FAQ About Pest Control

Should I Do My Own Pest Management or Hire a Professional?

There are many questions consumers have involving pest control. Where volumes could be written to answer your many questions, we have significantly condensed questions and compiled a frequently asked questions list for the most common ones asked.

We at Pestcom Pest Management have answered a handful of questions and will continue to respond more as time passes. If you do not see your question listed, feel welcome to call our office directly, and we will gladly answer any questions you have.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control

Question: Is professional pest control more effective control?

Answer: There are a few examples of doing pest control yourself in a pinch; however, having a professional exterminate the infestations and provide routine maintenance services is consistently more effective. Consumer products do not have the potency to be beneficial long term. 

Over a short period, the effects wane, and some chemicals are not helpful as many insects have developed immunity to their diluted formulas. For safety concerns, only a premium blend of chemicals is available to licensed professionals to ensure proper handling and application. If you are looking for maximum results in your pest control, invest in a dependable pest control professional.

Question: Are professional pest control products and equipment safe?

Answer: The equipment and products used by Pestcom Pest Management are safe and approved by the Environmental Protection Agency when properly used. The chemicals used to eliminate pests are naturally toxic to efficiently obliterate them. Our specialists have been trained to apply the quantities safe around pets and children, but enough to destroy the problems that reign overrunning your home or business.

Question:  If my neighbor has experienced a termite infestation, should I be concerned for my home?

Answer:  If a reported termite infestation is in the vicinity, you should invest in a termite inspection service to ensure the termites have not expanded their colony to your home. As a termite colony matures, the reproductive termites, known as swarmers, will branch out in nearby areas, which could easily affect your home.

If a close enough neighbor has a problem with termites, subterranean termites inhabit the soil in the area, making it relatively easy for them to tunnel to your home.

Question: Are black ants a problem if I see them in my home?

Answer: There are several black ants, but more commonly, black ants are carpenter ants, which live within the wood. They don’t cause nearly as much damage as termites and do not eat wood but carve galleries or tunnels in the wood. They tunnel their way through moist woods used in constructing your home to create their own homes. As carpenter ants carve out galleries, it weakens the integrity of the wood. 

Dampened wood is their preferred source of wood as it is easier for them to navigate through. If you suspect carpenter ants in your home, it is best to contact a professional for assistance before the damage becomes excessive.

Question: How do I avoid mice from coming into my home?

Answer: Mice are small and can squeeze through tiny holes. Additionally, mice have extraordinary climbing techniques that can help them climb and gain access from the roof. Perform an inspection around the house and seal any holes, cracks, or gaps.

If you already have an infestation of mice, request assistance from your professional as mice can be a challenge to remove efficiently.

Professional Pest Control

If you are looking for a professional pest control expert, contact Pestcom Pest Management.

We are eager to provide you with our services and our technicians are certified experts that are more than qualified to perform pest control services for you.

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