The different sorts of Pest management pest control san Antonio 7 Pest Control Tips - Get rid of their food--keep food put away in sealed packages or the refrigerator; remove debris, crumbs & grease especially from cracks & crevices. Don't forget pet food left out or opened bags left within the laundry room or garage. For any persistent commercial dog food infestation place commercial dog food bowl inside a larger shallow pan fill with water to produce a natural barrier. Eliminating whenever possible removes the pest's food source. - Get rid of their water--look for regions of excess moisture such as under sinks, shower/bath areas, hot water heaters, over-irrigating at exterior perimeter, & air-conditioning units re-direct or eliminate to remove pest's water source. Gutters holding decomposing organic leaf matter ought to be cleaned regularly. - Eliminate their homes-inspect storage areas at interior & exterior & either place from the structure for example firewood or place in plastic airtight bins to eliminate pest's harborage areas. Remember this includes the garage & attic particularly if cardboard storage boxes are used. Plastic is recommended as cardboard is the best home since it could be a food source & a "nursery" for pests. - Eliminate branches & trim plants too close to structure. Keep trimmed about 2 feet off to remove easy traveling from plant/tree to structure entry ways. - Eliminate entry points-inspect structure exterior & seal up obvious entry points around electrical conduits, pipes, windows & doors. Foam sealant in a can is a quick as well as inexpensive fix. Weather stripping at windows & doors won't repel pests but improve energy efficiency. - Eliminate over-the-counter pesticides if you're not seeing results. Use pesticides wisely - understand how they work & why. Understand how to rely on them & what pests they affect. Ineffective utilization of pesticide is not just a waste of cash except an environmental hazard for the family & pets. It is important to know how to make use of the pesticide, where you can use it, how much & how frequently to use it. Over application is as bad as under application. Using the wrong products at the wrong areas will only make the pests to scatter & multiply. - Get rid of unlicensed applicator's who are "doing it on the side" the liability is ultimately not worth the savings if any. The consumer has no recourse - let's say the applicator is injured on your property? Let's say misapplication of pesticide causes injury/damage for you or your neighbors or pets? Or worse yet is utilizing pesticide you cannot see incorrectly in your house? An authorized, insured & bonded state regulated Pest management provider must meet rigorous criteria to acquire & maintain their licenses. This is to safeguard the customer. Know your pest control provider & make sure they are indeed state licensed & insured. Find out if they fit in with industry related organizations & consumer protection organizations such as the Bbb.