If you think pest control is the same as pest control, think again! A pest control technician goes to residential homes and businesses with the sole purpose of eliminating or preventing the infestation of pests. They then employ the proper means to eradicate or prevent the pest, whether this be a poison, trap, or any other method. Pest control technicians can also specialize in a specific area of pest control only and their titles and jobs can vary by state. Some states will require pest exterminators to have special training and education, some states will not require specialized licensing or education, while others will allow pest controllers with no education to call themselves “professional” pest control technicians.Checkout Myrtle Beach pest control for more info.
Some pest control technicians are certified in an area of pest control only, and some are certified in all areas of pest control. It is very important to realize that while some pest control technicians only handle pesticides, that does not mean that all pesticides they use on pests will kill the pests. Pesticides, including those designed to be used on animals, can pose a health risk if ingested by humans. In addition, some pesticides will not penetrate the walls of residences so will not be a concern unless the homeowner decides to treat the entire home for pests. Still, if treated properly pesticides will kill the pests and keep them away for good!
Pests like to take shelter under bushes, leaves, and other surfaces inside and outside of residences. For this reason, it is important to keep these surfaces clean and free of debris. Sweep and vacuum all areas frequented by pests to get rid of droppings, food crumbs, and dirt. Be sure to check water lines and storm drains regularly to ensure that they are clear of any obstructions so animals cannot get into residences and lay their eggs. Keeping animals out of residences will keep the risk of disease-causing insects, such as mosquitoes, from nesting indoors and creating a problem for the residents.