Finding out you have an infestation in your home or building, and needing to call for an emergency extermination, can be worrisome if it is something you have not experienced before. You may be worrying about it disrupting your home or using dangerous chemicals. This quick guide will tell you all you need to know about emergency pest control, and what precisely it involves:
1. Determine the Problem
Before they start with the extermination, the pest control professional will perform an audit of your home, usually for no extra charge. This will determine the level of infestation, what bugs and critters are in your home, and examine the common infestation areas such as attics and crawl spaces. This will allow them to come up with a plan for how to proceed further. Chet’s Pest, for example, uses a 57-point bug audit to check for every kind of bug infestation, ensuring that nothing is missed.
2. Interior Treatment
The next step in emergency pest control is treating the interior of your home based on the findings from the audit. Depending on the type and level of infestation, this could include:
- Filling cracks and holes
- Treating problem areas
- Removing spider webs
- Looking for signs of termites
These steps may involve some use of pesticides and chemicals. The EPA recommends asking a pest control service about this and which chemicals they will use to ensure it is done safely.
3. Exterior Treatment
This works similarly to the interior treatment but focuses on problems on the outside of the building, such as removing wasp’s nests, preventing termite infestations, and treating areas that attract bugs.
By taking all of these above measures, the right pest control service will ensure your home is free from infestation in as little time as possible, and prevent further infestations in the future.