Keep Bugs and Critters Away This Summer: How To Choose the Right Pest Control Company For You

The internet can be a fantastic resource when it comes to finding tradesmen and professionals to help us with tasks around the house. There is just so much choice out there, and depending on where you live, if you’re looking for a pest controller to keep bugs away this summer, you’ll probably be overwhelmed with the number of companies offering you their services. Some will be well-known brands, while others will be smaller, less familiar names. How do you choose the right pest control and squirrel removal company for you? You can visit this site right here to get the answer you need! 

Part of being able to choose wisely is knowing a little about what sets a good pest controller, like pest control green bay, apart from an ordinary one, and what you should be looking out for when you see their websites and ads on TV.  

Choose An Experienced Pest Controller

This may seem obvious, but for many professional trades such as gardening, interior decorating or carpentry, having years of experience in the industry is not necessarily what is important. “With pest control, however, it is important because pests don’t always follow the rules when it comes to entering your home or making their home on your property,” says A1 Pest Control in the Hills District.

A pest controller with more than a decade’s experience such as Pest-Ex who provide affordable pest control within Brisbane and it’s surrounding suburbs will have seen all types of pests and their behaviour. They are more likely to be able to help prevent pests from reappearing as well, rather than just treat any issues that they may find on the spot.

Local animal removal companies will also know a lot about the area, the conditions and the type of weather that causes pest infestations. Many pests such as rodents, termites, mosquitos and flies have different breeding patterns, and a pest controller with years of experience under their belt will be able to correctly identify pest species, as well as the nasties that you should be looking out for in the coming weeks or months.

Latest Pest Control And Prevention Technology

It wasn’t long ago that pest controllers had to find pests by sight alone, finding infestations and live nests from telltale signs and good detective work. This would work well for creepy crawlies such as spiders and cockroaches, or for larger pests such mice, however for a pests such as termites it could be largely hit or miss.  

Today’s well equipped pest controllers carry state of the art technology for locating termites, thank God. Their tools include moisture detection gear that seeks out areas that termites like to live in, and thermal imaging cameras and radar that can look through walls. Termites are often found behind walls, in hard to reach roof spaces and in the timber structures in a building. Because they will eat out the middle of a wooden beam, leaving only a thin outer structure for protection, they can be missed in an inspection that relies on eyesight alone.  

Environmentally Friendly Pest Treatment Products

Pest control treatments and long term products used by pest control jacksonville fl and others are by their nature designed to be toxic to pests, however that does not mean they need to be dangerous to humans, pets or the local flora and fauna. Older pest control chemicals were often highly poisonous, and were sprayed in and around a property in great quantities. Some pest control treatments in previous decades required the home owners leave the property for up to a few days to allow the chemicals to settle and do their work.  

Modern day pest controllers have no excuse not to use the latest environmentally-friendly products that have been developed for the industry.  These are a far more targeted solution than older style treatments. Chemicals such as Cislin 25 have very little active ingredients, and actually work by binding to surfaces rather than by being airborne. This makes them safer for you and your family (especially young children) as well as any animals that may live in or around your home.  

When you choose a pest control service, see if you can find out what type of chemicals they might be using, both in their on the spot treatments and for longer term pest prevention. They should state that their products have passed the Australian safety standards that govern pest control treatments, and if they are members of the Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association then you’ll know they will keep up to date with all changes to regulations, innovations in the industry and best practice standards.  

One final piece of advice about choosing a pest controller – make sure they’re good at communication. You can find this out either over the phone or if they come out to your property to give you a free quote for services. You want them to be able to explain every step in their processes to you, be able to tell you what chemicals they’ll be using and any follow up work that may be necessary.  

Charlotte Giver

Charlotte is the founder and editor-in-chief at Your Coffee Break magazine. She studied English Literature at Fairfield University in Connecticut whilst taking evening classes in journalism at MediaBistro in NYC. She then pursued a BA degree in Public Relations at Bournemouth University in the UK. With a background working in the PR industry in Los Angeles, Barcelona and London, Charlotte then moved on to launching Your Coffee Break from the YCB HQ in London’s Covent Garden and has been running the online magazine for the past 10 years. She is a mother, an avid reader, runner and puts a bit too much effort into perfecting her morning brew.