FAQ list to help you understand how it works.
Here you will find a list of the most commonly asked questions from our customers
What is pest control?
Pest control is when a species of insect, rodent, or any other animal defined as a pest is regulated or managed. The recommended pest treatment will be defined by the potential for damage and will range from deterrence to complete removal. The pest care specialist will work with you to develop an ongoing pest management strategy to deal with the present infestation and prevent future re-occurrence.
How often do I need to treat pests?
This depends on the type of pests and the location of the infestation. After the initial treatment has been provided, the technician will give information on prevention, as well as arrange a treatment schedule to prevent reinfestation. In most cases, bi-monthly (every two months) treatments are sufficient, though more extensive cases may require monthly maintenance in order to control the situation.
Do I need to prepare for treatment?
Yes. Before your pest control technician arrives be sure that your home is neat and tidy. Clear walkways and floors as much as possible and keep any baseboards easily accessible. Move any furniture, appliances, or other materials a minimum of 3-feet away from interior walls. If the closets need treatment all clothing should be securely bagged and laundered.
How much does pest control cost?
Prices start at $90 for move out (end of lease) flea treatment and $220 for a residential home. The cost of treatment will vary depending on the type of pest, the size of your home or business, and your location. Generally, you will be given a fixed price quote for service.
Can I stay on the property?
Yes you can. But if you are pregnant or have babies we recommend you leave until the treatment dries, This is usually only around 60 minutes. . Some treatments require you vacate the area for 2-4 hours and ventilate for 30-minutes before re-entering. In the case of spraying, you can return once the treatment has fully dried.
Are my pets safe?
Yes. In most cases, pets should be removed for 2-4 hours during treatment, or until any sprays have completely dried. Depending on the treatment method used your technician will advise you before they begin of what you need to do with your pet.
Are my children safe?
In most cases, children should be removed for 2-4 hours during treatment, or until any sprays have completely dried. Depending on the treatment method used your technician will advise you before they begin of what you need to do with your children.
Why would I need a pest inspection?
It can be difficult to spot an infestation unless you’re a trained professional which is why you should have your home or business inspected for signs of an infestation should you have any suspicions. Pests cause severe damages to the property and many pose a direct threat to your safety.
What treatments are used for termites?
There are several effective forms of treatment including non-chemical, chemical, conventional barrier treatments, and wood treatments. Your technician will discuss the best treatment based on your individual case.
How can I prevent termites?
Termite infestation can be prevented by following these steps:
- Remove food and water sources
- Fix any leaky plumbing
- Keep your home free from clutter
- Close off any points of entry like cracks or crevices
- Inspect all boxes or crates before bringing them into your home or business