Frequently Asked Questions About Organic Pest Control
Do I need to empty my kitchen cupboards when getting organic pest control treatment?
No, it’s not necessary to empty cupboards as we apply a gel to areas where cockroaches nest or harbour. No liquid sprays are applied to these areas.
Is my cat / dog safe?
There is no concern about the safety of animals since the amount of active constituent that they may take in, either by contact while it’s wet or by ingesting it orally, is very small.
What do I need to do prior to the organic pest control treatment?
Access to room edges is necessary to spray along skirtings. Therefore clothing articles, magazines, toys etc. should be moved off the ground. All food items should be cleared from bench and table tops.
Will the organic pest control spray affect humans?
No, it will not affect you. The chemicals we apply are registered to be used in hospitals, schools, and public places.
Is it safe to stay in my premises while you spray?
It’s safe, but we recommend that you vacate your premises while the treatment is carried out and to ventilate the rooms thoroughly after completion for 3 hours before settling back in.
Will the gel / paste that is applied to the inside of cupboards contaminate my food?
No, it will not. The gel/paste is only applied to areas where insects congregate or harbour, like cracks, crevices or hinges.
How can you control pests inside my home if you only service outside?
After we’ve eliminated any problems inside your home, we focus our attention outside to address areas where pests can gain entry or where they might find food or water sources. After those access points are eliminated, we create a barrier of protection. By keeping pests outside, we eliminate or reduce the need to go back inside your home.
Why should I hire a professional Pest Prevention service?
Preventive pest control stops pest from getting in your home. As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and it is always easier to prevent pests than to deal with an infestation. Pest management professionals are educated, trained and certified to handle the specific pest issues that you will encounter in and around your home. Green Tech’s professionals are trained in the safe handling and proper application of materials used to eliminate or prevent pests. Some general guidelines for choosing a pest management company are:
- Look for a reputable company with knowledgeable and professional representatives and a great image.
- Ask friends and associates to recommend companies they use or have used.
- Look for members of state and national industry associations such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) that provide ethical guidelines and technical information.
- Be certain the company is licensed by your state’s regulatory agency.
Why do I need to have my home inspected before you can give me a price?
No two homes or pest problems are exactly alike and neither are their treatments. That’s why we thoroughly inspect your home – inside and outside. We then design an organic pest control program customized for your situation.
What are conditions, avenues and sources?
Household pests live and breed outside your home. In order to survive, they seek food, water, and shelter – and your home provides all of those elements. Conditions, avenues, and sources provide means for pests to get inside your home.
Conditions are situations outside your home conducive to pest activity, such as sanitation around garbage cans, standing water or wood stored near your home’s foundation.
Avenues are pathways into your home, such as unsealed cracks and/or crevices, tears in windows screens, breaks in caulking around pipes or cable television wires, etc.
Sources are places of origin for pests, such as mulch beds, underneath accumulated leaves, inside unsealed trash containers, etc.
What are the health risks associated with common pests?
Pests can transmit a number of potentially serious diseases, illnesses, and allergies.
- 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
When is the best time to treat for termites?
The best time, to treat for termites is before they infest a structure. Termite control is an ongoing process; a control plan should be in place to avoid an infestation and damage repair costs.