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Pest Control Service Frequently Asked Questions

21st Nov 2022

We know that when it comes to finding pests in your home or business, you’ll want to know how to stop and prevent them from entering in the future. We’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you determine if pest control services are worth it and what you can expect from pest control professionals. 

What do Pest Control Services Actually do? 

Pest control services deal with everything from ants to squirrels and wasps. At K&C Pest Control, we’ll examine your home or business for pests that occur around certain times of the year. For example, mice will try to find a warm space before winter begins. As a pest control business, we can help protect your home or business from these pests.  

Is Paying for Pest Control Services Worth it? 

When you see a pest in your home or business, you’ll likely buy traps or sprays to try and exterminate the pests. These methods can stop pests you already see but don’t resolve the problem of how they’re entering your home/business. Pest control specialists can find your pest problem at its source, determining the point of entry for these pests and what needs to happen to prevent them from entering a building in the first place. Long term, hiring a pest control professional can help you to save time and money. 

How Often do you Need Pest Control Services?

We recommend that you get pest control services done for your home or business monthly or bi-monthly for the inside and about every three months outside your home or business. Keeping a consistent schedule for pest control services will prevent pests from re-entering your home/business. 

How do I Prepare my House for Pest Control? 

To prepare your home for pest control services, you’ll want to ensure that your house is as clean as possible so that there’s no way of current pests hiding while our professionals work. Clear your sink of dirty dishes, vacuum, disinfect countertops, put all perishable food into sealed containers, and dispose of garbage properly. Wherever you see debris or anything that could attract pests, remove it to give yourself the best chance for a clean and pest-free home. 

How Long Does it Take Pest Control to Work?

Once a pest control specialist examines and sprays for pests, you’ll likely see a difference in pest activity within one to two days. The timeframe depends on what pests you’re dealing with and how they can be treated. The pest control specialists at K&C Pest Control will discuss what you can expect and how long it’ll take to rid your home or business of the infestation. 

Is There a Difference Between Pest Control and Exterminators? 

Pest control specialists know that to rid your home or business of pests properly, it takes finding the problem at the source – knowing how pests are entering the building and what needs fixing to stop it. Pest control is a process and involves investigative work. Specialists will figure out the problem and offer advice and long-term solutions for preventing pests from entering your home/business. At K&C, we’ll spray to protect your home and business from pests with a focus on Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM is the use of both chemical and non-chemical practices to control pests. 

An exterminator’s primary goal is to rid your home or business of pests that they can see, typically not preventing them from entering the building again in the future. There are also harmful sprays used to destroy pests, sometimes used in a broader area than necessary within your home or business. Typically, this is a short-term solution to a long-term problem. 

Is it Better to Hire a Pest Control Specialist or do it Yourself?

Hiring a pest control specialist to rid your home or business of pests is always more cost-effective and efficient than trying to take care of pests yourself. You won’t have to spend time and money on sprays and traps that will only capture a few pests that will continue to enter your home/business. A trusted pest control specialist can help you to find the root of the problem, giving you the desired outcome of a pest-free building. 

K&C Frequently Asked Questions

At K&C Pest Control, we’ve heard a lot of questions over the years about pest control services and how they prevent pests from entering your home or business. If you’re looking for more answers to your questions, we have a FAQ page on our website that might have the answers you’re looking for.

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