Many citizens are unaware that they may need to do some maintenance at their home or business before the exterminator arrives. Many Pest Control Colchester professionals, in reality, would refuse to handle a home that has not been adequately prepared before their arrival. Failure to prepare will result in ineffective results and re-infestation, so it’s critical to complete a few basic tasks and prepare your premises.
We’ve shared five tips on better planning your home and business atmosphere to keep the exterminator satisfied and provide the most successful care possible.
- Make a note of where you’ve seen the pests.
First and foremost, make a list of all the places on your property where pests have been spotted. Since some pests (particularly cockroaches) spend a lot of time hiding, they may be difficult to detect when your pest control expert arrives. If you have an ant problem, it’s also important to keep track of where they’re coming from because they’re tiny and spread quickly. A list of sightings makes your technician’s job simpler and ensures that no areas or infestations go untreated.
- Vacuum the carpets and scrub the floor.
To eradicate visible rodents and larvae, all hard floors and carpets must be thoroughly washed. On all hard surfaces, use a proper detergent and a lot of elbow grease. Remember to use your vacuum crevice attachment to get through cracks while vacuuming carpets. Take your used mops, cloths, and vacuum bag outside as soon as you’ve done scrubbing and vacuuming, and seal it in a separate bag before tossing everything in the bin. Don’t forget to wipe down the whole vacuum cleaner as well.
- Move big appliances and furniture away from walls.
Your pest control specialist would need complete and unrestricted access to any areas where pests have been discovered. Even if you haven’t seen any rodents around those pieces of furniture or equipment, they must be moved for cleaning. To clean behind and under your furniture and appliances, move them away from the walls. After you’ve done cleaning, move your large items at least three or four feet away from the wall to allow your technician to look for signs of recent activity.
- Place all food products in their proper places.
Contamination should be checked on any food that has been left out on the counter. Remove the foods from your work surfaces and store your things safely away if it appears to be pest-free. If you have the room, small appliances and cooking utensils should also be removed and stored. If you must keep food products outside of the fridge or cupboards for some excuse, they must be completely protected before and after pest control treatment.
- Use sheets or towels to cover cages and aquariums.
Relocate your pets if possible before seeking care. It’s important to cover your pet’s cages with big sheets or towels and hold them in their enclosures if they can’t be held outside the building or moved to a friend or neighbour’s home. Your exterminator will not handle your property when your pets are inside if they are not adequately enclosed and secured, whether they are aquariums, bird cages, bug tanks, or some other form of animal enclosure.