The Yeses And Nos Of Pest Control

When it comes to controlling pests in your homes, there are some things you should do and some things you should avoid. Today, we are going to dive into the list of yeses and nos about pest control to give you some information on how to handle pest control and pest prevention in your home. Let’s get started below.

Always Prevent First

Prevention is the key to keeping your home pest-free. While it doesn’t always serve as an iron-clad plan to keep every pest out, it can drastically reduce your chance of an infestation. Prevention is very easy to do.

Fix those leaky pipes, fill in those cracks in the foundation, seal up your windows, and install window screens. These are just some of the many preventative measures you can take to keep unwanted pests out of your home.

Use Pesticides

Many people shy away from the use of these products as they believe they may be harmful to themselves, their kids, or their pets. While some chemicals can be harmful, many of these products are made with your safety in mind. Be sure to read all the safety labels on the products that you buy and just follow the directions as specified. It doesn’t have to be hard.

Avoid Outdoor Chemical Use Inside

Just because a product works outside of the home, doesn’t mean you should use it inside the home. Many chemicals that are intended to be used outside of the home are more toxic. This is why there are labels for indoor and outdoor pest control products. Use the appropriate product for the right place.

Always Have Regular Checkups

Contacting a local pest control company, such as the one at, and scheduling regular checkups is a good idea. These companies have the knowledge to know what to look for in your home to prevent pest infestations. Although these companies typically deal with pest problems, they do offer preventative services as well.

Don’t Put Your Pesticides In Other Containers

This is one of the most unintelligent things you can do when it comes to pest control. Just because you bought the larger container doesn’t mean you should put the pesticide in smaller containers for storage convenience. Always keep the pesticide in the container you bought it in. This will ensure everyone in your home knows what it is as well as you always have the label present to refer back to when need be.

Don’t Double Dosages

As we discussed earlier, pesticides are made with the directions being followed in mind. Just because you have a major pest problem, doesn’t mean you should double the dosage so the pesticide works twice as well. This can be extremely dangerous to do and doesn’t provide the intended effect.

We encourage you to follow these yeses and nos of pest control in your home. This will ensure that not only your home but you and your family are safe from pest and pesticides.