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How Often Should You Spray for Pest Control?

Prevention is better than treatment when it comes to pest control. With most pests getting into our homes when we least expect them, creating a year-round barrier is vital. Many factors determine how often you should spray for pest control, but what is most important is that the pests go away from your home and stay away for good.

Level of Infestation

Some pests invade in large numbers, and they come ready to destroy. An example is the termites that destroy your wooden structures leaving you with huge losses. For such kinds of infestation, you have to treat your home every month for a thorough clean up. Failure to spray often may lead to the reemergence of the colonies and extreme damage to your property.

Types of Pests

Most types of spider are easy to detect, spray, and get rid of in our homes. Other pests, however, like German cockroaches are resistant to most chemicals and require regular treatment to keep them away. A comparison between the two pests shows a need to apply monthly treatments for the stubborn insects and apply quarterly barriers for pests that are seasonal in our homes.

Size of Property

It is recommended that large properties with many secluded places be inspected and sprayed every month. Smaller buildings that are easy to monitor daily can benefit from the quarterly spraying of the perimeters.

Types of Chemicals

The types of chemicals you are using also determines how often you should spray for pest control. Pests react differently to various types of chemicals. Others even gain resistance to certain pesticides over time. It is, therefore, essential to adjust the application processes of the pesticide over time.

The adjustments may also require checking for the effects of weather changes to the action of the chemicals. A wash down of some chemicals may require a repeat application especially during the rainy season.

Clean Surroundings

A clean surrounding is less likely to experience massive pest infestation. The spraying procedures can be done quarterly or even semi-annually depending on the environment.

To maintain a clean surrounding, ensure that the surfaces are cleaned regularly, food items are well covered, and that your waste is disposed of correctly.

Areas of Application

It is vital to create a pest barrier all around our properties. But some areas, like the indoors, are sensitive and special care should be taken when spraying. If you have children and pets around, you may want to have the inside of your home sprayed less frequently. The areas that can benefit from the monthly sprays are the lawns and perimeters of the house.

Contact Bamboo Pest Control

Consult the professionals at Bamboo Pest Control for insights on how often you should spray for pest control. We are well equipped with knowledge on specific pest behavior and can offer the best advice on the timing of applications.

 

 

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Pest Control in the Age the Coronavirus

The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the world by storm. Health officials have implemented several safety measures in order to flatten the curve of its transmission. People everywhere are trying to stay 6 feet apart and to avoid all unnecessary contact. Unfortunately, bugs do not care about social distancing. They are making more and more of an appearance as summer draws near.

Can I Still Have Pest Control During The Coronavirus Outbreak?

Yes, it is still safe to maintain your current pest control program during the coronavirus outbreak. On March 19, 2020, the US Department of Homeland Security declared that the pest control industry is essential for providing services that maintain the safety and sanitation of businesses and residences. We are continuing to monitor all national and local safety guidelines. We are happy to continue meeting the needs of our pest control customers throughout Utah.

How We Are Doing Our Part

Here are three ways that Bamboo Pest Control is safely helping our customers stay bug free this year:

  • All Bamboo Pest Control employees who are exhibiting coronavirus-like or respiratory illness symptoms must stay home.
  • Personal protective equipment such as gloves and hand sanitizer are available for all of our employees.
  • Our technicians are only performing outside pest control services unless we receive a specific request to service the inside in received in advance. In that case, technicians must wear a mask and gloves and to maintain a distance of 6 feet from others.

You Can Count On Us

Household bugs such as spiders, ants, wasps, and mice are still going about their regular routine, This makes pest control during the coronavirus just as important. You can count on Bamboo Pest Control as a leading provider of pest control in Utah. We will protect your home from unwanted insects and rodents and give you the peace of mind that you need during these uncertain times. Schedule your next pest control visit today by calling 385-429-2847.

 

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Do we need to Spray Pest Control Inside Structures?

