Pest Control Tips
A great pest management program is a cooperative effort between homeowners and pest management professionals. We love our environment so minimizing chemical control is best for everyone. We understand that chemical control is an integral part of pest management, however minimizing environmental chemical exposure is important by practicing preventative pest management. This is known as an (IPM) Integrated Pest Management
- Mechanical Control, like trapping and exclusion and fly lights
- Excluding your home by blocking entrances that allow pests in is one of the most effective prevention measures used in a good IPM program allowing pests to be controlled from the outside in.
- Biological Control – elimination of standing water and overgrown trees and landscaping
- Chemical Control – Maintaining an acceptable tolerance threshold in and around your home or business
- Store food property – Food items if kept in airtight containers would not be vulnerable to being Infested by pantry pest such as granary weevils
- Our seasonal residents should always take time to check the closet while you were gone.
- Always check your outdoor planter pots and containers for standing water, you will be inviting pests in like the mosquitoes.
- Remember a crumb to us is a feast for many insects. So snack time in the living room or other spaces in your home is dinner for the ants.
- If you can fit your thumb in a hole in your building a rodent can get in too.
- Do not store boxes from retail stores. Roaches love to eat glue and harbor in tight spaces such as the corrugated openings of the cardboard.
- Do not use mulch around your home use rock or pea gravel. The wood mulching harbors and attracts outdoor pests.
- If you purchase clothing and used furniture from secondhand sellers always place your garments in the dryer on high heat before washing them. Closely inspect seams and zippers of any furniture before bringing it into your home you may carry in roaches, bedbugs fleas. If you see dark spots or insect castings, call a pest professional to treat it before you introduce it into your environment.