Top 5 Pest Control Methods Offered by Seattle Pest Control Companies

After having a pest control problem in your attic or crawl space, you might find yourself contemplating what your options might be. There are several methods that pest control companies have found to be economical, effective, and environmentally friendly.

 

1. Biological Pest Control

Biological pest control is a fancy term used to describe the process of using natural predators and repellents to ward off and eliminate pests. This form of natural pest control is used throughout Seattle, generally to eliminate unwanted insects pests like wasps, ants, and termites.

There are three types of biological pest control: importation, augmentation, and conservation.

  • Importation: This method is the most common biological pest control method. Natural predators are brought into the pest’s current living environment and are permitted to attack and eliminate the unwelcome guests.
  • Augmentation: This process is normally used on crops and cultivation systems, where natural enemies are periodically released to ward off unwanted pests that would harm the crops.
  • Conservation: this form of biological pest control is a process of taking intentional steps to keep existing natural predators in a particular region so that they will continue to ward off unwanted pests.

To know what kind of pest control method best fits your current circumstances, it is recommended that a qualified member of a Seattle pest control company come and inspect your situation. After identifying the pest, the location, and the extent of the damage, they will be able to recommend the best form of pest control for your situation.

2. Mechanical Pest Control

Mechanical pest control is the act of systematically installing physical barriers to prevent pests from gaining access to your home. This form of pest control is less expensive than having to use pesticides. Traps can be used to capture and eliminate annoying insects, while larger pests, such as rats and mice, can be kept out of crawl spaces and attics simply by installing screens, walls, or other physical barriers.

3. Natural Methods

There are several other natural pest control methods that that help Seattle families to avoid the use of pesticides. By simply eliminating potential breeding grounds and food sources, our pest control teams have been able to eliminate pest problems from the attics and crawl spaces of many Seattle homes.

Each pest has a particular list of things they might be attracted to. Enlisting the help of an experienced pest control team can help you to identify the potential source of your pest problem and eliminate it with as little expense and hassle as possible.

4. Natural Pesticides

If the pest situation demands the use of a pesticide, there are several safe pesticide options available. By identifying the kind of pest  you are dealing with, a Seattle pest control company can recommend a selection of pesticides that can be used to solve the problem. Our staff at Clean Crawls make it their highest priority to use safe pesticides whenever reasonably possible in order to reduce the risk of your home or family being exposed to toxic chemicals.

5. Chemical Pesticides

If no other method if found to be successful, chemical pesticides have proven to be very effective at eliminating pests and preventing their future return. While the use of these products is often necessary to eliminate the problem, Clean Crawls is intentional about using the least amount of pesticide necessary to keep toxicity levels low while ensuring a job well-done.

If you’ve been dealing with a pest problem, maybe it’s time to consider some new tactics. At Clean Crawls, we offer Seattle pest control services that include all of the methods described above. Our pest control specialists can help you identify the source and decide on a solution to your pest control problems. To learn more about our services, feel free to give us a call or fill out our contact form.