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Preparing Your Home for Pest Control

Managing pests on your own can take a lot more time and cost a lot more money than simply hiring a pest control expert in San Francisco. From roaches and spiders to bees, wasps, and flying jackets, there are a number of pests that can make your life less comfortable. The aim of professional pest control is to eliminate these pests and prevent future problems to make your home a safe, comfortable, and healthy environment. To make sure your pest control service goes smoothly, prepare your home for the arrival of the exterminator. Here’s how: Preparing Your Home for Pest Control San Francisco

Put Dogs Away
If you have dogs, put them away before the exterminator arrives. If you are dealing with a pest problem inside your home, put your dogs outside while the technician applies treatment inside; vice versa, put dogs in a bedroom or bathroom if the exterminator will be spraying or setting traps outside. Ask your pest control provider about treatments that are safe for pets if you worry about your animals ingesting the spray or powder.

Clean Up
Cleaning your home doesn’t impress the exterminator as much as it helps with the application of pest control treatments. Moving boxes, dirty laundry, dishes, and trash can get in the way of treatment and make it harder for the technician to effectively treat the problem. Cleaning up your home will also make for a less attractive environment for pests, which can help prevent future infestations.

Move Furniture
Although you certainly don’t have to move all of your furniture, you can help your pest control provider by moving couches, chairs, end tables, and mattresses away from walls. This will give the exterminator more room to apply treatment in hard-to-reach areas where pests frequently harbor and take refuge. Of course you’re not required to move anything in preparation for pest control, but it can make treatment more successful.

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