If you are planning to have a pest control visit to address a pest problem in your home, there are a few steps you can take to prepare your house beforehand:
Identify the pest
Knowing what type of pest you are dealing with can help the pest control technician determine the best course of action. If you are unsure of what type of pest you are dealing with, try to take a photo or capture a sample to bring to the technician.
Clean and declutter
Pests are often attracted to cluttered and dirty areas, so it is important to clean and declutter your home before the pest control visit. This may include washing dishes, sweeping and vacuuming floors, and wiping down surfaces.
Locate the source of the problem
If you know where the pests are coming from, it can help the pest control technician determine the best course of action. Look for entry points, such as gaps around windows and doors, and any other areas where pests may be entering the home.
Remove any pets and children
Pest control treatments may be harmful to pets and children, so it is important to remove them from the area during the treatment. If possible, have someone else care for them while the treatment is being done.
Remove any food
Pests are often attracted to food sources, so it is important to remove any food from the area before the pest control visit. This may include sealing up any open bags of chips or cereals and storing food in airtight containers.
By following these steps, you can help ensure that the pest control visit is as effective as possible and that your home is protected from pests. At RidAway, we aim to protect you and your home against the dangers of all kinds of pests. And as a customer, you can always call us or visit us at ridaway.com for more information and advice.