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Pest Control Questions – FAQs2018-08-30T00:46:07-04:00

Frequently Asked Pest Control Questions

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Still have pest control questions or need help with structural repairs, moisture control, or insulation services? Contact us, let us know what you need and we will get you the answers you seek.

Is termite damage covered by homeowner’s insurance?2019-12-23T06:25:05-05:00

Many people wonder if termite damage is covered by homeowner’s insurance. To be absolutely sure, we suggest to check with your insurance provider but, at Priority Pest Services, we have never seen it covered here in our local area of Hampton Roads, Virginia and surrounding.

Having trouble with termites or termite damage? Contact us online or give us a call at (757) 204-4523. We offer free home inspections!

Does Priority Pest Services offer commercial pest control services?2019-12-23T03:45:20-05:00

Does Priority do commercial pest control? Yes, we sure do! Contact us online or give us a call at (757) 204-4523 to schedule a free inspection for commercial pest control.

My current pest control provider has treated multiple times for pests. Why do they keep coming back?2019-12-23T02:55:53-05:00

The reason why the pests keep coming back could be that something is getting missed in the diagnosis, treatment and maintenance plan by your current pest control company. Entry points are a huge factor in keeping pests at bay. We highly suggest having a thorough inspection by Priority Pest Services to identify any evidence of pests and their possible entry points. Contact us online or give us a call at (757) 204-4523 to schedule a free home inspection!

Are pest services only given with a long-term contract?2019-12-23T02:22:13-05:00

No, you do not have to choose a long-term contract. Instead, you can get a custom style service agreement that best fits your needs. Contact us online or give us a call at (757) 204-4523 to schedule your free home inspection!

Why am I seeing bugs if I keep a clean house?2019-12-23T02:08:46-05:00

Many homeowners ask us why they see bugs when they keep their homes clean? The reason is that not all pests can be deterred just by keeping a clean home. The problem is that pests constantly forge looking for food and water. Unfortunately, our homes make for the best nesting and food for these unwanted residents. Doing things like inspecting for pest activity and entry points can go a long way in keeping the pests outside where they belong. Caulking and sealing entry points around plumbing and wire entrances helps to greatly decrease activity.

Having trouble with pests? No worries – we offer free home inspections! Contact us online or give us a call at (757) 204-4523.

If I live on a slab, do I need to worry about termites?2019-12-23T01:55:19-05:00

Some homeowners have asked us, “If I live on a slab, do I need to worry about termites?” The answer is, yes! If you live on a slab, you are closer to the ground and cannot see under the slab floor or in the walls. In this situation, termites should be a concern and you should have some sort of preventative measures in place to deter them from taking residence.

Think your home might have termites? No worries – we offer free home inspections to find out what’s bugging you! Contact us online or give us a call at (757) 204-4523.

Wondering why you can’t get rid of the ants in your kitchen?2019-12-23T01:48:30-05:00

Wondering why you can’t get rid of the ants in your kitchen? Ants can be difficult to get rid of because they are constantly forging, looking for food. So, in a situation where you are having trouble with ants, finding their entry points and baiting heavy outside is your best solution.

Need help with an ant problem? Contact us online or give us a call at (757) 204-4523. We offer free home inspections!

How soon after a pest control treatment can I clean?2019-12-23T01:41:05-05:00

Many homeowners ask us, “How soon after a pest control treatment can I clean?” Within 30 minutes the residue should be dry and bonded, so cleaning would be fine anytime after that time frame.

Having trouble with pests? We offer free home inspections! Contact us online or give us a call at (757) 204-4523.

Why do I need a free home inspection appointment before I can get a price quote?2019-12-22T23:05:49-05:00

You need a free home inspection appointment before you can get a price quote because every house is so different in size and shape. Therefore, giving a price over the phone could potentially hurt you or the company by not addressing other potential problems that you might not know exist. Give us a call at (757) 204-45423 or contact us online to schedule your appointment.

Does Priority Pest only offer exterminating services?2019-12-23T01:27:17-05:00

Many homeowners ask us, “Does Priority Pest only offer exterminating services?”At Priority Pest, we actually do a lot more than pest exterminating and maintenance. We consider ourselves your home’s best friend because we offer such a broad range of services, we can take care of most of your home’s needs including pest control, preventative maintenance and repairs. Our broad range of services address things like performing structural repairs underneath your home, remedying your moisture control issues with french drains, dehumidifier and sump pump systems and vapor barrier solutions. Other services we offer include attic and crawlspace insulation services, including crawl space door installation. Just check out our main Services page for all the details.

Being experts in our field, we carry the highest credentials for pest control and pest extermination services. All Priority Pest technicians are certified by the state of Virginia and we have state certified inspectors on staff. Our customers can rest assured that our services are performed properly and with the utmost professionalism and courtesy.

