The simplest answer to “how does pest control work?” is that it “controls” unwanted pests in your home by exterminating them, removing them, and preventing them from coming back.
Rather than doing any of these things in isolation by itself, the most effective pest control takes an “integrated pest management” approach that incorporates various methods to accomplish all three goals.
Methods of Pest Control
Pest control works by using a variety of treatment methods — chemical pesticides, natural measures, preventive best practices, baits and traps, and exclusionary steps, to name a few.
The goal of each of these methods is to get rid of unwanted pests that are currently invading your home and then keep them from returning.
A pest control professional will evaluate your current situation before recommending any sort of treatment. The proper treatment method for any situation must be based on both the pests present and your lifestyle and preferences.
Extermination of Pests
Extermination reduces the population of unwanted pests in your home by spraying an active ingredient in strategic areas and/or placing active ingredient bait in spots where the pests will be attracted to it but where it is safely away from your family and pets.
Removal of Pests
Removal includes trapping and removing live pests, as well as removing dead pests … which can be just as unpleasant and dangerous. It’s safest and most efficient to have a pest control professional handle removing pests.
Professional pest control prevention treatment can include spraying an active ingredient to repel pests from entering your home or property, as well as sealing up cracks and other entry points into your home.
Keeping your home clean and properly storing food are additional prevention tactics that you can do yourself.
Professional Identification and Evaluation Comes First
The first step in effective pest control is evaluating the situation and identifying the pests that need to be taken care of. Proper identification is key to effective treatment.
Classic Pest Control is here to help.
We’d love to discuss your specific situation in more detail and help you keep your home pest-free and safe for your family. Please contact us today for a free estimate! Call us toll free at (877) 844-2847 or simply fill in the request form on our Contact page.
We look forward to helping you.