Frequently Asked Questions
If you have questions, we have the answers!
The team at Dimino Pest Control wants to make sure that all your questions are answered. Please see below for the most frequently asked questions from clients in and around Apex, NC. If you have any additional questions, please give us a call or send us a text at 919-798-8100!
DO I NEED MONTHLY PEST CONTROL?
There is a lot of debate about this so here is our guidance: throughout the spring and summer, monthly treatment is critical to keep pests like ants, wasps, and mosquitoes under control for the warmer months. As the weather turns colder, bi-monthly treatments are recommended to prevent infestation and minimize rodent activity.
WHAT IS THE RIGHT AMOUNT TO SPEND ON PEST CONTROL?
Many of our clients who used to be with bigger companies have made the switch to Dimino Pest Control because they see the value we bring! At a monthly charge of $50 ($100 initial), Dimino Pest Control is providing 5 services for the price of one! If you have an issue with rodents ($100), mosquitoes ($40-$50/month), fire ants ($250), or fleas & ticks ($200), you would have to pay between $100-$500 extra for each treatment. Dimino Pest Control schedules monthly visits to monitor and protect your home.
WHY CHOOSE DIMINO PEST CONTROL?
Every service starts with a thorough cleaning and inspection of the outside of your home and crawlspace – we see issues before they develop and can treat and prevent on the spot. Sal takes extra care to make sure that you never have to worry about pest issues.
HOW DID I GET ANTS?
Ants invade homes looking for food and water. So if you leave dirty dishes in the sink, food residue on your counters, or crumbs on the floor, you’re essentially inviting meal-seeking ants into your home. This becomes a problem when those ants set up their nests in your walls, on your lawn, and around your home’s foundation.
HOW SERIOUS ARE ANTS?
Ant infestations are a pretty big deal. One of the biggest problems related to ants is food contamination. Ants carry bacteria on their bodies, which spreads when they crawl in your sink and across your countertops. Now, only a few ant species carry insect-borne diseases, but finding any ants in your home is an unpleasant surprise.
I HAVE ANTS! WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
To get your ant problem under control, a proper inspection is your very first step. This allows us to design a unique program for your specific situation. So please give us a call at 919-798-8100 to schedule your ant inspection. Our team is thoroughly trained in eliminating ant colonies and will keep these pests where they belong: out of your business and home.
BED BUG FAQs
DO I NEED TO THROW AWAY MY MATTRESS?
The answer to this question depends on your mattress’s condition and the size of the bed bug infestation. If there are holes or tears in the mattress, bed bugs and their eggs may be nested inside. So we usually recommend discarding the mattress in this case. But if your mattress is in good shape and the infestation isn’t severe, we carry mattress safe encasements and active guard liners. Both of these products are effective as preventative and proactive bed bug treatments.
WHAT DO BED BUG BITES LOOK LIKE & DO THEY CARRY DISEASES?
Let’s set the record straight… bed bugs do NOT transmit diseases through their bites. They do, however, suck blood from their host with piercing mouthparts, but the bite itself is painless. Bed bugs also do not live under the skin. Their bites often appear as red, itchy bumps or welts on the skin, usually on the arms or shoulders. So if you’re noticing bites like this on your skin, please call us at 919-798-8100 today!
HOW DO I PREVENT BED BUGS FROM ENTERING MY HOME?
After we treat your home for bed bugs, we recommend that you inspect any used furniture you purchase before bringing it into your home. This is especially true for bed frames, mattresses, and couches. We also recommend that you check for bed bugs in your hotel room while traveling. You may want to inspect or vacuum your luggage and wash any clothing you used on this trip once you get home.
HOW MUCH DOES A BED BUG TREATMENT COST?
Pricing for bed bug treatments starts at $123 per room. Your exact price will depend on the size of the infestation and how many rooms are affected. So we recommend you call 919-798-8100 to schedule your bed bug inspection today! We’ll check your mattress, box spring, bed frame, head & footboards, furniture, walls, and carpet for these blood-sucking pests.
DO I NEED TO LEAVE MY HOME DURING THE TREATMENT?
