Hiring a professional for pest control service does not mean you can just make the call and then sit back and wait. In order to have an effective pest treatment it requires a partnership between the Pest technician and the homeowner.   Prep for homeowners is fairly standard and most Pest Control companies will provide a list on steps to be completed before the visit.  Lack of preparation could make a treatment unsafe and can cause re-infestation of the entire house or building.  Because a lack of preparation could make a treatment unsafe or cause re-infestation of the entire home or building.  Many companies will not treat areas that haven’t ben prep.  

Cockroach Control Service

Before the pest control visit, you should commit to keeping your home as neat and clean as possible for long-term success. Eliminate food sources, give surfaces a good clean and check behind appliances to ensure there is not a large amount dust or dirt build up.  If you find that these areas need attention take time to clean so the treatment will be more effective.  

If anyone in the home have allergies, is pregnant, or under the age of one, the technician should be informed before service. All people and pets should stay out of the area being serviced for as long as specified by the Pest Control Company.  

Flea Control Service

A few of the standard preparation steps recommended before extermination include:

  • Washing all pet bedding in hot water or destroying it
  • Vacuuming carpeting and mopping hard-surface floors, including along walls and inside closets
  • Cleaning or vacuuming furniture, especially between and under cushions

Rodent Control Service

The sighting of even a single mouse or rat in your home can mean that there is an entire family  living in your home’s basement, in the walls or floors, or in and around stored items. There are several ways to get rid of the mice and rats yourself, but there are also likely to be times where it’s better to call on a professional.  To have an effective treatment start repairing holes in walls, sealing doors, remove items from the top of refrigerator and under the sink to provide clean access for the technician. 

Bed Bug Service

Bed bugs are a serious problems and are hard to control.  In almost all cases, professional service is required to be rid of them completely. But the homeowner plays an important part the success of the removal.  See list below.

  • Remove all bedding from the mattresses and box spring in all bedrooms.
  • Wash all bed linens in the hottest water possible. Do not replace the bed linens for at least four hours after treatment.  
  • Remove all personal items, including clothes, toys, shoes, stored materials, etc., from the furniture and floor throughout the home.

Termite Service

Knowledge of termites can help homeowners detect problems and understand control methods, but because of the special expertise and equipment required for elimination, it is generally recommended that termite control is left to professionals. 

Homeowners should prepare for service by moving all furniture, appliances, or stored materials away from all interior walls by at least three feet (where possible) in areas designated by the technician as needing treatment. If closets are to be treated, clothing and other contents should be removed or covered to protect them from dust caused by drilling into wall and ceiling surfaces during treatment.

For more information call Swift Services.