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Preparing for a Pest Exterminating Service

Hiring a professional for pest control service does not mean you can just simply call for service, then sit back and wait. Effective elimination requires a partnership between the pest exterminating service and the homeowner. This video explains some tips to take before service.


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If anyone in the home has special allergy problems, is pregnant, or is under the age of one, the pest control specialist should be informed before service. All people and pets should stay out of the area being serviced for as long as specified. Basic preparation steps include cleaning up spills, thorough vacuuming, and storing food in ant-proof containers or the refrigerator. When dealing with termites, start by moving all furniture, appliances, or stored materials away from all interior walls by at least three feet (where possible) in areas designated by the technician as needing treatment. If closets are to be treated, clothing and other contents should be removed or covered to protect them from dust caused by drilling into wall and ceiling surfaces during treatment. Taking these steps help ensure for a better treatment and no damage to your belongings.
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