Frequently Asked Questions 

 We’re here to answer all of your questions about our exterminator services.

Whether it’s your first time dealing with unwanted pests or your fifth time, there are a lot of pest control questions that you may have when it comes to these unexpected creatures. If you have any questions that aren’t answered below, feel free to call our pest control business experts.

Are exterminator sprays safe?

Yes, they are safe when professionally applied by a licensed local pest control technician. Our materials have undergone rigorous testing for safety and effectiveness in accordance with each product’s label, approved by the EPA. Our pest control technicians have also been trained to follow safety procedures.

When do mosquitoes go away?

Living in the heartland has many benefits. However, mosquitoes are not one of them! They are most active in the warmer months and begin to die out when temperatures drop below 50 degrees. Year-round prevention is key to keeping your home or business mosquito free. Get rid of mosquitoes permanently when you add Mosquito Protection to your InsectaShield® package for as little as $27/month.

Can I kill bed bugs on my own?
It’s never a good idea to DIY pest control. You can end up making an infestation worse or cause damage to your property in the process. Working with a bed bug professional is crucial to eliminate the pests once and for all. At Bug Zero, you’ll get:

  • A thorough, chemical-free heat treatment with Thermal Remediation®, proven to be the most effective bed bug control 
  • One-day turnaround to get back to your life as soon as possible
  • Competitive pricing based on square footage of treatment area

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Why do I have bed bugs?

Cleanliness is helpful to us in eliminating pests for you. However, cleanliness alone cannot assure you won’t get bed bugs. If they can find a way into your home, they can find a food source – no matter how clean your space.

Where can bed bugs hide?

Because they are small, bed bugs can hide virtually anywhere. In beds, bed frames, and other furniture, clothing, or luggage are just a few places. Just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Talk to professionals at Bug Zero to learn more about our process and prevention.

What attracts brown recluse spiders?
During the colder months, it is not uncommon for spiders to want to seek shelter at your home or business. But, the following may make your property more attractive to these types of pests:

  • Stacks of firewood
  • Large piles of leaves and debris
  • Clutter throughout the home

If you’re hosting these unwanted guests or don’t want to chance seeing them around, Insectashield® protection with Bug Zero will set your mind at ease.

Is pest prevention necessary?

Records indicate that clients on a regular maintenance schedule rarely encounter pests. InsectaShield® is a proactive, preventative service that keeps your home free of pests like ants, spiders, mice, and termites by stopping them before they ever get inside. Including up to 6 treatments per year and a continuous warranty, you’ll rest easy knowing you’re covered.

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What are the most common household pests?

The most common household pests are spiders, bed bugs, termites, mosquitoes, mice, and ticks. Bug Zero treats these and more! Talk to a pest control professional to learn more.

Can you mix an extra strength pest control solution?

There is a common misconception that the stronger a pest control solution is mixed, the more effective it becomes. This is certainly not true and can actually be dangerous. Bug Zero follows all manufacturers’ recommendations in determining concentration levels. The key factor in controlling pests is using the appropriate product in the right place. Our technicians are trained to determine the right combinations for the most effective control.

What tools do you use to exterminate pests?

We use a wide range of tools for pest extermination, three of which include a perimeter treatment vehicle, mosquito fogger, and bed bug heater. Contact our team to learn more about our tools and treatment process.

How can I choose the right pest control company?

Whether you choose Bug Zero as your pest extermination company or not, it is imperative to know what to look for when selecting a pest management/removal company. We’ve put together a list of the Top 10 Tips to Use when Selecting a Pest Control Professional here.

How can I get rid of lady bugs?

There are many methods for getting rid of ladybugs in your home. If you see a lone ladybug, you should remove it immediately and seal all nearby entry points. The wanna-be roommates also dislike scents such as citronella, mint, cloves, and bay leaves. However, the best method for getting rid of ladybugs is regular preventative pest control. Talk to professionals at Bug Zero about our InsectaShield® Protection Plan.

How big are bed bugs?

Adult bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed, 5-7 mm. If not fed recently, they are long and brown with a flat, oval-shaped body. If fed recently, they are balloon-like in shape, reddish-brown in color, and appear elongated.

When is the best time to treat for termites?

Termites are most active in the spring. However, year-round protection is absolutely necessary for prevention. The best defense against termites is the InsectaShield® program which focuses on early detection and includes year-round monitoring. Our termite exterminators install termite monitors surrounding your home that will detect any activity early so we can take care of it before it’s a problem.

How can I prevent house crickets?

Using essential oils or scents of citronella, peppermint, lavender, or vinegar around your house can help deter crickets from entering your home. However, the best plan for protection against unwanted pests is preventative care. Click here to learn more about our InsectaShield® Protection Plan.