This depends on the severity of your bed bug infestation. On average, our bed bug treatments take 30 minutes to 2 hours per room to complete. Furthermore, it’s unlikely that all the bed bugs will be killed in the initial treatment, so we recommend two follow-up visits spaced ten days apart. To get an accurate estimate, please call 919-798-8100. We’ll gladly answer this question and any other bed bug questions you have.
HOW LONG DO BED BUG TREATMENTS LAST FOR?
We guarantee our bed bug treatment for a minimum of 30 days. Of course, most of our customers enjoy the results of our bed bug treatment for much longer than that. We do a great job of assessing your unique situation, implementing a proper solution, and monitoring activity after the job is done! To schedule your service, please call 919-798-8100.
BEE CONTROL FAQs
CAN I REMOVE BEE NESTS MYSELF?
Technically yes, but it’s not something we recommend because when a nest is threatened, bees often attack in swarms. If you insist on removing a nest on your own, we recommend that you follow standard safety procedures, use a bee suit, and proceed with caution.
AFTER THE NEST IS REMOVED, WILL THERE BE ACTIVITY?
Yes! For roughly 24 hours, you will see foraging bees return to their nest which is no longer there. They may be irritated, so we recommend staying away from the recently treated area until they’re no longer present.
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO DISCOURAGE BEES FROM RETURNING?
Bees leave behind a scent that attracts other bees to the area. So after you remove a hive, you must clean the area with a strong disinfectant and seal the openings with a caulking compound. The team at Dimino Pest Control can handle this entire process for you from start to finish. To schedule your bee removal service, please call 919-798-8100 today!
DO YOU OFFER BEE REMOVAL SERVICES WHERE I LIVE?
If you’re dealing with a bee problem in Apex, NC, you’re in luck! With over XYZ years of experience, we’re the leading bee removal company in the area. To see a list of the cities we serve, take a look at our service area maps.
FLEA CONTROL FAQs
HOW DID I GET FLEAS?
Flea infestations usually start with your cat or dog. These pests attach themselves to your pets when they’re outside, and then infest their fur and areas they sleep indoors. This means to control fleas successfully, you need to treat the inside of your home and your yard! Luckily, Dimino Pest Control can help. If you’re dealing with a flea infestation, or want to safeguard your home from these jumping pests, call 919-798-8100 today!
ARE FLEAS DANGEROUS?
Flea bites leave you with swollen, itchy marks. Hence the reason why your pets scratch so much after they’ve been bitten. And, in some cases, flea bites cause allergic reactions in humans. But the real problem is fleas carry insect-borne diseases just like mosquitoes and ticks. According to the CDC, the number of illnesses caused by flea bites tripled from 2004 to 2016. So if you’re dealing with a flea infestation, you need to act fast!
HOW DO I GET RID OF FLEAS?
Flea control starts with your pet(s). There are plenty of options available to treat your cat or dog, and these should be discussed with your veterinarian. Next, call us at 919-798-8100 to schedule your flea treatment. We’ll inspect your home, then use an insecticide and insect growth regulator to kill adult fleas and prevent future generations from breeding.
IF MY PETS TAKE MEDICINE, WHY SHOULD I TREAT MY YARD?
Fleas love warm-blooded animals, like your pets. They consume 15 times their body weight in blood, which can cause anemia and significant blood loss. So we recommend that you supplement your flea and tick preventative with 2-3 flea treatments during the warmer months in Apex, NC. This will create an additional line of defense from these pests.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT BEFORE I CAN GO OUTSIDE?
After we treat your yard for fleas, you need to ensure the product is completely dry before going outside. Depending on a variety of factors, like outdoor temperatures and humidity, we recommend you wait at least an hour to re-enter the service area. After this time has elapsed, it is safe for you and your family to enjoy your deck, pool, and yard again!
MOSQUITO CONTROL FAQS
ARE MOSQUITOES DANGEROUS?
They can be! Mosquitoes are known as one of the most dangerous pests and for a good reason. Some species transmit insect-borne diseases like Zika, West Nile Virus, and Chikungunya. But you don’t need to worry; our mosquito control service targets these blood-suckers, so they don’t target you. To schedule your first service, please call 919-798-8100 today!
