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The Importance of Residential Pest Control Programs

The Importance of Residential Pest Control Programs

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Why invest in professional pest control?

There are several things you can do around your home to help prevent insect or rodent infestations. Regular vacuuming, mopping and emptying of trash receptacles are all ways to make your house less inviting for pests. Making sure dirty dishes don’t pile up and preventing moisture from accumulating in your kitchen or bathroom also discourage pests from getting comfortable inside your house. Pests are experts at invading homes, but sometimes in spite of your best efforts, these unwanted guests still manage to infiltrate your home. This is when you need the exterminating power of a professional-grade pest control program.

Initial Pest Control Evaluation

When you enlist the services of a pest control specialist like Ideal Partners, a team of licensed professionals will visit your property to perform an initial evaluation. They will inspect your home and the surrounding area to determine which pests are present and where they’re coming from. Once they’ve determined just how serious the problem is, a solution and plan of action can be devised. Our team of specialists will typically recommend a quarterly or bi-monthly program, depending on your specific situation.

Types of Pest Control Plans

A one-time general treatment can sometimes be enough to deal with a minor pest problem. However, most pest control companies strongly recommend ongoing treatment programs to eradicate pests and prevent future infestations. Quarterly programs include periodic inspection and treatment of your home’s interior and exterior, attic, eaves, lawn, etc. Many companies also offer a bi-monthly program, primarily focusing on the perimeter of your residence. Bi-monthly inspection and treatment of your home’s perimeter is perhaps the best way to prevent pest infiltration in the first place. Ideal Partners can advise you on the program that best suits your needs.

Do I Really Need a Pest Control Professional?

The answer to this question is a resounding, “yes.” A quick internet search will reveal countless do-it-yourself remedies for insect and rodent infestation, and you may be tempted to take pest control efforts into your own hands. However, there are a number of factors involved that require the attention of a trained professional. Without knowing the source of the infestation, it is impossible to devise an effective treatment. Also, without an intimate knowledge of each pest’s specific seasonal habits, it’s difficult to create a plan that prevents infestation throughout the year. Additionally, many commercial pest control chemicals and rodent poisons can be hazardous to children and pets. A licensed technician will know which chemicals and baits are safest and what the correct dosages are.

Pest control is a year-round battle and an experienced professional has the expertise to help you win it. Contact Ideal Partners for more information about available pest control options.

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