Termite Inspections You Can Trust

All termite inspections are not the same. They’re either performed by QualityPro-Certified specialists or they’re not. Active Pest Control is a choice you can make with confidence, having been QualityPro-Certified since 2007 and protecting homes for more than 25 years. The QualityPro mark represents a lot when it comes to separating professional pest management providers from the rest of the pack. This important certification indicates that we have met the highest standards of professionalism in the pest management industry.

More specifically, QualityPro Certification means:

• All of our pest management professionals have had a comprehensive background check.

• Employees who drive a company vehicle have had their motor vehicle records checked.

• The company has a stringent drug-free workplace policy.

• The company meets essential insurance requirements.

• Sales and service personnel have the knowledge needed to successfully reduce and eliminate unwanted pests.

QualityPro is the largest certification available specifically for the pest management industry and administered by the Foundation for Professional Pest Management, an independent organization that develops good business practices and standards for pest management companies in the USA and Canada. You may be surprised to learn that, nationwide, less than 3 percent of pest control companies have earned this certification. Given the extensive and extremely costly damage termites can do to your home, don’t settle for less than an inspection done by a Quality-Pro Certified pro – don’t settle for less than Active Pest Control. Protect your investment by giving Active Pest Control a call today. We’re only a call or click away!

What Does QualityPro Certified Mean?

When a pest problem rears its ugly head, it can be scary. But not nearly as scary as hiring the wrong pest control company. Nowadays, it is even easier for a pest control company to have a professional look. All they need is a professional webpage. But that illusion of professionalism is quickly broken when they show up in a truck that has been made to look like a cockroach with wheels, or after you receive an inflated bill for services that leave you with no resolution to your problem. QualityPro helps customers find reputable pest control companies.

First of all, QualityPro isn’t something that pest control companies made up; it is an independent, 3rd-party auditing process administered by the National Pest Management Association. This program is offered by the NPMA to help potential customers easily connect with a reputable pest control company, and avoid being taken advantage of.

In order to be QualityPro certified, a company must:

  • Demonstrate a track record of trusted consumer relations.
  • Adhere to certified business practices and use clear communication methods when scheduling appointments and follow-ups.
  • Have expert employee training.
  • Prove they are good stewards of the environment.
  • Meet and exceed all federal and state requirements.
  • Have a drug-free workplace policy that not only prohibits illegal drugs in the workplace but requires that employees notify management if they are on prescribed medication that may impair their driving ability, judgment, work performance, or behavior.
  • Have done comprehensive DMV and criminal background checks on all employees.
  • Have a warranty/service agreement that clearly outlines the scope of services.
  • Do not run advertising that uses misleading terminology, or makes false promises.

QualityPro is a mark of excellent for a pest control company. Of all the pest control companies in the United States, only 3% are certified QualityPro. Active Pest Control is proud to be part of this program. We believe that this program, which includes random audits and strict adherence, keeps our team focused on the goal of providing the best service to our customers.

When you have a QualityPro-certified pest technician come to your home, you can expect that they will arrive in a clearly marked vehicle with a proper background check, the best training available, and that they will clearly outline what services are needed and what those services will cost. You’ll also know that your family and your pets will be completely safe from the many dangers that improper pest control can present. At the end of the day, that is what matters most.

Do you need a pest control company you can trust? Look for the blue, QualityPro logo. It is the mark of excellence in pest management.

Wildlife Invade Macon Homes

Sometimes it can feel like there is nothing we can do to safeguard against wildlife. But the truth is the number of pests inside your home is directly tied to how easy it is for them to get in. If you’re dealing with a skunk under your porch, it is because that skunk found a way to get under there. If there are mice in your walls, it is because there was a vulnerable area for them to chew their way in. If a squirrel is bumping around in your attic, it found a way up onto your roof. And that is why it is vital to get a professional to strengthen your defenses and make it harder for wildlife to gain entry, especially as we enter fall and those temperatures begin to drop.

