I’m often told “I just don’t want to see insects”. Fortunately, that is not the reason we do Pest Management although it is a result. Pest Management is all about health issues – controlling insects and rodents that spread diseases. Someone said that the Black Plague no longer exists. Not so quick now! Recent reports of the same disease reported in Colorado. We control that issue by controlling rodents that carry the fleas that spread the disease. Likewise, we control the spread and proliferation of other insects such as cockroaches that spread other diseases. Remember, we cannot eliminate all the insects in the world. They were here before us and will most likely be here when we’re gone. In the meanwhile, we can control/manage those that try to enter our space.
Pesticides we use today are primarily designed to kill the insects after they crawl through it. It is not immediate, takes a little time, but they will die. If the kill was immediate, the residule most likely would be short in duration, and be more likely to harm you. In order for it to be safe (when properly used) for you and your children, and still kill the insect, the process ends up taking a little time. Most insects will die within 20 minutes to 1 hour after passing through.