For a professional extermination business to be able to provide a high standard of pest removal, they will often rely on a key strategy that has shown to achieve results. By following four key stages, Elite Decontamination aims to remove your infestation, restore your home to its previous state, and keep it pest-free well into the future.
Examination and identification of species
Should you discover an animal infestation and decide to call us for advice, we always appreciate as much detail as possible about the issue. This allows us to begin to consider the likely source of the infestation, and think about the steps that we should take to resolve the issue. It can be helpful to ask yourself the following questions:
o Can you spot any urine or feces?
o Does your food show any evidence of animal intrusion?
o Are there any black marks on your bed linen?
o Have you overheard any sounds at night?
All of these considerations are likely to help identify the infestation, but our professional will also conduct a search for further indications of the exact type of species being dealt with. In certain cases, human vision isn’t enough when it comes to precise detail, and so we enhance our investigative powers with a thermal camera. Armed with sophisticated thermal imaging we can establish an accurate plan of extermination while leaving the affected building intact, avoiding the extra cost and tedium of dismantling walls or other structures to access the problem.
Deciding on the plan of action
Having confirmed what kind of animal is to blame, we are then able to decide upon a strategy. As each different species has its own particular set of behaviour, the suitable methods (such as the type of pesticide and method of capture) can also be fairly diverse. Beyond these considerations we must also factor in the following:
o Area of focus & those living in the affected location:
The way that we treat the infestation can depend upon the precise area that has been affected, as certain chemicals and methods are inappropriate for use in places regularly frequented by children or used for preparing food. We similarly take into account the presence of elderly individuals, people with immune diseases or any pets kept in the building.
o The extent of the problem:
Our methods also depend upon whether or not the issue has managed to reach an advanced stage, in which case fumigation tends to be the suitable approach. Otherwise, a slightly simpler approach of leading the pests outside and installing barricades should suffice.
Methods and technique
Our plan of action is always specific to the kind species being treated, and so can vary quite widely:
When treating a problem of mice, rats, and shrews, we usually set traps and bait in whichever areas they seem to have gained access. We will then check these traps frequently to make sure that the situation is improving. For occasions concerning a larger quantity of creatures, we may also employ the use of poison. The delayed effect of the substance used ensures that the rodents die in an outdoor location, away from the home or building being affected.
o Raccoons, groundhogs, and skunks
Generally speaking, we tend to tackle these infestations by attracting them to cages and then transporting them to an area where their presence is harmless. We always avoid harming the creatures and take care to protect ourselves with appropriate gloves and clothing.
o Cockroaches, common ants, spiders, and other insects
When it comes to insect infestations, we favour the use of chemical repellents when tackling the issue. As insects are often attracted to buildings with insufficient levels of hygiene, we will also advise a deep clean of the affected area. A combination of heat and moisture can also attract insects, and so we might recommend checking for any damp corners in a bid to prevent further re-infestation.
No matter which technique we decide to use for the tackling of a pest infestation, we always strive to have the lowest possible influence upon the surrounding environment. Proudly affiliated with the Association Québécoise de Gestion Parasitaire, our products are low-impact, and we only resort to the use of pesticides when necessary.
With the extermination complete, we will scan the building to try and identify any potential sources of a future re-infestation, and seal any weak spots as a preventative measure. We take as an absolute priority that the building remains as a liveable, hygienic area that is free from the risk of pest infestation. We will also conduct follow-up visits whenever necessary to check that all is well with any traps, and ensure that no further problems are brewing.
Trust in knowledge and expertise
Although an animal infestation can be a nasty surprise, with Elite Decontamination at hand, you needn’t feel overwhelmed. Always ready to cater to an emergency and available 24/7 to respond to our clients’ demands, we are committed to providing the highest standard of pest-removal services. Whether you suspect the presence of an animal infestation or you simply want to check that all is well, do not hesitate to call us today for the easiest way to secure your home against pests and their damaging influence.