How to Prepare Your Home for Pest Control
Whether you’re preparing for a pest-control treatment in your home or business, it’s important to prepare the area. Whether you’re dealing with mice, rats or bedbugs – or all at once – Best Home Property Service’s technicians are familiar with the protocols that are best for your situation and will ensure you get the most out of your control service. Not sure of the steps you have to take? Here are some tips on how to prepare your home for pest control treatments!
When to Move Furniture for Pest Control
Most bugs and pests won’t cross a certain invisible line to enter your home. Most times, an exterminator’s approach involves establishing an invisible perimeter around your property so we can focus our attention on creating a safe environment for you, your family and your pets.
Termites are one exception to the rule. To protect your home from termite damage during a treatment, it’s important to prepare yourself and your home: move all of your furniture away from the walls; remove any indoor plants and plastic-sealed mattresses.
Preparing a Home for Pest Treatments
With the exception of termite treatment, there are a few steps you can follow on how to prepare your home for pest control. Maintaining a clear home can help your pest control company move quickly through the process. Plus – a clean house is an important step in eliminating future pest problems.
How do you prepare your home for pest control services? Here are a few steps that can help:
- Clean any dirty dishes in the sink
- Wipe down tables
- Vacuum to reduce dirt and dust
- Make sure all food and perishables are put away for treatment
- Put away all paper products or bagged foods
- Make sure clothes are put away and in drawers/closet
- Pick up any papers to knick knacks where pests could be hiding
Apartments and Pest Control
Dealing with pests in an apartment isn’t all that much different from preparing a home for a treatment. But managing cockroaches, bed bugs, mice, and the like in a multi-family dwelling becomes all the more urgent due to a single simple fact: Pests can easily spread from one unit to another. Because of this, it may be kind to alert your neighbors if you are getting treatment done.
If you live in an apartment, you are likely familiar with the occasional signs of pests. Spots from roaches, and rat droppings can easily be cleaned up. If you see signs such as these or notice rodents in your apartment, contact your landlord to get his or her professional help. Ignoring a problem could result in being evicted if it becomes worse.
Pets and Pest Treatment
Before we begin our treatment, please try to keep your pets in a separate room of your house. If possible, this should be an area of the home we will not be treating. If you can’t do that, cover their cages with a towel so they don’t inhale any spray. Please also keep them out of any rooms we are treating with chemicals or sprays.
MAKE SURE YOUR HOME STAYS PEST-FREE!
Looking for more pest control advice for the winter months? Best Home & Property Services are here to help you ensure your new home is pest free. Think you may have a pest problem? Give us a call at 843-236-3065 or get a FREE QUOTE right online!