We also carry a Class A Contractors license with Building Technical Classification, so we can handle anything you might need to protect your family and your investment in your home. Contact us and schedule an appointment today. Let us make you our #1 Priority!

Why should I continue a pest maintenance program if I no longer see pests?2019-12-22T23:41:31-05:00

Many homeowners ask, “Why should I continue a pest maintenance program if I no longer see pests?” At Priority Pest, we suggest you always continue a pest maintenance plan even if you no longer see evidence of any pests. If you lapse in your pest control maintenance plan, the pests could decide to come back in, and having an infestation inside your home gives them a better chance to get a firm hold and cause more damage. Keeping pests out is easier and less expensive than letting an infestation re-occur. If the pests return, then you will have to re-treat and, if there is hesitation in addressing the problem, the infestation can become much worse.

For termites, a termite control maintenance plan is something you most definitely should have and want to keep current because this gives you a lot of advantages. At Priority Pest Services, we offer termite treatment and protection plans that include free yearly home termite inspections.

How long does it take to see results after a pest treatment?2019-12-22T23:32:03-05:00

How long does it take to see results after a Priority Pest pest control treatment? The time will vary on how it takes to see results. Since it all depends on how bad the infestation, and other circumstances of your home, the time tends to vary. Regardless, typically, if you do not have a bad pest problem, then you should see results in as early as a month. On the other hand, if you have a more severe pest problem, it could take up to three months to see results. This also does not factor in whether the home owner, or resident, follows through with suggested efforts to remove, or eliminate the problem that attracted the pests, and follow preventative measures to deter any future pests.

Another thing to realize is that, many times, after a pest control treatment, you may notice the pest activity is worse. This is common since we actually treated right into where they are living and this usually disturbs and agitates the pests. Just as if someone sprayed into your home, you would come running out and go somewhere else, too. As for a termite treatment, right after the termiticide as been applied around your home, you may still see activity for up to 60 days. The reason being is that the termite treatment chemical is designed to be a slow kill on the termites, not a contact kill.

How can I avoid bed bugs infesting my home?2019-12-23T04:43:00-05:00

How can you avoid bed bugs infesting your home? Always inspect where you sleep when traveling. If you think you may have bed bugs, do not wait! The longer you wait the worst it could get. Contact us online or give us a call at (757) 2040-4523 to schedule a free home inspection.

Why should I choose Priority Pest Services?2019-12-22T23:11:19-05:00

Why should you choose Priority Pest Services? When you choose us, you are not just choosing a regular termite and pest control company. We also offer services to help you with moisture control and related damages. Our skilled technicians attend weekly safety meetings to ensure that we are 100% safe with the products and materials we are using, and make sure that we are performing our inspections and using the proper procedures and techniques during treatments.

Family owned and operated, we know how important it is to keep your home and family safe. At Priority Pest Services, we know what it takes to protect your home from termites, other pests, and the dangerous hazards of moisture damage. If not addressed, these problems can cause structural damage to your home that can affect your family’s personal health and safety.

At Priority Pest Services, we take great pride in our work and serving our customers. You can count on us for only the highest levels of skill and professionalism because you and your home deserve nothing less! From pest control services to moisture control and insulation services, choose Priority Pest Services to help you not only take care of the pests but to protect and maintain one your most valuable assets, your home.

At Priority, we treat every client with the utmost respect and make the customer our #1 Priority!  We hope that you will choose Priority Pest to be your termite and pest control company. In Hampton Roads, we are your local Trusted Pest Control Expert, and we want to be yours too! Let us make you our #1 Priority! Contact Priority today for a FREE home termite, pest and moisture inspection. Let our pest inspectors and quality pest technicians help formulate a solution to help you keep the pests out and help you protect and maintain the value of your home. Don’t let pests take over your home! Keep them out with a year-round, quality pest control plan – choose Priority Pest Services!

Will I need to leave while my home is being serviced for a general pest control treatment?2019-12-23T06:27:24-05:00

No, you do not need to leave while your home is being serviced for a general pest control treatment. We only apply the product to crack and crevice or active areas.

Having trouble with pests? Contact Priority Pest Services online or give us a call at (757) 204-4523. We offer free home pest inspections!

Does Priority Pest Services offer any discounts or coupons?2019-12-23T01:35:02-05:00

Yes, Priority Pest does offer some coupons for services. Check out the deals available on this website! Also, we offer military and senior citizen discounts. Be sure to ask us about the details when you contact us to schedule your appointment. We offer free home inspections. This is the best way to find out what is going on in and under your home. Contact us online or give us a call at (757) 204-4523.

Why should I hire a pest control professional when I can try and do it myself?2019-12-22T23:23:05-05:00

When is comes to pest control around the home, many homeowners wonder if they need a pest control professional or if they should try and take care of the pest problem instead. The fact is that most do-it-yourself remedies for pest control and pest removal are not effective over the long term. When you have a termite, or other pest or moisture problem with your home, it can affect your family’s safety and your home’s value, so it is best to not delay and call the experts.

