FAQs

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What’s the difference between traditional pest control and Top Line Pest?

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There’s a huge difference.  Traditional pest control relies on the routine application of pesticides throughout your home indiscriminately…whether it’s needed or not. To be successful, this method requires that pests come in direct contact with the pesticide where it was applied, INSIDE your home.

Top Line Pest concentrates on keeping pests from getting inside in the first place by taking preventive, exclusionary measures like caulking and sealing even small, hard-to-see entry points. Also, treatments are targeted to specific areas OUTSIDE your home, where pests live and breed.

If they are INSIDE we Eliminate the problem not control!

Ultimately, Top Line Pest makes more sense and is more effective than traditional pest control…and it’s better for you, your family and our environment.

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How can you control pests inside my home if you concentrate on outside areas?

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Initially, we eliminate any problems inside your home first, to get rid of any existing pest issues and to seal off avenues of pest infestation. Only then do we focus our attention outside, where pests live and breed.  We concentrate on eradicating access areas where pests can gain entry or where they might find food and water sources; then we create a barrier of protection so that pests won’t reappear.

By keeping pests outside, we eliminate or reduce the necessity of coming back again and again to service the inside of your home.

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What if I still spot a problem inside my home after you’ve serviced the outside?

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If you ever spot a problem inside, we’ll come back at no additional charge, and at your convenience, to diagnose and eliminate the problem.  We’ll also come back as many times as needed to eliminate the problem.

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How will your products affect my pets?

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We are pet-lovers too.  All of the products that in our programs are not harmful to pets as long as you follow our recommendations.  Keep in mind that some treatments require time to dry before pets can be allowed back into the treated area.  Every situation is different and your Top Line Pest Member will give you specific information on the product application we used and how to keep your pets safe.

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Are your products environmentally responsible?

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All of the products we use have been approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and have satisfied our own test evaluations.

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What are the health risks associated with common pests?

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Pests can transmit a number of potentially serious diseases, illnesses and allergies. Here is a sampling:

  • Cockroaches: Asthma, allergies, and food poisoning
  • Rodents: Hantavirus Pulmonary syndrome, murine typhus, salmonella and rat-bite fever
  • Mosquitoes: West Nile Virus, encephalitis, malaria
  • Fire Ants: Severe allergic reactions including anaphylactic shock
  • Bees/Wasps/Yellow Jackets: Severe allergic reactions including anaphylactic shock
  • Pigeons: Feces cause disease and very flammable

To find out more about diseases related to pests, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

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Why do I need to have my home inspected before you can give me a price?

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No two homes, landscapes or pest problems are exactly alike and neither are their treatments. That’s why we thoroughly inspect your home – inside and outside. We then design a program customized for your situation without any pricing surprises.