Preparation Information

Preparation Information

We provide Monthly, Bi-Monthly, and One-Time Services.
We also provide Termite Inspections and Treatments.

It doesn’t take long for an Ideal Pest Control agent to make his away around your house, spraying for and eliminating the potential pests that lurk just outside your doors and walls. However, you can take a few easy steps to make sure his visit is quick, efficient and effective. Just follow these steps:

  • Remove any items from under the sinks in the bathrooms and kitchen.
  • Remove any items within two feet of the exterior of the house.
  • Move any items away from the garage walls to the center of the garage. This should eliminate a recommendation of further inspection of the garage walls.
  • Trim back any bushes or ground cover that conceals the walls or foundation.
  • If you have a crawl space or an attic with standing room, make sure that the access opening is not blocked. If the access opening is located in a closet, make sure that all clothing and storage items are removed beforehand to make them accessible for the inspector.
  • If your home is on a raised foundation, the inspector will go under the house and will need access.

Ant Treatment

If you are currently spraying over-the-counter products, please discontinue as they will interfere with our non-repellent treatment and can decrease the effectiveness.

Trim any branches or limbs that extend out over or near your house walls or your roofline, as ants can crawl from these onto your house bypassing the areas we have treated.

Clean areas where you’re seeing ants with soap and water as we will be using baits and they won’t be effective if there are other food sources available.

Seal all cracks and openings around structure, such as cracks in house foundation, walls etc. (not necessary before treatment, but is an integrated approach that will help eliminate further occurrences).

German Roaches

Kitchen cabinets, pantries, stove storage compartments, and bathroom vanities should be free of any stored items prior to treatment.

All items that have been removed from the above areas and stored near area of treatment, should be covered prior to treatment.

Items may be placed back into cabinets 2-3 hours after treatment is completed. .


The co-operation of the homeowner is critical for effective flea control. Throughly clean prior to the treatment. This should include the vacuuming of floors, carpets, rugs, upholstered furniture and baseboards. The sweeping should be disposed of immediately to prevent re-infestation. The vacuum bag contents should be placed in an airtight plastic bag in your outside garbage can. We also recommend treating any animals with a product like Frontline as soon as possible, preferably before scheduling service.

  • Pick everything up off the floor such as clothes, boxes, shoes, etc.
  • After treatment vacuum at least 3 times in the first week.

Mice and Rats

Keep human food and pet food in sealed containers.  This applies to grains and seeds such as bird seed and other pet foods that might be stored outside your home, or inside your home.  Don’t leave bird seed and pets foods in their paper bags, as mice/rats can chew through those paper bags easily.  Find a plastic jug, storage container, or gallon bucket with strong lid to store such items.

  • Seal cracks around your house foundation
  • Keep doors closed and garage doors down when possible
  • Check to see if your garage door seals at the bottom
  • Check seals on the bottoms of all entry doors to make sure they have rubber weather seals, which will also prevent entry of pests

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