Pest control in Elk Grove involves a variety of services. Common pests in the area include spiders, fleas, ants, bees, wasps, mice, and rats.
The field technicians will start by examining the client’s property to determine the type of pest, the severity of the infestation, and the location of the pest’s nest. They will then select the appropriate products and equipment for exterminating the pests. During the first visit, they will treat both the exterior and the interior of the property.
The technicians will also advise the homeowner on ways to make his or her property less attractive to pests. For example, the homeowner should seal any cracks to keep pests from getting indoors. He or she should also keep accumulated leaf litter away from the house to prevent an earwig infestation.
In most cases, the technicians will recommend a maintenance program for pest control in Elk Grove. With such a program, they will visit every one or two months to treat the property. After the first visit, the technicians will treat the exterior of the property during subsequent visits. Exterior treatments will include the foundation, doors, windows, garage, yard, and fence lines. Ideally, the resulting “pest barrier” will keep pests from getting indoors. If such is the case, the interior will need only yearly treatments.
The homeowner does not need to be present for exterior treatments, as the technicians will do everything outside. The homeowner will simply need to make certain that the technicians can fully access the treatment area. For instance, he or she will need to leave the gate unlocked.
If it rains or if the ground is heavily saturated with water, the technicians will choose products that will not get washed away. For example, they will use a granular product around the foundation of the house to maintain the pest barrier. They may use a liquid product in protected areas such as covered entrances.