PRE-TREATMENT PREPERATION

Carpenter Ant Prep Sheet

  

CARPENTER ANT TREATMENT PREPERATION: 

** If someone in your home has breathing problems, or are at risk for breathing problems (elderly and the very young) please tell the technician before treatment, so he can give you specific instructions about re-entry time. **

For Outside Treatment— Wash windows after treatment. 

DO NOT POWER WASH home after the treatment.

1. Cover and/or move bird feeders and empty bird baths.

2. Take down hanging outdoor plants.

3. Keep kids and pets off treated area for an hour.

For Inside Treatment

1. Pull all items out from under bathroom and kitchen sinks.

2. Move light furniture away from baseboards 1-2 inches

3. Cover fish tanks and unplug aerator 

4. Family members and pets must be out of home for 3 hours.

   


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Flea Prep Sheet

  

FLEA TREATMENT PREPERATION: 

** If someone in your home has breathing problems, or are at risk for breathing problems (elderly and the very young) please tell the technician before treatment, so he can give you specific instructions about re-entry time. **

1. Vacuum all floors, including low traffic areas (under furniture, closet floors if carpeted, under beds) Dispose of bag out of the home, if a bag less vacuum take canister and empty outside and wash out canister. 

2. Mop/scrub all non-carpeted areas.

3. Clean or vacuum furniture, especially between and under cushions. 

4. Wash all pet bedding in hot soapy water or destroy it. 

5. Have all pets treated for fleas by a veterinarian. 

6. Pick up all toys and items off the floor. This includes picking up items from floors inside closets and under beds. 

7. Strip all bed linens and wash in hot water. 

8. Remove all caged pets (birds, reptiles, hamsters) before service. 

9. Cover and store any open food products, dishes or utensils before service. 

10. If the yard also is to be treated, the same steps as directed for in the home must be followed – that is, wash all pet bedding in hot water or destroy it, pick up all toys and items from the lawn and areas to be treated. 

11. Fish tanks need to be covered with clear wrap and left covered until chemical is dry in home. Also turn off tank pumps. (Approximately 4 hours) 

After Treatment—RE_ENTRY after 4 hours if no breathing or respiratory problems exist, Re-Entry after 6 – 12 hours if respiratory problems. 

1. Open windows and air out house, put fans in windows facing out. 

2. Make sure all bedding and clothing that has been on furniture or floors before treatment is washed and dried to prevent re-infestation. 

Flea Bite Treatment for Pets

1. Keep pets on treatment plan through Veterinarian.

2. Keep treating pets bedding with an over the counter flea spray to help keep re-infestation chances down. 

Flea Bite Treatment for People

1. Try not to scratch bites.

2. Stop the itching with cream or lotion. If cream or lotion doesn’t work, there is also antihistamine as tablets or liquid. You should contact your doctor before taking this.

3. Use ice or cold water to soothe the itching. This also prevents or reduces swelling and inflammation.

   

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Roach Spray Prep Sheet

  

ROACH Spray Treatment Preparation Sheet

· If someone in the home has breathing problems, or are at risk for breathing problems (elderly and the very young) please tell technician before treatment.


1. Empty out all kitchen and bathroom cabinets, both upper and lower cabinets.

2. Empty out all drawers in kitchen and bathroom.

3. Remove all small appliances from the counter tops. Large microwaves and ovens can stay where they are.

4. Clean all appliances, counter tops, cabinets, Drawers and kitchen/bathroom floors with soap and hot water.

5. Place all items from the cabinets on the table or in the center of the living room floor and cover with a sheet, blanket or plastic tarp.

6. Pull refrigerator, dishwasher, and stove away from the wall enough so the technician will be able to get behind them.

7. Vacuum all floors making sure to get really good around the baseboards, this will help with getting the roach eggs. Also vacuum the edges of the cabinets, and drawers for elimination of the eggs.

8. Do not keep any opened food out during treatment and place unopened food on table or middle off the living room and cover with sheet, blanket, or plastic tarp.

9. Closets should be cleaned out if seeing Roaches during the day.



RE-ENTRY: after 4 hours if no breathing or respiratory problems, 6 hours to overnight if respiratory problems.


1. Open windows are face fan pointing out to air out home. 

2. Make sure paper is put down on shelves before stuff is put back.

3. Sweep up dead roaches.

4. Wipe off top of stove and microwave.

5. Make sure food is not left open, put in airtight containers.

6. If things were put into bags make sure the stuff is taken out within 24 hours so the roaches can get into the chemical and not stay in the bag.

7. Keep grease and waste cleaned up so roaches don’t have a food source.

RE-TREATMENTS: we would like to bait after the first spray treatment when the roaches are starting to get under control we will follow up on a maintenance program approximately a month to do the first baiting application, and then every month to 6 months depending on severity of the infestation.


Roach Extermination offered with a bait or a spray.  Grand Rapids and surrounding areas.

Roach Extermination offered with a bait or a spray. Grand Rapids and surrounding areas.

Roach Bait Preperation Sheet.

Roach Bait Preperation Sheet

  

Cockroach Bait Treatment Preparation sheet

1. Clean home and maintain as neatly as possible for the best results. 

2. Clean behind stove and refrigerator for preventative maintenance. 

3. Clean Floors. 

4. Clean out under kitchen and bathroom sinks. 

5. Clean up any visible roaches and eggs before technician treats home. 

6. Keep garbage in closed containers to help eliminate food source. 

7. Remove excess piles of newspapers or other clutter for best results. 

8. Repair any water leaks as roaches will be drawn to the water. 

After Service keep and maintain sanitation to as high a level as possible for best results.  Don’t leave open food out or allow it in other areas of the home to keep food sources down. 

