Understanding Pest Control: A Framingham, MA Homeowner’S Guide
Whether you own property in Framingham, Massachusetts or just live as a renter, chances are, at some point, you will encounter a pest problem in your home. With so many small nooks and crannies to hide in, even the cleanest of households can develop a pest problem. If this happens, you’ll need to know what to do to get rid of the problem. In this article, we’ll provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions surrounding pest management for homeowners in the Framingham area.
What Is Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a comprehensive approach to managing pests that promotes sound decision-making, using environmental and/or biological measures to reduce pest populations. IPM also reduces or eliminates reliance on pesticides where possible. IPM involves surveying to determine the pest species and the magnitude of the infestation; monitoring to confirm the identity of the pest; and then implementing non-chemical and/or chemical control techniques.
At F&W Pest Control, we practice IPM, meaning, before we attempt to eliminate a pest with insecticides, we’ll use a combination of strategies such as habit modification and good sanitation. This means we’ll work to eliminate potential food or water sources and harborage points, or physical changes to make the space difficult for pests to inhabit. This integrated approach enables us to use fewer chemicals and still get the same results, often for a lower cost.
Which Pests Can F&W Pest Control Handle?
F&W Pest Control can handle a wide range of pest species, including ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, rodents, spiders, bees, wasps, flies, and fleas. We also offer services to deal with wildlife removal and termite control.
Our technicians are trained to diagnose and treat pest infestations, and know how to use the correct products and methods to exterminate the pests from your home quickly and efficiently.
Do I Need to Do Anything Before F&W Arrives?
Not necessarily. However, you may want to take steps such as cleaning your kitchen to get rid of food sources for any rodents or taking any steps necessary to eliminate a cockroach infestation. We recommend removing clutter and furniture near the infestation to improve our technicians’ accessibility and accuracy during the extermination process.
Do F&W Pest Control Offer Any Prevention Services?
Yes, F&W Pest Control offers preventive services such as wildlife exclusion for animals that are hostile to humans or for animals that may create structural damage to your property. We also offer preventative treatment for mosquitos and other outside pests.
What Happens After F&W Pest Control Leave?
We’ll provide follow-up service and advice to maintain the success of the extermination. This follow-up includes preventive measures to control pest activity in the future. As a part of our commitment to providing comprehensive service to our customers, we’ll inspect and inspect the affected areas to ensure the best results.
When it comes to pest control, Framingham, MA homeowners have options. FM&W Pest Control has the experience and the knowledge to properly identify, treat, and exterminate pests from your home in an effective and affordable manner. With our integrated pest management approach (IPM), you can get 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.