How To Prepare Your Home for Pest Control
To ensure your pest control treatment is effective, it is essential to prepare your home for the treatment. So, whether you decide to call the exterminator or treat the pests on your own, it is best to follow a few simple steps to prepare your home for this process.
Pests can be a real nuisance. They can be destructive, cause costly damage to your environment, and are just plain annoying and dirty! The best way to prevent an infestation is not to attract a pest in the first place. However, if you have pests or even a pest infestation, this is when pest removal and control become critical.
So, you have pests and have called in your local pest control company. What do you do next? This guide will show you how to prepare your home for its pest control treatment.
Clear Your Home From Clutter
First, ensure a clear path to your home’s area(s) that needs treatment. Next, remove any clutter from under beds, closets, and sofas. Also, ensure all boxes and clothes are removed from the floor.
Maintaining a clean home is the first step in keeping unwanted critters at bay.
Pesticides are dangerous to our furry friends. Therefore, removing them from the area where treatment will take place is vital.
Pets are a significant source of pests in homes because they bring in fleas, ticks, and other parasites from outside. Therefore, checking their body and fur frequently for any of these pests is vital to prevent an infestation in the future.
Remove All Food
Pests have most likely come into your home for warmth and food. The first step in preventing pests is not providing them with these luxuries.
They love our food scraps, so do not leave them around for them to enjoy. This includes pet food bowls as well. Don’t leave food out overnight. And clean up those crumbs, especially if they are sweet. Then, the ants will have a feast.
Clean Out The Pantry
Remove food from pantries, cabinets and drawers if these areas are where your problems are. Any food that is open or exposed should be disposed of immediately.
Moving forward, and already noted that food attracts rodents such as rats and mice, ants and more. Therefore, always keep food bags and containers sealed. Check the flour and sugar bags as they can quickly become infested with bugs.
Also, ensure that garbage cans are kept closed at all times so that rodents cannot get inside them.
Cover Your Aquarium
If you have aquariums in your home, it’s vital to cover them before pest control contractors arrive. Pests like ants and roaches are attracted to moisture. So if they see water, they will try to get into it by climbing up the sides of your tanks or through any cracks or holes they can find.
Covering your aquarium will prevent this from happening and protect the contents of your tank and any pets inside it from accidental spills during treatment.
Remove Objects Near Your Home’s Entry Points
Remove all objects around your home’s exterior that could provide shelter for pests. This includes stacks of wood and lumber, trashcans, bird feeders, and pet food bowls.
Keep vegetation trimmed back from the foundation of the house and other structures on the property; this allows for better visibility into the yard by pest control technicians and reduces hiding places for pests.
Are You Ready For The Best Pest Control Treatments?
As you can see, there are many different steps that you can take to prepare for the exterminator to arrive. Some may seem tedious or unnecessary, but they can be helpful for all.
If you are in need of the best exterminator and pest removal and control services, Garfield Pest Control will be at your doorstep quickly. Our ultimate goal is the eliminate your pest problems and discuss with your their entry points to keep them away for good. Contact Garfield Pest Control today.