How often should I get pest control service done in my Toronto home? Home pest control maintenance plan in Toronto
Pests can appear in the least expected place and quickly spread through our homes in Toronto, Ontario. So homeowners need to be alert if they want to keep their homes clean of pests. One of the questions that Toronto homeowners ask most frequently is how often they need to schedule a pest control visit for their homes. The appearance of insects or mice at a home can be annoying, and the consequences for a business are even worse.
Mice, rats, spiders, ants, and centipedes are among the most common pests that Toronto homeowners face. However, there are other intruders that, although not as common, are just as dangerous and difficult to eradicate. The best way to avoid these problems is to carry out pest control measures regularly.
There are several important advantages to getting pest control service done at your home three-four times a year. In this blog post, we will review some of the benefits of regular pest control visits.
A regular pest control visit usually includes an indoor and outdoor component. There are also important seasonal variations. Each visit also includes an inspection and treatment component.
Spring, Summer, and Fall pest control visits will focus on keeping the outdoor rodent and insect populations under control, while during the Winter pest control visit, the pest management professional will need to prioritize identifying new access points that are possibly developing as a result of pests trying to move inwards because of frost.
Among the services that residential pest control programs include are exterior perimeter spraying, outdoor rodent bait station installation and maintenance, and interior contact insecticide applications that target crawling insects. It is also a good idea to carry out regular inspections in crawl spaces, attics, and other hidden cavities inside a building to ensure nascent pest problems are detected before they grow into a sizeable infestation.
In the course of a regular pest maintenance inspection, the exterminator can alert the homeowner to some issues that are likely to invite a pest infestation.
For example, if the occupants of a house are not storing food properly, they may be inviting many different types of food-infesting pests. The containers that we use to store flour or breadcrumbs must be perfectly closed to avoid attracting animals and insects. If we would like to save the food leftovers, we should store them in containers that can be sealed properly and refrigirated. If home occupants keep the premises clean of leftover food and ensure cracks and crevices are cleaned regularly, they will be able to make their homes less inviting to many different kinds of pests. A pest control professional can alert the homeowner to subtle mistakes that can prove costly in the long run.
Other issues that pest management professionals will need to keep an eye on include the condition of the exterior walls, door and window frames, ventilation and plumbing outlets around the exterior perimeter of the building. Each home will have its own integrated pest management plan that will need to be enforced strictly throughout the scheduled regular visits.
Professional pest control companies such as TSR follow advanced and elaborate protocols to achieve the best results. TSR technicians will carry out an initial inspection of the premises and collect all of the relevant data. The next step will involve analyzing the data and developing a list of chemical and non-chemical solutions. Chemical solutions usually include solid rodenticides inside tamper-resistant bait stations, liquid and dry contact insecticide formulations targeting crawling insects, and pesticide fog to target flying insects. Technicians will continue to update the database during each visit, which will allow them to ensure the treatment strategies remain effective in the face of an evolving pest situation.
Regular pest control visits and professionally developed pest control plans offer improved home maintenance and healthier and cleaner living conditions. Contact TSR for help with keeping your Toronto-area home pest-free and healthy.