Home Pest Solutions
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Frequently Asked Questions
Answers about our pest control services for Houston, Spring, TX, The Woodlands, Conroe, and suburbs.
Our highly trained, licensed technicians strictly follow all product labels to provide services in a family and pet friendly manner. And our regular service focus is on outdoor only applications which greatly minimizes the need for interior treatments.
Naturally, our professional service applications are likely safer than do-it-yourself approaches.
However, nearly all our interior products are virtually odor-free with no fumes or vapors and we expect no reactions to the products. If you are very prone to allergic reactions, you may consider leaving during interior treatment and for a period of time afterward.
If you have any serious allergic concerns, consult with your physician before service. We can provide your doctor with any product information he may request.
An exception is flea or tick treatments. People and pets must vacate before our interior treatment to floors and not return for 2½ - 3 hours until the floors are completely dry.
We select only water based liquids that do not stain anything water alone would not stain.
Termites, wood destroying pests, flying insects and some other pests require different specialized treatment available for a separate fee.
An occasional pest may be chased in by weather or from nearby woods but usually terminates quickly from picking up treatment outside. Of course, we cannot guarantee pests from flying into your home. Or hitch-hiking in on groceries.
We CAN PROMISE you free re-services if a problem arises with any guaranteed pest. Just call us anytime and we'll be out the next business day.
If you have aggressive dogs outdoors or locked gates we will notify you by postcard, e-mail or phone to schedule a time slot for service.
Our technicians knowledge is constantly being updated through regularly scheduled in-house training sessions, on-going certified educational credits, and training classes with industry experts.
Every technician has passed a thorough pre-employment security screening process which includes a criminal background check, drug testing, honesty testing and reference checks. All employees are subject to random drug testing.
It’s safer, more convenient and more effective to have our trained pros take care of keeping your home pest-free. And our work is guaranteed effective. Give us a call today.
You can also arrange with our office to bank draft your regular service fees or we will accept checks as well.
All pests have gestation periods or hatch cycles to complete so some understanding and patience is required during the initial elimination process.
Roach Control: Even if you initially have a severe and scattered cockroach infestation, you will see dramatic reduction in just a few days. However, there will be a lot of eggs yet to hatch and cycle out. This could mean 2-4 services every 30 days until the problem is eliminated. Still, you will be impressed with the progress of the treatments as the activity continues to diminish and totally disappear. A regular service plan will help prevent future infestations.
Flea Control and tick treatment usually requires two visits about 14 days apart to clean up the hatch cycle. Effective results are dependent on customer co-operation to clear the floors and vacuum to prep for a thorough floor treatment. And dogs/cats must be treated with an effective flea/tick product such as Frontline or Advantage. Back yard treatment is usually recommended. So, it’s 3 essential steps - inside, outside and pet treatment.
Ant Control: Many initial ant problems can be greatly reduced or eliminated with the first visit. However, some ant species such a Pharoah ants may be scattered throughout a home due to repellent treatments by the homeowner or an inexperienced exterminator. The solution is targeted non-repellent no-odor sprays/baits applied 30 days apart.
Carpenter Ants (sometimes confused with termites) are a wood destroying pest that can establish a satellite nest in your home while maintaining connection with a parent nest outdoors up to 100 yards away. Effective treatment involves application of a special non-repellent spray outdoors which has a transfer effect. Two treatments 14-30 days apart are highly effective and guaranteed.
Pest guarantees will take effect after the pest gestation or hatch cycle is completed. In general, with light to moderate initial activity, the guarantee begins right after the second visit in approx. 30 days. Bed bugs and severe pest infestations may require more time and visits before guarantee applies.
Protex's regular ongoing service plan will help prevent future infestations - guaranteed.
From bed bugs to bees, termite control to rodent control, our friendly office staff and your trained technician will be happy to answer any questions about the elimination process for any other pests. Just give us a call.
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