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What To Expect After You Have A Pest Evaluation

Pest evaluations can be nerve-wracking. Not only are you going to have a stranger look through your house, but you also have to worry about what the verdict will be. However, if you have a pest infestation, it’s better to have someone take a look at your problem as soon as possible, then try to delay the inevitable. When a pest control specialist visits your house to look for signs of pests, here is how the process will go.

The Evaluation

When the pest control professional comes to your house, they will usually make a brief introduction and give you some time to voice any concerns. Then they will begin their search of the home. They’ll often start with an entry point inspection, as this is the most important part of defending your home from pests. The professional will check around doors, pipes, windows, crawl spaces and any other places where the outside meets the inside.

Then they will do a yard examination and search for overgrown lawns, branches touching the house, and other potential opportunities for pest infestations. They will conclude with a moisture check, using a humidity sensor around the darker, less aerated parts of the house to see how much water is in the air.

What Happens Next?

When the inspection is done, the pest control professional will take a few moments to tabulate their notes before coming up with a final verdict and deciding on a treatment plan. Then, they will go over their findings with you. This has three parts. First, they will tell you exactly what situation you’re in regarding the pests in your house. Then they will go over some of the steps you can take yourself to reduce the number of pests you have and keep others from coming in.

Then they will tell you what treatment plan they have decided on and how they are going to clear your house of unwanted guests. The first step of their treatment plan usually won’t begin that day, and they’ll schedule a date sometime later in the week, giving you time to prepare. Then, all you have to do is wait.

For a lot of people, the only thing they want in their homes less than pests is pest control specialists. It may feel uncomfortable giving so much liberty of your property to someone you’ve never met before but remember, pest control specialists are well-trained and want to help. They have your best interest in mind. For more information, or to receive quality pest control services, contact Pinpoint Pest Control today.

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