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Safe and Environmentally Friendly Residential Pest Control
Every home need to have a pest treatment done to it at some time, so it’s best to keep your yearly pest control up to date and done on a regular basis. The best way of doing this is hire the services of a reputable company that will give you a reminder of when the service is next due. Usually a sticker is left in one of the cupboards with the date the service was done and also what was treated.
Common Household Pests
With a general pest treatment, the most common pests are treated and they are cockroaches, silverfish, ants and spiders. To treat these pests correctly, it is important to do an internal and external treatment and also treat the roof void, as many pests can enter the home via the roof.
Pesticide Application on Ceilings
Pests that harbour in roof voids can easily enter the home via down lights or cracks in ceilings. The best way of dealing with this is to use a pesticide in the form of a dust. This is applied using an electric blower. The pest technician doesn’t have to climb into the roof, all that is required is to open the man hole cover and place the blower just inside the roof. Then the dust is blown all over the roof void killing any pests that may be harbouring there.
Inside the house is treated in a number of ways. Firstly, a pesticide is sprayed to the shirting boards around the house and also the kick boards in the kitchen area. This will leave a residual on these surfaces that will last for approximately 12 months. When a pest such as a cockroach runs over the area that has been sprayed, the pesticide is ingested into its system, which will eventually kill it.
In cupboards, they can also be sprayed, but only if they are empty. If they haven’t been emptied then a combination of a gel and dust will be applied to the hinges, both of these products have a very long residual effect of around 12 months. So if they are placed in the correct areas they are very effective in eliminating pests from the home.
All of the products used by Best 1 pest control services are environmentally friendly and safe for the whole family and pets. They have no odour, meaning you don’t have to leave the home for the day. This is much safer for customers and the technician having to apply them.
Once the pest treatment has been carried out, a sticker is left on the inside of one of the kitchen cupboards, giving details of the date and the pests treated and also the products used.
What to Do After a Pest Control Treatment
What happens after a pest treatment? When pests come inside the home looking for food scraps or maybe looking for a new place to harbour, they will eventually come in contact with one of the products that have been put down. This will prevent any chance of an infestation from occurring, so as you may still see some pests. They will not want to stay for long. Pests can gain access to a home via small cracks or caps under doors, so you will never completely stop pests from entering. But the products that have been put in place by a licensed pest control company will prevent them from (1) wanting to stay, and (2) from wanting to harbouring, This is the main benefit from having a yearly pest control done.
Even after a pest treatment, it is important for everyone living in the home to keep it tidy and hygienically clean. The pesticides alone will not keep pests out. It also needs the understanding of the occupants of the home for a successful outcome.