When you’ve discovered an unwanted guest in your home, panic ensues and you’re going to want to get rid of the pest as quickly as possible but before you dial any number in the book, there are a few things you should now so that you can choose the right expert for the job.
1. What kind of pest had invaded your home? If it is an insect, do you know what kind of insect?
This is important information because not all pest control companies are professionals who deal with all types of pest. How they approach your infestation makes all of the difference in the successful removal of the pests both in the short-term and long-term.
2. Is there an Environmentally Friendly way to rid your home or property of pests?
Toxicity is an important consideration for anyone how has a pest problem. Children and pets have smaller bodies and it takes fewer toxins to do more damage. When you spray pesticides around your home or in your home, pets and children are the ones who come into contact with those toxins most often. Outside, children play on the lawn, and pets like to roam through the shrubs. If there is a non-toxic way to rid your home of pests that is the best option for you. Ask about this when you call a pest control professional.
3. Why are you having a pest invasion?
There is a reason why pests invade homes, especially in San Diego. Sometimes they are looking for food, and sometimes they are looking for shelter. Insects are miraculous little creatures. Some carry disease while other do little or no harm at all. Still, one does not want to cohabitate with the creepy crawlies. If you have ever had an ant problem and tried the household spray, you may have noticed that every morning more ants had come back. The reason why is that household spray only kills the ants with which it comes into contact.
Ants are foragers. They go out from their nest to find food and then they bring it back to their home. Since Household spray is not food, it is highly ineffective at ridding you of the ant problem. The real target of an ant problem is the nest. The situation gets slightly more complicated too because not all ants behave the same. Some species of ants, nest in the ground, but not all. If you want to treat the nest and be rid of the ants for the long-term, then you have to know your enemy. What kind of ant? What does it live? What does it eat? These questions are important regardless of the type of insect that has made your house its home.
4. Is this a seasonal problem?
San Diego is a mild climate and pests can survive here all year long. Spring, early summer, and fall are the worst times of the year for San Diego pest infestations. Ants, which we discussed above, are social insect. When you have an ant infestation you have the whole colony. Stink bugs on the other hand are not social insect even though they may appear in a swarm. When they enter your home they are seeking shelter. They do not eat the same kinds of food that you do, but they are still a pest. Understanding key differences between one type of pest and another means that you are that much closer to getting rid of them for good. Most people deal with one or two species of insects at a time.
Finding the Best Professional for the Job
A good professional pest control person can answer these questions for you. Professionals come prepared to deal with the immediate problem and with a solution that delivers long-term management results. If you are tired of living with bugs, then contact NixTermite today. We can help you get rid of the creepy crawlies and get back to enjoying your San Diego home. Call today for immediate care and resolution of your pest control problem. Our customer service team can be reached at (619) 472-6666
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