When it comes to pest control, there are a lot of misconceptions out there. People think that if they just buy a can of bug spray at the store, their pest problems will be solved. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. To get rid of pests for good, you need to have a plan and know what you are doing. That is why your trusted pest control experts at Wagner Pest Solutions have put together a list of our top five pest control tips for homeowners.
1. Understand the Types of Pests around Your Home
For your pest prevention to be effective and successful, you’ll need to understand the pest you’re dealing with first. You won’t treat rodents the same way you treat birds. And you certainly won’t use the same tactics on scorpions as you do on cockroaches. So, before you do anything, know what pest (or pests) you’re dealing with.
2. Identify Where Pests are Most Likely to Invade
Secondly, preventing pests and controlling them in your home requires understanding how they’re getting in. So, look for weak or vulnerable spots around your home. These areas include windows and doors, cracks in stucco and siding, or even roof entry holes. Knowing how pests are getting in is critical in preventing them.
3. Develop a Prevention & Treatment Plan
Once you’ve identified the pest you’re dealing with, you can begin to craft a prevention and treatment plan. Some pests, such as termites, require a more in-depth assessment of your home before they can be dealt with. Others may just require a call to a trusted pest control company (such as us!).
4. Use Safe & Effective Methods
If you attempt any type of treatment on your own, make sure you use safe and effective methods. Look for treatment solutions that are non-toxic to pets and children and can be used inside and outside the home. If you’re unsure, it’s always just best to leave some methods to the professionals.
5. Monitor & Make Adjustments
Testing and adjusting your treatment plan is always the last step to great pest control. Over time, you’ll develop tried and true methods for getting rid of pests that you can repeat over and over. Just make sure you’re consistent with treatment, or you’ll soon find yourself with the same, or similar, pest problems.
The Most Reliable Pest Control in Phoenix
If coming up with your own plan for pest control sounds like a lot of work, then leave the job to Wagner Pest Solutions. We help homeowners throughout Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ, with year-round pest solutions. So, if you’re living with mosquitoes, bees, or even bed bugs, give us a call at (623) 466-6752 or request service online.