Pest Control FAQ
Q: Why are Armor pest-control products safer for children and pets?
Armor: All substances used by Armor technicians are regulated and approved for use in day care facilities, hospitals, nursing homes, kennels and stables. The greatest threat to both a person’s and an animal’s health is posed by hidden dangers like brown recluse spiders, black widows, ticks and fleas, bees and wasps. Scorpions, fire ants and rodents all pose considerable health threats as well. Armor solves the pest problem with a combination of tools. We offer environmentally-friendly, clinically-tested natural pest control substances that take advantage of an insect’s biology in a revolutionary way. Armor uses a variety of substances in appropriate applications. Anything within reach of family and pets, is treated with EcoSURE products, unless specifically requested by you. Outbuildings, fields and other off-site locations are better served with conventional pesticides.
Q: “Environmentally-friendly” pest control? Aren’t all pesticides an ecological hazard?
Armor: Advances in chemical technologies have made pesticides more environmentally friendly. Items such as pastes, baits, and traps have nearly eliminated the use of airborne pesticides indoors. The sprays, baits, wall dusts and granules utilized in the Armor arsenal are either 100% organic botanicals or synthetic pyrethroids — substances derived from naturally-based repellants, plant oils and terpenes with the durability and staying power of a synthetic. Pyrethroids have discrete amounts of active ingredients. Consumer-available pesticides, by contrast, have greater amounts of inert ingredients — whose lingering effects pose a greater risk to homeowners and the environment. The products in use by Armor professionals are actually safer by nature — and made even safer for family and pets by their proper application and precaution.
Q: Is an annual service contract necessary? Why is more than one service required?
Armor: The pests you see are less than the tip of the iceberg. Any pest sighting is an indication of a greater, hidden pest population that has likely been nested and growing for some time. Even one cockroach or rodent in your home suggests a significant infestation. Pests appearing in and around your home represent a small percentage, compelled to forage for new food resources and nesting sites. If professional pest management isn’t performed on a regular basis, small populations grow unchecked until pests become more than a nuisance. They become an actual threat to both the structure of the home and the health and well-being of your family. For less than the cost of a newspaper a day, you can offer your family a premier level of protection.
Q: Is there a standard rate for professional pest control services? Where does Armor fit in?
Armor: Pest control fees vary company to company. The nationally-advertised giants purchased their “top of mind” status with millions of dollars spent in advertising. These costs are passed on to their customers in the form of higher rates. Bigger isn’t always better and one size has never fit all. Armor is a local company with specific knowledge of area pests and how best to control them. We’re a family-owned, small business by national standards, but professional, value-driven and efficient by any standard. Armor provides the right service at prices that offer you maximum value. You will find the quality of our service, our response time and our friendly attitude an unexpected bonus. Call Armor today and sleep better tonight.
Money Back Guarantee: To be eligible for a refund of your last service payment, re-treatments must qualify as outlined. Qualifying re-treatments are defined as return service requests for COVERED PESTS only and not for pests determined EXTENDED COVERAGE OR ADDITIONAL COST. Pests in those categories may not have the same guarantee. For COVERED PEST re-treatments to be eligible, infestations must be of the same pest and found in the same location INSIDE the home. A request for refund must be done in a timely manner and must occur before your next regular service. You must make this request while you are between regular services only after consecutive re-treatments. If these requirements are met, you may request your last service payment to be credited to your account. Armor will then make arrangements to return to your home to verify the problem conditions. Upon verification of a persisting problem, a credit of your last service payments will be placed on your account.
The Armor Guaranteed Service is Safe and Effective. Armor uses only the highest-quality liquid sprays, pastes, baits, traps and non-airborne granulized pest inhibitors. These products are applied directly to structures and external areas — including eaves, garages, sheds, wood piles, or other areas of infestation. Armor treatments are specially formulated to provide high resistance to the elements.