Pesticides and Fumigation

Preparing for Pesticide Fumigation

If your home has been scheduled for fumigation by Eastside pest control, there are a few steps you will need to take in order to provide you with the best possible service and the least inconvenience. These steps must be taken or fumigation may need to be rescheduled for another time.

All items suitable for consumption by humans (i.e. foods, beverages, drugs and medicines) that are not in factory sealed metal cans or plastic bottles must be removed from the structure or double bagged.

The items must be bagged in special bags designed for the fumigation process and must be twisted, folded over and sealed with tape, rubber bands or tie wraps. Food inside of refrigerators and freezers must also be double bagged.

All people, pets and plants must leave or be removed from the building prior to fumigation.     Do not reenter the structure prior to the licensed fumigator declaring that it is cleared for reentry.

Notify the Eastside pest control company of any items that connect your structure to another, such as: tunnels, pathways, conduits, etc.

All heating elements must be unplugged (i.e. heaters, electric skillets, etc.).     All pilot lights must be extinguished (i.e. ovens, hot water heaters, furnaces, dryers, etc.).     Gas must be shut off at the main gas value. Shrubbery should be trimmed around the gas meter to allow access for shutoff.

Turn off all automatic switch controls on all lighting systems and/or appliances.     All interior doors, closets, drawers and cabinets must be opened. Open drapes, raise blinds and open attic vents.

All items obstructing the natural flow of the structure must be removed or retracted. These items include: antenna, guide wires, weather vanes or retractable awnings.     Cut back trees (including those touching the roof) and shrubbery around the structure to prevent damage.

Remove all pillows and mattresses with waterproof covers.

How to prevent rodents from getting in your home or building?

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Natural rodent control methods to kill and get rid of rats and mice

Rat exterminator can evaluate a structure to determine whether or not rats are present, and can make estimates about where in the structure the rats will be found, and how much damage they have done. The exterminator can eliminate the rats and assist a contractor or homeowner with repairing damage and taking steps to reduce the risk of future rat infestations. For example, a rat exterminator may recommend covering large holes

Rats are commonly a problem where a building is located near waterways, creeks and canals or other places where ready water supply is available.

Rats and mice often become a serious problem in cold winter months when they seek food and warmth inside buildings. They may suddenly appear in large numbers when excavation work disturbs their in-ground nesting locations, or their food source is changed, such as, rats feeding in school premises may enter adjoining properties during the school holidays.

Rodent Exclusion is the single most effective way to prevent rodents from getting back inside. A rat can squeeze through a half inch opening, and a mouse through an opening half that size. Our Rodent Exclusion Expert Exterminator will find, and provide a written estimate to repair any entry/exit points around your home.

  • Keep firewood stored as far from the home as possible and store it off the ground. During the winter, store only enough wood next to the house to burn every couple of days.

 

  • If possible, remove any piles of debris, stones, bricks, etc. If these are near the foundation of the home they serve as harborages to attract rodents. Once there, it is an easy step for rodents to enter the building itself.

 

  • Do not allow piles of leaves to accumulate next to the home’s foundation. This also serves as attractive harborage for rodents – mice in particular.

 

  • Holes or cracks larger than one-fourth of an inch should be stuffed with steel wool or wire mesh and then sealed with caulk or foam, otherwise rodents could chew through to enter.

 

  • Install a good thick weather-stripping on the bottom of all doors to prevent rodents from entering. The garage door may prove difficult to seal completely, so the door from the garage to the house must be sealed tightly.

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Rodents tend to be rapid breeders. Some species breed year-round. most rodents possess soft cartilage, they are capable of squeezing through spaces that appear to be much too small for them. feces and urine of some rodents may contaminate surfaces with which they come into contact Rats can harbor and transmit a number of serious diseases. They can also introduce disease-carrying parasites such as fleas, lice and ticks into your home.

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primarily consume grains, oats and corn, mice are known to feed on almost any food available to them. Mice are excellent climbers, adept jumpers and are capable of fitting through openings much smaller than their bodies.

