There are many advantages to having a professional company, such as Monitor Pest Control, handle your pest problems. Firstly, we are trained in identifying the insects you are encountering and determining the proper strategy for treatment. The biology and habits of each insect differ and therefore many are treated with differing approaches. For example, certain ant species, such as pharaoh ants, require a baiting strategy when they are found inside, and spraying can actually compound the problem by spreading and splintering the colony to new areas. This is information that most homeowners are not aware of and professional pest control technicians are aware of because of their training. Secondly, professionals are also trained in properly handling pesticides and treatment materials in an environmentally responsible manner. Lastly, many have found the time and expense of buying their own equipment and products and treating their entire property is simply not worth it. They have found that hiring a professional to do the job is a comparatively small and very worthwhile investment.