Preston Pest Control
There are many things you can do to prevent pests and insects from getting into your home. Here are some key suggestions and recommendations especially for homeowners:
Make sure all doors to the outside are well sealed. If light can be seen from around or under a door, then insects can gain access into your home.
Keep air-conditioning filters clean and thermostats properly adjusted. Mold and mildew build-up attracts many insects.
Check the attic for water in the drip pan, unnecessary clutter and screened gable vents. Seal or remove cardboard boxes to prevent insects from nesting inside.
Store all open food containers in tightly sealed containers or in the refrigerator.
Check for pests hiding in grocery bags, packages and boxes before carrying them inside your house.
Keep garbage cans clean and lids sealed to prevent ants, roaches and flies from feeding and breeding in the garbage.
Keep the garage door closed, and make sure the weather-stripping along the base of the door is in good repair.
Remove debris, clutter or woodpiles away from your home's foundation. This discourages rodents from nesting or insect infestations around your home.
If you have air-conditioning window units, divert the drip line at least 2 feet away from the foundation of your home.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1) Why should I hire a pest control professional when I can do it myself?
A Pest Control technician not only has access to the latest and most effective professional pest control products, but also the education and knowledge to get the job done right and done safely.
A Pest Control technician knows how to handle pest control products safely, when and where to apply them, and how much application is necessary.
A thorough inspection by a an Pest Control technician can spot possible problems before they become serious and therefore limit the amount of products that need to be applied.
2) How long will it take for you to begin pest control for my home?
We can schedule a professional to arrange to begin pest control within a day, sometimes even on the spot if we do not have a schedule conflict.
3) Do you use "toxic" chemicals in or around my home?
We use only EPA Registered pesticides that are labeled for use in and around homes. We also use the least toxic pesticide that is available to control the targeted pest and apply it according to directions.
4) What am I waiting for?