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The "Buzz" about Pest Elimination

Posted By MyGuy || 31-Mar-2011

While in most cases "do it yourself" works perfectly fine, when it comes to pest control it is very important to contact a pest professional. Why, do you ask? Knowledge. A state certified pest professional has the level of knowledge that is required to solve your pest problems using Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life-cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most cost-effective means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property and the environment.

Most people nowadays want to use less pesticide to control a problem, the "going green" movement. This is much harder to do on your own. A technician, or certified professional, has the ability to diagnose the problem and may know of a way to control your issue using less chemical or none at all. Also, licensed pest companies have the ability to obtain better quality products that can be more powerful and safer to use in areas where children and pets are located. Always remember, when hiring a pest control company, ask a lot of questions. You might learn something new and are able to test their knowledge.

Why do pests come into our homes? It is simple; they are searching for food, shelter or surroundings with the right humidity and temperatures to breed. Here are a few steps you can take to help prevent common household pests from becoming a big issue in your home.

- Seal all cracks & crevices
- Correct drainage in house plants
- Rinse food containers, do not leave in sink
- Clean up spilled food & water
- Clean areas that collect grease, food scraps, etc.
- Remove unnecessary storage boxes (these provide great hiding spots)

Good housekeeping goes a long way in the prevention of pest challenges.

Prevent those pests before they become a problem this summer. Call MyGuy.

Categories: Pest Control

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