Frequently Asked Questions

Questions About Our Company

Are you a certified pest control business?

Senate Termite & Pest Control is an EPA lead-safe certified firm, a member of the National Pest Management Association and National Association of Mold Professionals. Our team of trained pest control technicians includes an Associate Certified Entomologist, ready to help identify any pest in your home. Our business also has an A+ rating from Better Business Bureau and an Elite Service rating from HomeAdvisor. We pride ourselves in providing efficient and environmentally-friendly pest control services to homeowners since 1991.

What is pest control?

Pest control is the management of certain species defined as pests through methods of removal such as deterrents or repellents.

What pests do you address?

Senate Termite & Pest Control addresses a variety of pests with our pest control services such as ants, bed bugs, cockroaches and rodents, just to name a few.

Why do I need professional pest control services?

Professional pest control services are necessary to keep bug or rodent infestations in check and reduce the risk of disease or damage to your home. While DIY solutions might be popular, nothing compares to the expertise and skill of trained professionals.

Questions About Our Service

Do I need to move furniture for pest control?

You can help your pest control technician by moving chairs, couches, end tables, and other furniture away from walls to provide your exterminator with more room to apply the treatment. Taking this extra step will ensure your pest control treatment is the most effective.

Does your pest control treatment work?

You have our guarantee under our pest-free warranty. We will follow up as many times as necessary to do a thorough job to remove pests from your home and ensure you and your family are safe.

How often should pest control be done?

Senate Termite & Pest Control offers several pest control maintenance plans for lasting protection. You can choose from a quarterly or monthly pest control plan to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones. As the months progress after your initial pest control treatment, different varieties of pests can enter certain activity cycles. If left unchecked, a family or colony of critters could spread and potentially harm your home or family. We recommend creating a pest control plan which safeguards your home during each season. You can take proactive steps to protect your home for the future by contacting our team to set up an ongoing pest control service plan!

Is pest control safe for my family and pets?

The team at Senate Termite & Pest Control works to ease your concerns by providing organic and natural alternatives to tackling pest problems. We feel it’s very important to use as many natural and organic pest control options as possible to protect pets and children. We are able to prevent and correct many pest control issues with minimal chemical pesticide applications. These options are provided to you for no additional cost. For the most peace of mind, feel free to reach out to our team to discuss our pest control techniques and how they can fit your unique needs.

What should I expect after a pest control treatment is finished?

To ensure the pest control chemicals are worthwhile, you will need to let them sit in your home for several hours. Avoid cleaning your home for at least a week after your pest control treatment to ensure the treatment is as powerful as possible. You can protect your pest control investment by repairing any cracks or leaks, packing up paper or food products, and checking the area for dead pests in the days following your treatment. If you need more information on what to do after a pest control treatment, explore our list of tips or contact our team today.

When will I know a pest control technician is coming?

We will remind you at least 24 hours before your scheduled pest control treatment that a technician will be coming. If you need to reschedule the appointment, please contact us by phone or email so we can find a time that better fits your schedule.

Will my family need to leave the house during pest treatment?

When working with our organic treatments, nobody will have to leave the house while our technicians work on eliminating pests. Rarely, and with certain pests such as bed bugs, will there be a need for family members to leave the home during treatment. You can learn more about what to expect during pest control treatments, or contact our team for more information.

Questions About Service Costs

Are pest control services tax-deductible?

Pest control services for homeowners are not tax-deductible because they qualify as ordinary and necessary expenses for your home. These services help maintain your home’s value, so they cannot be written off.

Are you supposed to tip pest control technicians?

Generally, pest control exterminators don’t expect tips. If you feel your technician went above and beyond for you and your family, you may want to leave them a tip. Your exterminator will appreciate it, but you aren’t required to tip exterminators after they perform the treatment.

How much does a pest control inspection cost?

The average cost for a pest control inspection is around $100.

How much does pest control treatment cost?

Pest control treatments can range anywhere from $200 to $500 depending on many factors such as the type of pest, size of your home and treatments used. To get a personalized pest control treatment quote, contact our team of trained technicians.

What factors contribute to pest control costs?


Contributing factors to pest control costs include the assessment of the infestation, the type of pest we are treating for, the size of your home and the types of products used during treatment. Learn more about pest control costs and what factors will contribute to your treatment.

What is the average cost for ongoing pest control services?

Ongoing pest control maintenance costs vary depending on the length of your maintenance plan, and the treatments we use. Our experts will create an effective and affordable plan for you, with eco-friendly options at no extra charge. Contact us today to find out what ongoing pest control maintenance will cost for your unique situation.