PEST CONTROL FAQS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
YES! As long as book an interior and exterior spider treatment for your home
NO! You don't need to have pets to have fleas. Bites from an unknown origin can be fleas, bed bugs or mosquitoes.
NO! Fleas and mosquitoes can also leave bites in a line
NO! If you want to stop flies coming into your home or business you need to put up some form of barrier e.g. mesh or close all the doors and windows and air condition.
NO! Our treatments kill all the fleas present but the cocoons hatching new fleas takes up to four weeks to work.
NO! Bites from an unknown insect only tell you have reactive your body is. They can not tell you what insect is it from the bites alone.
NO! You can not tell its bed bugs from a person telling you over the phone they have bites from an unknown origin. An inspection is needed to rule bed bugs in or out.
Bed bugs requires plan based on inspection of your dwelling. We need to base an effective plan based on your situation
We need the wood to be bare to treat the chair. Taking the paint or varnish off the chair may ruin the look.
NO! You are thinking of termites or borer. None of NZs pest ant species eat wood
About 7/10 do NOT have a cat or dog. Fleas can come from where they live naturally in the grass. Or feral cats or rats under your house. Or a customers place of work. Or a friends house with fleas. Mostly we don't know where a customers fleas come from.
It's low, around 2-5/100, Most bed bug calls are fleas where the customer doesn't have pets and has bites from an unseen/unknown insect.
Even lower. 1/100. In fact in ten years of trading only once.
Please take as many things off the floor as possible (furniture excluded) e.g. laptops, shoes and clothes. Please clear under beds. That's all. As we don't use misters the spray doesn't go everywhere.
NO! Cockroach species can all look similar, especially the juveniles. German cockroaches need to be somewhere warm, and won't be found in your bathroom. You saw a bush cockroach in your bathroom who wandered into your house by mistake. You don't have an infestation
Depending on the size of the house and areas treated 1-2 days
NO! If you stand on a cockroach you will kill it and its babies.
NO! Only two species are found in warm areas. The rest prefer cool environments like outside bark gardens and foliage
NO! Once the nest is destroyed the queen is killed and nest can't come back to life.
Yes! Wasps harvest wood to make into paper for their nests. If you have unpainted wood then it could be bringing in the wasps so they can harvest it. You may wish to paint or varnish the wood and the wasps may go else where.
Wasps fly in one of two directions, either to the nest or to a food or water source. You need to observe their flight patterns to find their nest.
Wasps fly up to 200m to forge.Your nest (s) is within 200m of the wasps you are seeing.
NO. We do not offer the silver bullet guarantee on apartments with adjoining corridors ( multistory )
NO! If you use professional grade bait correctly- placed in key areas that rats trust- they leave the building in search of water and never return. If the home owner uses non professional grade bait incorrectly you will make the rats sick and they will die in the walls.
NO! The rats near the stream are the sewer rats that are poor climbers. The noises in your ceiling are either from roof rats who are excellent climbers. Or mice who can sometimes be found in a ceiling space or birds, in particular in spring.
NO! We are called to houses with healthy rat and mouse populations and these machines switched on and blinking. Using power and doing nothing. Don't believe us? Ask the company selling them for any published evidence that they work. Because the answer is there isn't one published article in the entire world since the beginning of time. Before parting with your hard earned cash ask for some evidence they work.
That's their job to sell you the device. Word of mouth and a salesperson's enthusiasm are NOT evidence something works. Remember the consumer protection groups in NZ and Australia have already taken the companies that sell these devices to task! Ask the salesperson for a published study on the devices' efficousy.
You are correct Mice are stupid, predictable and easier to control than rats. But where they will trip you up is they are rapid and prolific breeders. So if your DIY efforts misses just one pregnant female, its back to square one!
Please clear any items on window sills. Pull curtains back and blinds up. Put food away. Cover pet or Gold fish. That's it! Since we use battery powered directional sprayers and not misters, our treatments do where we spray them not everywhere making a mess!!
Put food away. Do not empty the pantry. Do not move fridges or anything infested.
It depends on the treatment. Some have no stand down period e.g. ants others have 2 hours e.g. fleas. We only require the spray be dry before you enter, so in summer it may only be one hour.
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