If you are having problems with pests in your home, then there are a number of things that you can do to remove them. However, before you try to tackle the problem yourself or hire a pest management service to handle the problem, it’s important that you understand the do’s and don ts of effective pest management. The following are pest management do’s and don’ts that you should keep in mind:
The Do’s of Pest Management
The following are a few of the things that you’ll want to do when it comes to pest management:
- Do remove food and water: As a preventative measure, make sure to remove all sources of food and water. Leaving out food and water attracts pests. You may want to consider having a plumber do an inspection of your home’s plumbing system to fix any water leaks as well.
- Do remove potential shelters: Get rid of places where pests can hide and build nests. This involves removing clutter, such as stacks of newspapers and magazines, and closing off places where pests could hide, such as cracks and crevices located around cabinets and baseboards.
- Do be careful outside the home: Always be careful about bringing in used furniture or clothing that could be carrying pests such as fleas or bed bugs. Always be aware of where you are staying.
- Do ask about environmental friendliness: Don’t assume that a professional pest control service’s methods are environmentally friendly. Ask about the chemical being used and don’t hesitate to write down the name and EPA registration to look up information about it. Look for a pest control service that uses eco-friendly treatment methods and products. At Bain Pest Control Services, we not only use eco-friendly treatments but also are certified eco-effective by Green Pro.
The Don’ts of Pest Management
The following are a few things you’ll want to avoid doing when it comes to pest management:
- Don’t use pesticides without reading the labels: If you are using a pesticide product to treat an area, make sure you read the instructions, warnings, and ingredients on the label. You should make sure that the pesticide is appropriate and safe for indoor home use and that it is eco-friendly.
- Don’t use too much of a pesticide: Using twice as much pesticide as recommended isn’t going to make it more effective at killing pests, but it can potentially endanger the health of your family. Always use pesticides according to the instructions.
- Don’t store pesticides in other containers: Pesticides should be kept in their original container.
- Don’t reuse pesticide containers: Consuming any trace amount of any pesticide can be incredibly dangerous. Make sure that when you’re done with a pesticide, you dispose of the container safely according to the instructions on the label.
- Keep baits away from children and pets: Poisoned bait can be an effective way to eliminate certain pests, but you should be wary of using it if you have kids or pets because it can harm them if they accidentally ingest the bait. Make sure to keep the bait away from children and pets in the home.
Contact the Professionals at Bain
Make sure that you keep these do’s and don’ts of pest management in mind if you think that you have a pest problem in your New England area home. If you need to schedule an inspection or need help getting rid of a pest problem, then be sure to contact us at Bain Pest Control today.