PEST CONTROL FAQ

Answering the Most Common Questions We Receive

How can Old South Exterminators control the pests on the inside of my home if the recurring service focuses on the exterior?
Our unique pest control program begins with a comprehensive initial pest control service. The initial pest control service includes a full interior treatment to gain control of any existing pest problems. The trained and licensed technician will make sure to inspect and address common pest population areas around entryways, trashcans, sinks and toilets as well as check the attic for any potential rodent activity. We then turn our attention outside where pests live and breed.
What if I still have a problem inside my home after the outside has been serviced?
Just pick up the phone and give us a call! We are happy to come back at your convenience and at no additional charge to solve the problem.
Where are these bugs coming from? I keep a clean house.
Sometimes it’s tough to remember that the bugs aren’t doing this just to drive us crazy. Most bugs only come inside when the outside becomes less hospitable. For example, during the summer, the heat dries up the ground and forces ants inside to search for new sources of moisture. In the winter, rats and mice find that many of their preferred food sources are hibernating. The cold sends many rodents inside to search for food and warmth.
How often should I have my Pest Control service?
The majority of our customers love our “One-and-Done” pest control service. We come once a year to treat for several household pests. If there is ever an issue during the year, we can come back to treat the property to reinforce the protective barrier.
Why should I hire a Pest Management Professional?
We understand that your home is important to you and that pests can be a nuisance. Our trained and licensed technicians have the knowledge and capability as well as access to specialized products, tools and training to effectively eliminate pests and maintain that control around and within your home. We understand those factors and take those into account when approaching each unique pest situation.
What pests are covered with Old South Exterminators regular pest control service?
This service provides coverage for all general insects such as roaches, ants, spiders, crickets, earwigs, silverfish, ground beetles, nesting wasps, and other occasional invaders. Regular pest control service does not include fire ants (beyond 10’ of the structure), fleas, ticks, bed bugs, German roaches, drain flies, mosquitoes or any type of wood destroying insect such as carpenter ants, carpenter bees, termites or powder post beetles.
Do you have any coupons?
Yes we do! Please visit our special pest control offers page!
I’ve heard that silverfish are extremely difficult to control. Is this true? If so, what should I do?
Silverfish are difficult to eliminate, but not because they are resistant to treatments. Instead, they often hide deep within walls or attics, where treatments are difficult to apply. Call today and an Old South Exterminators professionally trained technician will help control the silverfish in your home.
Can you tell me how to rid my home of fruit flies?
The small, brown, red-eyed fruit fly is usually carried inside homes in fresh fruits and vegetables, most often bananas. The items in which the flies are breeding must be found and discarded in the outdoor trash. Once the sanitation problems have been resolved, Old South Exterminators has special treatment options to deal with the adult flies. Please call us today to set up a free consultation.
I am being treated for bed bugs; what preparations must I do in advance of the bed bug appointment?
Nothing! On the initial bed bug consultation, a trained Old South Exterminators technician will inspect to identify and locate the bed bug infestation. The process of moving furniture, clothing and bedding can relocate and further the bed bug problem. After proper identification, the technician will give you proper instructions to get ready for the bed bug treatment.
Will Old South Exterminators treat for fleas?
You bet we do! Because fleas can reproduce so fast, are so hard to see and are nearly impossible to eliminate, you need our help to get rid of fleas. Give us a call right away if you suspect a flea infestation.
What should I do to prepare for a flea treatment at my home?
It’s easy. Please have all of your animals treated for fleas by a veterinarian as close to the appointment date as possible. Right before our technician arrives, please vacuum all carpets and make sure to throw away the vacuum bag. Old South Exterminators will take care of the rest!

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