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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Why should I hire a professional when I can try and do it myself?
Pests are a resilient bunch and are adept at hiding and entering a home in places you would never think. A pest management professional will know where to look for pests and make expert recommendations on what it will take to prevent or eliminate pests. Also, a licensed pest professional is the only person who can apply pesticides.
How long after the initial treatment does it take to see results?
Results will vary according to the type of pest, treatment methods and products used. For example, immediate results can be seen when a yellow jacket nest is removed or treated with a liquid pesticide. However, when using baits for ants, rodents and termites the process takes longer since the pests have to ingest the product for it to be effective. Your inspector and technician will outline what your expectations for your particular problem should be.
What dangers do pests pose to my family?
Pests can pose a variety of threats to your family or home including: food-borne illnesses like E. coli and salmonella are transmitted to food by contact with rodents and cockroaches; stinging insect, fire ant and bed bug bites; and asthmatic allergic reactions to cockroaches are some of the health threats pests present. Your home’s structural integrity can also be threatened by termites, nuisance birds and wildlife, and rodents.
What are the most common household pests in the Vancouver areas?
There are over 7,000 different species calling B.C. home and its quite fortunate that only a handful make their way into our homes. The most common household pests often include ants, spiders, and rodents.
What type of treatment methods does Protech Pest offer?
Protech offers a wide array of treatment options for pests from ants to rodents with our programs. Treatments are done using with the latest application techniques and products, and with respect to the environment.
What is the difference between a treatment using baits vs. sprays?
The type of treatment methods used in your home will be determined by the type of pest, the level of pest pressure and other factors. Bait treatments offer consumers peace of mind if they prefer not to have liquid chemicals applied in their home.
Why does Protech pest services focus on the outside of my home when I have pests on the inside?
Protech Pest programs are designed to stop pests before they get in your home! We create a barrier around the perimeter of your home to decrease an insect’s ability to gain entry. However, if pests do gain access we have treatment methods that will effectively eliminate them.
Why do fleas, ticks and bed bugs require more than one treatment to control?
Fleas, ticks and bed bugs are highly mobile pests and can be carried easily between locations or within an apartment building. Identifying the source of the infestation and taking the proper steps to ensure a reinfestation occurs can take multiple service visits.
What is the value of having a regularly scheduled pest service even when I don’t see pests in my house?
A regularly scheduled pest service will stop pests BEFORE they become a problem. It allows our technicians to watch for and spot possible signs of pest activity and act immediately to eliminate any threat. A preventative, pro-active approach to managing pests will keep your home and family safe from annoying and potentially harmful pests.
Is pest management safe for my family and pets?
We strictly adhere to usage labels, and practice standard IPM (Integrated Pest Management) techniques. Current generation products pass through rigorous testing before commercial usage. Also, present day formulas use lower concentrations with the same effectiveness.