Frequently Asked Question & Answers
At Bobbi Ray’s Termite and Pest Control we answer FAQs every single day about our services and specific problems in the home. Below is a list of pest control questions and answers we have compiled to assist you based on the most common questions we have received over the years. If you don’t see an answer to your question below use one of our contact forms or you can call or text us for more information.
Common FAQs Before Hiring a Pest Control Company
What does pest control spray cost?
Depending on which treatment is needed and the type of insect or termite that is found treatments range from $120 for general pests per treatment up to $1200 per year for damaging insects. Depending on the size of your home or the size of the infestation, it may require more than one treatment. In Oklahoma for instance, termite treatments on average cost between $500 – $900.
How does pest control work vs. an exterminator?
Exterminators will use some of the same products to eliminate pests. First and foremost, pest control companies will not just treat the problem but will figure out how and why the pest is present, and attempt to remove the access point and what attracted them in the first place.
How long does pest control take to dry?
Generally, pest control treatments take two to four hours to dry completely. If there are any other precautions the technician will inform you before the treatment begins.
Termite FAQs for the Oklahoma City Area
When is the time of year termites start showing up?
In the Oklahoma City Area, termites begin to swarm in Spring as it begins to warm up in late March through June. It is not typical for the termite species in Oklahoma to swarm in the fall, but it is possible. Important to know, they do show up year-round in the walls of homes.
Who Pays for the termite inspection when buying or selling a home?
For the most part, many lenders require an inspection before closing on a home. If termites are present, then the seller is typically the one who would pay for the inspection and treatment if needed. Buyers will pay for the treatment if it is for prevention purposes.
Which products are used for the best termite treatment in Oklahoma?
Liquid barriers and bait traps for prevention and infestation treatments work together depending on the situation. In any event, bait traps work towards killing off the colony directly, while a barrier is used around the perimeter of the home to prevent new termites from reaching the house. Bait traps are strictly prevention and will not get the termites out of walls.
Are there certain places termites use to get inside my home?
First, cracks in the foundation, due to settling, or significant gaps in the stem wall that go unnoticed and windows that start low to the base of the home. When those windows sills get cracked and damp, they create an access point for termites, and Termites do not need a large crack to gain access.
Are termites a common problem in Oklahoma?
Yes, termites are common in Oklahoma. According to the infestation probability map found at the US Dept. of Energy, Oklahoma has a moderate to high probability for significant termite damage.
General Pest Control FAQs for the Oklahoma City Metro
How much does a termite or pest control inspection cost?
Termite inspections range from $100 – $300, depending on the square feet of your home and which pest control company you choose. Generally speaking, the inspection is not included in the treatment price for most companies.
Will the products you use hurt my wood floors?
No, the manufacturers have designed our products to be safe for all surfaces. With the gains in technology, these products continue to be safer for your home and your family.
Is there a time frame on how long your product will last for a general pest treatment?
All our products will last 60 days at 100%, but if sprayed outside, the sun, rain, and elements will deplete their effectiveness. Inside the home, it lasts much longer, gradually lowering the efficacy for up to 6 months. General pests include cockroaches, moths, spiders, and other common pests.
Mice Pest Control FAQs for the Oklahoma City Metro
How do we get rid of mice inside the home?
Mice must have access to the inside of your home. First, we find and remove access to your home or attic. Second, we patch holes and cracks in the exterior and interior walls to prevent further access. However, we will still use bait stations due to their effectiveness to prevent further incursion into your home.
Do mice die inside the bait stations?
No, the mice go into the bait station we place outside the home, then they leave the station, travel back to their nest in a garden or grassy area, and die.
FAQs for Roaches, Bed bugs, and Spiders in the Oklahoma City Metro
Can you really get rid of bed bugs?
Absolutely, they are not scared away from the product by preparing the room properly and using a non-repellant product, so they will continue their routine. In any event, we have had a high success rate with the proper room prep and spraying. This treatment will need a second application 11-14 days later, then we can issue the warranty.
Will your treatment for spiders control Brown Recluse spiders?
You bet it does, we use microencapsulated products because a Brown Recluse never lays down. for This reason, these products will start on the bottom of the legs and move up the leg to the spider killing it. These products are highly effective.
Do I need more than one treatment to get rid of roaches?
Typically, the answer is one. However, depending on how many roaches exist in the home, you would need a second treatment.
Bees, Wasps, and Hornet FAQs in the Oklahoma City Metro
What are bees and wasps attracted to?
Bees like sugar! Nectar from flowers and fragrances that smell flowery or sweet will attract bees. Drinks with sugar in them and fruit also attract bees. Wasps are not much different when it comes to sweets, but they are also attracted to meat and dairy products. This is why you will see them show up for family picnics or outings. Keeping trash or rubbish bins tightly covered will help keep these pests away.
Why do bees and wasps always seem attracted to people?
Believe it or not, dark-colored clothing can be an attraction, always try to wear something light in color while gardening or on a family outing. Fragrances also attract both of these stinging insects.
How do you get rid of wasps and bees?
We use a spray to freeze the nest which prevents them from being able to fly away. Then we knock the next off of the home or business and spray the nest to kill them.
How much does it cost to spray for spiders?
Complete home treatments for spiders, it is based on square feet. For example, a 1900-square-foot home would cost $125 for interior and exterior.
FAQs – Contact US
If you have any questions you didn’t find the answers for on this page feel free to contact us below or call us at (405) 887-2685!
Resources – Links
- Do’s and Don’ts of Pest Control
- Resources for Residents of Multi-Family Housing
- Resources for Landlords
- Preventing Pests at Your Home
- Safe Pest Control Products
- Consumer Notice – Protecting the Health and Safety of Consumers
- Toxic Pesticides | Health Risks & Safety Tips to Reduce Exposure (consumernotice.org)