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Firebrats

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Firebrats

Firebrat Found In KS

What are firebrats?

Firebrats are small insects, generally 1/4 to 1/2 an inch in length, which resemble silverfish. Firebrats are found throughout the world and normally live outdoors under rocks, leaf litter and debris, but occasionally move indoors where they are considered a pest. If indoors, they prefer warm and humid areas and can often be found near boilers and furnaces. Firebrats feed on a variety of foods and products high in protein, sugars and starches such as flour, cereal, pet food and book bindings. Like silverfish, firebrats are primarily active at night, hiding out during the daytime hours.

Are they dangerous?

Although these pests do not cause major damage throughout your home like termites are apt to do, nor are they known carriers of any diseases; they can contaminate food, stain clothing and damage paper goods, wallpaper, leather and books.

How do you get rid of firebrats?

Firebrats may be difficult to control. That's why our service includes both the necessary products and follow up visits for one fee. Our treatment methods consist of the following:

Initial Service - Detailed inspection of the interior and exterior of your home, then a targeted treatment of all areas where activity is present. Each Initial Service includes the application of seven exclusive Pest Guard steps, designed to rid your home of unwanted pests and keep them away.

Follow Up - Quarterly interior/exterior or exterior-only services will be scheduled as part of our annual Integrated Pest Management program. All Schendel Premium Care customers enjoy the benefit of our PestZero Guarantee. If pests return in between visits, Schendel returns for free.

Can I do it myself?

Due to firebrat biology, complexity of treatment and the time required, firebrats are generally not a pest many home or business owners have success in eradicating on their own. You must beware when purchasing pesticides and other products online or in home improvement stores, as many are not effective. Pesticides can be harmful to people and pets if they are misused or mixed improperly.

How soon can you get here?

Schendel is 100% committed to helping you ASAP. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.

Is the treatment safe?

Schendel uses the least amount of material as possible while still resolving your firebrat problem. We utilize natural products, baits and mechanical means as a form of treatment as much as possible. When conventional materials are required, we follow very stringent guidelines for the use of the product so that it poses no threat to people, pets or plants. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA. Our service technicians will inform you of any specific safety measures that need to be taken.

How much does it cost?

We have standard pricing for all of our pest services, based on average size homes under 3500 square feet and where the infestation does not require more than the standard number of services. We will always make you aware of any price changes before we start your service. Sign up for your FREE quote today and see how much you can save with Schendel.

What is the warranty?

Schendel offers customers an exclusive PestZero Warranty. We will target the source and eliminate your pest problem. If pests return, Schendel returns for free. Guaranteed.

How can I prevent this in the future?

Firebrat problems can be difficult to prevent because they are often accidentally brought into your home with boxes of materials that may have been stored in infested areas. Many of our clients choose to continue service with Schendel to keep pests out of their home throughout the year. You can also check our Pest Prevention Tips here for more information on pest prevention from Schendel.

Where does Schendel service?

Schendel Pest Services provides residential and commercial firebrat control and extermination services for Topeka, KS, Kansas City, KS, Lawrence, KS, Wichita, KS, Kansas City, MO, Springfield, MO, Phoenix, AZ, Addison, TX and Norman, OK.

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Testimonials

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"I am writing this letter to recognize your employee, C. David Resz. I have had the pleasure of working with David for about the last six months. I have found David to be extremely professional, knowledgeable, courteous and responsive. David responds quickly and appropriately to our needs. He has worked with me to understand our program and what requirements we have in place and why. He even goes as far as to alert me and our facility to potential issues outside of the pest control program (such as a flooding basement).

In addition, our pest control program has been recognized by several external auditors as being "outstanding". One auditor even said that he could tell that our pest control administrator really knew what he was doing and did excellent work.

We, at VVF, greatly appreciate David's contribution to our facility. We recognize that it is his dedication and hard work that solidify a key component of our Quality System.

Sincerely,"

Sarah McKinley, Quality Director
VVF Kansas Services LLC

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