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The only living things living on your property should be the ones invited to do so. Your family and pets? Absolutely welcome. Anything else should be asked to leave. Alas, many creatures won’t respond to your polite request. The only way to get rid of them will be to take action.

If your home is at risk of pests, then you’ll need to ensure that pest control forms part of your schedule. It won’t be the most glamorous part of owning a home, sure, but it is essential; you can’t enjoy your property to the max if you suspect that there are pests in your house.

In this blog, we’ll run through the basics of pest control, including what it is and how often it should be done. 

What Is Pest Control?

Pest control is just what it sounds like: the control of pests! It’s a way to ensure that any unwelcome insects and rodents are kept well away from your property. In nearly all cases, it’s best to work with a reputable company that offers a pest control service. This will ensure that the job is completed to the highest possible standards; it’ll be safe and effective and will allow you to live in your home without worrying that there are insects and rodents crawling around. 

Quarterly Service

It would be nice if we could protect our homes against pests just once and then have that be the end of it. Alas, that’s not how it works. While your home will be free of pests following your pest control service, that treatment won’t last forever. Even the best methods begin to lose their effectiveness after a few months.

The other reason to do this is that the types of pests that infest a home can change throughout the year. At one time of the year, you might have an issue with insects. At other times of the year, it could be rats or raccoons. 

As such, it’s recommended that you work with a pest control company every quarter; or in other words, four times a year. This is especially recommended if you live in an area where homes are prone to infestation. 

Whenever You Spot A Problem

Of course, a quarterly service is not a hard and fast rule. Many homeowners don’t make pest control a priority, and that could well be fine if you don’t live in a home that is at risk of pests. However, that doesn’t mean that it’ll never happen. 

While we suggest that you carry out pest control every three months or so, at the bare minimum, you should hire a pest control company whenever you suspect that you have a problem. The sooner it is that you handle the problem, the less likely it is that your home will have major problems and issues. 

Why You Need A Pest Control Service

It’s possible to limit the chances of pests entering your home yourself. But it’s much better to work with a pest control service, and in some cases, it’ll be your only option (it’s illegal to relocate some wildlife, for instance). Other advantages of using a pest control service include:

Efficient Identification and Removal

An expert team will identify the extent of the pest infestation and remove the pests efficiently and safely.

Sealing the Source

You can’t help prevent future pest issues by making it more difficult for them to get into your home. A good company will identify the entrance point for the pests and take steps to seal the source.

Experienced Stuff

You can add pest control products yourself, but because of the nature of these types of products, it’s best to leave it in the hands of someone who knows what they’re doing; this will help reduce the likelihood of damage to your house.

Final Thoughts

It would be nice to think that our homes would never be subject to a pest invasion. But the truth is that it’s always possible, especially when you live in Toronto. This is an area, after all, where it’s common for raccoons to set up camp in a person’s attic. 

If you’re looking for pest control services in the Toronto area, then be sure to get in touch with us here at Swat Wildlife. Our experienced, expert team has all the skills you need to have peace of mind that you live in a pest-free home. You can get in touch with us by calling 416-792-5181 or by clicking the ‘Contact’ button at the top of this page. 

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