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by Jason Neale
We all have problems with pests from time to time during the course of the year. So what is a pest control and how does it work? Well, there are all sorts of different methods in treating pests, and these can vary depending on the type of pest being treated. The best way to gain control of a problem is to hire the services of a pest control company that uses environmentally friendly products.
Harbouring Habits of Different Pests
Most pests found around the home can be treated with the same insecticide. But knowing where and when to use a particular spray is very important. The main thing for a licensed pest controller to have knowledge of is the harbouring habits of different pests.
Cockroaches are mainly found around the kitchen area. They can also be found throughout the home but this would be a severe infestation. When this occurs there is not enough space for the cockroaches to live in. They end up being pushed into other rooms, so this would be classed as an infestation. To treat this sort of problem, at least two visits from a licensed pest control operator will be required. The first treatment would be an initial treatment; this would knock down the problem as a thorough cleaning and sanitisation of the home would have to be done. A second treatment may be done to back up the first one as the cleaning would have removed most of the sprays used in the first treatment.
Silverfish have different harbouring habits to that of the cockroaches. They prefer places like book cases and cupboards in bedrooms where there may be plenty of stored boxes. They will eat things with starch and protein in them. The areas where they are found can be treated with a spray, but may also need the aid of a dust. The dust can be placed behind stored items without the need of moving them. This will mean less hassle for the customer.
Spiders and Ants
How to get rid of spiders and ants from a home? Well, the first thing to do is a good inspection of the home. This will give a good idea of where there may be a problem and also expose any areas that they can be coming in from. Once the problem areas have been found, they can be treated with a spray. One important thing to do when dealing with removing ants and spiders is to dust the roof void. This will stop insects from getting in to the home via the cutters.
Importance of Yearly Pest Treatment
Most people have an annual pest treatment done. This will generally keep away cockroaches, silverfish, spiders and ants, but the homeowner need to also do their part in preventing a problem from occurring. The most important aspect for any home that wants to keep pests out is to keep the home hygienically clean. Without doing this, the home will always have a pest problem. Using an experienced pest control company that takes the time to explain the process is important.
The products used to treat a home for pests are designed to do two things. The first is to treat an infestation; this will require a treatment then a back-up treatment. The second is for a general treatment; the products used in a general treatment are helping to keep the pests out of the home. But they will not stop them from entering. What they are designed to do is stop them from wanting to nest in the home. If a cockroach enters a house after a treatment, it will eventually come in contact with the products used and will later dye. Many customers think that because the house has been sprayed, they will never see another pest for 12 months. But this is not the case; it’s almost impossible to guarantee for 12 months that you will never see another pest.
Cockroaches can enter a home by flying inn or via a crack or gap in a wall or under a door and even by the sink or dishwasher. Stopping them is very difficult; managing them is the best method to rid them from a home. This also goes for spiders; a spider can spin a web from the neighbour’s house to the house that has just been sprayed and not ever come in contact with the spray used by an Ipswich pest controller. So spiders need a direct hit to kill them. Ants are pretty much impossible to guarantee; there could be thousands or millions of ants in and around the garden of your average suburban home. The only way to fully eliminate them would be to treat every nest in a one mile radius of the home being treated. We all know this is not practical, and even if it were to be done, it wouldn’t take long for them to come back again.
The most important part of wanting to keep pests away from your home is to understand them; know what it is that is attracting them to your home and solve these problems. Contact your local pest control company for the best advice and have a 12 monthly treatment done. This is the best way to exterminate those unwanted pests around the home.
Some properties are very lucky and have very little trouble with pests. But then, some can have no end of problems. This could be from a number of different reasons, from hygiene to earth works being done in the local area and even bad weather. When there is a lot of earth works going on, it disturbs the insects that are nesting there so they move on to other places and this could be your home. The next door neighbour could be having an extension done on their home and all the digging will make ants nests active, so once again they move on to other areas.
Spiders may become more active if the trees and bushes that they have been nesting in are removed. Just because we can’t see them doesn’t mean they are not there. So it’s best to be mindful of the things you do around the home. The big thing to remember is we invaded their home first.