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Where Should My Pest Control Company Be Spraying?

Where Should My Pest Control Company Be Spraying?

As the equipment and chemicals available to pest control technicians continues to evolve, so does the application process. With these changes there are always questions about where pest control technicians should be applying chemicals. Some of the most common questions that we get are about where technicians should spray and if they should spray indoors. Let’s delve into the best practices and why!

What Are The Best Spots To Spray?

The primary focus of pest control spraying should be the exterior of the structure. This spraying will focus on creating a barrier along the base of the structure, around doorways, windows, and any other access points. The goal of this is to focus on that strong exterior barrier that keeps pests off your home and away from any potential entrance points. Most bugs will find their way into homes through small gaps, cracks, and openings around the home. By focusing on a strong perimeter spray, you can help reduce pest problems before they even get into your home. Ultimately, this is the best way to keep your home pest free.

Should They Be Spraying Inside?

In most cases, spraying inside should be reserved only for specific situations where pest activity is already present. Interior spraying isn’t necessary for most routine maintenance unless there is evidence of an infestation already inside the home. Ideally, a new pest company will inspect the interior to verify that there are no unknown issues. Once that’s been established, they can work on creating that exterior perimeter to maintain a pest free home. 

What About My Crawlspace?

Crawlspaces are a common entry point for a lot of pest issues, and they should be a part of the pest protection plan. While they will not need to be treated or checked at every appointment, it is important that technicians check your crawlspace at least once or twice a year. This is an area where they can look for obvious points of entry, standing water, rodent droppings, or any other signs of unwanted pest activity. If your pest control technician has never checked your crawlspace, they may be missing out on potential issue. 

What's The Best Practice?

Most pest issues can be mitigated and prevented by creating a strong external perimeter around the base of the structure as well as around the doors and windows. Interior treatment is usually only needed to handle existing issues. If your home has a crawlspace, it is important for your pest control technician to get under there once or twice a year to make sure that there are not any conditions that would allow or encourage pest problems. As long as you aren’t seeing any recurring pest issues inside, then the best practice is to focus on external barriers. This helps you create a proactive barrier against pests as well as reduce your exposure to any chemicals in your home.

As always, the best pest control solution is going to be one that fits your needs! Not every home is the same, and not every pest needs to be treated in the same way. If you ever have any questions about how to best manage the pest issues in your life, don’t hesitate to reach out! Walker Pest Management is always happy to help take care of any problems you’re facing!

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