Keeping each room in your house healthy and pest-free assures comfort and peace of mind for your family. A regularly scheduled pest control program offers early protection from the various types of pests that each season brings. By using professional pest control services in places where pests are most likely to spend time, you can rest assured that your home is protected from pesky critters in each and every room.
Before choosing to participate in a year ‘round pest control program, it’s important to understand what types of services should be offered. For more extensive information on keeping your home pest-free, see our Healthy House Program Room-by-Room Guide .
Here’s a quick breakdown by room to help you know that your family is perfectly safe.
Obviously, because of continually available food sources, pests enjoy kitchens. A regular pest control program should treat around appliances (dishwasher, compactor, refrigerator, freezer, microwave, etc.) and plumbing. Inspections of food storage pantries and empty cabinets should also be performed.
Certain pests thrive near water sources. Behind the toilet, the waterline to the sink, behind the shower head, the floor around the bathtub, and the base of the toilet should all be part of routine inspection and treatment in bathrooms.
Damp areas combined with water sources make utility rooms a breeding ground for creepy crawlers. Inspection and treatment should be performed around washer and dryer as well as any void areas in the laundry/utility room, including cracks and crevices.
Living Room/Family Room
The place where your family hangs out is especially precious. House pest control programs should provide inspection and treatment around windows and exterior walls, behind large furniture, and inside fireplaces (plus, wood stored nearby).
Families want to know that they are safe from pests so they can sleep easily. Bedrooms should be treated and inspected on exterior walls, around windows, behind wardrobes and other large furniture for silverfish, moths, carpet beetles, and more. Inspections should be made in closets and around baseboards where critters like to hide.
Similar to living spaces, offices are inspected and treated around exterior walls and windows, with great care taken near electronic equipment such as computers.
Insects who have made their way into the garage may eventually migrate into the home. Spiders, roaches, rats, mice, and pantry pests should be kept away from the garage as a point of entry by treating around windows and doors, stored wood, recycle bins and trash cans, garage door frame, and places where pet food or bird seed is stores.
Vents in the attic often seem like an invitation to enter for rodents and small animals looking for warmth. Attic inspection should include looking for signs of animal infestation such as droppings, chew marks on wood, or burrow holes in insulation. In addition, leaks in the roof or water tanks will be checked for, as well as openings that could be risky for future infestations.
The areas around the outside of your home may be just waiting for pests to enter. A pest control program should remove any spider webs and notice full gutters, loose shingles, limbs touching the home, or standing water, all of which could be inviting varmint to enter. Treatment should be performed around windows and doors as well as under porches, gutters, and eaves.
A professional home pest protection program allows you to rest easy in the fact that your home is safe, secure, and cared for in the best possible manner.