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Pest Control Everything's Best Pest Practices

Professor Pest's Best Pest Control Practices

About Our Guides To Best Pest Practices...

At Pest Control Everything, we like to think that we know a thing or two about pest control. And we think that we know a thing or two because we've seen a thing or two. Our pest control guides are based predominantly on our own real-world experiences using hundreds of pest control products, tools, and equipment in professional applications, data collected in conjunction with those applications, independent research, industry training, and continuing education.  

It is important to note, however, that we are not entomologists and we are not experts on every conceivable insect in every conceivable geography or environment. The views provided in our guides are intended for informational purposes only and often include generalizations about what might typically be optimal in typical situations. Because every pest infestation has its own set of unique challenges and variables, exceptions often exist.  

Pest Control Everything advises all aspiring do-it-yourself pest controllers to consult with licensed pest control operators in their area before starting an individual treatment program.  

Professor Pest Recommends Professor Pest Says: 

People often think that because they have access to many of the same pest control products as professional companies, hiring a professional exterminator may not be necessary. This is sometimes "fool's gold." All the pest control products in the world won't resolve your pest problems unless you know what to do with them. 

Best All-Natural Pest Control Guide?

Perhaps no other facet of pest control has risen in recent popularity as feverishly as all-natural or organic applications. People across the United States have become increasingly aware of the potential concerns of pesticide exposure to people, pets, and the environment. This conscientiousness has heightened demand for less-toxic pest control options.   

 Professor Pest Recommends Professor Pest Says: 

Because All-Natural products are not regulated the same as other pesticides, they are often not held to the same standards of oversight and efficacy. An important distinction should be made between All-Natural and Non-Toxic. All insecticides (including All-Natural ones) by definition, have a certain toxicity that is designed to kill. As such, an all-natural killer may be no less toxic than a synthetic one. 

Best Ant Control Guide...

When it comes to tackling an ant problem, we've got a lot of variables to consider and a lot of products to choose from. Ant gel baits, bait stations, dusts, foams, liquid concentrates, ready-to-use sprays, granular baits, granular insecticides, and on and on and on. Professor Pest's Best Ant Control Guide helps make the ant control process a little less intimidating and significantly more targeted. 

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Resolving an active ant infestation is rarely as easy as spraying a few squirts of pesticide or putting out some Terro. More often than not, untrained do-it-yourself pest controllers dealing with ants find themselves in a perpetual cycle discouragement, where the ants have a tendency to come and go but are never entirely gone. A little education on the front-end can make all the difference. 

Best Bed Bug Control Guide...

There are few pest infestations more disconcerting than an emergence of bed bugs. That said, if you're feeling bad about your bed bug problem, a quick google search for bird mite horror stories should make you feel better in pretty short order. So remember, things could always (almost always) be worse. Professor Pest's Bed Bug Control Guide helps you through the process of determining whether to tackle the problem on your own with bed bug traps, monitors, sprays, steams, or heat, or go straight to a professional exterminator. 

Professor Pest Recommends Professor Pest Says:

If you're wondering whether you should consult a professional for your bed bug problem, this one is rather simple: Yes. You should. That said, it is sometimes possible to resolve the situation on your own, and it is even sometimes possible to resolve your situation without any type of actual pest control treatment. What matters most is a rapid response and a diligent approach. With or without the support of a professional, your commitment will be the most important ingredient to a speedy resolution. 

Best Cockroach Control Guide?

Cockroaches are one of those insects that just creep most people out. They're dirty, filthy, unsightly, and nasty. Fortunately, cockroach control products and treatment strategies have evolved in impressive ways over the years, rendering life with cockroaches entirely unnecessary. Professor Pest's Best Cockroach Control Guide explores the different treatment options available to help you make an informed decision about how to begin your roach treatment efforts. 

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Baits and Insect Growth Regulators (IGRs) provide highly effective elimination of most cockroach species in most environments, often without the need of accompanying spray products. When dealing with roaches (as with many other pests), sanitation is absolutely the key. Don't put the proverbial cart before the horse...sanitize, declutter, and then sanitize some more...and then begin your treatment. 

Best Flea Control Guide...

If you've got fleas, chances are you have pets. Or at least pets or other animals are, or have been in, the impacted area. Dealing with fleas should be rather straight-forward, but does require adherence to a few specific flea control measures. Professor Pest's Best Flea Control Guide provides a step-by-step approach to eliminating fleas fast. 

  Professor Pest Recommends Professor Pest Says:

Getting rid of fleas can be challenging, but it doesn't have to be with these simple steps. 1) Remove any host animals. 2) Treat any host pests. 3) Treat the environment using a flea IGR. 4) Vacuum and repeat. 

Best Fly Control Guide...

There are a great many flies in the world. House flies. Blow flies. Filth flies. Fruit flies. Drain flies. Phorid flies. Flies, flies, and more flies. Some flies lay their eggs in feces. Others in soil. Some in dead animals. Others in decaying organic matters. And still others inside plumbing. Identifying the type of fly you're dealing with will set you on the right track for a quick resolution, and Professor Pest's Best Fly Control Guide will help you decide which products to use.  

