On this page is a list of frequently asked questions and answers about pest control services. If you have any other questions give us a call!
Q. What are all your service areas?
A. We service the Vancouver, Washington and Clark County area as well as Portland, Oregon and nearby cities such as Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Gladstone, Oregon City and Clackamas area.
Q. How long does it take to see results after treatment?
A. Most results are immediate and last a long time. Results vary depending on the insect. Fleas, ticks, and bed bugs may take more than one treatment.
Q. Why should I hire a professional?
A. We are educated and trained in pest control and management. We provide treatment that will eliminate your pest problems in a safe and efficient manner.
Q. What should I look for in a pest control company?
A. Not all pest control companies are the same. Check that the company is licensed, has a good reputation, and can provide a guarantee.
Q. Why is a home inspection required before a quote?
A. There are many variations to homes, landscapes, and types of pest problems. Inspections are free.
Q. Are the products safe?
A. Safety is our priority. We ensure a safe environment for family and pets.
Q. What are health risks associated with common pests?
A. To find out more about pest-related diseases visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Q. What can I do inside my house to keep pests away?
A. Keep all kitchen areas clean, check pipes for leaks and cracks, keep small areas dry and ventilated, and check packages and groceries brought inside the home.
Q. I keep getting spiders in my house. How can I prevent future spider infestations?
A. Most of the time spiders are coming from tall trees or high areas and bushes etc. They can also come from neighboring properties. The best defense is to keep plants and trees from touching the roof and/or siding of the house. This will also keep ants and other insects from getting into the house. In addition to this we recommend the crawl space to be treated.
Q. I have a mouse running around in my house! What should I do?
A. The first step is to catch the live mouse using a mousetrap. Usually, where there is one mouse there are many. The mice are coming from outside into the crawl space. Because of this we will want to bait the mice right away to eliminate the problem. Unfortunately, homes are not built to keep mice out.
Q. We have rats and we know they are in other houses around the neighborhood. What do we do?
A. The first thing is to inspect your exterior for large openings or damaged screen vents.
Q. We have seen what looks to be carpenter ants around our property. If we see carpenter ants outside our house should we be worried?
A. Yes! Carpenter ants will be looking for a place to harbor such as inside the wall voids of your home. We recommend that you at least get the outside of your home treated. We do this by treating the foundation of the property to prevent and/or control the carpenter ants. If you know that you have an existing infestation it may take more than one treatment or a possible void treatment.