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Tips To Prepare For Insect Pest Treatment

Pest treatment is a difficult undertaking. Besides getting rid of the insects themselves, there is a lot to be said for preparing your home. Knowing what steps to take in advance will go a long way to saving you time and effort later on. If you’re about to have insect pest treatment in your home, here are a few tips on how to prepare.

Getting ready for insect pest treatment

One of the main reasons you should prepare your home for insect pest treatment is simple. If you have insects, your exterminator is most likely going to use insecticide in and around your home. In addition to this, you may also need to have fumigation chemicals dispersed throughout the property. You are going to want to prevent these compounds from coming into contact with household items as much as possible. To avoid this, there are a few things you can do.

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To start with, clear your kitchen counters. Everything should be removed, including all food, appliances, cutlery and crockery. Then, wipe these counters down. By the time you’re done, the counters should be completely empty. Pack all food into the fridge and cupboards that shut tightly. If possible, you should store food in airtight plastic containers first. Basically, you don’t want anything left out in your kitchen, especially food.

Do thorough cleaning and storage beforehand

Make sure your floors and cleared and clean. You don’t have to remove large pieces of furniture, but remove smaller items. In addition, store away things like computers and especially place children’s toys in airtight boxes. The entire affected area of the house should be clean and clutter-free before undergoing pest treatment. Vacuum all floors and store away anything made from paper. Fumigation chemicals can damage paper, so pack your books away.

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Next, you may also want to avoid leaving clothing lying exposed. Go through the house and gather up all clothing and towels etc., placing them in tightly closing cupboards. Along with this, you should remove all your bedding. Something else you’ll want to do is clear away exposed knick-knacks. This includes anything left on tables, bedside cabinets, dressing tables etc.

The basic idea is that you want your house as clear and clean as possible before insect pest treatment. Doing this greatly increases your chances of thoroughly getting rid of the pests. It also protects your food and intimate belongings from contact with insecticide, making the clean-up job easier once the treatment is over. Finally, consult with your exterminator before the big day. They will be happy to give you instructions for getting your home ready, and their guidance should be followed carefully.


Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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