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How To Prepare

ROACHES


TREATMENT:

GERMAN ROACHES:  (Inside only)  (Reddish brown and about 1/2 inch long).

  1. Everything is treated inside that has been prepared.  No need to treat outside.

ORIENTAL ROACHES:  (Usually outside)  (Dark brown to black and about 1 1/2 inches long).

  1. The perimeter of house is treated outside along with power spraying through the vents.  Inside is treated under the sink(s) and in lower cabinets if needed, but must be prepared. 
GENERAL INFORMATION:

  1. You need to plan on being out for 2 hours.
  2. All pets and birds should be removed from the premises for 2 hours.  Fish tanks should be covered with a towel and circulator turned off or unplugged.
  3. If anyone has respiratory problems or is pregnant, we suggest checking with your doctor first.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR GERMAN ROACHES: 

  1. Empty out all cupboards above sink, under sink, all drawers.  Everything has to be empty and put in another room and covered with a sheet.  Nothing should be on the counter top or on top of the refrigerator.
  2. Do not scrub after we spray.  Cupboards can be wiped out with a dry cloth afterwards.  Counter top should be thoroughly washed.
  3. Empty everything out of bathroom cabinets.
  4. Empty everything out of linen closet if you want it sprayed.
  5. Have everything off shelves and floor of closets if you want them sprayed.  If clothes are left hanging in closets, they may have an odor.
  6. Whatever you want sprayed has to be empty or it will not be sprayed.

           ALL THE ABOVE MUST BE DONE BEFORE THE TECHNICIAN ARRIVES. 

HOW TO PREPARE FOR ORIENTAL ROACHES:

  1. If wandered inside, you should empty out under sink and lower cupboards only.  This should be done before the technician arrives. This is an outside roach and likes it cool and damp.
CONTROL:


GERMAN AND ORIENTAL ROACHES:

  1. You may see roaches for 7 days after spraying.  This is normal.  The spray kills immediately on contact.  A flushing agent is used to get them out of the cracks and crevices.  If the roach was not killed on contact and later crawls over the residue, when it cleans its antenna it is then ingested and kills the roach that way.  This is why you may see roaches during the 7-day period.  If they are moving slowly, the roach is dying and no further treatment is needed.  If he scurries away quickly, we need to come back and do another treatment.  There is no charge for this treatment.



FLEAS

TREATMENT:

  1. All interior floors are treated inside and the whole yard is treated outside.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  1. You need to plan on being out of the house for 4 hours.
  2. All pets and birds should be removed from the premises for 4 hours and off the yard for 2 hours.  Fish tanks should be covered with a towel and circulator turned off or unplugged.
  3. If you are planning on shampooing carpets, do it before we spray.
  4. If anyone has respiratory problems or is pregnant, we suggest checking with your doctor first.

HOW TO PREPARE:

  1. Have all lose articles (such as toys, slippers, blankets, etc.) up off the floor, nothing should be under beds.  Furniture is OK, the technician can reach under it with the wand.
  2. You should vacuum BEFORE the technician comes.  Either put a flea collar in the vacuum bag or make sure you throw the vacuum bag in the garbage outside because the pupa will hatch out in the vacuum bag.  Nothing will kill the pupa, it has to hatch out into the adult flea and come in contact with the residue.  This takes 14 days.
  3. If possible, vacuum every day for 14 days AFTER the spraying.  Again, make sure you have a flea collar in the bag or you throw the bag in the garbage outside each day.  The beating of the vacuum on the carpet causes the pupa to hatch out quicker.
  4. If possible, do not wash vinyl or hardwood floors for 14 days.
  5. Wash animals bedding.
  6. Have animals de-flead, keeping in mind that the animal can get the fleas back during this 14-day period.

A. If cats are being dipped, make sure you tell groomer or vet you are 
    having the inside of house done so they will know which product to use.

B. More care needs to be taken with cats because they lick themselves
    all the time. Feel floors to make sure they are dry before bringing
    cats back inside. (Normally 4 hours is enough time.)


