Frequently Asked Questions and Answers 

Do I need to leave when you’re treating my home?

  • No, however we request you remain indoors while the outside of your home is being treated. Due to product drifting with our high pressure system.

 

Do you need to retreat outside areas if it rains?

  • Only if the exterior product doesn’t get time to dry after application. Dry time is 30-60 minutes depending on temperatures.

 

How frequently should my home be serviced?

  • We recommend servicing 3-4 times per year (April-October). Winter service is not recommended if a Fall application has been done.

 

Why do you recommend winter treatments? Do I need a winter treatment?

  • Only if the Fall application has been skipped or the target insect requires monthly service, your technician will determine this.

 

Don’t all the bugs die off from the winter cold?

  • No. Insects can survive indoors all year round.

 

When is it ok to quit regular pest control?

  • It is never recommended to stop applications all together due to product residual breakdown. Generally, 30-90 days is the length of residual.

 

I found signs of termites in an outbuilding, is my house in danger?

  • Termites could very well move from building to building. Termites are subterranean so they can move under ground from place to place.*We currently do not service for termites but can provide a inspection that can confirm that it is termites. *Note termites are not typical in Montana.

 

Should I be more worried about termites if my home is older?

  • Yes, Termites are more likely to surface in homes with older lumber.*We currently do not service for termites but can provide a inspection that can confirm that it is termites. *Note termites are not typical in Montana.

 

I have a brick home, why do I need to worry about termites?

  • Even brick homes wood is still available on the interior for termites to access.*We currently do not service for termites but can provide a inspection that can confirm that it is termites. *Note termites are not typical in Montana.

I’ve seen one mouse in the garage, but no signs inside – should I do something?

  • Yes, in most households mice can eventually access the interior of home through the garage or any opening the                            size of a dime.

 

Why do rodents invade during the fall and winter?

  • Due to temperatures dropping and outside food sources depleating mice will move indoors for reproduction, survival and feeding.

 

My dog ate a mouse that may have been killed by bait, is this bad?

  • In this case no. There is minimal exposure to bait once consumed by a mouse. If your pet ingests bait directly please contact your vet for several safe solutions.

 

I think I saw a bobcat in my backyard last night – can you help?

  • No please contact FWP at (406) 444-2535 For more information regarding protected bird species including bats & woodpeckers or roden's we do not provide service for such as skunks,squirrels and rockchucks see  fwp.mt.gov

Have more questions about our services?

  • Please contact the main office at (406) 363-1932

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