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Lawn Care:

Q. How safe are the lawn applications?

A. The materials which are used for lawn applications are of a very low toxicity and are registered and used in strict compliance to labeled instructions. They are applied by licensed technicians in accordance with state and local regulations.

Q. How long does it take to perform a typical service to my lawn?

A. Because our technicians are well trained and use the finest spraying and spreading equipment available, a typical treatment usually only takes 15 minutes or less. We always go over the lawn and evaluate its progress upon each visit in order to ensure your lawn is getting everything it needs.

Q. What are grubs and is grub control needed on a yearly basis?

A. Grubs are the larvae stage in the life cycle of a beetle. Damage occurs when the grubs feed on the root system of the turf grass, causing the grass to die. A preventive grub control applied yearly will protect your investment in your lawn from the damage these insects cause.

Q. I hired a lawn care company so why is my grass still browning out in the Summer time drought?

In the Summer time we apply a slow release fertilizer; however, the grass may still go dormant due to lack of water in an extreme drought. The slow release fertilizer will help maintain the plant health and allow a quicker green up during optimum growing conditions or when adequate moisture levels return. We recommend watering faithfully with a sprinkler or installing a sprinkler system to maintain a year round green lawn. If you decide to water, you need to water deeply and infrequently.

Q. Does your lawn service have any guarantees?

A. With our Complete Coverage Program we offer free re-spray, if necessary, and free service calls to correct any problems. Just give us a call.

Q. Should I water my lawn after a lawn treatment?

A. In most cases when using liquid weed control, crabgrass control or insect control it is not recommended to water immediately afterwards. This will allow the material to be absorbed into the grass plant. When using a granular grub control it is recommended that the material be watered in. Watering within the first few days will enhance the effectiveness of the product

Pest control:

Q. What insects do you control with your perimeter treatments?

A. We target crawling insects that enter your home, such as spiders, ants, millipedes, etc.

Q. Why should someone hire All “U” Need Pest Control instead of attempting to control their pest problems by themselves?

A. Just as you wouldn’t prescribe medicine for yourself or drill your own cavities – you shouldn’t attempt to control termites – or other pests — on your own. The products and the expertise offered by All “U” Need Pest Control far surpass what a homeowner could do on their own. Leave it up to the experts for peace of mind. Why risk it?

Q. Are Carpenter Ants dangerous to my home?

A. Carpenter ants are merely a nuisance or a serious structural pest that needs to be addressed quickly. If the weather is mild and you happen to see one every few days, further inspection may be necessary. Try to locate the source. Seeing several daily is cause for concern and treatment maybe necessary.

Q. What are five things I can do outside of my house to keep pests away?

  1. Inspect and seal any cracks and holes outside your home. Make sure vents are screened and gaps around windows and doors are sealed.
  2. Check around the perimeter of your home for leaky faucets and anything that allows moisture to pool around the base of your home.
  3. Eliminate debris from gutters
  4. Trim tree branches and shrubbery from around your home.
  5. Store firewood and other wood at least 20 feet away from your home.

Q. What are five things I can do inside my house to keep pests away?

  1. Keep all kitchen areas clean (including floors) and free of useless clutter. Kitchen appliances should be kept free of spills and crumbs. Clean shelves regularly and store foods such as cereal, flour, and dog food in re-sealable containers.
  2. Keep garbage areas clean. Garbage should be stored in sealed containers and disposed of regularly.
  3. Check pipes and pipe areas around the house for leaks, cracks and gaps and seal and patch any problems if necessary. Leaky faucets should also be fixed.
  4. Keep, attics, and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry. If you have mold and mildew in your home or office crawlspace, it’s a symptom of an excess moisture problem.
  5. Inspect boxes, grocery bags and other packaging thoroughly. Insects have also been known to come in on potted plants and in luggage.

Q. Can pests other than termites damage property?

A. Absolutely. Carpenter ants, carpenter bees and powder post beetles are all categorized as wood destroying insects. That’s why it’s important to have a professional identify the source of your problem and provide the treatment to control it.

Q. How do you treat for Cockroaches?

A. Cockroaches have long been one of the most common household pests in our area, coming most frequently in the German, American, Oriental, or Brown-banded variety. We’ve developed years of expertise in solving cockroach problems. Our control strategy depends upon the species of cockroach, which is why inspection and identification is an important first step. Upon identification of the species and analysis of the situation, a strategy is developed. Use of pesticides may be appropriate in some cases. Increasingly, we utilize baits, carefully placed out of reach of children and pets, to eliminate cockroach populations. In other situations, insect growth regulators, which inhibit the ability of the cockroach to molt and grow, are used in combination with other methods. And additionally, we provide information to clients about the ways that they can minimize pest immigration and avoid providing harborage for pest populations. So you see, cockroach control, is really best achieved through a combination of techniques – an “integrated” approach to pest management.

Termite:

Q. How difficult are termites to treat?

A. Termites are nearly impossible for homeowners to treat on their own. On the other hand, All “U” Need Pest Control professionals have the training, expertise and technology to eliminate termite infestations in a residence or commercial building.

Q. What are the different types of termite treatments?

A. There are two primary types of treatments available to All “U” Need Pest Control customers: liquids and baits. Liquids are used around a home area to ensure long-term protection. Baits systems involve placing monitoring stations in the ground.

Q. What is the most effective type of termite treatment?

A. A trained and licensed All “U” Need Technician Professional is the best person to make a recommendation for each particular property.

Q. What questions should homeowners ask during a professional termite inspection/treatment?

  • What type of treatment is recommended?
  • How long will the treatment take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • How long will it take to get rid of the termites?
  • What type of contract or guarantee is offered?

Q. What can a homeowner do to prevent termites?

  • Termites love moisture; if you have any moisture around the foundation of your home, avoid that.
  • Divert water away with properly functioning downspouts, gutters and splash blocks.
  • Reduce humidity in crawl spaces with proper ventilation.
  • Prevent shrubs, vines and other vegetation from growing over and covering vents.
  • Be sure to remove old form boards, grade stakes, etc., left in place after the building was constructed. Remove old tree stumps and roots around and beneath the building.
  • Most importantly, eliminate any wood contact with the soil. An 18-inch gap between the soil and wood portions of the building is ideal.
  • It doesn’t hurt to routinely inspect the foundation of your home for signs of termite damage.

Q. How do I know if I have a termite problem?

A. Have a Custom pest control professional inspect your home for evidence of termites, like wood damage and mud tubes. Be sure to indicate if you see swarming termites or discarded wings near doors and windows

 

 

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