A—Termite treatment prices vary because the price is determined by the size and type of construction of your house and the type of treatment performed. There is no flat fee for termite treatments. Most treatments are between $500 and $1000 for homes between 2000 and 4000 square feet. The best way to get an exact price is to schedule a free inspection.
Q—How much does it cost to treat my house for termites?
Q—Can’t you just come out once and get rid of all my pests?
A—Expest can perform a whole house extermination and eliminate the current pest problems. However for the long term we may recommend a maintenance program, which involves an Integrated Pest Management solution (IPM) which may include exclusion to seal up entry points where pests are entering. Some pest problems may require homeowner cooperation and participation, such as sanitation to varying degrees. If we feel a particular problem will take some time to eliminate or require follow-up visits, we will prepare you for that.
Q— What is an IPM Program and how can it help me?
A– An Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program is a term that describes a more comprehensive approach to pest control. IPM goes beyond simply spraying pesticides until the problem goes away, this is obviously not environmentally friendly and usually not effective long-term. An IPM approach says first lets perform a thorough inspection to gather information. Once the pests are identified, then what is causing the pest problem is determined, (i.e. what can be done other than using pesticides to eliminate the problem). Next we implement a plan of action, make suggestions to homeowners, and finally apply a limited amount of pesticide if necessary. Many pest problems are solved without pesticides and just taking a little time to investigate.
Q—What are the effects of long-term exposure to the pesticides you use?
A—New formulations, such as pastes and gels, have nearly eliminated airborne pesticides indoors. Most of the liquid pesticides used by Expest have minimal amounts of active ingredients, little and no odor, and no air borne particals to breath. Pesticides are typically placed in areas that are inaccessible to people and pets, such as in cracks and crevises where bugs tend to hide. Most homeowners who use over-the-counter pest control products often overcompensate for a lack of knowledge on how best solve a pest problem by using far more pesticide than is necessary. So, let the pros at Expest handle your pest problems.
Q—Will your treatment hurt my pets?
A—No. With the proper use of pesticides according to label directions, used at proper rates, taking precautions, such as removing pets until after the treatment is dry, and using a little common sense to avoid unnecessary exposure, no pets will be harmed because of the treatment. Safeguarding the health of our customers and their pets are of utmost importance to us. Many of the products pest management professionals use are also used by veterinarians to treat pets for fleas.
Q—Our house was treated for termites when we moved in five years ago. Does it need to be treated or inspected again?
A— The necessary treatment intervals of termite treatments is based on several factors, such as what type of termiticide was last used on the home, how properly is the home maintained, how thoroughly has the house been treated in the past, what is the structure and design of the house, is there proper drainage of surface water, and many other factors. The home should definitely be inspected by a professional exterminator on a regular and consistent basis. A fact that may surprise you is that termites do more damage to homes each year than fire and storms combined! The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends that structures be inspected once a year for termites and wood destroying insects. Call Expest to set up your termite inspection today and we will provide you with information from the inspection to help you make a decision on the the best time to treat.
Q—We have seen a couple of roaches. However, we are concerned about a pest control treatment because of our child’s asthma. What do you suggest?
A— Studies reported in the New England Journal of Medicine suggest a link between cockroaches and asthma in children. In addition, new technology in cockroach control has provided pest control treatment options which quickly eliminate roach populations with minimal applications of non-volatile, low toxicity products.
Q—Country life is great. However, the constant unannounced visits by those six, four and even no legged guests are driving us crazy! What can we do?
A—Expest can devise an IPM Program specificly for you. We will not promise that you will never see a pest again. However, Expest’s program is designed to reduce pest populations by changing conditions inviting to pests which include sealing easy pest access to your home, eliminating pest harborage near your home and by applying pesticides as needed, always keeping the health and wellbeing of your family first. Call us today to discuss your pest control needs.