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Before and After Pest Control Treatment Boise, Idaho
Before and After Pest Control Treatment Boise, ID
Pest Control
Oct 20, 2023

Before and After Your Pest Control Treatment

Need pest control in Boise ID ? Not sure what to expect? Here’s a look at how to plan for your pest control treatment, both before the exterminators arrive and after they leave.

Before Pest Control Service

Check out these tips on how to prepare for pest control treatment.

Protect Your Pets

Pets are often sensitive to chemicals and fumigators, so make sure you keep them out of the house during the treatment process. Have them stay with a neighbor or board them. Also, store their toys and bedding in safe, untreated areas.

Clear Your Kitchen Countertops

Clear off your kitchen countertops, and put away utensils, glasses, and cups. Wrap countertop appliances in plastic. Store food securely in lidded containers.

Clear Obstacles

To ensure the technicians can safely and easily access the treatment area, clear the walkway of any obstacles such as toys and furniture. This will avoid tripping hazards.

Cover Open Items

Cover all exposed items like razors, toothbrushes, makeup, toiletries, and other personal belongings. Pack up toys and clothes, and cover large furniture such as tables, sofas, and chairs with plastic.

Remove Indoor Plants

Your indoor plants are vulnerable to chemicals in the air just like your pets are. Take them out of the home while treatment is occurring.

After Your Pest Control Service

Here’s what to do after your Boise exterminator leaves.

Clean the Area

While you don’t want to remove the treatment that the exterminator left behind, you will want to lightly clean the area, and then get back into a regular cleaning routine to make sure the pests don’t come back. To avoid being overwhelmed, focus on a starting point and go from there so you can keep track of what you have done.

Wipe Down Kitchen Surfaces

Insects are drawn to liquids such as oil and spilled wine. Make sure the kitchen and pantry are both dry and wipe all surface areas after using water or spilling juice. Wipe down the kitchen cabinets before putting anything back.

Wash the Dishes

Wash and dry your dishes before storing them. Then do the same to your kitchen sink to avoid further pest infestation.

Wipe Down Windows and Walls

Using a damp cloth, wipe the window surfaces and walls to remove dust and chemicals. Blend one part water and one part vinegar and use this to clean your doorknobs, walls, drawers, and windows.

Discard Uncovered Food Items

If your exterminator had to spray chemicals and fumigants to get rid of pests and you noticed that you failed to cover food items, throw them away. Going forward, be careful about leaving food out, which can attract pests from ants to roaches.

Vacuum and Steam Furniture

You may come across dead bugs after treatment. Using a vacuum, suck up those dead pests in furniture and cabinets. You may also want to get your furniture and upholstery steam cleaned.

Contact Eco Pest Control

Call our Boise exterminators for more tips on how to prepare for our visit, as well as what to do afterwards. Get a free quote and schedule an inspection today when you contact us at 208-600-8734 or complete our online form.

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11650 Fairview Ave
Boise, Idaho 83713
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