About How We Deal with Each type of Pest
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We service the interior and exterior of your home including lawn (if applicable).
We use two different insecticides, one which is initially more potent for a quick knock down of
existing bugs and one that continues to kill bugs for up to 60 days. We also use an insect
growth regulator which sterilizes any flea/tick that comes into contact with our spray so they
cannot lay eggs before expiring from the insecticides, as the bugs do not die instantly when
they come into contact with the spray. We have found this formulation to be effective for wiping
out the existing population of fleas/ticks while leaving a residual that will eliminate new bugs
as they hatch, migrate or are carried onto your property by transfer on person, item or animal.
A follow up treatment is usually necessary between 10-14 days after the initial treatment. All
animals must be treated to receive a 60 day guarantee. The host animal(s) and the environment
must be maintained on schedule to prevent the issue from reoccurring. We recommend 7-8 weeks
after your clean out service that you have us perform your first preventative service and then
to stay on schedule every 7-8 weeks to have continual protection against a future infestation.
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A bedbug pierces the skin of its host with two hollow feeding tubes shaped like tongues. With
one tube it injects its saliva, which contains anticoagulant's & anesthetics, while with
the other it withdraws the blood of its host. After feeding for about five minutes, the bug
returns to its hiding place. It takes between five to ten minutes for a bedbug to become
completely engorged with blood. Although bedbugs can live for a year without feeding, they
normally try to feed every five to ten days. In cold weather, bedbugs can live for about a
year; at temperatures more conducive to activity and feeding, about 5 months. Bedbugs can
survive a wide range of temperatures and atmospheric compositions. Below 61.0 °F, adults enter
semi-hibernation and can survive longer. The thermal death point for Cimex lectularius is high:
113 °F, and all stages of life are killed by 7 minutes of exposure to 115 °F
Bed bug cases require a thorough investigation and treatment of the entire home. Moderate to
severe cases may require the removal of infested furniture to help eradicate the problem in a
timely manner. In most cases the mattress, box springs, bed frame, sofa or recliner are the most
heavily infested areas and the source of the problem. The bugs prefer to remain as close to their
host as possible. When the population begins to grow is when you generally begin to find them along
the ceiling lines, in the curtains, behind pictures on the wall, etc. If no particular item is
heavily infested, it is not necessary to discard any furniture. Whether you buy a new mattress and
box spring or keep your current ones, we always recommend mattress covers for the mattress and box
spring. The covers must seal completely. We keep abreast with the latest research and industry
standards for materials and methods regarding all pest management issues, including bed bugs. The
chemicals we use are non-toxic and odorless. They kill bed bugs when sprayed directly as well as
residually for up to 60 days. However, since bed bugs are chemically resistant, they do not die
instantly when they come into contact with the spray, it takes repeated exposure. Due to this fact,
we never promise instant results, as it is rarely a possibility. If any exterminator is promising
you instant and lasting results, or an extremely low price for treating a bed bug problem, I would
recommend that you do your due diligence in researching the credibility of the company and the
treatment options they offer. We actually encourage customers to explore all the treatment options
available for themselves (Heat, Cryogenics, Tenting, Canine Detection, Steam, etc.), to do their
own research and make an informed decision. Be sure to read the pros and cons of each particular
type of service. With our service, each treatment and each passing week you will notice a decline
in the number of bugs found, dead or alive. Any live bugs found after we begin service at your
location, we refer to as 'Dead Bugs Walking', as they have already come into contact with our spray
but it has yet to have it's full effect. The amount of time it will take for your problem to be
completely eliminated depends largely on the severity of the infestation and the level of
cooperation from you as the customer. Most mild to moderate cases, with reasonable customer
cooperation will be eradicated within 3 weeks to 3 months. We realize that this is a broad time
frame but each situation is unique, we would be happy to discuss your particular situation in
greater detail and give you reasonable expectations. Your first bed bug treatment includes a
secondary follow up visit between 10-14 days after the initial visit. We prefer to strip the
bedding ourselves and thoroughly inspect as we do so on these first two treatments in order to
gauge the severity of the case. Any subsequent treatments we request that you have the bedding
removed prior to our arrival, this saves us time and allows us to charge less for subsequent
What can you do to help?
Your bedding should be washed with hot water and dried on high heat at least once a week. Items
that cannot be put into the washer can be put in the dryer on high heat for 40 minutes. After your
follow up visit, we recommend that you utilize
our services Monthly for a minimum of 3 months, then Bi-Monthly for an additional year to ensure
that the problem is completely eliminated. The reason for this, is that bed bugs can live for an
extended period of time, up to 18 months, without feeding. We want to make sure we get each and
every bug. We have successfully provided hundreds of customers with bed bug services in our area.
Through these experiences we have curtailed our treatment approach to be as highly effective, yet
cost-efficient as possible.
The German Cockroach
is one of the most common and prominent household cockroaches in the world. It can be tan/brown
to almost black, and has two dark parallel streaks running from the head to the base of the wings.
