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The Importance of Quarterly Pest Maintenance

Pest Maintenance

What bugs are in my home?

As hard as we may try to prevent it, sometimes pests still manage to sneak their way into our homes. Some of the most common household pests include but are not limited to: mosquitoes, fleas, fire ants, bed bugs, wasps, carpenter bees, rodents, and German cockroaches.

Not only are these pests a nuisance, they present potential health and structural hazards. Mosquitoes carry diseases such as the Zika and West Nile Viruses. Rats and other rodents enjoy gnawing through wood, and when that wood is part of the foundation of your house, it presents a real problem!

Quarterly Pest Maintenance

Exclusive Pest Control offers monthly and quarterly pest control maintenance plans to ensure you and your family remain pest-free. There are a few things you can expect from these routine visits.Quarterly Pest Maintenance

First, the exterminator will ask you about any problems you’ve been having with pests. Be sure to be specific about the types of insects or rodents you’ve been dealing with so that they can begin to formulate a pest control plan that best suits you and your family’s needs. They will then enter your home and spray around the interior perimeters of each room while also keeping an eye out for pests, paying special attention to any major problem areas. The exterminator will then inspect the exterior of your home, applying insecticide to the foundation and around doors and windows. This is done to prevent more pests from entering.

Preventative Pest Control

Preventative pest control is just as important as quarterly pest maintenance, and there are a few things you can do on your own at home to keep pests at bay. Regularly inspecting your home for cracks or holes, both on the interior and exterior is recommended. Check hard-to-reach areas and areas with low visibility, as pests can easily hide in these locations. It’s also recommended to observe around pipes, utilities, and wiring. Don’t hesitate to call us if you discover large areas that need sealing, as sealing large areas is typically more difficult to do on your own. Cover any vents with mesh, and make sure that all of your windows are installed with screens. Replace any screens containing holes ASAP! Don’t neglect leaky faucets or water appliances, as water will attract pests!