How You Can Maximize the Effectiveness of Your Pest Control Treatment:

In our blogs, we spend a lot of time discussing the benefits of pest control treatments, both to treat acute pest problems as well as a long term preventative care.


The truth is, professional-grade treatment is essential to keeping your home pest-free. This level of treatment is an investment, and it is important that you get the maximum possible value from our services.


To that end, let’s discuss a few ways that you can increase the effectiveness and value of your pest control service.


1- Mitigate the impact of conducive conditions.


Conducive conditions are factors in the environment of your home that make it easier or more likely for pests infestations to occur.


This is a broad category, but it can be best understood by breaking down factors into those which make it easier pests to infiltrate and those which allow an established infestation to thrive.


Factors that increase the ease of infiltration:

-Cracks or gaps in the exterior of the structure

-Wood to ground contact around the foundation

-Vents and gutters without screens

-Damage to sealing around windows and doors


Factors that allow infestations to grow:

-Easy access to food and moisture

-The temperate climate inside your home

-Water damage

-Debris and clutter both inside and around the exterior of the home


Any of these issues makes the job of pests easier, which is the opposite of what we want. Make a note of as many of these conditions as possible and work to reduce or eliminate their impact. If you aren’t sure where to start, consult your pest control technician!


2- Take preventative steps BEFORE pest infestations occur.


There’s an old saying: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It’s a lot easier to prevent an infestation in the first place compared to treating an infestation after the fact.


You’ll save money, frustration, and time by taking preventative steps to stop pests. Schedule regular inspections of your home to ensure your treatment plan remains effective and that any new problems are dealt with quickly.


This is especially important for destructive pests such as termites, which can cause thousands of dollars in damage if they aren’t detected early.


3- Discuss the unique situation of your home with a pest control expert.


Your pest control service is more than just a treatment solution, they are also pest experts. There are unique threats that your home may face due to the region, geography, and layout of the structure.


It is critical to custom fit a treatment plan to the unique needs of your home in order to maximize its efficacy.  


Pest activity also varies from region to region. Some species are a much larger issue in some areas compared to others, and the timing of pest swarming varies by geography as well.


It is important to take these factors into account when planning a pest prevention plan for your home.


To ensure your pest protection is as effective as possible, you need an expert with extensive knowledge of pest threats, regional specifics, and the unique needs of your home.


That’s why a longterm local company like Canton Termite and Pest Control is the best choice for homeowners in Cherokee County!


If you’re dealing with pest threats, or simply have a question, we’re happy to help! Just give us a call TODAY at 770-479-1598 to schedule an appointment!


By: Tim

How You Can Maximize the Effectiveness of Your Pest Control Treatment
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