Day 5: Treat

Today is Friday, the last day of National Inspect and Protect Week, and you are going to discover the importance of treating your pest problems.

As part of the I.N.S.P.E.C.T. process, it is important to realize that this is a comprehensive method that works best when all the steps are accurately followed. Treating your pest problems without first investigating or studying will only allow for continued and reoccurring problems. So dedicate time and effort to applying each step for the most beneficial results in safeguarding your home from adverse health effects and costly structure damage these little critters can cause.

There are multiple pest management options available, many of which can be combined for the most effective results which is also known as Integrated Pest Management or IPM.  If you choose to apply a pesticide to rid your problems, make sure you have properly identified the pest and use only the appropriate pesticides and amounts for treatment. Reading and following the label on pesticides is not only the law, but also allows you to make sure it is suited for the problem you wish to treat and is not harmful to your family and home. Familiarizing yourself with the problems at hand and available treatment procedures will make sure you’ve found the best product for your situation. If you ever have questions or cannot make the application yourself, contact pest or lawn care professionals for support.

Learn more about purchasing a pest control product here, and watch Janet’s video for inside pointers on treating your home. Remember to INvestigate, Study and Prepare, Eliminate, Clean and Treat for taking strategic approaches in identifying, controlling and preventing against unwarranted invaders.

Thanks for learning how to inspect and protect your home this week. For any information you may have missed or for additional tips, you can always visit Debug the Myths to help you solve those unwanted pest problems.

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