Frequently Asked Questions
Although termites in your soil are something to be concerned about, it is better to find them there than to find them in your house. However, it is still important to immediately contact us for professional termite control so they don’t have a chance to get into your home.
If termites have gotten into the wood in your house, you need professional termite control. They will not leave on their own and do-it-yourself treatment methods are not effective at eliminating a termite colony.
The cost of termite control can vary from home to home. Pricing will depend in part on the size of your home and whether you have an active infestation or not. When we inspect your house, we will provide you with a quote for our services before we proceed.
When choosing a company for termite control, you want to look for a fully licensed company that warranties its service and uses the most effective products in the industry. AMCO meets all these standards.
If there are termites on your lawn, it is only a matter of time before they enter your house. Now is the time to take action to eliminate them before they get inside. Our termite control treatments not only eliminate termites in your home but will also take care of the termites in your lawn.
Unfortunately, it can be extremely difficult, even impossible, for the average home or business owner to identify a termite problem on their property until catastrophic damage has already occurred. However, termite bait systems from a certified termite control provider can be used to accurately assess and monitor termite levels within a home. Contact us today for more details.
The damage a termite infestation leaves behind will vary based on a number of factors, including the size of the infestation, how long the termites have been active inside the structure, and the amount of wood present that they can get into. Certain damage is also more costly than others; for example, damage to the interior floors might not be as major as damage to a home’s foundation, which can be incredibly damaging to the overall fortitude of the structure. The only real answer to the question of how much damage termites can cause is “a lot,” and the longer the infestation persists, the worse the damage will be.
“Termite season” is typically considered to begin in the spring and last until the late fall, depending on the part of the country. Termites pass through the colder months by overwintering inside trees, under fallen leaves, inside plant matter on the ground, or inside the buildings they infest. They then re-emerge in the early spring to perform mating swarms, during which reproductive termites sprout wings and pair off, flying off in random directions to start new colonies of their own.
There are several warning signs that termites leave behind in properties they infest. Some of the most common include:
- Small holes found in wood around structures
- Trail-like debris, which may look similar to sawdust (frass) found around the structure
- Mud tubes running along foundation walls
- Grooves dug into the wood in your home’s walls or foundations
- Wood that sounds hollow when knocked on
- Doors or windows that jam or stick when being opened and closed
- Small, discarded wings found around the home from termite mating flights
- Swarms of flying termites near your home
Unfortunately, most of these warning signs might be invisible to the naked eye or might not even be present at all. Termites are not like other pests; if you wait until the problem becomes obvious, it is already too late, and you already have a severe and costly infestation on your hands.
Typically, the most effective way to eliminate a bed bug infestation is by using a combination of chemical treatments. We use liquids, dusts, and aerosols that we must apply according to precise standards and with detailed care.
Effective bed bug control will kill the bed bugs in your home. This process can sometimes require more than one treatment. We will inspect and re-treat your home if necessary.
Our bed bug control treatments are effective at eliminating bed bugs in all stages of development. We use a combination of treatment methods, including liquids and dusts to eradicate your infestation completely.
While some do-it-yourself bed bug treatments can be effective, most are not able to address the full scope of infestation. This is why most homeowners choose to go the professional route.
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We do! For non-emergency needs, we can usually provide service within 24 hours.
We have been in business long enough to have experience in all business sectors. From restaurants to warehouses, property management to government facilities, there is no type of business we do not serve.
Every industry operates under certain guidelines, standards, and laws. When we develop your pest control program, we will address those standards to ensure we are complying with your industry’s protocols.
We understand that treating pest problems in a business setting can be difficult. You need discretion and the least disruptive service possible. That’s why we will work with you to develop a service schedule that works for your business’s particular needs.
We provide pest control services to a wide range of industries and commercial property types, including nursing homes, hospitals, and other healthcare providers, schools, homeowners’ associations, condos and apartment buildings, warehouses, churches, camps and cabins, office buildings, and storage facilities. If you don’t see your industry listed above, please contact us to see if we can help!
If your goal is to rid your home or business of active pests and prevent future infestations, recurring services are very important. While our treatments are extremely effective at eliminating and preventing pests, they begin to break down over time. By providing ongoing services to your home or business, we maintain its protection and keep it pest-free.
Yes! The safety of your children and pets is our top priority. We always take the utmost care in providing you with service and products that will keep them safe.
Although we do offer one-time services, we recommend year-round protection against pests for your home. Prevention is far easier and more cost-effective than battling an infestation after it occurs.
How often you have pest control services depends on several factors, such as if you have an active pest problem. We offer monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly service plans to meet your needs. In general, when you go over 90 days without service, the treatment starts to break down and pests begin to return.
Many people think it makes the most sense to hold off on pest control until a pest problem arises. Unfortunately, at that point, it is often more costly to take care of the pests and the damage they have done. With preventative pest control, you can save money in the long run.
Residential pest control is pest control to protect your home from pests. These services can include treatments to eliminate active pests, treatments to prevent future outbreaks, and services to help make your home and property less conducive to pest infestations.
The price of residential pest control depends on several factors, including the size of your home and your chosen service plan. Please contact us to receive a quote.