Carpenter Ant answers
Carpenter Ant Damage to rural properties is second only to water damage.It is a major economic drain,weakening the structure's
integrity and totally preventable.
b) They are eliminated through athorough analysis of the property,comprehensive
examination of the structure for harbourages,ajudicious application of insecticide in voids and a through
defensive treatment of the property.
c) We use a power assisted stethascope to listen for activity inside walls.These
are satelites of colonies in trees ,we seek out the tree nests and apply chemical there also.
d) Insecticides kill,but
the chemicals that we apply ,you do not come in contact with as they are aerosals or dusts put inside walls.
They are easily identified by a single noddle between their Thorax and Abdomin
|Carpenter Ant Worker
|Single Noddle in middle of back identifies
General Exterior Treatments Answers
a) We believe in prevention and most insects can be stopped outdoors.We believe that
a 3 spray program can stop most any pest.We dont like putting spray inside homes unless there is a serious problem to be fixed.
b) IPM is Integrated Pest management a philosophy which uses traps,baits and sprays
in a comprehensive program
to stop pests before they become a problem. We thoroughly believe in monitoring to be able to identify potential problems
c) Pricing is based on time estimates and material to be used.We do not want to miss using all tools in
d) You can count on it. Our 99% retention rate says it all...our clients are loyal because we come
back anytime you need us...promptly. We appreciate loyal patrons.
Bat Eradication and Property Remediation Answers
a) Not generally,however
they can carry rabies,West Nile and their harbourages are vectors of fungal bacteria.
b) Bat eclusion is simple,you
just plug holes.You have to get them out first. Thats why we do bat treatments in the fall and winter when the bats have
left for the caves. We come back to make sure they dont.
c) Observation is critical.Knowing where entry points
are and the number of bats we are dealing with. In the spring and summer we analyze the problem and make recommendations.
In the fall we seal the building,clean and disinfect the premises.
d) We set up an 2 year inspection plan to ensure
that the repairs made are holding and the premise is as tight as possible. They will always come back to where they were born,
so we use bat houses as an alternate habitat.
Rodent Control Answers
a) Observation is critical, know you target
and plug holes wherever possible. Permenant closure is recommended but, temporary repairs including steel wool and expanding
foam will do.
b) Bait Safety boxes are best. Properly placed boxes can place tempting baits in their path and stop
the flow to your house. In rural areas watch for activity around septic tanks, well and any direct lines into your home and
c) Baits are poison and should be enclosed in tamper proof containers.
d) No, we generally
do this service as complimentary add on to our home protection plan. Bait and safety boxes are inexpensive. Its knowing
where to put them that is important.