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