You may be tempted to take matters into your own hands when you notice an invasion of rodents or insects in your commercial building, workshop, warehouse, factory, office, home, or garden. Pest control is best left to a pest control specialist though. Pest control chemicals can be dangerous if not used carefully; causing damage to buildings and property and possibly harming domestic animals or natural predators, and even human beings.
Most pesticides are chemical and therefore working with them is best left to informed persons.
Every professional pest control system has been tried and tested to acceptable standards which will cause no undue harm to buildings, furnishings or the creatures we value.
The YES and NO of Pest Control
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Yes: implement pest prevention first and foremost as this is always safer than pest eradication.
- Remove sources of food, water and shelter.
- Store food in sealed containers (plastic or glass).
- Remove garbage from your home regularly. Garbage containing food scraps should be placed in tightly covered waste bins.
- Don’t let water accumulate anywhere in the home, like under basins or fridges.
- Clear out piles of newspapers, magazines, or cardboard. Clutter makes it easy for pests to hide and breed and makes getting rid of them harder.
- Close off gaps
and holes where pests can hide.
E.g., fill cracks and crevices around cupboards, cornices or skirting boards.
Cover holes with wire mesh and use steel wool to fill spaces around pipes.
- Learn about pests specific to your area and research the best ways to control them.
- Check packages or boxes for pests or signs of pest activity in before carrying them into your office, warehouse or home.
“We understand that rodents are unwanted, but bear in mind that there are natural predators that prey on mice and rats. We don’t want to kill owls and other people’s pets in our attempt at eliminating the rats.”
Yes: use pest control systems correctly as indicated in the instructions or user manual.
- After preventive steps have failed, use baits as the initial line of chemical defence against rodents or insects.
- Bait is often effective and can be used with little risk of exposure, provided it is kept out of reach of children and pets.
- Use crack and crevice treatments whenever possible.
- Pesticides not restricted to traps or baits must only be applied to targeted areas and sprayed over the whole room.
- Use fumigation or fogging devices only when absolutely necessary.
- Read and follow the instructions and safety warnings on all pesticides.
- Make use of ready-to-use products that require no mixing whenever possible.
- If you hire a professional pest control specialist, ask them to find the source of the problem before applying pesticides.
“We know that mosquitoes kill more humans than any wild animal, and flies are nasty little insects that spread germs. However, sharing the atmosphere with mosquitoes and flies, we have bees and butterflies. These two insects play a vital role in keeping humans alive by pollinating the flowers that become our fruit and vegetables.”
Yes: dispose of pesticide containers and leftover pesticides safely and properly.
- Read the label to find out how to dispose of the pesticide and the container.
- Don’t discard leftover pesticide by pouring it down the drain.
- Never remove the label from a pesticide bottle. You won’t remember everything you read and whoever finds the bottle when you are done needs to know what’s in it and how to use it safely.
- Don’t wash or rinse empty pesticide bottles indoors.
- Don’t give empty containers to pets or children to play with.
No: don’t use outdoor chemicals indoors.
Some chemicals which are intended for outdoor use are dangerous to use indoors because they remain toxic for longer indoors than they would do outdoors.
No: don’t overdose thinking it will be more effective.
Always read and follow the label instructions. Using too much of a pesticide can endanger the health of those who inhabit the building.
No: don’t transfer pesticides to other containers.
- Always store pesticides in their original containers with their labels intact.
- Only mix as much as you require if pesticide must be mixed with water.
- Don’t use empty pesticide containers to store anything else. No matter how well you wash the container, it will retain traces of pesticide and could harm someone.
- As with all poisonous substances, don’t store pesticides in food or beverage containers. People have been accidentally poisoned by consuming pesticides.
All things considered, wouldn’t you rather reduce the risk of harm and increase the risk of success by hiring a pest control specialist?
Where can I find a Pest Control Specialist?
Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest Control offers a professional commercial Pest Control service.
Our pest control solutions are fully guaranteed and include a property inspection to determine the cause of the problem before we begin with treatment and control. We understand that when you discover a pest problem you will want an immediate solution, but rather give us a call and allow us the opportunity to properly assess before doing anything rash.
With over a decade’s worth of experience we will find the best solution for your pest problem, without causing unnecessary damage.
“When hiring a pest control specialist look for quality and value; both cost and competence are important. Make sure the pest control company you choose is experienced. The misuse of pesticides can lead to health issues, property damage and environmental concerns.”
How do I get rid of pests, once and for all?
At Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest Control we have a four-step system:
Step 1: You call us. This is the first and only thing you have to do. The rest is up to us.
Step 2: One of our pest specialists will evaluate your property and identify the cause of the problem. 99% of the time a pest problem is resolved by removing the cause.
Step 3: We determine the appropriate treatment. You can rest assured that our many years of experience in hygiene and pest control will lead to us finding the most effective solution.
Step 4: Our solution will prevent the pests from returning
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Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest Control services is a pest control specialist. We believe that the matter of corporate health and pest control should not be taken lightly; especially considering how a clean and healthy work environment can have a positive influence on the happiness and performance of your workforce.
Call us for a quote; we have a specialist waiting to respond to your query.
We will help you decide the best way forward for your hygiene and pest control needs.