Frequently Asked Questions

Reliable Answers to
Common Questions.

Is it possible to get rid of cockroaches and keep them from coming back?

Cockroaches can be eliminated from a home, but reinfestations can occur depending on the particular species involved and where your home is situated. Outdoor cockroaches, like the large smoky browns in the Southeast or Oriental cockroaches in the Northeast and Midwest, may continually try to enter a home from the outside. Regular exterior cockroach control, in addition to sealing outside cracks and holes in walls, can help limit such invasions. In addition to keeping an uncluttered and clean environment especially in kitchen and (trash bin areas’)

What are typical signs of bed bugs?

Signs include bite symptoms, small brown spots (fecal spots) on bedding and small blood smears on sheets. Small translucent bed bug eggs may be found in tucks and folds of the mattress and box spring, behind headboards, along baseboards, behind light switches and many more hiding places in the room.

What’s the difference between an ant and a termite?

There are three ways to distinguish a swarming termite from a swarming ant:
Antenna: A termite has a straight antenna; an ant possesses an elbowed antenna.
Waist: A termite has a broad waist; an ant’s waist is pinched/slender.
Wings: Both pairs of wings on a termite are equal in size, while the second pair of wings on an ant is shorter than the first pair

Are your materials safe?

All products are approved for use by the Environmental Protection Agency and when used according to label directions present no significant health risk. Material Safety Data Sheets for all of our products are available upon request.

How can I prevent spiders from entering my home?

You can take the following steps to minimize spiders from entering in your home:
Seal all cracks around windows and doorframes and around light fixtures, vents and ceiling fans.
Seal all openings around pipes under the sink and behind appliances.
Place sticky traps designed for cockroaches out of reach from children and pets, near doorways (along walls under and behind furniture and appliances).
Regularly remove webs and spiders via vacuuming.

Maintaining a Quarterly Service setup with Plateau Pest Control can help eliminate and prevent spiders from returning to your home.

How do I know if I have Termites or Ants?

See "What’s the difference between an ant and a termite?" question. For further questions or inquiries, please contact your local Plateau Pest Control office or complete and submit a contact form.
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