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Do's and Don'ts of Pest Control

Jan 24

Do's and Don'ts of Pest Control

By Tampa Pest Busters

 

How can you safely deal with insect problems? It's important to ask many questions. To eliminate pests, the first step is to find out about them and their options like pest management Tampa.

 

Learn more about the steps that you can take to protect yourself from pests:

 

Start with pest prevention.

  • Use insecticides safely and effectively.

  • Restricted pesticides and pesticide containers must be properly disposed of.

  • Avoid using chemicals that are not indoors.

  • Don't fall for the trap of thinking twice is better.

  • You should not transfer pesticides to other containers.

 

All food, drink, or shelter sources must be removed.

  • Food should be kept in tightly sealed glass and plastic containers. Food scraps should not be thrown away in unprotected garbage cans. Garbage should be regularly removed from your home.

 

Make sure you fix any leaky plumbing.

  • It is not a good idea for water to be left in trays under your fridge or house plants. It is not a good idea to leave pet food or water out overnight.

  • Clutter encourages pests to multiply and hide making it more difficult to eradicate. It is important to get rid of all stacks, magazines, and cardboard.

  • Seal all places where pests might enter and hide. Caulk cracks in cabinets and baseboards can be sealed. For gaps around pipelines, you can use steel wool. Cover any holes with wire mesh

 

Find out what pests you need to be aware of and how they can be dealt with.

  • Before you bring goods or boxes into your home inspect them for pests.

  • Use pesticides safely and carefully.

 

Children and pets shouldn't be allowed in areas where pesticides were applied.

  • After taking preventative measures, you can apply baits to your first line for chemical defense against rodents or insects.

  • These products are effective, and there is little chance of exposure to pesticides if they are not in the reach of pets and children.

  • There are also low-risk options for certain pests. Get local suggestions from your cooperative extension service office exit.

  • Pesticides that don't come in traps or baits should only be used on specific areas and not sprayed throughout the entire room.

  • Fogging devices should be used only when absolutely necessary.

 

Before applying pesticide, ensure you have read and understood all instructions and safety precautions.

  • If possible, use ready-to-use products (i.e., there is no need to mix).

  • If you have hired someone to help with pest management, make sure they find the root cause and solve it before you resort to pesticides.

  • For example, a leaky bathroom might be required to drain the water source.

  • Ask them to use baits, crack and crevice treatments whenever possible.

  • Only use chemicals that have been approved for residential use.

  • The label will include the chemical's usage.

  • Every chemical that someone hires should be identified and registered with the EPA. These details will be necessary to locate further information on the pesticide.

  • A pest technician should be able and willing to give information, such as the MSDS Sheet.

 

Restricted pesticides and pesticide containers must be properly disposed of.

 

  • Read the label to find out how to dispose of pesticides and containers properly.

  • Many communities have safe disposal areas for unwanted pesticides. Get information about your community from your local garbage collection authority.

  • Avoid using chemicals that are not indoors.

  • Many chemicals meant for outdoor use are toxic indoors. They remain poisonous longer than they would outdoors.

  • Do not think twice is better.

  • Follow the label's instructions and always read them.

 

 

Tampa Pest Busters

Tampa Florida

(813) 796 6261