The answer of whether or not pest control should be sprayed inside a home, office, or other structure depends on a variety of factors.  These may include the kinds of pests you are dealing with, the environment, and the safety measures that will be taken.  Before you can decide on whether to use a pesticide indoors or not, here are a few pointers for your consideration;

The Kind of Pests You are Dealing With

Small infestations of pests like rats in the house may not warrant you to spray a chemical. Glue boards can be used to trap and eliminate most of these pests. Other pests such as ants and spiders who may live in the wall voids may warrant spraying pest control inside in addition to a barrier that can be sprayed outside of a structure.

The Environment

Pests prefer to stay where it is warm and cosy so you may notice more pests indoors in the winter in places like Utah, where pests prefer to warmth of your home or office compared to the cold outdoors. This may necessitate spraying pest control inside structures.  

How to Safely Use Pest Control Indoors

If you decide to use a pesticide indoors, there are certain conditions to fulfill before, during, and after application.

  • Cover or remove food and other movable kitchen items before the spraying begins.
  • Keep your pets away from the house when applying the pesticides.
  • Apply the pesticides in the right areas like the door hinges, floor, or sliding board.
  • Avoid spraying pesticides in areas where people are in close contact with.
  • Close the doors before spraying. Leave the house for a while for the spray to take effect, then come back and open the doors and windows and clean the floor.

There are risks associated with using a pesticide indoors. The most common one would be the inhaling of the spray or vapor during application. There is also the possibility of direct contact through contaminated hands or skin contacts.Because of the health hazards that are associated with chemical use, it is essential that you seek immediate medical attention in case of harmful contact. Simple first aid procedures like cleaning the affected area with water will help reduce the severity of the reactions. If you are still worried about whether you made wrongful contact with the chemicals, here are some symptoms to check out for;

  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • dizziness
  • muscle cramps
  • fatigue
  • sweating

It is because of the risks associated with spraying pest control inside that it is important to seek the help of pest control professionals. The exterminators at Bamboo Servicing have gained knowledge on how to handle and administer pesticides safely. They will keep your family and environment safe.

 

 

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Going Green with Organic Pest Control Methods

It is possible to keep creepy pests away while still maintaining a safe environment. Organic pest control methods have been around for years, and with technological advances, it is now easy to apply the best green pest control techniques. Going green on pest control methods is all about having a clean environment. It is for this reason that every organic pest control method you use must be safe around people, animals, soil, and runoff water.

So, what are some of the reasons of choosing an organic pest control system?

1. Organic Pesticides Utilize Essential Oils

Most organic essential oils are readily available products. Neem oil is available in most stores and efficiently works by eradicating pests through altering their growth cycle.

There is also the use of eucalyptus oil for flying insects like the bees, flies, or wasps — a mix of eucalyptus oil and water act as an excellent repellent for most bugs around the home.

What about the problematic crawling ants? Well, for this, you can periodically apply a mix of citrus oil and cayenne pepper to keep them away. You can also place cloves and ground coffee on their trails to disrupt their pheromone trail.

Many other oils eradicate pests. A search through the internet will reveal the best fit for each job.

2. Organic Pest Control Targets Specific Pests

Most natural pesticides work in harmony with nature. They eradicate dangerous or annoying bugs while maintaining useful ones. Organic pest control methods are mostly in use on farms where both the destructive and important pests live in the soil.

The organic pesticides are also useful in ridding the bugs within days of their application. Their viability gives them an advantage over the chemical pesticides whose viability only lasts for a while.

3.  A Safe Environment

Having a safe environment is the main reason we use organic matters. You can have the peace of mind that children and pets will not suffer adverse effects in case of contact. Organic chemicals are also safe around runoff waters. In the case of rain, you do not have to worry about introducing harmful chemicals into the drainage and other water sources.

4. Organics are Easy to Implement

Organics are easy to constitute and most of the instructions are readily available around us. It is possible to carry out the process of constitution and application all by yourself without seeking the help of exterminators. All you have to do is learn the underlying trends of the bugs and know their preferred scents and tastes. You can then do research on the organic pest control oils that can eradicate each and apply accordingly.

Organic pest control methods are the best do-it-yourself remedies for home pests. They may, however, not work at all times and the services of a pest control company may be needed. The experts at Bamboo Pest Control, located in Pleasant Grove, Utah, can greatly improve your chances of success when going green.

