Peoples threshold of what they can deal with around their home as far as pests are concerned varies greatly from person to person, for the most part though, we don’t want to share our homes with cockroaches, ants, or spiders.
Pest Control Sydney is about to really ramp up again, as it does every year. As the temperatures rise combined with the wet weather that we have been receiving insects and other pests like spiders are beginning to become a lot more active.
Aside from termite related jobs, the most common pest control treatments we carry out at our customers homes and businesses are treatments for either cockroaches, ants, and spiders or a combination of these pests at the same time. These three pests are going to be the most encountered pest in your home. Treatments for these pests are usually referred to as a ‘general pest treatment’. Many businesses will vary what is in their general pest treatment, but all should include these three pests.
At some stage I believe that most homes and businesses at some point will require some form of pest control treatment for one pest or another. From my experience and what my colleagues and I come across over years in pest control it is much better to have a proactive approach to pest control rather than a reactive approach.
Customers, whether they be in homes or businesses that have a proactive approach to managing the presence of pests on their properties will generally have little to no pest issues. Sure, they may see a spider here and there, a cockroach from time to time but their homes are protected against infestations from these pests which is the important point. The simple fact is that structures that have been treated properly with modern responsible pest control methods are treated where it counts. Where pests live and breed meaning that in treated homes, infestations usually cannot occur.
Pests such as cockroaches have an extremely rapid breeding cycle, they spend much of their time hiding and are nocturnal. You may be seeing one or two now but there will surely be many more than what you think hiding in your walls, roof and other voids, under your house – anywhere where is dark and safe for them. Seeing a few cockroaches on a regular basis can indicate that you have an infestation on your hands or there is one on the way. Even the cleanest of homes can easily become infested. Be proactive and have no infestations is my recommendation.
How do you Perform a General Pest Treatment?
Every treatment begins with a discussion with the home occupant. Solving a pest problem requires pest managers to put their detective hat on and the first part of the investigation needs to start by understanding what you see in your home, where you see it, how often you see it.
We will use this information and perform an inspection or assessment in which we will look for evidence of the pest. Different pests in your home leave tell tale evidence of their presence which the average person may not notice.
Managing pests daily and having a strong understanding of pests, their habits, harbourages, life cycles and range of movement we can piece together the puzzle and, with the information gained from having a chat and performing an inspection, your pest manager will understand the level of activity in your home and be able to select the best and safest products to use. And the most effective, environmentally friendly, and safe treatment methods to tackle your problem.
The focus of a general pest treatment should be selecting treatment methods that get products to the areas where pests live and breed in your home. Apply treatment to their environment. Focusing on voids such as wall cavities, in the roof, under the house and confined voids that are accessible within the home. These are the areas favoured by cockroaches, ants, and other common pests. Treating these areas not only removes these pests from these areas in your home, but it also stops them being able to live and breed there in the future meaning that during the service warranty period, infestations in these favoured areas won’t occur.
Another focus of our treatments will be cracks and crevices. Pests that have natural predators are generally good at hiding. If you think like a cockroach, squeezing yourself into a crack makes it extremely hard for a predator such as a bird to see you. Treating cracks and crevices inside and outside your home is key. Internally we would focus on rooms where food and water are abundant such as kitchens, bathrooms, and laundries. Infestations would usually begin here for obvious reasons. All living things need food and water. Outside the home we are looking for cracks in concrete paths or paving, cracks in walls and other similar areas.
Treatment of ‘entry points’ is also vital to keep pests out. An entry point could be the small gap between the window frame and the wall or a pipe that comes through the wall that has a gap around it. Basically, anywhere a pest can gain entry to the structure that is reasonably accessible should be treated.
For spider control, pest managers rely on contact with the spider or the spider’s web. This means that during the pest treatment the pest manager will be basically on a seek and destroy mission. So, if you are about to have a pest control treatment or thinking about it and the treatment will include or is for spiders, don’t go de-webbing before we get to your home. It’s best to do that job several days after the treatment to maximise the control of spiders from the pest treatment.
Don’t remove spiders webs
before your pest control.
Spider pest control is most
effective with webs in place.
Is Pest Control Safe?
Yes, pest control treatments are safe to perform. When performed responsibly pest control is safe for your family, your pets, and the environment.
Pest control treatments, products and training has come a long way over the years. You can be sure that when our service technicians arrive at your home not only will they have the experience to resolve any pest problem you have but it will always be done in a way that has no impact on you, your family, or your pets health and ZERO impact on the environment with our pest control.
Want to Know More?
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