How To Prepare For Pest Control Services


Have you considered pest control for your home or business? Are you nervous about The services and would like to know what to expect? This is common for most customers who are using pest control for the first time. What question should they ask? Is there anything they need to do to prepare for the pest controller? And how long will the services take? These are all excellent questions and something to keep in mind when talking to your local pest control company.


This article reviews how you can prepare for pest control services. Keep in mind that every type of infestation will be slightly different. Dealing with a fly or flea problem is going to be different than cockroaches and rodents. Similarly, you wouldn’t want to treat bed bugs the same as you would a cockroach problem. Let’s dive deeper into what you should do to get ready.


Ordering Services


First, you’ll need to order services. Do you want preventative treatment, or do you have an active infestation you need help with? These two services will be quite different. An active infestation means that the bugs are already present in your home, and you’d like to get rid of them. Preventative actions will stop pests from entering your home using a deterrent of some manner, like a pesticide. Pesticides can deter and kill pests. There are two different types, one that is used on contact and others that is not.


Something to keep in the back of your mind is whether or not you are four or against chemical pesticides. You’ll need to discuss what type of pest control you are interested in with your service person. Many pest control companies offer both organic and chemical pesticides. They can recommend products that will best work for your situation. Keep in mind also that organic pest control solutions are slightly more expensive. There are pros and cons to each. We recommend that you research both of them to make an informed decision for your household.


Do You Have To Move Furniture?


Will pest control not be as effective if you don’t move your furniture? Will this get in the way of your pest controller being able to do its job? Typically, no. You don’t have to move your furniture. Most of the time, pest controllers can work around bulky furniture. The idea of spraying for pests, Is that most of the perimeter is covered, especially around the doors and windows. You may move furniture if you’d like to give the technician greater access to the perimeter of the room. Then you can move the furniture back after they are done. This has less exposure to chemical pesticides around your pets as they will be hidden behind the furniture that covers the wall.


Vacuum and Pickup Trash


To make sure the application goes well, we recommend picking up any trash that is on the ground and vacuuming. Not only does this give a good first impression of your home, but it allows for the treatment to be put down more efficiently. You wouldn’t want the pesticides to get on the trash that you later would pick up by hand. You can avoid exposure to chemical pesticides simply by picking up and vacuuming before the technicians arrive. This is completely optional as the technician will work around situations, but if you want pest control that is more effective, we highly recommend it.


Make the Perimeter Easily Accessible


Whether the technicians are treating inside, outside, or both, make sure the perimeter is easily accessible. This goes along with moving your furniture to gain access to windows and doors. If you have a couch that is blocking a window, you may want to move it for the short time that the technician is there. This will allow them to spray more effectively, treating areas that are prone to allowing pests indoors. The same goes for outside your home. Pick up any yard waste from pets if applicable, as this will allow the technician to get closer to the perimeter of your home as needed.


Speciality Pest Control- Additional Preparations


Certain types of pests require different types of treatments. For example, cockroaches are more often treated with bait systems versus sprays. Spraying for cockroaches is often ineffective as the spray needs to come in contact with the cockroach to kill them. Because this will not get all of the cockroaches back at the nest, the infestation will simply pick back up.


What about bed bugs? Bed bugs are an interesting pest to try and eliminate. They are quite difficult to eliminate, and most chemical pesticides don’t work as well as they should. The best treatment for bed bugs is heat treatment. To prepare for a heat treatment for bed bugs, you’ll need to protect certain things in your room. Anything that could be damaged with excessive heat will need to be covered or removed from the room. However, you’ll want to make sure you aren’t moving infected materials from one room to the other. This will cause cross-contamination, and the bed bug treatment won’t be as effective. If you suspect you have bed bugs, contact your pest controller for more information as to how you can better prepare for this service.


Continued Reading

There are several sources online to help homeowners and businesses that have never had professional pest control before. We encourage those that would like to invest in pest services to look online to learn further about the types of pesticides available and that are used. You might be considering store-bought products to combat a pest problem. However, we urge you to consider using a professional company instead. Not only will you have a satisfaction guarantee that Pests are gone for good, but you don’t have to handle any of the chemicals. As a consumer, it’s important to know what is being used inside and outside of your home to treat pests. If you’re unsure or would like to try organic pest control—talk to your local pest controller for options.