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FAQs

What Are The Health Risks Associated With Cockroaches?
The health risks associated with German cockroaches (more than likely your species) can range from gastroenteritis including nausea, abdominal cramps, vomiting diarrhea, etc, cause by their fecal material being placed on food, dishes, glasses, etc, to allergic responses such as skin rashes, watery eyes, sneezing, and can even set off asthma attacks in people that have asthma caused by their dead body particles becoming airborne and then being breathed in.

Why should I hire On Point when I can try and do it myself?
A On Point professional not only has the latest and most effective products, but also the education and knowledge to get the job done right.
A On Point professional knows the habits, life cycles, food preferences, and harborage areas of the pest he/she is treating.
A On Point professional can tell the difference between the many insects that exist in New Jersey, and knows that each has its own prescribed methods of control.
A On Point professional knows how to handle products safely, when and where to apply them, and how much application is necessary.
A thorough inspection by a On Point professional can spot possible problems before they become serious and therefore limit the amount of products that need to be applied.
A On Point professional knows many non-toxic ways of managing an insect infestation; including habitat modification, exclusion techniques, the use of growth regulators and the proper use of baits.

How long after the initial treatment does it take to see results?
Time of results will vary with the target insect and the pest management strategy employed, but for the most part results are rapid and long lasting. Your ongoing service agreement will ensure that pests are not only controlled, but prevented and kept out of your home. If bugs do somehow return, so does On Point at no additional charge; Guaranteed!

How can I tell the difference between a flying ant and a termite?
There are 3 easy ways to tell flying ants and termites apart:

anttermiteWing size
Termite wings are all equal in length and extend well past the abdomen. Ants have wings which are unequal in length and generally end at the tip of the abdomen.

Antennae shape
Antennae on termites are straight and beadlike, but on ants they are elbowed.

Waist size
Ants have a pinched waist, but termites have no constriction in the body and are more streamlined.

How do termites get in my house and can I carry them in accidentally?
Subterranean termites in New Jersey  live in the soil. They have no eyes and cannot expose themselves to the air or they will dry out and die…

Therefore, you cannot carry them into your home. Termites travel laterally from one food source to another. This is why when your neighbor’s home is attacked by termites it’s a good bet they will soon appear at you house.

If I remove the wood the termites are feeding on will that solve my problem?
No, think of the termites as a shark circling under your home. If you prevent him from reaching one area, he simply moves to the next area of opportunity. Termites need only 1/8 inch crack in the foundation to gain access to your home. Building tunnels made of mud (mud tubes) allows them to pass between wood boards and traverse large spans of concrete to reach awwod source

I see saw dust, is this a sign of termites?
No, when termites take a bite out of wood they swallow it. Saw dust is usually a sign of carpenter ants.

I see lots of wings on the floor in the spring, is this a sign of termites?
Yes, termites reproduce in the spring and swarm to the surface to mate and fly away to another location and return to the soil. Re-locating their colonies is how some homes can stand for years and years before termites are active in the soil around their home.

Why does it take more than one treatment for fleas, ticks and bed bugs?
Fleas, ticks and bed bugs have different life cycles than other targeted species. During certain phases of their life cycle they do not succumb to treatments, so we have to “catch” them between these dormant cycles in order to attain management.

I see large black ants in the spring and some times throughout the summer and fall. Are these carpenter ants?
Yes, carpenter ants range in size but are generally described as large, black heavily built ants.

Do carpenter ants eat wood?
No, carpenter ants mine the wood to create tunnels for their nest. This mining process produces sawdust or frass. Sometimes this saw dust spills or is carried out of the infested wood within the wall voids or the wood timbers themselves.

9. How can I protect my home from future pests?
On Point Pest Control has several maintenance services to choose from. All of our services provide coverage for all crawling insects’ mice and rats.

Weekly, bi weekly, quarterly and Monthly service for commercial accounts and homes in high infestation areas.

The complete home protection plan offers three services per year when you need them most, spring, summer and fall. Coverage continues during the winter months on a complaint basis only at no additional charge. This service is suitable for most homes.

For service fees call today for a free estimate.

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