Homeowners and property managers often overlook the need for pest control in the winter months. …
To get the most out of your pest control service, it is best to work with the technicians and understand what they do. Some companies will give you a list of things to do before their arrival. This ensures the technician can access the area and assess the damage. These are not heavy-lifting items, so don’t worry about that!
How to prepare for pest control treatments.
Once you have discovered an infestation or even the early signs of a pest problem, it is essential that you contact a professional pest control service. The technicians will review the situation with you and make some suggestions in preparation for their arrival. Below are some things you can do before the technician’s arrival and on an ongoing basis:
Pest control inside your home:
- Seal all cracked windows, loose screens, or drafty doors.
- Keep the kitchen area clean and free from spills and crumbs.
- Remove unfinished pet food promptly and clean the area thoroughly.
- Check under sinks and in the basement for leaks and damp areas where destructive pests such as carpenter ants, termites, and rodents may harbor.
- Make sure your garbage cans are clean and emptied frequently.
Pest control outside your home:
- Clean up yard waste and grass clippings. They provide shelter for many pests and insects.
- Store garbage cans with tightly fitted lids. If the cans are stored inside the garage, ensure the lids cannot be removed easily.
- Do not store firewood inside the garage.
- Inspect the outside of your home for entry points such as soffits and gutters where bees, birds, and wildlife can live or nest.
- If you have a shed, store items, including papers and holiday decorations, in sealed, non-cardboard containers.
Pest Control Treatments
Highly trained, certified exterminator professionals carefully apply treatments. At All Pest Proz, we also can recommend non-chemical treatment options, including baits, exclusion, and sanitation.
We are often asked, “Should I clean my house after pest control treatments?” Yes, you can clean your house after the treatments have dried. However, we suggest you avoid cleaning the perimeter of the room or home because the use of barrier treatments are in place. It is best to hold off for at least a week. Note: there are exceptions to this rule when dealing with certain pests such as bedbugs, fleas, and roaches. Ask your pest control provider to be sure.
Another popular question is, “What to do after a pest control technician sprays outside?” We suggest you remain indoors for two to three hours to ensure the treatments have dried or absorbed. Your pest control professional will give you complete instructions to avoid skin or respiratory issues.
How often should an exterminator come to your house?
An exterminator should come to your house as often as needed until the infestation is under control. Some pests can be eliminated quickly, such as removing a hornet’s nest. Others require frequent monitoring, such as eliminating mice from an outdoor shed using external bait stations. Depending on the severity and nature of the infestation, monthly or quarterly treatments are suggested. Some of the more persistent pests and nuisance wildlife that require more frequent treatments include:
- Ticks and mosquitoes
- Carpenter Ants
- (… even ladybugs!)
The question of how often you should spray your house for bugs or how often fumigation should be done depends on the severity of the infestation and damage and the specific pests or wildlife that caused the damage. A free estimate and inspection will answer all of your questions and deliver a clear plan of action.
Treatments to the exterior of your home may be delayed if rain is in the forecast. This is because the amount and intensity of the rain will come into play. Rain can dilute the effectiveness, so please be patient if your scheduled treatment is delayed due to rain. We want to ensure your home and family are safe and protected.
Is quarterly pest control worth it?
Yes, quarterly pest control targets prevention once the situation is under control. Prevention will keep the pests out, and if there are any signs that the pests have returned, the treatment is swift because the area has been monitored.
A regularly scheduled pest control service will stop pests before they become a problem! It allows our pest control exterminators to watch for and spot possible signs of pest activity and act immediately to eliminate any threat to your home or family.
Always contact a professional pest control service.
Getting the most out of your pest control company is as simple as making a call. Our trained technicians will examine the area(s) and determine the best and safest action plan.
Please do not attempt to treat pests or wildlife problems. Pests such as bats and mice carry disease, and improper use and ventilation with some pesticides can cause serious illness. Continual pest control treatments, whether monthly or quarterly, control infestations and keep your home, family, and pets safe and free of pest and nuisance wildlife issues.
Contact us for quick service. We give you our word that our services are guaranteed to treat your pest and wildlife infestations and problems. In addition, we offer a 100% guarantee that if we do not solve your insect, pest, or wildlife problems, we will redo the treatment.