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Pest control is an important part of keeping all sorts of bugs out of your home, from cockroaches, silverfish, spiders, ants, fleas, rodents, termites, bed bugs.
Importance of Yearly Pest Control
There are different types of insects in Australia. But with a yearly pest treatment by a licensed pest control company, these pests can be kept under control to some degree. The owner of the home needs to understand the basics of the how to keep a home pest free. This is where a well-trained pest control technician will help. Not only does the technician need to know how to apply the different product and also where to put them, they also need to have good customer communication skills to be able to explain to a customer the reasons why they may be having a problem with a particular pest.
If we take a look at cockroaches as a pest, there is no point in a pest control company spraying the ceiling to try and eradicate them. It is because this is not where cockroaches would harbour. When dealing with a cockroach problem, the areas of concern to a pest control technician would be kitchens and bathrooms and all other wet areas of the home.
Understanding the Life Cycle and Habits of Pests
A good understanding of the life cycle and feeding habits of different pests is a big part of a successful pest management treatment. Understanding where to put certain pesticides within a home is another important part of a successful treatment. When using dusts with permethrin, it can be blown into roof voids with a hand held electric blower. The dust works very well in roof voids because it get blown into every corner of the roof without the technician having to climb in there. Dust can also be used under appliances such as fridges microwave and under cupboards.
Gels and Sprays to Eliminate Cockroaches
Cockroach gels can be placed into cupboards that have food stored in them. The Gels are odourless and not even seen by the customer. They are very effective in the long term control of cockroaches. Sprays can be sprayed along skirting boards and behind cupboards or even into cupboards. But if put into cupboards, they need to be emptied first then left to dry and the items put back by the customer. This is where the Gels are used when the cupboards are full; it saves the customer having to empty them by applying the Gels mainly onto the hinges.
Sprays can also be used outside for the control of spiders, ants, wasps etc. Some sprays are no longer allowed to be used inside of a residential premise. A licensed pest control company would know what product can and can’t be used internally. When dealing with rodents of any kind, the baits need to placed into a safe area. If there are children around or pets, then the bait blocks would be placed into a lockable box, and the box placed in the path regularly used by the rodents. Rats are creatures of habit and will run the same route and stay close to walls, so it would be pointless putting a rat bait in the middle of a room.