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Residential Pest Control – Questions/Answers
Q: Are the products you use safe?
A: They are as safe as they can be when applied professionally. The products we use are properly labeled, measured, and applied to the Texas Department of Agriculture rules, regulations, and laws.
Q: Why do I need a regular pest control service when I don’t see any bugs?
A: There are several reasons why having a pest control professional on your side is a good investment for your home. The first reason is obvious: to keep pests away all year long. With each season, different varieties of pests constantly seek food, water, and controlled temperatures inside your home. A perimeter pest shield is the best way to detour unwanted guests from coming inside.
Secondly, a pest control professional can help to identify conditions that are conducive to pests so that they can be corrected in order to limit the access areas that they use to enter your home.
Lastly, a good pest control professional can educate the homeowner for signs of wood-destroying insects.
Q: I keep my house clean, why do I still have bugs?
A: Even in the cleanest of homes, pests want what we want; comfort. They want shelter, water, food, and regulated temperatures. Many pests can enter homes through even the tiniest of cracks in search of these resources. Other pests, like fleas and bedbugs, are hitchhikers and can be brought by outside sources unrelated to cleanliness. It is important to have a pest control specialist inspect your home for pest risk factors in order to keep your home as pest-free as possible.
Q: Why do I have so many spiders?
A: If you have a spider problem, you are more likely to have an insect problem since spiders are predatory and feed on other insects. In order to eliminate spiders, a pest control treatment is needed to rid them of their food source and eliminate them. Cleaning the webs, sealing off entry points, and reducing lights are also good measures to take to control insects and spider problems.
Q: How do I get rid of fleas and ticks?
A: Several steps are involved to rid the home and yard of a flea and/or tick problem. The first step is to get your pet or pets treated by a veterinarian for fleas and ticks. Pets are the main food sources for blood-sucking insects. Secondly, call a pest control professional. Our initial service includes a flea/tick kill treatment with an integrated growth regulator designed also to kill the un-hatched eggs. In order to maintain flea/tick control, a quarterly (and sometimes monthly treatment until the problem is controlled) treatment is necessary due to the flea life/tick cycle.
Q: Does our Pest Service offer trapping services?
A: Yes, we trap all kinds of rodents, including rats, mice, raccoons, opossums, wild cats, squirrels, skunks, and armadillos.
Q: What do I look for in a pest control company?
A pest control licensed business with a Certified Applicator on staff
A member of the Better Business Bureau in great standing
The ability to be able to give an estimate before treatment begins
Expert knowledge of local pest identification and treatment options
A company that uses the best products, mixes them correctly and applies them in an expert manner
A guarantee of service from a stable company with a great reputation