Some people are stuck in a very old way of thinking about pest control. They ask for the strongest product or ask to bomb the place. More pesticide or higher toxicity doesn’t always relate to better control. An example of this would be using the best mouse trap or ant bait station possible. While it might be the best product, if it isn’t placed in the correct location, then it won’t do much good.
It is the same with any pest control product. If I gave my buddy some of our bed bug spray to apply, it is unlikely that he will fix the problem. He doesn’t know how or where to apply it. Just because they sell bug spray next to the weed killer in stores, it doesn’t mean that you can expect results. You must read the pesticide Label, know the pests’ habits and lifecycle, and know how to diagnose a house.
Pest control used to be all about creating a chemical barrier, inside and outside of your home. People used to have these barriers in place. So much that bed bugs almost went extinct. Pest control has changed to an integrated pest management approach. We use baits for ants and roaches more than sprays inside. We apply products to cracks and crevices more than a regular soaking of your baseboards. Advanced pest control products require a certain strategy for them to work. As a result, we do not recommend specific products to be used by homeowners. And each year, we evaluate our use of products for safety and efficacy.