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  • Writer's pictureJonathan Stoddard

What to expect when hiring an exterminator

So, let's paint this scenario. Let's say you were deep in sleep, and somehow, you heard in your sleep what seems like a noise coming from a corner of the room. You wake up, check the time; it is past midnight. Then, suddenly a small creature swiftly runs across the room; you shout.

It is a mouse! What do you do? The next step of action would be to search and call a local pest control company immediately for most people. If you are fortunate, you will find reputable ones who will promise to come over early in the morning.

For a start, calling local exterminators was a significant step you took, but then, what should you expect from them. What will the PCO do when they arrive at your place the next morning? Read on.

Meet with you and exchange greetings.

You will hardly start work with someone on a good note if you don't introduce yourself and exchange pleasantries, right? The same applies to pest control experts. They will greet you and present themselves as soon as they knock on your door.

During the introduction and chit chat, expect them to ask more questions regarding the issues you have. You should calmly explain the issues and events in detail. Mention you have pets if you do and include every information that might be relevant to their work.

  • Inspection

The inspection is typically the next thing on every PCOs list. A good PCO will check out every nook and cranny of the home before

commencing treatment.

Knowing that pest control treatments are usually multifaceted, PCOs are bound first to understand every home area. They should perform an inspection to know, for instance, where and how the mice got into the house in the first place.

They should also investigate the mice's potential hiding place in the home. Simply treating only a small area without inspecting further is not enough. It calls for bad results at the end of the treatment.

  • Treatment

The PCOs should explain the treatment to you before they commence. There is a need to explain the treatment agent they are using and how it works. That knowledge is necessary as you might need it for another day. Eradicating pests is not that hard, and it is not magic.

Understanding how pest treatment works will help you achieve a successful treatment. Depending on the pest being targeted, treatment might involve various procedures such as moving pieces of furniture, appliances ore even crawling into isolated areas.

Sometimes exclusionary service would be required whereby the PCO fills out holes to keep out critters in the future.

  • Post-treatment

After treatment comes the post-treatment, the PCOs should recommend what to do to maintain the pest treatment. Such recommendations would include tips on what to do to make for a more effective treatment. It might also have preventive tips.

Ensure that you follow duly with the tips so that you get the desired results. Sometimes a pest issue might require more than one visit from the PCO. They will notify you and let you know if a follow-up visit is necessary.

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