All homes occasionally run into problems with household pests. While most are merely a nuisance, some may bite, sting or transmit disease. A few may even cause serious structural damage which can impact the value of your house. While it may seem easier to reach for a can of bug spray, this may not be the best way to fix the problem. Understanding the problem is the first step in finding a healthy solution. Once a pest is identified, you will be better able to determine what problem, if any, the pest may cause in your home.
If you do find signs of a pest infestation in your home, contact us at Fowler and Sons. Our pest inspectors will be able to inspect your home, confirm the species, and recommend a course of action to keep your family and home safe and healthy. You are also welcome to come by our office at anytime with a pest you have captured and we will identify it for you.
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Regardless of the time of year, pests and rodents can surround your home, seeking entrance whenever and wherever they have a chance. Pests like ants, silverfish, spiders, millipedes, crickets, and rodents, like mice and rats just to name a few.
At Fowler and Sons, we take pride in our company and the services we provide. We offer service plans for a variety of pest control needs.
Our service plans are designed to accommodate the individual needs of each customer. Each plan provides a regular treatment schedule to treat a variety of household pests ensuring you receive the the exact level of coverage you need to protect your home.
Fowler and Sons practices IPM for all of our services. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an approach to pest control that focuses on pest prevention by eliminating the root causes of pest problems. When infestations are present and require immediate intervention, the safest, most effective methods available for the situation are chosen.
IPM follows a stepwise approach:
Identification: The first step in solving any pest problem effectively and safely is the correct identification of the pest. It is critical to find out what kind of pests you have and where they are coming from. Since each pest has different habits, biology and life cycles, its positive identification will lead to more effective control.
Prevention and Exclusion: Prevention of the conditions that pests need is critical to successful control. In the case of rodents, ants and cockroaches, it can be accomplished by eliminating pests’ food, water and shelter. This means cleaning up food and beverages and their packaging or wrappers, fixing leaky plumbing, and eliminating clutter. Entry to a building or home by pests is prevented by caulking cracks and crevices, repairing screens, repairing drains and installing door sweeps.
Monitoring: New infestations can be controlled best if spotted early. With IPM, pest populations are regularly monitored using traps. Pest sightings are recorded to document where and when the problems occur.
Multiple tactics: IPM typically uses several non-chemical tactics to deal with the pest. Pesticides are used only as a last resort and only by a licensed and experienced professional.
Because IPM focuses on prevention, it provides more effective, long-term control than a reactive, spray-based approach to pest control. It also reduces the need to use pesticides.
In certain cases, all it takes is one treatment. Our technican can come out and evaluate your home’s pest problem. They may recommend a one time treatment with a limited guarantee if the pests can be treated with it. If pests seem to be an ongoing issue and you need year round piece of mind, consider our quarterly service plan.
Quarterly Service Plan
Now you can put a stop to those unwanted pests year round, guaranteed, with a Quarterly Service Plan and treatment. Mice, rats, ants, crickets, earwigs, silverfish, and many other household pests, are all covered under our Quarterly Service Program. This plan consists of four regularly scheduled services, with free service calls for pest problems you may be having in between regularly scheduled visits.