- Keep all kitchen areas clean (including floors) and free of useless clutter. Kitchen appliances should be kept free of spills and crumbs. Clean shelves regularly and store foods such as cereal, flour, and dog food in airtight containers.
- Keep garbage areas clean. Garbage should be stored in sealed containers and disposed of regularly.
- Check pipes and pipe areas around the house for leaks, cracks and gaps and seal and patch any problems if necessary. Leaky faucets should also be fixed.
- Keep basements, attics, and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry. If you have mold and mildew in your home or office crawlspace, it’s a symptom of an excess moisture problem.
- Inspect boxes, grocery bags and other packaging you bring into your home thoroughly. Insects have also been known to come in on potted plants and in luggage.
Absolutely. Carpenter ants, carpenter bees and powder post beetles are all categorized as wood destroying insects. That’s why it’s important to have a professional identify the source of your problem and provide the most effective treatment to control it.
Cockroaches have long been one of the most common household pests in our area. We’ve developed years of expertise in solving cockroach problems. Our control strategy depends upon the species of cockroach, which is why inspection and identification is an important first step. Upon identification of the species and analysis of the situation, a strategy is developed. Ideal Pest Management technicians utilize baits, carefully placed out of reach of children and pets, to eliminate cockroach populations. In other situations, insect growth regulators, which inhibit the ability of the cockroach to molt and grow, are used in combination with other methods. Additionally, we provide information to clients about the ways that they can minimize pest immigration and avoid providing harborage for pest populations. So you see, cockroach control is really best achieved through a combination of techniques – an “integrated” approach to pest management.
The house mouse is one of the most common pests triggering a call to Ideal Pest Management. They are best dealt with using an integrated approach including exclusion, sanitation, and population reduction. Usually traps are employed to eliminate mice living inside buildings, but rodenticide baits occasionally have some utility as well. Each account should be inspected and assessed for the best approach to use at each home/building.
The short answer (for a general pest service) is, “until the material dries.” (i.e. min 3 hours) But for many types of services (rats, mice and ant problems) you can return immediately. For flea treatments and flea control, we require that you remain out of the home for about four or five hours, or until our products have dried. For outside treatments, we ask that people and pets stay out of the yard for three to four hours. Once dry, the products are no longer readily absorbed by hands and paws.
Sometimes it’s tough to remember that the bugs aren’t doing this just to drive us crazy. Most bugs only come inside when the outside becomes less hospitable. During the summer, the heat dries up the ground and forces ants inside to search for new sources of moisture. They love your kitchen for the condensation on its plumbing almost as much as they like finding a drop of syrup. Tighten up leaky faucets. Seal gaps in plumbed fixtures. Create a barrier around your living space that makes the ants seek refuge at your neighbor’s. During the winter, rats and mice find that many of their preferred food sources are hibernating or dead. They also encounter the added displeasure of having to live in soggy burrows. The cold sends many rodents inside to search for food, nest materials, and warmth. Seal up all gaps greater than 1/4″. Roaches are generally imported from the grocery store, or within cardboard boxes. Avoid the storage of brown paper sacks and cardboard. (When was the last time you checked the weather stripping around doors?)
Most likely, “rats.” Roof rats are amazing acrobats and climbers. Your attic provides all the promise of a Club Med to a rat: seclusion, raw materials like insulation for nesting, warmth, and easy access to a food source – the part of the home where you live. Check your roof for low hanging branches and unscreened ventilation holes. By placing screens over vents you will also protects yourself against the immigration of birds, bees, and vertebrate mammals like opossums and skunks.
It depends on what we’re treating for. The results can sometimes be immediate or in some cases (such as rodents, roaches or ants it can take a little longer). A proper pest service always begins with an inspection. For ants, we seek out the nest, generally outside of the home. We then eliminate the nest, and perform a thorough treatment on the interior or other areas as needed. With our maintenance programs, if you ever have a problem between regular services, all you need to do is call us and we’ll send someone out A.S.A.P. to take care of the problem – at no additional charge.
After we’ve eliminated any problems inside your home, we focus our attention outside to address areas where pests can gain entry or where they might find food or water sources. After those access points are eliminated, we create a barrier of protection. By keeping pests outside, we eliminate or reduce the need to go back inside your home.
