Pest Control 101: A Comprehensive to-Do List When Going for Extermination

Pest control and extermination are quite tricky, and there are several hassles involved both before and after you go for it. If you are concerned about the safety of your family and pets, as you rightly should be, you needn’t worry. The following section of the article is your guide to every “to-do” when going for pest control.

For a quotation and expert consultation for extermination at your property, feel free to contact Power Pest Control. Now let us have a look at what you need to do when you are going for pest control.

Some general guidelines

Our experts would like you to go over the following general guidelines before going for pest control at your property. These are as follows,

  • Going for pest prevention at first before going for a chemical extermination
  • Ensure the safety of family members and while using pesticides/insecticides
  • Ensure safe disposal of leftover pesticides and the containers in a proper manner
  • Never use pesticides for outdoor use on the inside of your property

About the sources of food and water

About the sources of food and water
It is imperative that you take care of your sources of food and water during the extermination process. Most of the pesticides are chemicals, and if ingested can cause severe disorders. So, follow these simple tips to avoid a medical emergency.

  • Store all your food items in sealed glass or plastic containers. Place all your garbage in a covered trash bin and periodically remove the trash from your property.
  • You need to fix all your leaky plumbing fixtures and faucets. It is vital that you do let water accumulate underneath house plants, refrigerators, and sinks.
  • De-cluttering is a must since junk and unasserted items provide hiding and breeding places for pests and rodents. Get rid of the stacks of old newspapers and magazines.
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Ensure the correct and safe use of pesticides

Ensure the correct and safe use of pesticides
When it comes to the safe use of pesticides, these are the guidelines that you must adopt.

  • Always keep in mind to steer your pets and children away from the affected area.
  • In case of using baits to lure roaches and rodents, makes sure you use low-risk pesticides and store them out of reach of kids and pets.
  • Search for information online and with experts about low-risk pesticides and use them exclusively for your house and office.
  • Pesticides contained in traps and baits are used only in the affected areas and not all over the property. So make sure of the type of pesticide you are using.
  • Avoid using fogging devices for your household as it leads to chaos and unnecessary hassles.
  • Make sure you read the manufacturer’s information regarding the instruction and safety warnings.
  • Additionally, you need to jot down the EPA registration number of the chemical you are going to use as this will help you research the properties and harmful effects of the pesticide.
  • Ask your service provider for the MSDS or the Material Safety Data Sheet of the chemical.

    That concludes our list of the to-dos when going for pest control at your property. All the best!