Pest Control FAQ in Baltimore, MD
All Star Pest Management’s Pest Control Questions
If pests are annoying you, we’re here to the rescue. All Star Pest Management offers pest control services for ants, cicadas, crickets, cockroaches, wasps, bees, fleas and ticks, spiders, bed bugs, rodents, and more in Columbia and Catonsville, MD. We want to help you prevent infestations and maintain property without pesky pests by taking simple, affordable steps. We’re here to answer your most frequently asked questions about pest control in the Baltimore area. Contact us today to learn more!
Why should I hire a professional?
Most people unsuccessfully try to get rid of their pest problem by using over-the-counter treatments that kill pests but don’t alleviate the problem. Most pest infestations require specific treatments administered by professionals. Our team is trained and educated to eliminate pests and prevent future infestations.
What is the difference between using sprays and baits?
A spray repels and kills your pests, while baits attract and kill your bests. Most baits are designed to allow the pests to eat the bait then return to their nest. We often use bait treatments as an alternative to spraying liquid chemicals in your home. We’ll determine if a spray or a bait is used depending on the pest, location of your pests, and the severity of your issue.
When will I see results after a pest treatment?
Results for pest infestations vary depending on the type of pest, products used, and treatment methods. You’ll see immediate results following liquid pesticide treatment for a yellow jacket nest, while ants and rodents must ingest the product for it to be effective and kill them.
Why do pest services focus on the outside of a home when there are pests inside?
We want to stop pests before they get into your home and get cozy. We focus on creating a barrier around your home to decrease the pest’s ability to get into your home. If pests still gain access into your home, we have effective treatments for the inside, too.
Why do bed bugs require more than a one-time treatment?
It’s challenging to eliminate bed bugs, so they take more than one treatment for elimination. Bed bugs easily travel between locations, so identifying their source is essential to eradicate them. Ensuring bed bugs don’t return often takes multiple visits.
Is there value in having a regularly scheduled pest service?
Yes, regularly scheduled pest services stop pests in their tracks. Our experienced service technicians can find signs of pests and treat the issue immediately. Our preventative approach to pest management helps keep your home and family safe from annoying and harmful pests.
Is pest control safe for my pets?
All Star Pest Management puts safety first. Our customized pest control program ensures the safety of your family and pets. We use strategic targeting to help us eliminate pests without using too many chemicals. All of our materials are EPA-approved for pest control.
What questions should you ask an exterminator?
Some of the most important questions to ask an exterminator include:
- How long have you been in business?
- Are your exterminators licensed, bonded, and insured?
- How do you decide what treatments are needed?
- How long will it take to eliminate the infestation?
- How frequently should an exterminator come to my house?
How long should pest control last?
Pest control varies depending on the type of animal and infestation. Standard pest control using treatments and baits lasts from about 60 to 90 days.
What are the three principles of pest control?
The most important three principles of pest control include:
- Prevention – We work to keep pests from becoming an infestation in your home.
- Suppression – We’ll reduce the number of pets and damage in your home as much as possible.
- Elimination – Our main goal is to destroy the pest population in and around your home.
How do I choose the right pest control company for me?
The best pest control company is a team of qualified and licensed pest management employees. They should be a member of their local, state, or national pest management associations. The main thing is to remember you should focus on value and not price. It’s essential to be able to work with your pest company and feel comfortable with them in your home.
What pests are included in pest control?
We provide pest control to wasps, bees, crickets, cockroaches, ants, fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, bed bugs, termites, cicadas, rodents, and spiders. We’ll help you determine if our monthly or quarterly service plans are best for your specific pest control.