Many times, the Juk Barosh team of exterminators and I are asked in which season should professional pest control be done in the home, and many times those asking have all sorts of theories regarding each season.
For example, this week I was asked if it’s worthwhile doing pest control against ants in winter? My answer was, “Can you live with ants in your house, sink, cupboards, living room, shower, bathroom, etc. all winter? Do you really want to wait for summer for pest control to be done?”
You can probably guess the answer – “Are you crazy? Get rid of them as quickly as possible.”
So, my answer to those wandering is that each type of pest, whether a rodent (mice or rats) or an insect (cockroaches, ants, fleas, bedbugs, wasps, etc.) has a season in which it propagates faster (usually summer) but that does not mean that pest control is only done in the summer. The best time to do pest control is when a certain pest is identified in a place where you do not want it to develop and propagate, no matter what time of year it is.
For example, what will you do if you noticed a number of ants walking on the kitchen counter in January? Wait until April? And in the meantime the ant nest will grow and the ants will wander around the kitchen counter for another three months until “the appropriate season” comes around.
Therefore it is important to do pest control according to the presence of the pests and wait for a particular season; moreover when most pest control companies give a warranty on all pest control actions (the duration of the warranty depends on the type of pest).
Elad Uri, Agronomist and Certified Exterminator
Exterminator License Num. 1803
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