Pests cause thousands of dollars in damage to homes and gardens every year. That is why there is such a huge industry devoted to getting rid of and protecting you and your homes from these pests.
However, as with all things in life, there are some things that you should be doing and some that you shouldn't be doing when dealing with pests.
Get to know your local professional
You can and should learn more information from your local professional. The better you know them, the more likely it is that you will get a quick response when you need it. However, it is also important to get in touch with your local pest control expert as they will let you know of any issues in your area.
Have yourself inspected regularly
Even if you don't think you have a pest problem, be sure to ask the local pest control expert to inspect your home. They are trained and may recognize something you missed and may prevent an infestation before it causes bigger problems. In addition, the professionals can help ensure that your home is well protected against the intrusion of pests. Prevention is always better than cure!
Whether you are handling products from your pest control expert or something you picked up at a store, read the label. These products can be dangerous. It is important that you take all reasonable precautions and use them properly. You should also always properly dispose of old canisters and partially used containers.
Just as your local professional can help you identify and correct entry problems, so can you prevent pests from being attracted to your home. The key is to ensure that all food is kept in sealed containers. You should also make sure that no water leaks. Moisture attracts pests. When your home is dry, it's less appealing. It's also a good idea to wash the dishes immediately and wipe all surfaces and floors with a disinfectant spray. If there is neither food nor water, there is no need to visit the pests.
Do not exaggerate
The instructions are there for a reason. Placing additional chemicals won't kill any more pests, but it can cause a number of other problems. Use only what is stated on the label.
Do not move containers
Pesticides should always be stored in the container in which they arrived. This ensures that you and others know what they are. It is never a good idea to move the pesticide to a different container as it is not known who will accidentally use it. This can happen regardless of the precautions you have taken.
DO NOT use chemicals for outdoor use
Outdoor chemicals are generally much stronger than indoor chemicals. That's why you shouldn't use them inside. The chemical's effectiveness could, in theory, harm you and your family as well. That's not an appealing prospect. The best way is to speak to a professional and follow their advice. This will give you a pest-free home and peace of mind.