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Frequently Asked Questions

We are here to answer any questions you may have. Down below you will find answers to some of the more common questions that we receive. If you don’t see your specific question here, feel free to contact us with any questions and we will be happy to answer them.

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Commercial Services

Our inspectors will be able to make recommendations based on your property’s needs once they do a comprehensive inspection of the building. Pest control specialists are highly trained in how to inspect and monitor for a variety of common pests. Our teams seek to locate pest infestations as quickly as possible, and develop a treatment strategy to mitigate any sign of infestation.

The strategies that may be recommended for multi-family homes or apartment complexes, include:

  • Exclusion (preventing pests from entering through vents or visible holes)
  • Trapping
  • Baiting
  • Dusting
  • Vacuuming
  • Heating
  • Sanitizing

The frequency of pest control inspections can depend on the history of the apartment complex, surrounding area pest pressures, and ongoing treatments. That said, when you see pests, it’s best to have an inspection to ensure proper treatment is taken.

This depends on the property. Start by speaking with your landlord or manager if you believe there’s a problem. Not only will they want to know of any infestation, but they may want to do a broader audit and inspection based on the size of your building and the perceived severity of the problem. Property managers may already have ongoing programs with an inspection company to monitor for issues.

Start by speaking with your landlord or property manager before calling a pest control company to treat your apartment. It’s possible that they’re aware of a situation and may be willing to cover it as part of your lease. They may also have contracts with a pest control company that can quickly address the situation.

This truly depends on the situation, but apartments are required to be habitable, and some pest infestations can quickly make apartments unliveable. If you see a pest infestation in your apartment building, please speak with your landlord or property manager.

Thorn pricing for pest control varies by the type of pest issue, but we’d be happy to help scope costs for you over the phone or through a proactive inspection. Contact us for an estimate today.

Pest management in the food industry is paramount. Thorn’s proactive pest control services include sanitation, trapping, eliminating harborages, monitoring, vacuuming, baiting, and possibly crack-and-crevice treatments, though pesticides are never applied while food is in production.

Our experts work closely with your teams and take all precautions to protect food, equipment, and food contact surfaces. Contact us for pricing today.

Our pest control experts are highly skilled when it comes to managing pests in highly regulated food processing centers. We understand pests and their biology, along with Utah’s regulations for food safety. This knowledge is then used to provide a detailed inspection and schedule ongoing programs to ensure that all food plants and facilities meet regulatory expectations.

There are pesticide products that are not labeled for use in food areas, and the pest control experts at Thorn will be able to help you determine which treatment solutions are explicitly safe to be used in your facility.

Our experts are always happy to answer questions and provide humane, non-toxic recommendations for pest management in a food processing facility.

Common hotel pests include bed bugs, mice, cockroaches, ants, and other pests native to Utah. Guests will not tolerate pests, so having a well-thought-out proactive pest control program is needed.

Inspection, monitoring, exclusion, and prevention are the most common solutions for hospitality pest control. Contact us today for a consultation with our pest control experts.

Guests who notice insects or other signs of infestation will be the first to leave a negative review. Proactive inspections and preventative treatments for pest control are some of the most important steps to take when you’re vying for a 5-star review.

The Thorn pest control experts are able to make recommendations based on your hotel’s needs during the audit and consultation process. We rely on a variety of solutions when it comes to managing the types of pests found in hotels. Commercial pest control most commonly includes:

  • Sanitation
  • Exclusion
  • Inspection
  • Monitoring
  • Baiting
  • Trapping
  • Heat treatments
  • Preventive treatments

When an ant infestation presents in the workplace, it’s best to consult with the pest control professionals at Thorn. Our knowledgeable teams can advise on methods to resolve the issue, and we know just how to prevent a large colony of ants from returning.

We can also advise on tips for your staff, such as limiting food outside of the office kitchen or increasing housekeeping routines to clean dropped crumbs.

Thorn has a team of rodent pest control specialists who can help get the job done. Getting rid of mice in office spaces starts with locating mouse entry points and practicing exclusion techniques. Make sure doors are well-sealed, and then trap any mice that live indoors.

You can reduce the number of mice around the exterior of your building if you practice proper trash management, move dumpsters further away from the building, and remove thick vegetation. Reach out to our team today to get started.

