“How do you do it?” was one of our customers reaction to how we service an infested area. Well, there’s no simple answer to that one. The first step to getting a long-term pest free environment is to have a technician conduct an inspection. Only then, can an exterminator determine where the pests originate from and what treatments are necessary to combat the pest.
“How long will the treatment last?” Is usually the next question we get asked. Treatments vary in terms of how heavy the infestation has been and what condition the area being treated is currently in. We try our best to treat the affected area effectively but at times the technician will note that a follow-up treatment can be necessary to eradicate the issue. Businesses and restaurants need more consistent visits because they have an increased risk of pests with the same amount of reward for having a pest free area establishment.
“Will the chemicals you use harm a child or elderly person?” is the final question we get asked. The truthful answer is that the chemicals that we use are not harmful to a people or animal’s health whatsoever. However, some treatments do require a waiting period of 4-6 hours before reentering a premise. We do have an array of treatments that can be used instead of the general services of spray and chemical based substances which are Green Friendly.
Summer days always bring plenty of sunlight and fun times. While you may think
Summer is your favorite season, there is a pest that enjoys it just as much as you do
– Ants! Exterminators receive countless calls during the summer season to prevent
these annoying pests from invading your living or work space.
Technicians have several tools with which to treat ants effectively. Finding the
colony is imperative to eliminating all the ants in the area that is infected. A colony
may be difficult to find, but once the source is identified and the correct measures
have been taken – your home should be Ant-Free!
Cleanliness is incredibly important. We wake up – brush our teeth, wash our faces and comb our hair before we start the day. We must also make sure our homes and office spaces are clean to! The constant removal of garbage bags, emptying the kitchen sink, sweeping and mopping the floors are all crucial to keeping your home a bugless space. If you follow common sense and both physical and spatial cleanliness - you are bound to see the results and enjoy a pest-free environment! It is also important to keep in mind that a technician can only treat an area if it is clean and empty. The chemicals they use to eliminate the pests can damage cutlery, food & other household items if left exposed during treatment. Various bugs and critters especially like to hover around open food as well as dirty dishes and/or garbage. Maintaining a neat and clean-living area can be tedious, but with a small amount of effort, you will be ensuring a clean and healthy home.
Keep in mind that pests like to live in the comfort of our bedrooms & kitchens, but that certainly doesn’t mean we need to treat them like guests! A great tip is to get into the habit of a quick clean-up every morning and evening. It could take as little as 10 minutes to clean your kitchen or dining room and we promise it’s worth it. Having daily awareness of your surroundings and keeping cleanliness in mind will become a preventative measure well worth your time!
Knock, Knock: Are You Home?
A friendly professional face greets you, tote in hand and a belt with various tools to exterminate, wearing a suit – it’s the exterminator! The chemicals he has are to ensure radiation of pests. He walks into your office or home and assess the situation, letting you know what to expect in the service and treatment options. There are a few instances when a technician may walk into your space and acknowledge what is there, explaining he will need extra time or an additional technician to help him rectify the pests or vermin you are pestered with.
After the initial inspection, the technician will inform you – the customer – and us – the office – what he found present, allowing us to determine if the customer needs a preparation sheet in order to gain maximum service. With heavy infestations and winter nearing, it is important to notify a local extermination company and let them know what you see present, to begin eradicating the pests or vermin before the snow begins to fall at our toes.
Avoidance of Pests Entry