Ask your pest control company about no-kill traps you can use if you want to get mice, rabbits, opossums or other furry creatures out of your house without harming them.
Is there an eco-friendly way to get rid of pests?
Many pest control experts now offer environmentally friendly treatment for your home and yard with insecticides that aren't as harsh for the ecosystem. Check with exterminators around your area to see if they provide these kinds of services. Also, keep your plants free from harmful chemicals by spraying cedar oil or soapy water on your flowers.
How can I prevent pests from coming into my house?
Dispose of garbage regularly.
Don't leaving food or drink out.
Clean up after spills as soon as you can.
Drain any standing water in your house or yard.
Regularly mow and rake your lawn.
If you find insects and other animals trying to get in through cracks or openings, use a caulk gun to fill the gaps. You'll also want to either use traditional bug spray or a citronella candle to keep bugs such as mosquitos away from you during the summer months.
How much does an exterminator cost?
The price for exterminators can range broadly since they can charge for a monthly inspection and treatment. The final bill also comes down to the square footage of your property.
What will an exterminator do when they come to the house?
When pest control technicians visit your home or place of business, expect them to first identify what insect or other animal it is that's causing trouble.
After identification, they will inspect your building to see where the pests are coming from and locate their hive or nest.
Then the exterminator will spray or set out traps and bait according to which pest you have.