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Frequently Asked Questions


Termites and other Wood Destroying insects

Q: Are termites the only insect that I need to worry about causing damage to my home?
Q: Do termites only eat wood during the time of year that I see them swarming around?
Q: What is the difference between a flying ant and a termite swarmer?
Q: I have seen winged insects in my home. Does this mean I have termites?
Q: Does your GuardTech provide any services other than termite and pest control?


Pest Control

Q: Is it true that roaches can actually cause health problems?
Q: Can anything be done about poisonous snakes?
Q: I’ve seen spiders in and around my house, should I be concerned for my children’s safety?
Q: Why should I go on a program for pest control?
Q: Is it necessary to do the interior pest control every time?
Q: What if it rains? Will my treatment still be effective?


Fertigation and Mosquito Control

Q: What can be done to control the mosquitoes on my property?
Q: What is fertigation?
Q: How does fertigation work?
Q: Will I still need to use dry fertilizer products?
Q: What other advantages do I get with fertigation?
Q: Is fertigation safe for pets and children?


Termites and other Wood Destroying Insects

Q: Are Termites the only insect I need to worry about causing damage to my home?
A: No, although termites cause the most damage, there are also wood boring beetles, carpenter ants and carpenter bees that can cause damage to the home.

Q: Do termites only eat wood during the time of the year that I see them swarming around?
A:  No, actually termites eat wood 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  The termites that you see swarming around are winged reproductives and they only swarm at certain times of the year.

Q: What is the difference between a flying ant and a termite swarmer?
A: The body of an ant appears to be in sections (a thin waist) where a termite swarmer is thicker with the appearance of one solid body. Ants also have a small bend in their antennae and a termite’s antennae are straight and beady. An ant has two sets of wings, 1 smaller than the other. A termite’s sets of wings are of equal length.

 

Q: I’ve seen winged insects in my home. Does this mean I have termites?
A: There are many kinds of winged insects out there. GuardTech offers a no-cost inspection of your home to identify any potential problems. If you think you may have termites, contact us for the free inspection/evaluation.

Q: Does your company provide any services other than termite and pest control?
A: GuardTech has been servicing southeast Texas since 1999. We are a full service pest control company. In addition to our pest control we do real estate inspections for wood destroying insects (WDIR). We also are licensed in lawn ornamental and provide professional grade “Fertigation”.


Pest Control

Q: Is it true that roaches can actually cause health problems?
A: Yes, cockroaches are known to carry many common diseases, as well as causing allergic reactions in many people. The most common of these diseases include bacteria causing salmonella (food poisoning), E. Coli (diarrhea) and dysentery.

Q: Can anything be done about poisonous snakes?
A: We have repellent products that can be applied around the exterior of the home. These products interfere with the snake’s sense of smell and repels them away from the house.

Q: I’ve seen spiders in and around my house, should I be concerned about my children’s safety?
A: Most spiders are not dangerous to people, however, there are two spider groups that are considered dangerous to man, the widow spiders and the recluse spiders. The most common of these groups are the black widow and the brown recluse.

Q: Why should I go on a program for pest control?
A: Our preventive approach keep pests out of your home year-round. By building a barrier around the home you can prevent the pests from entering the house. Pests are trying to get in year around.

Q: Is it necessary to do interior pest control every time?
A: Being on a regular pest control program should provide year-round protection and should eliminate or at least greatly reduce the need to treat the interior on each visit. After the initial “cleansweep”, exterior treatments are regularly scheduled to maintain a barrier around your home which should get the pests out and keep them out all year long.

Q: What if it rains? Will my treatment still be effective?
A: Yes, once a liquid residual product has dried following application, the solvents and emulsifiers evaporate, leaving durable residual that adheres to surfaces and is resistant to being washed away by rain. In addition to liquid residual we also spread granular products around the perimeter of the home which actually need water to be activated.


Fertigation and Mosquito Control

Q: What can be done to control the mosquitoes on my property?
A: GuardTech offers two solutions to the mosquito problem. One is the mosquito mister systems. This system is dedicated to mosquitoes and flying insects. Call today for a no obligation quote and more information on the mister. The second option is the fertigation system. You can use your existing irrigation system to disperse mosquito blocker onto your property. The nice thing about this system is it can help control mosquitoes and feed your turf and landscape nutrients at the same time.

Q: What is fertigation?
A: Fertigation is the introduction of liquid nutrients into an irrigation system at the source or main line enabling liquid nutrients to mix with irrigation water. Fertigation is not a new concept. It has been used in golf and agriculture for years. It is now affordable and making its way into the residential market.

Q: How does fertigation work?
A: It uses your irrigation system to spoon feed nutrients into the soil. The typical way one fertilizes is to apply granules with some sort of non precise spreader. This creates and uneven spread of the nutrients. A large rain can then wash away the granules before they have had the opportunity to work in the areas they were targeted for. With fertigation, every drop of water has small micro-doses of nutrients. This fertile water immediately begins to act on the soil building a thicker turf with a stronger root system.

Q: Will I still need to use dry fertilizer products?
A: No one process is the answer to every need. There may still be some need to apply dry fertilizers and/or insecticides however fertigation will allow you to apply the majority of your nutrition to the lawn with out using dry fertilizers.

Q: What other advantages do I get with fertigation?
A: Lawn pests such as ants, chinch bugs, etc. hate healthy soil. By creating a healthy, thick soil we create an environment the pests hate therefore they move to a more amiable environment (your neighbors yard). We don’t just depend on the health of the lawn however. The liquid fertilizers contain additional ingredients whose purpose is to drive out the pests.

Q: Is fertigation safe for pets and children?
A: Fertigation is environmentally friendly. The products used in the systems are all organic. No chemical therefore it is very safe.

 


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