Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in St. Louis

We’ve put together some answers to a few of the most frequently asked pest control questions we hear from our customers. If you don’t find the answer to your pest control question here, send us your question, and we’ll get you an answer ASAP!

Why should I hire All Seasons All Pests, LLC for pest control service when I could try to do my home pest control myself?

  • A: Quite a few customers call us in frustration after they have already wasted time and money buying and applying over-the-counter products to control their ant, spider, flea, or other general pest control problems. ASAP will solve your problem efficiently without you having to buy, apply or store pesticides. Homeowners very often over-apply pesticides, resulting in unnecessary personal exposure or potential environmental harm. ASAP also offers an xx-day guarantee on all pest control treatments. If your pest problem persists within 30 days of pest control treatment, we will come back for additional pest control service at no additional cost to you.

Do you offer any “green” pest control options?

  • A: ASAP practices Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which consists of a treatment plan of pest control measures designed to reduce or eliminate pests while minimizing customer concerns regarding pesticides, and may include repair or exclusion work, improvements in sanitation, interior/exterior baiting, harborage reduction, habitat modification, and other alternative controls.

What is “IPM”?

  • A: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the practice of using improved sanitation, exclusion, cultural controls, habitat manipulation, trapping, and targeted pesticide application to control or reduce pest problems. In other words, we use knowledge and common sense to prevent pests, not just pesticides.

Are ASAP pest control technicians licensed? How can I recognize an ASAP pest control technician?

  • A: Our pest control technicians are state-licensed and certified pest control professionals. Technicians carry licenses in pest control inspection and application, termite control, wildlife work, and mole/vole control. These licenses require ongoing training and education and a demonstration of knowledge of pest biology, pest control materials application safety, pest control treatment rules and regulations, and proper sanitation. You can identify and recognize an ASAP technician by their uniform with name tag and truck with our trademarked blue and green ASAP logo.

What areas besides St. Louis do you service for pest control?

  • A: ASAP provides pest control, termite control, wildlife exclusion, and more in the greater St. Louis Metro, St. Charles, Wentzville, Jefferson County, and surrounding areas. We even service parts of Southern Illinois. Our service boundaries are few and far between, so if you have a pest control problem within, near, or outside these areas, give us a chance – Call us at (314) 918-5909, and we will see what we can do to help rid you of your tough pest problems!

Do you require a long-term pest control contract?

  • A: No, our service agreements are based on what each person wants and needs with regard to pest control for their home. We offer as-needed pest control services as well as monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly service plans. None of our pest control or termite control programs come with any contracts, fine print, or hidden charges/gimmicks. If you do elect an ongoing pest control maintenance program, you may discontinue your service at any time without penalty, no questions asked.

Do you accept credit cards for pest control services or termite treatments?

  • A: Yes, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and AMEX are accepted. You may pay via invoice, in person, by mail, or over the phone.

When I call your office with a pest problem, how fast can you respond with pest control treatment?

  • A: We will respond with a pest control solution to all calls within 24 hours – guaranteed, or your service is free! Emergency calls (calls received outside of normal business hours) will be returned within four hours and responded to at an agreed-upon time between ASAP and the pest control customer.

When you come to perform my pest control treatment, how long will it take?

  • A: It depends on the type of pests at stake and many other factors, including the degree of the infestation, surrounding environment/conducive conditions, weather, and more. Your ASAP technician will recommend things you can do to reduce pest pressure around your home.

Can I be at home during my pest control service, or do I need to leave?

  • A: You do not need to vacate your home for any period of time during or following your pest control service. Advise your pest control technician of any sensitive persons, pets, or areas requiring extra care upon arrival. We understand that some areas are especially sensitive, and care will be taken to avoid exposure to these areas by pest control treatments.

Is there anything I need to do to my home prior to pest control treatment?

  • A: Your pest control technician will advise you of any areas he/she will need access to treat for pests and may ask you to move certain items such as children’s toys, pet food/water, and other personal belongings in areas that require pest control treatment.

I have a bug in my house, and I don’t know what it is. Can you help me?

  • A: Sure! Our pest control technicians can usually identify a pest by asking you a few questions about where you found the pest, what the pest looks like, etc. Occasionally, we may ask for an intact pest specimen to identify those less common pests.

If an exterior pest control treatment is performed on my house right before it rains, will the pest control treatment wash away?

  • A: Pest control materials applied to eaves, around windows, under patio covers, and other common exterior pest harborage areas are highly effective even if it rains. The pest control products we use to treat the exterior of your home are designed to be weather-resistant and long-lasting, creating a pest-proof barrier around your home for up to months at a time. Remember – If you are not fully satisfied with the results of any of your pest control services, just call us, and we’ll return and render additional pest control treatments until your pest problem is alleviated to your satisfaction – guaranteed or your money back!

Do I have to empty my cupboards before the interior of my house receives a pest control treatment?

  • A: For just a general pest control treatment inside, you will not need to empty any cabinets or disturb any of your belongings in your home. However, depending on the type of pest, location of pest infestation, and pest control treatments necessary, you may be asked to do so. For cockroach infestations in the kitchen or pantry pest problems, we would require full access to cabinets and pantry areas to perform an effective pest control treatment.

Help! I think I have bed bugs. Can you get rid of bed bugs?

  • A: Yes, but treating for and ridding of bedbugs requires more treatment and effort than can be provided in just a single general pest control treatment. Bedbugs are perhaps the most difficult pests we face, and bedbug treatment consists of much more than just the application of pest control treatment materials. We handle each bedbug case on an individual basis and will perform a FREE bedbug inspection along with written treatment recommendations and estimates for service before beginning any treatment.

