Pests are active year-round, therefore you need protection year-round. Whether it is ants, spiders, termites, rodents, moths or any other creepy crawly creature, pests are always an unwelcomed guest in any home. In addition, pests are more than just a nuisance; they can cause costly damage to a home’s structure by burrowing into the foundation and interior walls, create unsanitary conditions, destroy belongings and even become a health hazard to you and your family.
Our technicians are licensed by the Illinois Department of Health and are professionally trained to inspect your home, determine the best course of action and develop a comprehensive plan to eliminate them. At The Pest Guys we don’t just use repellents to deter pests; our plan is to eradicate them.
The Pest Guys first line of defense is to search out sources where the pests are entering your home. It is always best to keep pests from getting in your home in the first place. After the outside inspection, our technician will go inside your home to locate potential harborage areas and determine the best treatment options, based on their findings.
After our initial inspection, we will make sure your home is continuously protected by returning on a quarterly basis. Unless there is a particular concern, quarterly pest treatments are performed outdoors only, providing you the convenience of not having to be present during each visit. The quarterly treatments would include an application of products as necessary around the perimeter of your home ensuring that pests are staying out for good.
We are The Pest Guys………
- we know pests
- we know their habits
- we know where to find them
- and we know how to eliminate them
The Pest Guys use an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach for our pest control services. For more information, please click on the link, Principals of IPM.
Quarterly Pest Control – FAQ’s
- Annual Pest Inspection
- 1. I am concerned about the use of pesticides in my home, but I don’t want these bugs in my house. What can be done?
It depends on which type of pest you have in your house. During our initial inspection we will determine which bug you have and the severity of the problem. Products can then be recommended based on that pest’s life cycle, preferred harborage, and food source. Our goal is to eliminate the pest and then apply products outdoors during our quarterly inspections to keep pests from returning back into your home, keeping pesticides and pests outdoors.
- 2. I have ants in my house every spring. Is there some way to prevent them?
Yes there is. Our pest control products have been highly effective in controlling ants in a home.
- 3. My home is kept clean so why do I have bugs?
Cleanliness alone cannot assure that you won’t get bugs in your home. Some pests will enter into a home from fruit and groceries or latch on to your clothes and be carried into a home. Once inside, many pests can find plenty to eat even in the cleanest of homes.
- 4. As a homeowner, what can I do to keep pests out that don’t involve the use of pesticides?
There are many proactive steps to keep pests out such as keeping limbs, branches, and leaves away from your home. Also make sure all entry points into your home are sealed up such as electrical, plumbing, phone, and HVAC pipes. Exclusion of entry points greatly eliminates pests within a home.
- 5. Do you offer exclusion for homeowners?
Yes we do. We are able to do minor exclusion work like applying a waterproof silicone around all potential entry points to help keep insects out permanently.