If you have pest infestation that must be handled by an exterminator, you shouldn't just call him or her and hope for the best. You need to prepare your house for the exterminator's arrival. This involves making your house (all rooms to be treated) accessible to the exterminator for treatment. Here are five factors to ensure this is the case:
Electronic appliances and wiring are some of the biggest hurdles to room accessibility. Therefore, unplug them all for the duration of the extermination. Remove the cables, power extensions and any electrical wiring that may bar the exterminator from doing his or her work. If you cannot remove some cables, fold or tie them up cables neatly.
Closets are some of the biggest dens of pests. This is especially true if you rarely disturb the items in your closets, or their interiors are dark. Therefore, remove everything, such as towels and coats, from the closets so that the exterminator can clear any pests hiding in them.
Move Things Away From the Wall
The areas between your house contents, such as pieces of furniture, and the wall, tend to harbor many pests. Therefore, make them accessible by moving things away from the wall. Push television cabinets, sofa seat sets, and beds from the perimeter of the rooms towards the center of their respective centers.
Empty Wooden Storage Places
Wooden storage places such as dressers, nightstands, and bookshelves also form good habitats for small insects. Therefore, if it's possible, empty these storage places so that the extermination pesticide can reach them. Removing all items from these places reduces the number of hiding places the pests may run to when the exterminator begins his or her work.
Protect Delicate Items
If you have delicate items that can easily be broken or damaged when the exterminator is working, keep them away until after the treatment. For one, leaving them exposed increases the risk of damage. Secondly, the exterminator may shy away (especially if you aren't around to offer guidance) from treating the areas around your delicate items for fear of damaging them. That is not good for you since it may prevent the elimination of the bothersome pests from your house.
Ask the exterminator for specific preparation instructions. You need to cooperate with him or her so that the extermination goes smoothly and you go back to living in a pest-free house. Remember to follow the post-extermination instructions to avoid any negative reactions from the drugs used in the extermination.
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