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ProActive Pest Management Learning Center

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What can I do to help prevent pests in my home?

Your ProActive service professional will inspect your home and property during your service and give some recommendations for correcting conditions that can lead to pest infestation. For example, your shrubs may need to be trimmed. There could be holes or cracks near your door that need sealed. Or, you might not have noticed that there are entry points in your garage, which could permit rodents to enter. Following these recommendations can be very helpful and helps to keep pest out.

What should I look for in choosing a local pest control company?

There are a number of factors that may differentiate pest control companies from one another. Below are a few helpful guidelines to use when choosing a local pest control company.

  • Look for a company that is local and cares about you. It is important when you have questions or when calling in for re-services to have a company that knows who you are and actually care about serving you.
  • Search for a reputable company who has a strong online presence and representatives who are knowledgeable about pests, how to treat for them, and who understand the different types of construction in your area.
  • Be certain they are properly licensed and insured.
  • Find out if they offer re-treatment at no additional cost.

I have ants all over my kitchen. What should I do?

If you have ants in your kitchen or bathroom it is important to identify the ant involved before trying to get rid of it. Some ant species can be managed using ant baits, while others cannot. To be successful you must follow the ants back to their colony and treat the colony directly (except when dealing with pharaoh ants). ProActive service technicians have the experience to identify what type of ant it is and can then treat specifically for the problem.



What can I do to keep spiders out of my home?

Here are a few things you can do to cut down on the number of spiders you see in your home.

  • Seal all holes and cracks around doors, windows, vents, fans, lights, etc.
  • Seal any openings around pipes under sinks in both the kitchen and bathroom.
  • Place sticky traps near doorways, along walls, in the garage, behind furniture, and anywhere else you are seeing them.
  • Regularly remove webs from the house, garage, and outside windows.