The different sorts of Pest Management6


The different sorts of Pest Management

seven Pest Management Ideas

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one. Dispose of their food--keep food set absent in sealed packages or maybe the refrigerator; take

away debris, crumbs & grease especially from cracks & crevices. Don't forget pet food stuff left out or

opened bags left in the laundry room or garage. For a persistent pet food stuff infestation place pet food

bowl in a larger shallow pan fill with water to create a natural barrier. Eliminating as much as possible

removes the pest's meals source.

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2. Eradicate their water--look for areas 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

take away pest's water source. Gutters holding decomposing organic leaf matter should be cleaned


3. Do away with their homes-inspect storage areas at interior & exterior & either place away from the

structure such as firewood or place in plastic airtight bins to eliminate pest's harborage areas.

Remember this includes the garage & attic especially if cardboard storage boxes are being used. Plastic

is recommended as cardboard is the perfect home since it can be a food items source & a "nursery" for


4. Eradicate branches & trim plants too close to structure. Continue to keep trimmed about 2 feet away

to take away easy traveling from plant/tree to structure entry points.

5. Do away with 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 will not only maintain out pests but improve energy efficiency.

6. Dispose of over the counter pesticides if you are not seeing results. Use pesticides wisely - understand

how they work & why. Know how to use them & what pests they affect. Ineffective use of pesticide is

not just a waste of money but an environmental hazard for your family & pets. It is important to know

how to use the pesticide, where it can be used, how much & how often to use it. Over application is as

bad as under application. Applying the wrong products at the wrong areas will only cause the pests to

scatter & multiply.

seven. Do away with 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 - what if the applicator is injured on your

property? What if misapplication of pesticide causes injury/damage to you or your neighbors or pets? Or

worse yet is applying pesticide you cannot see incorrectly in your home? A licensed, insured & bonded

state regulated Pest Management provider must meet rigorous criteria to obtain & maintain their

licenses. This is to protect the consumer. Know your pest regulate provider & make sure they are indeed

state licensed & insured. See if they belong to industry related organizations & consumer protection

organizations such as the Better Business Bureau.

3 Most Common Pest Management Mistakes

Purchasing over the counter sprays & self- treating. Many grocery store products simply do not provide

lasting benefits & ultimately cause more trouble than they are worth. If you currently have a pest handle

provider many times the spray you purchase is a contact repellant that kills the pests you see but has no

lasting residual & actually contaminates the professional products in place. Using repellant sprays cause

a phenomenon called "budding" with many species of ants. The workers are killed & do not return to

the colony. The colony will then create more queens & they will "bud" creating more colonies! Roaches

infestations may temporarily reduce but the larvae will soon hatch. Sprays for Bed Bug infestations end

up spreading the infestation as they will avoid the sprayed areas for a short time. Our suggestion would

be if you have an occasional invading pest spritz it with window cleaning spray-same result less

expensive & definitely less toxic! On-going pest problems need professional treatment.

Starting a pest regulate service while you see pests & stopping when you don't see pest. The pest you

don't see are not necessarily gone - they are under regulate. Pest will remain in the environment & will

always be looking for meals, water & harborage. The pest manage provider's goal is to control them in

your environment. Stopping service because you don't see pest will lead to pest populations getting out

of control again. Consistent & regular pest control service will break that cycle.

Not knowing & understanding the Pest Handle provider's treatment plan. Make sure you know &

understand what your provider is doing for your service. Ask questions, check licenses, ask what they

are treating your property with & why. Your Pest Command provider should be able to provide answers

& suggestions for your pest manage needs. "Green" products are regularly used in the industry today to

reduce environmental impact. Find out what products will work for your home. If your Pest command

provider seems to be just looking around your property find out why-better technicians will ALWAYS

inspect before ever applying product. Learn more about IPM practices from your provider. If they don't

provide information & treatment plans incorporating IPM Practices & "Green" products call a company

that can!

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