5. The Best Solution

Working with an experienced and Eco-friendly pest control company is your best bet. Although you may want to go find the eco-friendly solutions and do it yourself, a company that is capable and experienced can do it at a far better price and quicker than you will be able to. Bamboo Pest Control is one of the leaders in Utah for Eco-friendly pest control. Contact us today and get your fast free quote to know how we can help protect your home and the environment around your home!

Bamboo Pest Control

385-429-2847

Leaders in Utah Eco-Friendly Pest Control!

 

 

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Pest Control Companies Vs Do-It-Yourself

Not all pest problems require the same pest eradication techniques. The type of pests you are dealing with will determine the pest control methods that you use. If you are dealing with small infestations like the sighting of one spider, then do-it-yourself (DIY) pest control methods may apply. But infestation of termites, rodents, or bedbugs requires the help of a professional exterminator. So, what should you consider when choosing between pest control companies vs. do-it-yourself procedures?

Effectiveness

You want the crawlies out of your home, and you want them gone for good. DIY procedures work effectively but only for small infestations. If you are dealing with stubborn bugs, then the best way to completely get rid of them is to use commercial grade pesticides from a pest control company.

Exterminators have the knowledge and training on different species of pests. They are aware of bug species that are resistant to certain chemicals. They are up to date with current trends on fast and effective pest control methods.

Satisfaction Guarantee

For DIY methods, you are always gambling with the possibility of the chemicals getting rid of bugs. The return policies for the compound may not be clear, and you have to purchase new ones if the previous batch is ineffective.

Some pest control companies offer 100% guaranteed satisfaction on their services. Some also have the option of touch up services, at no extra cost, in case the pests return. Others even have a money back guarantee if the pests persist after several applications.  The guarantees build trust on the type of pest elimination processes they use.

Costs

It can be cheaper to purchase and personally apply pest control products from the store. With DIY pest control, there are no pest inspections and no identification charges — no extra costs of selection or application of the pesticides. But if you are dealing with stubborn bugs, then several purchases of different ineffective chemicals are expensive.

Pest control companies may be expensive initially. But their knowledge in the fast elimination of pests will prove cheaper in the long run.

Expertise

There are some obvious differences in expertise between pest control companies vs do-it-yourself pest control. It can be time-consuming to start learning about certain pests. Learning becomes even more difficult when you have to go through several web pages to extract any up-to-date information. You will be lucky if you gain the same type of information from one research, but sometimes, confusing data is what you will get.

On the other hand, the training and knowledge of most pest control companies are time-saving. They will investigate, diagnose, and give remedial solutions to your problems in a short time. They are constantly searching for changes in pest behavior to make their work easy and fast.

Convenience and Risks

DIY pest control methods seem convenient. You only need to visit the store, buy the pesticide, apply, and wait for a reaction on the pests. DIY pest control methods, however, come with risks. Handling of chemicals may lead to respiratory problems if inhaled. Getting the wrong mix of the chemical combination may also be a problem that can lead to non-elimination of pests and other health hazards.

However, using a pest control company for your pest elimination needs often ends up being more convenient and less risky than DIY pest control. You can easily set up reoccurring service visits and sign up for auto pay on your services so that there is little thought required to make sure that your home remains pest free.  Companies are also knowledgeable about how to apply the chemicals to reduce risks. They understand the risks of breathing commercial grade pesticides and will advise you on the best practices to avoid health problems.

Conclusion

There are advantages to both pest control companies vs do-it-yourself pest control. Your choice should, however, be determined by the type of pests in your home, as well as the conveniences you want to enjoy and the risks you want to avoid. Small infestations of easy-to-eliminate bugs can benefit from do-it-yourself processes. Stubborn bugs and large infestations will only benefit from the help of professional pest control companies. If you live along the Wasatch Front in Utah, Bamboo Servicing is your best bet for a professional pest control company that can take on virtually any pest problem. Contact Bamboo today at 385-429-2847.

 

 

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