Have you wondered about the pros and cons of bait traps? Many homeowners choose bait traps over traditional chemical barrier pest control. Progressive Pest Control is proud to supply the highest quality bait traps in Northeast Atlanta. Our services include maintenance, repair, and replacement of bait or outdated traps. Is a bait trap right for you? Here’s what you need to know.
What Are Bait Traps?
Chemical barriers are the classic treatment for pest problems, but bait traps are growing in popularity with Atlanta homeowners. Instead of deterring pests from food sources, bait traps infiltrate those food sources, providing pests with tasty treats laced with slow-acting pesticides. Pests carry the bait back to their colonies, spreading the pesticide and eliminating insects at the source.
Pros of Bait Traps
- Pest bait traps are environmentally-friendly, using a minimal amount of pesticide that stays within the trap until it’s carried to the nest by a pest.
- Because bait traps are contained, they’re safe for use near wells and cisterns.
- Like our traditional treatments, bait traps leave no odor.
- Bait traps are useful for homes with crawl spaces that are difficult to access.
- Bait traps eliminate pests at the source, not just inside your home.
- Traps and chemical barriers can be used together for doubly effective pest control.
Cons of Bait Traps
- Although Progressive Pest Control uses an advanced bait trap system, baits are a new product in the industry. Companies are still developing new products to ensure top notch pest prevention.
- Once a bait trap is removed, there is no pest control left for the home.
- Baiting pests does not eradicate them as quickly as chemical barrier protection.
- Bait treatments are an investment requiring annual upkeep. They are initially cheaper than chemical barriers, but are more expensive over time.
If you’re still on the fence about bait traps, we can help. Call Progressive Pest Control to help choose the right pest control method for your home.