Dealing with a pest infestation can feel like a monumental task and it can happen at any time of year. It’s best to have some preventative measures in place, just in case, but there are some things you should absolutely not do when it comes to pest control because it’s also possible to make the problem a whole lot worse. Here’s what you need to keep in mind about what not to do when it comes to pest control!
Don’t Use Outdoor Chemicals Inside
It might seem intuitive that what works outside will also work inside, but some pest control chemicals that are meant for the outdoors are highly noxious and dangerous if inhaled. Stronger chemicals are used outdoors and these can be very harmful to children, pets and yourself, so make sure you’re only using products that are safe to use indoors for indoor pest control measures.
Don’t Leave Traps and Chemicals Laying About
Children and pets are curious creatures and they can get into all kinds of trouble. If you have traps or chemicals that you’re using for pest control, don’t leave them in high-traffic areas or places where they can be easily set off by kids and furry friends. Any kind of spraying or fumigation should be done with pets and children out of the house.
Don’t Mix or Reuse Pesticide Containers
Even if the solution is the same pesticide, combining chemicals is never a wise idea. Make sure you’re clearly labelling and leaving original instructions on containers and avoid mixing solutions altogether. Just as a rule, never reuse or store anything else in a chemical container as this can lead to some harmful mishaps. Accidents won’t happen if everything is marked accurately and with precision.
Don’t Wait Too Long
If you find evidence of pests and it’s not at infestation levels yet, don’t just wait for it to go away because it absolutely won’t. Waiting until you can’t stand it means you’re dealing with a much larger issue than if you called in the experts upon first discovering the pest problem. Don’t be embarrassed, pests happen, but let the experts help you before it’s too late.
There are a lot of don’ts when it comes to pest control, but something you should definitely DO is contact pest control experts when you’re faced with a pest issue! It’s okay to take preventative measures and to employ some pest control methods yourself, but it should always be in addition to the help of professionals. Do give us a call at 403.262.1666 and we’ll get started on a pest control plan for you!