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Frequently Asked Questions


How long will the chemicals Last?

There are many different times on various products, but the average is 30-60 days.

 

How will rain effect outside services?
Many products applied outdoors are formulated to bond with the soil so as not to be effected by rain. Some granular products are water activated.

How long should you stay off treated areas? And, when is it okay for children and pets to re-enter the home?
Once the treated surfaces are dry, which is approximately 1-2 hours.

What do you do to control roaches and ants?
Depending on the pest, area of infestation and degree of infestation, treatment utilizes baits, liquid applications and Insect Growth Regulators.

What can you do to control mosquitoes?
We can provide applications to help control mosquitoes, as well as machines for electronic measures. It is also beneficial to remove any standing water from flower pots, bird baths, etc.

What is the best way to control ants outside?
With a combination of liquid application and baits. We use products especially formulated for this problem and cam rid your yard of ants for a full year.

How often should my home be inspected?
Most termite products have a residual of 5-10 years. Your home should be inspected yearly.

Where do all of these ladybugs come from?
They are released from various College entomology and agriculture departments. They assist in controlling aphids on crops. They are beneficial and do not require treatment.

Do fleas live on hardwood floors like they do carpet?
They do not frequent hardwood floors as readily as carpet, but can lay eggs in the cracks of the floors.

How fast do German roaches populate?
Very quickly. A female's egg capsule can contain as many as 30 eggs and she can produce a new capsule about every 30-45 days.

Do carpenter bees come back each year?
Yes, especially if no treatment is performed.

What do mole crickets look like and how do you know if you have them in your yard?
If you see drying in the grassy areas of your yard, it may be mole cricket infestation. You may also see small burrows throughout the yard. They are pinkish brown in color and resemble a cricket.

What does a brown recluse spider look like?
Adults are about 1/4 - 1/2 inch long. They are tan to dark brown with a darker fiddle-shaped marking.

Can American roaches fly?
Yes, the males are good fliers. The females are poor fliers.

Why do ants enter into my kitchen so much and how can they be stopped?
They enter your home to forage for food and water, particularly in dry times. Finding their source of entry and using proper baiting is the best solution.

Are drain flies a condition of poor housekeeping?
They could be either, but usually there is an area of standing water in traps under sinks or toilets where they can proliferate. Flushing these areas with Drano can help.

Do air curtains really deter flies from entering a building?
In many commercial and industrial settings, they can be used in conjunction with other control measures.

Does bait work better than conventional chemicals on German roaches?
Yes, for overall control, even though it will take a little longer.

Can you take over my termite service from my other company?
Only if we perform additional treating. There is no charge for us to give you an estimate.

How do I get rid of carpenter bees drilling holes?
After the infested holes have been treated with a liquid or dust application, they should be filled with steel wool. After that you can putty and paint.

How do you get rid of bats?
Except for during their hatching season, we can provide exclusion to prevent them from entering your structure.

Why do I keep seeing millipedes? Where do they come from?
They are seasonal and will mostly be seen during rainy times in crawl spaces and mulch.

Can you get rid of ants in the yard instead of just moving them?
Yes, our Outside Ant program combines several treatment standards for overall and guaranteed control. We use products especially formulated for this problem and cam rid your yard of ants for a full year.

Why do I see wasps coming from my fireplace?
Usually they are nesting within the chimney or the voids around the chimney.

If I hear a noise in my attic, what could it be?
It is usually squirrels, however, at various times of the year it could be other wildlife. Trapping, relocation and exclusion are usually needed.

Are bats dangerous to my health if found on the inside of my house?
Yes, bats sometimes carry rabies, and their feces are highly toxic.

Do raccoons and opossums have the potential for rabies, and should they be left to professionals to trap and relocate?
Yes, most wildlife has the potential of rabies infection. Wildlife can also attack when they feel their territory or babies are in danger. It is best for a trained, experienced person to handle trapping and relocation.

Are bats protected by law? If so, what can I do about them in my attic?
Yes, there are some regulations that protect bats, particularly when the mothers are tending their young. Professionals know when special permits are required for exclusion.

Do you need to be licensed to trap and relocate wildlife?
In some state you must pass a test and pay annual license fees. Georgia is one of those states.

What can I do to keep snakes from hanging around my house?
It helps to keep your grass mowed low, and to prune all shrubs and ivies regularly. If there is evidence of rodent activity there may also be snakes as they seek the same type of areas for food and shelter.

Why are these bees (Carpenter Bees) boring into my house?
They are making nests to lay their eggs. The females will sting and the males do not. Since it is almost impossible to tell the difference - use caution.

Why are mosquitoes so bad this year?
After several years of drought, we have a rainy spring season. This has allowed dormant larvae to hatch.

How can I keep fleas and ticks off of my pets?
By routine washing and dipping of pets. Preventive applications in the year for fleas and ticks. Also, for ticks - keeping shrubbery trimmed back and having perimeter treatments.

Why do more fire ants mounds keep cropping up in my yard?
Fire ant colonies have new queens that leave and begin new colonies. These become visible, especially after it rains. It is important to treat the overall yard, instead of individual mounds.  We use products especially formulated for this problem and cam rid your yard of ants for a full year.

How long do termites have to be in my house before they cause damage?
All that termites ingest is cellulose materials such as wood, so as soon as termites enter your home, they will begin to cause damage.

There are termites in my mulch, tree stumps, etc. Will they enter my home?
If you have not had a termite treatment to your home, it is cause to worry. Without protection in place, termites can enter your structure.

Why are there suddenly moths in my pantry/kitchen cabinets?
You have a food product with an infestation. Many times there are the eggs in the product and later they hatch and emerge. While a treatment will help, the first step is to find the infested product, and dispose of it in an outside trash can.

What are those little red bugs that look like spiders?
Red clover mites or spider mites

 

How do I know if I need extermination?

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 control 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 control. 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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