In order to savor a comfy life in your home, it is probably a good idea to get a home maintenance and home inspection every once in a while. And whenever you do, make a point to include pest control in the analysis.
Chemical pest control solutions are quite ancient (probably at least 4000 years old). In the more recent past, pyrethrum and derris were ushered in, and later supplanted by better man-made pesticides like DDT and others.
Domestic Pest Control
All the same, domestic pest problems are very different from commercial and agricultural. What “bugs” us are pests the likes of termites, mice, rats, mosquitoes, bedbugs, and spiders.
You could almost call termites “terror-mites”. These delicate looking, modest ant-like insects, can be lumped into two categoriess: subsurface termites, and wood termites. There’s actually over 2000 species, and all of them survive on cellulose.
How Do You Find the Little Buggers?
An exhaustive inspection of vital areas (without dismantlement) by pros exposes whether your house is invaded by termites or is susceptible for onslaughts. Inspection might call for special instruments you may not have access to.
Pest Control Firms
Beagles and other dog breeds can sniff out termites. Protimeter for detecting mold; acoustic and/or infrared sensors, resistographs and fractometers are available tools often used by professional pest control companies.
What The Pros Actually Do
Fumigation, spot treatment and remotion of infested wood are some quick alternatives. While fumigation eradicates dry wood termites, a licensed applicator’s involvement is essential while fumigating, and aeration is necessary to permit occupation. Dry wood termites call for wood penetrating fumigants. For subsurface types, adopting manufacturer’s directions is crucial which include pouring pesticides into traps bored at regular intervals about the infested surface area.
How to Choose an Expert
You need a pro when purchasing real estate in faraway places — or whenever pest controlling a whole dwelling. Keep these details in your mind when selecting one.
1. Accept neighbors’ testimonials based on their satisfaction level.
2. Making hasty decisions won’t help when you seek professional experience; seek out a pro by interviewing previous clients.
3. Ascertain their legitimacy, whether they are certified by local agencies, or are they members of any pest management associations, etc.
4.Check what any guarantees/warrantees cover and get things in writing.
5. Check for statutory limitations on commercial applicators; call the EPA for verification.
6. Be aware of any firms who propose big discounts. After all you need value, not price.