At Ailing House Pest Management, Inc., we get lots of questions about local insects and rodents, as well as about our pest control services. We encourage you to read below where we’ve provided answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Don’t see your question? Give us a call at 831-624-8211 to speak to one of our highly experienced, licensed representatives. We’re always happy to help.
Are your technicians licensed and background checked?
Yes, all of technicians have either a field rep license, an applicator license or an operator license. This gives each technician the ability to inspect and treat to ensure you have the most efficient, effective service possible. As well, each technician is thoroughly background checked by the state of California.
Is your work guaranteed?
We guarantee most services for 30 days. Call us for more details at 831-624-8211.
Do you have same day or emergency service?
We can typically offer same-day service with a “30 minute window” for your convenience.
What’s the difference between a limited inspection and a complete inspection?
We offer free limited inspections for termites and other pests. Call us to learn about pricing for complete pest inspections and real estate transfer termite inspections.
What forms of payment do you take?
We take Visa and MasterCard, as well as cash and checks.
Do you offer pest management plans?
Yes, based specifically on your property’s needs.
What are your hours?
We offer appointments Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.
Do you offer outdoor service?
Yes, we offer complete pest and termite control services for both inside your property and the landscaping around it.
Do you get rid of bee hives?
Yes, we can carefully treat and remove bee hives and wasps’ nests, as well as treat a variety of stinging and biting insects including mosquitoes, fleas, bedbugs and ticks.
Help! I have cockroaches but I have a clean house. What am I doing wrong?
Cockroach infestations can be found in even the cleanest of homes. They typically come from the outside to the inside of your home through windows or doors that are not completely sealed.
Are your treatments okay for my children and pets?
All of our professional pest control products have been registered for use by the EPA. When they are correctly applied by trained, licensed industry professionals, they pose minimal risk to humans or animals.
What are termites?
Termites are highly-destructive insects that consume cellulose-based plant materials, including wood. Their feeding habit can be very destructive to a property, particularly when an infestation is left untreated.
How do you identify termites?
Termites are sometimes confused with flying ants. The most common indicator found that signals a possible termite infestation is soft wood, mud tubes in the interior or exterior of your home and darkening of wood structures. When a colony of termites has matured, winged termites, they are often seen near windows and doors because they are attracted to sources of light. Particularly active in the spring, they can form new breeding sites and create new colonies spreading infestations throughout a property.
How much damage can termites cause?
It’s almost inevitable that your home will at some point have termites. And, these pests will work around the clock damaging wood in your home. Each year, termites cause more than $5 billion in damage.
Can I prevent termites?
In some cases you can. Some termite varieties prefer moist areas near the foundation of your home like gutters and downspouts. Reducing sitting water and moisture in these areas may deter termites. As well, it’s a good idea to prune shrubs, vines and other vegetation away from vents, as well as remove old planks, boards, stakes, and tree stumps.
Does my homeowner’s insurance policy cover termite damage?
Hard to say, each policy can be different, this may be a better question to ask of your insurance provider.
How do you control termites?
At Ailing House Pest Management, Inc. we can identify locations within your home where there are termites and effectively treat them to prevent them from returning.
By means of either:
- Localized treatment
- Soil treatment
- Or fumigation
Don’t Take Chances with Pests or Termites
Contact us today to schedule a pest or termite inspection for your home or business. We serve Carmel and the entire Monterey Peninsula.