The First Steps When Discovering A Pest Infestation In Your Home

Pest infestations can be a real nightmare for homeowners and business owners equally, panic sets in and you will be unsure on how to tackle it. Knowing how to handle a pest infestation of any size is not something that is particularly common knowledge unless you have experienced one before in your home/business or if you work in the pest control industry. We are sharing the first steps to take when you discover a pest infestation in your home.

Don’t Panic

First and foremost it is important to stay calm, and evaluate the situation so that you can clearly communicate the exact findings to your pest control provider.

Take Photos

One of the best ways to execute the right course of action, is to take photos and send them to the pest control company you are seeking advice from on the matter. Take images of whatever you can find to support the conclusion of the severity of the situation, this will really help your pest control company put together a plan of action.

Get The Right Advice

Make sure you are seeking the right advice from genuine professionals before you take action yourself. It is important to make sure you and your surroundings are safe enough to tackle this pest infestation, so contacting a professional is essential for pests that can be potentially directly harmful to you, your family or colleagues.

Use The Right Equipment

Once you have contacted a professional, if they direct you in the path of dealing with it yourself, and have deemed it safe to take action, you will want to purchase the right equipment for your personal circumstances. In instances where children and domestic animals are concerned, you will need to use pest control equipment that is safe to use around them, and won’t cause them any harm. Analysing your surroundings to ensure you can execute a safe pest control plan should be a top priority and any good pest control professional will talk you through your options and recommend accordingly.

Advantage Pest Control can help you and direct you through those initial steps when discovering a pest infestations. We work with customers of all kinds from domestic to commercial, making sure that our advice and plans of action are always tailored for the circumstances you and your surroundings are in. We have many years of experience, and prioritise an efficient, safe and effective pest control service.

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