What are the Do’s and Don’ts of Pest Control

pest controlDo you want to know the most effective and safest pest control tips? Refer to the lists provided below.

Pest Control: Prevention Always Comes First

  • Get rid of sources of shelter, water, and food.
  • Food should be stored in sealed plastic or glass containers. The trash bin where you throw your food scraps must be tightly covered and should be removed from your home on a regular basis.
  • Repair any leaky plumbing and never allow water to accumulate anywhere in the house. Never allow water to collect in trays under the refrigerator and under your house. Never leave water and pet food out overnight.
  • Clutter creates places for pests to hide and breed. They also make it difficult to get rid of pests. Remove things like stacks of cardboard, magazines, and newspapers. Close off any place where pests can get in and hide such as crevices and caulk cracks around baseboards and cabinets. Fill spaces surrounding the pipes using steel wool. Use a wire mesh to cover any hole.
  • Learn about the pests that are infesting your home as well as the options that can be used to control them.
  • Look for pests in boxes or packages before you carry them inside your house.

Pest Control: Use Pesticides Correctly and Safely

  • Keep children and pests away from places where pesticides will be applied.
  • Once you’ve taken the preventive steps, you can turn to baits as your first line of defense against rodents and insects.
  • You can use low risk pesticides for certain pests. Don’t forget to check with your local cooperative extension service office for suggestions for your area.
  • Pesticides that are not found in traps and baits must be applied only on targeted spaces and not sprayed throughout the entire house.
  • Fogging devices must be used only when necessary.
  • You must read and follow the instructions written on the pesticide label.
  • If possible, use ready to use pesticides.
  • If you hire pest control Myrtle Beach experts, ask them to locate and correct the source of the pest first before the application of any pesticide.
  • Only chemicals that are approved for home use should be used.

Pest Control: Dispose of Leftover Pesticides and Its Container Properly

  • Refer to the instructions on the label on how to get rid of left over pesticides and its container.
  • Your community may have a household hazardous waste collection that may accept pesticides. Consult with your waste disposal authority ahead of time.

Pest Control: Pest Control Designed For Outdoor Use Must Never Be Applied Indoors

  • Several chemicals that are made for outdoor use are too dangerous to be used inside the house since they would stay toxic longer indoors than outdoors.

Pest Control: Never Assume That Using Twice The Dosage Is Better

  • Follow the directions written on the label. You may also hire a pest control expert to help you get rid of the infestation.
  • Don’t use too much pesticides because this could put your family’s health and life in danger.

Pest Control: Never Transfer Pesticides To Another Container

  • Pesticides must be stored in their original containers.
  • You should only mix the amount you will use.
  • Never use empty pesticides as storage containers for something else.


Call Zap Pest Control Inc. if you need help in eliminating pests in your home.


Zap Pest Control Inc.
2507 Forestbrook Rd Suite G
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Areas Served: Surfside Beach SCCarolina Forest SC, Conway SC, Little River SC, North Myrtle Beach SC, Socastee SC, Myrtle Beach SC

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