If there’s anything that can make us feel squeamish, it’s knowing that pests often make a home within our household if they get the chance. This is perfectly natural and it doesn’t always mean you’re doing something wrong – if a wasps nest builds in your attic, there’s nothing much you can do about it until you notice the problem exists. Of course, some issues can be dealt with, such as setting mouse traps in your basement or placing down deterrents as appropriate.
But what if you notice that the pests are already there? It might be that you’ve started renovations only to notice a wasps nest under your floorboards, or mice breeding in your basement or even furry friends that require the use of humane raccoon removal services to help you out.
The best thing to do is to take this process methodically. Don’t go overboard and throw chemicals or other harsh deterrents at the problem without knowing how this could affect the pests, if it’s humane to do that, or if it’ll even be effective without putting you in harm’s way. Instead, focus on the following steps:
Gather As Much Information As You Can
Pest control services will want as much information as you can provide them when booking their service, only so that they can bring the tools they need to properly orchestrate the removal and plan for it in kind. Giving them details such as the pests involved, whereabouts in the house they are, if they’ve spilled over into any other rooms, what you believe the cause to, and any extra measures you have taken can be tremendously important. It will make their job easier, and your home safer.
Seal Off Those Rooms/Place Warnings
Sealing off those rooms and placing warnings can help you more easily protect the rest of your household and live with some semblance of normality. Perhaps you’ve torn up some floorboards in an outhouse only to see that a large hornet’s nest has developed. Not good. Placing a sign and some blocking tape on the door can help you make sure no one in your family goes in there, despite this being the place where you house your freezer and frozen goods. Better safe than sorry, at least for now.
Contact A Professional Service & Make Preparations
Contacting a professional service is of course the final step, but they may ask you to ensure some final preparations are laid before they can commit to the job. If they have to fumigate your home, they may ask you to book a hotel so you can spend time outside of your residence while the product clears and the rooms are ventilated, giving you a peaceful night’s sleep. They will certainly ask for access to the property, and perhaps even a floor plan they can work with to discuss the best way forward. In that respect, make sure you have these things to hand, or at least the ability to comply before you contact the service.
With this advice, we hope you can remove a pest problem from your home, despite the worry this can cause.