Frequently Asked Questions
Answers from Our Knowledgeable Employees
When you’re dealing with a pest invasion in your home, business, or agriculture, it’s understandable that you might have various questions about how to get rid of them, what constitutes a safe chemical treatment, and more. At Frame’s Pest Control, our licensed technicians have answered some of the questions we commonly receive from customers.
Why should I hire a professional for pest control?
While DIY approaches may be effective for some time, they are not the same as the equipment and processes of a pest control professional. Frame’s Pest Control can inspect the pest invading your home, identify the cause of the infestation, recommend an affordable and effective solution, and adequately treat the problem.
Are the chemicals used in treatment safe?
The EPA evaluates pesticides to ensure that they will not have unreasonable adverse effects on humans, the environment, and non-target species. As long as you follow all instructions for your service, there is no reason to be concerned.
Is pest control safe for my family and pets?
Yes, the pesticides used during pest control are safe for your family and pets. At Frame’s Pest Control, our number one priority is to keep you and your family safe, while also keeping your home pest and rodent-free.
Do I have to leave my home for pest control service?
We recommend you leave your home for pest control treatment or at least give the treatment time to dry before you return. Some products take up to 2-3 hours to dry, while others could be dry in 30 minutes.
Why do you recommend residents stay out three to four hours after treatment?
Some of our treatments require time to dry and to allow fogging to dissipate.
How long does it take for the pest control treatment to work?
Timing depends on the pest you are trying to eliminate. For example, the extermination of rodents or cockroaches can take up to two weeks. Other pests can be eradicated immediately. Ask your pest control professional how long they believe it will take for your infestation to die off, and what you may expect in the future so you can start enjoying a pest-free existence once again.
What do I need to do before a pest control service?
Depending on the type of pest infestation you have, there are specific steps you need to take to prepare for treatment. Most of the time, a list of these items will be provided by your pest control professional.
Below are some of the most common steps to take when preparing for a pest control treatment:
- Remove large pieces of furniture away from walls and corners to provide easy access
- Ensure your clothes, toys, decorations, and other possessions are safely stored away and covered with plastic if they do not fit in a dresser or closet
- Cover your tables, furniture, and chairs with plastic wrap
- Clear off all countertops and remove all small appliances from your kitchen
- If you have pets, let them stay with a neighbor or friend during the time of the treatment
What is the difference between baiting and a pesticide treatment?
Baiting allows for the minimum amount of pesticide to be used to treat an infestation. The trade-off to baiting is that it can take longer and pests can only be treated if harborage sites can be narrowed down.
What is the difference between a bait versus a spray treatment?
Baiting can be a slower, more prolonged treatment process, but it can be very effective. Liquid treatments tend to work a lot faster, but some consumers do not prefer to have liquid chemicals applied in their home. At Frame’s Pest Control, the type of pest, infestation location, and severity determine the kind of treatment we will recommend.
Why do I still see living insects (fleas, bed bugs, roaches, etc.) after treatment?
You may still see live pests 7-10 days after treatments because it can take time for pests to come into contact with treatments. Most pests will die 24-48 hours after coming into contact with the dried chemical or digestion of baits.
Why do I see more pests after my pest treatment?
You may have spotted the origin of the infestation, but not the nesting area of the pests. Once the treatment is applied, you may find more and more pests coming out of their nesting area. Depending on the treatment used, you may still see living pests for a week or two after treatment. Most pests will die within one to two days after coming into contact with the bait or pesticide.
Why does it require more than one treatment to control pests?
Some highly mobile pests like fleas, ticks, termites, and bed bugs can easily be transferred from different locations. Identifying the source of the infestation and successfully removing the pests from your home can take multiple treatments.
I am getting bitten. What could it be?
Unfortunately, there are too many possibilities for us to narrow down. Bites can manifest anywhere from minutes to days. In addition, individual reactions can vary greatly between types of bites. You can try a doctor, but bites are usually not unique enough to identify. Frame’s Pest Control can come out to inspect and try and do trapping to investigate these situations.
What type of preventative programs does Frame’s Pest Control offer?
We offer comprehensive Guardian and Guardian Plus programs that provide you with year-round preventative services.
Why do I need to sign up for a preventative pest control plan?
A preventative pest control plan is an environmentally friendly, sensible approach to controlling pests. Through quarterly inspection, monitoring, and reporting, a preventative pest control plan can help reduce the number of pests in your home, pesticide use, and ultimately save you money. Our highly trained technicians use precise, concentrated techniques that allow us to protect your home for extended periods of time. You will have peace of mind knowing your home is in good hands.
Where can I find more information on pest control, inspection, and prevention?
We’re happy to provide you with more information or schedule an inspection for you. Just get in touch with us.