When you’re expecting pest control people and exterminators in your home, it is best to give them their space so they can do their job in a thorough and safe manner with minimal interruption. Although in most cases you won’t need to vacate your home completely, it is a good idea to make sure the pest control people have enough space to move around freely and concentrate on doing their job.
Before Your Pest Control Treatment
Before the pest control people arrive at your home, there are a number of things you can do to make their job easier. Clearing up any messes and putting everything away will make it easier for the pest controllers to move around freely and fumigate your home without interference.
Make sure all your clothes, linen and other belongings are neatly packed away so that the pest control chemicals don’t damage them. Similarly, make sure all your food is safely stored away so no chemicals get on them. The kitchen is often extensively fumigated, so make sure your cutlery, utensils, and other cooking equipment are safely stored away as well.
Moving furniture away from the walls and corners will give the pest control people easier access to areas where pests are likely to hide. As an extra precaution, make sure all furniture is covered with plastic so no chemicals penetrate the upholstery.
When the pest control team arrives, give them details on where you have noticed pests so they can do their job more thoroughly.
During Your Pest Control Treatment
When the pest control people are at your home, it is best to give them their space. For some pest control treatments, you may even be asked to leave the house for a few hours.
Try to keep yourself occupied by doing things away from the area where the pest controllers are working. It is especially important to keep small children and pets, pregnant women, and people with allergies or respiratory problems away so they are not bothered by the chemicals. It is recommended to stay out of the house for at least 4-6 hours, or for the time frame recommended by your pest control technician. Here are some ideas:
- De-clutter your garage
- Drive your rubbish to the dump
- Take your pets out for a walk
- Visit relatives or friends
- Have a fun and relaxing day out with your family
- Read a book in a nearby park or in your yard
Opt for AGJ Pest Management’s Friendly & Thorough Services
The team at AGJ Pest Management is not only extremely thorough in their work but is also very accommodating and friendly. If you have any questions on how to prepare for your pest control appointment, we are always ready to give you answers.
Our highly skilled pest control technicians are experts at inspecting and freeing your home of pests without causing any inconvenience and interruption to your day-to-day life.
Call 0421 533 002 to book our convenient pest control services, or enquire online.