|Q. My home is made of brick or some other non-wood materials. Can I still get termites?|
|A. Yes. ALL homes are susceptible to termite damage. Most homes have wood framing, roof or floor. Even window and door frames and trim are made of wood. Even if this is not the case termites can swarm by the thousands creating a very unpleasant insect experience. In areas like Florida and Australia (where termite pressure is even greater) building codes attempt to minimize termite potential, but homes still get termites.
|Q. I saw what appeared to be swarming termites. I sprayed them and haven't seen them since. Isn't my problem solved?|
|A. No. Termite swarmers are only reproductives. They do not feed on wood. They emerge from tunnels and tubes created by workers (the caste responsible for damage). The presence of swarmers is an indication of a termite infestation. Swarms only happen in early spring, often they only swarm once in a year. Even without spraying the swarmers will not continue giving a false sense of security. If you see swarming insects, contact a professional.
|Q. I saw bait stations at the local hardware store. Will they solve my problem?|
|A. No. Careful attention to the product label will reveal a statement similar to "this product is not intended to be stand alone termite protection. If you have a termite infestation, contact a professional". These statements were required by the federal government several years ago after a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation into deceptive trade practices.
|Q. My home is clean and neat. Can I still get bedbugs?|
|A. Yes. While a clean home may aid in the treatment process, this does not prevent bed bugs. These bugs feed on the blood of mammals. So, you and your pets can be a food source, and the cracks and crevices of furniture offer lots of harborage. When traveling always be sure to inspect the bed and furniture for the bugs or small fecal droppings (small mold like spots). They are excellent hitchhikers so if you have unknown irritations or bites call a professional. This could be a bed bug infestation or even irritations from carpet beetle larvae.
|Q. Is there financing available for termite and other services?|
|A. Yes. While we prefer to receive payment at completion of service, we do offer financing. Please contact us and a sales representative can answer all of your questions and explain details.
|Q. Why do I have so many ants? I keep my home clean.|
|A. Ants and other pests can invade any home. Often unknown problems (moisture, ect.) create conditions favorable to these pests. While treatment with insecticides is often necessary to help control an infestation, correcting these problems is often necessary for long term control. Schedule a free inspection and evaluation and we can assess the situation and make a recommendation. Our employees are trained to spot these conditions and offer a remedy.
|Q. Are the products you use (chemicals or insecticides) safe for my family or pets?|
|A. Yes, when products are used in a proper way according to the label instructions they are mostly safe. However, when used in improper ways, they may cause some problems. If you have any health problems or allergies it is wise to discuss this with a technician. Our technicians are trained in alternative treatment methods if necessary. Alternative methods should still result in control, but time to control may be extended.
|Q. Are the products used by professionals stronger than over the counter products?|
|A. No. In fact many of our products are newer and safer to use than what you can purchase over the counter. Only a few products are restricted use products. Accurate chooses not to use these products in homes due to increased risk. Many of our products are not available at the hardware store due to patents and other business decisions by the manufacturer. You should hire a pest control professional for their knowledge. Knowing the habits of insects, use of specialized equipment and which products to use in which situations are the reasons to use a professional. Ex. Lowe's offers everything necessary to build a home, but most people do not have the knowledge how to properly use these products to build a home.