5 Things to Know About Pest ControlIn Summer on May 29, 2014 at 4:09 pm | Written by admin
Finding pests such as insects or rodents within your home is quite unsettling and if an infestation is severe, it must be handled by a professional pest control technician. Many homeowners call for professional help when they discover an infestation but there are many misconceptions about what pest control entails and what homeowners should expect from a technician. The following are helpful things to keep in mind when calling a pest control professional for help.
Pest Control Technician, Not Exterminator
Pest control technicians are often referred to as “exterminators” but this is not the best term to use. Exterminators use poisons and chemicals to kill pests while technicians create a plan based on the scope of the problem to ward pests away from your property using safe and natural methods. Technicians will also help you take the right actions to prevent future infestations.
A Clean Kitchen does not always mean a Pest Free Home
One of the most important preventative actions against pests that you can take is keeping your kitchen clean and all your food sealed up to avoid attracting pests. However, food is just one of many things that attract pests and you must address other issues to help prevent pest infestations. Moisture is attractive to pests as well which makes it important for you to inspect your home for pooling water or moisture leaks and address the problem right away. Keeping the entire house clean can also help prevent pests but remember that no preventative action is a 100% guarantee.
One Time Treatments Don’t Fix the Problem
Getting a onetime treatment for a pest infestation will make an immediate impact on the problem but it may not completely solve the problem. Pests often return after one treatment so it is beneficial to schedule reoccurring services to ensure that they do not return.
Help Out Your Technicians
Pest control technicians do more than just treat your property for pest problems; they also give recommendations for preventing the problem from recurring. However, for these preventative actions to work, you must follow their recommendations. These recommendations could be as simple as closing a door or keeping your food sealed but you should never go beyond their recommendations and use a pest control product because it could interrupt the treatment from the technician.
Not All Pests are Bad
Many insects such as termites, roaches, and ants are obvious problems that should be addressed immediately but some bugs like ladybugs and spiders can be beneficial. Ladybugs eat aphids that destroy plants and gardens and spiders also eat insects that can be a nuisance. However, if these bugs are on your property in large enough numbers to cause concern, talk to a pest control professional.
If you have a pest infestation in your home, contact Green T Pest Control immediately. Our technicians use safe, proven methods to eliminate pest infestations and prevent them from recurring.Comment »