Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions by All Pest Control Company

All Pest Control Company is your full-service pest and rodent exterminator, providing quick and affordable techniques to exterminate, control or prevent infestations. For answers to your frequently asked questions, keep reading below. You can also give us a call at 503-420-0244 for questions or for a free pest control estimate.

Pest Control FAQs Answered

What is pest control?

Pest control has two different definitions. First, pest control means keeping a population of pests down to a minimal and manageable level—”controlling” them. For pests that don’t have nests or colonies, this is often the case. Most of the time, pest control means extermination—eliminating the present infestation completely. With either control or extermination, we can add preventative services to help avoid re-infestation.

How much does pest control cost?

The cost of pest control depends on a wide range of variables such as the type of pest and the size of the infestation. It’s impossible to quote properly sight-unseen. There’s no reason to overpay for a problem with a simpler solution or pay less and receive inadequate service that doesn’t alleviate the infestation. Our team provides in-depth quotes that provide the right service, tailored to fit your needs.

How often should pest control be done?

It depends on the type of pest you wish to target and the size of your infestation. If you have one pest such as wasps or carpenter ants, one treatment ranging from one to three years might be sufficient. In other situations, such as a long-standing odorous ant infestation, repeated treatment over several months is a great option.

If you wish to live mostly pest-free, either monthly or quarterly treatment—again, depending on your circumstances—should suffice.

Why is pest control necessary?

Pests that live in and around homes may cause harm, cause damage or grow in populations that make living in your home undesirable. Pests such as wasps and hornets can hurt you while rodents and roaches can carry disease. Carpenter ants, termites, squirrels, moles and rodents can all cause significant property damage. Pest control can prevent damage and disease from entering your home.

Is professional pest control worth it?

Just like taking your legal issues to an attorney or sending your taxes to your accountant, a professional pest removal company understands the next steps to take to ensure the best outcome for you. A professional pest control service offers the expertise and tools necessary to help alleviate pest problems quickly around your home or business. Our expert pest technicians are excellent, providing better results than 99.999% of do-it-yourselfers.

Is pest control safe for children and pets?

Pest control is safest when performed by a skilled professional, trained in the proper usage of treatments and label requirements. A professional technician will typically use less treatment due to their expertise and understanding of using the appropriate volume in the right location.

The amount of treatment required to be effective is very low. Unless misused to a significant degree, it’s nearly impossible to get anywhere close to a harmful dose. Everything we use is safe for children, pets, the elderly and the sick.

Do you need pest control in winter?

Yes. While it’s true that some pest populations lay low in the winter, others are active year-round. If you’re currently benefiting from regular treatment, skipping winter treatments can result in a return of higher pest populations in the future.

Does pest control include mice and rats?

Yes. Although pest control is commonly thought of as control for insects, it also includes rodents, moles, squirrels, snakes, scorpions and more.

What is “organic” pest control?

Organic pest control uses treatments that are not synthetic in any way. It does not mean treatment-free. Instead, the ingredients used are naturally occurring within our environment. Examples include spices, essential oils, ciders, and vegetable or fruit rinds.

Is do-it-yourself pest control effective?

Fly swatters work great, but it depends on the size and history of your pest problem. For example, if you see a few ants outside, you might be able to stop the problem with an over-the-counter product. The vast majority of infestations, however, are usually past the point of remedy by DIY solutions. Some solutions may even make the issue worse.

Remember: most professional pest control companies offer a warranty, including us. With DIY pest control, you’re the warranty.

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We’re always here to help you. For other questions or to receive a quote, give us a call at 503-420-0244.