Exterior Maintenance (Spider, Fly, Ladybug, Box Elder Bug, Stink Bug, Beetles, Centipedes)
Be prepared to show the technician all problem areas. Make sure that problem areas are cleared of clutter so that the area can be treated properly. People and pets must be inside with windows closed during exterior applications. If an interior application is also being done people need to be out of the structure during the treatment and afterwards as directed by the product label. Pets will also need to be out of the structure or contained in a room not being treated. Do not use any over the counter or organic pest control products to or after our service; doing so may prevent our chemicals from working properly.
An insect population around a structure can sometimes be a health risk as well as a very unsightly problem. Spider bites that cause severe reactions and even death are a vital reason for control. The unsightly webs and damage to your investment are another reason to having maintenance performed on a regular basis. Exterior maintenance to a structure in the months of April thru October is done to eliminate insects in and around the structure. Maintenance outside can prevent interior problems. Sometimes specific problems may need to be addressed on the inside (this can be done at an additional charge if needed) but after that initial application exterior maintenance is the key to long term control.
Maintenance-Peak To Foundation:
Application is to all of the overhangs, windows, doors, seams and cracks entering the home and around the base perimeter of the structure 3 feet onto the structure and 3 feet out into the ground. These major key areas are treated to prevent interior activity and eliminate webs and damage caused by spiders and other insects. By law we are not permitted to treat the entire surface of the structure.
Application is outside along the base perimeter of the structure 3 feet onto the structure and 3 feet out into the ground. This type of treatment may be for a population of insects that is causing only minor problems and is not seen on upper floors along overhangs and siding.
What to Expect:
Still Seeing Insects after Treatment? Don’t Panic!
Please realize that insects don’t drop dead as soon as they crawl across the treated areas. It can take a couple of hours (time varies) to kill them, but it will work. Please have realistic expectations after this treatment. This does not mean you will never see another insect and the occasional sighting inside. It takes a little time from the moment they cross the material to the time they die. If you see them dead, it means the treatment is working!
Do not use any over the counter or organic pest control products for 30 days, doing so may prevent our chemicals from working correctly.
Please be patient and allow the treatment the necessary time to totally solve your ant problem. Whether or not the actual nesting area is found and treated, it is imperative that you wait 30 days before any re-treatment to allow the materials to do their job. To treat before the 30 days is only putting new material over a treatment that is already working. The materials that we use have a two to three month residual effect, so one application will most likely not control the problem for an entire season. The label is the law and may limit how often a residence may be treated so that you will not be over-exposed to materials.