Below are some of the most frequently asked general pest control questions we get here at Clark Pest Control. Maybe you were wondering the same things? Of course if you have any questions at all, you can still contact Clark Pest Control directly.
Do I need a pest control company?
it’s a good idea. Pest management professionals will know how to inspect
for pests, identify them properly, and then put the right treatment
plan into action, and they will partner with you to eliminate conditions
that allow pest activity to thrive.
Why do I need pest control?
pests are merely annoying, but others can pose a serious risk. For
example, rodents, cockroaches, birds, and bats can carry disease
pathogens; ants and cockroaches can spoil food; bed bug populations can
quickly explode and make your home unlivable; stinging insects can
trigger severe allergic reactions; and termites can destroy your home’s
Do I need monthly pest control?
found that a service visit every other month, once we gain control of
pests on a property, usually works to keep pests in check. Should pest
activity return, customers on our Year-round Pest-Away® plan can call or
text us, and we will come back and treat for those pests.
What do pest control services do?
partner with our residential and commercial customers to keep their
homes or businesses pest free. We inspect for pest activity, identify
existing pests, control them by treating or trapping, and then we
recommend corrections to address conditions conducive to pest activity –
sanitation, exclusion, and other measures.
How effective is pest control?
Pest control providers are trained to inspect for and identify pests, then choose the best mode of treatment to solve pest issues. They also know how to address any underlying conditions that make pest infestations possible. Because of their knowledge and training, they can solve pest problems much more quickly and effectively than the average person can.
Does pest control really work?
We pest management providers stay in business because our practices are
effective. The systematic, science-based integrated pest management
practices we put to work for our customers – inspecting for pests,
identifying them correctly, treating to reduce or eliminate their
presence, recommending corrective measures that make pest activity much
less likely, and documenting what we found and how corrected it – make
our services essential, according to our customers.
How long does it take for pest control to work?
we begin treatment, some pest problems clear up right away. Others,
depending on the pest, may take longer to control, and you won’t notice a
difference until after a second or third visit. Sometimes, pest
activity appears to increase before it decreases, because the material
we’re using agitates pests you had not noticed. After we gain control,
we’ve found that regular visits will keep pest populations from
What are the methods of pest control?
control methods, which are anchored in integrated pest management
(IPM), include biological (deploying a pest’s natural enemies), cultural
(e.g., sanitation measures, or correcting excess moisture),
mechanical/physical (exclusion, trapping), and chemical (pesticides,
What is included in pest control?
pest management (IPM) starts with inspection – identifying pest
activity and any conditions that allow pests to thrive. Then, control
measures based on those findings begins; these can include treatment
(chemical or non-chemical), trapping, and recommending sanitation and/or
exclusion measures, all of which are documented so their effectiveness
can be monitored. We also knock down spider webbing and can answer any
questions you may have on how to keep your home or business pest free.
Do new homes need pest control?
Many subdivisions are built on land recently cleared of agricultural or
wild vegetation, and there may be pre-existing pest problems, including
subterranean termite colonies. As soon as people move in, their
activities tend to attract the same pests that can be found in older
homes and neighborhoods.
Do you have to be licensed to do pest control?
In California, our residential and commercial technicians are licensed
by the state Structural Pest Control Board (SPCB) to perform fumigation
(Branch 1), general pest control (Branch 2), or termite and
wood-destroying organism control (Branch 3). Those technicians who
perform grounds management, including weed control and landscape pest
control, are licensed by the state Department of Pesticide Regulation
(DPR) as Qualified Applicators in various categories. In Nevada, our
technicians are licensed by the state Department of Agriculture.
Is pest control harmful to humans?
of the materials our technicians use are classified as “generally
regarded as safe.” However, we do use some pesticides. Should those
products be needed, our state-licensed technicians are highly trained to
apply the least toxic and smallest amount necessary to control a pest
population, targeted to control only that pest.
Are pest control chemicals harmful to pets?
The safety of pets, and children, is as important to us as it is to you. We have families and pets, too, and we use the same pest control practices at our own homes that we provide for you. It’s why we train our technicians to use the least toxic materials, in the lowest amounts, to achieve control, and to use non-chemical measures wherever possible.