When most people think of pest control services, they only think of the exterminator coming to the property and spraying chemicals or products that will kill the pests. While they do perform this service, they also do a lot more for you to ensure more pests do not come and set up a new colony. Here is what you can expect when you contact professionals to help get rid of any unwanted rodents or bugs in your home or on the property.
Inspect the Yard
Regardless of the type of pest, they all start out outside the house. Generally, the pest will find a nice place to live out there and then figure out there is food and water inside. Once inside, they decide it would be easier to just live in there. So, the pest control technician inspects your yard to find out what attracted the pest in the first place and where they may have been living. The technician looks for woodpiles, dead trees, holes in living trees, and other areas that would provide shelter and that is not disturbed much. They will point out areas that need to be cleared and cleaned up to prevent more pests from finding a new home.
Look for Entries
After looking over the yard, the technician will look around the outside and inside of the house. They look for ways the pests are getting inside. This could be around pipes, through the ventilation, or by digging holes. The technicians will help you to fill any gaps or holes with products and materials that will keep the pests from getting inside. They may even treat the products with compounds that will kill anything that tries to chew through it.
If you have small children or pets, you may be leery of using any type of poison for the extermination process. The technician can recommend ways to ensure the safety of everyone in the house as well as any animals. In the case of insects, you may have to leave your home for a day or more to keep everyone safe when chemicals are used. If the problem is rodents or other small animals, they may be able to use products that will trap the pests so they can then take them off the property instead of trying to kill them.
Regardless of the type, unwanted critters in your home can make things very unsanitary. They leave droppings everywhere, get into your food supplies, and can destroy wiring, wood, and the other materials in your home. Don't wait until your electricity is flickering because of pests in the walls, contact a professional and take control of your home back from the pests.