What to Expect With Your Pest Control Service
So, you started seeing too many pests wandering around your home and have decided to bite the bullet and call in the professionals. This is a good idea as where you see some pests there are always more hiding. By the time most people have called a pest control professional their home is already infested.
Preparing for the Visit
A first inspection by a pest control service will require an in depth look at the exterior of your home. Depending on the pests you may be experiencing, we may need to come into your house. Cleaning up in the kitchen and bathrooms, and around any entry points such as doors or windows will help make their inspection easier and you feel more comfortable. It’s best if you are able to attend the initial inspection in order to discuss your concerns and problem areas along with any solutions and treatment that the pest control specialist suggests.
Problem Solved Pest company will send someone out to your home at a designated appointment time and they will introduce themselves and explain in detail what this initial inspection will entail. This is the time to ask any questions or give more specific details on any issues you’re having.
Once your concerns have been discussed they will begin their inspection. This will require looking at all areas of your home. Any gaps in the siding, attic, or foundation of your house can be access points for pests.
Moisture and Plumbing Lines
Your pest control service specialist will also be taking a careful look at your plumbing lines and any high moisture content in and around your home. Plumbing lines provide a direct route for pests such as cockroaches to follow inside. If there are gaps around these plumbing lines or if the drain traps are dry, pests can easily find their way in.
Pests also thrive in high humidity areas. This means that anywhere there is high moisture is likely to be a hot spot for pests. Finding these areas is key too not only finding where pests may be hiding but addressing potential problem areas before they attract more.
They will then check around the exterior of your home to see if there are any other areas of potential concern they may not have found from inside. Vegetation, firewood, or other debris touching the sides of your home are magnets for pest activity and provide them with a pathway directly into your house.
By the end of this inspection, they should have a pretty good idea of what access points pests have and can begin to develop a tailored pest plan on how to keep them out.
Most pest control service specialists create a report to compile their findings. They will likely spend a few minutes in their car or outside going over the information gathered and developing the best treatment plan possible. Your pest control professional must be sure that they have taken into consideration all factors of your home before selecting the best method for you.
Once they have created their report, they will sit down with you to discuss what they have found during their inspection. You will be able to discuss potential treatment plans, and any actions you can do to help exclude pests from finding their way inside. This is a great time to ask about any precautions necessary, especially if you have children or pets in the home.
Pest Control Service
Once you have established a treatment plan your pest control specialist will likely go ahead and perform the first treatment while there. This initial treatment is a great way to diminish any infestation that you may have, but follow-up treatment may be necessary to ensure that problem is eliminated.
Pests are an unfortunate part of life and most people will have to hire a pest specialist at some point or another. After discussing the results and getting your first treatment underway take into consideration the other advice given to you during your review. Things such as keeping food items secured, reducing high moisture areas, and sealing any gaps will help to exclude pests from your home in the first place. Doing this in combination with the treatment provided is the best long-term solution to a pest problem.