Whether you are concerned about your home or business, you likely want to ensure that you do not have to deal with infestations of pests. Your approach to pest control should have both preventative and reactive components so that your home or business can remain pest-free and sanitary. A good pest control program may start with a reactive treatment when you've discovered bugs in your business or home. It is often more difficult to get rid of a pest problem after it has already taken hold rather than preventing it from happening in the first place. Simply reacting to the problem is not enough. It is important that you continue with preventative measures so that you do not have to deal with a new pest infestation.

Reactive pest control

Reactive pest control occurs when an infestation is already present. For example, if you notice ants in your home or your business, you may call for reactive pest control services. Your pest control technician will then arrive to treat your residence or your business premises. He or she will begin by conducting a thorough inspection in order to locate all of the infested areas. After identifying the sources, the technician will thoroughly treat the premises in order to rid it of pests. Reactive pest control is performed on an emergency basis outside of any routine pest control services schedule that you may have established. While reactive pest control is important, it is equally important to take preventative pest control measures to avoid having pest problems in the first place. In many cases, people may start with a reactive pest control visit before continuing on with a more proactive, preventative pest control strategy.

Preventative pest control and its benefits

With preventative pest control, your technician will come on a set scheduled basis in order to treat your business or home with substances that keep pests from infesting your property in the first place. He or she may also treat the exterior of your home, including the lawn and surrounding areas so that pests don't travel from outside to the interior of your home. The primary benefit of including preventative pest control services in your approach to pests is that doing so can help you to avoid dealing with bugs again. This can also help you to keep your family, employees and customers healthier by keeping the environment pest-free and sanitary. Finally, preventative pest control may help you to avoid the various types of property damage that pests can cause, including damage to wood, linens, wiring and other items that you own. If you are dealing with pests already or you want to prevent the problem from happening in the first place, we can help.  contact My Pest Pros today at 703-665-4455. and schedule your treatment!