What can a pest control company do for me

What can a pest control company do for me?

Pest control companies must deal with cockroaches, termites, silverfish, wasps, and many other pests on a daily basis.  As a result, these companies will offer a wide variety of services to meet the needs of their clients.

To provide you with a better idea of what pest control companies can offer, we’ve prepared a guide to their most common services.  In addition, we’ve also included resources for housekeeping, roof repair, insulation specialists, carpet cleaning, lawn mowing, and more.

Explaining Pest Control Services

Explaining Pest Control Services

Insect Removal

Insect removal is the most basic offering provided by pest control experts and it usually involves dealing with various pests such as roaches, silverfish, and carpet beetles to name a few.  More often than not, pest control companies will use insecticides to eliminate any existing pests.

After your home has been treated and any uninvited critters have been removed, your technicians will then go about preventing future infestations.  This is accomplished by sealing off crevices and using long-lasting insecticides for area denial.

Wasp Removal

Wasps are particularly troublesome insects as they are dangerous and often well-situated in your home.  Depending on the type of wasps being removed, your technician may need to deploy various measures of pest control.

For smaller paper wasps, technicians are likely to use a medium-strength insecticide in the form of aerosol spray.  For larger European Wasps technicians would prefer to keep their distance by using an industrial-grade sprayer with a fast-acting insecticide.

Ant Control

Ants are an extremely common type of pest found in both homes and commercial buildings.  Given their large numbers, ant colonies require patience and perseverance to be properly eradicated. 

One tried and tested method of ant removal is to use ant traps which come in the form of consumable gel, beads, or adhesives.  These traps are disguised as food through the use of a sugar-based coating, when they are carried away and eaten they kill off ants in droves.

The whole process usually takes between one to two weeks, during which your technician will also fortify your home against future ant infestations.

Rodent Removal

Rodents and mice are the epitome of pests as they consume food, destroy furniture, chew through fabrics, and make a big mess of your home.  Much like ants, the fastest way to deal with these critters is to seal off entry points and set up mouse traps and poison.

While you can certainly buy some rat traps or poison at your local hardware store, we wouldn’t recommend laying these out haphazardly.  Professional pest controllers are trained to place these traps in inconspicuous locations that are both effective and out of reach of children.

This is extremely important as misused rat poison can lead to extremely adverse health effects.

Termite Control

Nipping a termite infestation in the bud can mean the difference between saving your home or starting some unplanned renovations.  Experts deal with termites by using insecticides in the form of bait.

Much like ants, the termites consume this bait and then expire shortly after.

Now that we’ve covered these basic services, we hope you’ll have a better idea of what pest control companies have to offer.