Although it has wings, it is unable to fly. The German cockroach is very successful at establishing
an ecological niche in buildings, and is very resilient against attempts at pest control. This is
because of the large number of nymphs produced from each egg case, the short period between birth
and sexual maturity, and their ability to easily hide due to their small size. They prefer to nest
around cabinetry and behind major appliances.
Black or brown, seven to 10 inches long, with a long tail, large ears and eyes, and a pointed nose.
Body is smaller and sleeker than Norway rat, but the tail is longer. Fur is smooth. Nesting sites
include inside and under buildings, or in piles of rubbish or wood. They are excellent climbers
that can often be found in the upper parts of structures. Roof rats are highly adaptable they
prefer to live in high places, but may live in a variety of environments. They are nocturnal by
nature and are accomplished climbers. As their name suggests, roof rats may be found in elevated
areas such as trees, rafters, attics and roofs. Roof rats can also nest on the ground if
We use a combination of trapping and baiting to eliminate and prevent rodent infestations.
Generally the bait placed along the exterior of a structure to prevent any rodents from entering.
Traps are set in normal entry points, travel corridors or feeding areas in order to remove any
existing infestations. Traps and poisons are always used in a manner that is %100 safe for you,
your family and your pets.
These rodents are small and slender in appearance, only measuring in at three to four inches long,
with large ears, small eyes and pointed nose. House mice are a light brown or light gray in color.
Their droppings can be found in their home range and are rod-shaped. They generally nest within
structures and burrows. They will establish a "territory" or “home range” near food sources that
are generally 10 to 30 feet from their nest. Mice usually avoid humans or being caught in the open.
Although house mice usually feed on cereal grains, they will eat many kinds of food. They eat
often, nibbling bits of food here and there. Mice have keen senses of taste, hearing, smell and
touch. They are excellent climbers and can run up any rough vertical surface. They will run
horizontally along wire cables or ropes and can jump up 13 inches from the floor onto a flat
surface. They can slip through a crack that a pencil will fit into (sightly larger than 1/4 inch in
The most common pest problem that homeowners in South Florida encounter is ants. Since each variety of ant
exhibits different social behavior and nesting preferences, we have tailored separate strategic solutions for each
individual kind of ant found in our service area. The first step is for us to identify the type of ant problem(s)
you have at your location, then treat your home accordingly. We treat the interior and exterior of the home to
eliminate the current problem while protecting your home from any future pest problems. The chemicals we use inside
are non-toxic, odorless and will not stain walls, baseboards, floors or furniture. After we service your home you
will receive a 60 day bug free guarantee. For certain types of ants such as Carpenter Ants and White-Footed Black
Ants, it is recommended to treat the attic of your home, as this is their preferred nesting space. This does
require an additional charge.
What Type of Ants do you have?
Pharaoh Ants / Sugar Ants
Commonly referred to as Sugar Ants, Ghost Ants or Piss Ants(excuse our French, but this seems to
be a common nickname for these little guys, since they are commonly found in bathrooms). These are
the very tiny light brown colored ant you find around your kitchen/bathroom sink, on the counters
and in the pantry. Although they are the smallest ant around, if left unchecked they can become a
Pavement Ants / Crazy Ants
Also referred to as Crazy Ants or Black Ants. These are also a medium sized black ant. At
first glance they look similar to the White Footed Black Ant. But upon further inspection you will
find that their movements are much faster and more erratic (hence the name 'Crazy Ants'). They do
not travel in straight line trails and are generally found, well, on the pavement, usually on your
driveway, walkway, porch, deck or sidewalk.
White Footed Black Ants
Commonly referred to as Black Ants.
These are a medium sized ant, that appear completely black in color to the naked eye. In some
cases, on a dark substrate their lighter colored legs and feet can be noticed. They do not move
very quickly and are commonly observed walking or climbing in very straight lines (trails) on the
exterior of a structure. The trail generally originates from some sort of tree, likely the crown of
a palm and stretches up or across a structure until it reaches an entry point. Many times their
entry point is around the soffit vents or any small void where plumbing or electrical conduit
pierce the exterior walls. Once they have taken up residence in your home, they can prove
challenging for a homeowner to exterminate, as they create very large nests (up to 3 million
individuals) and are not easily eradicated.
Commonly referred to as Red Ants or Bull
These ants are the largest in our area. Their bodies have 3 segments. Generally the head and center
segment appear bright red while the rear segment is black. You may also find some with wings, these
are called 'foragers' and are sent out to find new nesting sites. These ants commonly nest in dead
and rotting wood and commonly in attics or along the fascia and soffit area.
Also referred to as Red Ants, we also put 'Big Headed Ants' in this same category, as they are
very similar and the treatment methods are identical. These are a smaller, subterranean red ant.
They are known for their painful bite. These are the ones who build piles of sand in your backyard
or kick up sand through the cracks in your driveway and sidewalk. They commonly have heavy trails
leading from the ground, up into an entry point on the exterior wall. Many times it is at the hose
bib or where cable lines pierce the shell of the structure and have not been properly sealed. Once
inside they usually become visible crawling around near the baseboards, and if you own a pet, these
are generally the culprits going after the dog or cat food.