The Ins and Outs of Home Pest Control
The best pest control services and exterminators know how bugs and rodents get into your home and how to get them out. Of course, the bugs and rodents don't leave the same way they entered. But knowing how they got inside can help home pest control professionals determine the severity of your infestation and what techniques to use to completely eradicate it. This may include preventative measures designed to ensure that once your rodent or bug problem is controlled, it will remain under control in the future. Each problem is handled with it's own unique methods.
Inside Control Work
Exterminators have years of experience and know how to get the job done right. Usually this will begin inside your home to restore the sanctity of your violated space. To get rid of mice, pest control companies may use special traps, and in severe cases, poison. Or depending on your circumstances, certain live removal efforts can be done.
For termite and ant control, exterminators know where the nests are located and how to effectively kill the entire colony using several techniques combined, including specialized sprays and bait stations. To thoroughly eliminate the threat, in extreme cases such as advanced dry-wood termites, a fumigation tent may be used. In this case you may need to evacuate your home for a few days.
Perhaps the most personally invasive of all pests are bed bugs, whose food source is your very blood. Bed bug control requires finding every single bed bug and egg, which is almost impossible for the nonprofessional. To get rid of bed bugs takes an integrated pest management approach that can only be handled by exterminators.
Outside and Preventative Control Work
In addition to eliminating your interior infestation, pest control services will often do both inside and outside preventative work. This may include spraying all points of entry, creating a barrier around your home's foundation, treating your lawn to keep pests as far away as possible, and setting various traps and bait products.
Interior preventative work may also be done and you may be given a to-do list to keep your home protected. Finally, follow-up pest control visits and consultations might be part of your package to ensure the problem doesn't redevelop.