You have questions and concerns we have the answers
You have questions and concerns we have the answers.
Frequently Asked Questions
1Why do i need professional extermination services when i can get over the shelf products and do it myself?
Certified pest control companies utilize commercial grade products for their interventions. Unlike domestic products, commercial grade products provide a longer lasting residual effect thus yielding maximum results, in the long run it can often result in the usage of less pesticides in comparison to lower quality domestic grade products by reducing the number of applications necessary. Professional exterminators must also apply these products under strict directives mandated by government regulations. An added benefit to professional extermination services is the written warranty and after sales service provided. Verminex estimates factor in the additional displacements and products necessary to continue treatments during the warranty period if the pest problem persists. This provides clients with the after sales services that are often necessary when dealing with mother nature.
2I think i may have bed bugs, how can I tell? Can i get rid of them by throwing away my mattress or furniture?
Bed bugs are tiny bugs, they are often less than 6mm in size and resemble the shape of an apple. They are often found in the seams of mattresses, crawling on your bed, or hidden between the mattress and frame of the bed. If you see brown spots rusty in color on your bed sheets that is a good indication you may have bed bugs. Throwing away mattresses, furniture or clothing will rarely get rid of bedbugs. Bed bugs live on other surfaces like night stands, behind baseboards & floorboards, door and window frames, and wall voids. In addition bedbugs procreate fast, female bed bugs will lay approximately 12 eggs per day and often in areas that may not be visible to occupants. If you have bed bugs this is one treatment you want left to the professionals. Early detection and intervention is key in the treatment against any bed bug infestation.
3Why are insects always in my home and how can i keep them away?
Most insects penetrate homes for food and shelter and actually live in the vicinity of your home so the distances they need to travel to enter your home are often quite small. An inspection by our service experts can determine if the insects that are present within your living or work space are merely entering from the exterior or have in fact nested within the wall spaces. In either situation Verminex can determine the most effective method to first and foremost eliminate them and secondly to ensure a long term repellant keeps them at bay.
4Which time of year is best for pest control services to protect my home?
There isn’t a single best time of year to intervene with extermination services. Different insects and rodents will appear at different times during the year. There are however certain insects and rodents that are more pervasive during certain seasons. For instance, spring is usually a very active period for crawling insects such as ants, spiders and humidity bugs, whereas in winter these pests remain dormant. With increases in temperature and humidity they become active in early spring and is the best time to get the necessary pest control treatments to keep them at bay. In the late autumn early winter period mice begin penetrating the interior of dwellings to seek shelter from the cold winter months ahead. Once again it is best to perform these treatments early so they do not have the opportunity to reproduce and create an infestation.
5I may have found mice droppings. I do not understand, my home is well maintained and clean, how did I get mice?
Mice can fit through very tiny holes and gaps as small as ¼ of an inch in size. Mice are also very good climbers and can often penetrate into homes via roof soffits. Potential entry points should always be fixed but closing off all possible entry points is extremely difficult and can often take some time to perform. For this reason it is important that when treating for mice a high quality rodenticide should be used. It is the most effective way to eliminate population numbers quickly. Even a very well maintained and clean home can become infested with mice. Mice will begin to seek shelter in cold winter months. In the summer period they are constantly in search of food and protection from predators and often return to their breeding grounds. Homes are ideal due to the multiple hiding locations available to them such; attics, crawl spaces, wall voids, behind cupboards and appliances.
6How soon can I expect results following a pest control intervention or treatment?
This greatly depends on the type of pest, the product utilized and the treatment method adopted. You may see results within the first day of an intervention. However, pest control treatments usually require multiple days and sometimes weeks to take full effect. Some pests will come into contact with the treatment almost immediately whereas others may take some time. A drastic improvement can be observed within the first 30 days. In many cases the 30 day period is sufficient to allow the complete elimination of the pest at hand. In more severe cases of infestation you may notice pest activity following the first 30 day period. In these instances you musty contact us for a re-evaluation considering a re-application of the treatment may be necessary. The re-applications are covered under our written warranty and no additional service charges apply.
7I am concerned about using pesticides around my home, my children and my pets are they really safe?
If the extermination company you hire to treat your pest problem has the expertise and government certificates and permits for extermination services then they can be applied in a safe and effective manner. Our service experts care about your well being and safety. All the products we use and the service experts are authorised and registered with the able authority. The technicians are also trained in safe handling and take you through the process step by step. If you have any safety or health concerns we can discuss additional safety precautions or possibly a non-synthetic option. Seniors, pregnant women, households with new born babies, or individuals with health issues should contact their family doctor before the product is applied Verminex will gladly provide you with the name of the product pre-treatment. In almost all cases doctors will allow for normal re-entry times, but in some cases depending on health concerns the doctor may change the time from 4 hours to 8, or possibly 24 hours. If you are concerned about the usage of commercial products there are a variety of organic natural products that can also be utilized. Here are some of the ways Verminex protects your safety and security; Insecticide concentrates are diluted to the exact specifications mandated by product manufacturers and approved by government authorities. Providing clients with all essential safety precautions and instructions prior to treatment such as protecting or relocating children’s toys, re-housing pets on treatment day etc... Strict protocols on the application methodology that respect product directives A guarantee that all employees entering your home are certified pest control technicians