Posted on: 19 February 2021
Have you ever wondered why pests keep coming back to your commercial or residential premises even though you have applied pest control measures? The reason is that you are most likely not doing it correctly or that there is something you are missing. Here is why hiring a commercial pest control specialist works and why your DIY pest control methods fail.
Effective pest control starts at premise inspection. An inspection helps identify the types of pests that have invaded your premises by looking for the pests themselves or evidence (droppings, damage to your property or pest habitats).
Pest control specialists have studied different pests, meaning they know how each pest behaves; this makes it much easier for them to look for pest evidence than it would be for you.
Cleaning and Organisation
Pests hate clean environments because they make it hard for them to access food and find habitable spots. The second step of effective pest control involves tidying up, cleaning and improving food storage and waste disposal.
If you know that there are old pieces of furniture, tools, equipment or machines on your premises, they need to be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way; they form potential habitat spots for pests. Likewise, do not pile up garbage in your compound; these heaps are also potential hiding spots for pests.
Store food in sealable containers; this makes it difficult for pests to access it. Also, put garbage in sealable garbage bins. If food spills on the floor, sweep it or clean it up; leaving it on the floor can cause accidental slips or attract pests. This should also be done in your garbage bin area.
Application of Commercial Pest Control Products
This is the last step of effective pest control. Pest control products are not applied aimlessly; there is a strategy.
First, you need to know the right product to use and how it is applied. Secondly, you need to understand the behaviours of different pests. This includes how they breed, how they move, where they like to build homes and what they like to eat. This helps you know how to kill or repel the pests in a manner that lasts.
Some pest repellents or killers may require to be applied more than once and in a particular manner. Without this knowledge and skills, you might not do an effective job. That is why it is recommended to hire a pest control specialist.
To learn more, contact a pest control company.Share