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Removing Pests from Your Attic

Pests can hide in many different places on your property, whether inside or outside your home. Attics are areas that commonly require pest control treatments. Read on to learn more about the process of removing pests from your attic and why you should leave this service in the hands of a pest control company in Pleasanton, CA.

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Find Out What Type of Pests You Have

In order to form a proper plan of attack for pest control and removal, it’s important to identify your enemy. Are the insects easily recognizable? For example, are you dealing with ants, cockroaches, or spiders? Or perhaps you have flying and stinging pests, like bees, wasps, and yellow jackets. You may even have an infestation of insects that are less familiar—fleas, earwigs, sow bugs, or silverfish. Do some research to find out who your main pest extermination target is so you can hire the right company for the job.

Contact a Professional

Contact a professional pest management service and explain your pest control problem. They’ll likely set up a time to come by your home or business and investigate the infestation in your attic. Then, they’ll choose the appropriate measures to take based on the type of infestation and its precise location in your attic. If you’re hesitant to contact an extermination service because of environmental concerns, remember that many pest management companies offer eco-friendly pest control that is safe for you and your family as well as the environment.

Work on Prevention

Prevent a future infestation by ensuring that bugs and other pests don’t find themselves in your home or business again. Take some time to inspect the exterior of your home for small holes or cracks, which are vital portals for pests of all kinds. Even the smallest holes can grant pests access to your home’s walls and foundation. Check for these crevices in the roof flashing, behind gutters, and in your home’s vent screens. Finally, keeping trees, shrubs, bushes, and other plants a good distance away from your home—8 to 10 feet should do the trick—can deprive pests of hiding spots so that you can more easily spot their trail in the future.

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