So, you’ve got a pest problem; or, you suspect you have a problem. Perhaps you don’t see much of the actual bugs, but you see evidence that they were there. It doesn’t matter how clean you are, pests will find a way into any home. They want food, and your pantry, cabinets, and even garbage cans are full of the things they love. Don’t be embarrassed by bugs, get rid of them with a Sacramento pest control company.
Many pest control companies have contracts they want you to sign. The contract stipulates how much money you pay each month and how many times they treat your home, garden, yard, and outlying buildings. These contracts can be bug-specific. For example, you may hire them to rid your home and yard of mice or hornets. Or, the contract can be all-inclusive; no matter what the pest, it’s their job to get rid of it. You’ll pay more for an all-inclusive contract but it can be worth it; especially if you have multiple pest problems throughout the season.
You can call several companies to ask about prices and contracts available. Get as much information from them as you can, including what type of chemicals they use and the possible harm they may cause to your children or pets. Most companies use safe sprays and humane traps, but it’s always a good idea to ask. Once they have identified the pest, look into ways you can make your home less hospitable to them. For example, many types of trees attract certain bugs while other species repel them. You may need to rearrange your landscaping, but if it gets rid of a pest problem for good, then it’s worth it. Finally, check to make sure the company has the correct licenses and insurance in place. They should carry a card with their license information and don’t forget to check the expiration date.
There are some pests you can take care of on your own. If you don’t mind spending the time and effort to spray wasp nests, then you can usually keep the population in your yard down to a minimum. However, other pests, like earwigs, rats, flees, tics, and etc., will require more specialized application of pesticides and may also require a specific chemical that’s not available to the public. Also, consider what you’re going to do with a skunk or rat when you catch it. Where will you take it? Sometimes, paying a Sacramento pest control professional is worth every stinking penny.