Effective pest management is a thankless job. When homeowners have a pest problem the pest management professional is a welcome sight but when there aren’t any pests they start to question the necessity for such a luxury.
Keep in mind that it is easier and less expensive to maintain a pest free environment than it is to eliminate an infestation when it occurs. Another misconception is that pests are less of a problem in the colder northern climates, this is just not true. Insects are survivors. Insects like roaches and ants are as much, if not more of a problem when the cold weather drives them inside.
The first step in pest management in and around your home is to prevent them from getting in, in the first place.
Perimeter applications to the foundation and points of entry with residual products are the first line of defense.
Sweeping around the eaves is an effective way to control spiders when followed with a residual application.
When ants become a problem inside the home, baiting is often necessary to kill the nest and completely eliminate the infestation. Roach infestations can be particularly difficult to control. Roaches have been around for millions of years and there are no signs of them going anywhere anytime soon. Serious infestations will often require changes in sanitation as well as bait and chemical applications to provide control.
It is plain to see the importance of the pest management professional in protecting your health and property.