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If you have a pest problem in your home or place of business, you would need a professional pest control service to take care of it. When it comes to professional pest control and management services, homeowners and business owners often wonder how effective the results are going to be. In simple terms, you would want to know whether all properties achieve the same results from such a service?

Are Pest Control Results the Same for All Properties?

The simple and straightforward answer to this question is ‘No’. This is because there are many factors at play. The results of a pest control service for your home or office may not be the same as for others. These key factors are as follows:

1. Location

Pests are particularly attracted to homes and buildings located in bushy wet areas. This is especially true for cockroaches and spiders, as they thrive in places with lots of moisture and greenery. While these pests also infest dry locations, the chances of nesting and foraging are greater in the above-mentioned areas.

2. Neighbourhood or Surrounding Environment

Your neighbouring properties or the surrounding environment also act as an important factor in the effectiveness of the pest control service your home receives. The frequency and quality of pest control services received by our neighbours also affect your results.

If you are located close to a park, school, or river, your pest problem is likely to be more severe. Rodents, spiders, mosquitos, and cockroaches are more likely to create a problem for you.

3. Effectiveness of Proofing

Proofing refers to the effectiveness of tasks such as:

  • Sealing off gaps
  • Closing off holes
  • Closing off any entry points

While there may be noting lacking in the pest control measures taken, proofing is sometimes ignored or improper or non-comprehensive. The structure of your home or commercial building is important. When a building has many gaps that need proofing, it can create more complex Pest problems such as:

  • Rodents
  • Possums
  • Birds

These pests may still be entering your home through wall cavities or roof voids even when you have implemented effective pest control measures.

4. Clutter

Pests love clutter, both inside and outside of your home. Clutter provides them with everything they need to thrive, including:

  • Shelter
  • Food
  • Nesting grounds

Infestations can continue undetected in a cluttered environment. Besides, your pest control service may not be as effective as it should be. Cluttered storage areas such as basements, garages, or unwanted boxes, toys, and timber stacked against the side of your building can make the service less effective and delay the expected results.

5. Housekeeping Issues

In many scenarios, housekeeping issues can be the biggest factor determining the severity of pest infestations. Lack of proper housekeeping in kitchens can cause an uncontrolled infestation of German cockroaches. While your professional pest control service provider applies all the measures and products, you should play your part by taking the following steps as part of a regular housekeeping routine:

  • Mopping and vacuuming floors
  • Cleaning dishes
  • Wiping down benchtops
  • Sealing off food packets
  • Keeping pet foods in closed plastic containers

So, when it comes to removing a pest problem or preventing pests from returning, you will need something more than just hiring the services of a professional pest control service. You are also needed to take some steps to ensure the best results.

If you are looking for an experienced pest control service provider, Sydney Pest Crew can take care of all aspects of your project. We can develop a customised pest control management program while also suggesting changes and improvements to ensure optimal results. If you want to discuss your pest problems and concerns with us, call us at 0415 682 988 or write to us.