Pest control is an integral part of food safety. An infestation of cockroaches, mice, or flies can contaminate food and put your business at risk of being shut down. Pests must not be tolerated in a restaurant, and a well designed pest control program is imperative to monitoring the possibility of an infestation.

Restaurants can control pests through a variety of methods, including:

  • Exclusion: This means preventing them from entering through vents or open doorways
  • Sanitization:Restaurants can avoid pests by properly sanitizing both indoors and out to discourage pests from coming closer to the building
  • Monitoring:By proactively monitoring storage areas, restaurants can prevent an infestation of certain pests.

If, despite your best efforts, you’re dealing with an infestation, then reaching out to an experienced pest control company is your best bet. Thorn provides rodent and stored product pest control for businesses in Utah. We understand the importance of keeping your store both safe and sanitary, which is why we don’t actively use pesticides in restaurants.

Instead, we prefer to work closely with every business to manage and prevent infestations. Contact us for fast service today.

The frequency with which you should hire pest control services in restaurants depends on the overall risk. Restaurants with heavy pest pressure may need pest services more frequently than those with rare or occasional situations. Thorn recommends monthly inspections for many commercial establishments, but weekly or every other week is ideal for venues that serve food.

Restaurant pest control almost always requires hiring the pros. An experienced pest control company like Thorn will provide an assessment and the offer the following rodent control solutions to mitigate the problem:

  • Take steps for exclusion
  • Offer sanitation solutions
  • Make recommendations for trapping in the right spots,
  • Create pre-baiting traps
  • Remove harborages

To keep pests out of restaurants, avoid attracting them with easy food access or offering easy opportunities to access your establishment. Employees must be coached on best practices to aid in preventative measures and understand the impact of having pests in a restaurant.

It’s best if you install well sealed doors and keep them shut (not propped open). Keep your dumpster area clean, employ good sanitation practices indoors and out, clean drains, and encourage staff to report any pest issues so pests can be managed quickly, efficiently, and discreetly.

We create effective programs that include:

  • Detailed inspections
  • Clear and detailed reporting
  • Proactive vs reactive approach
  • Focus on non-chemical control methods
  • Protecting the health of teachers and students
  • Eliminating the distractions of pests in the classroom

Here’s all you have to do:

  1. Call, Email, or send an online request
  2. A Thorn specialist will perform an on-site assessment and design a custom plan for your specific business and situation.
  3. You decide if Thorn is a good fit for your school. No pressure. We are here to help if you need and answer any questions you may have. Choosing the right pest management company is an important decision.

Residential Services

Your health is worth every penny, and pest control solutions protect not only individuals, but many people’s largest asset: their home or business. Proper pest control is one of the most important things you can do to have allergy free air and a healthy atmosphere, so contact us today to get started.

Exclusion, trapping, and pesticide treatments are the three most common types of pest control, but it doesn’t stop there. The specialists at Thorn are knowledgeable when it comes to other solutions too, including sanitation, habitat modification, baiting, heat, and vacuuming. Reach out to the team today to discover the best pest control options based on your needs.

A good pest control program uses multiple control methods. The most common solution for controlling pests native to Utah involves applying liquid pesticides as a barrier at likely pest entry points. The experts at Thorn also use many other tools to control pests including baits, dusts, exclusion, sanitation, habitat modification, vacuuming, web removal, and trapping.

Contact us today for a consultation with one of our pest control experts. We can recommend the best pest control strategy for you after we inspect your property.

Pest control is an essential service for maintaining public health. Pests can damage your property and home, cause you distress, scare or put-off customers, and impact everyone’s health. There aren’t many effective homemade solutions and self-managed treatments, so if you’re struggling with an infestation, count on the pest control professionals at Thorn.

Homeowners can attempt pest control with certain treatments, but we don’t recommend it. A thorough audit and consultation with a pest control expert is beneficial when you need to identify a bigger issue and create a proactive plan to manage and treat the problem.

There are a variety of pest control solutions available to residents, but when dealing with pests and pesticides, it’s best to leave it to the trained professionals.

Thorn pest control quotes start from $129 for a single service and we also offer preventative pest control services with programs starting at $32 per month.

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Pests can be difficult to control, but that’s what we are here for. We create a strategic plan to gain control of your problem and make sure we get results.

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We take a scientific approach to pest control. We start with an inspection and assessment to help us identify the pest, locate where they are, and create a specific plan for your property. Every home and business is different and requires a unique strategy.

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