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What Seattle Residents Need To Know About Occasional Invader Pest Control?

The occasional invader is an insect that invades buildings only on certain occasions. For example, the earwig invades buildings to prepare for overwintering, a state of hibernation for insects. Occasional invaders generally do not reproduce indoors, but they will infiltrate processed food products stored in vulnerable packages. The insect species that belong to this qualification can be found indoors living in high-humidity areas, such as the basement, crawlspace, bathroom, and attic.

Occasional invader insect species include the following:

Why Is My Seattle Home Infested With Occasional Invaders?

There is only one factor that contributes to an occasional invader infiltration into buildings. This factor is nothing other than an access point, which is commonly found around windows, doors, and plumbing pipes underneath sinks. Another contributor is a food source. Once an occasional invader finds its way indoors, it will either begin searching for shelter or a food source. Not all occasional invaders ingest food, instead, they immediately begin searching for discrete shelter to hang out for the winter.

What Is The Best Pest Control Measure To Combat Occasional Invader Infestations?

There is no doubt, professional-grade pest control products are more effective in combating occasional invader infestations than other alternatives. However, many Seattle consumers believe their best option is the standard pesticide that is available at big-box, hardware, home & garden, and retail stores. While these products can help reduce the occasional invader population, they will not fully eradicate the infestation.

Our professional pest management includes a visual inspection of the impacted home. This process provides our exterminators with vital information needed to customize the best pest control treatment plan. During the visual pest inspection, the exterminator collects data, such as insect involvement, location of nests, the severity of the infestation, and food storage type. Why is this data so important? First and foremost, it gives the exterminator an idea of what the client is dealing with and the best pest control approach.

When Will The Exterminator Be Available To Perform My Pest Inspection?

Our goal has always been to deliver the quickest response to pest inspection and treatment requests. We receive an abundance of service requests daily. We address each request as it is received. In most cases, we can perform a pest inspection within 24 to 48 hours of the initial request. If you believe your occasional invader case needs special attention, do not hesitate to take advantage of our same-day or emergency pest control service.

Is Occasional Invader Pesticide Harmful To The Environment?

Chemical-based pesticides have been featured in media articles all across the globe in the last year. Most of the attention is related to the chemicals found in these products. Yes, chemicals do pose some environmental risks. However, exterminators everywhere have joined forces to search for ways to combat these risks. Our Seattle exterminators, for example, have combined efforts with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to minimize the environmental risks surrounding chemical pest control products.

The EPA developed a set of guidelines that all US-based exterminators must heed to a tee. These guidelines ensure fewer risks during the transportation, administration, storage, and handling of pesticides.

How To Safely Combat Occasional Invader Invasions?

If you do not want your home to become the next victim of occasional invaders, you need the heed to do the following:

  • Develop a doable, realistic cleaning schedule, targeting areas where processed food products are stored
  • Develop a household waste disposal plan
  • Repair or replace all damaged plumbing pipes and fixtures
  • Improve ventilation in high-humidity areas to deter occasional invaders
  • Develop an inspection plan for all packages coming into the home. The plan should target bags from local supermarkets and retail stores

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