Smithereen Pest Management is dedicated to providing homeowners with effective and safe pest control methods. Whether you live in a condo, single family home, duplex or townhome we can help you eliminate pesky insects and other bothersome in-home pests so you can get back to feeling comfortable in your home. Here’s a look through some of our most frequently asked residential pest control questions and concerns.
Do you offer pet friendly pest control options?
Yes, we offer a variety of non-toxic and environmentally friendly pest solutions that are safe for pets, as well as kids, the elderly and pregnant women. In fact, our commitment to chemical free pest control methods is recognized by industry leading experts and scientists and allows us to be called a Green Shield Certified pest control company.
How long do regular pest treatments take?
The amount of time that Smithereen Pest Management technicians are active on your property will depend largely on the size of your home/property along with the extent of any active pest issues. With regular visits, the time spent active on your property will lessen over time, however, each visit will usually include a walk-through of the property looking for changes or signs of pest activity, checking traps and putting preventative measures in place to reduce pest populations. Most often this work can be completed within 30 to 60 minutes, however if additional time is needed, our team will communicate those requirements to you.
What Actions Do I Need to Take Prior to A Regular Pest Maintenance Visit?
Your dedicated Smithereen Pest Management team will advise you of any specific actions to take before a visit or to avoid immediately following a treatment visit. Usually, taking measures to keep exterior foliage well maintained, mowing your lawn prior to treatment and turning off sprinklers are good rules of thumb for exterior treatment services. When our team is required to check the interior of your home, you can help speed up our visit by picking up toys and moving any pet water dishes or plants out of the way.
How is Smithereen Pest Management Different From Other Local Exterminators?
Smithereen Pest Management has been in continuous operations since 1888. Our licensed technicians encounter unique and difficult challenges on the job each day and will put this expertise to work on your behalf. In support of our technicians, Smithereen Pest Management also employs Entomologists that provide scientific-backing for our treatment methods and commitment to safety. This strategic approach to pest control, along with our customer-revered quality of service, provides residential, commercial, and industrial customers with trusted pest mitigation.
I noticed More Bugs Than Usual After My First Treatment. Why Is that?
Whether you’re talking about cockroaches, ants, mosquitoes or other insect, often, after our first treatment visit it is common to see more bugs than usual. This usually occurs because we have disrupted their habitat in some way, whether that is blocking access to their home or food supply. When pesticides or chemical-free pest control efforts are employed it can often take some time before the effect takes place, or insects have had a chance to share or spread insecticide with friends and family. After this initial spike in activity, you should begin to notice an increase in dead insects. And, after a few initial treatments, hopefully no more pests!