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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can pest controllers work during the Coronavirus lockdown?
A: Yes, according to BPCA, pest controllers are still allowed to visit properties, in order to make assessments and implement pest control solutions. You can check our dedicated article that gives more explanation regarding pest control services during Coronavirus lockdown.
Q: What is fumigation?
A: Fumigation is a process where pest controllers use a highly efficient powder to exterminate a variety of insects within enclosed quarters. Depending on the situation, the professionals can either bring plastic, tape, or other sealing materials to seal off the pest entry spots or use a machine to spread biocide powder that will adhere to all affected surfaces and destroy the pests. The procedure is suitable in the following situations:
- - As part of a tenancy agreement when at the end of a contract the tenant is obligated to conduct such procedure if a pet was present;
- - To protect or exterminate pests from a variety of businesses such as cargo facilities, storages, manufacturers and more;
- - As a preventative measure against pests in domestic households.
Q: What is a fumigant?
A: The fumigant is a volatile substance that is used to poison and eliminate insects. Depending on the area that needs to be treated, there are several types of fumigants. For instance, some are designed to treat tightly sealed spaces, such as storage areas or materials that are enclosed in gas-proof sheets. Others are suitable for treating more open storage areas.
Q: What is the most convenient time to book a fumigation service?
A: This type of service is recommended and used as a preventive measure and cannot be used to treat current infestations. The fumigation is done with insecticidal sprays that have a long-lasting effect.
Q: What to do before and after the fumigation service?
A: We recommend for you to hoover all infested areas and leave the property for two hours. Once the treatment is over, open all windows and don’t clean the treated spots for at least 4 days.
Q: How do you fumigate the house?
A: The specialist will examine your property to assess the level of infestation and use modern equipment and methods to perform the fumigation. If necessary, the professional can come again two weeks after the initial treatment to ensure that all pests have been thoroughly dealt with. You will also receive free advice on how to prevent pest infestations in the future.
Q: Do you fumigate for mice?
A: Unfortunately, this method cannot deal with larger pests, such as mice or rats. It is, however, extremely efficient against flies, fleas, moths, spiders, and other crawling or flying insects.
Q: Is fumigation safe?
A: Yes, but they are toxic on a small scale while airborne. So, the pest exterminator will recommend you to leave the property during the treatment. All insect fumigation services are performed with insecticides from trusted UK pest suppliers and comply with all COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) regulations.
Q: I can see only two price sets on your page. What are the benefits of getting a Fantastic Club discount?
A: If you join our Fantastic Club, the discounted price will be valid year-round. Also, you can book with priority and access last-minute slots!
Q: Can you change my appointment if something happens suddenly?
A: Yes, of course. But remember that you can do this by yourself, instead of prolonging the procedure on the phone with us or exchanging emails. What you have to do is to log in or create a Fantastic account and manage all your bookings
Q: How long will the fumigation last?
A: It depends on the circumstances, such as the size of your property and layout. However, the pro will provide your with an estimate after performing the survey.
Q: When is the most appropriate time to book a fumigation service?
A: he highest peak of pest activity, in the UK, is at the end of the summer. This is when the pests prepare for the winter and search for a cosy shelter.