A person whose business is pest control, will also be commonly known as an exterminator, and he or she will have to use special equipment, treatments and preventive measures to eliminate or control the infestation of bothersome pests, which can include animals and insects, from homes, commercial buildings and land. They might be an independent contractor or more than likely work for a pest control business or government agency. Some may happen to be permanent full-time employees at a business where pest control is of a major concern, such as in food manufacturing or food processing plants.
The most everyday insects that a pest control operator has to deal with are cockroaches, fleas, bedbugs, spiders, ants and termites. Hives and nests of bees and wasps are also other objects for extermination. When it comes to animal pests, it usually involves rats, mice and other types of rodents. Occasionally, even birds that have nested in buildings have to be eradicated by an expert in commercial pest control in Dagenham.
Inspections and Reports
Homeowners often contact pest control operators to book an inspection when they hear about one of their neighbours having a pest problem. Some better operators will offer a free inspection to determine whether your home is at risk. Such an inspection will involve the operator doing a thorough exam of the home, garden or yard of the owner. The home will commonly check the home from top to bottom, with special tools to poke and prod foundations, basements, attics and other such areas that are popular hideouts for pests. Outdoor buildings such as sheds or garages are also usually given a good look over as are shrubs and trees for any signs of a nearby infestation.
Once the inspection is over, the operator usually ready’s a report for the householder that will outline any areas of concern and what is the recommended plan of action. These may often include the spraying of chemical or natural compounds, trap setting, sealing up suspected entry points and eradicating nests and probable breeding grounds. Periodic inspections are usually a part of the proposal, with a discreet service also part of the deal.
Scheduling and Research
If a homeowner does agree and signs a contract, the pest control operator will then schedule an appointment and come back with a team to get the job done. In most situations, residents are required to leave the premises whilst pest control experts carry out their work as toxic materials are all part of the pest removal arsenal. The safety of pets must also be taken into consideration also as nobody wants Rover or Tabby to get sick!
If you’re looking for a respected, reliable and trustworthy pest control company, it’s as simple as going online and researching one. Go to the website of a pest control company and see what their qualifications are, or you can also put in the company’s name and reviews, to get an idea of what others may have said about them.
May your home be pest free!