If you’re looking to get rid of a pest infestation quickly and permanently, you’re going to have to put in some work before the professionals get there. Preparing your home before professional pest control comes in is essential. To keep insects and rodents away, it takes a combined effort on all ends. Use these preparation tips to ensure your home is ready for an exterminator visit.
Tip 1: Remove Clutter from Your Home
An exterminator will find it difficult to work in a cluttered home that is filled with piles of clothing and stacks of cardboard boxes. You must eliminate the clutter before the exterminator arrives. The expert has to look for signs of vermin in the home in order to get rid of the nests. If your home is exceptionally cluttered, not even the exterminator will be able to find all of the hiding places.
Tip 2: Protect Valuable or Sensitive Objects
Today, exterminators use safer pesticides and humane traps to eliminate pests. At the same time, you don’t want to have your children’s bedding, toys, or clothing saturated with chemicals. Also, you shouldn’t leave sensitive or valuable objects on tabletops or countertops where the items might become contaminated with pesticides. Store your valuable and sensitive objects in dresser or desk drawers instead.
Tip 3: Clean Your Home Thoroughly
If you have a dirty home, then it is more likely to have an infestation of mice or cockroaches, so you should clean every surface thoroughly. This includes removing the dishes and stored food from your home’s kitchen cupboards. While scrubbing these surfaces with a cleanser, you are also helping to eliminate insect eggs or rodent droppings.
Tip 4: Don’t Leave Food on Counters or Tables
When you have infestations of pests, the vermin are looking for food and moisture, so you should make sure that food is covered or stored correctly. Keep boxes and bags of foods inside of plastic or metal containers with lids. When you store food in a refrigerator, you should also cover it with a secure lid. Avoid leaving bags of potato chips or candy in other rooms of your home.
Tip 5: Take Pets and Children to a Different Location
Before the exterminator arrives for your appointment, take your children and pets to a different location. This makes it easier for the pest-control expert to inspect for and eliminate insects and rodents and protects your family, pets, and children from the exposure to chemicals.
Before using the services of the pest control pros, it’s essential to follow the above steps. The best extermination results require calculated preparation.
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