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What To Do When Bugs Invade?
You're tired of dealing with ants. Or bed bugs. Or roaches, or spiders, or rats, or whatever you've got. You're fed up. You're done. You're too proud to call a professional exterminator. It's time to get serious and bring out the heavy artillery. So what do you do? Where do you start? Run to the pest control aisle at Home Depot, pick up the product that looks the most lethal, and come home and spray the hell out of everything?
Of course not! YOU obviously wouldn't do that. If that was you, you wouldn't be reading this. But here's a little secret: that's exactly what lots of people do when pests attack. Kudos to you for holding yourself to a higher standard. Well done!
Professor Pest's 5 Things To Do When Bugs Invade
1. Assess The Situation:
Sure, this sounds like an obvious one. But few people actually take a moment to consider what is actually going on and why it is happening. Rapid resolution to a pest invasion begins with a little bit of thought (not too much thought though...don't hurt yourself). Consider the following:
2. Identify The Specific Pest Species:
This is more critical in some instances than in others. There are lots of species and sub-species of insects, so narrowing it down to the lowest common denominator isn't always critical. But the more you know, the better chance you have at successful pest elimination. If you've got ants, termites, roaches, flies, wasps, bees, rodents, snakes, or ticks...definitely make sure you know the specific type you're dealing with.
3. Look For (And Eliminate) Contributing Factors:
Whichever pests you're dealing with are there for a reason. In short, they want to be there. Technically they don't want things the way you and I want things, but they are there because it is convenient for them to be there. So what you've got to figure out is why is it convenient for them to be there?
While several factors may contribute to a pest invasion of one type or another, here are some of the most common ones to look for:
In some instances, particularly where contributing factors or obvious and easily rectifiable, resolving a pest infestation is possible without the intervention of any pesticides whatsoever. Always consider non-chemical measures first.
4. Research and Purchase Pest Control Products:
At Pest Control Everything, we pride ourselves on the quality of the information we provide, and have access to information on a broad spectrum of pesticides and pest-related products. As an example, Professor Pest's Best Ant Control Products is an excellent resource for dealing with ant problems. Similar resources exist for all sorts of pests.
5. Follow All Product Label Instructions:
Any pest control product you choose will include a product label outlining specific application instructions, precautions, and limitations along with recommended Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to use while handling, mixing, or applying. The effectiveness of your treatments and the safety of those in the environment depend on strict adherence to all label requirements.
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