FAQ

  • What is Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

    Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an approach that focuses on the removal of the three elements pests need to survive: food, water, and shelter. By concentrating on the sources of these elements and eliminating them, your home becomes a less desirable place for pests and greatly reduces the likelihood of an infestation. The IPM approach is typically made up of these six steps:

    • Inspecting the area
    • Identifying the pest problem
    • Selecting control methods based on the size and type of pest problem
    • Employing two or more control measures
    • Applying pesticides judiciously
    • Evaluating the effectiveness
  • What areas to you service?

    Generally, we service the following counties: Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, King William, New Kent, Powhatan and Richmond City.

  • Are RichPro technicians certified?

    All our technicians are certified and registered by the Virginia Department of Agriculture. All certifications in the state of Virginia require ongoing continuing education to be maintained. The continuing education focuses on demonstrated knowledge of pest biology, pesticide safety, rules and regulations, and proper sanitation. In addition to being certified by the state, we are also a QualityPro certified company. Being QualityPro means we are even more stringent in our requirements when we hire employees. You can read more about QualityPro here.

  • What type of materials do you use and how toxic are they?

    Most of the pesticides we use are classified as “Category III,” the lowest in toxicity. Additionally, many of the materials we use are natural oils or plant derivatives. Our goal is to only expose pests to pesticides by carefully following all of the manufacturer’s instructions as well as all rules and regulations from our licensing agencies. Even relatively non-toxic materials still require proper safety precautions.

  • Can I pay with a credit card?

    Yes. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express as well as cash or check.

  • What is the cost of a pest control treatment?

    Pest Control treatments can vary in cost. Usually, the cost is determined by the type of service and the square footage. Give us a call today and we can provide you with more specific information in regards to pricing.

  • How often do I need to have my home inspected for termites?

    We recommend having your home checked for termites once a year to ensure there is no current termite activity. It does not take long for an active colony to create damage to your home.

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