Do your technicians wear ID Badges
and drive marked vehicles?
A: Yes, we wear uniforms and
ID badges so you may know who we are. The uniforms have a "safari" feel to them as does our trucks. They are brightly
wrapped and have a safari theme to them.
Do you practice IPM and what is IPM?
A: Yes we practice IPM...as a matter of fact we have written the IPM protocols for school districts, hospitals, nursing homes
and many others. So it is safe to say we fully understand and embrace IPM. What is IPM? TECHNICALLY: IPM is a process
for achieving long term, environmentally sound pest suppression through the use of a wide variety of technological and management
practices. SIMPLY: IPM controls pest while reducing the hazards of pests and pesticide exposure to humans.
my home really need treatment?
A: Not always, 1st a thorough home inspection must take place to see if you have termites
and if so what would be the best course of action to rid your home of these pest that destroy billions of dollars worth of
properties each year. We provide FREE termite inspections to see if you even need to worry about termites.
Bed Bugs, are they really back?
A: You bet, and many places of business and now
residential homes are experiencing them more than ever. It’s just not shady hotels or homeless people who get bed bugs
as many seem to think to be the case. Quite the contrary, many upscale hotels and affluent people of all cultures and backgrounds
have fallen victim to this pest.
Bed bugs easily catch rides
on luggage, shoes, socks, clothing, sheets or whatever and all you have to do is be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Go eat at an exclusive restaurant and maybe someone just ate at your table that stayed at a hotel with bed bugs…now
you have them. Ride on an airplane that a person had bed bugs in their carry on and now they left them behind in your seat…now
you have them. Your child spends the night at a friends house and comes home complaining of a rash, guess what…could
be bed bugs.
What do bed bugs look
like and how would I know if I have them?
They are small and reddish brown in color and appear to look somewhat like a tick. That’s in the adult phase, they have
5 instars, or growth cycles and can appear as small as a pin head at first and almost impossible to recognize.
If you wake up in the morning and appear to have small reddish bite marks or a rash ANYWHERE on your body that is a
sign. If you find blood spots on your sheets or pillow that is also a sign that you have brought home bed bugs.
If you stay at a hotel, it is always best to inspect the mattress and box springs. You want to look for the bug itself,
but that is not always possible. Some tell-tale signs they may be there, they leave blood stains and fecal matter in the areas
that they live. So along the seams of the mattress or box spring is the first place to look. Then look around the tags on
the bed, they like to live around these as well. If you see nothing at this point but want to be safe, remove the headboard
from the wall (just grab and lift directly up) and inspect the back of the headboard and the board mounted on the wall. Again,
if you see no bugs, look for their “leave behinds” or “calling cards”.
You have a lot of stuff
on here that pertains to residential pest control, what about my place of business?
A: I am glad you asked, our specialty is just that, commercial business. We
focus on large, sprawling complexes such as food warehouses, food distribution centers, and manufacturing plants. We also
focus on facilities or organizations with multiple properties such as school districts or hospital groups. All of these have
one thing in common….potential for MANY pest issues that require a knowledgeable PCO (pest control operator) to safely
administer the proper chemicals and make the proper suggestions to protect these facilities from pest related issues.
Not any PCO can walk into a hospital and know what to do and how to do it. Not any PCO can walk into a school district
and know what to do and how to do it. Same can be said for all of the above mentioned businesses. With that said, many try
to SELL themselves to get in the door and figure they will learn as they go.
is an unacceptable practice and one you cannot afford to take place in your facility. Imagine this scenario: You hire a professional
PCO to help rid you of German Roaches and other general pest. He comes in and applies his chemicals after hours and the next
day when you come to work, the place must be shut down and quarantined as HAZMAT must now come in and clean all the chemical
up that this PCO has applied. Sounds outlandish? Now imagine the building in question was the EPA (Environmental Protection
No way you say, any PCO worth his salt would be EXTRA careful when treating their offices. Yes, you would think so,
but this ACTUALLY happened. This company actually used an agricultural pest product because they thought it would provide
IS THIS THE KIND OF PCO YOU WANT IN
Are you licensed and insured?
A: Yes we are and we can provide you with the proper documentation to suit
your facilities needs.
Are you familiar with AIB, Silliker, YUM-YUM foods
and other 3rd party auditors?
Yes we are, we have been involved with facilities that employ all of the above mentioned auditors. It is our goal to get you
your “SUPERIOR” as we know many bonuses for yourself and other employees are determined on these audits. We have
even seen peoples jobs hang by the balance of an audit score.
us help you shore up holes in your existing program or take over for a company that has let you down one too many times.