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Are the chemicals used in treatment safe?
The EPA evaluates pesticides to ensure that they will not have unreasonable adverse effects on humans, the environmental and non-target species. As long as you follow all instructions for your service, there is no reason to be concerned.

Why do you recommend residents stay out 3-4 hours after treatment?
Some of our treatments require time to dry and to allow fogging to dissipate.

What is the difference between baiting and a pesticide treatment?
Baiting allows for the minimum amount of pesticide to be used to treat an infestation. The trade-off to baiting is that it can take longer and pests can only be treated if harborage sites can be narrowed down.

Why do I still see living insects (fleas, bedbugs, roaches, etc.) after treatment?
You may still see live pests 7-10 days after treatments because it can take time for pests to come into contact with treatments. Most pests will die 24-48 hours after coming into contact with the dried chemical or digestion of baits.

I am getting bitten. What could it be?
Unfortunately there are too many possibilities for us to narrow down. Bites can manifest anywhere from minutes to days. In addition, individual reactions can vary greatly between types of bites. You can try a doctor, but bites are usually not unique enough to identify. Frame’s can come out to inspect and try and do trapping to investigate these situations.

Why should I hire a professional for pest control?

While DIY approaches may be effective for some time, they are not the same as the equipment and processes of a pest control profession like Frames. Frame’s Pest Control can inspect the pest invading your home, identify the cause of the infestation, recommend an affordable and effective solution, and adequately treat the problem.

What type of preventative programs does Frame’s Pest Control offer?

At Frame’s Pest Control, we offer a pest control Guardian Program that includes:

  • Cleaning inside and outside your home
  • Exterior inspection and treatment in the spring, summer, and fall
  • Interior inspection and treatment in the winter
  • Up to 35% off additional standard service for mosquitoes and outdoor rodents
  • FREE return service if any pests return between seasonal treatments

We also offer a Guardian Plus Program that includes:

  • Everything in the Guardian Program
  • Termite monitoring and elimination
  • Full-service warranty

What is the difference between a bait vs. spray treatment?

Baiting can be a slower, more prolonged treatment process, but it can be very effective. Liquid treatments tend to work a lot faster, but some consumers do not prefer to have liquid chemicals applied in their home. At Frame’s Pest Control, the type of pest, infestation location, and severity determine the kind of treatment we will recommend.

Why does it require more than one treatment to control pests?

Some highly mobile pests like fleas, ticks, termites, and bed bugs can easily be transferred from different locations. Identifying the source of the infestation and successfully removing the pests from your home can take multiple treatments.

Is pest control safe for my family and pets? 

Yes, the pesticides used during pest control are safe for your family and pets. The EPA evaluates pesticides to ensure that they will not have unreasonable adverse effects on humans, the environment, and non-target species. At Frame’s Pest Control, our number one priority is to keep you and your family safe, while also keeping your home pest and rodent-free.

Why do I need to sign up for a preventative pest control plan?

A preventative pest control plan is an environmentally friendly, sensible approach to controlling pests. Through quarterly inspection, monitoring, and reporting, a preventative pest control plan can help reduce the number of pests in your home, pesticide use, and ultimately save you money. Our highly trained technicians use precise, concentrated techniques that allow us to protect your home for extended periods of time. You will have a peace of mind knowing your home is in good hands.

Do I have to leave my home for pest control service?

We recommend you leave your home for pest control treatment or at least give the treatment time to dry before you return. Some products take up to 2-3 hours to dry, while others could be dry in 30 minutes. It depends on the product used and the type of pest you are trying to eliminate from your home. Always consult with your pest control professional before treatment.

How long does it take for the pest control treatment to work?

Timing depends on the pest you are trying to eliminate. For example, the extermination of rodents or cockroaches can take up to two weeks. Other pests can be eradicated immediately. Ask your pest control professional how long they believe it will take for your infestation to die off, and what you may expect in the future. A professional pest control company will be able to tell you how long it will take for the bugs to die-off, and you can start enjoying a bug-free existence once again.

What do I need to do before a pest control service?

Depending on the type of pest infestation you have, there are specific steps you need to prepare for treatment. Most of the time, a list of these items will be provided by your pest control professional. Below are some of the most common steps to take when preparing for a pest control treatment:

  • Remove large pieces of furniture away from walls and corners to provide easy access
  • Ensure your clothes, toys, decorations, and other possessions are safely stored away and covered with plastic if they do not fit in a dresser or closet
  • Cover your tables, furniture, and chairs with plastic wrap
  • Clear off all countertops and remove all small appliances from your kitchen
  • If you have pets, let them stay with a neighbor or friend during the time of the treatment

Why do I see more pests after my pest treatment?

You may have spotted the origin of infestation, but not the nesting area of the pests. Once the treatment is applied, you may find more and more pests coming out of their nesting area. Depending on the treatment used, you may still see living pests for a week or two after treatment. Most pests will die within one to two days after coming into contact with the bait or pesticide.

Where can I find more information on pest control, inspection, and prevention?

Contact Frame’s at 1-800-252-8478 to request more information or to schedule an inspection.

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