Q: How do I know I'm getting the best pest control services for my money?
A: When protecting your home and family, use the following checklist to ensure that your pest control specialist is giving you proper services:
Removal of all spiders & webs from eaves, soffits and window casings.
Removal of bees & wasps, including nesting debris from eaves, soffits, and window casings.
Hand spray all eaves, soffits, and window casings.
Treat garage interiors.
Power spray a 6-8' ban on all foundations to include landscape materials (mulch, lava rock) and small trees and shrubs.
Apply a granular application to shrub and flower beds.
Avoid "Baseboard Jockeys"
We've all seen commercials depicting a pest control company spraying all the baseboards as they walk through a home. Those kinds of images are not how trained, knowledgeable, professional technicians want to be portrayed.
Intermountain Pest Management operates under an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) philosophy. We understand and practice the concept that through source reduction, denied access, and "only when necessary" a judicious, targeted application of products to indoor areas, will control pests while protecting your indoor environment.
90% of all nuisance pests migrate from outside your home to the inside. We treat to prevent pests from entering your home with a thorough exterior inspection and treatment. When we do treat indoors, we limit your exposure by targeting cracks and crevices using spot treatments, and by placing baits in protected areas where insects and not children or pets may encounter them.
Inspect and assess all areas to identify potential pest entry points, conducive conditions, and best pest management practices to reduce or eliminate future pest problems.
All technicians are covered by worker's comp, general liability, and automobile insurance.
Commercial Quality Services
Provide you with a complete written estimate and service agreement, listing all fees, length of agreements, warranties, and that all items are covered.
Provide you with all current insurance coverage, including worker's compensation, general liability and automotive.
Full explanation of each area to be treated, what materials are to be used, and length of time required for treatment.
Unless specified in writing, treat all crawling insects, excluding termites, and all rodents (rats and mice) on a quarterly or monthly basis.
Timely revisits when necessary and requested between services – at no additional cost to you.
Provide a complete list of references with names and phone numbers of other Intermountain Pest Management customers in your geographical area.
Q: How "safe" are the treatment chemicals for children and pets to be around?
A: Our specialists are kid and pet "friendly" but the chemicals are not. Check the facts below about treatment safety:
At Intermountain Pest Management, our specialist will make the safety of people and pets a top priority while treating your home or business.
No professional-grade chemical treatments are 100% "safe" for your children or animals to be around.
Most products recommend that you keep children, pets, and other people away from treated areas until the application is dry, usually 30 minutes to 1 hour.
There are many misleading advertisements out there about "safe" chemicals. Don't be misled.
Besides home-remedies, which are usually weak or ineffective, any chemical which eliminates pests and rodents can be harmful to other living things.
Our specialist will be there to answer any questions you have, and will give you specific instructions for your treatments.
Q: What should I know about pest control salespeople?
A: Here are some things to check and remember about pest control salespeople:
Ask the salesperson for references – "Who else utilizes your pest control firm?"
Find out how long the company has been operating in your area. Make sure to get plenty of quality references and proof of all insurance coverages. If you use an uninsured firm, you can be liable for an employee that sustains an injury on your property.
Make sure to ask to see the "application method" of the product being used on your property to ensure the proper procedures are followed.
State law does not require a pest control technician to have formal training, only to pass a test to be licensed. Ask for the length of time your technician has trained in his or her field.
Q: What should I know about termites in Idaho?
A: Check out the facts below about termites and termite treatments:
Each year, termites inflict $2 billion dollars in damage all across the country.
When applied properly, all termiticides are effective against termites, although not equally.
Termite baits can take many months or years to gain 100% control of a termite colony, where as non-repellent liquids can gain 100% control in 3 months or less.
Termites do not "move" from a treated property to an untreated one. Beware of scare tactics that range from 'door knockers' to verbal sales pitches, such as, "we treated your neighbor," "termites are in the neighborhood," etc.
Q: How does Intermountain Pest Management treat termites?
A: Yes! Our growth is attributed to satisfied customers who refer us to family, friends and colleagues. After experiencing the Intermountain Pest Management difference, why not refer us to someone you know.
That's right, you'll qualify for $10 cash every time one of your new referrals books an appointment.
You get the bonus each time a referral becomes a customer. All you have to do is contact us and send us the contact information for your friend. When they book an appointment we will automatically send your $10 Cash. Thank you!