NO. Subterranean termites cannot live independent of the galleries that lead back to their nesting site. Termites depend on each other for survival and require access to their nesting site for protein.
Many of these "flying ants" are probably reproductive termites or "alates". These may have taken flight not far from their nest and are attempting to establish additional colonies. We recommend you retain a few individuals and call our office immediately. One of our technicians can collect the sample and identify it.
Spider control using pesticides is extremely difficult. Control is usually limited to only killing the spiders on the day of the treatment. Re-establishment of spiders may occur soon after a treatment particularly if the structure is surrounded by much vegetation.
External treatments cannot be applied during rainy weather. Surface treatments applied to the exterior of the home need 20-30minutes to dry to be effective. Rain AFTER this period will NOT render the treatment ineffective.
NO. All surface treatments used indoors are applied around the lower perimeters and NOT on to furniture and stored goods. Any gas or "mist" that may be needed in your home to control bird lice will quickly dissipate and no residual will be left behind.
NO. A rat needs to eat a small proportion of bait before it accumulates a lethal dose, therefore your dog would only be coming in contact with a very small percent of rat bait that has been ingested by the rodent. Secondary poisoning is not very common with modern rodenticides. If you suspect your dog has been poisoned do not hesitate to call your vet who will administer a vitamin K injection as an antidote.