Quality Pest ControlTough on Bugs!

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