Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take action myself or do i have to hire pest control service? 
There are many do-it-yourself remedies for your pest problem but many are ineffective and only a temporary solution. By hiring a professional, you are guaranteed success. Erie Pest Control identifies the correct pest and chooses the right course of action.

What is Integrated Pest Management (IPM)? 
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.

Do I need to prep for the service? 
Some services require no Preparation from the owner other than access. Other Services require more preparation such as Bed Bug service and Flea treatments. Our Trained Service Providers will Guide you with a Preparation List for your Service.

Will the treatment bother my asthma? 
When you make us aware of your asthma we can adjust the treatment method and products so you do not need to worry. We have many bait formulations that are great for controlling the pest and good for the person with the asthma.

Do you guarantee your work? 
Yes, all of our work comes with a full warranty.

Do I need monthly service for my home? 
No, a thorough twice a year service (Spring/Fall) that coincides with peak levels of pest activity is usually sufficient. However some pest and environments require a more frequent service. Your Erie Pest Control Technician can help you customize a treatment schedule based on your individual needs. I have been seeing big black ants in and around my home. What are they and can they do damage to my home? These are most likely carpenter ants and are classified as wood-destroying insects. They will often times chew the wood to make hollow "galleries" or tunnels in their efforts to establish a suitable nesting site. They are often found in areas of the structure where moisture exists. Our Technicians are experts at locating the nest and damaged areas.

Is there anything that can be done for box-elder bugs? 
Absolutely. These black and red insects come onto the structure in large numbers in the fall as they attempt to find a suitable harbourage site to spend the winter. An exterior application of a residual insecticide in the fall will dramatically reduce the number of insects that will gain access to the structure.

Is it safe to try to get rid of raccoons myself?
Raccoons carry rabies and histoplasmosis, among other diseases and parasites. They are prone to attack when cornered. We strongly recommend you call a professional.

Do I need to leave my home during my appointment? 
Depending on the pest and the treatment type or method you may be required to leave the home during treatment and four (4) hours post treatment. This is in accordance with the law as outlined by the Ministry of the Environment and Health Canada.

Do I have to sign a contract for pest control services in my home or business? 
No. Erie Pest Control does not require a customer to sign binding contracts. You may cancel our services at any time for any reason. However discounts may be given to customers who take advantage of a customized maintenance program.