Preparing for Pest Control

Preparing your home for Pest Control

Imagine that you are just getting back from a nice family vacation and when you get home you walk into the kitchen to get a nice refreshing glass of water, only to find our that your sink have been taken over by ants… This is not what you want to have to deal with just getting home. You are thinking about what to do, DIY pest control or call Morgan Pest Control and have one of our trained and licensed techs come out to fix it. The following are some tips that will make it now only easier on our techs but it could have a better chance at keeping the ants away for a longer period of time. 

Preparing for Ant Control Services:

Before we have a tech come out to your home, most companies will leave a couple steps to help prepare for that service. We don’t just give these to you to ignore, these steps make it easier for our technicians to do their job and make it the safest way possible to do so. For these reasons if your home is not properly prepared for our techs they may be required to not treat that area and will have to come back another day. We want our techs to be as safe as they can while out at your house. 

  1. Wipe counters, sweep floors, and clean up any spills that are in the kitchen to reduce the ants food source. 
  2. Vacuum the floors to pick up ALL the crumbs, especially the ones you can’t see.
  3. Store all your food in pest-proof containers.
  4. Empty trash regularly.
  5. Wash dishes and/or run the dishwasher regularly.
  6. Never leave any pet food out after the pet has finished eating. 
  7. If you recycle always rinse containers out thoroughly.
  8. Be prepared to answer any questions that the techs may have, including where you have been seeing the ants or where they have been in the past. 

After the Pest Control Service:

  • Be patient. The bait will not immediately kill the ants, the bait will take time to kill the ants. Baiting is the best way to get rid of the entire colony of ants. 
  • Do not spray any insecticides or kill any ants that you see. The ants that you will see, need to continue eating the bait and taking it back to the colony. Do not kill them, they will die on their own. 
  • Avoid using any strong cleaners, especially near any of the bait. You could get rid of the ants pheromone trail that the rest of the ants are using to find the bait. 
  • Leave all the ants that are heading towards or away from the bait alone. They will bring some of the bait back to the queen the queen will also die from the bait. 
  • Let us know how we did and if there was a problem with our service.
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