The best way for you to keep your home pest-free is to have a pest control company come out to spray on a regular basis. If you haven't had services from a pest control company before, then you may not know much about the process. This article will help give you a good idea of what to expect during a pest treatment, how to prepare and other helpful information you'll want to know.
Why ongoing services are a good idea
Some people call for pest control services because they have seen an uptick in the number of pests in their home. They have someone come out to spray one time and then go back to not having any treatments done again. While this will have a positive effect on the pests you see for a while, they will return. The pests will likely have laid eggs, and this can lead to more pests showing up as those eggs hatch. Normally, the ongoing treatments would also catch those pests as they hatch. With regular treatments, there would be very few pests in the home. These would be ones that came in from outside, and the treatment that was last sprayed would cause them to die as well.
How treatments work
When a pest control technician comes out, they will assess your needs and come up with a plan to get rid of the types of pests you currently have or will likely soon have an issue with. They will spray your home inside and out. For most insects, the technician will spray along the baseboards of the home. This is done because the insects tend to travel along the baseboards, and once they walk along treated baseboards, they will die.
The technician will also spray a large portion of the yard that is closest to the house so pests that are on their way to your house will walk through it and die shortly after. The pests in your home will be attracted to the treatment, and this can cause you to see an increase in the number of pests for a couple of days. But this is a good thing because it ensures that the majority of the pests will be eradicated sooner.
If you are dealing with rodents, then the pest control technician will discuss your options with you, which can depend on a number of factors. These can include how serious the issue is, if you have pets and children and where the rodents are on your property.
To learn more, contact a pest control company.