How are pests getting inside my house?

  • A: There are often many areas around the exterior of the home that can be highly conducive to pests. These may include vents, windows, eaves, debris around the home, landscaping, ivy, utility penetrations, doorways, and even the smallest of cracks and crevices, almost invisible to the naked eye. Before performing any pest control treatment, ASAP pest control technicians do a thorough inspection and walk-around of your house to help identify any problem areas. We’ll note any pest problems on your inspection form and make suggestions as to what can be done to reduce pest pressure. After pest control treatment, we will provide you with a copy of the inspection report, an estimate for ASAP to repair any problem areas, and answer any questions you might have about your pest control treatment.

Can you help get rid of mice or other rodents?

  • A: Absolutely. Our pest control technicians have a lot of rodent control experience. Rodent proofing services are also available. Baiting trapping is the most effective step taken in eradicating rodent problems, and ASAP can help keep your home rodent-free!

Our neighbors have termites. Will I get termites in my house too?

  • A: Sooner or later, almost every home eventually gets attacked by termites. Subterranean termites are the most commonly found species of termite in the greater Midwest area. Subterranean termites nest in the soil and can travel hundreds of feet underground. Termites can be prevented by applying a termiticide to the soil around the foundation of the home. Termite monitoring stations placed strategically around the home’s perimeter are also an effective means of detecting and controlling termites before they reach your home’s structure. If your neighbor has termites, there’s a good chance your home may be affected too. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact us for your FREE peace of mind termite inspection today!

Why do I need a free inspection before I can get a price quote?

  • A: We need to properly identify the pest, ascertain what the source is and take into account conducive conditions; if any. Also the size and construction of the premises can be a factor. That is why we do not charge for the inspection and are happy to leave you a written recommendation and price for control. All of her recommendations are custom prepared to what the client’s needs are.

Can I spray and get rid of my pest problems?

  • A: In some instances, depending on the pest and how long they’ve been present, DIY remedies can work. However, in the majority of cases, a professional is your best bet. We can properly identify the pest and our experience comes into play when determining the source, which can be crucial. We also have access to “state of the art” materials and are very knowledgeable in the proper use of said materials.

Why should I hire a professional pest prevention firm?

  • A: In the majority of cases, utilizing a professional exterminator, is your best bet. We can properly identify the pest and our experience comes into play when determining the source, which can be crucial. We also have access to “state of the art” materials and are very knowledgeable in the proper use of said materials.

Is this safe for family and pets?

  • A: We asked this quite frequently, and rightfully so. Advanced pest control materials are very effective and can be used, even in medical facilities and day care centers, as long as the dosage is right and properly applied. Family members and pets can be present during most applications. In some instances, we may ask that people vacate the premises and some pets, (for example, marine aquarium setups), may have to have some preparation before treatments can be applied.

Will I feel secure with your pest control professionals in my home?

  • A: Absolutely. We do a back ground check and drug test before hiring. We also contact past references. Currently the minimum experience and of our technicians have is 15 years. We also perform random drug testing throughout our technicians’ employment.

How soon can we expect results?

  • A: You may start seeing results within hours of our treatments. However, in most cases, you will see positive results, as time goes on. Many of the materials we use are, “time-release” products, which are the most effective. Still, some products, are slower acting, to allow pests, (such as ants), to bring the product to their nest, thereby eradicating the problem. 

Is a preventive plan necessary?

  • A: That can depend on a variety of situations: a) your comfort level of seeing pests and b) conducive conditions surrounding your premises. Conducive conditions can be: structure construction, dense foliage, heavily wooded, nearby areas, and water sources, such as a nearby creek.

Do you offer pet friendly pest control options?

  • A: Our pest control recommendations and applications are utilized to control the intended pest and most pets can be present during our application. We will ask that dogs and cats not be allowed outside until the applied product has dried, which is usually between ½ – 1 hour. In some instance, specific preparation has to be met before we can treat. Pets that will require specific preparation measures before we can treat are: birds, amphibians and some marine aquaria; (especially if the house invertebrates).

How long do regular treatments take?

  • A: Usually a treatment will take between ½ – 1 hour to complete.

How is ASAP-All Seasons, All Pests different from other Local Exterminators?

  • A: We have over 35 years of experience and do things in a “hometown” manner. You are not “tied” to a contract with us, as we tailor make our recommendations as to what you need to take care of your particular pest situation. Also out technicians aren’t servicing 10 -15 services per day, (as so many companies do), so we are able to spend the time necessary to provide the best and most thorough treatment applications.

I noticed more bugs than usual after my first treatment. Why is that?

  • A: Some of the materials used will flush the pest out of their hiding places and forces them to go through the applied material enhancing control. We also utilize baits, which although, slow acting, are the most efficient methods available for eradicating pest colonies, when they can be used.

What do I do if I see a scorpion in my house?

  • A: Missouri scorpions carry a sting which is similar to the sting of a honey bee. Still, no one wants to see one in their home. Scorpions like spiders are predators and as such, prey on other insects. You should definitely call a professional pest control company to inspect and see if was just one that crawled into your house or if there is a larger problem.

What do you do with the animals you catch?

  • A: Whenever possible, we relocate caught animals such as Raccoons, Opposums and Skunks. Raccoons and skunks need to be taken at least 10 miles away so to prevent their return to the previous property.


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