Great service! Always on time and willing to assist me with any lawn care issues I may have.
Serving the Denver Area.
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Serving the Denver Area.
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By Gary B. (6/28/17) for Aptive EnviornmentalThe complimentary introductory "service" by Aptive Environmental was done Tuesday June 27, 2017y as described in the Service Agreement presented and described Monday June 26, 2017 by the Aptive Environmental sales representative Ryan Plante. While the guy (technician?) was here for the "service", I was working east (and close) to my house. So I was home and had ample opportunity to observe the technician while he was present. On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 1 the worst and 10 the best), my opinion of the "service" yesterday is a 3! My opinion of the "service" is a 3 only because the guy showed up and was friendly.The technician was here only for a total time of 30 minutes or less to do what was described by the sales representative as a $229 gratis complete introductory (initial) service. A large portion of the total time the technician was here was for preparing something by his pickup truck and was not devoted to treatment activities! Plante made a "big deal" of emphasizing my landscaping and that the entire perimeter of the property, including the landscaping and my yards, would be treated. I NOT observe the technician to go anywhere near the perimeter of my property nor did I observe him in the yards. My landscaping includes decorative rock around the front lawn. Plante emphasized that the rock would be treated. I did NOT observe the technician go anywhere near the decorative rock nor did I observe him treating other areas of rocks, etc. I could go on, but this message has limited space. You should get the message that I am very unhappy with Aptive Environmental and certainly would NOT recommend Aptive Environmental to anybody! In fact, if asked about Aptive Environmental, I will express my opinion of Aptive Environmental.I am fortunate that I did not need to pay $229 for this "service". I think I just may send this to the Better Business Bureau and the Denver Consumer Protection Agency!
I guess they are OK. We have been a customer for 2 years. We switched from Terminix to Edge because Terminix did not remove bees nests and Edge is suppose to. So we went with them. When we had our quarterly service 2 weeks ago a young cleanly dressed Edge technician treated our house. Today we discovered that our back patio is full of tiny bugs, and also we discovered bees nests on the trampoline. So today is Saturday and I was happily pleased when I phoned them and spoke to a very nice lady at their headquarters, and she arranged for their technician to return on Monday to treat the problems. She told me that with all this summer heat such bug problems are to be expected. So how can anybody complain about this responsive service like your folks below. Plus it seems like the complaints are about the sales people and not the technician treatment. We have not really had bug problems. And Mr. Terminix...please note that Edge does bees. I hate bees. I wish bee hive collapse syndrome would wipe out all bees above 5000 feet, which would certainly cover my house in Colorado. So if you go elsewhere to a different company you better see if they cover bees. Yah, I don't know if bees and wasps are the same. I know Edge does not exterminate bumblebees. But they do take care of my bee hives that I am too afraid of to take care of myself. Of course if I am suddenly displeased on Monday I will let you know about it. But for now I am a two year long term pleased customer of Edge.
@JoeHatingfield23...You should be ashamed of yourself. For a company that I've researched and found to have 11,000 regularly serviced customers in Denver and growing, it doesn't sound a company that is hurting to me. I met the salesman you are referring to. He said your son instigated the aggression and disrespect to him, telling the salesman multiple times to "go screw yourself" and "you're such a dumb a$$" which you failed to mention. Also, that your garage was wide open and could be seen from the street (no need to be "peeked" in to). The paint on the walkway was completely dry and your son cursed and yelled at him only AFTER not before he walked on your dry doorstep. You didn't mention that either btw. If you're going to try to slander an upstanding company like Edge Pest Control, at least state the whole story. I heard your neighbors literally next door and across the street still ended up using Edge service from the same salesman even AFTER you tried to coax them out of it... is that true? This shows how much your very own neighbors trust your opinion. NOT AT ALL!!!
Edge has been great. My wife signed up with them a year and a half ago. She has had no complaints. I actually talked to one of their technicians for the first time last week. He was very cordial and professional. I am writing this review because a sales rep from another company came to my door and told me all sorts of bad things about this company. I called them and talked to the manager who cleared up all of my concerns and reassured me of what they were using at my house and and since we have had good results with them and I researched their product I have nothing but good to say. It's too bad some competitors have to stoop to that level. I would recommend Edge Pest Control. Thanks!
The tech was great and very friendly. He was very knowledgeable and explained everything he was doing. I am not sure if there was a miscommunication when signing up for the service, but when I spoke to the rep that signed me up, I think his name was Spencer, he told us that a technician would come in the house and remove all of the spider webs from the attic and the basement as to make sure spiders were not able to travel between the walls this way. If this could be explained as to why this was not done it would be greatly appreciated, All that was done was the outside was sprayed and a rat bait station was placed in my back yard.
Edge has been coming to my house in Arvada for a little over a year now. A nice young man came by last summer when my neighbors houses were getting taken care of. He offered us a special deal and we have been very grateful for the time and care that Edge puts into every service. They offer free treatments in between the ones that are regularly scheduled if we ever need them. They are polite, professional and their service works great.We were using a big name brand company before but they weren't taking care of our wasps, Edge DOES remove wasps and keep them away. My son is allergic so we've been very grateful!
