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Pest Control FAQ

Do you have questions or worries about pest control services?  Most people do.  I want to cover a few of the frequently asked questions that come to mind.

Why do I need a pest control professional?
The pest management professional relies on pesticide application as just one part of a total pest management program. The untrained consumer, who purchases a pesticide over the counter, can only make an intuitive judgment on how to properly apply the pesticide. However, the pest management professional relies on training, expertise, and more sophisticated techniques to manage pests in an environmentally friendly manner.

How much does pest control service cost?
Because each home is unique in its pest control needs, please call so we can give you an accurate estimate. Many people are surprised at how affordable professional pest service can be.

What insects are covered by the general pest service?
Spiders, crickets, ants, roaches, silverfish, and mice are generally covered under routine general pest control service. Biting, stinging, and flying insects require different and often difficult treatment strategies and thus are charged accordingly.

How long will it take before I see results?
It depends on the pest and severity of infestation. Generally, you will see a reduction in pest activity immediately after our first visit, in some cases, such as German Roaches, it may take several visits.

How long will the treatment take?
Different pest problems require different methods and products. Moisture, sanitation, and environmental conditions can all affect how long a treatment may last. Most interior applications can be performed in less than 1 hour.

Are these products dangerous to kids and pets?
All professional pest control products have been registered for use by the EPA. When they are applied according to label instructions by technicians who have been trained and licensed to use them, they pose virtually no risk.

Do I have to leave my house during a service?

No, usually not. However, during certain types of services such as flea and tick treatments, it’s better if all occupants leave the home for a period. Our helpful and knowledgeable staff will direct you on the specifications of each treatment.

When you come to service my home, where will you treat?
First and foremost, our technician will inspect your property and advise you of their findings as well as a strategic plan for managing the pest problems. From that point, the technician will make applications to the areas where insects live and hide, as well as applying a barrier around the exterior of your home such as the  base of your home.

If you have any more questions, please give us a call here at the office.  (901) 437-5456

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Rats or Mice?

Do you have Mice or Rats in your Memphis home? Lets take a look below for a bit of information to help us Identify the two. Keep in mind size and color may differ than the photos below.

House Mouse in Memphis
House/Field Mouse

Mouse

Small, its body rarely exceeding two inches long and one ounce in weight.

Color:

Usually gray in color, but some may appear darker.

Behavior:

There are a few types of Mice in Memphis, but all Mice are excellent climbers and are capable of gaining entry through holes around soffit vents and around cables entering the building, through holes in gable vent screens, and through turbine and box vents on roofs. Most garage doors on homes allow enough space for mice to fit underneath, as well.  It takes only a ¼ inch opening for mice to enter your home.  Plumbing openings as well as electrical wires can provide routes into and out of your home.

Rats in Memphis
Norway Rat

Rats

Larger rodents that may grow to a body length of 10 to 12 inches. Seldom will a rat weigh more than one pound.

Color:

Can vary from gray to brown to black.

Behavior:

There are a few types of Rats in Memphis, but most Rats are excellent climbers and are capable of gaining entry through holes around soffit vents and around cables entering the building, through holes in gable vent screens, and through turbine and box vents on roofs. Many garage doors on homes allow enough space for rats to fit underneath, as well.  Rats can be destructive not only destroying and contaminating food sources but damage electrical wiring causing a fire hazard.  Did you know Rats also carry a wide variety of diseases including Rat bite fever, Meningitis, Murine typhus, Hantavirus and several other potentially deadly diseases?

Rats or Mice in your home are never a good thing. Please, give All-State Pest and Lawn a Call at (901) 757-9111 or visit us at www.allstatepest.com if you have questions or need service.

Do You Need Winter Lawn Care?

In short, Yes. The fact of the matter is that Winter weed control is essential for Spring Weed managment. Weeds will germinate and sprout an entire season before you may see them! For instance, Henbit, The weed with the purple flower in Janurary and February actually Germinated back in October or November. When ambient soil Temperatures reach 55 degrees in the fall, you have weed germination for most weeds. It is important that we apply pre-emergents a season before you see weeds! The same is true for your Summer Annual weeds such as Crabgrass. We need to apply a pre-emergent in the Winter months to prevent these Summer annuals. As you can see, Lawn Care is essential even in the winter months! The key to a great lawn is consistent care.

Landscaping Design from All-State Pest and Lawn

Increases Curb Appeal 

Your home is something you should be proud of. First impressions and your landscaping around your home can make or break your curb appeal. It is the something you have to look at every day you live in your home. Your yard should be something that you, your family and friends can enjoy. Professional landscaping designed and implemented by All-State Pest and Lawn can make your home and lawn look flawless.

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Getting Rid of Mice in your Home

The temperature is dropping. The leaves are changing colors and falling from the trees. We are layering our clothes in the mornings and taking off the outer layers as the day passes. It is fall in the Mid-South. Football season. Pumpkin Spice lattes and hot cocoa. With all the wonderful things that fall brings, it does sometimes bring unwanted guests… mice.  

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Landscape Lighting

What is the benefit of landscape lighting?

Landscape Lighting is not just about making your home more attractive.  It extends your days into the night. It also has both aesthetic and practical uses. There are three basic categories that combine form and function when designing a landscape lighting plan for your home:

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pest control man spraying pesticide

Tips on how to choose the Right Extermination Service

It takes a combination of proper sanitation, preventive measures and good home maintenance practices for tenants, homeowners and landlords to keep household pests from their properties. Although you can keep most of these pests from your home, you might need the services of a pest control professional if a certain pest is hard to control or if you are experiencing extensive pest infestation.

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