General FAQ

There are many things you can do to prevent pests from getting into your home. Here are some key suggestions and recommendations especially for homeowners:

It is usual to see an increase in insect activity right after our service. If the problem persists after several days, we'll return at NO CHARGE.

All of the material used in our pest management programs are designed for all weather conditions.

Remember, "when we do our best job there is nothing there." For us to maintain control, we must perform all of your services.

No. If you plan to wash out your cabinets, do so before our treatment. Also, please remove any loose shelf paper at this time. Be sure all cabinets are dry before putting items back in your cabinets.

If you are unsure what kind of roach, spider, termite or other kind of bug you have, the best way to find out is to have it identified by a professional pest control technician.

We recommend that you spray the bug with hairspray and then place it in a plastic bag to give to the technician for identification. You can also bring the insect into our office for fast, accurate identification.

Chemicals sold by home improvement or garden centers can have a residual effect for as short as 30 minutes. Many of our products used for residential insect and rodent control last at least 60 days to keep working between treatments.

The various pesticides, baits, traps, and pest management strategies used are the very latest in technology that the industry has to offer. Environmentally friendly products along with integrated pest management strategies are used to give our customers they very best in control with less use of chemical and effective results.


Termite FAQ

Depending on your geographical location, termite swarms should be visible in the early spring. Termite swarms can be confused with flying ants, sometimes called Swarmer’s. Telltale signs of termite infestation include soft wood in the home, mud tubes in the interior or exterior of your home (often near the foundation) and darkening or blistering of wood structures.

It's often said there are two kinds of homes: those that have had termites and those that will get them. Termites work 24 hours/7 days a week at damaging the wood in and around a structure. And, while they cause $5 billion in damage each year, there is no reason to think that termites cannot be controlled.

Yes, termites can be in a home for years without swarming in a visible area. Each year, thousands of homes have termites that are found only by inspection from a professional pest management company.

The most important thing is to remove the conducive conditions termites need to survive. Termites love moisture; avoid moisture accumulation around the foundation of your home. Divert water away with properly functioning downspouts, gutters and splash blocks. Reduce humidity in crawl spaces with proper ventilation. Prevent shrubs, vines and other vegetation from growing over and covering vents. Be sure to remove old form boards, grade stakes, etc., left in place after the building was constructed. Remove old tree stumps and roots around and beneath the building. Most importantly, eliminate any wood contact with the soil. An 18-inch gap between the soil and wood portions of the building is ideal. It doesn't hurt to routinely inspect the foundation of your home for signs of termite damage.

Homeowner's insurance typically does not cover termite damage.

Just as you wouldn't prescribe medicine for yourself or drill your own cavities - you shouldn't attempt to control termites - or other pests -- on your own. The products and the expertise offered by management professionals far surpasses what a homeowner could do on his own.



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