Frequently Asked Questions
Local Pest Control in Des Moines, IA
Do you offer seasonal plans?
Yes, our 4 Seasons Home Pest Elimination Plan is designed to service your home every 3 months, keeping your home pest free all year.
What kind of pests do you deal with?
We deal with a wide variety of pests including termites, rodents, bed bugs, roaches, silverfish, millipedes, centipedes, spiders, crickets, fleas, ticks, wasps, bees, mosquitos and ants.
What areas do you serve?
Diam Pest Control has been serving the Des Moines metropolitan area for over 50 years. Some areas we serve include: Des Moines West Des Moines, Urbandale, Johnston, Ankeny, Marquisville, Sanwood, Norwalk, Avon, and Cumming. If you are unsure whether we serve your area please give us a call.
Are you insured?
Diam Pest Control is covered by and extensive liability insurance policy. All employees are fully bonded. A letter of certification and coverage details is available on request.
Why should I hire a professional?
Lots of home remedies don’t fix the problem; they only drive pests into hiding. So while it may seem like you got results quickly, you’re just masking the problem and making them harder to find. Our experts will eliminate the problem ensuring the health and safety of your family.
Should I get an inspection even if I don’t see pests in my home?
Yes. Regular inspections will stop pests before they become a problem. Our technicians are trained to spot possible signs of pests and quickly illuminate the threat.
Do I have to leave my home when you apply treatment?
For most services you will not need to leave your home. Our technicians may ask you to leave the immediate area when they are working. If your specific treatment does happen to require you to leave your home, we will arrange it with you ahead of time to fit your schedule.
How soon after treatment will I see results?
You should begin to see a reduction of pest activity within one to two days, however complete results can take up to 14 days.
How quickly can pest control come?
We take great pride in providing prompt service and continue to find ways to cut our response time.
What do I need to do to prepare for a pest control visit?
To prepare for a pest control visit you should make sure to take care of any clutter hanging around. Clutter provides pests with more places to hide thus making treatment less effective. You should make sure all food is put away and dishes are done. It is also a good idea to clean behind your moveable appliances. Taking these steps will ensure you receive the best results.
When can I clean after a treatment?
Usually it is a good idea to wait about 3-5 days after treatment to clean your home.
Does rain or snow weaken a treatment?
Rain or snow rarely effects a pest control treatment, it can actually help! Rain and snow can draw pests out of the ground, exposing them to the treatment.
Do I need pest control in the winter?
Yes, pest control can actually be more important in the winter. As the temperature drops, pests look for warmth and will do anything to gain access to your comfy home.
Will you work with my budget?
Our experts will customize a treatment plan for your individual needs and give you a cost breakdown ahead of time.
If my neighbor has termites should I be worried about my home?
If a termite infestation has been reported in the vicinity of your home it is a good idea to get an inspection. As a termite colony grows, it will branch out to nearby areas. This could mean your house is at risk. It is always recommended to get your home inspected as soon as you become aware of a nearby infestation.
Will you need to do more than one treatment?
It depends on your individual scenario. Often times pest like ticks, fleas and bed bugs will require more than one treatment. This is because they are highly mobile and can easily be carried between locations.
Do you do residential and commercial services?
Yes, we provide services to both residential and commercial buildings.