When you have an infestation in your home, your first instinct is go to the store and find an over the counter pesticide. You will find sprays and gels. Gels are not as common as sprays but are noted for eliminating pests. You will find silica gels and alcohol gels. It does take special care to work with these products and you need to have the proper protective gear. The unfortunate thing about gels is that are not meant for long-term pest management. This could end up costing you more than it would if you hired an exterminator or a professional pest control company.
If you have an infestation, you will need to know what type of pest you have and where the nest is located. Identifying and locating the pest is not as easy as one would think. An exterminator is trained in all forms of pest control and knows what to look for and where to look. Most homeowners buy a gel pesticide, apply it improperly, and never eliminate the pest problem. Professional exterminators inspect, plan and perform the proper techniques for eliminating the pests. If you do have a pest problem, it might be wise to have a pest control company inspect your home before buying any sprays or gels.
The proper pesticides are used for different pests. If you do have a pest problem and use the gel improperly, the pest may develop a resistance to the gel because it was improperly applied and did not eliminate the pest. It would be easier to have estimates from different exterminators and choose the one that will give you the best service for your money. Never try eliminating pests if you are unsure of the exact pest problem you have.