HOW LONG DOES YOUR MOSQUITO CONTROL SERVICE LAST?
Our mosquito control service lasts 3-4 weeks on average. Of course, this depends on how often it rains and which treatment option you choose: our synthetic option lasts much longer than the eco-friendly alternative. So we recommend scheduling your treatments every 21 days during the warmer months to protect your family from mosquitoes.
IS YOUR MOSQUITO CONTROL SERVICE SAFE?
Yes! Our mosquito control service is performed by thoroughly trained technicians who follow standard safety protocols to ensure your family (and four-legged friends) are safe before, during, and after your service. We also use a specialized product around ponds, vegetable gardens, and flowering plants, so we don’t harm any aquatic life or pollinators.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT BEFORE I CAN GO OUTSIDE?
After we spray your yard for mosquitoes, you need to ensure the product is completely dry before going outside. Depending on a variety of factors, like outdoor temperatures and humidity, we recommend waiting at least 30 minutes. After this period, it is safe for you and your family to enjoy your deck, pool, and yard again.
I HAVE A MOSQUITO PROBLEM! WHEN CAN YOU TREAT MY YARD?
We know how annoying mosquitoes can be, so we do our best to treat homes in our service area within 24 hours. We can spray your yard once for a special event or on an ongoing basis for long-term protection. To schedule your mosquito control service, please call 919-798-8100 today!
RODENT CONTROL FAQS
WHY IS THE SITE INSPECTION SO IMPORTANT?
To get rid of rodents, it’s important to determine the exact species you’re dealing with. For example, if you have rats and select mice traps, the trapping mechanism isn’t large enough for the rats. Conversely, if you have mice and choose rat traps, the traps most likely won’t trigger for a mouse. Plus, each species behaves differently. Our highly-trained technicians know exactly where to look and what to look for. Understanding the differences between species increases our rodent program’s success, which is what separates us from the competition.
HOW DO I GET RID OF MY RODENT PROBLEM?
A lot of homeowners try do-it-yourself or over-the-counter solutions. The challenge with this approach is it sometimes causes rodents to spread around your house, plus it’s often not enough to deal with large populations. Here at Dimino Pest Control, our technicians are trained to diagnose the problem, think outside of the box, and come up with solutions that make sense for you. If you’re dealing with a rat or mice problem, or want to protect yourself from future infestations, please call us at 919-798-8100!
IS YOUR RODENT CONTROL SERVICE SAFE?
Absolutely! Our rodent control service is performed by thoroughly trained technicians who place baits and set traps according to the law. Our goal is to ensure your children and pets are kept safe before, during, and after your rodent control service. To schedule your first visit, please give us a call at 919-798-8100. We’re happy to answer any questions you have!
ROACH CONTROL FAQS
HOW DID I GET ROACHES?
The most common culprit is poor housekeeping. But cleaning your kitchen, floors, and bathrooms sometimes isn’t enough. Roaches are accomplished hitchhikers, which means they can also get in by riding boxes, hiding in furniture, and latching onto other items brought into your home. Furthermore, roaches can enter through cracks and gaps in your walls and drains or sewer pipes. So your best bet is to call 919-798-8100 to schedule your FREE roach inspection! We’ll pinpoint the type of roach you have and the issue causing them to come back for more.
HOW SERIOUS ARE ROACH INFESTATIONS?
Not only are roaches one of the most common pest problems in Apex, NC, but they’re also one of the hardest to eliminate. The reason for this is roaches are often scattered throughout your home, have high breeding potential, and can develop a resistance to pesticides. This is problematic because roaches transfer E. coli and salmonella from one food source to the next. So if you’re dealing with a roach problem, or simply want to protect your home from future infestations, please call 919-798-8100 today!
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET RID OF ROACHES?
The answer depends on the species and severity of the infestation. Keep in mind many over-the-counter solutions are ineffective and sometimes even make the problem worse. Roaches are incredibly adaptable, which means they can scatter through your home and develop a resistance to do-it-yourself treatments. So we recommend calling 919-798-8100 to schedule your FREE roach inspection. This will allow us to give you an estimate of how long it’ll take to get rid of roaches in your home.
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