Why do pests want to make my home their home too? 

Common household pests, such as ants and cockroaches, along with rodents need the same things humans need to survive. That is, they need food, water and a place to live. Unfortunately, your house provides them the same essentials that you need. If you can eliminate their access to any of those essential elements, it will help in controlling pests. There are a number of steps a homeowner can take to help keep their home pest-free. See the “Homeowner’s Guide” section under Pest Prevention in our website for more information.

Why should I hire a professional pest prevention service?

While “do it yourself” pest control is certainly an option for homeowners, most lack the knowledge that professionals have to treat pest problems effectively. Professional pest managers are educated, trained and certified to handle the specific urban pest issues that you will encounter in and around your homes or offices. They are also trained in the safe handling and proper application of materials used to control pests. The following are some general guidelines for choosing a pest management company:

  • Look for a reputable company with knowledgeable and professional representatives.
  • Ask friends and associates to recommend companies they use or have used.
  • Look for memberships in industry associations such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) that provide ethical guidelines and technical information.
  • Be certain the company is licensed by your state’s regulatory agency.

Why do I need to have my home inspected to determine the cost of your service?

No two homes or two pest problems are exactly alike. Therefore, The Bug Man “customizes” our treatment program based on the specific information found during the inspection process. Our professional inspectors conduct a thorough inspection of your home and property and provide you with a detailed report outlining their recommendations and specific treatment program for your particular situation. They will also point out areas that require your attention. The inspection is provided to you free of charge.