Pest management professionals are educated, trained and licensed to handle the specific pest issues that you will encounter in and around your home. Ideal Pest Management’s professionals are trained in the safe handling and proper application of materials used to eliminate or prevent pests. Some general guidelines for choosing a pest management company are:
- Check your municipality website for the approved Pest Control companies.
- Look for a reputable company like us with knowledgeable and professional representatives and a great image.
- Ask friends and associates to recommend companies they use or have used.
- Look for members of state and national industry associations such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) that provide ethical guidelines and technical information.
- Be certain the company is licensed by your municipality regulatory agency.
Pests can transmit a number of potentially serious diseases, illnesses and allergies.
Cockroaches: Asthma, allergies, and food poisoning
Ticks: Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Fleas: Dermatitis, murine typhus and bubonic plague
Rodents: Hantavirus Pulmonary syndrome, murine typhus, salmonella and rat-bite fever
Mosquitoes: West Nile Virus, encephalitis, malaria
Bees/Wasps/Yellowjackets: Severe allergic reactions including anaphylactic shock
Effective pest control involves much more than just applying pesticide. To combat any pest problem it is critical to do a comprehensive inspection of the facility to correctly identify the pest, locate harborage areas and to identify possible entry points. All potential pest-entry points should be sealed. Pesticides should be used only as needed and when targeting a specific pest species. Using pesticides improperly may even cause pest infestations to worsen. For best results, you may want to consult another professional pest control company to take advantage of their knowledge and training to combat pest problems. Ideal Pest Management offers free consultations.
Many companies offer a cookie cutter approach to pest management – applying the same programs to every kind of home/business. Ideal Pest Management recognizes that every home, industry and business is unique in its pest control needs, and the methods used to exclude or eliminate pests must be customized to each environment.
In addition to an intensive training program for our Pest Specialists, Ideal Pest Management uses an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to help control pests.
Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, is an environmentally responsible approach to pest management that takes advantage of all pest management options. At the most basic level, IPM practitioners recognize that pests seek habitats that provide their essential needs for survival, such as food, water and shelter. By removing some of these basic elements, or by blocking access to them, IPM programs can impose a significant degree of control over pests before chemical pesticides are employed.
we can respond to the problem within 24 hours of your call.
Yes, as long as the account is current and the service schedule is uninterrupted, re-treatments for covered pest problems are done at no charge. See the service agreement for covered pest and other problems.
We use only Municipality registered pesticides that are labeled for use in and around homes. We also use the least toxic pesticide that is available to control the targeted pest and apply it according to label directions.
Yes! We offer natural, chemical-free options and low-toxic solutions for the customer to choose from when developing an individual pest management program. The treatment plan of pest control measures designed to reduce or eliminate pests while minimizing customer concerns regarding chemicals may include repair or exclusion work, improvements in sanitation, interior/exterior baiting, harborage reduction, habitat modification, and alternative controls. Many of the options are eco-exempt and organic including granules, botanicals, insecticidal soaps and more.
All of our technicians are licensed by Municipality.
All areas of Dubai, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah
No, we do not require a long-term contract. We offer one time, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly service plans. We feel that if you are benefiting from our maintenance service that you will remain an active customer. You can cancel service with 30 days notice.
Your technician will advise you to remove pet food, water dishes, exposed food items, and children’s toys from areas he/she needs to treat. If there are active pests indoors, other items may need attention.
Sure! Save the bug in a storage bag or container and contact us. Our technicians can usually identify a bug by asking you a few questions about where you found it, size, color, general shape and by taking a look at it. Occasionally, we will use an Entomologist to identify the less common bugs.
Sometimes, depending on the pest and the type of treatment. For German Cockroaches it is necessary to remove all the food and dishes to allow us to get access to every cockroach hiding place we can find.
Absolutely. All of our technicians have years of rodent control experience. Rodent proofing services are also available.
In a full inspection, we inspect all the structure that we can access without damaging, defacing, or moving anything. Inaccessible parts of the structure are noted on the report. A limited inspection is generally one particular area where the homeowner suspects damage, and is useful only for identification and estimate purposes. It is always recommended to have a complete inspection on your property once a year.
Sooner or later almost every home in our area eventually gets attacked by termites. Subterranean termites nest in the soil, and can be prevented by applying a termiticide to the soil around the foundation of the home. Drywood termites enter directly into wood and have no requirement for soil contact and are treated by fumigation or another localized treatment.