Home Pest Control FAQ’s

Pest Control FAQ’s

Pest Control FAQ’S:

Q. Why is it important to hire a Pest Control company such as Guardian Pest Services to address a pest   infestation, instead of attempting to control the problem myself?

A. The reason you should not try to control termites or other pest on your own is simple.  The level of expertise and products offered by Guardian Pest Services far surpasses what you as a homeowner can accomplish.  We have the skills and the right treatment plans to give you complete peace of mind.

Q. How difficult is it to treat termites?

A. For the average homeowner treating termites yourself is nearly impossible.  However Guaradian Pest Services has the expertise, knowledge and training to destroy the entire termite colony thus protecting your most expensive asset, your home.

Q. In addition to termites are there other pests that can damage my property?

A. Yes! There are a number of pests that can damage your property such as, carpenter bees, post beetles, carpenter ants.  All of these insects are classified as wood destroying insects and can do serious damage just like termites.  That is why it is important to hire a professional pest control company to do a complete inspection of your home and identify the issue then provide you with the most effective treatment plan to protect your investment.  Guardian Pest Services offers free inspections so why not give us a call today at (540)891-0330?

Q. How does Guardian Pest Services treat for cockroaches?

A. The first step in treating cockroaches or any other pest related issue is identification. That is why it is important to have Guardian Pest Services perform a free inspection first.  Once we identify the type of cockroach we can develop a treatment plan which will help to reduce then eliminate the population.  Once we have the infestation under control we will work with the homeowner to educate them on how they can help from the issue reoccurring.

Q. What are some of the considerations I should have when hiring a Pest Control professional?

1. Only hire a reputable company that is licensed and knowledgeable.  Ask to see their license and the technician’s credentials when they come to treat your house or business.
2 .When considering a pest control company insure they are a members of state, national or local pest management associations.
3. Always consider a NPMA member. (National Pest Management Association)
4. Before signing any contracts always insure that you fully understand what pest this application is going to address, the extent of the infestation, and the nature of the work to be performed.
5. If there is a guarantee associated with the treatment or application be sure you have a complete understanding of what the guarantee covers, how long it will last, what if any continuing maintenance is necessary to keep the guarantee enforced.

Q. What are some known health risks associated with common pests?

A. Cockroaches: Asthma, allergies, and food poisoning
Ticks: Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Fleas: Dermatitis, murine typhus and bubonic plague
Rodents: Hantavirus Pulmonary syndrome, murine typhus, salmonella and rat-bite fever
Mosquitoes: West Nile Virus, encephalitis, malaria
Fire Ants: Severe allergic reactions including anaphylactic shock
Bees/Wasps/Yellowjackets: Severe allergic reactions including anaphylactic shock

Q. How often should I have a termite inspection performed on my home?

A. The rule of thumb is every 2 to 4 years which in most cases is fine.  If for any reason you suspect that you may have termites the sooner the issue is addressed the less costly it can be for you and your home.  We recommend that you call us immediately if you suspect you might have a termite issue.

What payment methods does Guardian Pest Services accept?

A. We accept Cash / Check / Pay Pal and the following Credit Cards:
American Express

Q. Do I have to sign a lengthy contact with Guardian Pest Services to have any treatments performed?

A. No, you are not required to sign any long term contracts with our company.  We do offer monthly, bi-monthly and annual maintenance contracts for some pest control issues.  Your field technician can explain the best solution for your given situation.

Q. In addition to Termites / Cockroaches and other common house hold pests, what else does Guardian Pest Services eliminate?

A. Guardian Pest Services is a full service termite and pest control company.  Not only will we help you with termite and cockroach infestations we will also address rodent infestations, bee and wasp infestations, critter removal and prevention, bats, ants, spiders and many other insects. In addition Guardian Pest Services offers mosquito control. If you have a particular issue and would like to discuss it with one of our qualified technicians please give us a call at (540)891-0330 or visit our Ask the Experts section of our website to send us an email.