Regularly scheduled residential pest control treatments are crucial if you want to keep your home pest-free throughout the year. In Wichita, certain pest issues can develop during each season. Here at Patton Termite & Pest Control, we focus on different elements of service in each season to help keep your home free from bugs and critters. We provide curative measures for pest problems, although most homeowners would prefer to keep unwanted pests out before they become a problem. Please read the list below to see some commonly asked questions about residential pest control and the answers!

Q: Do I have to leave my house during service?

A: For a routine residential pest control service, you generally don’t need to leave the house. This includes pets as well. With a traditional service, such as a liquid spray, you do need to make sure that all pets and children are kept off of the treated surface areas until they are dry. The materials generally dry within 30 minutes.

We do have some specialty services like Bed Bug treatments and Flea treatments that require all pets and persons to be out of the home for a period of time, but this is not the case with a routine pest control service.

Q: Is it safe for my pets or kids?

A: All of our technicians are trained to treat safety as a priority. Patton Termite & Pest Control is a family owned and operated company so we recognize the importance of keeping families and pets safe, especially in their own homes. All materials are used according to labels and guidelines so that we are keeping your pets and family out of harm’s way. We also offer Green Services for people wanting to limit exposure to insecticides in their homes.

Q: I’m very busy during the week, will you be able to work around my schedule?

A: Yes! At Patton Termite & Pest Control we do not give you a generic window of time that we will be out to your house. We call you to schedule your appointment on a day and time that works best for you. We try our best to be on time, usually no later or earlier than about 15 minutes within the scheduled time. If we are going to miss that time frame, we will call you. We want to make scheduling easy and convenient for the customer.

Q: Do I need to pull everything away from the walls?

A: No, you do not need to pull things away from the wall. We work around the furniture and objects in your home.

Q: I haven’t seen any bugs lately, do I still need to do the regular service?

A: Yes! We are very happy that you aren’t seeing bugs. The absence of pests is the result of effective service. To maintain a pest free environment in your home, however, you shouldn’t skip services. The materials we use can break down and wear off. We can stay ahead of your pests by inspecting and responding to your seasonal needs.

Q: Do you treat the yard as well as the house?

A: We treat structural pests. This generally does not include the yard. Our main concern is inside and outside of the home and garage and around the foundation, door seals, and windows. We do offer some specialty services, however, for fleas, ticks, and mosquitos in the yard. If you have health-related pests that sting, bite, or suck blood we can extend the service to your property lines. Usually we charge extra for the extended service.

Q: I can’t get rid of these pests. Do I need to burn my house down?

A: We have not come across a pest problem yet that required such drastic measures. We will work with you from beginning to end to make sure the pest infestation is eliminated. Often times, pest elimination is a cooperative effort between our technician and the homeowner. As long as you follow recommended clean-up, exclusion, or preventative measures we are confident we can keep your home pest free.

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We also have more information about Residential Pest Control and the common pests here in Wichita, Kansas on our Residential page! If you don’t see your questions or the answers above, please give us a call! We have technicians in office that would love to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to give us a call at 316-773-3825 or email inquiries to Whether it is service related or about bug identification, we are here to talk with you and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you.