Pest F.A.Q.

Ants 

  • What can I do to prevent ants?
    • Keep your home clean and throw away any excess garbage. 
  • Do ants bite ?
    • Most common indoor ants do not. Ants that can bite you, usually tend to stick to outdoor nests. 
  • What can I do to get rid of ants?
    • Follow the crumb trail to their nest, set up bait traps, use ant dust, use ant spray

Bed Bugs

  • How did I get bed bugs?
    • Bed bugs love to hitch-hike, they can latch onto clothing and follow you home. 
  • Are there signs I can look for?
    • Bed bug bites can vary person to person. A bite will look like a swollen red bump, mostly on the lower half of the body. 
    • Shed skin on bedding.
    • Dried blood spots on sheets. 
    • Lift up your mattress at home or at hotels and insect the corners of bed posts for eggs and feces. 

Cockroaches

  • How do I get rid of roaches?
    • Cockroach bait traps are an efficient way to trap and kill cockroaches.
    • Cockroach spray
    • Clean up food
  • How do I know if I have roaches?
    • Cockroaches can hide anywhere inside your home. The best way to look for signs of an infestation are droppings, shed skin, and loose body parts. 
    • Walk into the kitchen at night and turn on the lights, cockroaches tend to feed in the dark. Check your cabinet and food storage areas as well. 

Rodents

  • How do I know if I have rodents?
    • Droppings
    • Ripped food packages
    • Unusual scratching sounds inside the house
  • Are rodent dangerous?
    • Yes because they can carry diseases and spread them. 
    • They can also carry parasites such as lice, fleas, and ticks into your home.
  • How do I get rid of rodents?
    • Traps
    • Rodenticide – rat poison

Spiders 

  • How to get rid of spiders in my home?
    • Identify the spider first. Certain types of spiders can be poisonous. Use a broom to clean up the cobwebs or, use sprays. 
  • Will the spider bite me?
    • Spiders tend not to bite humans unless disturbed. There are 2 species of spider that are consider dangerous in the U.S.
      • Black window
      • Brown Recluse
  • How to prevent spiders in your home?
    • Clean up the cobwebs, destroying their nests.
    • Get rid of their food sources, such as other small insects.
    • Use residual insecticide to prevent nesting in small dark areas.

Termites

  • Common signs of termites?
    • Winged termites inside your home is an obvious sign of a nesting colony inside your home
    • Hallowed out tunnels or holes inside your flooring or walls
    • Shed wings 
  • How do I get rid of termites?
    • Professional termite control services
    • Fumigation
  • How to prevent termites?
    • Termite bait
    • Pre-treated soil plants 
    • Insecticide