Because pest problems, moisture damage and related can be so costly to your family and home, we always suggest a pest control professional. At Priority Pest, we are your local pest control experts and we know how to figure out exactly what the problem is, and make a plan to fix it quickly. Many do-it-yourself fixes only offer inferior and temporary results, and in some cases, they will not even work at all. When is comes to damage to your home, the potential for costly repairs and the frustration of trying to get everything taken care of can give you a lot of headaches and cause sleepless nights.

Don’t lose any more sleep over a problem in your home! Contact Priority Pest Services and we will find the pests and get them out of your home the right way. Since we deal with pest control problems all the time, we know the pests’ habits, and we know exactly where to look in your home to find them and their entry and exit points. Our skilled pest control technicians use professional and proven methods to rid your home of the problem, and protect it from further infestation and/or damage.

At Priority Pest Services, our staff has over 70 years experience in the exterminating business, so we know what we are talking about. Our employees attend weekly training to keep up with industry standards and application techniques. We know the area and the problems to address, we have the right solutions to fix the problem and we aim to please! What are you waiting for? Contact Priority for a free home inspection at (757) 204-4523!

I am buying a house in the Hampton Roads area. Do I need to have a termite letter?2019-12-23T04:11:01-05:00

Yes, you will need a Termite letter and Moisture letter, as well, if you are buying a house in our local area. Remember that most companies will not write a letter for another companies work or treatments. So, be cautious if your intention is to have one company do the treatments and work and another write the clear letters.

At Priority Pest Services, we can help you with your Termite letter and Moisture letter needs. Contact us online or give us a call at (757) 204-4523 to schedule an appointment for service.

Will it take more than one treatment to get rid of cockroaches?2019-12-23T06:05:16-05:00

If you are dealing with an infestation of German cockroaches, you will probably need more than one treatment to get rid of them. On the other hand, if you are dealing with American cockroaches, they can possibly be handled with one treatment.

Dealing with a cockroach problem and need help from a professional? Contact Priority Pest Services online to schedule your free home inspection, or give us a call at (757) 204-4523.

What do I do if I find a swarm of termites inside my home?2019-12-23T06:19:52-05:00

You can spray some Windex on the termites to slow them down but they will continue to come out. Need some help with termites or other pests? Contact us online or give us a call at (757) 204-4523 for help. We offer free home inspections!

How do I know if I have termites in my home?2019-12-22T23:58:39-05:00

Many homeowners ask, “How do I know if I have termites in my home?” There is one easy way to tell if you have termites in your home. Just call Priority Pest today, and schedule an appointment for a free home termite inspection. Every home deserves a thorough termite inspection by a licensed professional.

At Priority Pest Services, we give your home a professional termite inspection while we take special attention to also look for other possible problems like excessive moisture, or unsecured ways pests can get into your home. Things like leaks in the plumbing could be causing excessive moisture in your crawlspace. Any unsecured entry points where rodents can get in and make your home their home need to be addressed to keep them out in the future. It only takes a quick phone call, or email, to setup a time for us to come out and inspect your home for termites and other potential problems. Give us a call at (757) 204-4523, or contact us online to schedule your free home and termite inspection. Let us make you our #1 Priority!

What is the difference between a flying ant and a termite?2019-12-23T01:12:51-05:00

Ant versus TermiteOne of the questions we get asked a lot is, “What is the difference between a flying ant and a termite?” There are a few ways to tell the difference. First, winged termites have a straight waist and straight antennae. Their two sets of wings are equal in size and those wings are shed soon after they emerge from their nest, or swarm. Winged termites usually swarm in the early Spring, when it is warm and rainy.

Flying ants have skinny waists and bent antennae and are often mistaken for swarming termites. Unlike termites, when comparing flying ants’ two sets of wings, one set is larger than the other. Depending on their species, flying ants will swarm at different times of the year.

If you need help identifying a pest, or if you know for sure that you have termites, contact Priority Pest for a free home termite inspection, a professional opinion and a proper fix. We offer termite treatment services and maintenance plans to keep your family and home rid of these damaging pests. Give us a call at (757) 204-4523!

Are the products that Priority Pest uses safe for my family and pets?2019-12-22T23:51:53-05:00

Are the products that Priority Pest uses safe for my family and pets. Yes, the products that Priority Pest uses are certainly safe for your family and pets. We also offer GREEN pest control options for those who might feel that the regular pest control is just not for them.

Every one of our Priority Pest inspectors are trained to handle the chemicals and use the proper methods and techniques to apply them correctly. Our skilled pest experts know how to handle situations that may occur in the safest and most professional way possible. In addition, we carry a MSDS sheet on our trucks for each product, and this extra information is available to the customer for review. If you have any further questions about our products or services, please call us (757) 204-4523, or contact us online and we will be happy to assist you.