Residential Pest Control & Extermination
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Answers to your pest control questions!


Why choose Mathis Exterminating?
There are many advantages to utilizing the supreme service and value of Mathis Exterminating.

  • All technicians employed by Mathis are up to date on the current techniques and methods used to most effectively treat household pests.
  • All technicians are expected to be professional in dress, manners, and punctuality.
  • Mathis professional vehicles are kept clean and are driven safely.
  • Mathis employs only state certified technicians.
  • Mathis guarantees a response time within the first 24 hours of the initial call.
  • We lead the industry in the innovation and discovery of advanced treatment methods.
  • Mathis utilizes the most up to date pest management programs.
  • Technicians are available on Saturdays.
  • We perform all aspects of pest management, including pest control, termite control, and rodent control for residential and commercial buildings.

Why should I hire a professional rather than doing the work myself?
Mathis professionals come equipped with the most effective and most recently developed products to get the job done. Our technicians are also well educated in the knowledge of the habits, food preferences, life cycles and harborage areas of all the pests that he/she will treat.

Mathis technicians have the ability to spot damage while it is still limited, to avoid the unnecessary application of additional products. A pest professional from Mathis is also well versed in the correct way to handle products, how to apply them, and how much product is necessary.

Your Mathis professional may even be able to suggest many non-toxic ways of dealing with an infestation. Mathis technicians can educate you on the intricacies of habitat modification, using growth regulators, the proper use of baits, and exclusion techniques for pests.

After the initial treatment, when will I see results?
Your result time is based largely on two factors: the type of pest that is being treated and the technique used to treat the problem. When you enter into an ongoing service agreement with Mathis, we can ensure that all pests are controlled and kept out of your home.

If pests do return to your home, we return to handle the problem at no additional charge.

What are the benefits of baits over sprays?
Spray products can break down fairly quickly and don’t work as effectively as baits. Most spray products require direct contact with the pest or insect in order to work. When bait is utilized, the insect or pest will take the bait back to their nest to spread it throughout their colony. This allows bait to be more effective and efficient at controlling pests, while also producing more tangible results.

Why does Mathis Exterminating focus their efforts on the outside of my home?
Most insects and bugs live and breed outside the home, and Mathis Exterminating is committed to stopping the problem at its source. When bugs are controlled from the outside of the home, they can often be prevented from even entering the home in the first place.

With a pest professional focusing outside your home, you are not forced to deal with the inconvenience of taking time out of your day to allow a technician into your home.

What is the difference between a flying ant and a termite?
Three simple things can tell you the difference between a flying ant and a termite:

Wing Size
Termite wings are all the same size and will extend past the termite’s abdomen. Ants have wings that are not equal in length and generally end at the abdominal tip.

Antennae Shape
Ant antennae will have an elbowed appearance, while termite antennae are straight and beadlike.

Waist Size
Termites have a streamlined appearance with no constriction on the body, while ants will give the appearance of having separate sections.

Why are some types of ants so problematic?
Certain types of ants, such as Odorous House Ants, have several queen colonies. This allows them to reproduce at an exponential rate. Large amounts of ants then have the ability to enter homes through cracks in various entrance points. While these situations can be challenging, Mathis Exterminating is well prepared to take on the task of eliminating these insects from your home with a specially devised service that manages and controls these ants. Mathis utilizes a program with products and methods that draw the ant activity away from the home.

Once the pests are removed, why should I continue with the Mathis service?
With a program that is focused on routine maintenance of your home, Mathis Exterminating is uniquely prepared to deal with your pest issues and to prevent them before they happen. Without the routine maintenance performed by Mathis, it can be virtually impossible to tell if your home is rid of pests for good. You will end up spending more money in the long run with pests that return if you choose to forego the continued maintenance with Mathis Exterminating.