3 Ways Professionals Exclude Animals

  1. Exclusion often begins with humane live trapping. This is because most folks don’t usually think about wildlife invasion until–well–those animals are invading. Our technicians are trained to use state-of-the-art baiting and trapping to secure all invading animals. They will also address issues of contamination so that you don’t end up with a secondary threat, such as lice, mites, ticks, fleas, or disease.
  2. There are many conditions that make a property more attractive to wildlife and give them access to the home. Our technicians are educated in modern Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices, which detail natural exclusion methods that resist animal invasion. Your technician will advise you on areas where tree branches give wildlife access to your walls or roofline, where tall grass and weeds may be inviting animals in near your exterior walls, and what food sources may be present. You’ll be shown areas where water damage may be weakening wood and providing a soft point of entry. There are many factors that will invite animals in and make it easier for them to gain entrance to your home.
  3. The most important way our technicians will keep animals out is by directly addressing any possible entry points, such as gaps, holes, cracks, and weakened spots. They will apply lumber, steel flashing, hardware cloth, mortar, a chimney cap, and more, to make sure there is no vulnerable spot for wildlife to exploit.

There are many species of animal that can become a threat to your property and your home. And there are many ways to exclude them. Let the team here at Active Pest Control make sure that your property is secure. Wild animals don’t just spread your garbage all over your yard and make thumping noises inside your walls; they can spread disease and parasites to you, your kids, and your pets.

When you have Active Pest Control protect your Macon home from the accidental invasion of wildlife, you can know for sure that it’s all good. Our QualityPro certified, Angie’s List Super Service Award winning team is made up of some of the most experienced and educated pest experts in the country. Get your exclusion services before the fall invasion begins, and keep those invading animals out.

You Don’t Have To Be Afraid Of Ticks

Lyme disease hasn’t really been around for very long, if you consider that some diseases date back to the dawn of time; but since its discovery in Lyme, Connecticut, in the early 1970s, this disease is definitely making a name for itself. Early onset of Lyme disease can produce a rash and flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, fatigue, and body aches. If untreated or misdiagnosed, it can lead to lifelong illness and life-threatening complications. In worst cases, it can cause erythema migraines, joint pain, neurological problems, and complicate heart disease. For some, this is enough reason to stay inside and never go out, but you don’t have to fear ticks. We have some information that will ease your mind.

5 Reasons to Not Worry About Catching Lyme Disease

  1. Not all ticks carry Lyme disease. This horrible disease is directly linked to deer ticks, also referred to as blacklegged ticks. If you find a large tick on you that has white dots in the middle of its back, that is a Lonestar tick. These are the most common tick in Georgia. If you find a tiny tick on you, that may be a deer tick.
  2. Not all people get sick if they catch Lyme disease. We’re not going to put out any figures because experts don’t know exactly what the chances are that the Lyme disease-causing bacterium known as Borrelia burgdorferi has of producing Lyme disease. All we can say is that not everyone develops the disease when they get the bacterium.
  3. Lyme disease can be treated if properly diagnosed. In the early stage of Lyme disease, it can be treated with antibiotics.
  4. It takes 24 – 48 hours for a tick to transmit Lyme disease to you. So, if you always check yourself and your children when you come in from being outside, you can catch ticks before they are able to spread this illness to you.
  5. There are precautions you can take to prevent tick bites. If you use an insect repellent with DEET or Permethrin on your skin or clothing, you can deter tick bites. You should also be careful to avoid walking in tall grass and through bushes; refrain from sitting in the grass if it has not been treated to protect against ticks, and get routine tick treatments for your backyard. Our backyards are where we spend most of our time outside. This is a prime place to pick up ticks.

If you live in Georgia and need tick services for your yard, Active Pest Control can help. We are a QualityPro certified pest management company with an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. You can trust our team of educated professionals to help protect your family and your pets from the dangers of tick-related diseases.