Why select an Associate Certified Entomologist?

Why select an Associate Certified Entomologist?

Exterminator & Pest Control in the Austin, Round Rock Texas area.
Why choose an Associate Certified Entomologist in Texas for your pest control needs?

An Associate Certified Entomologist is certified by the Entomological Society of America. There are only around 1,000 Associate Certified Entomologists in the nation, with there being approximately 130,000 pest professionals working today. Evo Foam Pest Control is proud to have one of the few ACEs on our staff.

Generally specializing in pest control, Associate Certified Entomologists (ACEs) are those who have passed one of the most rigorous examinations to test their knowledge. ACEs agree to a code of ethical behavior, and as part of their certification renewal process they must annually provide a copy of their current pesticide applicator's license.

The ACE program was launched in May 2004 and is rapidly becoming the industry-standard for professionalism and training. As part of the Board Certified Entomologist (BCE) program of the Entomological Society of America, BCE is specifically geared toward the Pest management industry.

Insects are one of the most plentiful and successful life forms on the planet and they are essential for our ability to survive on earth. Insects outnumber humans more than 1.6 billion to one. Studying their DNA, we gain much knowledge to the root of all life on earth.

Foam Pest Treatment Austin, TX

Foam Pest Treatment Austin, TX

Pest Control Using Foam in the Austin, Round Rock Texas area.
Foam Treatment for drain flies, fruit flies, roaches and mosquitos in the Austin and Round Rock Texas area

What Is Foam?

Evo Foam is unique as a company because we use foam exclusively for all our pest control services. Foaming has been around for decades. However, it gained prominence in the 1980s as the most effective system for eliminating termites. With the advent of non-repellent termite control products, foaming products faded to the background. However, during the 1990s, the need for foams that could fill voids and eliminate a broader spectrum of pests created updates and improvements in the 21st century. We only use the best of this technology.

When creating our foaming agent, we simply add water to create the foam, after which we fill it with insecticides. The foam essentially acts as a carrier of insecticides, taking it deep into the source of the infestation. Insecticides have active ingredients that infect the insect. The foam penetrates and dissipates the outer cuticle of the insect, leaving it without its protection and allowing the insect to absorb the insecticide. Also, the insect will reach its demise by dehydration of loss of water from the breakdown of the outer cuticle. Foam also adheres to surfaces that water mixed will not and will stay there until it dissipates and ultimately leaving the insecticides active ingredients particulates behind. The insect either absorbs the active particulate or in the course of grooming themselves ingests it. This is why we can use less concentrated insecticidal mix rates. It leaves behind more active particulates than traditional water mixed formulations.

Evo Foam uses a special product called ProFoam Platinum, a biodegradable foam formulation designed to conserve on water, time, and money. It's a thick, non-ionic foam that can travel smoothly through cracks, crevices, under concrete slabs, wall voids, vertical and horizontal surfaces, indoors and outdoors-any place where pests generally make their home. This foam is able to reach places which liquid treatments simply cannot. Additionally, our product is a non-toxic blend of surfactants and adjutants, making it friendly on the environment.

Why Do We Use Foam?

As previously mentioned, foam is the most effective treatment product for penetrating those hard-to-reach areas. It's the most effective for treating voids, whether in walls, metal tubing, under slabs or in drains. Due to its "shavingcream-like" consistency, it fills these hard-to-reach areas and then slowly breaks down, leaving residual deposits. Also, because of its thick, yet lite consistency, it increases contact time with the insects, allowing more time for infestation and elimination. Foam increases our level of accuracy and efficiency as technicians, allowing us to save you time on the job.

Foam also helps in water conservation. Our specific product reduces water usage anywhere from 4 to 18 times less. Our clients also appreciate not having to experience liquid treatment carried about by the wind. Foam is focused on its task without being decoupled from its targeted treatment area. Lastly, foam provides complete coverage, unlike liquid treatments that allow some insects to relocate while its being applied. Have any specific questions about our foam? Feel free to contact us, we'd love to hear from you!