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If you’re a prospective client of Lloyd Pest Control Services Ltd., you’ve probably got questions about our approach, fees and more. You’ve come to the right place for answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Should you not see the answer to your specific question listed below, we encourage you to contact us and speak with one of our representatives directly!
What is an Integrated Pest Management approach?
An Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach is a decision-making process that anticipates and prevents pest activity and infestation by combining several strategies to achieve long-term solutions. Components of an IPM program include education, proper waste management, structural repair, maintenance, mechanical control techniques, and pesticide application when necessary.
An effective IPM program may include the use of pesticides. However, the amount required will likely be reduced. The steps in an IPM program include straightforward inspection, identification of pests and conditions conducive to their presence, prevention recommendations, a customer consultation, sanitation, exclusion, evaluation and ongoing monitoring.
How long do we have to stay out of our house after a treatment?
All adults, children and pets (including birds, etc.) are to be away from the home for a minimum of six hours after the treatment time. Any aquariums/fishbowls are to be unplugged and covered over. Any occupants with asthma, children under two years of age or pregnant women should remain out a minimum of eight hours.
How much do your services cost and how frequent are your treatments?
Our costs are tailored to your specific needs, as is the frequency of our visits. One-time, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly-customized programs are available. Detailed information is essential in establishing a cost; please call to get further guidance.
Why should I hire a professional when I can try and do it myself?
You can attempt a DIY resolution. Come see us at our showroom – we have retail products for sale. We will be happy to assist you in making the right choice and provide guidance. But remember …
Lloyd Pest Control technicians come equipped with the most effective and most recently developed products to get the job done right the first time. Our technicians are also well-educated in the knowledge of the habits, food preferences, life cycles and harbourage areas of all the pests that he/she will treat.
Lloyd Pest Control technicians have the ability to spot damage while it is still limited, to avoid the unnecessary application of additional products. A pest professional is also well-versed in the correct way to handle products, how to apply them, and how much product is necessary.
The value of hiring a pest control professional is not only for pest elimination, but for consumer education on how to change the pest environment, help in changing your habits that invite pests, solving of harbourage issues (where pests like to hide) and the proper use of baits, and exclusion techniques for pests while protecting your family and the environment
Are the chemicals you use safe for pets and children?
Pesticides are an essential part of our business and yes, they have a risk factor. All of our pest control technicians are highly trained and licensed. They follow the label application instructions exactly and precisely for a safe application. All materials are applied carefully to minimize any health risks for your family and pets. Please feel free to speak with your technician or our office staff regarding any materials used in your treatment.
I’m pregnant or my child has a medical condition. Can you still do a treatment for me?
Yes, we can still provide pest control services for you and your family. All pest control technicians are trained in the proper and safe use of pesticides for your protection.
I have a pest problem, but I’m not sure what pest I have. How do I know what it is before I hire a professional?
All of our pest control technicians have received intensive training on the identification of pests. Although you may not know what the pest is, we are sure that we will be able to identify it and properly treat your home to get rid of the problem. If you can take a picture and submit it via email, we will attempt identification over the Internet. If you can obtain a sample, feel free to bring it to our office location where we will be happy to identify it (both methods are free-of-charge).
Do I need to leave my home for my pest control treatment?
Not in all cases – it depends on the problem being resolved. We will advise you at the time the appointment is scheduled. Either the office staff or a technician will inform you of any particular post-treatment instructions or restrictions.
Why treat the outside of my home?
Most insects and bugs live and breed outside of the home. We are committed to stopping the problem at its source. When bugs are controlled from the outside of the home, they can often be prevented from even entering the home in the first place.