Tips and Questions

A successful pest maintenance program is the result of cooperation between you and Sentinel Pest Control.  Our technicians will provide your family or business with a custom program that is tailored to fit your needs.  We will also educate you on the various steps and measures that you can take to ensure that you remain pest free.

Here are a few helpful tips regarding pest control:

  • Trim the vegetation away from your home or business.
    Trees and shrubs that touch your home provide insects and rodents with easy access to your home. Overgrown vegetation will also supply insects and rodents with food and harborage.
  • Keep your home and yard clean and clutter free.
    Clean and vacuum on a regular basis. Make sure not to leave spilled items and dirty dishes out overnight. Don’t let your garbage can sit and accumulate for an extended period of time (Take the trash out regularly).
  • Don’t leave that wood pile stored next to your home or office.
    A wood pile is prime real estate for carpenter ants, spiders and various other insects. Keep the wood pile as far away from the structure as possible.
  • Make sure your home or office is sealed tight.
    Crawl space and attic vents are often entry points into your home. Make sure that the screens covering the vents have not been compromised. Weather stripping and door sweeps often wear out or tear away. Check these areas periodically to ensure that your home is protected.
  • Remove any sources of moisture.
    Sources of moisture such as leaky roofs, clogged gutters, plumbing leaks or standing water should be fixed.


Q: What is a Pest Control Maintenance Program? How often should I have my home treated and inspected?
A maintenance program is an on-going, regularly scheduled service visit in order to manage and prevent pest infestations. The goal of a maintenance program is to keep your home pest free.

Sentinel’s comprehensive programs are tailored to fit the individual needs of each and every customer. Service frequency depends on the type and severity of the infestation, climate, surrounding environment and more. We provide service on a monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly basis.

Q: Can you really get rid of all my pests and keep my home pest free?
No doubt about it!! Our innovative techniques and thorough inspections are designed to ensure that you remain pest free.

Q: Is the treatment going to be harmful to my pets and family?
Sentinel is committed to protecting the health and welfare of our clients. We minimize the amount of chemical material that we use by employing integrated pest management techniques. We only use EPA registered and approved products.

Q: Do ants have wings?
Ants do have wings. All ants are social insects in which the adults perform specialized functions within the colony. Thus, an ant colony operates on a caste structure. Depending on an ants position/caste it may or may not have wings.

Q: Does Sentinel warranty its work?
Absolutely! We are dedicated to exceeding all expectations and providing our clients with the highest level of service. If you’re not satisfied, we’re not satisfied!

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