Just a quick+easy question to pest control workers and/or owners...pls read.....
I have a, probably, easy, maybe stupid question to ask about the process of pest control. But I rather ask a stupid question than have a family member possibly be taken advantage of. So please bare with me.
My mom uses a well known pest control co. in SOCAL that spays her exterior of her home once a month. Every time they come they hook the garden hose up to the LARGE semi-clear tank (just about half the size of the bed) on the back of the truck (a ford ranger) and turn on the hose for roughly 10 minutes. I informed her, as it didn't seem right that they are filling a tank that is to be used, obviously, for multiple homes.
She finally called and asked if that was proper procedure, instead of stating that is was, flat out, not, right. The customer service person said it was, but that they are suposed to rotate through customers as to not put the cost all on one household.
She (my mom) also took a long time to, finally, even ask, untill we started seeing alot of insects inside and outside the house (ie spiders ants a stray waterbug/roach every once in awhile as well as others)
This was abit odd even for her medium to large home with a 3/4 acre lot.We have never had a real noticable influx over several decades not to mention the regular spraying for pests on a monthly basis for as many years.
My thinking was it would be very easy for a dishonest employee to offload his/her peticides for personal use and/or sidejobs and replace with water.
Who would really know?
So I guess my question is, is the mixing of water with the pesticides a legitimate practice? And if it is, what are your thoughts on the filling of the tank at a customers residents upposed to at the business?
As I said, it may be a stupid question, but I rather ask than my mom getting taken for a ride on a monthly basis.
Thank you if you read thru all this. And if you have any input, I would be very thankful. Thanks again. And have a good day.