Dealing with pest infestation is one of the worst things for a home or business owner. Beyond health and hygiene concerns, bugs and rodents are often stressful, expensive, and sometimes even dangerous to handle. Lucky for you, the local pest control experts at Seaside Pest Control are here to help. With years upon years of experience, there isn’t anything we haven’t seen and our team is well-equipped to handle the worst of the worst. Of course, there are plenty of folks who may want to forego professional pest control services and serve as their own Vancouver exterminator. If you feel like you have your local pest control needs under control, here are a few reminders for how to tackle extermination on your own.

The Dos of Local Pest Control

Our first absolute, non-negotiable do of pest control is to follow the directions on any chemicals you use. Pesticides and similar chemicals are toxic and can be rather dangerous, so it is imperative you use them as directed. This typically means keeping them away from children and pets, using them in a ventilated area, and sticking to the recommended amount.

After using pesticides or other chemicals, dispose of them properly. This likely means utilizing hazardous waste disposal services so these harmful chemicals don’t infiltrate the surrounding environment.

Finally, do make sure you prevent further infestations from occurring. Whether you just finished ridding your home of insects, rodents, or some other critter, identify how and why they were in your building in the first place and address the issue! Perhaps you have been leaving food open and accessible. Maybe you have leaky pipes or cracks in the foundation, creating entryways to the outer world. Whatever the case may be, put in the extra effort to prevent another infestation from happening.

The Don’ts of Local Pest Control

Most of our don’ts of pest control concern the proper use of pesticides. A big one that should be obvious but oftentimes isn’t is do not to use outdoor pesticides inside. Chemicals meant to be used outside are stronger and more dangerous than their indoor counterparts. They stay active for longer and are generally more harmful. Using these chemicals inside your home or building could pose a significant threat to your health.

Additionally, do not use more of a chemical than what is recommended. If a pesticide doesn’t seem to be working, it is better to reexamine your strategy than to overdose your house on chemicals.

Finally, do not store pesticides in anything other than their containers. These chemicals are toxic and harmful, and misusing them because they are wrongly labelled could lead to some serious problems.

Of course, the ultimate do of local pest control is to hire a professional Vancouver exterminator to handle the job for you. Seaside Pest Control guarantees the most thorough, efficient, and affordable pest control services in Vancouver. When talking about your living space or livelihood, why risk anything but the best? Give our team a call today to learn more about how we will return your home to its pest-free state.

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