Pest Control FAQs
- Q?IS IT TRUE THAT ONE COCKROACH CAN BE AN INDICATION OF MANY MORE?
A.Cockroaches travel in packs; therefore, the possibilities of having more than one inside your home are high. Insects, such as cockroaches, carry diseases and live in places that are accessible to food. It is best to remove them with a safe and reliable method that will also prevent them from returning.
- Q?MY HUSBAND HAS TREATED OUR HOME WITH SPRAYS AND I STILL HAVE HORRIBLE FLEA PROBLEMS EVERY SUMMER. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I CAN DO?
A.Flea problems are common during the summer season and the extermination process usually involves treating your yard, your home and your pets. First, you should contact a professional pest control service. While treating problems yourself seems logical, an expert can help you understand the life cycle of pests and use proper techniques to eradicate them. Second, steam cleaning your carpets and vacuuming your home frequently will help curb the problem. Also, applying flea treatments to your pets and washing your sheets often in hot, soapy water will help support any professional pest control efforts.
- Q?HOW DO I KNOW I HAVE FLYING ANTS AND NOT TERMITES?
A.These are three ways to tell them apart:
Wing Size: Termite wings are symmetrical and extend past their abdominal sections. Ant wings tend to be unequal in length and end at the tip of their abdomens.
Antennae: Termite antennae are bead like and straight. Ant antennae are always elbowed in the middle.
Waist Size: Ants have a narrow waist, while termites have a straighter body.
- Q?WHAT DOES “HOSPITAL GRADE” MEAN?
A.Hospitals have strict guidelines when it comes to how their facilities are fumigated and cannot risk endangering the health of their patients through the use of toxic chemicals. At BugWorks, we pride ourselves on not only meeting safety guidelines, but surpassing them.
- Q?DO MOSQUITOES CARRY DISEASES?
A.Yes, mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting millions of diseases every year. To prevent the contracting of any of these diseases, make sure you don’t have any containers with water outside.
- Q?HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE FLEAS IN MY HOME?
A.When you have a flea infestation, usually the first sign will manifest on your skin.
– Check for any bites on your skin. Fleabites are often small, however, they can be any size.
– Examine your pet’s coat and ears.
– Check for places that are hidden and harder to reach.
– Check your carpet by walking on white socks or passing a white rag across it. Fleas are more likely to jump on anything that is passing by.
- Q?CAN I COME INTO MY HOME RIGHT AFTER IT HAS BEEN FUMIGATED?
A.Generally people are not allowed to be inside the home for several hours. However, the time determined varies depending on the type of treatment. Make sure your pest control service lets you know exactly when you are safe to be inside the home.
- Q?DO I HAVE TO MOW MY LAWN PRIOR TO TREATMENT?
A.Preferably yes, all of your plants, trees and bushes should be trimmed from the side of the structure.
- Q?IS THERE ANY SPECIAL PROCEDURE I HAVE TO FOLLOW BEFORE MY HOME GETS FUMIGATED?
A.Yes, our service personnel will give you specific instructions.
- Q?IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET RID OF MOSQUITOES?
A.Yes. Even after they’ve invaded your home or your backyard, there are pesticides and measures that to get rid of them.
- Q?DO I HAVE TO SIGN UP FOR A CONTRACT?
A.No you don’t!