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10850 Switzer AveDallas, TX 75238
From Business: Premier Termite and Pest Control services all of the DFW metroplex. Established in 1987 Premier is one of the largest independently owned pest control companies in Texas. With over 20 technians, we are able to offer same day service with radio dispatched technicians.
Serving the Dallas Area.
From Business: With over 20 years experience, APT Pest & Termite Control offers a wide range of Professional Pest Control solutions for any of your pest control problems! Based …
Serving the Dallas Area.
David Fincannon was referred to me by a neighbor who had a similar squirrel problem a few years back. I'd received outlandish quotes from one compa…
Mesquite, TX 75150
From Business: Gary Cothrum TREC Professional Lisensed Inspector # 3789 Tim Bethel TREC Professional Lisensed Inspector # 3963 Brent Cowan TREC Professional Lisensed Inspector # 9756 Alliance Inspection Service, Inc., is dedicated to providing complete professional inspection services to the Dallas / Ft. Worth Texas MetroPlex. Alliance I…
Rockwall, TX 75032
From Business: Since September of 2002, home and business owners in the Dallas and surrounding areas have turned to First Strike Pest Control for expert pest control services. With over 25 years of experience, we can take care of a lot of things that other companies shy away from, including dead animal removal, exclusion work, and other …
100 Crescent CtDallas, TX 75201
From Business: Pests are never welcome in your home. They can be a serious health risk to your family and can cause major damage to your home, internally and externally. Since 1932 Presto-X has been providing expert pest control services guided by the enduring principles of providing world class service to our customers and taking care o…
17819 Davenport Rd Ste 335Dallas, TX 75252
I have had this service for a while. They have successfully found the dead animal in my attic twice now, which is a huge relief for our nose! I also use them on a yearly bases to check for entry spots and trapping of the rats that seem to like our home. I would highly recommend David and his …
4318 Sunbelt DrAddison, TX 75001
Anytime I need to get rid of "creepy crawly" things, I know that I will call Pestworks again. I had a great experience recently. I had signed up for Pestworks quarterly service, at a great rate to begin with. Half way between my regular service, we noticed quite a few spiders around ou…
1915 N Haskell AveDallas, TX 75204
I've never posted a review before but felt as if I should give credit\r where credit is due. This past May after traveling abroad, my family\r came across a horrible problem with bed bugs. We did not know anything\r about them, so I immediately began searching for professional help.\r Prot…
4404 S Marsalis AveDallas, TX 75216
From Business: J & J Reliable Pest Control Co is a Dallas based pest control company that has been dedicated to providing quality pest solutions at fair prices to residential and commercial clients since 1958. We specialize in total pest control, including - Termites Roaches Rats and Mice Bedbugs Ants And all types of insects We also do …
13201 Nestle DrDallas, TX 75234
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I have used Meyers Pest and Termite for over 2 years and can honestly say they are the best. Living adjacent to an open field we have had constant problems with pests of all sorts, including mice, rats, fleas, crickets, and many unknown critters. In addition to Meyer's regular quarterly service, they have been very quick to respond to any problems, they offer guarantees for their services and are always concerned about any problems we have and helpful with ideas we can put into practice to curtail any existing or future problems. The prices are reasonable and services have been very effective. One of the things I really appreciate are their service people. Every person who has come to our home has been easily indentifiable as a Meyers employee, well-dressed and clean, looking like a professional. I have had previous service companies with employees who were not, and I didn't like even answering the door to them, let alone having them in my house. I am always comfortable with the Meyers employees. They are just a great company to do business with.
I had an ant problem for months until I called Protex Service! For some reason the other companies could not figure out what the problem was so I constantly had to clean up ants. I thought I was going crazy! A pleasant woman answered the phone and I was able to talk to someone right away. The Service Manager came out and instead of coming right into the house, he thought to go outside around the house and found the trail. Mike advised me on to proceed and even talked to me about ant behavior. I am now officially free of all the ants and I could not have been more pleased with the professionalism and care that I get from Protex Service! I can not recommend them enough. My family and friends are all loyal customers.
