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?

Rodent control service

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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