Pest control is an essential service with ever-increasing demand. Rodents and insects cause more disease and structural damage than some of the worst weather conditions and a changing climate has introduced new troublesome species to the fold. In order to provide the best services to your clients, it’s important to ensure your pest control toolkit is well-stocked. Check out this list of essential tools no pest control company should be without.
Pest control is dangerous work. Technicians must climb ladders, squeeze into tight crawl spaces, work in inclement weather and confront stinging insects and dangerous rodents on a daily basis. The most important part of the job involves being fully equipped with proper safety equipment.
Adequate protective gear includes coveralls, safety glasses, hand protection, masks, respirators, and first aid materials for when burns or other accidents occur.
Controlling pests, especially insects, usually means that chemicals will be involved. The right equipment for targeting pesticides and other solutions offers better control, less waste, and the decreased likelihood of accidental poisoning. Backpack sprayers save time and energy without the hassle of lugging heavy tanks around making the process of spraying easier and far more accurate. Foamers inject air into chemical solutions causing them to foam-up, activating the ingredients inside. Foggers are used to control the humidity in an area. This process sedates certain pests making them easier to handle.
Large infestations sometimes require a series of steps to completely eradicate the problem. Before pests can be dealt with, they have to first be located. Bait lures unwanted visitors to traps that allow for humane disposable or poisoning, if that proves to be the best option. Repellents deter pests from ever taking residence in the first place.
The best pest control is prevention. Our Line Guard and Pole Guard products are important members of the rodent control arsenal. Constructed of heavy-duty polypropylene wheels and rollers, the Line Guard stops critters like squirrels from running across overhead power lines to access substations, transformers, and pole-mounted switches where they can cause damage. The Pole Guard is an impenetrable barrier that fits around a 10- to 12- inch diameter pole or tree. It deters rodents from climbing electrical poles or trees to get into attics or to interfere with electrical equipment.
To learn more about our humane wildlife control products and how your pest control company can add them to your toolkit, contact us today!