Spraying is a pest eradication service that saves us from setbacks, while ensuring the health of our environment.
It consists of applying chemicals, using various techniques, to reach the most difficult to access places such as cracks, holes or corners, and thus exterminate the pest.
Pests become notorious when they have crossed the tolerance threshold.
The purpose of spraying is to control or reduce pests such as cockroaches, spiders, ants, rodents or other insects that may become invasive.
Ideally, a team of professionals should take charge if you have a pest in your home, as they have the proper protective equipment, tools and products to combat it, which reduces the risk.
It is also a good idea to call them if you have tried to fight the pest with home methods and have not had favorable results.
Another point to consider is that they are not always in sight. Professional eyes are able to detect at a glance the risk or invasion of pests.
Pests are vectors of diseases and allergies, and because they are so harmful, they are even considered a hidden defect that conditions the sale or purchase of a property. This is why it is important to fight them.
Types of spraying to exterminate pests
Spraying can be done with various types of chemicals that are applied in powder, liquid or gel form.
The type of product is completely related to the area to be addressed. For example, gel products for pest control are new to the market because they can be applied inside appliances such as sound equipment without being damaged.
It is important that your exterminator explain to you beforehand the preventive measures to be implemented during fumigation, in order to reduce the risk of accidental poisoning.
Powder spraying is almost always used in strategic areas where there is no human or animal traffic.
It is applied in dry areas because the powder adheres to surfaces and, because it is highly volatile, it reaches all areas. But if the environment is very wet, it will be too concentrated in a few places, which will reduce its field of action.
In a dry environment, it has a better field of action.
Spraying with liquids
This type of spraying is applied by mixing water and a chemical agent, then spraying under pressure to reach the most remote areas.
They are mainly applied in low areas, such as baseboards.
Spraying with gel
It is applied in minimal amounts in household appliances and electronic devices.
We know that insects, mainly cockroaches, take refuge in these spaces without us being able to do much. It is now possible to use this product. You will see that they do not care about your efforts to fight them.
Recommendations for choosing a pest exterminator
Safety and efficiency are two aspects that the pest control company you want to hire must possess.
The staff must also have proper training and certifications regarding the safe handling of hazardous substances, as they work directly with toxic products.
At AKL exterminator, this aspect is vital, and to keep us ahead of the curve, we undergo continuous training.
Courses and certifications support us, to give you the best solutions for effective pest control.
We also understand the importance of strategic communication.
Our team can speak clearly to you about the situation you are in, and explain all the care you need to take before, during and after spraying to make it safe.
We are available to answer any questions you may have.
General steps for a successful spraying
The exterminator in charge of pest control must complete at least three steps for the intervention to be effective: diagnosis, elimination and follow-up.
Diagnosing a pest
Once you have discovered the pest, it is time to contact your professional exterminator.
The exterminator will give you a diagnosis of the situation, explaining the type of pest and the procedures that can control it.
He will also inform you about the care to be taken before, during and after the spraying.
If you agree, the next step will be taken.
Elimination of the pest
This step consists of the application of chemicals. Special equipment is used in the chemical application process to apply the products that will eliminate the pest.
After some time, they will proceed with the cleaning.
Monitoring the pest
Once the space has been cleared and the pest has been corrected, the monitoring phase continues to ensure that it is under control.
Our AKL exterminator services give you service guarantees for 6 or 9 months, and up to a year.
After spraying, we recommend that you implement a pest control program, which is a different treatment than spraying.
Pest control is an ongoing, less aggressive intervention that will allow you to keep vectors under control and prevent an infestation.
Do I have to leave my home for a spray?
As an AKL exterminator, we will advise you on the type of products to use during spraying.
It is important to know that the risk of spraying is related to two factors: toxicity and duration of exposure to the products.
We are exposed to the toxicity of the agents used in three ways: by ingestion, by breathing or by contact with contaminated surfaces.
During spraying, it is necessary for you and your pets to leave the area. After spraying, you should ventilate the space by opening doors and windows. If the space is closed, you can install a fan.
As an AKL exterminator, we maintain a dialogue with you, so that you clear up any doubts and prepare yourself by keeping all protective measures, so that together we avoid the risks.