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We had some problems with trail ants in out kitchen area when we signed up. They came a treated and they went away for 2 weeks. Ants showed up coming out of another area and they came out for free and took care of it. We havent seen any ants since. We had seen alot of spiders since we live in a new subdivision and have seen a big reduction in spiders. Proz was up front and told us that we would still see some spiders. I asked my neighbors about spiders and they told me the same thing that you cant totally get rid of them. Overall Proz has been great and I am happy to say I have had my same tech for going on 2 years now
I have had such great experiences with this company. The sales guy was very good at explaining the process and answered any questions I had. He was able to set me up for an appointment that worked with my schedule. The technicians that have come out did exactly as expected and more. Always willing to do the little extras I probably don't really need but want anyways. My bugs problems have been completely eliminated. Anytime I do have a problem they are willing to get some one out there right away to take care of it!
I just can't say enough about how great of a company you guys are. We came home from vacation a few weeks back to find that some sort of rodent (and several of his buddies) had found his was into our home. There were droppings all over the place. Your tech came out, set traps, and found the place where the perp had broken in. He sealed the area and then came back a few days later to empty the traps out for us. We couldn't be more thrilled to have the little bugger and his goonies gone. Thank you!
Couldn't give them a 5 star because i feel every company could improve but definitely are a 4. When I call in Brittany and Lauren are always really nice. Technicians seem to know exactly the best ways to take care of problems that i had. We didn't have a major problem but had fire ants and spiders. Don't see fire ants anymore and spiders have been reduced a lot. Overall service and quality for price is great! Definitely recommend them to family and friends.
I called Nature's Own about a few mice that i started seeing in my house. I explained the situation to them and they were able to come out to my home on the same day. They found all the problem areas and started exterminating! They finished up in about an hour or so. I have not seen any mice in a few weeks. Great service and price
The technicians are very professional and were on time. I was having problems with ants. They told me that depending on the severity of the problem it might take a couple of visits to take care of them but for the most part the ants have been gone after the first visit. They did a great job! I would reccomend them to anyone.
Really impressed me with how easily they were able to determine where the pests and rodents were coming from. They slowly started using their product that they are known for. Everyone in my neighborhood knows who this company is, so I decided to use them for that reason initially. Thanks for the prompt and orderly service.
Mistakes happen, and when it comes to owning a carpet or rug, mistakes usually mean stains. The plush softness of carpet and rugs comes with a price: the time and care required to clean them. Cleaning your carpet or rugs can require some extra work and special techniques that differ from typical hardwood or tile floors. In some cases, you may even need to hire a professional to get the best results.
For minor stains or routine cleaning, it's possible to effectively treat a carpet or rug yourself. If a thorough vacuuming doesn't get rid of dirt in certain areas, here's how to tackle them on your own.
A number of liquids can stain carpet or rug materials, including wine, coffee, nail polish, or blood, to name a few. Depending on what caused the stain, the carpet or rug's material, and how long it's been there, you may need to use different techniques or cleaning supplies to get rid of it. In general, though, keep the following ground rules in mind for stain removal:
Take these steps to remove a stain as soon as possible to prevent drying.
Some stains may come out with little more than water or a mild soap. More serious stains may require a solvent to make removal easier. The best solvent to use depends on what caused the stain.
-Water-soluble stains: These include berries, cola, food dye, jelly, mud, washable ink, or wet paint. Mix a solution of 1/4-teaspoon nonbleach detergent (or white vinegar) with 32 ounces of water.
-Dark water-soluble stains: Chocolate, coffee, mustard, tea, wine, and bodily fluids often stain much more readily than other water-soluble materials and need a different solvent. Use 1 tablespoon of ammonia mixed in 1 cup of water first. If this doesn't work, try combining one part chlorine bleach with five parts water. These solvents may remove color from certain fabrics like wool, so check with the manufacturer for the best cleaning method.
-Oils and waxes: This would include glue, gum, nail polish, and cigarette residue. The best way to clean each of these varies - some may need to be simply scraped off or, if possible, frozen to make it brittle and then chipped away. Most glue can be dissolved and removed using a solvent like rubbing alcohol. Nail polish may also be dissolved using rubbing alcohol or with nail polish remover containing acetone.
Unfortunately, some stains may prove difficult to remove using household products. In any case, vacuuming and spot cleaning may not be enough to get your carpet or rug looking like new again. That's why many homeowners opt to hire a professional carpet cleaning service on a regular basis, around once every 12 to 18 months.
