Pest control companies use a variety of methods to prevent insects from entering homes. These methods include:
- Exclusion: this involves sealing off any entry points, such as cracks or gaps in the foundation, windows, and doors.
- Chemical treatments: this involves applying pesticides to the exterior of the home and around entry points to prevent insects from entering.
- Baiting systems: this involves placing bait stations around the exterior of the home to attract and kill insects.
- Biological control: this involves using natural predators to control the population of pests, such as ladybugs to control aphids.
- Monitoring: this involves regularly inspecting the home for signs of pest activity and taking appropriate action when necessary.
- Integrated Pest Management: This is a comprehensive approach that includes a combination of the above-mentioned methods to effectively control pests and prevent infestations.
Ultimately, the specific methods used will depend on the type of pests and the specific situation. A professional pest control company will be able to assess your home and recommend the best course of action.