Countless homeowners who are clueless about pest control tend to panic whenever they spot any type of pest that threatens to invade their homes. Some of them decide to go the do-it-yourself route by heading down to the nearest store and purchasing the chemicals or tools that they need to eliminate the pest. Unfortunately, the lack of training and experience at identifying the problem, handling the chemicals, and preventing future infestations are some of the reasons why they end up with poor results. Some of them may have even put their lives and those of their loved ones at risk. On the other hand, those who’ve decided to hire licensed and experienced pest control experts have successfully kept their homes pest-free.
Proper pest control is not a one-size-fits-all solution. This means that different kinds of pest control methods are needed for specific types of pests. Methods that would work for termites won’t do a thing to keep those carpenter ants at bay. In other words, proper identification of the pest that you’re dealing with is the best way to get started. Unless you’re a pest control specialist, you’ll need to do your homework before you attempt to implement pest control measures.
Pests are usually attracted to dirty dishes, leaky pipes, food crumbs that are left on the floor, trash bins that aren’t properly closed, standing rainwater, and poorly-maintained lawns. If you don’t want those pests to find their way into your property, you’ll need to store your food in sealed containers, mind the plumbing, wipe up spills, clean up crumbs, practice proper disposal of waste, and keep your lawn and garden trimmed and well-maintained.
The best thing you can do is to hire a pest control specialist. They have the right knowledge and tools to keep your house safe and pest-free. Call O’Hara Pest Control today to schedule your inspection.