When it comes to heavy-duty carpet cleaning, you have many options to pick from. The two most common methods for cleaning carpets are steam cleaning and dry cleaning.
Steam cleaning is a common method for professional carpet cleaning, but the name is somewhat misleading. Steam-cleaning services use machines that utilize hot (but not boiling) water in combination with a vacuum. The water is heated inside the machine and sometimes mixed with detergent before being sprayed directly onto the carpet. At the same time, a vacuum sucks up the water almost immediately after hitting the fabric. The hot water extracts far more dirt and stains than would be possible by hand.
Cleaning machines using hot water extraction can be purchased or rented for home use, but they aren't always as powerful as what professional cleaning services use. Improperly drying the carpet may also cause bacteria or mold growth. Professional cleaners also employ a number of other methods to pre-treat the carpet and ensure adequate drying. For these reasons, professional carpet cleaning may be preferable to do-it-yourself methods.
Carpets or rugs can also be thoroughly cleaned using a dry-cleaning method. As the name suggests, there is much less water involved in dry cleaning, which means the carpet can be ready to use in less time. Using powerful solvents to break down dirt and stains, dry cleaning puts less physical stress on the carpet, and thus might be better in the long run. However, dry cleaning is usually more expensive than hot-water cleaning services. In addition, the chemicals used to dry clean carpets might irritate pets, people with sensitive skin, or anyone sensitive to strong odors.
Before choosing a professional carpet cleaning service, make sure you will be getting what you paid for by asking the right questions and doing your homework.
Again, there are pros and cons involved in using a hot-water-based cleaning service or dry cleaning. Take into consideration not only cost, but how long the process will take from start to finish, including drying time. Also take note of the material your carpet is made from, and consult the manufacturer if possible to learn about the best ways to clean it. If you or your family is sensitive to any chemicals, be sure to keep this in mind and ask about what chemicals are used.
You can find reviews of most professional carpet-cleaning services online, as well as information about a company's specific process, the chemicals used, and cost. It's also wise to ask friends and family members about services they've used in the past to get a recommendation. Don't always go with the service offering the lowest price, or hire a service who advertises door-to-door or over the phone, unless you have done thorough research on them.
Carpet cleaning services will be entering your home, potentially while you aren't there, so you want to feel comfortable with the business you trust with this responsibility. Ask if the company conducts background checks on employees, as well as if they are insured in your state. Without liability insurance, a mistake that results in damage to your home or furniture may be your responsibility to pay for.
If you've found a carpet-cleaning service you can trust, ask to get a quote. This may involve specifying exactly what services you would like performed, as well as the size of your home's carpeted area. Make sure you understand exactly what is included in a quoted price. Some businesses may charge extra to move furniture, clean stairs, or use special treatment methods. It's also common for businesses to sell customers on products and services they don't need. Don't hesitate to ask questions if any detail about the quote is unclear.
If you instead want to rent or buy a carpet-cleaning machine to use yourself, you have many options to pick from.
Since heavy-duty carpet cleaning isn't a frequent activity for most homeowners, many choose to simply rent one of these machines. Of course, renting is usually much cheaper than owning a machine or hiring a service, which is the biggest advantage in this situation. But not all rental units perform equally, and some might require extra drying time or the use of special solvents that will cost more. There's also the time and effort that goes into carpet cleaning - renting a unit means you must also move furniture yourself and pay close attention to ensure you're operating the unit correctly. Making a mistake could mean damaging your carpet or the unit itself. Also, improperly drying carpet could allow harmful bacteria and mold to grow. Before renting a carpet cleaner, make sure you're up for the task at hand.
Homeowners can purchase carpet cleaners ranging from compact units to full-size industrial-strength machines. Besides price, take note of the features of a unit and compare them to what you most need from a carpet cleaner. Some models specialize in removing allergens from pet hair, while others may work better on tough stains, for example. Another key consideration: Make sure you have room for it. Some carpet cleaners can be bulky and require ample storage space.
Other features you may want to look for in a cleaning unit include:
Make the right choice in carpet cleaners by considering all the options available to you and how they fit into your needs and budget.