Pest exists in every household. They are very much attracted to moisturized areas. We need to keep our home by setting a timely scheduled pest control session to maintain and preventing pests’ growth from residing and infesting our houses. We are often left to wonder if we have to leave your home for a while when hiring a professional to do the pest control. The answer is actually, not necessarily. It will all depend on the type of service you have opted for, the size of your home, and the area size that requires treatment. If there is a need to leave the house, you may need to stay out for about 2 – 4 hours, but the situation may vary. At Hybrid Pest Control, you can let the experts handle your pest control at home without worrying about leaving your place.
Here Are Some Tips On How To Prepare For Pest Control Treatments.
- Clear your corners
Make sure that the corners of your home are clean. It will allow the pest control technicians to quickly and easily get into the corners of where pests usually manifest. Consider removing your furniture and appliances because if it gets in the way during the treatment, the pests will shield you from chemical spills and sprays, which will defeat the treatment’s purpose. So make sure the corners of your house are both clear and clutter-free.
- Mop your floors
Mopping your floors helps alleviates the adhesion and effectiveness of the treatment. It will ensure long-term results in availing pest control treatments.
- Protect your household fixtures
During the treatment, expect a lot of spraying. Although it consists of natural alternatives, it is always best to protect your clothes, beddings, toiletries, toys, appliances, and furniture with a sealed wrapper. Keep all food in a safe area, like inside the fridge or cupboard. Avoid using cloth materials as covers as it is a good absorber of chemicals.
- Keep your Kitchen and Dining area hazard-free
Cutleries and other small items should be kept safely in their designated area or not exposed during the treatment. Countertops should be spotless, from wiping it up to clearing its contents to a cupboard. Move all your small kitchen appliances like a microwave oven to either your storage or cabinet. If there is no room to keep or temporarily hide these items, the next best option is to wrap them with plastic but then again, keeping them away is always the way to go.
- Send your pets to a sitter.
During the extermination, the pest controllers would often advise you to drop your pets to either your friends or a pet sitter. It is especially for those who have furballs, while for pets like fishes who stay in an aquarium, it is best to cover the aquarium. Make sure that the top is covered and sealed tightly. It is also best to move it away from a corner or an invested area. The pest controller would advise the owner accordingly upon the assessment session. Remember to feed your aquatic pets adequately before tucking in their cover. Along with this, you should turn off the aquarium air pump temporarily to prevent it from sucking air-borne chemicals into the water.
- Keep your Bathroom clean.
Bathrooms are potential places where pests could inhabit, especially at the corners. Make sure that it is empty. Keep all your toothbrushes, floss, shaving razors, soaps, and detergent in a cupboard or, if not, replace them immediately. Sealing them with plastic and leaving them in the Bathroom while the treatment is over won’t do any good.
Do You Have To Leave The House For Pest Control?
Today, most pest controls companies use natural alternatives as part of their chemicals and pesticides, which can be used both indoors and outdoors safely. These companies are well aware of the dangers of some of their treatments. It is also their responsibility to keep their customers informed on the process and explain the extermination steps prior to the execution of your pest control at home. The natural alternative pest control is efficient in getting the pests out for the long term. It is also safe for both children and pets. If they happen to come in contact with exterminated area/s, it is a standard procedure where the pest controllers would advise you to keep away from the treated area for at least 15 minutes to give it time to dry. Hiring a pest controller is your best option and the best solution to safely exterminate the different pests cohabitating with you and your family.
You would need to go through the waiting game after the treatment. The pest controller would advise you to wait for a few minutes before going back to your house. It would be best if you were patient as the waiting time depends on the exterminated area’s size and the chemicals used.
Here Are A Few Care-Tips After Your Pest Control At Home Service
- “Touch me not” – exterminated area.
Thinking that chemicals surround your house, it is typical for homeowners to clean the place to eliminate it immediately. The treatment may seem efficient and neat, but it is not advisable to sweep, wipe, or even mop the exterminated area. The pest controller will let you know when you can resume cleaning. It will usually take about a week to allow the treatment to take effect. Patience is a virtue!
- Go green with your papers.
Do not leave them around or, if possible, go green. It is because pests feed on paper very quickly as they are potential re-infestation material. Throw your wet paper, old magazines, newspapers, and grocery bags immediately if possible. Or rather store them in secure storage.
- Rubber gloves are the way to go.
Right after the treatment, it is expected that the area will still have the chemicals or pesticides on them, so even before touching your wrapped objects, make sure to do it with a pair of disposable gloves. Even if pest controllers use environment-friendly products, you must protect your skin from direct contact and potential allergic reactions.
- Cross-check for potential pests
Right after the treatment, you will notice dead pests around the area. It will continue to show up but will gradually diminish after a while. Even so, you would still need to inspect the pest infested areas regularly to monitor and keep them clean. Be sure to throw away the dead pests as they can attract others resulting in re-infestation.
Today, Pest Control companies use organic-based treatments to align with going green and being environmentally friendly. Not only that, organic products make it safe for the client’s and pet’s health. However, no chemical is safe enough, especially if you or your family members suffer from any medical issues like allergies, asthma, or pregnancy. If you have any of these or suspect anything you think is a concern, talk to your pest control experts. It is not to be taken lightly, so being honest with the situation can save you from further harm. At Hybrid Pest Control, we make sure we attend to our clients in the most efficient manner that assures them effective results. Your household’s safety and health are as important to us as it is to you. Do get your much-needed consultation from any of our representatives. A home that is pests free is a safe home for your family and loved ones. Set an appointment today for your pest control at home.