An exterminator can be called upon at any time for assistance in any pest problem. A pest control technician may be called to check a client’s home or business for termites, ants, and other pests. Sometimes, exterminators visit client homes or businesses to check for visible signs of pests and then utilize the right method to get rid of the pest or, in most cases, eradicate the infestation. The methods may vary depending on the type of infestation. In many cases, exterminators will use chemicals in order to eliminate the colony.
Many people may imagine an exterminator in a green suit pumping out rounds of pesticides or chemicals to kill pests. However, the majority of exterminators work with pests by applying specially formulated chemicals. These chemicals may be purchased online, at a local hardware store, or a pest control technician may apply them directly. Most exterminators prefer to apply their pesticides and chemicals in a contained area. This allows the chemicals to remain contained while spraying the area and reduces the risk of accidental exposure.
While a pest exterminator may utilize a high-pressure hose to spray pesticides, this is not the only method of extermination. Sometimes, an exterminator will make use of heat to get rid of an infestation. This can be achieved in a number of ways, including placing buckets of boiling water over the pests, or using fans or dryers to create hot air that is inhaled by the insects. This method is often used to get rid of black flies and ants.
Pests that can be eradicated with heat treatments include ants, which are killed by being exposed to extreme temperatures. These treatments can also be used to get rid of pesky fleas and ticks, and may be used on pets or small animals. Some exterminators choose to use gas pellets, which are placed under the ants’ feet and explodes with pinpoint accuracy to kill them. These methods, while killing the insects, leave behind live insects that are not affected by the treatment and can escape.
When an exterminator has an infestation problem, he will want to find out the source of entry points for the insects. This may require him to visit the home, so an inspection of the inside of the home is necessary. This inspection is necessary because it allows an exterminator to determine if there are mechanical issues causing the entry points of the pests, such as cracks or crevices. If there are structural problems, then it may be necessary to replace or repair portions of the wall or floor that are weak in construction.
If there is structural damage to a home, but no infestation problem, an exterminator may decide to clean the structure. While this may seem like a risky option, many companies offer pest control services that clean homes without causing an infestation problem by removing the existing pests. By removing these pests from the structure, many times the homeowner is able to avoid another costly pest exterminator treatment.