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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you offer pet friendly pest control options?
Yes, we offer a variety of non-toxic and environmentally friendly pest solutions that are safe for pets, as well as kids, the elderly and pregnant women.
How long do regular pest treatments take?
The amount of time that Pelican Pest Control technicians are active on your property will depend largely on the size of your home/property along with the extent of any active pest issues. With regular visits, the time spent active on your property will lessen over time, however, each visit will usually include a walk-through of the property looking for changes or signs of pest activity, checking traps and putting preventative measures in place to reduce pest populations. Most often this work can be completed within 30 to 60 minutes, however if additional time is needed, our team will communicate those requirements to you.
What Actions Do I Need to Take Prior to A Regular Pest Maintenance Visit?
A Pelican Pest Control team member will advise you of any specific actions to take before a visit or to avoid immediately following a treatment visit. Usually, taking measures to keep exterior foliage well maintained, mowing your lawn prior to treatment and turning off sprinklers are good rules of thumb for exterior treatment services. When our team is required to check the interior of your home, you can help speed up our visit by picking up toys and moving any pet water dishes or plants out of the way.
What do you use to treat for mosquitoes?
Many homeowners erroneously believe that all pest management professionals do is spray chemicals to treat their homes. This is simply not true anymore. Many pest management professionals today use an Integrated Pest Management or IPM approach. IPM controls pests by getting rid of the three things they need to survive: food, shelter and water. Consumer education is a vital part of any IPM program. This approach consists of inspection, identification of the pests, employment of two or more control measures, and evaluation of effectiveness through follow-up inspections. Visit WhatisIPM.org for more information.
I noticed More Bugs Than Usual After My First Treatment. Why Is that?
Whether you’re talking about cockroaches, ants, mosquitos or other insect, often, after our first treatment visit it is common to see more bugs than usual. This usually occurs because we have disrupted their habitat in some way, whether that is blocking access to their home or food supply. When pesticides or chemical-free pest control efforts are employed it can often take some time before the effect takes place, or insects have had a chance to share or spread insecticide with friends and family. After this initial spike in activity, you should begin to notice an increase in dead insects. And, after a few initial treatments, hopefully no more pests!
How do you recognize termites?
Termite swarms can be visible in the early spring. Termites are often confused with flying ants. Telltale signs of termite infestation include soft wood in the home, mud tubes on the exterior of your home (often near the foundation) and darkening or blistering of wood structures.