Helpful Tips

What You Need to Know About Pest Control

Not all pest control services are performed as an emergency response. Pest control/removal services must often be completed during daylight hours and when the weather conditions are favorable. Your 123HELP APP Approved Service Provider will discuss these scheduling options with you.

While waiting for the pest control technician to arrive, you can do a couple of things. Pets should be contained and out of the way. Young children must also be away from all areas where chemical treatments may be, applied for their safety.

Rattlesnakes and Critters

Pest control companies remove or control mice, rats, and all types of insects. They may not remove “critters” such as raccoons, possums, or snakes. If you require these services, discuss this with the pest control company in the initial conversation. If your 123 HELP APP Approved Service Provider does not remove critters, they usually will provide a referral for you to contact.

If you have a rattlesnake near your car, the doors leading into your home, or inside your garage, contact your local city fire department or police department. They may be able to assist. However, if the snake is in your yard and not in immediate danger, public agencies do not usually respond.