Tips for DIY pest control are written by an Apex pest control professional who’s also an accomplished home inspector. He has designed his own way of home inspection using online resources for pest control professionals that can save you hundreds of dollars and possibly prevent more damage than you realize.
It’s very easy to buy chemicals and traps to get rid of pests in your house. It’s much harder to save your home.
The most exterminator uses the same three steps as a pest control professional and it works well in controlling unwanted insects and keeping your home safe. Keep these tips in mind when you’re looking for a good exterminator or pest control company:
Inspect your home. The first step in eliminating pests is to determine where they live. Once you’ve found out where they live, ask yourself, “Do I live in an area that a pest can hide in and hide?” Or, “Does my yard have dark soil where a pest could hide?”
You should do this very important check. Call your local pest control company and ask them for some pest-control tips and information to check out their work. Ask if they do soil analysis and recommend a soil testing service so you can find out if you don’t already know what’s in your soil.
Next, test your home to see if you have pests in the attic, garage, basement, crawl space, etc. Also check for pests in the rooms where you don’t usually check, such as the attic space under the house. Look for pests living in places that we never check.
Determine if you’ve got bugs in your home. If you’ve got pests, then call the exterminator and ask for some tips and advice about how to prevent the next infestation. Give him or her some details about what you’re finding, so the next time you do a check, you’ll be able to tell them exactly where the pests are, what type they are, and what the most effective method of killing them is.
Keep in mind that it’s not only the methods that matter in pest control but the people that you hire. Make sure the exterminator is committed to keeping you, your family, and your pets safe.
After you’ve inspected your home and determined the location of the pests, and called the exterminator, he or she will take down some pictures and make a good report, but they don’t typically do enough to protect your family’s health. That’s why it’s important to have a pest control expert that’s committed to protecting your health.
First, ask him or her to look at your home and determine the best treatment plan for the type of pests that you’re facing. Then, ask them if they’ve done a soil analysis to see what’s in your soil. Do they recommend using a soil testing service to find out what’s in your soil and recommend that you have it tested?
Finally, call the exterminator again to verify that they followed through with the final step: monitoring your home for any pests, especially after treatment. There are several symptoms of a return of the pests, and these symptoms are usually fairly mild and just warn you to stay alert.