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Keeping The Winter Pests Away

Nobody really enjoys being cold, and pests are no exception. Have you ever noticed that when the temperature plummets you seem to find more insects and signs of rodents inside your home? I have recently made it my mission to pest-proof my home before winter arrives, and I decided to record my different pest eradication methods in this blog. From using pest control services to advice on how to block up mice entry points, my blog posts will give you ideas on how you can keep the pesky creatures out of your home when it starts to get cold outside. The more you prepare now, the less pest evidence you'll see next winter.



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What Happens in Commercial Pest Control?

Commercial pest control is pest control for commercial properties. These include all types of businesses, like shops, restaurants and warehouses. Typically, these pest control treatments are similar to normal treatments but on a larger scale. Additional factors must be taken into account such the effect of pest control chemicals on the property's contents, which may include food. Hence certain protocols must be in place to ensure that there is no risk to both the inhabitants and contents of the property from the pest control treatments. Pest control operators ensure that their services are delivered as quickly and efficiently as possible to minimise any disruption to the business's day-to-day operations. 

What occurs in a commercial pest control service?

The operator will initially come and inspect the property and discuss all causes of concerns with the owners. They will assess any pest invasions and then get back to the owner with an appropriate course of action. One thing to keep in mind is that you should always schedule a pest inspection before purchasing or moving into a new property. This is because you may not be aware of a serious pest invasion such as a termite infestation. If you see problems, you may change your mind about the property or schedule treatment right away. 

When a pest control treatment is scheduled, you will need to vacate the property for the duration of the treatment and perhaps for a few hours following the treatment. You may also need to remove the contents of your property or cover them well, depending upon the type of treatment. The type of treatment depends upon the pest invasion — for instance, the treatment for cockroaches will be different to that for termites.

Types of treatments

The modern pest control treatment approach is known as an integrated approach. This involves giving preference to preventative measures over treatment. This is because prevention doesn't require the use of harsh chemicals. Ultimately, prevention is also more effective than treatment. Treatment will eradicate pests currently in your property; however, these pests can easily return. Preventative strategies, on the other hand, stop these pests from entering your property in the future. Of course, if there is a severe pest invasion, then chemicals will have to be used to treat the property. However, you may want to opt for eco-friendly chemicals that aren't harmful.

If you are interested in commercial pest control, then you should first research your options online and by asking family and friends, then make a decision on the best service for you.

Contact a company like Blake's Pest Management for more information.