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General Pest Control Questions

Find the answers to the most common pest control-related questions. 

What is pest control?

Pest control is the science-based approach to the management or removal of pests. Pest control is much more than the application of pesticides. Ehrlich technicians employ common sense integrated pest management strategies based on pest biology and behavior. Pest control tactics can range from physical exclusion (caulking holes, adding screening, replacing light bulbs, redirecting water spouts) to the actual application of pesticides.

Is pest control safe for my family?

Yes, pest control is safe for families. Ehrlich technicians only apply pesticides when absolutely necessary. In situations where pesticides are applied to a property, Ehrlich technicians have been trained to closely follow the safety instructions provided by pesticide products.  

Pesticides are toxic but the manner in which they are applied by Ehrlich technicians is very safe. Your technician will instruct you and your family members to stay away from the treated area for a period of time. Ehrlich also uses pesticides with low toxicity levels like gel baits.

Is pest control safe for my pets?

Yes, pest control is safe for pets. Ehrlich technicians are trained to take every precaution when treating a property for pests. The safety of our customers and their pets is always at the forefront of our approach to pest control.

The application of pesticides is only one component of pest control. Ehrlich technicians will only apply pesticides when absolutely necessary and will provide pet owners with clear instructions on how to keep their pets safe.  

Do pest control companies need to be licensed?

Yes, all pest control companies need to be licensed in the U.S. state where they operate. Unlike other pest control companies, Ehrlich requires that every Ehrlich technician must be licensed.

Is pest control necessary?

In situations where pests pose a threat to public health, pest control is absolutely necessary. Many pests like rodents, cockroaches and mosquitoes spread diseases that can threaten the health and well-being of humans.

Pests like termites and carpenter ants can potentially cause serious property damage that can result in costly repairs. Effective pest control is a skill that requires expert training. The safest, most effective way to eliminate and prevent pest problems is to hire a professional pest control company.

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