We have been proudly serving New Jersey communities since 1987. We have answered many questions over the years – some of the most common questions we get asked are below – if you have a question that is not answered below please call us or email us TODAY – we WILL get back to you quickly.

Pest Control Questions

Are A-Apache Animal & Pest Services technicians licensed?

All our technicians are licensed and most have achieved higher training and are licensed as “Field Representatives.” This license requires ongoing continuing education, and a demonstration of knowledge of pest biology, pesticide safety, rules and regulations, and proper sanitation. You can identify and recognize our technicians by their uniform with name tag and signature truck with our “Apache” logo.

Do you require a long-term contract?

No, we do not require a long-term contract. We offer as-needed services as well as monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly service plans. We feel that if you are benefiting from our maintenance service that you will remain a satisfied customer.

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes, AMEX, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted.

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

Usually the same day or the next day!

When you come to spray my house how long will it take?

It depends on the type of pest and many other factors. A routine initial service for ants, for example, will often take less than an hour, and still control the problem for several months. Your technician will recommend things you can do to reduce pest pressure around your home. Rodent problems may require several service visits and cultural control measures as well.

Can I be at home during treatment or do I need to leave?

Your technician will advise you if it is necessary to leave the home, or only to avoid specific areas until any treated surfaces have had time to dry. Advise your technician of any sensitive persons, pets, or organic gardens requiring extra care.

Is there anything I need to do to my home prior to Pest Control treatment?

Your technician will advise you to remove pet food, water dishes, exposed food items, and children’s toys from areas he needs to treat. If there are active pests indoors, other items may need attention.

What if I touch an area that has been sprayed?

You should avoid any treated areas until dry. That is the minimum precaution for virtually all pesticides. If you accidentally touch a moist deposit or are otherwise exposed to a diluted pesticide, wash the exposed skin with soap and water.

If my house is treated inside, when will it be safe for my children to crawl or play on the ground?

Generally, 2 to 4 hours or until dry. Your technician will inform you in advance of any precautions required by the label and our safety policy. If you have any questions you can always feel free to call our office.

I have a bug and I don't know what it is. Can you help me?

Sure! Our technicians can usually identify a bug by asking you a few questions about where you found it, size, color, and general shape. We can resolve all your bed bug problems.

If my house is sprayed right before it rains will the pest control treatment wash away?

Pesticide applied to eaves, around windows, under patio covers, and many pest harborages will be effective even if it rains. Dormant Oil sprays need to dry a little before it rains to smother overwintering insect eggs on shrubs and fruit trees. If pests re-appear within 60 days, we will be happy to do extra service under our standard guarantee.

Do I have to empty my cupboards before the interior of my house is sprayed or treated?

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.

Should I shampoo my carpet before or after getting the inside of my house treated for pests?

Do NOT shampoo your carpets. Your technician will advise you upon completion of the initial inspection.

Is there anything I can use on the ants inside my house before my service technician comes for treatment?

Do NOT apply anything! Your technician will advise you upon completion of the initial inspection.

How are pests getting inside my house?

There are often many areas around the exterior of the home that can either be a pest attractant or an area conducive to pests. These may include vents, windows, eaves, debris around the home, landscaping issues, etc. Before applying treatment, our technicians will do an inspection and walk-around of your home to help identify any problem areas. They will note any problems on the inspection form, and make suggestions of what can be done to reduce pest pressure. After inspection, they will provide an estimate for any services needed, and answer any questions you might have. We are always looking after your home and property!

Animal Removal Services Questions

What do you do with the animals once they are captured?

The fate of the animal may have to do with the species. Certain rabies vectors in certain states must be euthanized (killed) by law. Some protected animals can’t be harassed at all. We aim to do the humane thing. If the animal is healthy and it’s legal to relocate it, that’s the option we usually prefer. If the animal is injured or sick, it’s sometimes best to humanely euthanize it. Overall, we aim to keep the customer informed about the right thing to do.

Do you use poisons?

NO. Poison is NOT a solution for a wildlife problem. Pesticides work for insects, because they are so small, and pesticides have been developed that can wipe out colonies of insects. There are no registered or effective pesticides for wildlife control, except for mice & rats. If you have rats or mice in your home, they are coming from outside. Call us today for details!

What types of traps do you use?

We only use humane live traps.

Do you pick up dead animals?

We offer carcass removal & sanitization services.

What health risks do animals pose?

Wild animals can carry several diseases that humans can contract, either through direct contact or contact of droppings. The most famous is rabies, but others include Rat Bite Fever, Murine Typhus, histoplasmosis, roundworm, Salmonellosis (bacterial food poisoning), Leptospirosis (Weils Disease), Trichinosis, Rickettsial Disease, Melioidosid, Pasteurellosis, and Brucellosis, possibly among others. Overall, the risk of contracting these diseases from wildlife is rare, but you always must take precautions. SO, CALL US for immediate help to your problems!

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