Home pest control is absolutely critical if you want to keep yourself, your family, and your pets safe as well as protect your property from ruin. Pests can be hazardous to the health of people and animals. They can cause serious injury, aggravate existing illnesses, and spread dangerous pathogens and life-threatening diseases.
At the same time, pests will also destroy your property. They can eat their way through your home’s structure as well as furniture and appliances. Pests are also one of the major causes of food wastage across Australia and the rest of the world. But while you might think do-it-yourself solutions will get rid of them. Think again. Home pest control should be left to professionals.
Is Home Pest Control Safe?
Almost all residential property owners always ask us this question. This is perfectly understandable because the safety of the people and animals living in the home are always a top priority. So, is home pest control safe? The answer is ‘yes’ as long as the proper conditions are met. As with any professional service, there are always risks involved. So, you have to make sure that all bases are covered.
Firstly, you have to work with fully licenced and qualified professionals with a proven record of safety. Next, you also have to check if the pest control agents that they utilise are safe for people, pets, and the environment. Lastly, you have to follow all protocols and instructions to a tee. If you can tick all of these boxes, then you can be assured that your home pest control is safe.
How To Prepare Home for Pest Control – Three Things You Need To Do
To ensure that your home pest control treatment is fast, effective, and free of any unwanted results or unfortunate mishaps, here are three things that you need to do before professionals arrive.
1. Clean all the interior and exterior spaces of your home.
This will allow the treatment to do its work before the next cleaning will wash away the pest control agents. Inside, you should clean all bedrooms, living areas, dining rooms, kitchens, and storage spaces. If you could clean the walls, floors, and ceilings, that would be even better. Outside, clean your yards, patios, decks, sheds, and other areas as well as mow your lawns.
While cleaning interiors, you can put away any toys or gadgets that may be laying around. Pick up all potential trip hazards to avoid any accidents. Move small objects away from walls like clocks, picture frames, paintings, and the like. Open all blinds and curtains. You should also empty your wash lines to avoid the treatment getting on your clothes.
2. Take all pets like dogs, cats, and birds out of your home.
Keep your all your beloved pets safe by taking all of them out of your home. You can take your dogs, cats, birds, and others with you to a temporary residence like another home or a pet hotel. You can also take your fishbowls. As you cannot take heavy aquariums with you, make sure that you cover them so pest control agents will not get into the water.
You also have to remove pet bowls and other food or drinking vessels as well as dog mats, cat litter boxes, and small cages. Make sure to store all pet food in completely sealed containers.
3. Unlock all doors, gates, and other entry ways.
Your home pest control specialists will need access to all interior and exterior areas of your home. So, you have to make sure that you unlock all doors, gates, and other entry ways on your property. This includes access to your garage, attic, and/or basement if you have those spaces. You also have to unlock interior storage spaces that need to be treated.
Outside your home, you have to unlock sheds and other storage areas. If you have a granny flat within your property and you want it treated, you have to provide access to it as well.
When To Do Pest Control for Home
Ideally, home pest control should be done by fully licenced and qualified professionals quarterly or every six months, more frequent visits are done in commercial premises like kitchens etc. Scheduling regular visits from your residential pest control experts throughout the year will keep your home protected. But there are many variables that need to be considered to determine the frequency of pest control treatments.
Depending on the type of pests that are in your home, the severity of your infestation, the size and location of your home, and the weather conditions throughout the year, you may need to have different schedules. A fully licenced and qualified pest control professional with vast experience in eliminating and protecting homes from pests can tell you exactly when to do pest control for your home.
Get in touch with us here at Bugs Or Us to get our professional home pest control services.