Why do I need to have my home inspected before you can give me a price?
No two homes, landscapes or pest problems are exactly alike and neither are their treatments. We respect your way of living and that is why we thoroughly inspect your home – inside and outside, at your convenience. We then design a program customized for you without any pricing surprises.
What types of pest control methods do you use?
At AVON Pest Control, we use an approach called Comprehensive Pest Management or CPM. CPM includes monitoring to regulate population size and action thresholds in order to determine the pest’s life cycle and behavior patterns. This helps us determine the best solution for its removal, which may be by means of chemical or non-chemical methods.
How do I choose a pest control company and how can I be sure they will do a good job?
Here are some helpful hints to keep in mind as you look for the right company and the right pest control methods to resolve your pest problem.
- Ask about guarantees for the specific type of work.
- Take time to understand the company’s recommendations for control and any potential health concerns with the treatment options. Discuss any questions you may have.
- Ask how long it will take to solve your pest problems and how often the company will return to do more work or to track results.
- Ask the company what other measures they can take to manage the pest infestation, or what you can do to reduce future pest problems.
- Ask about the company’s membership in professional organizations and associations.
- Does the company have a license and insurance?
- Ask about precautions for reentry into the home, or use of areas that are under service.
- Ask for references from customers and information about the company’s expertise and experience using their recommended approach.
- Request written information about your target pest(s) and the management procedures to be used.
- Finally, ask for names, positions and phone numbers of everyone that you speak with about your concerns.
Do you guarantee your work?
Yes, all of our work comes with a full warranty.
What kind of health risks is associated with common pests?
Pests can transmit a number of potentially serious diseases, illnesses and allergies.
Here are a few common ones:
Cockroaches: Asthma, allergies, and food poisoning.
Rodents: Hantavirus Pulmonary syndrome, murine typhus, salmonella and rat-bite fever.
Mosquitoes: West Nile Virus, encephalitis, malaria.
Ants: Severe allergic reactions including anaphylactic shock.
Bees/Wasps: Severe allergic reactions including anaphylactic shock.
Are there any laws or regulations for pesticides in India?
Yes. The Insecticides Act, 1968 and Insecticides Rules, 1971 regulate the import, registration process, manufacture, sale, transport, distribution and use of insecticides with a view to prevent risk to human beings or animals and for all connected matters, throughout India. All pesticides have to necessarily undergo the registration process with the Central Insecticides Board (CIB) & Registration Committee (RC) before they can be made available for use or sale. Thus, technically we can say that all insecticides (pesticides) in India are those substances that are listed on the “Schedule” of the Insecticides Act, 1968. The Registration Certificate mandates that a label be put on the packaging, which clearly indicates the nature of the insecticide (Agricultural or Household use), composition, active ingredient, target pest(s), recommended dosage, caution sign and safety precautions. Therefore, a pesticide labeled for agriculture is not to be used in a household.
Are any pesticides banned in India?
Yes, there are. The CIB & RC scrutinizes and periodically reviews all pesticides and their usage – some are banned from registration itself. Sometimes a pesticide can be banned even after registration when it causes serious environmental and public health concerns. Some pesticides are meant for “restricted use” which means that they can be used only for prescribed purposes and by authorized personnel by obtaining the appropriate Government license.
The entire list can be viewed at : List of Banned Pesticides in India