faq

Frequently Asked Questions

While commonly seen as a problem for pet owners, fleas and ticks appear anywhere there is wildlife and can be found in most areas of the nation. Most fleas and ticks live in the yard and only come into the house when they attach to a pet, human, clothing, piece of furniture, etc. By treating the lawn with a flea and tick control product, you can kill existing fleas and prevent the eggs from developing into the adult biting stage.
 
Are fire ants only found in Florida?

Fire ants were introduced to the United States in the mid-1930s, and since then, they’ve taken over most southern states and range from Texas to Florida. Pest prevention is best administered by a professional as these ants can be painful and dangerous to deal with. Fire ants can be found in every county in Florida, and until A Good Neighbor Property Solutions LLC is able to come to your home to administer professional pest control, information that you should know includes don’t disturb the nest, keep food sealed and off of counters, patch any cracks or holes in your foundation, and do not use a repellant spray (this will only redirect them and is a temporary solution).

 
What can I do to prevent termites?
Whether you currently have termites or are trying to avoid future instances of termite infestations, the first step should be having a professional exterminator inspect the home for signs of existing termites—a common problem in Florida. Pest prevention includes looking for wings, small holes in wood, and broken drywall. By treating the perimeter of your home for subterranean termites, you can kill existing or potential termites in the ground before they reach your home. For a full defense, make sure to remove woodpiles, stumps, or mulch from near your home. Seal all cracks and holes in your foundation, trim shrubs and bushes away from the house, and don’t let leaves to build up in your gutters.
 
How do I know if my lawn has lawn insects?

There are many different signs that insects have invaded your lawn. However, as there are quite a variety let us look at the general signs rather than specific insects.

Brown spots or patches – Sometimes brown patches occur because of chemicals, a mower that is too low or poor soil conditions. Insects and other pests are also the cause for many a brown patch. They go into the soil and either eat the nutrients that the plants need or destroy the root system. Either way, it leads to your grass dying from starvation. To check this you will need to inspect the affected area, and possibly remove a small section to check underneath.

Leaf damage – Gardens tend to attract even more pests than lawns due to the various plants, flowers and vegetables that grow there; it is a buffet for many pests. We suggest having a look at the bite marks on the leaves or vegetables to try to spot the culprits. If all that’s left are signs of damage, we can help determine what kind of nuisance is the cause and what lawn pest control strategy will work best.

Can I get a one-time application?
Unfortunately, we typically can’t offer one-time lawn treatments mainly because we do not feel the proper expectations can be set. Our providers fill most of their schedules with recurring customers but on occasion they do have capacity to take special requests. Feel free to put in an order and if we do have availability we’ll do our best to set you up with service!
 
Can I reschedule a service or change how often you come?
Absolutely! We’re happy to accommodate the needs of your lawn as the seasons change. We just ask that you give us 48 hours notice of any scheduling changes.
How do you recognize termites?
Depending on where you live, termite swarms may be visible in the early spring. Termites are often confused with flying ants. Telltale signs of termite infestation include soft wood in the home, mud tubes on the exterior of your home (often near the foundation) and darkening or blistering of wood structures.
How often should a property be treated for mosquitoes?

The length of effectiveness is dependent upon several variables including temperature, humidity, surfaces treated, materials or control methods employed. The time lapse between mosquito treatments depends upon these factors and specifically the materials used.

 
What happens if I am not satisfied with the service?

We strive to create an amazing customer experience but sometimes things happen. In these circumstances rest assured we’re here to help you 7-days a week! If you’re not satisfied, we’ll do our absolute best to fix the problem quickly and we always strive to improve our performance after each and every service.

What happens if it rains on my scheduled date?

We get it, bad weather happens. In the case of a rainy day, we’ll reschedule your service to the next available slot in our schedule and communicate with you throughout the change.

What if I have multiple properties to service?

We’d love to be your one-stop-shop for all of your properties. For simplicity’s sake, we recommend that you sign up with one of your properties to get started. Then, give us a ring and we’ll set up all the properties under your account and you can control them all from one username.

What if I want more services done?

Of course, we can do that! Let us know what you want, and we’ll get you a price and a scheduled date. We offer all sorts of specialty services, like pest control, tree and shrub care, irrigation services, mosquito control, termite control and much more. Got a question about a services? Ask us!

What if I’m not home?

You don’t need to be home for us to treat your lawn, though try not to lock us out of the back yard. You’ll know your lawn was treated because we send notifications upon completion.