Professional Pest Inspection
For a homeowner, an inspection is an important part of your pest control service. During the inspection, your Pest Management Professional will gather information about your home, the surrounding environment, and your infestation. The information they gather will enable your Pest Management Professional to advise you of the best treatment plans for your specific situation.
Integrated Pest Management
Integrated Pest Management is the method of applying a combination of preventative and corrective measures to minimize infestations and provide pest control services with minimum risk or hazard. This approach may involve removal of food sources, water, shelter, or other sanitation procedures. Utilized properly, these procedures may reduce or eliminate the need for chemical control measures to eliminate your infestation, and make lasting control possible. Each pest problem must be analyzed separately, because different pests have different needs, habits, and treatments.
IPM involves four basic steps:
The inspection is essential to solving pest problems and in determining the type of services required. It’s important to be able to talk with the homeowner and gather as much information as possible to ensure an effective and economical treatment plan. Once the Pest Control Professional has an idea of what measures are necessary, he or she can make an appropriate recommendation. Sometimes these recommendations include steps the homeowner needs to take, such as removing clutter or making building repairs.
What is the inspector looking for?
At American Extermination Plus, we prioritize effectiveness and safety. The information we gather during our inspections allows us to analyze your pest problems and provide the safest and most effective service for your needs.
A pest control professional’s knowledge of pest behavior, reproductive habits, and food sources helps them in locating pests and predicting their movements. Information such as moisture (or a lack thereof), the pests typical path of travel, and possible hiding places enables them to identify the proper control measures to use. Here is an example of some of the things we look for:
- evidence of a pest infestation
- what food and water sources are available
- conditions that may determine what treatments will be effective and available for your specific infestation
- possible entry points that may be used by pests
- if there are pets or other animals that need to be considered
- who is living in the home, and what possible health issues and concerns are present
- the location of your home
Preparing for an Inspection
- Set an appointment for a time when you will available to talk with the Pest Control Inspector.
- Make sure the crawl space (or attic, in some cases) is accessible to you inspector.
- If you have pets, make sure they are secured in a safe place until the inspector leaves.
At American Extermination Plus, Inc., we provide professional pest inspections at no charge to you. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to make educated pest control decisions that will help protect your home and family. Our service plans are designed to fit the needs of your specific home or business. Please call us today to set an appointment with our Pest Control Inspector.
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