1. WHAT SHOULD I DO TO PREPARE FOR MY PEST SERVICE?
Prior to your service, it would be great if you could:
- Ensure general housekeeping is carried out – clear kitchen bench tops of food items, ensure there are no loose items around the floor areas
- Ensure all windows and doors are closed prior to and during treatment, and until spray has dried
- Keep all areas around windows and doors clear of any furniture or obstruction, to allow our technicians to spray these surfaces
If any member of the household is pregnant, or may suffer from respiratory complaints, as a precaution, it is advisable they vacate the premises for a minimum of 4 hours after completion of treatments. This may also apply to babies and young children, particular those who are still at the crawling stage.
2. ARE THE CHEMICALS THAT YOU USE DANGEROUS?
If you are an insect yes, if you are a mammal, bird or reptile the short answer is no, however, it is like anything in this world, there are people who will tell you that everything will harm you. Put bluntly, if you drink the concentrate straight out of my chemical drums then you will probably get sick but as the sprays are mixed with water and applied as a surface spray, once dried there is no reason why you should be affected by the product based on current scientific evidence and 10 years previous experience using this chemical. We use man made products which are based on the natural products and are the best available. We have the latest equipment and take every precaution when it comes to the safety of your family and pets.
3. HOW SAFE ARE MY PETS?
Pets like cats and dogs have no problems but we recommend that birds, fish or any other fragile pets be covered up or removed during treatment. This is mainly so we don’t scare them with noisy equipment etc. We have had no reports of adverse reactions from any pets after our treatments are complete.
4. HOW LONG DO TREATMENTS LAST?
How long is a piece of string? It depends on many factors such as weather, if you hose areas down, wind and cleaning. In most cases (in protected areas) the spray products will last around 12 months. We offer a 12 month warranty inside and out on spiders, large cockroaches and native ants inside. Please understand, we don’t put a dome over your house where nothing gets in for 12 months, but the insects will die once they come in contact with the treated areas.
5. ARE THE MICE BAITS DANGEROUS TO ME OR MY PETS?
Not unless you eat loads of them. They are designed for mice size bodies, not big people. As far as dogs go, there is no transfer effect from a dog eating a dead mouse that ate the poison. That said, we have had puppies who managed to find some bait after an owner moved them from where we put them and the end result was the pup poohed blue for a day and was fine after that. In most cases we will place the baits in the roof space out of harms way or will place them in secure places that are not accessed by children and pets. (Pitty I couldn’t put the owner who moved the baits somewhere safe).
6. DO THE SPRAYS SMELL AND DO I HAVE TO EMPTY MY CUPBOARDS?
The answer would be no in both cases as both our internal and external products are marketed as no odour. Tick sprays outside have a slight odour until it dries which usually takes around ½ an hour.
7. DO THE SPRAYS STAIN?
If applied correctly the answer is no. In Alice Springs we have a lot of red dust which sticks to the walls etc. sometimes when the spray is applied by an inexperienced operator too heavily; it causes the spray to run. This then picks up the dust and causes streaks. This is mainly obvious around windows. There is a fine balance between applying enough spray to do the job and over spraying. The windows are a common entry point for pests. We therefore make sure that there is enough spray around these areas. This may result in some streaking so if this bothers you then you may want to clean the windows prior to us coming to eliminate the red dust .
8. ARE FULLY LICENSED AND INSURED?
Yes. (But lets’ not ask some of our opposition, maybe you could??)
9. DO YOU TAKE CREDIT CARDS?
Yes, we take most major cards except American Express & Diners Club.
10. PRODUCTS USED BY RED CENTRE PEST CONTROL
Here at Red Centre Pest Control we are committed to not only providing a high level of service but for that service to be performed in the safest possible way.
To that end we only use the highest quality products which have been supplied by world renowned manufacturers. These chemicals have been tested extensively and as a result come with the highest quality assurance.
We understand that some clients are worried about any adverse affects that may result from having these chemicals around their home. This is why we only use synthetic pyrethroids which are based on pyrethrum which is the natural product from Daisies.
The sprays that we use have either low odour or are odourless. They dry within 1 hour and do not leave a stain. They are long lasting which provides long term protection from nasty pests. These chemicals are designed for insect bodies only and metabolisms, not humans. There is however, one product which we use for exterminating mice which if consumed by humans or pets can cause poisoning. This is determined by how much poison is ingested and how big the person or pet is. We have had a puppy ingest some mice baits and only poohed blue for a day and was fine as the baits are designed for mouse size bodies. We never place mice baits in an area that is accessible to people or pets unless it is secured in a tamperproof container which only allows access by rodents. On most occasions we place the baits in the roof cavity as this gives the best results whilst keeping it away from unwarranted access.
The powders that we use are classified as non-toxic to humans. They are of course very potent to insects. The same applies to any gels that we use which are mainly for German and Brown Banded cockroach eradication
If you are still not sure, please feel free to contact us and we will endeavour to answer your questions as honestly as we can.
We hope this has answered some of your questions. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 08-8953 5562
or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org