Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I hire a professional?
Do-it-yourself off the shelf products for killing insects are usually not powerful enough for long-term effectiveness. They usually kill the visible pests but miss the hidden ones, ensuring a recurring issue.
Is it hard to get rid of bedbugs?
When discovered early in an uncluttered environment, bedbugs can be dealt with much more easily. Solving the problem requires a lot more effort on the part of both the client and the professional when the infestation is more serious. More than one treatment is usually required. Preparations and de-cluttering must be fully completed. In the case of multi-unit dwellings, such as apartments or hotels, adjacent units must also be inspected and dealt with.
Can I eliminate bedbugs on my own?
Bedbugs are very hardy; they can live over a year without feeding and can withstand temperatures from nearly freezing to over 112 Fahrenheit. Colony populations can be in the thousands. It is advisable to call a professional.
Do bedbugs live only in beds?
No. Bedbugs can be in sofas, cushions, on clothing or luggage, around baseboards, behind electrical outlets, just about anywhere.
Where can bedbugs be found?
Their are infestations in single family homes, multi-family housing, apartments, hotels, and also in hospitals.
Are termites difficult to treat?
It is almost impossible for the homeowner to eliminate termites working on his or her own. It is best to call pest control professionals as they have the expertise and the proper products to eliminate infestations.
Eighty Percent of the wood eaten by termites is hidden within walls. A colony can house millions of termites, and can be active for more than 5 years before the damage becomes visible. A large colony can consume more than 2 pounds of food (wood) per day.
How do I deal with stinging insects?
Stinging insects, such as wasps, may build their nests in crawlspaces, attics, under gutters, under patios and decks, and so on. It is important to seal exterior cracks and crevaces to discourage the building of nests. Also, stinging insects are attracted to exposed garbage and food, which needs to be properly enclosed. Avoid use of strong fragrances when outdoors, as these attract stinging insects.
Disturbing a nest will cause the insects to sting to protect themselves. Pheromones given off by an aggitated insect arouse other colony members, who may attack in swarms. This kind of attack is very dangerous.