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The presence of flies in an environment is generally indicative of some other contributing factor. Consideration should be given to moisture conditions or leaks, potential dead animals, potted plants, clogged drains or pipes, decaying meats or produce, or other sanitation conditions. 

Best Mosquito Control Guide...

From mosquito control pesticides to sprayers, magnets, repellents, and more, Professor Pest's Best Mosquito Control Guide is designed help you develop a strategy for minimizing mosquito populations around your property either on your own or in consultation with a professional mosquito control company. 

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Any effective mosquito abatement program relies heavily upon habitat modification in order to eliminate or minimize potential mosquito breeding sites, render the remaining sites inhospitable, and comprehensively knock down adult mosquito populations. The most effective mosquito treatment strategies include the use of adulticides in conjunction with larvicides at optimal application intervals throughout the mosquito season. Using one without the other is likely to deliver less than satisfactory results. 

Best Spider Control Guide...

There are predominantly two spiders in the United States that are considered harmful to humans: the black widow spider and the brown recluse spider. While other spider species are known to bite, some of which can cause discomfort and other symptoms, they generally do not have the potential for lasting or long-term effects. So while the risk of exposure to dangerous spiders is relatively low for most Americans, there are thousands of other spider species that serve as nuisance pests inside, outside, and around our properties. Professor Pest's Best Spider Control Guide targets the process of spider elimination and habitat modification in order to make an environment inhospitable for spider habitation.

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Most spider bites cause only minor discomfort, but you should seek immediate medical attention if you have reason to believe you may have been bitten by a black widow or brown recluse spider, have abdominal cramping or other severe pain, or notice an expanding ulcer near the site of the bite. You may also contact the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for immediate attention.

Best Rodent Control Guide...

You discover a rat. You set a trap. Problem solved, right? Eh...probably not. Rats and mice commonly move indoors in search of food, water, and suitable nesting sites. If they've nested, which is the case more often than not, the one and done scenario is highly improbable. Chances are you're dealing with 10, 20, or sometimes even dozens of rodents. Professor Pest's Best Rodent Control Guide is designed to help you choose products and implement strategies that will quickly eliminate the rodents currently in your structure and keep others from getting back in. We examine rodent sticky traps, snap traps, rodenticides, bait stations, and much more. 

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To say that rats and mice have a propensity to reproduce quickly may be the understatement of the century. Unlike certain other insect infestations that can be made worse by improper pesticide applications, inactivity is the biggest enemy of rodent control. Yes, it is important to understand which baits or traps to use and where to place them, but it is also important not to drag your feet. Another month or two of uninterrupted rodent reproduction can make your challenge exponentially more formidable. 

Best Termite Control Guide...

According to the National Pest Management Association, termites cause an estimated $5 billion in property damages each year. Unless you're a lucky resident of Alaska, protecting your property from termites deserves due consideration. Professor Pest's Best Termite Control Guide examines the changes in the termite industry over the years, compares termite baiting systems with traditional means of termite liquid soil treatments, and provides access to termite protection products and resources. 

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Of the four main types of termites found in the United States, the subterranean termite is by far the most widespread and accounts for the overwhelming percentage of structural property damage. Depending on what part of the country you're located in, you may also be susceptible to Drywood Termites, Dampwood Termite, Formosan Termites, and several other types of wood destroying insects. 

Best Tick Control Guide...

With the recent increases in tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme Disease in certain parts of the United States, concerns over tick prevention are at an all-time high. Whether you're considered with protecting the outside environment from a tick invasion or need immediate attention to an interior tick infestation, Professor Pest's Best Tick Guide will simplify your tick resolution process by providing useful treatment tips and techniques along with access to the best tick control products on the market. 

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If you think worrying about ticks outdoors is stressful, experience an explosion indoors can be overwhelmingly traumatic. Some species of ticks will readily establish themselves indoors. To minimize your risk of exposure, carefully inspect all children and pets before returning indoors from an outdoor excursion. On dogs, be sure to give special attention between the toes and inside the ears, as these tend to be preferred hiding spots for ticks. 

Best Wasp Control Guide...

Wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets can pose a serious threat around homes and businesses, particularly for those with certain allergies. Because each species behaves differently, treatments should be tailored to the behavioral tendencies of the species on hand. Professor Pest's Best Wasp Control Guide examines the behavior of the most common wasp species along with the most commonly used wasp traps and insecticides. 

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A piece of advice. Do not attempt to treat, disturb, or remove any type of bee or wasp nest without an understanding of how that particular species behaves and without utilizing the necessary personal protective equipment. Depending on the species involved, improper treatment efforts may result in serious injury or even death to you or others in the area. It is always advisable to consult a professional exterminator when dealing with stinging insects such as bees or wasps. 

Best Wildlife Control Guide...

Depending upon where in the United States you live, your nuisance wildlife concerns are certain to vary. From raccoons and squirrels, to birds, skunks, rabbits, deer, armadillos, iguanas, and more, Professor Pest's Wildlife Control Guide will help you select the wildlife repellent, baits, traps, or deterrents to help quickly resolve your problem. 

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Be mindful of the important role each wildlife animal plays in maintaining the balance of our ecosystem. Consider traps and repellents that will humanely deter or relocate nuisance wildlife so that they can continue to flourish without being a detriment to humans.