Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Pest Control

Why should I hire a professional pest control company?

By the time you make the decision to consider pest management services, you have most likely tried it yourself and found that most pests are relentless. Your schedule is hectic and busy. You probably don’t have the time to take care of it yourself or you might not be sure what type of bug you are dealing with. This is where we step in.

At Mantis Pest Solutions, our service professionals are trained in the safe handling and proper application of pest control products. Our entire team is educated and trained in the elimination of your specific pest problem and the prevention of its return.

Are the treatments safe for my family and pets?

Our priority at Mantis Pest Solutions is the safety of our customers, as well as being good stewards of the environment. That means that we take the time to develop a customized pest control program and use strategic targeting, which enables us to use the least amount of pest control product while providing superior results. All materials are EPA approved and all service pros are trained in the safe handling and application of all materials.

Do I have to leave my home open when you perform services?

In most situations, it will not be necessary to leave your home. The utmost care is used in application and choice of pest control products. If it becomes necessary for you to be out of your home during a treatment, this will be arranged in advance for your convenience.

Is a quarterly pest control necessary?

To get rid of annoying pests and keep them out of your home, a regular service is necessary. Each season brings specific bugs. So, a regular service is also necessary to break the egg and nesting patterns of the insects. Insect eggs are resistant to pesticides. Even though we serviced your home, most of the eggs that pests have already laid will hatch in future months. A recurring service plan provides you with year-round protection from pests as well as those migrating over from your neighbor’s property. Read more in the full article on why quarterly pest control is necessary.

What happens if the bugs come back?

Annoying pests are always trying to find their way into my home to find food, shelter, water or all three! When the bugs return, just give us a call. Your service is fully guaranteed! We return for free to spot treat any areas of the home that need a little extra attention.

How much does pest control cost?

Are you trying to find the best pest control service for the best pest?  If you want a quick answer, here it is. It depends. Yes, it depends on a variety of factors. Probably not the answer you wanted to hear, but this article on Pest control prices in Lee’s Summit will help you understand what to look for in evaluating a pest control company and its cost.

Are chiggers and bed bugs the same?

Bed bug bites and chigger “bites” look very similar which can be confusing to many people. It is important to know that when chiggers bite an enzyme is secreted that breaks down your skin cells. Both bed bugs and chiggers are annoying, but treatment for chiggers and treatment for bed bugs are completely different. (We hope you have chiggers because they are easier to get rid of then bed bugs.) If you think you might have bed bugs you can learn more here about our bed bug heat treatments or just call us so we can identify and eliminate your pest problems before you get an infestation.

Can bed bugs survive after heat treatment?

Effective heat treatments destroy each of the 5 bed bug instars and all of the eggs once the 120 minimum heat temperature is reached and maintained for 4 hours. During each Mantis Heat Treatment time is spent by our pest professionals in your home making sure that every part of your home is getting up to temperature. We maintain the temperature between 120-135 degrees for a minimum of 4 hours.  During this 4 hour period we are constantly turning furniture, beds, and directing of our fans to make sure that our high tech “THERMAL REMEDIATION” Electric Heat is getting into every crack and crevice of your home to ensure that every BED BUG and EGG dies.

What is great about the Mantis Heat treatment is that we typically do our Heat Treatments for less than what most companies charge for their cheaper chemical treatments! Also, we are the only company in Kansas City that offers financing for our services which makes bed bug services affordable to everyone.

Can I sleep in my bed after bed bug treatment?

Yes! Beginning to treat bed bugs is exciting. It is a promise that it is possible to have a normal life again, which means sleeping in your bed. It is recommended you wash your sheets to get rid of any bed bug shed skins or droppings, but again not necessary where they are dead. Some customers like buying bed bug proof mattress covers to ease their minds, but are not always required.

Where do bed bugs infest?

Other than beds, bed bugs can (and do) inhabit many areas of the home, including sofas, cupboards, drawers, and carpets. Interestingly, bugs can infest cars, too. Learn how to get rid of bed bugs in your car.

What Makes Mantis Different?


At Mantis we leave no stone unturned. Our techniques target every crack and crevice to ensure your home becomes pest FREE once again!


We have decades of experience in the pest control industry. Each Mantis Service Professional receives extensive training on inspecting, detecting, and exterminating pests in and around your home.


Your family's safety is our number one concern. We utilize eco-friendly treatment methods to rid your home and yard of unwanted pests.

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