The best way to prevent pest infestation is by identification. It is important to try and identify the animals or insects that are the problem, which can narrow down the method to be used to eliminate them.
If in fact, the bulk of the problem centers around insects such as roaches or termites a chemical method is a likely choice.
Roaches are fairly easy to deal with chemically, in fact, some of the roach pesticides also kill termites.
Termites, however, are a major problem all over the country and unlike roaches, can require special tools and techniques to completely eliminate them. An exterminator may use any of the three methods to accomplish this.
They can use baits such as wood or cardboard soaked in a chemical. When the bait is found it is taken back to the colony to poison the colony. Repellants can also be used to discourage termites from entering and damaging a structure.
If the infestation has already commenced and the damage is discovered the exterminator can use a termiticide to kill the termites. This is generally only used in the event a major infestation is discovered that has already done some damage.
In commercial structures one of the most common infestations is mice and rats; these are more noticeable in urban areas. The reasons for this are that rodents seem to follow people because of the ready food source left wherever humans live.
It is almost always easy to spot a mouse infiltration. They cannot hold their feces until they have left the premises. You will see the evidence before the actual mouse that is almost a given.
They aren’t very tidy either. Any food left out will become mouse snacks. It is best to rinse all dishes so that food isn’t sitting in your sink. Using airtight containers is highly recommended to house any and all food substances that could attract mice.
The less inviting your home is for a mouse, the less likely it is that they will visit.
Another thing to do is to make sure that all entrances into your home no matter how small are blocked. It is very simple to fix issues like these. Spray in installation and fill the hole.
This also works if your plumbing exits have small opening around them. You will be amazed at how small a hole mice can actually climb through.
Control of rodents is extremely important because they can carry up to 35 different diseases. If you discover rodents you can be sure of one thing there is a breach somewhere in your business or building that is allowing them access.
The first thing to do is identify that access point and close it. To eliminate the infestation several methods are used which include baits and traps. All are relatively safe for humans but deadly for rats or mice.
If you find yourself with bigger more complicated mouse problems it is best to call professionals in mouse removal out to help you.