Almost all pest and rodent infestations begin outside buildings. Pests enter through holes and cracks in the home’s exterior. How a home is constructed can greatly affect which pest problems you experience. Here are some tips for “pest-proofing” in and around your home to reduce pest infestations on the inside:
DIY is all the rage these days with not only television shows but entire networks dedicated to teaching the homeowner how to take care of problems around the home on their own. While this seems like a great idea on the surface it can backfire quickly and, if the wrong methods are used, time is wasted or pesticide is misapplied you and your family are at risk.
We all heard about the NJ man who burned down his home attempting to get rid of bed bugs. There are just some pests like bed bugs, termites and other wood destroyers and stinging insects that you should never attempt to treat by yourself. Spraying unnecessary pesticides, treating for a wrongly identified pest or allowing precious time to go by and a small infestation growing into a full-blown infestation will actually cost you more money in the long run.
Finally, we never, ever recommend that you attempt to remove wildlife from your home without a professional. Wildlife are unpredictable, particularly when they are cornered or feel threatened or when they have young present. Contact a pest professional if you run into a wildlife invasion problem.
When you discover a pest problem in your home you want to be sure that you are hiring the very best pest management company available in your area. Here is a list of questions you can ask or research to determine which company would be best suited to treat your home, business or property:
Depending on the particular pest, your service professional should always perform the services as covered in the Agreement. Do not expect anything to be done for you if it is not in print. Make sure that you understand all aspects of the Agreement, too, before you sign anything. Ask questions if you need to.