Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I'm not sure if I have termites
or carpenter ants. How can I tell the difference?
A. To the untrained eye, it's
very easy to mistake the two. Our
vs. Ants section has more details about the
differences between these two destructive pests. You can also
contact us as our technicians are well trained to offer you the correct
pest identification and offer the treatment plan that makes the most
sense for your specific pest problem.
Q. I have children
around the house. Can you still treat my home?
A. Every pest control treatment is different. For example, baiting
for rodents in your home will not require you or your children to
leave the property. If a treatment for a pest like fleas was needed,
you would be asked to vacate for a short time. Your Advanced
Pest Control technician will advise you at the time of your specific
Q. How safe are
pest control treatments?
All pesticides can be hazardous. At Advanced, we use only EPA
registered materials in strict accordance to the manufacturers
guidelines. Our top priorities are the safety of your family and
elimination of your pests.
Q. Will the
treatment harm my pet?
The same precautions that apply to children should be taken.
However, if you have birds, tropical fish, or other exotic pets, let
your Advanced Service Technician know in case other special
precautions are necessary.
Q. Will the
treatment harm my plants?
No. Our inspections and treatments will not harm plants. Plants,
however, can be the source of pest problems. Especially when they
are brought inside or have been imported from a warmer climate.
Q. Do you have to
treat every room?
No, in many cases, we can spot treat your home or business.
Sometimes it makes sense to treat only the outside or to treat
limited areas inside your home or business.
Q. Do I need to be
worried about food stored in the kitchen?
A. Not during regular service visits, we simply ask that
you keep food covered and put away. However, special preparation may
be needed if infestation from food-infesting insects occurs.
Q. Is there any
Not usually. Most of the pest control materials we use are
odorless. However, some do have a very slight odor, similar to
common household cleaners that dissipates very quickly. If you are
sensitive to odors, or have allergies let us know and we can alter