What Do Pest Controllers Do?
Pests can interfere with your life both inside and outside of your home. If your home or yard is infested with mice, ants or even bees, a pest control expert can be your first line of defense in reclaiming your property. Pest controllers are often referred to as exterminators. They use numerous tools and treatments to end infestations of both animals and insects. Once the initial infestation is taken care of, they then apply preventative measures in order to prevent future issues.
The most common insects that a pest controller will handle include bedbugs, fleas, cockroaches, spiders, termites and ants. They often address rodent issues, such as mice and rats, as well. Bats, birds and snakes are other common issues that a pest control operator will address.
Choosing a Pest Control Professional
The first step to finding a pest control professional is to do some searching. Scan your local phone book and the Internet to find pest control services in your animal. Contact three or four and ask a few questions, including asking how long the company has been in business, what types of infestations they handle, and whether or not they are insured. Be sure to ask about their availability, as some pest control specialists work only part time. Schedule an appointment for the specialist to come to your home, survey the problem and provide you with a service quote.
Keeping Your Home Pest Free
When it comes to pests in the home, prevention is your best line of defense. You can help to keep your home pest free by promptly disposing of waste, especially food products. Store fresh food in air-tight containers. Clean your home thoroughly by moving furniture away from walls and vacuuming to remove dirt, debris and crumbs. Clean your yard well after the spring thaw and after any heavy rain storms to remove potential nesting grounds and any garbage that may have washed up.