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Northwest Pest Patrol provides residential pest control in Houston and the surrounding areas and is the name you can trust and deal with any kind of pest problems in your area.
We recommend our domestic pest control service which is fast and effective and offers the highest level of safety for your family, friends, and pets. We work hard to service every client’s needs effectively to protect one of their most important investments, their homes.
Northwest Pest Patrol services for Apartments
If there’s one thing the Houston pest control team at Northwest Pest Patrol knows, it’s that pest control sanitation habits play a very important role in preventing and eliminating pest invaders. Insects and rodents need food, water, and shelter to survive and by eliminating as many of these resources as possible you will be able to avoid most infestations. In most cases, pest infestations can be spotted very early or prevented altogether if sanitation conditions are good.
Getting rid of pests in an apartment can be difficult without the support of management and the residents in the adjoining units. If management provides pest control they should be notified of any pest control methods or products that you use so that they are not over spraying or over-treating your unit. Next, the following steps should be followed:
Inspect the entire apartment thoroughly. Look for places where pests can enter the space. Search for gaps, cracks, or holes near appliances, in and around cabinets, around utility cables or wires (pipes, plug outlets, TV cable…), around door frames and window frames, and underneath baseboards. Search for pest damage such as gnawed holes in walls or food products, feces, or urine.
Identify the pest. This step is very important. The treatment for rats is different than for mice and the treatment for roaches is quite different from the treatment for fleas. In most cases, you can make a visual identification by either seeing the pest or by finding the feces or damage left behind. If you are unsure what type of pest is causing the problem you should ask for a professional inspection before doing any type of treatment.
Call Northwest Pest Patrol at (281) 377-6412 to visit and inspect the apartment to analyze and provide treatment appropriate for the type of pest that is infesting your apartment.
Here is a list of pests that frequently infest apartment buildings.
SINGLE FAMILY HOME PEST CONTROL
Your Houston home is the last place you need unwanted guests. Whether the pest is a mouse or a bunch of roaches, ants marching across the kitchen floor or spiders creating unsightly webs all over the house, our certified pest control technicians are ready to respond quickly to your call and tailor a plan that eliminates your pest problem. Not only that, we’ll offer steps to take to reduce the likelihood that pests will return.
Because every home is unique, we always start a new home pest control program with a thorough inspection. This helps us to:
- Identify your home’s pest pressures
- Determine areas that are conducive to infestation
- Customize a pest control plan specifically for your house and property
During our initial visit, Mitchell’s exterminators will target pests already active in the house. Areas we’ll treat include the kitchen, dining room, living areas, bedrooms, bathrooms, and even the attic and basement.
Once the initial infestation is eliminated, we’ll return every three months to make sure these pests don’t creep back in.
Because most new infestations originate from the outside of the house, inspection and treatment of the exterior are very important. On our next visit to your home, we’ll focus mostly on the exterior of the house, treating as necessary.
Starting right at the front door, we’ll make our way around the perimeter of your home, treating the foundation and under the siding. We’ll treat around utility entrances and address any pests we discover along the way. We’ll also inspect and treat for pests around sheds, under decorative rocks, logs, mulch, and leaf litter. We’ll remove spider webs on the exterior as well.
And if you’re experiencing a pest problem inside your home, we’ll take care of that too.
MULTI FAMILY HOME PEST CONTROL
Pests are a risk to the health of your multi-family large homes, your children and your pets. Choosing Houston pest control specialists to deal with a pest problem is as important as choosing the right doctor to look after your family.
NorthWest Pest Patrol experts are knowledgeable at curbing the root of the pest control problem, so that they will not recur. Our technicians go through thorough and ongoing monthly training exercises.
We work to eradicate all types of pests from your rather large. We work 7 days a week and we don’t charge extra for coming out on weekends! We provide a no-hassle, fast, friendly service in all areas of Houston.
Whether you are looking at a termite treatment to protect your family investment or wish to make your home a safer place by having the most effective pest management Sydney has on offer.
We can provide effective pest control management services for:
- General Pests (Roaches, Ants, Spiders, Rodents etc)
- Termite Inspections
- Termite Treatments and barriers
- Fire Ant Treatments
- Mosquito Treatments
- Bed Bugs
- Rental Property Flea Treatments/ end of Lease Service
How you can help to keep a Home Pest-Free
Our homes are warm, have food and water sources, they are natural places for pests to thrive. Some household pests you can live with – the odd fly in the kitchen or line of ants along the bench will do little harm.
Yet many household pests have the potential to do a lot of damage – to your and your family’s health, your home itself, and your visitors. Our services are highly effective, but only if the home-owner is doing their best to limit pest-friendly environments.
Pests, just like humans are creatures of habit and good tastes, they would prefer to feed on your breadcrumbs, then our baits! Below is a list of the most common pests and some useful tips to ensure your Pest Control Service is effective:
Once inside the premises, the pest will seek harborage, food, and water. Roaches have an aggregation pheromone in their droppings – that is why they cluster together – so sealing potential harborages, such as the gap between stainless steel and tiles can assist in minimizing infestations.
- De-clutter all shelves and keep all areas clean and tidy
- Seal all food in air-tight containers
- Make sure all grease and food scraps are cleaned daily.
- Sealing all gaps and cracks
- fixing leaking pipes
- Do not leave food out
- Clean Bins and sinks daily
- Remove all cardboard boxes.
Rodents are masters of concealment. They look for quiet places to nest in such as wall and roof voids, sheds, and piles of debris. Rats can squeeze through a gap the thickness of your thumb, mice through a gap the size of your little finger.
Baiting is only part of effective rodent management.
- Keep pantries, Subfloors, Roof Voids clean and tidy.
- Do not leave boxes or cardboard laying around.
- Store all foods in airtight containers.
- De-clutter all storage areas and keep your lawn neat and tidy.
- Wash bins out regularly.
Flies breed rapidly. The larvae feed primarily on the yeast found in fermenting and liquefying items. Overripe tomatoes, bananas, and rotting potatoes and onions are commonly infested.
The liquid that remains in the bottom of beer cans held for recycling can also support vinegar fly larvae. Flies will breed in any soured, decaying substance such as wet mops and accumulations of food particles behind, or underneath kitchen equipment. Drains have a generous gelatinous growth of scum; can also support an infestation of vinegar fly larvae. The entire life cycle is complete in 8 days. There is no single ‘quick’ fix for permanent control. Inspection to find the sources of infestation and then removing or treating it will give the best results.
Promoting good Cleaning and hygiene practices along with the use of sprays (targeted and/or with attractants), lures, and glue-board fly lights should be considered.
- Clean all sinks and drains and wash them out regularly.
- Seal all foods in airtight containers or cool rooms.
- Rotten food should be removed from the store asap.
- Clean around all pipes and production equipment.
- Removing all gunk build-ups.
- Empty and Wash all bins regularly
- Do not leave buckets or cups of water out.
- Wash out mops regularly and keep them dry.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) efforts, including prevention, sanitation, and exclusion, that reduce insects will also help to reduce spiders both directly and indirectly—by reducing the food on which they prey.
Spiders tend to spin their webs in quiet, secluded areas. To discourage such nesting in and around your home:
- Keep firewood and logs away from the home.
- Clean up leaves and other organic debris from around the yard.
- Trim back any trees and shrubs that contact the home.
- Seal cracks and gaps in the home’s structure.
Call us today for a free quote and free advice regarding your pest problem.