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FAQ’s

General FAQ

Are you licensed and insured?

Absolutely. We are licensed through the Department of Agriculture, Structural Pest Control Division, License #7800 . To verify our license with the State of Texas Click Here We also are fully insured through a Texas admitted carrier.

What areas do you service?

We service multiple areas in Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.  Please contact us at (972) 279-1448. Visit our services areas page for more info on the areas we service. Click Here 

What are your office hours?

Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

After Hours / Emergency Service is available please call 972-279-1448

Do you offer free estimates?

Yes. Contact Us for your free estimate today!

How long has your company been in business?

Markle Pest Control has been in business since 1966.

How can I contact your office?

Call our office at 972-279-1448 or email us at info@marklepest.com. We can also be reached through our contact form Click Here.

Do you offer any discounts?

Yes. Please contact our office regarding discounts, savings and current promotions.

Termite Control

What are termites?

Termites are wood-destroying insects. Their presence dates back to the dinosaurs. While they play an important role in nature, experts estimate they cause $5 billion of property damage each year.

When am I most likely to see termites?

Homeowners are most likely to notice termites when they swarm in the early spring. A termite swarm is a sign of a likely infestation. If you notice a termite swarm on your property, Contact Markle Today! We offer FREE Termite Inspections & Estimates!

How much damage do termites cause?

Termites eat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 365 days a year. In fact, the NPMA estimates that termites cause $5 billion in property damage each year. The good news is that termites can be controlled and even prevented with basic barrier liquid treatments or have the termite colony completely eliminated the Sentricon Always Active Baiting System.

How to choose a Termite Professional?

  1. Look for a Termite and Pest Control company with a proven history of success, positive feedback from other satisfied customers
  2. Always deal with a qualified, licensed, certified and insured pest management company.
  3. Ask friends, neighbors and co-workers to recommend a company they have used successfully and how satisfied they were with the service. You can also ask them for customer referrals and contact the referrals.
  4. Evaluate if they are members of national, state and local pest management associations such as the National Pest Management Association – NPMA, Texas Pest Control Association. This will indicate if they have access to up-to-date information and techniques , and can apply them to your situation. Pest Control Associations offer their members educational opportunities to keep them abreast of new technology and other developments. These organizations also have codes of ethics to help members strive to meet quality standards.

How do you recognize termites?

Termites will start to swarm around March and into May in the Dallas / Ft. Worth Texas Metroplex. Termites are often confused with flying black ants. Telltale signs of termite infestation include soft wood in the home, mud tubes on the exterior of your home (often near the foundation) dirt on your wall or window sills and darkening or blistering of wood structures.

Does Markle treat for termites?

Yes, We treat termites both Residential and Commercial properties. Visit our termite tab for many resources regarding termites if you have them, how to treat them, how to prevent them, and most importantly learn about the #1 termite elimination system in the country Sentricon. Click Here 

Pest Control

How long after a treatment should I wait before calling for additional service?

It generally takes 7 to 10 days for most services to be fully effective. We recommend giving the materials 10 to 14 days to work before calling to request an additional service. Certainly, if you have concerns or are in doubt, please contact us.  www.ipcpest.com/contactipc

Do you treat for mosquitos?

Yes, our mosquito treatment plans will help protect you and your family and help reduce exposure to West Nile Virus and many other diseases that mosquitoes can carry! For more information on mosquitoes Click Here.

Do you treat for fleas & ticks?

Yes, Our program uses a one-two punch using insect growth regulators to break the life cycle of the fleas and an additional product is added to knock down the immediate problem to get fast relief. For more information on Fleas & Ticks Click Here .

Can you get squirrels or other small animals out of my attic?

Yes, we have been rodent proofing homes and businesses since 1966.

Do I have to leave my house when you treat?

No. Most treatments (regular preventive pest control visits) do not require you to leave or require you to stay home. It’s entirely up to you. The only requirement on an inside treatment is to make sure we have access to get inside.

What types of pest control services do you offer?

We offer a variety of services to cover our customers needs. One time services, bundled services, home inspections, pre-treatments, termite baiting systems, rodent control, wildlife control just to name a few. Visit our residential or commercial tabs for more information.

What are your prices for pest control?

Prices can vary depending on the size of the structure or the type of infestation. For our best prices check out our value bundles page – Click Here.

What can I do to help protect my home from pests?

Seal any cracks and holes on the outside of the home, including areas where utilities and pipes enter the home. Check all windows and door frames. Screen vents and openings to chimneys. Keep attics, basements and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry. Repair fascia, soffits and rotted roof shingles, some insects are drawn to deteriorating wood. Replace loose mortar and weather-stripping around the foundation and windows. Clean away weeds and leaves from the perimeter of your home. If you suspect a pest infestation in your home, contact Markle Termite & Pest Management to inspect and treat the pest problem. – For helpful tips please Click Here to visit our Pest Prevention Tips or sign up for a Barrier Bundle Plan and never worry about pest, termites, or wildlife again!

Do you offer a warranty?

Yes. All our pest control services come with warranties but they can vary depending on the insect and severity of the infestation. Call our office to get details about your pest problem. Termite treatments are warrantied for one year and are renewable annually.

Can I get rid of bed bugs myself?

It’s not likely. Bed bugs are extremely difficult to find, making them very hard to control. Treating for an infestation can require specialized training and equipment. A professional pest control technician will give you your best chance to get rid of bed bugs.

Are rodents covered under pest control?

Yes, we do residential and commercial rodent control using a variety of methods. Rodents are included in most of our bundled programs. Click here to see our bundled programs. Rodents can be very destructive and are the number one reason for attic fires in homes. If you have an infestation of mice or other rodents, we recommend an evaluation by our staff to create a plan. Please Contact Us if you have a rodent issue.

Why am I seeing more pest activity after my service?

Depending on the product used, time of year and type of infestation it is common to see an increase in activity for a short time following a service. Baiting products are actually designed to attract pests to the product so they can take it back and feed it to the rest of the family. The increase in activity will subside over time as more pests die from feeding on the bait. Increased pest sightings are also common after service because the pests are exposed to a product that is an irritant.

What is the best way to prevent pests from invading my home?

It is much easier to keep bugs out then to get them out. Our Barrier Bundle plans offer the best protection with this in mind for your home. We will perform a complete pest checkup and treatment inside & outside your home on your initial service. Our Bi-Monthly perimeter treatment will begin thereafter. If pest return between visits, so do we FREE OF CHARGE! Barrier Bundle Plan selection will determine the insects covered in your service plan and will be indicated on your Service Agreement.

Will the products stain my floors or furniture?

No. The products are water based and can only leave a stain if water will leave a stain.

What types of bugs do you treat for?

We target any pest that poses a problem in the Dallas / Ft. Worth Metroplex and the all surrounding areas. Visit Residential tab for more information on all of our services and the pest that we have been treating since 1966.

Does the chemical have an odor?

The products used in residential homes are water based and are considered to be low odor or no odor by the vast majority of our customers.

Do you treat for bed bugs?

Yes, Markle Termite & Pest Control treats bed bugs and many other types of household pests. Click Here to visit our pest library to learn about the pest problem that you are having and get more information.

Are the products used safe for my home?

Our #1 priority is to ensure the safety of your children and pets. Inside applications normally require no special actions or precautions. We use low impact materials and do not apply large quantities of products in your home and only when necessary.