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Frequently Asked Questions

Pest Control Questions

How much for ant control treatments?

Answer: Ant control can be difficult and often times needs to be performed on a quaterly basis due to the rapid rate in which an ant colony can reproduce . Universal Pest & Termite is currently offering our exclusive Border-Guard Pest Program for $55 per quarter. (Normally $85 per quarter )

Termite Control Questions

How much does a termite treatment cost?

Answer: There are options when controling termites. Universal offers liquid treatments from $570, granule service from$199 and termite baiting from $299. Service and price varies based on size and construction of structure. All inspections and estimates are no charge.

Pricing Questions

Why do we publish pricing for our competitors to see?

Answer: Our inspectors are trained to offer the best program for the best price. When you call Universal Pest you are getting a company that believes trust is the number one way to grow a local business.

Can a tick make you sick? Answer: In the spring and summer, you might hear about something called Lyme disease. It has nothing to do with limes, but it does have something to do with ticks, those creepy, tiny bugs that like to drink human blood. Disgusting!
What is the concern with roaches in my kitchen? Answer: Food poisoning, diarrhea, and Staph, Cockroaches carry bacteria that can contaminate your food and make you sick!

How much damage can termites due to my home? Answer: Termites cause more damage each year in the US than natural disasters. More then fire, floods, hurricanes or earthquakes combined.

Can I treat for ants by myself? Answer: Yes. There are many over the counter products available. The risk is using the wrong material on the wrong ant. Once ants get into your home, there’s little chance that they’re going to go away on their own.
Can rats nest in my attic? Answer: Yes, Rats and mice will nest in the insulation in an attic, crawl space and in your walls. When controlling rodents beware of do it yourself baits and traps. Leave this one to the professionals.

Are all pest control companies using the same materials? Answer: For the most part, yes, the difference is in the training and experience. Universal Pest & Termite has been servicing the Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Newport News Williamsburg and surrounding areas for over 19 years.