People and pets DO NOT NEED TO LEAVE if baiting for roaches.
If seeing roaches during the day a spray treatment may be the best option. 

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Roach extermination: 1/2 price retreats for 6 Months.

Risk Benefit for pesticide application


NOTICE: Please ask your applicator about what you need to do to prepare (yard, house, pool) prior to application and about the possibility of other precautionary measures specific to the material applied.  Preparation sheets can be found under  Pre-treatment Preparation page. 

   

TRAVIS PEST CONTROL, INC 

 Definition of a pesticide: 

A pesticide is any substance or mixture of substances intended to control pests. The word “pesticide” is an umbrella term for many different types of products that control a wide range of pests. Pests commonly found include weeds, insects, diseases, mites, and rodents. Pesticides designed to control these pests are called herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, miticides, and rodenticides. Another group of pesticides called plant growth regulators is used to manage the growth of plants in the landscape.

State and federal laws require that pesticides must be applied according to label directions. Labels direct users as to how, where, and at what rate the material must be applied. Upon request, your applicator will supply you with a copy of the label(s) for the product(s) applied.


HOW PESTICIDES WORK: 

Products intended for use on your property are applied as a liquid, dust, aerosol, granule, or bait and are generally active for a few minutes to a few months. Some compounds control pests on contact by damaging the physical structure of the pest. Other compounds become active only after they are absorbed or ingested, by interfering with physical development or the reproduction ability of the pest.

The pesticide product label contains specific information on how to control targeted pests. All pesticides must be applied in accordance with label directions.

Pesticides may be effective against a large class of organisms or they may be specific to a particular organism. This means that many times, applicators can choose an effective pesticide or pest control strategy that will minimize potential impacts to humans, pets and other non-target organisms.


Why Pesticides are Used: 

Pesticides are a tool people use to protect crops, homes, animals, structures, or their landscape plants from pest damage. Examples are the protection of buildings from termites, lawns from weed and insect damage, and indoor environments from invasions by insects and rodents. They are also used to control mosquito populations, control disease vectors for public health concerns, protect food crops, and for weed control in lakes and ponds.


General Toxicity Information:

Toxicity is a general term used to indicate the adverse effects produced by a pesticide. Understanding the potential health risks from pesticides requires knowledge of the exposure and the toxicity of the compound.

Exposure: Pesticides can enter the body by ingestion, inhalation, or absorption through the skin. Exposure occurs most frequently by absorption to the skin. One of the most effective ways to reduce risk is to reduce any potential exposure by restricting access to the treatment area.

There are two broad classifications of pesticides – general use and restricted use. These are United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designations used to determine who may purchase and use the many kinds of pesticides available. General use pesticides are usually considered to have a lower toxicity or risk than restricted use pesticides, and have fewer restrictions regarding who may

  

purchase or use the products. For example, all of the pesticide products that homeowners may purchase are general use pesticides. The majority of the products that are routinely used on your property and yard are also general use pesticides.

Restricted use pesticides can only be purchased and used by applicators that are certified by the State of Michigan, many of who receive additional professional training. Only in specific instances would these kinds of products be used on your property. Please refer to the section of your customer paperwork or invoice that shows which products were used at the time of application. (If you have any questions as to the type or toxicity of the products used on your property, please contact the manufacturer indicated on the pesticide label, or contact the applicator).


Common Sense Precautionary Measures and Site Preparation;

It is important to discuss site preparation and precautionary measures with your applicator. Additionally,

· DO NOT enter the treatment area until the time period provided by/posted by the applicator has elapsed.

· The product applied may have a specific re-entry or pre-harvest interval during which you may NOT enter the area or harvest the crop.

· For indoor applications – put away all food items, children’s toys, and clothing. Cover fish tanks, remove pets, and perform any additional tasks as outlined for the specific application by your applicator.

· For outdoor applications – put away children’s toys and any clothing that may be outside drying, remove pets, discard water for pets and water in birdbaths, close windows, move or place your vehicles in the garage, and make certain that applicators understand what areas, such as children’s play areas and home gardens, should NOT be treated.

· Additional precautionary measures may need to be taken to limit exposure for sensitive individuals such as: infants, small children, pregnant women, and senior citizens; persons on prescription medications; and persons with medical conditions such as respiratory conditions or immune system concerns.


Environmental Fate of Pesticides: 

Exposure to light, heat and other agents in the environment cause pesticides to deteriorate. The amount of time that it takes to break down the pesticide depends on the temperature, humidity, light, moisture conditions, and other environmental factors. As a result, degradation times are highly variable depending on the compound and the environment in which it was applied. Generally, your applicator will select those pesticides that are the most effective and the least persistent. Any areas on your property that may be of specific concern should be to the attention of the applicator.

     Text Box: If you encounter an unusual reaction following a pesticide application, immediately wash with soap and water and consult with a physician. It is important to provide the doctor with any information you may have concerning the pesticides used. Refer to the section of your customer paperwork or invoice that shows which products were used at the time of application.

Additional emergency information about the pesticide may be obtained by contacting the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222, or the National Pesticide Information Center at 1-800-858-7378 or <a class=www.npic.orst.edu. " height="175" src="file:///C:\Users\Shannon\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image002.gif" width="724"/>   


 

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