How You Can Maximize the Effectiveness of Your Pest Control Treatment:
At our company, we spend a good bit of time thinking through the benefits of pest control treatments, both to provide immediate problem solving for acute pest emergencies as well as a long term preventative care.
Realizing there is a lot of “do it yourself” pest control advice, I have to tell you the truth. The truth is, professional-grade treatment is essential to keeping your home pest-free. It just is. This level of treatment is an investment, and because your money should not be wasted, it is important that you get the maximum possible value from our services. We want to help you do just that.
With that in mind, let’s discuss a few ways that you can increase the effectiveness and value of your pest control service. This will help you get the most out of your pest control services.
1- Mitigate the impact of conducive conditions.
First off, what are conducive conditions? This is just a fancy term to say there are factors in the environment of your home which make it easier, or more likely, for pests to invade and ultimately settle down in your home.
This is a large and varied category, but it can be best understood by breaking down those things which make it easier for pests to infiltrate and things that allow an established infestation to thrive.
Factors that increase the ease of infiltration:
-Gaps or cracks in and around the exterior of the home’s structure
-Wood to ground contact in and around the foundation
-Vents and gutters without the proper screening
-Damage to the sealant around outer windows and doors
Factors that allow infestations to grow:
-Easy access to food and moisture (pests need both of these to thrive)
-The temperate climate inside your home (think about extremes such as too much rain, dryness, cold, or heat)
-Water damage (which invites pest inside and can also cause mold/mildew/rotting…hello termite invitation)
-Organic or other debris and clutter both inside and around the outside of the home
The above factors make the job of pests easier, which is the direct opposite of what we want. Do your own inspection and note of as many of these conditions as possible. Then work to reduce or eliminate their impact on your greatest asset, your home. It can be overwhelming. If you aren’t sure where to start, consult your pest control technician!
2- Take preventative steps BEFORE pest infestations occur.
An old saying brings some truth and perspective here: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It’s a lot easier and cheaper to prevent an infestation in the first place than to have to treat an infestation after the fact.
You’ll save yourself a lot of frustration, money, and time by taking preventative steps to stop the pest invasion before it starts. Make sure to schedule regular inspections of your home to ensure your treatment plan remains effective and that any new problems are dealt with quickly. We are here to help. Let our expertise in the industry be used for your benefit.
These practices are especially important for majorly destructive pests such as termites, which can cause thousands of dollars in damage if they aren’t detected and treated early in the game.
3- Discuss the unique situation of your home with a pest control expert.
Your pest control service is more than just a treatment solution. Your technician is an experienced, well-trained, and educated individual whose purpose is to help you protect your home. Each home has unique threats that you may face due to the geography, area, and layout of the home itself.
It is vastly important to customize a treatment plan to the individual needs of your home in order to maximize the effectiveness.
Pest activity is most definitely affected by the region in which you call home. Some species are a much bigger problem in some areas compared to others, and the timing of pest swarming varies by geography as well. This can be due in large part to the climate. Drier conditions versus wet conditions breed differing insects.
It is vital to consider these factors when planning a pest prevention plan for your home.
To best ensure your pest protection is as effective as possible, you need an expert in the field with extensive knowledge of local pests, treatment specifics, and the unique needs of your home.
This is why a longtime local company such as Canton Termite and Pest Control is the very best choice for homeowners in Cherokee County!
When you’re dealing with pest threats, or if you simply have a question, we’re here to help! Give us a call TODAY at 770-479-1598 to schedule an appointment and begin the journey to pest-free living!