Why do pests want to make my home their home too?

Common household pests, such as ants and cockroaches, along with rodents need the same things humans need to survive. That is, they need food, water and a place to live. Unfortunately, your house provides them the same essentials that you need. If you can eliminate their access to any of those essential elements, it will help in managing the pest. There are a number of steps a homeowner can take to help keep their home pest-free. See the "Homeowner’s Guide" section under Pest Prevention in our web site for more information.

How can you manage pests inside my home if you only service the outside?
Most pests live, eat and reproduce in the environment outside your home. In their quest for survival, your home provides pests with the same essentials that you need.
If pests are inside your home, we will service the cracks, crevices and void areas inside of your home, until the problem is completely eliminated. After the interior problem is eliminated, our service focuses on the outside of your home to prevent pests from getting inside your home in the first place.

Why should I hire a professional pest prevention service?
While "do it yourself" pest management is certainly an option for homeowners, most lack the knowledge that professionals have to treat pest problems effectively. Professional pest managers are educated, trained and certified to handle the specific urban pest issues that you will encounter in and around your homes or offices. They are also trained in the safe handling and proper application of materials used to manage pests. The following are some general guidelines for choosing a pest management company:

  • Look for a reputable company with knowledgeable and professional representatives.
  • Ask friends and associates to recommend companies they use or have used.
  • Look for memberships in industry associations such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) that provide ethical guidelines and technical information.
  • Be certain the company is licensed by your state’s regulatory agency.

How do I know if I need pest management?
The answer to this question is pretty simple. If you see just a few ants or just one mouse, those few ants or one mouse have a whole bunch of buddies lurking where you can't see them. If you have even a slightly visible problem then you have a problem. Left untreated, you could have a crisis.

What are your "environmentally sound alternatives?"
We use state-of-the-art low toxicity chemicals that are much less harmful to people, pets, and their environments than what is currently offered by the majority of the pest management market.

I have a whole bunch of pests and a lot of them. Do you have a solution?
If you have a feeling one treatment isn't enough to keep your house pest free, we offer a couple of different options.

How long do I have to leave the premises?
Because we use low toxicity chemicals, you can usually stay home during the treatment. Flea and spider treatments require you to leave for 2-3 hours. Roaches, ants, mice, termites, and just about everything else can be taken care of while you're relaxing on the living room couch.

What about pets and children?
Children need to leave during the treatment and may return 2-3 hours after completion. We ask that during treatments, you either put your pets in a room that is not being treated or remove them from the structure until the materials we have used are dry. Fish tanks need to be covered.

Do the chemicals you use have a real bad odor?
Another great benefit of low toxicity chemicals is virtually odorless pest management. No longer do you need to be reminded that you received extermination by a nasty, lingering odor.

Do you guarantee your work?
We stand behind all of our work. Should any problems arise within a reasonable amount of time after the completion of the job, we will return for no extra charge, completely hassle-free.

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