What is pest control?

Pest control is the process of managing or eliminating pests, such as insects, rodents, and other unwanted organisms, which can cause harm to people, structures, and crops.

What are the common pests found at home?

The most common pests found at home are rats, mice, cockroaches, termites, bed bugs, fleas, ants, and spiders.

What are the health hazards associated with pests?

Pests are known to carry and spread a variety of diseases such as salmonella, hantavirus, and Lyme disease among others. In addition, they can trigger allergies and asthma and cause physical harm in the case of venomous pests like spiders and scorpions.

How often should pest control be done?

The frequency of pest control treatment depends on the type of pest, the severity of the infestation, and other environmental and structural factors. Generally, indoor areas should be treated at least quarterly, while outdoor areas may require more frequent treatments.

What are the benefits of hiring a professional pest control service?

Professional pest control services provide a comprehensive solution to pest control problems, including proper identification of pests, use of effective and safe pest control methods, and continuous monitoring and management. This can help prevent re-infestation and ensure a pest-free environment. It also saves time and effort compared to DIY pest control methods which may be ineffective and risky.

Can pests be controlled without the use of pesticides?

There are several non-chemical methods of pest control, such as using traps, baits, and exclusion techniques. However, in some cases, the use of pesticides may be necessary to control severe infestations. In such cases, professional pest control services will use EPA-approved and safe pesticide products and follow proper application protocols.