General Pest Control
Procedures Identifying Problems
Procedures to identifying and solving pest problems.
- Observe and inspect the property for conducive conditions (conditions that provide harborage or that pests prefer vegetation, mulch beds, etc.)
- Identify the pests that are causing the problem and identify ways to prevent the cause of the problem.
- Look for ways to correct the conditions that are causing the problem to proliferate. (id. structural problems, entry points and sanitation improvement possibilities)
- Choose the best method or methods to help alleviate the conditions that are providing pest the opportunity to invade like failed door sweeps, openings around dryer vents, thresholds not sealed..etc.
Initial Treatment Procedures
We first analyze the information given to us by our client by:
- Listening to our clients’ pest issues and then analyze, and inspect the property.
- Identifying real and potential pest problems.
- Choosing the best method to rectify or prevent the pest problem.
Performing Control Methods:
- Exterior treatment also known as Primary Barrier Treatment includes structure and yard.
- We use a Webster brush and pole to remove spider webs and wasp nests.
- We treat weep holes with an insect dust retardant.
- We granulate all impervious surfaces.
- We apply liquid products on the lawn, flower beds and shrubs.
- We apply liquid products around entry points (ie. windows, doors, eaves and slabs)
- We use granular bait on ant mounds or interior secondary barriers.
- We apply product along the crack/crevice between the baseboard and floor.
- We apply around windows sills and where the walls meet up to the ceiling.
- We bait for pest that require it.
- We fog the attic with a “green” product repellant.
- We place insect monitors at the entry points where the garage door shuts.
Solving Pest Problems
At Jitterbug, we believe that pest control (no matter the type of pest) involves a system that relies on effective, environmentally sensitive and a common sense approach.
We combine comprehensive pest information with available control methods to manage pest problems with the least possible hazard to people, property and the environment.
Consider us, like visiting a doctor.
To prescribe treatment, a doctor must correctly diagnose the problem and determine the extent of the problem as well as the potential of the problem worsening without treatment.
Now the doctor must then use this information, along with applicable treatments available for that particular condition.
In Pest Control, we call this process, “Integrated Pest Management”, the foundation of a successful pest control.
While many other companies simply spray the exterior and call the problem solved, we use informed, educated, caring employees to identify and solve pest problems.
Using “IPM”, we first identify the pest and gather information about the clients’ concerns.
By the way, you don’t have to have an infestation in order to call us.
Prevention is even more important that solving the issue.
After identifying the pest, we then choose the best method of control for the situation after considering the safety, effectiveness, environmental effects and cost of each method.