How to Get Rid of Mice in Walls & Crawlspaces

Mice are reluctant to gnaw through or removing steel wool. It is not advised that wood be used to seal these holes, as mice are capable of chewing through those surfaces.

Cockroach extermination: Signs of Cockroach Infestation: How to inspect Roach Infestation

Cockroach feces will be visible and musty odor may be present during an infestation. Home and Resturant Kitchens  an ideal breeding ground most species of cockroaches. With plenty of food, warmth, water and nesting sites, they can remain active all year round. Cockroaches tend to prefer dark, moist places to hide and breed and can be found behind refrigerators, sinks and stoves, as well as under floor drains and inside of motors and major appliances. Because they can flatten their bodies to fit into narrow areas, cockroaches may also be found hiding beneath rubber mats, behind wallpaper and within wall cracks.

Cockroach Infestation in Your Apartment:How to Exterminate Cockroaches

Cockroaches can enter your home in many different ways, from the outside through cracks and crevices, vents, sewer and drain pipes. We even bring them in on products like grocery bags, boxes, purses and on our person

How to Get Rid of Cockroaches

 

Cockroaches reproduce quickly. For every one you see there can be many, many more hiding and multiplying behind your walls. Cockroaches in my apartment Because apartments share walls and ceilings, treating single units oftentimes proves insufficient. Food should never be left on counters or tables. Defective plumbing and potential leaks should be corrected and garbage should be taken out daily. All holes and cracks in ceilings and walls should be repaired. cockroaches are nocturnal, if you’ve seen one, you probably haven’t seen them all. The few cockroaches you see by day could mean they were likely forced out by overcrowding

How To Get Rid of Bed Bugs:

Bed Bugs are picked up in even the finest hotels, and they can hitchhike into the cleanest homes at any time. But, you can help reduce your chances of a costly bed bug infestation by catching them early. bed bugs in my apartment Cracks and crevices including mattress seams, sheets, furniture, behind baseboards, electrical outlet plates and picture frames. Often found in hotels, where they can travel from room to room and in visitors’ luggage.

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Ants can enter through even the tiniest cracks, seeking water and sweet or greasy food substances in the kitchen pantry House Fly Control: Getting Rid of House Flies •Flies spread diseases readily because they move quickly from rotting, disease-laden garbage to exposed human foods and utensils

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Identifying Bed Bug Infestations

A  bed bug infestation is only suspected when bites appear on a person.  Oftentimes, the bites are misidentified, thus allowing infestations to go unnoticed, which gives the bed bugs time to spread to other areas of the house.

When cleaning, changing bedding, or staying away from home, look for:

  • Dark spots (about this size: •) which are bed bug excrement and may bleed on the fabric like a marker would
  • Eggs and eggshells, which are tiny (about 1mm) and white
  • Skins that nymphs shed as they grow larger
  • Live bed bugs
  • Rusty or reddish stains on bed sheets or mattresses caused by bed bugs being crushed

Preventing Bed Bug Infestations

Bed bugs are very successful hitchhikers, moving from an infested site to furniture, bedding, baggage, boxes, and clothing. Although they typically feed on blood every five to ten days, bed bugs can be quite resilient; they are capable of surviving over a year without feeding.

A few simple precautions can help prevent bed bug infestation in your home:   Check secondhand furniture, beds, and couches for any signs of bed bug infestation, as described above before bringing them home.

Use a protective cover that encases mattresses and box springs which eliminates many hiding spots. The light color of the encasement makes bed bugs easier to see. Be sure to purchase a high quality encasement that will resist tearing and check the encasements regularly for holes.

Reduce clutter in your home to reduce hiding places for bed bugs.

When traveling:   In hotel rooms, use luggage racks to hold your luggage when packing or unpacking rather than setting your luggage on the bed or floor.   Check the mattress and headboard before sleeping.   Upon returning home, unpack directly into a washing machine and inspect your luggage carefully.