Need pest control services to help fight infestation in your home? Here’s everything you need to know before hiring professional pest control.

If you’re a homeowner in Florida, you know every summer comes with a fair share of pest problems. As the weather gets warm, pests such as termites, rodents, and flies invade your property as they thrive during the sunny temperatures. 

The most common household pests are ants, mosquitoes, and cockroaches. Ants can nest around your windows, driveways, and all over your lawn. Mosquitoes usually hang around sources of standing water, such as birdbaths or wetlands. Cockroaches are generally found indoors, crawling around in your bathroom, kitchens, and basement areas.

If any of these pests infest your home, they can make your property uncomfortable and vulnerable to viruses or bacteria. As a homeowner, you want to keep your property pest-free to continue enjoying the sunny weather without an annoying hindrance. To achieve that, you’ll either need to learn the best pest control methods to create a DIY pest control management system for protecting your home or hire professional pest control services.

What Are the Best Methods of Pest Control?

To effectively get rid of a pest, you’ll need to know its lifestyle and weaknesses. Once you’ve learned everything about your household invader, there are three pest control methods you can use for your home:

Biological Pest Control

Introducing the pest’s natural enemies (parasites, predators, and pathogens) into your environment can affect their ability to breed and reduce infestation. With this method, you can free your home of pests and protect your family from the potential hazards of pesticides.

Physical Pest Control

Predator traps and baits are effective methods of pest control. Baiting traps with biodegradable poisons such as sodium fluoroacetate can also help stop an infestation. Other forms of organic pest control include oil sprays and insecticidal soap.

Hygiene Control

You can control pests by practicing good hygiene around the home. Pests are rarely seen in clean households with no natural environment to reproduce. Disposing of leftover food, regularly cleaning your household, and ensuring your yard has proper drainage can discourage pests from infesting your property.

What Does a Pest Control Service Do?

Pest control services utilize various methods and treatments to eradicate and prevent unwanted pests from invading your property. Most pest control professionals incorporate biological, chemical, and physical pest control tools to help you get rid of pests without harming your home. A pest control expert can help you create the best pest management routine to shield your home from unwanted pests.

If you’re in the greater Tampa-Clearview-St. Petersburg area and need pest control solutions to protect your property, call Tri-S Pest Control at 1-813-694-1446 today!