Here are some frequently asked questions by our clients…
Q. What are the top pest problems we face in South Carolina ?
A. The biggest problems we face are termites, ants, roaches, mosquitoes, fleas and ticks, spiders, and bed bugs. We highly recommend perimeter treatments along with baiting around homes, entry points, and other outdoor areas.
Q. Will the products you treat our homes with be environmentally safe to both humans and our pets?
A. The various products and pest management strategies used by Econ-O-Bug Pest Control are the most up to date that the industry has to offer. Environmentally friendly products along with integrated pest management strategies are used to give our customers they very best in control with less use of chemicals.
Q. Is the chemical/product safe for my children and pets?
A. We use EPA registered products and we use special care when it comes to your safety. If it will be necessary to remove pets or vacate during a treatment, we will notify you in advance. It is usually not necessary to leave.
Q. What if I am pregnant, have a new baby, or have a suppressed immune system?
A. Just as a precaution, we ask that you leave the premises for at least 2 hours. We also recommend that anyone in the home with a breathing disorder or an elderly person be taken from the home for a brief time.
Q. If I didn’t see any pests, can I skip a service?
A. For best results, we recommend at least a quarterly service to maintain control of pests. The products we use do not normally last over 90 days, so it is important to not skip any services.
Q. If I see a pest problem after my regular service will you come back?
A. It is normal to see an increase in insect activity right after our service. If the problem persists after about seven days, we will return at no charge, for most services.
Q. I didn’t smell anything after our service technician left.
A. Econ-O-Bug is concerned about your home or business. We always use low-odor products to minimize irritation for our customers.
Q. What if it rains?
A. All materials used in our pest management programs are designed for all weather conditions, and some products need moisture to release insecticides.
Q. Why don’t you come inside my home on every pest control visit?
A. The vast majority of insects invade your home from the outside. By treating the outside we are preventing them from entering, and keeping the amount of chemicals in your home to a minimum.
Q. What is the difference in Pest Control and Termite Control? Why doesn’t Pest Control include Termites?
A. Pest Control covers those pests that live above the ground in your home, while Termite Control covers termites that live under ground. The treatments are different types of treatments.
Q. How do I tell the difference in Flying Ants and Termite Swarmers?
A. Termites have straight antennae, a full cigar shaped body, and 2 pairs of equal length wings. Flying Ants have elbowed antennae, an hour glass shaped body, and 2 pair of wings of unequal length.
Q. What is the difference in a Liquid Treatment and a Bait Treatment?
A. A Liquid Treatment requires a liquid termiticide application to the soil in critical areas creating a barrier between the ground and the house. A Bait Treatment requires placing monitoring stations around the house and placing bait in the stations only when termites are discovered in the stations.
Q. How do the products you use stop mosquitoes?
A. The products we use either kill mosquitoes on contact, repel them and prevent mosquito larvae (the immature offspring that develop in water) from becoming adults. It’s the best of both worlds and the most effective control strategy.
Q. Will treatments totally eliminate the mosquitoes on my property?
A. Because of the migratory nature of mosquitoes, it is impossible to prevent mosquitoes from flying into your yard. Regular treatments will reduce the mosquito population to a minimal level.
Q. How many treatments are required?
A. Mosquitoes develop, mature and lay eggs in standing water, whenever the conditions are right, which can be all year long in South Carolina. Due to this, we recommend monthly treatments.