Do you use non-toxic chemicals?
The chemicals we use to eradicate pests have low toxicity levels. Once these chemicals are dry, they're not harmful to humans. However, there is always some risk involved when the chemicals are wet. This is why we ask that you stay off your grass or away from the treated area for about two hours, or until the treatment has dried.
What should I expect when the exterminator comes over?
Before we visit your location, you'll talk to our owner. This will give us a better idea of what to expect and how we can help you. When we get to your location, show us where the problem is. We will evaluate the problem, give you our advice, and create a plan to get rid of the pests and/or prevent them in the future. We will give you specific instructions about whether you need to vacate your property and for how long.
Your Elite Pests Solutions technician will always be professional, friendly, and knowledgeable.
How do you keep your home or office from becoming infested?
Whether it's mice, ants, or roaches, there are some cost effective measures you can take to keep your home or office free of these pests.
- Seal up any entry points where pests can enter
- Keep food in sealed containers
- Clean up messes immediately
- Make sure your garbage and dumpsters are emptied regularly
- Hire a professional pest control company to help prevent or eliminate pest issues
How much does pest control cost?
When hiring a professional, be prepared to spend $75 - $250+ on an initial service, depending on what type of pest you need to have removed. You will always be given a quote before we begin any project.
How many treatments does it take to get ride of bedbugs?
It typically takes just one heat treatment to get rid of bedbugs. If you choose the chemical route, it takes three treatments.
How long do I need to stay away from my property after it has been treated for pests?
We ask that you and any pets are out of the treatment area until it is completely dry. It typically takes 90 - 120 minutes for the chemical to dry and no longer be hazardous to humans and pets.
How do you get rid of bed bugs:
Bed bugs are very hard to get rid of without using professional methods such as high heat or specific chemical treatments. That's because bed bugs get into small cracks and live in hard to reach places. For larger infestations, we heat the whole house to a specific temperature, which destroys the bed bugs. For smaller infestations, we spray a chemical that eradicates them.
Read more about our bed bug solution.
How do you get rid of mosquitoes, fleas, or ticks:
Mosquitoes can only breed where there is standing water. To prevent more mosquitoes from breeding on your property, limit the places where water will collect when it rains. For example, empty buckets, pet water bowls, ditches, recycling and trash bins, flower pots.
Spraying your yard or grounds every three weeks will help control the mosquito population. Your pest control specialist will spray under bushes and low plants, and will help you spot other areas where mosquitoes may congregate and breed.
Fleas and ticks are treated in a similar way. The exterminator will spray your yard or grounds, paying special attention to low shrubs and shady areas where fleas and ticks like to live.
Rain eventually washes away the treatment and these pests can move from your neighbors' yards into yours. That's why we recommend retreating your yard during the summer every three weeks.
How do you get rid of mice, rats, chipmunks, and squirrels:
Prevention comes first. These rodents are always looking for food! Remove their access to food and they will not be enticed to come inside where you don't want them! Clean up old food. Keep bird and grass seed in sealed containers. Close up any holes. A mouse can fit through a hole that's 1/2" in diameter. Be sure food waste is removed regularly from your property.
Once these rodents have found their way into your home, there are a few ways you can get rid of them:
- live traps
- glue traps
- quick kill traps
We don't recommend setting poison out for rodents. The poison could be accidentally eaten by a bird, pet or child. A poisoned rodent could be eaten by a larger predator -- like a cat or dog -- and then that predator could be made unwell. And a poisoned rodent may die somewhere deep inside your building where you're unable to access it.
How do you get rid of stinging bugs
Bees, wasps, hornets and yellow-jackets can be downright dangerous for people with allergies. Plus, their stings are painful. While honey bees and bumble bees are good for crops and flowers, their other stinging cousins tend to be a nuisance.
If bees move in, call a beekeeper to help them find their way back to a hive.
When wasps set up their papery homes, you can spray them with a high-powered anti-wasp spray. Just be careful--this spray can hurt your eyes and skin. When the wasp nests are too high up to reach or when there are more than you can take care of on your own, you'll be better off calling a professional.
Hornets and yellow jackets can be downright nasty. Yellowjackets look like honey bees but are larger and without the tiny hairs. They tend to make their homes inside of walls and cars. They like to be fully enclosed. They aren't beneficial pollinators, so it's best to eliminate them before they get too aggressive and build more nests in your property. If you find their nest, call a professional to deal with it right away.
How do you get rid of ants?
Ants of all kinds just want to find food and bring it back to their colony. Keep your surfaces clean of spills and crumbs. Carpenter ants are looking for something a bit different: they want to live in your soft and rotting wood.
Squashing ants wherever you see them doesn't really solve your problem. You need to treat the problem at its source: the nest. A better way to get rid of ants is with a non-repellant spray. The ants will take this spray back to the colony to "share." Once the queen ant gets it, the rest of the colony will die off. It takes a little more time, but is much more effective.
How do you get rid of stink bugs, asian beetles, and cockroaches?
Stink bugs, asian beetles and cockroaches are hard to get rid of without calling a professional! That's because they get inside small cracks and crevices where you can't see them. You can squish and stomp these bugs or set up little traps for them.
Your best bet is to prevent them from getting into your building in the first place. To keep stink bugs and asian beetles out of your home, close up any small holes and cracks in your windows, doors, and siding. They like to nestle in during the fall and stay there over winter. To keep cockroaches at bay, keep your surfaces and floors clean and sanitized. Inspect furniture for roaches before bringing it into your home or apartment.
Once you're sick and tired of dealing with these nuisance bugs yourself, call in the pros. We'll take care of them for good!
If you have cockroaches, you need to call a professional.
How do you get rid of spiders?
The easiest way to get rid of spiders is to clear away their spider webs as soon as you see them. They'll find another place to spin their web. If the spiders keep coming back, call in a professional to spray a solution that will eliminate the spider problem.
Some people recommend peppermint oil to get rid of spiders. While this may work at first, the spiders will grow accustomed to the peppermint oil and it won't affect them anymore.
When should I call in a professional exterminator?
There are three big reasons to call in the pros:
- If what you're doing isn't working. If the over-the-counter products you're using are not eliminating the pests, it's time to call in a professional. If you use the wrong chemicals, you could cause greater harm than good. If you don't have the appropriate safety equipment, you could get stung or bitten.
- If you're afraid of or disgusted by the pest. No judgement here! We are happy to get rid of any pest that is bugging you. We are used to dealing with all kind of creepy, crawly, flying, stinging, skittering, hiding pests. We're happy to help you and set your mind at ease.
- If you're dealing with bedbugs, roaches, or yellow jackets. These pests are almost impossible to get rid of without professional help.