Frequently Asked Questions
Hunter Pest Services, LLC values keeping our customers well-informed and educated about our services, procedures, and pesticides. Whenever a question arises, please give us a call. We would be more than happy to provide a timely, accurate answer! Maybe your question will find its way onto our FAQ page!
What is considered a general pest?
General pests do not include wood-destroying insects, bees/wasps, cockroaches, bed bugs, wildlife, and rodents. Having a regular scheduled service will keep recurring pests at bay, as well as protect you from unforeseen costs if another general pest problem arises.
Is a lawn treatment for ticks really that important?
Having a regular tick treatment done will help prevent family, pets, and guests from picking up a deer tick in your yard. Deer ticks can spread diseases such as Lyme's Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever to people and animals. Lyme's Disease for humans can be a very painful and difficult disease to live with, and it can take years to diagnose.
I'm concerned about the use of pesticides in my home, are there alternative options?
While we follow instructions on pesticide labels as per the law to be environmentally responsible, we understand pesticide concerns and do have options for some services. Options can include the type of treatment, treatment site selection, and product choice. For most general pests, an alternative application can be used, some of which are food-based. We also have a garlic-based mosquito treatment for special events that is effective for up to two weeks.
I am selling my home, do I need a wood destroying insect inspection?
The seller is not responsible for providing a wood-destroying insect inspection report. However, the buyer is responsible for getting the inspection, as it is required by the mortgage company. Just as a home inspection is an important part of the home buying process, a termite inspection can save you from an unpleasant surprise. We can often get an inspector to the home within 48 hours and have the appropriate reports sent to you and your real estate attorney within 24 hours of receiving payment.
General pest control, wildlife control, bird control, dryer vent cleanings, bird barriers for vents, rodent control, lawn treatments for fleas and ticks, indoor flea treatments, bed bug treatments with or without a bed bug detection canine, wood destroying insect inspections and treatments, mosquito treatments, power spraying and power washing.
I am pregnant and/or have children in my home, will treatment be dangerous for me/my children?
As a family-owned business, Hunter Pest Services has your family's needs in mind. If you are currently expecting or have children in the house, please let us know when we schedule your appointment. Our technicians will adjust treatments and advise on the amount of time that you should remain out of the home. Product selection and reentry time decisions can also involve you care provider. We can fax or email MSDS labels to your doctors. Unless a pest emergency is present, our technicians prefer not to treat a home with a newborn under three months.
Are pest control treatments dangerous for my pets?
For certain treatments, we advise pet owners to have the pet (and sometimes all family members) out of the home until the product is dry. Preparation and post-treatment instructions will be provided upon request. We normally recommend all pets and children stay away from treated areas until dry.
How can I obtain copies of service orders or my bill?
Billing is done the week of the 15th; all bills are printed and mailed to the billing address, unless a customer prefers a fax or email. At the time of your service, you will be provided with a copy of your service order. If you require an additional copy, one can be mailed, faxed, or emailed, depending upon your preference.
What are my treatment options?
At Hunter Pest Services, customers are able to choose from a single treatment or a year-long service contract for general pest control. Commercial customers can choose weekly, biweekly, and monthly service based on their industry and needs. Residential treatments with a contract are quarterly, but additional treatments can be provided if needed. Treatment frequency is customizable as per the customerís needs.
How do I pay for service?
We accept payment with cash, a personal check, Paypal, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, and BarterPays!. Customers with service contracts can pay annually, quarterly, monthly, or at the time of service.
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