Frequently asked questions
Cochnower Pest Control is located at 530 S Earl Ave in Lafayette, IN 47904. We have licensed technicians local to each area we service. We service as far north as Rensselaer, and west to the Illinois border, east to Kokomo and south to the uppermost regions of Indianapolis.
Cochnower Pest Control is locally owned and has been operating at this location since 1943. The owner has been President of the Indiana Pest Control Association and the National Pest Management Association. He actively participates in these organizations currently.
Each of our services are priced a little differently depending on the linear footage of your home or business, the type of service, the time and materials being used and the type of pest being treated. Normally, we can give you a very good idea of pricing just by calling in and listening to your description of the situation. For commercial accounts, we would be happy to send out one of our licensed technicians to take a look at your facility and give you a verbal or written proposal.
Of course, but having the expertise of how to apply those products as well as years of experience learning each pest’s habits is enormously helpful and much more effective. In addition, there are certain products that can not be sold to the general public. It is required by law to have a license from the Indiana State Chemist to use certain products. Therefore, while some things can be done yourself, please don’t underestimate the value of a licensed professional.
Cochnower Pest Control strives to ensure that our licensed technicians respond as immediately as necessary. For general pest control issues, we will normally schedule service for the same day or the next day depending on what is convenient for you.
We believe in integrity and quality service. We will do our best to make sure that you are happy with the quality and results of your service. Different types of pests are guaranteed differently. When you call us to receive your free estimate, we would be happy to explain the guarantees. Of course, our best guarantee comes with ongoing services. When you have ongoing services, they normally include a 365 day a year guarantee. Specifics about each type of ongoing plan can be found under the services section or can be explained by any staff member by calling 765-447-7502.
For residential customers, we can normally give you a price range over the phone. To ensure accurate pricing, we prefer to assess your property and base the price off of linear footage measurements. If an inspection is required for the sale or refinancing of a home, there is a $70 inspection fee for necessary documentation. If you have a sample of your pest, we are always willing to take a look at it for you at no charge. Just stop by our office and we’ll tell you what you’ve got and the best way to handle that specific problem.
Absolutely. We take Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. You can even request that your credit card number be automatically charged after each service is rendered.
Of course. All customers who pay a year in advance receive a 5% discount.
Cochnower Pest Control’s licensed technicians understand that the label on the product is the law. Therefore, utilizing these products according to the law ensures that they are used effectively and safely. We recommend that pets and infants stay out of any areas treated by a liquid until that liquid has had time to dry, otherwise your technician or the office staff will notify you of any additional precautions that should be taken. For instance, when treating for fleas, we do require that all pets and residents in the home leave the home for a period of four to six hours. Our licensed technicians have been trained to go as “green” as possible. Therefore, inspections, monitoring activity levels, watching for structural problems and communicating with our customers are some of the best tools we have at our disposal.
A majority of the products used do not have any scent at all. Some of our “green” products have a citrus, wintergreen or grape scent to them. Please note, if you request strictly “green” products, these scents can be somewhat overwhelming due to the level of concentration. Otherwise, it is extremely rare that customers even know a product has been used.
Our licensed technicians will be sure to use products that will not stain your carpet, curtains or wood flooring. There are certain products that leave a white dusty residue. Depending on the areas being treated, our licensed technicians will use different products in order to avoid leaving any residue.
For general pest control services, you do not have to leave at all. There are certain medical situations where we will recommend that the customer leave the area. For instance, we would recommend for customers on oxygen to leave the home long enough to be sure that all “the dust settles” from our visit before reentering the home. There are other services where we do require customers to leave their home. For instance, flea treatments require that all pets and residents leave the home for four to six hours. This allows time for the products we use to settle before anyone reenters the home.
It depends on what you have. Pests in general are looking for food, water and shelter. They don’t need much to survive, so even the cleanest home can be attractive to pests. Other pests came from that box delivered to your door from Florida, or that piano you bought and had shipped in from Texas, or maybe your new tenant next door. Don’t worry; our licensed technicians will notate anything you can do to prevent the problem on your inspection report.
We are capable of fogging your home, but it won’t work. There are high risks involved with fumigants. We offer much safer, cleaner, quicker and more effective ways to solve the problem. However, if you have used any foggers or any other product trying to take care of the problem on your own, please let your licensed technician know. Some products are repellents and some products are attractants. We need to know what has already been used in order to make sure we use the best product for the job.
Cochnower Pest Control technicians are state licensed for structural pest control. This means we can protect your home by creating an invisible barrier to prevent occasional invaders from getting into your living areas from your yard. Just remember that a healthy ecosystem does include ants in the yard and spiders in the trees.
All of our technicians are licensed for structural pest control by the Indiana State Chemist. Some of our technicians are also licensed specifically for termite control. Of course, our wildlife trapper is licensed to trap nuisance animals by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. All of our technicians take turns attending the Pest Management Conference each year at Purdue University as well as additional trainings available throughout the year. The Indiana State Chemist requires ongoing training in order to keep their licenses current. We require all technicians to continuously train and test in order to create a continuously educational environment. In addition to all state licenses, all Cochnower Pest Control employees have been Quality Pro certified, GreenPro Certified, Quality Pro School certified.