No matter what type of pest you’re dealing with—from ants to cockroaches, spiders to rodents—living with the infestation is stressful enough. Many homeowners think that preparing for a visit from a pest control technician adds another layer of stress to the situation, but it doesn’t have to. It’s easy to prepare your home for pest control treatment, just follow these simple steps:
1. Provide sufficient access.
Pests of all types love to hide below furniture, in tight corners, behind boxes, and in stored items. You should ensure your pest control professional has sufficient access to any of these areas as possible. Simply move items out, so your technician can reach the tightest corners and apply any pest control treatments accurately and effectively.
2. Prepare your kitchen.
You should clean your kitchen from top to bottom your first pest control treatment. Store all food items in the refrigerator or in airtight containers in cabinets. You should also stow or cover any cooking ware or small appliances you normally keep on countertops. If you’re dealing with a large infestation, it’s wise to pull out large appliances like the dishwasher, oven, and refrigerator to provide adequate access for the technician to apply treatment. In addition, it is also important that you empty your dishwasher prior to our technician’ visit.
3. Pull furniture away from walls.
Like moving all large appliances in the kitchen, you should also move large furniture items away from the walls in all rooms of the house. While this step isn’t necessary, it’s a big help to your pest control technician, especially in cases of large infestations. By giving your pest control a wider berth to inspect and treat pest activity, you’ll get the best results from the treatment.
4. Open closets, doorways, and drawers.
As mentioned above, pests love to hide in nooks and crannies. By opening closets, doors between rooms, and drawers, your pest control expert can better assess the extent of any pest activity in your home and make it easier to treat them.
5. Try to be at home when your pest control technician arrives.
When you schedule pest control treatment, try to make sure you or another member of the household will be present for the appointment so they can have access to any areas of the home that have pest activity. Being there to walk your technician through your property makes diagnosing and treating the problem much easier, and you’ll also get to ask any questions regarding steps you should take after treatment.
Evergreen Lawn and Pest Control
Dealing with a pest problem is never pleasant, but you can feel confident that you’re in the best of hands when you partner with Evergreen Lawn and Pest Control – Apopka for pest control. Our eco-friendly treatments are effective, affordable, and safe for families and pets. At the first sign of a pest problem, give us a call at (407) 880-6655 for a free inspection.