So, when we schedule monthly pest control services, which pests are they supposed to "control?" Sure, we expect them to eliminate those pesky roaches, ants, spiders, and other creepy crawlies, but what about the other pests? What about those door-to-door salesmen who ignore your No Soliciting sign - pests. Or those canvassing church ladies who try every way possible to give you a brochure - pests. And, those youngsters who try to get you to believe they are earning money for a scholarship, but they swear that they "aren't selling anything" - pests. Lest we forget (how could we possibly) there are also those nuisance calls from telemarketers - pests.
Who is controlling them? How are we supposed to stop them? No one has invented a product (legal product) that can eliminate them as far as I know. Are we just supposed to put up with them when they ignore our requests to be left alone? Is there no relief from the constant pitches from here and there? I want help! Make them go away!
How do we sort out the "pests" who may be canvassing the neighborhood, looking for a likely house to break in to? How do we determine which offers are scams before we get caught up in their web? When is it okay to be as rude to them as they are to us? Why do they consider our welcoming entryway as a sign that they are welcome? Pests!
There are a lot of unanswered questions. Who has the solution? I want to shop when I need something - at a store or online - not at my door from a total stranger! I want to select my own church to attend - on my own, thank you very much. I am sure those church folk are very nice, but their views are waaaay different than mine, and I don't care to get into a discussion about it and get all defensive. This is my home. I want to invite who comes here. I am not comfortable with strangers telling me they aren't selling and then give me a sales pitch.
What is your answer to this problem? How do you handle pests?