Your home is your castle and you want it to be as safe as possible for yourself and your family. You may have found a family of dangerous spiders living on the property, have an infestation that needs to be dealt with, or simply want to hire a local pest control company for monthly preventative maintenance. Whatever your reasons, it is important to know what the pest control technician is going to do, and what he or she needs you to do in preparation, and on the day of the visit.
What Happens During a Pest Control Visit
A pest control company will usually treat for a number of different problems including termites, cockroaches, ants, silverfish, spiders, bedbugs, fleas, rodents, and a number of other small pests.
A typical visit from a good local pest control company will consist of three steps.
- Inspection – The technician should perform a thorough inspection to detect pest activity on your property. If any pest activity is found, an experienced technician should be able to recognise the signs and know what pests they are dealing with.
- Assessment – Once any pest problems have been identified, the next step is to decide on the most appropriate type of treatment and design a pest management plan that suits your needs.
- Treatment – Your pest control technician should explain about the products he is using and then treat your home.
How to Prepare for a Pest Control Visit
Before making an appointment for a visit from a pest control company, many people are unsure what they should do to prepare for the visit. Below, we have addressed a few of the common concerns.
What Needs to be Done Prior to Treatment?
Most trusted local pest control companies require no special preparation before they arrive to treat your home. However, you should ensure your home is clean and tidy so that technicians can access the areas they need to. Additionally, clothes and toys should be picked up in areas that are going to be treated.
Should Cupboards be Empty?
In most cases, kitchen cupboards do not need to be empty. The technician will spray and dust the back of doors, crevices and cracks, and behind the bottom of any drawers where insects like to hide.
Do I Have to Leave While my Home is Being Treated?
In most cases, it is perfectly safe for you to stay in your home during the treatment process. However, many people choose to leave for a short while after the treatment while the spray and dust is bonding to treated areas.
Is the Treatment Harmful to my Pets or Children?
Most treatments will not harm pets or children. However, it is important that they do not touch the treated areas until they are dry. If your pest control technician has to use something stronger that might be harmful, he or she should let you know before he begins the treatment.
How Long Does it Usually Take to be Fully Effective?
It can take up to 14 days for a treatment to be fully effective. This is because insects have to be exposed to areas that have been treated.
Is there a Warranty on my Treatment?
This will vary between different pest control companies and can also depend on the type of pests the technician treated for. That is why it is so important to ask.
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