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Buyer Beware: Are You Hiring a Reputable Pest Control Service?

Male Employee of a Reputable Pest Control Service

Although summer is not technically here yet, Florida’s summer started months ago. But these scorching temperatures don’t just bring sunburns and sweat with them. Pests are trying their hardest to seek out the cool temperatures of the inside of your home. It’s the busy season for pest control companies, but pest infestations shouldn’t be your only concern. Each summer season, pest control companies from neighboring states swarm the area and employ predatory business practices to desperate homeowners. How can you ensure that you’re hiring a reputable pest control service and not getting scammed? Let’s discuss the risks involved, and how you can avoid them.

Risks and Repercussions

In school, when you didn’t do your homework, the worst thing that would happen is that you get a bad grade. If you don’t do your homework when hiring a pest control company, it could be a costly mistake.

The main issue with hiring these companies is in their very nature: they are temporary. They are here for the summer season, and then they leave. They have no incentive to fix your pest control issues, because by the time you realize that the issue wasn’t really fixed, they’re gone, taking your hard-earned money with them.

How to Hire a Reputable Pest Control Service

The easiest way to verify that you’re hiring a reputable pest control service is to call them and ask questions. Ask them how long they have been in the area, and where their main headquarters are. Ask for what other service areas they operate.

Asking questions is simply doing your due diligence. Hiring a pest control service requires spending your income to invite people who you don’t know into your home to alleviate potential hazards towards you and your family. Any reputable pest control company will be more than happy to answer your questions thoroughly and truthfully. Worst case scenario, you hang up, and call a different company. Keep your home and your family safe, and trust the experts.

When Rats and Mice Start to Impose, Contact the Orlando Rodent Control Pros

Contact Your Orlando Rodent Control Pros to Mitigate Your Rodent Infestation

Your home is your sanctuary, your refuge, your place of peace. It’s where you see your loved ones. After a long, stressful day at work, it is where you seek comfort and warmth. Unfortunately, some uninvited guests also like to seek your home for refuge and warmth: rodents. But why do they do this, and how do you get rid of mice and rats in your home? Let’s let your Orlando rodent control pros explain exactly why.

Rodent Information

Rodents – such as rats, mice, and squirrels – belong to a very large family. In fact, about 40% of all mammal species are rodents. Many of them seek shelter in the form of dark, warm, cluttered spaces. This is why attic spaces are so desirable as shelter for rodents.

But a rodent infestation should not be left unchecked. Rodents don’t just make a mess of your attic space. Rodents have been known to chew through electrical wiring, which could ruin some of your most expensive household appliances. They also spread disease, which could infect you and your family.

Rodent Mitigation

There are some simple, proactive steps to prevent a rodent infestation in your home in the future. For example, you could inspect your attic space and surrounding home for any small gaps that a rat or mouse could squeeze through. Mice can squeeze through holes as small as 6mm in diameter.

Speaking of your attic, de-cluttering your attic space would make the space less desirable for rodents to nest. Many rodents like to seek shelter in dark, warm, cluttered spaces, so tidying up would discourage them from calling your attic their new home.

Let the Orlando Rodent Control Pros Handle Your Rodent Infestation

If you already have a rodent infestation in your home, then it’s time to contact the pros. The Ideal Pest Solutions team will conduct a thorough inspection of your home, and implement the rodent control solution that is right for you and your home. Take back your home with Ideal Pest Solutions.

Choosing the Right Commercial Pest Control Service

An infestation of ants, roaches, rodents, or other pests can affect any industry. With the climate and environmental conditions we have in Central Florida, this is especially true. Scheduling regular commercial pest control service can often feel like a burden, but it doesn’t have to be that way. What’s most important is finding a pest control service that aligns with your needs. Here are a few reasons why having consistent pest control can greatly improve the efficacy of your business.

Health and Safety

We all know that pests are disgusting and we don’t want them in our homes or at work. But pests like mosquitoes, cockroaches, and rodents can be a tremendous health and safety hazard. They crawl over the surfaces you use regularly, transporting contaminants all over your workstation. They often can carry a myriad of diseases with them too. Not to mention that many of these pests bite, and some are even venomous!

Health and safety are the first priority of Ideal Pest Solutions. We pride ourselves on making sure that your pest control needs are tailored just for you and are quickly resolved.

Making Impressions

When your customers or clients visit your building, what will they see? Will they see ants in the office kitchen? Will they see a roach on the counter? Or will they see spider webs scattered all over the ceiling? Having a pest infestation affects your reputation to your customers. If they believe that your building is not clean, they will grow concerned about the quality of your products and services as well.

Protecting Your Assets

Pests can also negatively affect the assets of your business. Perishable items can easily be destroyed by a variety of pests. Rodents can chew and destroy your inventory, whether or not it is perishable. Termite damage can cost you thousands to repair. Preventative measures against pest damage can save you a lot of money in the future.

Finding the Commercial Pest Control Service That’s Right for You

When searching for the right commercial pest control service for you, it’s imperative to find one that recognizes why it’s so important. Your business is your livelihood, and it must be protected from the natural forces that could detrimentally impact it. Contact us today to see how Ideal Pest Solutions can help you defend your company against pesky pests.

Termite Protection with Sentricon

Are you feeling trapped by your current termite provider? We provide custom solutions for all of your termite protection needs. Here are just a few of the reasons why people are switching over to Ideal Pest Solutions for Termite Protection:

  • Home inspections provided for both interior and exterior areas, which means peace of mind for you
  • Annual inspections versus quarterly inspections, which leads to less cost over time
  • New Station set up with larger bait systems for improved termite control

Fill out the form below to talk with one of our experts to see if switching over is right for you and your home.

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A Message to Our Customers During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Though much uncertainty still exists about the COVID-19 coronavirus, Ideal Pest Solutions will remain fully operational at this time. The importance of our industry to the health and welfare of Central Florida is of utmost importance. The Department of Homeland Security has issued its latest memorandum declaring exterminators an essential service. As we continue to service all of our Residential and Commercial clients, we will be taking extra precautions to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Here are the steps we are taking.

Ideal Pest Solutions will:

  • Continue to perform pest control service. Our services are available for routine service requests as well as on-call visits. 
  • Instruct employees who may feel symptomatic of the coronavirus to stay home or work from home until they are well.
  • Use hand sanitizer and/or wash our hands frequently through the work day. 
  • Wear gloves, work mask, and hand protection during service calls.
  • Clean the insides of our fleet trucks every day.
  • Continue to practice social distancing. We kindly ask that our customers do so as well.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Please practice social distancing with our employees for in-home/in-office treatments. Some of our clients already prefer to relocate outside during treatments. 
  • Consider transitioning to paperless billing, invoicing and work orders. We can email these as well as any additional leave-behinds for your safety and convenience.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. This is a truly difficult time, but we are in this together. And we look forward to continuing to provide exceptional pest control services to all of our clients.