Securing Your Home From The Damages Of Pests
Living in Littleton means encountering all types of pests, from mosquitoes and ants to termites and rodents. While annoying and frustrating, these pests can also become destructive, with some, such as termites, causing an estimated $5 billion dollars of damage annually. Prevention and early detection is key for keeping your home safe from these unwanted guests and the damages they can cause. When evaluating pest inspections, it’s important to consider the following elements to ensure your home stays safe and secure.
1. Types of Pests
When considering an inspection, it’s important to know which pests you should be concerned about. Mosquito exterminators in MA know that the most common pests in the area are mosquitos, fleas, ticks, flies, moths, wasps, ants, bed bugs, rodents, bees, and spiders. Knowing these pests will enable you to have the best inspections and targeted extermination techniques.
2. Inspection Preparation
Before your technician arrives for the initial pest inspection, you will want to be sure you are fully prepared. This means having the indoor and outdoor areas of your home and property thoroughly cleaned. This will allow the technician to easily detect any pests and access any hard-to-reach areas that may be infested.
3. Pest Control Treatment
Pests typically enter a home or property through cracks and crevices, so it’s important to have these areas treated and sealed. The technician should also utilize pest control treatments inside and outside of your home to prevent any future infestations. This could include DIY treatments, such as sprays and traps, or professional services, such as bait treatments and fumigation.
4. DIY Prevention
After the technician leaves, DIY preventative measures should be taken to help control any existing pests and prevent new ones from coming in. This could include de-cluttering, sealing crevices and cracks, putting screens and door sweeps on windows and doors, keeping food stored in airtight containers, removing standing water, and getting rid of any nesting materiel and clutter.
The damages that pests can cause if gone unchecked are significant for a homeowner. To ensure your home in Littleton is secure, it’s important to consider the types of pests around your home, have your home thoroughly prepared for the inspection, and utilize professional pest control treatments for prevention and extermination. Furthermore, incorporating some effective DIY prevention methods into your routine can significantly help in keeping your pest problems at bay.
F&W’s integrated pest management approach (IPM) provides the professional quality you need with the environmentally responsible quality of a DIY approach. Trust the expert exterminators at F&W to get rid of your mosquitoes this season. Get a free quote to start debugging your space today.