Frequently Asked Questions
We always want to keep our clients informed. Here are the most common questions that we receive, along with their answers.
What methods do you use to get rid of cockroaches?
We use integrated pest management including sanitation, sealing cracks, gel baits, insect growth regulators, targeted spraying, and traps to control roaches.
How do you specifically treat and control termites?
Our termite treatment involves liquid termiticide application, termite bait systems, trenching, and treatment of surrounding soil. This eliminates all life stages.
What signs should make me suspicious my home may have bed bugs?
Look for small red bites, blood spots on sheets, molted bed bug skins, a sweet musty odor, and seeing the bugs themselves which are flat, oval, and reddish-brown.
What is the cost for monthly pest control maintenance?
Our monthly maintenance plans start at $190/month with cheaper rates for quarterly or semi-annual plans. We customize costs based on square footage and specific pest issues.
How soon can you come out for an initial termite inspection?
Termite infestations can spread quickly to do major damage. We make termite inspections a top priority, with same or next day response in most cases.
What safe pest control options do you offer for organic gardens?
For organic gardens, we use insecticidal soaps, neem oil, diatomaceous earth, beneficial insects, pheromone traps, row covers, and other non-toxic methods.
Do your pest control services cover spiders, ants, and other common pests?
Yes, our general pest control treatments are effective against spiders, ants, roaches, silverfish, earwigs, stinkbugs, millipedes, and more!
Are your pest control treatments safe for my children and pets?
Absolutely! We use child and pet-safe products applied in a targeted manner. Your family’s health is our top priority.
How often will an exterminator need to come for a bed bug infestation?
We’ll come every 2 weeks until fully eliminated. Frequent visits allow us to target all life stages and ensure eggs have hatched before treating again.
What is included in general pest control maintenance plans?
Maintenance plans include routine treatments for common pests, sealing entry points, examining conducive conditions, and addressing any issues between visits to prevent future infestations.
What steps should I take to prepare my home for pest control service?
Basic prep includes giving access to all rooms, cleaning clutter, removing pets, and covering fish tanks. We’ll provide a prep sheet tailored to your specific treatment plan.
How can pest control help manage wildlife like opossums on my property?
We humanely remove nuisance wildlife, seal any entry points used, and install exclusion measures to safely keep them away long-term.
What natural pest control methods do you offer?
We have extensive experience with natural methods like diatomaceous earth, neem oil, essential oils, microbial treatments, insect growth regulators and beneficial insects.
Can your mosquito treatments be used in wetland areas?
Yes, we have all-natural, aquatic-safe solutions that effectively reduce mosquitoes in wetlands without disrupting the ecosystem.
How do you ensure pest control treatments are safe around children and pets?
We use child/pet friendly products applied precisely into cracks, crevices, and out of reach. We’re happy to accommodate any health concerns.
What signs should I look for to know if I have a termite infestation?
Look for hollowed wood, tubes on walls, wings from swarmers, crumbling drywall, sagging floors, or “kickout” piles. We inspect thoroughly for any signs.
How can I prevent pests like cockroaches in my restaurant?
Practicing impeccable sanitation, sealing cracks, inspecting deliveries, using containers to store food, and professional pest control treatment.
How long after treatment before I can expect to see results?
For minor issues, results are often seen within days. More stubborn infestations may take 2-4 weeks for full elimination. We’ll keep you updated throughout the process.
What type of chemicals do you use for pest control?
We use a combination of targeted EPA-approved pesticides and natural options like diatomaceous earth based on each unique case.
Do you provide pest control for commercial businesses?
Yes! We service restaurants, hotels, offices, grocery stores, healthcare facilities, schools, warehouses, industrial sites, and more.
What is the warranty for your pest control services?
We stand behind our work 100% and will come back at no extra charge if pests return between treatments. Satisfaction guaranteed!
Can pest control help get rid of fleas in my home?
Yes, we treat infested areas, use flea growth regulators, and treat pets with flea prevention to eliminate fleas inside and outside your home.
How do you safely remove beehives from my property?
We humanely relocate beehives when possible, or use integrated bee removal tactics to safely eliminate hives from your property.
How do you eliminate carpenter ants?
Finding and treating nests, applying targeted sprays, using baits, sealing up entry points, modifying conducive conditions, and perimeter treatments.
How can pest control help manage mosquitoes?
We eliminate breeding sites, apply larvicides to standing water, use targeted sprays, and offer barrier treatments around your property to control mosquitoes.
Do you use pesticides or natural products?
We use a strategic combination of EPA-approved pesticides and natural options for a comprehensive integrated pest management plan customized to your needs.
Is a one-time pest control treatment enough to get rid of an infestation?
Rarely – most moderate to severe infestations require multiple treatments to fully eliminate. We’ll design a custom plan specific to your pest issue.
What is the cost for rodent control?
Rodent control starts at $190 for trapping, sealing up holes, setting bait stations, and addressing entry points. Price varies based on sq footage and severity.
What signs should make me suspicious that my house may have termites?
Tunnels in wood, hollowed out damage, swarmer wings by windows, Sagging floors, popping wood panels, and crumbling drywall.
Can I get pest control without informing my landlord if I’m a tenant?
Yes, we can discreetly service rental units. We just need you to provide access when we visit. No need to involve the owner if you prefer not to.
How can you help get rid of pests in my restaurant kitchen?
We do drain treatments, light traps, apply targeted pesticides, identify sanitation issues, seal cracks and implement an integrated commercial pest management plan.
Do you have solutions for environmentally sensitive locations?
Yes, we use “green” pest control methods that are effective but pose minimal risk to sensitive environments and ecosystems.
What is the preparation process before applying termiticide?
We’ll inspect for entry points, trench around the foundation, drill treatment holes, remove debris, pretreat the soil, and prepare for effective liquid application.
How often do I need maintenance treatments after the initial service?
We’ll recommend a customized preventative maintenance schedule, typically quarterly or every other month. Frequency depends on the severity of your pest pressures.
What safe pest control options do you offer for schools and childcare centers?
For schools, we use child-safe gel baits, boric acid, essential oils, microbial cleaners, pheromone traps, vacuuming, and sanitation measures.
How do you treat pest infestations in attics and basements?
We use insulation guards for safe rodent baiting, apply insecticides to perimeter and vents, ensure adequate ventilation, tackle moisture issues, and use lights and traps.
Do you use baits or traps for rodent control?
We use a combination of rodent snap traps, live traps, and poisons/rodenticides as needed and in keeping with local regulations. Traps allow for disposal.
How soon can you respond to an emergency pest issue like a hive inside my home?
Pest emergencies receive our highest priority. In most cases we can have a technician at your site within 4-6 hours, often much sooner.
Do you offer green pest control solutions?
Yes, we have extensive experience with effective eco-friendly pest control methods for customers who prefer a minimal-chemical approach.
What advice can you offer me to help avoid pests in the future?
Keep a clean home, fix leaks, store food in containers, eliminate clutter, seal cracks, inspect packages, and call us at the first sign of pests for proactive treatments.