Make sure NO vegetation is touching buildings. This enables us to treat all of your building and it eliminates ways for insects to avoid contacting the residual left behind from our spray. It’s also best for your paint and siding to be clear of vegetation. It will add life to your home or business.
We understand many people enjoy putting up hummingbird feeders. Please be aware that the sugar juice inside these feeders is a great attractant for bees, wasps, yellow jackets, and ants. Due to the concern of the hummingbirds while our spray is still wet, we are unable to spray above, around, or directly on the feeders. Feeders with birdseed can also cause problems drawing in rats, mice, and squirrels, if placed too close to buildings. We advise to place all feeders away from buildings. Trees can make a good home for feeders or landscaping polls can be put in the ground and still allow the visual access most people desire.
Avoid letting irrigation water hit any part of your buildings. In general, it’s bad for paint and siding. If you’re being sprayed for pest control, anywhere water is hitting, you’re washing off any residual left behind. This leaves big areas that aren’t being protected.
Try to limit leaving pet food out any more than possible. This can draw birds, rats, mice, squirrels, and many unwanted flying and crawling insects. Best way is to feed your pets on a schedule and not to feed more than they’ll eat, if possible.
To avoid flea problems inside, make sure all indoor dogs and cats are on a monthly flea program. Check with your vet to get on a successful program that fits your needs.
Bed bugs can be one of the most frustrating and expensive pests to get rid of. Best thing is to keep from getting them. Be careful bringing in used furniture and beds. Inspect thoroughly looking for adult bugs. See our identification page to know what to look for. Don’t move anything used into your home or business without knowing 100% that it’s clean. Stay away from known places that have bed bugs. Eggs can be easily transferred from place to place on your clothes. Be careful when traveling. Stay in clean and reputable places to help insure you don’t bring home bugs or eggs in your luggage.
To help avoid rodent problems make sure all access points are closed entering buildings. Check all door sweeps by looking out from the inside. If you see any daylight change or adjust immediately. You may be allowing mice easy access. Check all vent screens, crawl spaces and entry points for lines entering buildings. A general rule of thumb is a mouse can enter a hole the size of a dime and a rat the size of a quarter. Rodent entry points can be hard to see/find. Don’t underestimate them! If you have any doubts or questions, give us a call and we can help you find where they are coming in and then keep them out.