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General Household Pest Control Managment


If you have problems with pests such as ants, fleas, cockroaches ,termites,spiders, or occasional invaders such as millipedes and ladybugs, you are looking for someone who can give you General Household Pest Control.





Pest Management Methods

 Effective Pest. Control methods include sanitation, exclusion, and the use of multiple pest management products.

Sanitation
Sanitation will aid in pest management. Do the following:
  1. Keep the kitchen area clean.
  2. Wipe down countertops, stove, and cabinets with warm, soapy water.
  3. Keep food in sealed containers, including pet food that may be stored outside.
  4. Keep garbage cans covered.
  5. Take out the trash at least once a week.
  6. Do not leave water standing in the sink. Water is the most important factor for pest survival.
  7. Clean out cabinets. Beetles or moths found in the kitchen area may have come from food that is infested. Check foods such as cereals, rice, and grains to see if they are infested. Discard infested food. Vacuum cabinets thoroughly and wipe surfaces clean before the pest control operator arrives. Leave the cabinets empty so the PCO has a clear treatment area. Chemical treatment should be confined to the cracks and crevices of the cabinet because that is where the insect pests will hide. Do not replace cabinet items until the treatment is dry.
  8. Clean out closets. Beetles or moths found in the bedroom, hall, or closet areas may be coming from clothing or carpeting. Check woolen sweaters and rugs for moth cases or beetle larvae as well as the adult forms. Dry cleaning clothes before storing them will make clothes less attractive to these destructive insects. Dry cleaning after an infestation is discovered will also kill these destructive insects. Thoroughly brushing clothing or rugs outside will also help eliminate these insects. After inspecting and cleaning clothes or rugs, clean out closets and thoroughly vacuum the inside before the PCO arrives.
  9. Fix leaky pipes that can cause moisture problems. Moisture problems cause mold and fungi to grow. Mold and fungi are used as food by some beetles and other small nuisance insects . Chemicals alone cannot effectively control these types of insects unless the moisture problem is solved.

Exclusion

Another important part of controlling pests in your home is to make sure that they stay outside. Repair window screens and doors to exclude flying insects such as gnats, mosquitoes, and flies. Repair door sweeps to exclude crawling insects such as cockroaches or pillbugs.


To Wildlife-Proof Your Home We Suggest You Consider the Following Areas.
Roof Vents
Constructed of light weight aluminum or plastic, they are no obstacle for animals seeking entry into attics.



Chimneys
If not screened properly, they make suitable living quaters for raccoons and squirrels. Birds often fall into open chimneys and become stuck at the bottom. Sometimes these animals even enter the "living space" of the home.


Plumbing Vent Pipes

If left unprotected, they are an invitation to animals seeking den sites inside of the house. Once inside the pipe, wildlife often become stuck and obstructs the normal function of the buildings plumbing system.
 


Stove & Bathroom Exhaust Vents
If unsecured, they make ideal nesting sites for birds and sometimes squirrels. This results in noticeable sounds, odours and insects.



Roof and Fascia Spaces
If not properly constructed or due to deterioration, they offer an opportunity for wildlife to chew on the free edge of the wood and gain entry into the attic.


Roof - Soffit Intersection

If left unscreened, they can be easily manipulated by an animal from the outside in order to establish a den site inside the attic space.




 Pest Management Products

There are numerous pest management products available to homeowners and pest control operators. These products can be found in bait, dust, granular, and liquid formulations. Attractants, pheromones that confuse insects during mating (confusants), repellents, and glue boards are also practical in many instances. Always follow the use and disposal directions on the label. The label is the law

Effective pest management is a process, not a one-time event. At Ideal Pest Control, we pride ourselves on the fact that we will identify your pest threat and risk areas then take care of them. We work with you to treat the pests in ways that are best for your family, pets and the environment. We’ll create a customized pest control plan that effectively targets cockroaches, silverfish, ants and other common household pests exactly where they appear in your home—inside and out, all year long. This includes anything from small insects and bugs to larger animals like rodents and skunks, though ironically the bigger problems are the smaller pests like bed bugs and termites that are not only repulsive, but through their persistence and vast numbers are capable of making a serious impact on one’s home.



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