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What San Francisco Consumers Need To Know About Our Beetle Pest Control!
The beetle is a small insect that targets crops, decaying wooden structures like tree stumps, firewood, lumber, porches, decks, and fences. While many people may view this as environmentally-unfriendly, scientists believe beetles are helpful for the environment. By breaking down rotting wood, beetles are ridding the earth of waste.
In addition to the breaking down of decaying wood structures, some beetle species play a role in the pollination of crops like onions, okra, potatoes, kiwi, cauliflower, and cashews.
Why Is My San Francisco Home Under A Beetle Attack?
Beetles generally attack properties with decaying wood. However, some beetle species are what scientists have deemed “pantry pest.” The pantry pest is notorious for invading homes and their pantries. The diet is comprised of processed food like dry cereal, dog food, nuts, cookies, crackers, candy, and spices. In their natural habitat, the beetle feeds on small insects, household waste, plants, and rotting wood and other materials.
If your home is infested with beetles, you can contribute to an access point. Beetles and other pantry pests utilize small crevices, cracks, gaps, and holes to access houses, government entities, public facilities, and commercial buildings.
Do Beetles Spread Diseases And/Or Parasites To Humans?
Beetles are not disease-transmitting insects. However, you must be aware of the connection between beetles and foodborne illnesses. Beetles consume contaminated household waste that is later deposited in the home’s stored food and eventually consumed by one or more of the household members. Ingesting contaminated food can sometimes result in a foodborne illness that requires medical attention in many cases.
What Is The Best Pest Control Technique To Combat Beetle Infestations?
We always recommend professional insecticides combined with traps and routine visual inspections. Our professional, high-quality pest management has proven time and time again to be effective against beetle infestations of all severity levels. We utilize data collected from the visual inspection to determine the severity of a beetle infestation. But, first, we must determine if the home in question is infested with beetles.
Many San Francisco consumers have concerns about professional pest management. One concern is price, which many believe to be much higher than DIY pest control. While this may be true to some degree, some consumers have admitted to saving money with professional-grade pest management. How is this even remotely possible? It is possible by minimizing the number of required repeat treatments. For example, over-the-counter pesticides are low-strength, meaning more treatments will be required to fully eradicate beetle infestations compared to professional-grade pesticides.
Is DIY Pesticides Suitable For Beetle Infestations?
DIY pest control products may be effective against mild beetle infestations but will do nothing to combat moderate to large infestations. Our exterminators always recommend professional insecticides and pesticides to over-the-counter pesticides that are low-strength.
When Will The Exterminator Be Available To Perform My Beetle Inspection?
Once we receive your beetle inspection request, we can start processing it. The processing takes between 24 and 48 hours to complete, at which time we will contact you about an appointment. At this point, you will have the option of setting an appointment that fits your schedule. On the appointment day, the exterminator will arrive at your home to perform the visual inspection, which can take between two to four hours, depending on the size of your property and home.
Does Beetle Pest Control Contain Toxins That Pose Health Risks To Children?
Chemical-based pest control products like pesticides and insecticides to contain toxins. However, we are able to minimize the risk of environmental and human exposure by requiring household members to evacuate the home prior to and following each treatment To further minimize these risks, we only utilize pesticide products that have been approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA-approved pesticides are deemed “safe” as long as they are administered, handled, transported, and stored properly.
Will San Francisco Professional Pest Control Service Break The Bank?
No, as long as the pest control strategy is customized to meet your home’s needs and preferences. Customized plans are more affordable than winging them because there are just too many variances that can get in the way throughout the process. We highly recommend taking advantage of our beetle control quotes and free inspections.
What Do I Need To Prevent A Repeat Beetle Infestation?
You just need to contact our local exterminators who will help you devise a prevention strategy that targets your home’s vulnerable pest barrier, food storage system, and household was disposal regimen. All of these need to be addressed once your home is deemed “beetle-free.” Only an exterminator can determine if the initial beetle infestation is no longer a threat. A follow-up visual inspection is necessary to put your home in a pest-free status.
Do not hesitate to take advantage of our free pest control inspection, quote, and consultation. We offer these services per request.