Whether you’re an arachnophobe or a friend of nature, no one likes seeing bugs within their own living space. 

Seeing a beautiful spider web with morning dew in the forest when you’re hiking is completely different than encountering a Wolf Spider in the shower. Indoor insects are not fun for anyone, which is why finding the best in-home pest spray is so important. 

There are a few factors you’ll want to consider before going to Walmart to buy pest repellents. First off, you want to choose a pest spray that is family, pet, and plant-friendly. Non-toxic insect killers are essential if you want to keep everyone happy and healthy. 

Second, remember that prevention is better than treatment. Yes, you want to treat the problem no matter when it occurs, but when it comes to bug infestations, preventative methods work best while saving you time and money in the long run. 

Rather than spraying a pest spray from the storeConsider the “Home Protection Plan” First

Before you visit the home and garden section at your local store, first consider a home protection plan instead.

Rather than spraying a pest spray from the store and hoping for the best, these professionals will cover every possible entry point, covering all cracks and crevices to ensure proper pest control. 

The Home Protection Plan will provide you with 3 guaranteed scheduled visits per year, covering peak pest seasons. These scheduled treatments cover over 40 different pest types, including wasps, mice, and spiders. It will even include ants. 

Since termites are common and incredibly destructive, The Pest Rangers will monitor for termite signs at no additional cost. It’s all part of the package. This is all included in The Pest Ranger’s most affordable plan, starting at only $35 per month. 

While The Home Protection Plan includes termite monitoring, you can prevent termites altogether with The Home Protection Plan Premier. Similarly, you can add on bed bug prevention by upgrading to The Home Protection Plus + plan. 

How Do I Prepare For Your Scheduled Pest Control Visit?

While you don’t have to ensure that your home is spotless, there are a few important steps you can take to prepare for an in-home pest control visit. 

Seal Away Food in Airtight Containers 

Make sure that any unpackaged food items are sealed in airtight containers or bags. If you have any fresh fruit on your kitchen counters, make sure to seal it up before your pest control visit. Do a final walkthrough and make sure that you don’t have any hard candy or exposed nuts or snacks in bowls anywhere throughout your home. Lastly, make sure to check the kid’s rooms and seal away exposed pet food. Empty your pet’s water bowls. 

Do Some Pest Control-Specific Cleaning

You don’t need to impress your pest-eliminating guests; however, there are some steps you need to take to experience the ultimate pest prevention and elimination experience. Try to take the following steps before your pest control specialist arrives:

  • Vacuum All Carpet and Hard Floor Surfaces
  • Mop All Relevant Hard Surfaces
  • Clean Your Furniture and Vacuum Under Couch and Chair Cushions 
  • For Termites, Move Furniture At Least 3 Feet From Interior Walls
  • For Bed Bugs, Remove All Bed Sheets and Linens
  • Make Sure That There Are No Clothes in the Floor 
  • Don’t Leave Any Sticky Spills Behind

Completing these steps before your scheduled visits helps ensure that all pests are efficiently eliminated and that future infestations are prevented. 

Have A Place for Pets to Go

While The Pest Rangers use non-toxic, pet-friendly in-home pest sprays, it’s best to remove your pet or pets from the treatment area until your pest control specialist is finished. Make arrangements to ensure that your pet or pets are at daycare, staying with a friend, or visiting you at work on your scheduled pest control date. 

remove your pet or pets from the treatment area

What Can I Expect to See After A Pest Control Visit?

Once the spray has been applied, you can expect to see dead bugs as soon as your pest control specialist leaves and for several days post-treatment. Keep in mind though that some pests will display different reactions to bug sprays. This does not mean that the treatment isn’t working. 

Bed Bugs Undergo a Longer Elimination Process

If you’re still seeing bed bugs after your first or even second treatment, don’t be surprised. Bed bugs are difficult to treat because they can hide in areas that are hard to access. While you may only find a few bed bugs before treatment, there are likely many more hiding in cracks and crevices throughout your home. 

An Influx in Pest Activity is Normal!

Don’t panic if you see a line of ants crawling up your wall or a cockroach running across your floor after an in-home pest spray treatment. These are simply unwanted critters that have been hiding in cracks and crevices and within your walls the entire time. Our treatment is flushing them out, and as it does, it’s slowly but surely exterminating these pests in the process. 

Don’t wait until it’s too late. It’s much more beneficial to regularly treat your home or business for pests rather than wait until the damage is extensive. Contact a pest control expert like The Pest Rangers to better ensure your home’s safety and longevity.

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