Where can I find a licensed and certified pest control professional in my area?
To locate a licensed pest control professional in your area who can properly identify and treat your household pest problems, use our Find a Pro tool.
Does a pest control professional guarantee a pest-free home?
Pest control companies differ in their guarantees. If a guarantee is given, be sure to ask what it covers, how long it lasts, what you must do to keep it in force, and what type of continuing maintenance is necessary.
What can I do to prevent termites?
Termites love moisture, so you’ll want to prevent moisture from accumulating at the foundation of your home. Divert water with well-maintained downspouts, gutters and splash blocks. Ventilate crawl spaces to reduce humidity. Trim shrubs and other vegetation to keep them from covering vents. Maintain at least an 18” gap between the soil and wood portions of your home. And of course, have a pest control professional routinely inspect the foundation of your home for signs of termite damage.
Can I control stinging insects such as ants, wasps and yellowjackets on my own?
Many types of stinging insects are social insects. They sting to protect themselves and members of their colony. The insects give off pheromones, which cause other members of the colony to react as well, creating a dangerous situation for you and your family. A trained pest control professional is equipped to protect your home safely from stinging insects.
What steps can I take to protect my home against stinging insects?
Stinging insects build their nests in attics, crawlspaces, building corners, under gutters, and under patios or decks. Seal exterior cracks and crevices to prevent insects from entering a structure. Tightly seal all garbage cans and cover all food when outdoors. Avoid excessive use of fragrances outdoors, which can attract stinging insects.
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