Getting Bugged? The Dos and Don’ts of Pest Control

In spite of the easy availability of ‘baits and sprays’ that aid your home efforts in eradicating pests, it sometimes becomes crucial to seek professional advice on pest control.

Well-equipped with proper training, tools and knowledge, along with a wide range of non-chemical measures to control structural and household pests, professional experts help in preventing deteriorating situations from getting completely out of control. Here are some FAQs on everything you need to know about pest control:

 

  1. When do you need a professional pest control operator?

For any one of the following situations it’s important to hire professional help at the earliest:pestcontrol1

  • When you find a rapidly increasing termite infestation in any part of your house.
  • For removal of potentially dangerous pests such as brown recluse spiders and nesting wasps.
  • When unsure about the nature, nesting spots or the extent of damage caused by unidentified bugs.
  • Damage caused by pests in areas occupied by kids and the elderly or in difficult-to-clean areas such as chimneys, roofs, attics and crawlspaces.
  • When you are unable to use insecticides and chemical sprays due to your own health conditions.
  • Seek bids from 3-4 pest control firms before entering into contract with the one who best suits your requirements based on budget, local references and user testimonials.
  • Though low prices and free services are attractive, they may also mean low quality performance and shoddy treatment procedures. Look for viable options, which include inspection and mapping of the structural and drainage damage and customized programming and plans for control.
  • Always hire experienced operators who have the appropriate license and promise liability for after-service treatment.
  • Ask about things like total cost, guarantee of eradication, harmful nature and impact of chemicals used, period of treatment and the results to be expected, beforehand. You must also enquire about the probability of retreatment and re-inspection.
  1. What to keep in mind before hiring the right pest control company?
  • Seek bids from 3-4 pest control firms before entering into contract with the one who best suits pestcontrol2your requirements based on budget, local references and user testimonials.
  • Though low prices and free services are attractive, they may also mean low quality performance and shoddy treatment procedures. Look for viable options, which include inspection and mapping of the structural and drainage damage and customized programming and plans for control.
  • Always hire experienced operators who have the appropriate license and promise liability for after-service treatment.
  • Ask about things like total cost, guarantee of eradication, harmful nature and impact of chemicals used, period of treatment and the results to be expected, beforehand. You must also enquire about the probability of retreatment and re-inspection.
  1. What are the impacts of pesticides on your health?

While hiring professionals, it is important to remember the harmful impact of pesticides and insecticide sprays on your health along with that of your loved ones.

Direct exposure to pesticides should strictly be avoided, and all directions on usage, clean up and storage should be followed. Consultation with a medical expert becomes necessary if any family member has asthma, allergies or emphysema, or is in her first trimester of pregnancy.

Professionals have the ability, skill and expertise to research and diagnose pest problems and treat them effectively. With the right knowledge, regular inspection and care, you can minimize the damages caused by pest infestations in your most prized possession- your home!

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4 comments on “Getting Bugged? The Dos and Don’ts of Pest Control

  1. pest control on said:

    thank you for this information. it’s unfortunate that pests are pests that create problems to a any sound business. Good thing there are pest control companies to help us.

  2. Neelam Saxena on said:

    Want to know the rates for pest control services.

  3. kameswara rao on said:

    Cockroaches and many other pest should be eradicates in early stages, otherwise this pest control will become difficult. EARLY ERADICATION IS GOOD.

  4. DR jagdish kumar on said:

    any natural pesticide/remedy for LIZARDS, house flies, mosquitoes?

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