General Questions

Is pest control safe for my family and pets?

Eco Pest Management use the safest pesticides available, the modern pesticide are regarded as safe to use around family and pets. However, we recommend that during the application of any pesticides family and pets are kept well away. Once applied it is generally safe to carry on with day to day activities around your property.

Will I have to leave the house?

In 90% of situations, it is not necessary to leave your house at all.

Should I empty out my cupboards in the kitchen and empty out wardrobes?

Today’s modern approach to service these areas is to apply small quantities of gel bait, which in the main will not require cupboards and wardrobes to be emptied. However, we will provide further advice if needed.

Will the pest disappear right away?

There will be an initial impact on pest levels, although total elimination may take several days.

How long after my house has been sprayed can I clean the floor?

This will depend on the treatment. For example, when treating for fleas on carpet areas it is essential that the carpets are not vacuumed for at least five days.

Where treatment for cockroaches is applied generally once the treatment has dried, normal day to day cleaning can commence.

How often should I get my house sprayed?

Depending on your local environment we’d recommend your house be inspected at least every 12 months and where pest infestations are located we would apply treatment.

Does pest control have a warranty and how long does it last for?

Yes, warranty periods vary depending on the type of pest, property and local environment.

The warranty can range from 1 month to 12 months.

What does your warranty really mean?

Our free service period means that if the pests we treat come back, so do we – with no further charge to you.

Will the spray destroy my garden?


Termite Questions

Are white ants the same as termites?

No. Ants are no relation to termites and in fact, there is no such thing as a white ant. Termites have been incorrectly referred to as white ants purely by the colour of their bodies and similar looking to an ant.

Should I have a termite inspection every year?

Yes, as a minimum this is essential to protect your property.

Does home and content insurance cover termite damage?

In most cases no you would need to consult with your insurance company.

My home is built on a concrete slab so I’m safe right?

Wrong. Concrete slab constructed homes are regarded at very high risk of termite attack due to the termite’s entry points being concealed and are usually discovered by the home owner.

What can I do to assist in the prevention of termite control?

When a termite inspection is conducted you will be supplied with a report that lists recommendations to reduce the risk of termite attack. These could be poor drainage, timbers in contact with the ground, leaks in plumbing etc. These are called conducive conditions and should be rectified.

How quickly can termites eat my house?

There are many variables involved in how much damage termites can cause to a home. It is possible however that some species of termites can eat a room of your home in a few months.


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