PEST PREVENTION IN THE DOMESTIC ENVIRONMENT
Realistically it would be correct to state that approximately 90 percent of good pest control can be accredited to good hygiene.
During the surveying process undertaken by NPC Pest Prevention Surveyor’s, harbourage and food source will have been noted and the removal of these is the first port of call in any programme of pest prevention.
Prior to using chemical or other techniques the cleaning of the household should always be a top priority. Therefore the commencement of a regular cleaning programme would be discussed with the homeowner where required. In addition as water is an essential element for pest survival, leaking pipes or roofs should be attended to as a matter of urgency.
When looking at the domestic environment the most common pests which cause concern to home owners are rats, mice, squirrels, ants, cloths moths, fleas, wasps, cockroaches, bedbugs, flies, carpet beetles, house dust mites, silverfish and flour moths.
Prevention however, is always the first step when reviewing pest control and therefore a clean environment is essential, with attention paid to all surfaces and floors. Particular attention being paid to wall to floor joints in kitchen areas and areas adjacent to cooking equipment, in order to ensure no food debris is evident. Work surfaces and cupboards should be regularly cleaned. Regular visits to the vet to advise on flea treatment for pets should also be undertaken.
Unfortunately, even in the cleanest of homes and undertaking all the recommended advice occasionally problems will occur. Therefore when this happens the experts at NPC Pest Prevention Solutions are on hand to advise and provide free, no obligation quotations.
To obtain assistance please do not hesitate to contact us:-
Nottinghamshire 0115 9872968
Derbyshire 0845 0754866
Leicestershire 0116 2867210
National 0115 9872968
The NPC Surveyors and Technicians are trained to BPCA (British Pest Control Association) standards and are able to provide expert advice on all pest control issues.