For centuries people have attempted to rid their crops, homes, and businesses of pests. Certain tools and pesticides were used to maintain healthy crops and rid the crops of pests that thrived on eating and ruining them. However, over the years, pest problems gradually made their way into homes, yards, and businesses. Taking care of the pest problem by contacting a professional in Melbourne, Florida, before the problem becomes too large, is ideal.
Some of the do-it-yourself items can be very dangerous and harmful to you and your family. Pets who are left in the home are at a very high risk of having it affect their respiratory systems, possibly shutting them down and eventually causing the passing of the pet. However, pets don’t have to always be at risk, as there are some products that can be used to eliminate pests that are pet and kid friendly, how well they work depends on the instructions being followed.
Tools Exterminators May Use
The do-it-yourself products that you can find in the pest control section do not measure up to the things that an exterminator can do, including providing the time necessary to get the job done. Tools or elimination methods that may be used by a professional include the following.
Baited Traps – For some pests, they made need so convincing to enter into the trap, therefore exterminators use this to their advantage and bait traps with tasty treats that will bring the pests in and not let them out. This is a common method for exterminating rodents.
Fumigation – The home, or structure, may need to be fumigated, which consists of sealing the entire home or structure completely. Then taking pesticides, or poison gases, and filling up the entire structure with them to eliminate pests such as roaches, ants, spiders, and other insects.
Poison Spray – Aside from the fumigation technique, poison spray is also used to eliminate pests, mainly insects, from certain areas in which they may be confined to.
Traps – The variety of traps that are used for pest control purposes may surprise you. There are traps designed to kill where other traps are designed for the catching and releasing of the pests, commonly snakes and large rodents. Exterminators may use spring loaded, multi-catch, or electronic traps to help capture the pests. Sticky traps can be found very effective for household pests such as insects. There is also a less common trap, known as the visual trap that attracts pests by using light, because many insects are attracted to light.
If you are experiencing a pest problem and would like to utilize one of the methods above, contact a professional, licensed exterminator to execute the method. It is better to have someone who knows what they are doing and solve the pest problem, than to attempt to try it yourself and fail miserably, allowing the pests to continue to run free.