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What are signal words?

Signal words are found on product labels: CAUTION: means the product is slightly toxic, if eaten, absorbed through skin, inhaled, or causes slight skin or eye irritation. WARNING: indicates the product is moderately toxic if eaten, absorbed through skin, inhaled, or causes slight skin or eye irritation. DANGER: means the product is highly toxic by at least one route of exposure. It may be corrosive, causing irreversible damage to the skin or eyes. Alternatively, it may be highly toxic if eaten, absorbed through skin, or inhaled. If this is the case, then the word "poison" must also be included in red letters on the front panel of the product label.

What are pesticides?
A pesticide is any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, or repelling a pest.

Do Household Products contain Pesticides?
All these common products are considered pesticides: Cockroach sprays and baits, Insect repellents for personal use, Rodent Baits, Flea & Tick sprays, powders, and pet collars, Kitchen, Laundry, and Bath disinfectants and sanitizers, Some lawn and garden products, such as weed killers, and some swimming pool chemicals.

Has there really been a resurgence in bedbugs in the US?
There has been an increase in infestations. Members of pest control companies who received 1-2 calls per year are now reporting 1-2 per week.

We’ve tried self-treating our roach problems with store bought products and “bombs”. Why do we still have roaches?
Cockroaches can be very difficult to control because so many things can contribute to their survival such as food, water and shelter. Aerosol bombs are not very effective in controlling cockroaches however proper placement of the other materials are the key to success. Pest control service professionals can assist in controlling cockroaches as well as other pests.

I have bees drilling holes in my house. What can I do and will they sting?
The bees you are describing sound like carpenter bees. They bore into wood to nest and lay eggs. They are not very aggressive, and the males do not sting. There isn’t a lot that can be done to prevent this from happening however it is important to treat the holes and then seal them as the bees will reuse the holes each year. Bee Jars are also available for homes that have a large amount of activity. 

Why shouldn't homeowners try to control stinging insects without the help of a trained professional?
Many types of stinging insects, such as paper wasps, are social insects. They will sting to protect themselves and members of their colony. The insects give off pheromones, which cause other members of the colony to react as well. The chaotic reaction is too dangerous for a homeowner to address alone. Only an experienced professional should attempt this. 

Is your pest service “safe” for my family?
In order to control and/or eradicate the insects you must first eliminate their food sources, nesting areas (if any), entry points, etc. With our IPM (Integrated Pest Management) approach, we can, not only eliminate the pests but, the true cause of the problem. We will then treat in the most environmentally responsible way to solve current issues and make recommendations to help prevent any future reocurrence.

Can I have my regular services on an Auto pay schedule?
YES! Just notify our office manager and we can keep a credit card on file for you to be run after every service.

Do I have to sign an annual contract for your services?
NO! We are a non-contract company who will provide specific services to the issue(s) that you may be having. If at any point you wish to stop service or if you’d only like an “as needed” service you are free to do so without fear of penalties. You are also free to adjust your service based on your needs.

I keep a clean house but I have roaches. Why do I still see them?
Having a clean house will not eradicate roaches entering your home since they are looking for food, shelter and water to survive. If it is a larger cockroach you are seeing, they are coming from the outside to the inside, through windows or doors that might not be sealed properly when shut, or through attics, basements, etc. They won't typically nest in homes but if the numbers are not controlled they can infest many different areas. If it is the smaller German cockroach, they can be brought in on groceries, bags, furniture, etc. They are quick to infest areas that provide shelter food and water. 

 

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