How To Prepare Your Home For Pest Removal Services

You’ve seen the problem: Insects are invading your home. You’ve seen their nests in your ceiling, your walls, your basement. They are stressing you out. So, you’ve made the right decision and called the professional pest removal services company. 

The pest removal company is going to visit in a few days. Now, what do you do? You are excited that experienced and knowledgeable pest removal technicians are coming to your home. However, you have a lot of questions. How do you prepare the sections of your home to be treated? How can you make sure that you’ve done everything you can so that the pest control company can target all of the pests in your home? Do you need to protect your furniture and other property? All of these are relevant questions. You want your home prepared.  

So, here are our recommendations to make sure the interior of your home is prepared when the pest removal services company visits: 

  1. Remove all the obstacles that may get in the way such as sports equipment, coat racks, toy boxes, litter boxes, pet bedding, etc.
  2. Living room. Be sure to vacuum the floors. The less debris, the more efficient the treatments. Also, move large furniture (couches, shelving, etc.) away from the walls so the treatment technicians can reach them.
  3. Kitchen. Clean the dirty dishes in the sink and put them in the cabinets. Or, place them in the dishwasher. Keep food sealed and put them in the freezer, refrigerator, or pantry. Take out the trash and make sure the trash can isn’t overflowing. Put any kitchen tools (knives, spatulas, pans, pots, etc.) away so that the countertop is clear. Smaller appliances such as toasters, convection ovens, fryers, etc. can also be placed in drawers and cabinets. 
  4. In your bedroom(s), make the bed and change the sheets after the treatments. Put all books, magazines, toys, dirty laundry\, and pet toys into the closet or storage. Put clean clothes away and place the laundry basket in storage or away from the treatment area. Pets should be in another room or in the yard until treatments are completed. 
  5. Bathroom. Put all of your clothes away in drawers or the closet. Place towels in the closet and the dirty clothes hamper out of the way or in the closet. Clean the bathroom counter by putting all products, especially toothbrushes and toothpaste, and other dental items in the closet or in a protected location. If under the sink is going to be treated, remove all products so that the technician has a clear space. 
  6. Garage. Park all vehicles outside. Clear the garage of any items that may be food or other related items. 
  7. Children. Even if the treatment is holistic or safe, it is best to keep your children away from the treated areas so that they don’t unintentionally track it throughout the home. If children have asthma or allergies, you should remove them from the treated areas. They can stay at a neighbor’s or friend’s home. Consult your pest removal technician on the best methods. ***

Before your pest removal technician visits, prepare a list of questions and concerns. You may even want to mark the areas in your home that have been infested. Describe the pests or take photos of them. Detail when they were last seen and if it has spread to other areas inside your home. 

Your home will be ready. If you have questions before the pest removal team arrives, call the company to make sure you are thoroughly prepared. 

If you are interested in an inspection and residential pest removal for your home all year from insects, call Pest Shield, Inc. We provide solutions with the client and the environment in mind. Call us at (301) 829-0060 for a free inspection.

We serve Mt. Airy, MD, Central Maryland, and the counties of Montgomery, Carroll, Frederick, and Howard.

*** For more information on allergies and asthma, visit the Mayo Clinic website

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