How to Handle a Pest Infestation in Your Home
- Posted by gordonb
- On February 2, 2023
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Most homeowners have had to deal with the uncomfortable issue of a pest infestation. It happens to us all and unfortunately these little critters can become a nuisance to the inhabitants. There are myriad ways to prevent an infestation and equally as many methods to deal with the issue. We have some important tips for handling this annoying problem.
Firstly you must remember that the longer you wait, the worse the infestation will get. Once you notice that critters are living on your property, it is time to call a professional or take action. An exterminator can cut off the problem before it gets out of hand. Next, when considering do it yourself methods, note the consequences and the cost. There is also the aspect of how a DIY could negatively impact your yard and the people living in your home. Finally on the list of things to check before calling a professional, check the price of a local exterminator. They are often not as cheap or invasive as you would think.
There are some signs that should lead you to call a professional. First up is whether or not there is structural or interior damage to your property. You will not see the termites with the blind eye but if you notice holes in furniture, walls, or insulation you must take action. In addition, if you notice a funky smell then it could be time to consider a new method of pest control.
During the actual process of pest control by professionals, you can expect the company to come to your site and perform a consultation. Some companies offer this service for free. They will perform a thorough inspection that includes the affected area, attics, basements, and crawl spaces. They will check for: ants, cockroaches, spiders, centipedes, crickets, wasps, flies, mice and rats.
During the first visit they will seal and secure cracks or gaps large enough for pests to enter. You can discuss which methods you would prefer the professionals to use, if you are comfortable with invasive ways that can be less ecologically friendly, feel free to ask. Most companies are mindful to keep their products that can be harmful to children and pets out of the way. Also, make sure that they are mindful of your kitchen and area that is used to cook food. You do not want pesticides infiltrating your food. Moreover, professionals will be able to treat the perimeter of an area including the foundation, doors, windows, and any pipes that can be penetrated by pests. Be sure to advise about any hazardous nests too. Finally, they will give you a detailed account of everything they did. Be aware, occasionally they may need to return to clean up any issues but this service should be free in most cases.
If you are looking for help with wildlife management in your home, contact Critter Control of the Triad today!