How To Prepare for Pest Inspection and Treatment Services

Sierra Vista Exterminators offers monthly, bi-monthly, and one-time services to our clients in Tulare County, California, and surrounding areas. To ensure an efficient and effective pest control treatment here are quick and easy steps to follow:

  • Remove any items from under the sinks in the bathrooms and kitchen.
  • Remove any items within two feet of the exterior of the house.
  • Move any items away from the garage walls to the center of the garage (This should eliminate a recommendation for further inspection of the garage walls.)
  • Trim back any bushes or ground cover that conceals the walls or foundation.

Ant Treatment

Here are a few things to keep in mind while preparing for an ant treatment:

  • If you are currently spraying over-the-counter products, please discontinue them because they will interfere with our non-repellent treatment and can decrease the effectiveness.
  • Trim any branches or limbs that extend out over or near your house walls or your roofline (ants can crawl from these onto your house bypassing the areas we have treated).
  • Clean areas where you see ants with soap and water (we will be using baits and they won’t be effective if other food sources are available).
  • Seal all cracks and openings around the structure, such as cracks in the house foundation, walls, etc. (not necessary before treatment, but is an integrated approach that will help eliminate further occurrences).

German Roaches

We advise our clients to follow these instructions to prepare for our German roach treatments:

  • Kitchen cabinets, pantries, stove storage compartments, and bathroom vanities should be free of any stored items before treatment.
  • All items that have been removed from the above areas and other items stored near the area of treatment, should be covered before treatment.
  • Items may be placed back into cabinets 2-3 hours after treatment is completed.

Flea Control

The cooperation of the homeowner is critical for effective flea control. We require thorough home cleaning before the treatment. Keep in mind these instructions before and after our service:

  • Pick everything up off the floor such as clothes, boxes, shoes, etc.
  • Vacuum floors, carpets, rugs, upholstered furniture, and baseboards.
  • The sweeping should be disposed of immediately to
    prevent re-infestation.
  • Vacuum bag contents should be placed in an airtight plastic bag and disposed of in your outdoor garbage can.
  • Treat pets with animal products like Frontline preferably before scheduling a service.
  • After treatment vacuum at least 3 times in the first week.

Mice and Rats Infestation

We advise our clients to keep human and pet food in sealed containers for rodent infestations. This includes grains such as birdseed and other food that might be stored outside or inside your home.

Avoid using paper bags for storage because rodents can chew through this material. We recommend a plastic jug, storage container, or gallon bucket with a strong lid to store your food items. Other things to keep in mind include:

  • Seal cracks around your house foundation.
  • Keep doors closed and garage doors down when possible.
  • Check to see if your garage door seals at the bottom.
  • Check seals on the bottoms of all entry doors to make sure they have rubber weather seals, which will also prevent the entry of pests.

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