Pest Control Dos and Don’ts (A Practical Guide)

Pests such as ants and cockroaches are usually just an annoyance that property owners can easily deal with. However, when you have more serious problems like a termite or rodent infestation, you might need to hire professionals who provide good pest control in Perth.

Besides hiring a pest control expert, there are plenty that you can do to get rid of pests on your property. The first step in effective pest control is, of course, to prevent your house from attracting them.

To keep pests out, be sure to keep your property clean. That means not leaving food and water sources exposed, as well as clearing clutter which can provide hiding spots for unwanted critters.

Be sure to seal all gaps around your house which pests can use to enter and hide in. This includes cracks around your cabinets, gaps around your doors and windows, as well as holes around plumbing and electric lines.

However, if pests do make it into your property, it’s important to know how to deal with them. If you want to learn more about the most effective ways of controlling pests in your home, make sure you check out the following list of practical dos and don’ts of pest control in Perth.

Dos of Perth Pest Control

  • Research and identify the pest that you’re dealing with, so you can determine the best measures to take and/or pesticide to use.
  • Locate the source of the problem before applying pesticides or traps, and only apply them at those locations (as they are hazardous and you should avoid unnecessary over-use).
  • Keep pets and children away from harmful pesticides.
  • Read the label on the pesticide bottle carefully and follow the instructions when you apply it. However, if you’re dealing with stronger chemicals, it’s recommended that you get professional help to administer it.
  • Use ready-to-use pesticides which do not require mixing to reduce the risk of contaminating yourself with the chemicals.
  • Dispose of excess pesticides and containers properly.

Don’ts of Perth Pest Control

  • Don’t use too much pesticide as it is harmful to humans and animals. Make sure you closely follow the instructions and dosage on the packaging.
  • Don’t use chemicals meant for outdoor use indoors, as the vapours from these chemicals can be very hazardous.
  • Don’t keep the chemicals where your pets and children can reach them. They might mistake pesticides or baits as edible items and ingest them.
  • Don’t store and transfer pesticides in any other containers – especially food containers – as they might be mistaken as food items.
  • Don’t reuse pesticide containers to store anything else, as whatever you store in them can be contaminated.

By following these dos and don’ts, you should be able to solve your pest infestation safely and efficiently. However, if your problems persist, We can help you deal with them in a fast, efficient and cost-effective manner. Just contact us for more information.

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