An exterminator can be a very scary person, especially for families with young children. Many people think that exterminators kill pests that are already dying. The truth is that an exterminator may be asked to eradicate a problem that has not yet reached an advanced stage, but is posing a potential danger to your family or home. In other words, exterminators can only do harm if they do not do any good. So, what does it take to become an exterminator and not be a murderer?
According to exterminator testimonials, exterminators should not use chemicals in their tasks. The definition of an exterminator is to eradicate, meaning destroy completely, and associated with the word kill, chemicals, etc., therefore, why an imaginary picture of exterminators evokes such deep and primal fear for many homeowners. It is important to understand that there are both natural and synthetic pesticides that exterminators use. Although most exterminators use natural pesticides, some use synthetic pesticides because these are more convenient and affordable.
In most cases, exterminator will use various methods to exterminate mice, rats and other rodents in the house. One popular method is to poison bait. You may be wondering why poison bait is used to eliminate rodents since it is very hazardous and may be harmful to the family members as well as the environment. The answer to this lies in the fact that rodents and insects are usually controlled through poisons and insects have no voice, so it is not easy to stop them from doing their dangerous deeds. It is important to remember that poisonous baits are more humane and less expensive than other methods of exterminating rodents and insects.
It is also crucial to note that rodents and insects make their nests in attics, crawl spaces and basements. Most exterminators start by finding out the common entry points of these animals and after that they determine how to effectively get rid of them. One of the most effective methods for getting rid of ants and other pests is drilling holes into the ground and filling it with water. Another option is using liquid pesticides that can penetrate the soil and reach the nest and hole. Liquid pesticides are also easy to use as you just have to pour it into the hole and wait until the ants come streaming out of the holes. Some liquid pesticides even have insect growth inhibitors to help slow down the growth of the insects that eat the ants.
Once the rodents and insects come streaming out of the holes, exterminator will then apply sprays of traps to capture them. If you are a DIY enthusiast and would love to do the job on your own, then it is important to note that exterminator companies do not recommend this at all since using pesticides may pose serious health risks to the people working around the home and may cause allergies and other health problems. It is always best to let the pest control professional do his work to ensure that everything is fine. You may even ask the exterminator if he will be able to put together a plan for getting rid of the remaining pests in your home.
The exterminator will bring a list of different household items that may have carried the insects and rodents to your house. This list includes everything from stuffed toys to stuffed animals to old clothes and carpets. Exterminators would not recommend disinfecting these items because doing so could mean causing another health hazard. What they would suggest is that you either clean them up using your vacuum cleaner or throw them away while you are at it.