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HomeProMatch - Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Is your home showing signs of a pest infestation? Common visitors may include termites, ants, spiders, and other unwelcome insects. Larger critters and rodents may also enter through damp crawl spaces, leaky basements, attics, wall cracks, and other vulnerable areas of a building or structure.

When your home or business is facing a pest problem or infestation, it’s time to address the problem quickly and efficiently. A local pest control specialist or exterminator will devise an effective solution based on your home or business, the pest problem you’re experiencing, and any local laws and guidelines you need to adhere to. Connect with a pest expert in your area today via HomePro Match!

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What is pest control?

Pest control is a service that manages the infestation of insects, rodents, and other critters that are not welcome in your home or business. Pest control specialist are often referred to as exterminators, although these two professions are not necessarily the same. Exterminators kill or “exterminate” unwanted guests, while pest control professionals are more interested in long-term solutions to prevent infestation.

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What to do after an exterminator or pest control specialist sprays?

Check with your hired exterminator or pest control specialist for detailed instructions about what to do after sprays. Some services require residents and pets to stay out of the treated area for hours, while others allow for the resumption of regular routines as soon as the treatment is dry. Deep-clean the affected areas before your treatment, and once your service is complete, make sure to keep a tidy home or business so the same pests don’t return. You may see an influx of pests after your treatment, which is normal as chemicals do their part.

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How to clean my home after a pest infestation?

If a pest control specialist or exterminator used chemicals to eliminate pests, wait a few days before doing any deep cleaning. Household chemicals like bleach and hardwood cleaner may counteract the treatment or make it less effective. Post-treatment, make sure you keep trash bins empty, sinks dry, and don’t leave any food or rubbish out. It’s time to break any habits that may have encouraged pests before, so don’t resort to old routines!

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When should I call a pest control specialist or exterminator for mice?

Mice and rats are dangerous house guests. They multiply, cause damage, and spread diseases and germs that you don’t need in your home environment. Common signs of mice, and good indicators that you should get in touch with a professional, include:

  • Frequent mouse sightings
  • Mouse or rat droppings
  • Damage to your home caused by mouse teeth and claws
  • Food scraps left behind
A professional pest control expert will thoroughly examine your home or business for mouse infestation and present options to help you stop the problem before it becomes worse.

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How do pest control specialist get rid of bed bugs?

First and foremost - quickly! The longer you wait to get in touch with a professional bed bug exterminator, the larger the problem becomes. Bed bugs will not go away on their own, and can pose health risks to those exposed. Depending on your hired contractor, either a heat or chemical incesticide treatment will be applied to the affected area. HomePro Match will connect you with a vetted, well-reviewed professional who is upfront about which treatment they use, how long it takes, and how it can impact your home.

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Which pests can contribute to asthma symptoms in children?

Pest control specialists treat a number of unwelcome guests, from mice and other rodents to cockroaches and stinging insects. Some pests can cause long-term health issues, while the impact of others is less severe. Dust mites and cockroaches are among the most likely pests to be linked to asthmatic symptoms. Mice and rats cause issues if inhabitants are allergic to them, but they don’t cause the development of asthma.

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