Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I hire a professional when I can try and do it myself?
Pests are a resilient bunch and are adept at hiding and entering a home in places you would never think. A pest management professional will know where to look for pests and make expert recommendations on what it will take to prevent or eliminate pests. Also, a licensed pest professional is the only person who can apply pesticides.
What is the difference between a treatment using baits vs. sprays?
Bait treatments offer consumers peace of mind if they prefer not to have liquid chemicals applied in their home. The type of pest, the severity of the problem and other factors determine the type of treatment we implement.
Why do fleas, ticks, and bed bugs require more than one treatment to control?
Fleas, ticks and bed bugs are highly mobile pests and can be carried easily between locations or within an apartment building. Identifying the source of the infestation and taking the proper steps to ensure a re-infestation does not occur can take multiple service visits.
What is the value of having a regularly scheduled pest service even when I don’t see pests in my house?
A regularly scheduled pest service will stop pests before they become a problem. It allows our technicians to watch for and spot possible signs of pest activity and act immediately to eliminate any threat. A preventative, pro-active approach to managing pests will keep your home and family safe from annoying and potentially harmful pests.
can I get rid of cockroaches easily with spray ?
The household aerosol spray is, at best, a temporary solution. It is not equipped to treat “difficult to reach” areas such as sewer runs, rubbish chutes, manholes or inspection pits where cockroaches harbour and breed. Moreover, being an oil-based spray it should not be used on tiled floors, planted areas or near open flames. Engage a Pest Management Company for long term solution.
What dangers do pests pose to my family?
Pests can pose a variety of threats to your family or home including food-borne illnesses like E. coli and salmonella are transmitted to food by contact with rodents and cockroaches; stinging insect, fire ant and bed bug bites; and asthmatic allergic reactions to cockroaches are some of the health threats pests present. Termites, nuisance birds and wildlife, and rodents can also threaten your home’s structural integrity.
What Is the different between drywood termites & subterranean termites
Drywood termites are a group of termites that do not need ground contact or moisture. They can live their entire life cycle inside a piece of structural timber or a piece of furniture. Their numbers are less than that of Subterranean termites and they tend to be a bit larger in size. Drywood termites generally swarm after sunset or at night, from May until November. However, they can swarm at other times. Their swarmers are generally brownish in color.
Subterranean termites must have ground contact or a secondary moisture source to live. Most are small and black in the swarmer phase. Subterranean termites generally swarm during the Spring and Summer months during the daytime (especially after a heavy rain). However, they can swarm at other times.
how do I judge if the price quoted is reasonable
As with anything, you get what you pay for. Normally if price is important, you settle for just the basic service of eliminating the pest. But if you expect something more, then you must expect to have to pay more. The decision has to be yours to make, based on your needs and what you are prepared to pay.
what are the tales sign of rodent ?
The common signs of infestation are:
- Dropping and their urine smell.
- Damage to packing, especially food.
- Gnaw marks and marks grease.
- Burrows and runways.