CONTROL:

  1. You may see fleas for 14 days after the spraying has been done.  This is normal.  If you see fleas after 14 days, call us and we will come back with no charge.
  2. Be aware that the animal can get fleas back on it during these 14 days.



ANTS


TREATMENT:

  1. The interior is spot-treated, unless you want all baseboards done.  Most people prefer spot treatment because they do not want a lot of spraying inside.  Outside will be sprayed along the perimeter with power spraying about 7-10 ft from the house and through the vents.  We do not crawl under the house.  We will
  2. come back with no charge if you have any problems within the 30-day guarantee.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  1. If you are seeing ants only in certain rooms and can close off those rooms, you may stay in the rest of the house.  If you cannot close off the areas being treated, you need to leave for 2 hours. 
  2. All pets and birds should be removed from the premises for 2 hours.  Fish tanks should be covered with a towel and circulator should be turned off or unplugged.
  3. If anyone has respiratory problems or is pregnant, we suggest checking with your doctor first.

HOW TO PREPARE:

  1. If ants are in cupboards, those cupboards have to be empty.
  2. If under sink, empty out so we can spray around pipes.
  3. If in walls, have switch plates off.
  4. Have toys, etc. away from baseboards in infested rooms.

ALL THE ABOVE MUST BE DONE BEFORE THE TECHNICIAN ARRIVES.

CONTROL:

  1. It does take 7 days to bring infestation under control.



SPIDERS


TREATMENT:

  1. The interior is treated in each room where the ceiling and wall meet, down the corners, and along the baseboards.  If your home has cathedral ceilings we may not be able to reach the ceilings in those rooms.  The outside perimeter is treated, along with the eaves, if you do not care if the windows get dirty.  It will be as though it had rained on them.

GENERAL INFORMATION: 

  1. You need to plan on being out for 2 hours.  All pets and birds should be removed from the premises for 2 hours.  Fish tanks should be covered with a towel and circulator should be turned off or unplugged.
  2. If anyone has respiratory problems or is pregnant, they should check with their doctor first.

HOW TO PREPARE:

  1. No preparation is needed.

CONTROL:

  1. It does take 7 days to bring infestation under control.



PANTRY PEST (INDIAN MEAL MOTH)


TREATMENT:

  1. The infested area is the only area treated.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  1. If you cannot close off the area being treated, you need to leave for 2 hours.  All pets and birds should be removed from the premises for 2 hours.  Fish tanks should be covered with a towel and circulator turned off or unplugged.
  2. If anyone has respiratory problems or is pregnant they should check with their doctor first.

HOW TO PREPARE:

  1. You need to go through all your dried foods such as cereals, macaroni, beans, cake mixes, spices, etc. to find where they are breeding and throw it away.  You will find them breeding in something.  They can also be in dog food and things made with wicker such as place mats. 

THIS MUST BE DONE BEFORE THE TECHNICIAN GETS THERE, HE CANNOT WAIT:

     2.  Do not scrub after we spray.
     3.  It would be good for you to vacuum in each room, where you have seen the moth, where
          the wall meets the ceiling.  The kitchen should be vacuumed in this same area plus under
          the windowsills, and the underside of the edge of the counter.  These are areas where
          they make their cocoons to turn into moths.  It is a very fine web that can hardly be seen,
          unless you are looking for it.  If you have seen the worm stage, it is dirty white in color
          with a black dot at one end.

CONTROL:

  1. It does take 7 days to bring infestation under control.



BEDBUGS


TREATMENT:

  1. The floors and baseboards (especially by the headboard) of the infected rooms will be treated.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  1. You need to plan on being out for 4 hours or close off the treated area and stay out of those rooms for 4 hours.
  2. All pets and birds should be removed from the treated rooms for 4 hours.  Fish tanks should be covered with a towel and circulator turned off or unplugged.
  3. If you are planning on shampooing carpets, do it before the spraying is done.
  4. If anyone has respiratory problems or is pregnant, they should check with their doctor first.

HOW TO PREPARE:

  1. Nothing should be under the bed.
  2. All bedding should be washed.

CONTROL:

  1. It does take 7 days to bring infestation under control.