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How Do You Prepare for a Pest Control Appointment?

Pest control services get rid of unwanted critters in your home– there’s no doubt about that. 

But first, you have to make sure you properly prepare yourself for your pest control services.

If you didn’t realize you have to do a bit of prep work before your pest control technician works their magic, you are not alone. In fact, most homeowners like you don’t have this information at all. 

You don’t have to worry, though! Read on for all the simple information you need on how to prepare for your upcoming pest control appointment so that your entire experience runs smoothly.

Make Sure You Know Where the Pests Are

It takes way more time– and a lot more of a hassle– for your technician to track down the pests in your home if you do not know where they are hiding out. 

So, if possible, ensure that you note where they are ahead of time. Also try to pinpoint where they have been in the past and anything they have gotten into. 

Other than saving time, this step will also allow your pest control expert to best isolate all the contaminated areas.

Move All Large Items or Furniture Away From Your Walls

Most pests love nestling into the nooks and crannies found among your furniture, or between your baseboards. 

This means you want to move your furniture away from your walls prior to your service appointment. This gives your pest control technician the best possible view of what they will be working with. 

Plus, it increases the space they will be able to treat, which could save you from the same problem in the future.

Prevent Your Pets From Coming Into Contact With Harsh Chemicals

If you have any furry friends in your home, secure them until your technician finishes working. 

If, for some reason, you cannot relocate them, you should place them in their cages and cover them with a blanket or towel. 

This same rule applies for any pets that are in tanks. 

Just like you, your technician is looking out for the safety of both you and your pets. Leaving them to run amok during a service call puts them in danger of potentially toxic chemicals. It also means your pest control expert will take longer to complete the job.

Thoroughly Clean Your Living Space

Your pest control technician can remove all living pests. They can also eliminate most potential infestations down the road. 

But some of those pests might get away and put your home at risk in the future if you do not clean before your appointment. 

Start with cleaning your hard floors and carpets to remove visible pests, and their eggs. You can use a detergent on all hard surfaces to ensure an extra level of cleanliness. If you vacuum your carpets, be sure to focus on any cracks and crevices with a vacuum attachment.

You also need to throw away any used mops, sponges or vacuum bags in a trash can outdoors. This will give you the peace of mind that any eggs will not hatch inside and cause another infestation.

If You Feel Like You’re Missing Something, Just Ask!

If you have completed each of these steps, then you should be good to go! 

But if you want to double check that you have done everything in your power to ensure a successful service appointment, simply reach out to your local pest control company

Call Abarb Pest Services today for trustworthy and ethical pest control services that really work!

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