3 Things to Consider When Hiring a Pest Control Company:
1: Do they know what they are doing? Being a licensed pest control operator in our area is harder than you may think. Because of the nature of the service, there are several licenses and insurance requirements from the Louisiana Agriculture Department.
2: How are you treating my home? Are you constantly spraying chemicals inside of the house where my family lives or do you know how to control the pest issues from the outside?
3: How often are you coming? With advancements in newer products, you only need six applications throughout the year. Not the monthly visits some other companies want to sell.
How it all works…
Homes up to 5,000 square feet start at a flat rate of $35.00/month. How can we do it for this price? By being proactive with our scheduling and routing, we are able to be as efficient as possible. Instead of driving all over town providing service, we focus on only certain areas at a time. When the driving around time is reduced, we are being smart about our labor and therefore can offer a competitive price. We also have a pretty awesome referral program as well…if you refer us to one of your neighbors and they sign up, we will give you a FREE application. There are no limits to the number of referrals you can have!
Our program is designed to benefit you by protecting your family and time. Using quality products we are able to limit the number of visits needed to only 6 per year instead of monthly. The best part is, all 6 of these visits are on the exterior of your home so you do not have to be there. The products are colorless and odorless so once it is dried you won’t be able to tell we were even there. The biggest benefit of this is no more chemicals inside of your home!
You may be wondering how we can control pests inside your home by just treating the outside. With the exception of 2-3 bugs, all the pests you see inside your house come from the outside. By spraying a barrier around the entire house we can stop them before they ever get in.
The first visit is always the most important. All of our routine applications are made on the outside of your home to prevent pests from ever getting in. If you are currently having a bug problem, we may need to come inside for this first application. Remember the idea is to keep them from ever getting in, so if some are present we need to address them on time. During the normal visit, we will spray around the entire outside of your home building a barrier. We will also be sweeping the spider webs where we can reach. If we notice any unusual activity we will make sure to let you know. After about 20 minutes, once the product had dried, you can go about your normal routine. “Is this pet safe?” is a very common question. Yes! We have designed the entire program around being safe for you and your family, both human and fur!
How it all works…
Did you know that termites can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage to your home and it’s not covered under insurance? It’s considered routine maintenance and upkeep. Living in the South, it’s safe to say termites are everywhere and we cannot stress this enough. Having your home treated and protected is much cheaper than repairing the damage to come.
We offer free inspections that are easily requested and can have our technician out the same week. You do not need to be home for this, so there is no need to clear your schedule. Our technician will make a full inspection of the property and send the recommended treatment plan.
Upon receiving an estimate, please note that the price is for the termite treatment, the first year of termite inspections, and the filing of the required paperwork proving the treatment. This paperwork is required by law to have on file. We will contact you after the first year about your contract renewal.
How We Kill and Prevent:
During your termite treatment, the home will be protected using the Trelona Advance Termite Baiting System. The Trelona System doesn’t simply reduce the number of termites, it achieves on-going protection through total colony elimination. When termites feed on the bait, the product is carried back to the colony and spread to other worker termites and the queen. This will result in the total collapse of the colony and protect your home. Once the bait stations are installed, you receive a year of monitoring and inspection of the system. In the event of activity, we will take the necessary actions needed for the particular situation.
We want to start off by being honest. This is Louisiana, so completely getting rid of your mosquitoes is unrealistic. However, controlling them to the point where you can enjoy yourself outside is very realistic! For the average home, pricing is a set rate of $65.00/month for mosquito control.
How mosquitoes live…
For mosquitoes, we use a process known as fogging or a barrier spray. To understand how this works, you first need to know how mosquitoes live. First off, did you know only female mosquitoes bite? They use the blood to feed and lay their eggs. For food, both males and females consume nectar. The other benefit of feeding on the plants is they offer shade from the sun. This is why mosquitoes are more active in the evening when the sun is going down.
How we kill them…
These applications are sprayed with our pest control applications every six to eight weeks. When we use our fogger, we spray the entire landscape area down with an insecticide. We use something called IGR or insect growth regulator. When the mosquitos come into contact with IGR, it renders them infertile. The mosquitos carry the chemical back to the water where eggs are laid. Once in the water, the IGR is released from the mosquito and kills the eggs. It’s a process that just gets better with time.
Just to make sure we are all on the same page…
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