Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How Much Does a Termite Inspection Cost?
A: For our customers in Corpus Christi, TX and the surrounding communities, we offer free termite inspections. If you are planning on purchasing a home, we also offer Wood Destroying Insect Reports (WDIR) in addition to your termite inspection.
Q: Is There a Difference Between Drywood and Subterranean termites?
A: Yes, when you hear the term “drywood,” we are referring to the type of termites that live in wooden areas of a home or infrastructure, including exterior fascia, wood siding, wall voids, and attics. These types of termites can go undetected for longer periods of time.
Unlike drywood termites, subterranean termites live in the soil and can cause more damage and harm to your property, as there are more of them in a single colony. They protect themselves by building shelter tubes against weather conditions and other predators.
Q: Are Quarterly Pest Control Services Available?
A: At Pest Patrol, our quarterly services include home treatments every three months, and we provide additional services if needed. These pest control services protect against some of the most basic household pests, such as ants, roaches, silverfish, rodents, spiders, fleas and ticks.
When we come to your home, we will first inspect for common household pests, looking behind appliances, furniture, etc. If pests are detected, we offer the following treatments: crack and crevice, baiting, trapping, dusting, and fogging. For outdoor pests, we will apply a protective barrier along the foundation of your property to eliminate intruders.
Q: If it is going to rain, can you still treat my lawn area for pests?
A: Yes, a light rain shower after a treatment will have no negative effect on your outdoor area. In fact, research has shown that it is more beneficial to water your lawn after a professional treatment has been performed.
Q: Are you products harmful to household pets?
No. We make sure to only use products that are safe for you and your pets!
Q: How Do Rodents Get in My Attic and How Can I Get Rid of Them?
A: Rodents enter the attic through certain entry points of your home. When you hire Pest Patrol, we will perform a thorough inspection of your home’s exterior and locate these points of entry and seal them to prevent future infestation. We also will provide snap traps or glue boards in the attic to catch the remaining rodents.
Q: Why is It Difficult to Get Rid of Ants?
A: The first step of ridding your home of an ant infestation is to properly identify what type of ants you have. There are many different types of ants that require specific treatments. We will come to your home and identify what type you have and assess the best and most effective treatment option available.
Q: What Type of Treatment Options Do Your Offer for Ticks and Fleas?
A: Before we arrive to your home and treat it for ticks and fleas, we highly recommend that you clean the entire home to improve the speed and effectiveness of your treatment. We recommend that you wash all bedding, floors, and vacuum all carpets and rugs thoroughly. When we perform this treatment, you and your pet must remain out of the home for approximately 4 hours. For better results, we also recommend that you treat your animal the same day that we are treating your home.