F.A.Q.

1. What about my children and pets?

2. How safe are the pesticides used by professionals and homeowners?

3. How much does ANTEATER charge for...?

4. Are the materials you use safe?

5. Does the treatment have an odor?

6. What is IPM?

7. Will the treatment harm our plants?

8. Why should I hire a professional pest control technician rather than do the job myself?

9. How can you control pests inside my home if you only service the outside?

10. What about rain?

11. What insects does the general pest service cover?

12. I have some sort of weird bug,  but I am not sure what it is.  How can I find out what it is and how to get rid of it?

13. Will the products you treat our homes with be environmentally safe to both humans and our pets?

14. How can you control pests inside my home if you only service the outside?

15. What if I delevop a pest problem in my house?

16. I have discovered a small worm-like bug, tan colored, that tapers at one end to a darker brown color, living in the carpet/area rugs. What are they?

17. Do I have to move or take out my dishes, furniture, etc; when applying inside structure treatment?

18. How many ongoing visits are required for roach treatments?

19. I have a problem with fruit flies in my kitchen. What can I do to control these pesky flies and how do I keep them from coming back?

20. What are some of the most common household pests?
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1.What about my children and pets?
 We use EPA registered products and we use the utmost care when it comes to your safety. If it will be necessary to remove pets or vacate during a treatment, we will notify you in advance. It is usually not necessary to leave.
  
2.How safe are the pesticides used by professionals and homeowners?
 

If pesticides are handled and applied with care according to label directions, they do not represent an unreasonable risk to people, non-target organisms or the environment. Homeowners should be aware that the use of pesticides, as with many household products, does pose some risk, and why label directions must be read and followed closely. The level of risk posed by a chemical depends on its toxicity and the level of exposure. Improper or inappropriate use of pesticides and other household products by either the homeowner or the professional applicator can increase the level of exposure, which in turn increases the level of risk posed to human health and the environment.

  
3.How much does ANTEATER charge for...?
 

Mainly the cost for most of our services depends much on the analysis and inspection made at the property. Prices may vary by the properties size and magnitude of a problem, but mostly our prices are reliable and affordable, that's one reason we out stand on top from most companies.

  
4.Are the materials you use safe?
 

All pesticides are inherently poisonous and our state certified technicians are trained to handle them with respect to human safety and the environment. 
Anteater Pest Control believes strongly in choosing the safest approach to solving each pest occurrence, and of course, all materials we use are registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

  
5.Does the treatment have an odor?
 No. All our applications are odorless or have low-odor alternatives. Ask your Anteater pest professional if you have concerns about what you should expect for specific treatments.
  
6.What is IPM?
 

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a decision - making process that anticipates and prevents pest activity and infestation by combining several strategies to achieve long-term solutions. An IPM program may include education, proper waste management, structural repair, maintenance, biological and mechanical control techniques and pesticide application.

  
7.Will the treatment harm our plants?
 

No. Our inspections and treatments will not harm plants. Plants, however, can be the source of pest problems when they are brought in from outside.

  
8.Why should I hire a professional pest control technician rather than do the job myself?
 Chemicals sold by home improvement or garden centers can have a residual effect for as short as 30 minutes. Many of our products used for residential insect and rodent control last at least 60 days to keep working between treatments.
  
9.How can you control pests inside my home if you only service the outside?
 

Most pests live, eat and reproduce in the environment outside your home. In their quest for survival, your home provides pests with the same essentials that you need. If pests are inside your home, we will service the cracks, crevices and void areas inside of your home. After the interior problem is eliminated, our service focuses on the outside of your home to prevent pests from harboring inside your home.

  
10.What about rain?
 

All of the material used in our pest management programs are designed for all weather conditions.

  
11.What insects does the general pest service cover?
 

Spiders, crickets, ants, roaches, silverfish are generally covered under routine general pest control service. Fleas, ticks, scorpions and flying insects require different and often difficult treatment strategies and thus are charged accordingly.

  
12.I have some sort of weird bug,  but I am not sure what it is.  How can I find out what it is and how to get rid of it?
 

 Email us with the description! We will be happy to assist you with the problem,

  
13.Will the products you treat our homes with be environmentally safe to both humans and our pets?
 

The various pesticides, baits, traps, and pest management strategies used by Anteater Pest Control Inc. are the very latest in technology that the industry has to offer. Environmentally friendly products along with integrated pest management strategies are used to give our customers they very best in control with less use of chemical and effective results.

  
14.How can you control pests inside my home if you only service the outside?
 

Most pests live, eat and reproduce in the environment outside your home. In their quest for survival, your home provides pests with the same essentials that you need. If pests are inside your home, we will service the cracks, crevices and void areas inside of your home. After the interior problem is eliminated, our service focuses on the outside of your home to prevent pests from harboring inside your home.

  
15.What if I delevop a pest problem in my house?
 

Your service includes inside treatment as needed for covered pests. Just call your service technician and get an appointment.

  
16.I have discovered a small worm-like bug, tan colored, that tapers at one end to a darker brown color, living in the carpet/area rugs. What are they?
 

Sounds like carpet beetles or cabinet beetles. These beetles feed on woolen items, dead insects, pet and human hair trapped in carpets, and food items in pantries. They can be very difficult to control, so it is recommended you consult a professional pest control company like Anteater Pest Control.

  
17.Do I have to move or take out my dishes, furniture, etc; when applying inside structure treatment?
 

We only recommend to move the necessary items that obstructs the areas that will be treated, then return them to its proper place when treatment is finish.

  
18.How many ongoing visits are required for roach treatments?
 

For better and maximum results, it is recommended to treat infested areas in home structures every 60 days and in commercial structures every 30 days.

  
19.I have a problem with fruit flies in my kitchen. What can I do to control these pesky flies and how do I keep them from coming back?
 

Fruit flies are attracted to and breed in fermenting materials like ripening fruits and vegetables, beer and cider. They are also attracted to moisture and food that has accumulated in wet sponges, mops, and slimy areas around drains. Fruit flies often come in on infested fruits and vegetables and are small enough to get through regular window and door screens. Discard any overripe fruits and vegetables and place new produce in the refrigerator. Garbage should be kept in plastic bags and in containers that are kept closed. Discard old sponges and rags and keep drains, sinks, dishrags, and sponges clean by washing them with hot water and soap frequently. With an accelerated infestation, a pest management professional can set traps to eliminate the problem

  
20.What are some of the most common household pests?
 

Well, it depends on what geographic area you live in. Common household pests include insects such as ants, cockroaches, termites, flies, pantry pests and wasps as well as mice and rats. Remember, most pests need food, water and a place to live. Eliminating any one of those elements will help significantly in controlling the pest.

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