Q. How long have you been in business?
A. We’ve been in business since 1929.
Q. Are your technicians certified?
A. Absolutely! All of our service managers, technicians and sales team are certified by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and/or the Indiana State Chemist. In addition, we have a PhD Entomologist on staff as well as 5 Associate Certified Entomologists (A.C.E.).
Q: How do I know if I need pest control service?
A: If you see a few ants or one mouse, those few ants or one mouse may have many counterparts lurking where you can’t see them. Left untreated you could have a crisis.
Q. Do you do background checks on your employees?
A. Yes. Rest assured, we are very picky about who we hire to represent our company. Prior to hiring any employee, we do extensive background checks as well as drug testing. They must also pass an ethics test.
Q. I signed up for an annual service plan. After your first visit, when will you come back?
A. Typically we will return during the month immediately following your initial service to follow up and make sure that the first service established the desired control. Then, we will come back every 3 months. But again, if you need service in-between our regularly scheduled visits, we will be happy to return, free of charge.
Q. I wasn’t home when you completed my service. How do I know you were here?
A. Though GPS and bar-coding, we can track specifically when our service technician arrived at your house to perform your service. By logging on to your account our secure website you will be able to see when our technician was there, for how long, what work was completed, which products were used to treat issues and so much more.
Q. How will I know it’s your service technician knocking on my door?
A. When our service technicians arrive to complete your service, they will always be in clearly marked company vehicles, be wearing a logoed uniform and be wearing a name badge.
Q. How come I don’t have the same service technician every time?
A. Typically, in more populated areas, service technicians share the same service territory. Their schedules are different each month based on Griffin Pest continually adding new customers and the need for existing customer call-backs. Therefore you may see 3 or 4 different technicians service your home over the course of a year. Other times, you may see the same technician for several services. With over 30,000 customers to service, it is a monumental task to route our service technicians to our customers in an efficient manner so we can arrive on time.
Q. How will I know when it is time to schedule my next service?
A. There is no need for you to schedule the service. We take care of that for you. Within one week of your next service, we will notify you via phone or email as to when your next service will be. You will receive a message 7 days prior to service and then a reminder 24 hours prior to service. If the time does not work for you, give us a call to reschedule the appointment.
Q. If I don’t see any pests, can I skip my next service?
A. We wouldn’t recommend it. Just because you don’t see any pests, doesn’t necessarily mean they are gone. For us to maintain control, and continue to provide you with our Guarantee, we must perform all of your services.
Q. If I see a pest problem between services, will you come back for free?
A. Absolutely! As long as you have maintained your regular service, we will come back at no additional charge. It’s all part of the Griffin Guarantee.
Q. Is your treatment safe for children and pets?
A. We use E.P.A. registered products and we use the utmost care when it comes to your safety. Our strict IPM philosophy and treatment methodology will reduce the amount of products needed to control pests inside your home. We do recommend children and pets should not be in the area that we are treating or on the treated area until dry.
Q. What about rain?
A. All of the materials used in our pest management programs are designed for all weather conditions and are applied with methods in areas where they will resist degradation from the sun and rain.
Q. How soon can I water my yard after your visit?
A. We use a water-based formulation. When your property is dry (usually 20-30 minutes), you can water without losing control of pests.
Q. When you treat inside my cabinets, do I need to wash them when you are done?
A. No. If you plan to wash out your cabinets, do so before our treatment. Also, please remove any loose shelf paper at this time. Be sure all cabinets are dry and apply new shelf paper before putting items back in your cabinets.
Q. When you treat the inside of my home, how long do I have to stay out of the house?
A. The short answer (for a general pest service) is about four hours. Even though we are not always required by law to ask you to leave the home during a service, Griffin Pest Solutions generally likes to take the extra precautionary step of making sure that we have plenty of room and access in order to give your pest problems the attention that they require. For flea treatments and flea control, we require that you remain out of the home for about 3-4 hours, or until our products have dried. For outside treatments, such as power spraying, we ask that people and pets stay out of the yard for 3-4 hours. Once dry, the products are no longer readily absorbed by hands and paws. Pregnant women in the 1st or 3rd trimester and people with respiratory ailments may wish to be out longer and should consult their physician.
Q. How can I pay my bill?
A. You have several options when it comes to paying your bill:
- Pay online: Though our secure website, you can pay through your online account. To set up your account, contact our call center at 888-547-4334
- Pay by phone: Just call us at 888-547-4334 and we can take your credit card payment over the phone.
- Pay by mail: When you receive an invoice, simply mail a check to our payment center.