FAQ

Different pests are active at different times of the year. During the winter months, many of the pests you noticed earlier in the year may have gone dormant. While some may die off, those that remain are the ones that will emerge during spring season.

Most people see the same pests year after year because they only opt for pest control treatments when they see the bugs. Just because you don’t see bugs, it doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Bugs need to be warm in cold weather just as much as we do.

This is why we treat your home’s interior during the winter time to get to bugs in places like the basement or garage. Some pests that can be active during the winter include mice, rats, spiders, lady beetles, box elder bugs, and springtails.

During construction, houses can be left unprotected to the environment until the last stages of development where siding or brickwork begins. As the earth is excavated and disturbed, so are the nests of insects and rodents.

Many insects and eggs can also be present as new homeowners and surrounding neighbors start landscaping and introducing turf and mulch. Pests eventually find a way in to walls of homes seeking shelter from the elements and predators.

Most people don’t notice a barrage of pests inside initially because most bugs are content to stay within the walls. Therefore, this is a perfect time to start a regular service program before the bugs start to make their way into your home.

There are literally thousands of insect species and they can be difficult to identify. With access to a wide range of treatment methods, you can rest assured knowing that Ready Pest Control will find the best products and techniques for each situation.

No problem! You don’t have to be at home to enjoy the benefits of Ready Pest Control’s treatment solutions. In fact, most of the services during the warm months will be done primarily on the outside.

The perimeter treatments are very effective at penetrating nests deep within the walls of your home. However, if there is a need for any treatment inside your home, we offer convenient evening and weekend time slots.

When we treat your home’s interior, we target those areas where there is activity. By treating in cracks and crevices, we are able to effectively treat areas where bugs live that are inaccessible to children and pets.

We also use eco-smart products which are made from botanical products such as plant oils. The pest control products and techniques we use in or around your home are family-friendly.

In most cases, the insects you notice did not arrive there in a day and it takes time to eradicate the source of these insects. The insects you see are usually an indication of a further pest problem.

By treating throughout the year, we are able to focus on the pests that are active at each time period. It is important to keep your home protected as most products break down over time and lose their effectiveness.

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