It amazes me how many people try to blame businesses for keeping contracts. When I signed my contract with edge pest control I expected them to keep their end of the deal and I knew I had to pay for it. Really people? You really think it's the company's fault that you decided to sign a contract that you didn't read? Edge has given my family a great service for 3 years now and we will use them for years and years to come. Just be smart people, you can't get something this good for free.
I've used them for about a year and a half after having a flying ant infestation in my basement. They are great on their regular service calls and have come out for additional calls very promptly when I have had issues arise. Their technicians are super friendly and professional. And I have not seen a single flying ant since I started!
A very nice young man came to my door this morning and found some spiders in my garage that I didn't know were there - Eek! I would have signed up with him right then but my family is moving next week to Ohio. He was very knowledgeable and respectful to me and my children. If they had services in Ohio I would sign up there!
So happy I found this pest control company! Recently moved to Denver and the new house was infested with spiders. They came out the day after I called and sprayed for them. It's been almost three months and the spiders are long gone! The price was the lowest I found and they give you a guarantee with the service.
Pest control is the process of managing, and often exterminating, insects, rodents and other common vermin from your home or place of business. You can hire an exterminator to kill or keep pests such as cockroaches, termites and rats at bay.
Many companies either have technicians on staff or hire commercial pest control operators to keep their facilities clean and compliant with health codes and other regulations. While your house doesn't need to meet the same stringent codes a restaurant might, you likely want to keep your home safe from bugs and mice. Besides being general pests, termites, carpenter ants and other vermin can destroy the structural integrity of your home, making it unsafe for anyone to live in.
What to Ask a Pest Control Company
It's important to ask the right questions before hiring a pest control company. You need to know whether the exterminators do quality work and if they know the proper ways to kill pests without exposing you and your family to potentially harmful chemicals. Here's a list of questions you must ask any extermination company to ensure you hire the best people for the job:
Are You Licensed?
Pest control experts must be licensed in your state to do their work since they handle powerful pesticides and insecticides. Make sure the company you go with is registered with your state. You can verify a business's license through your state's pesticide regulatory office.
Are You Bonded or Insured?
Just like any other professional working in or on your property, you want to ensure they're bonded. Being bonded or insured means any damage they do to your home will be covered by an insurance company instead of you.
How Long Have You Been in Business?
You want a veteran extermination company that knows how to handle all types of pests. A company that's been in business for a number of years will have more experience trapping or killing a wide range of bugs and rodents than a relative newcomer.
Do You Guarantee Your Work?
You wouldn't want to call a pest control technician out to spray your home and have roaches or rats return in just a few days, would you? Get a guarantee for the work that is done. Additionally, be wary of exterminators who ask you to sign a long contract with them. If you must sign an extended pledge, ensure you can cancel it at any time.
May I Have a List of References?
Ask your friends, family and neighbors if they can recommend any reputable pest control operators. If they can't, ask the company itself for a list of references you can contact.
Will I Need to Leave My House or Place of Business?
An exterminator might require you to leave your house or workplace depending on the seriousness of the infestation or the chemicals used to annihilate the bugs or rodents. Ask him or her what chemicals they plan to use, when it's safe to return to your home or commercial building and if the treatment spray could harm children or pets.
Remember that you can better avoid scammers by ensuring all the technicians with the pest control company you hire are licensed as well as bonded.
Pests You Can Get Help With
You may need to seek the help of an exterminator depending on the type of pest and the amount of infestation your residence or commercial building has. While you can use glue traps and insecticide to kill off a few cockroaches, these measures are no match for large clusters and colonies of insects or rodents. Here's a list of creatures you should contact a pest control technician about:
Contact a professional exterminator as soon as possible if you suspect your property has termites. Termites can cause costly damage to your home or building in a small amount of time.
Besides eating into wood and causing destruction to your foundation, termite nests are also hard to locate. With that said, look for cracked paint along the wooden surfaces of your home and tap beams and pillars every once in a while. If you hear a hollow sound, you might have a termite infestation.
Other culprits that can damage your house include carpenter ants. Like termites, they are bugs that burrow into buildings, damaging insulation, floors and walls. Unlike ants that build underground colonies and hills in your yard, carpenter ants are usually found living in trees. However, many times this species of ant will make a home for itself under your roof. It's smart to enlist the help of an experienced pest control company when handling carpenter ants since they're known to cause as much damage to buildings as termites.
If you have bed bugs but want to keep getting a good night's sleep, you should contact an exterminator, as this pest spreads easily. Unfortunately, knowing whether or not you have bed bugs is difficult until you feel an itch on your skin or find their bites on you.
Controlling the spread of this pest is notoriously challenging, which is why you should employ a professional. Bed bugs feed on blood and make their homes on mattresses and other pieces of furniture. So wash your laundry frequently, steam clean your mattress and seek out the guidance of an exterminator in order to go back to sleeping in comfort.
The common ant, unlike its carpenter ant cousin, won't destroy parts of your home. However, a trail of bugs is something no one wants in their house. Ants usually enter a building looking for a sugary food source and will leave a scented trail for the rest of the colony to follow. This is why it's better to eradicate the whole group instead of just the handful you might find in your home.
Roaches are a nuisance no one likes to deal with. However, many homes, condos and apartments have them. Unsanitary conditions, such as leaving food out, dirty dishes in the sink or failing to take out the garbage, attract cockroaches into your living space.
Regular bees, bumble bees, hornets, wasps and yellow jackets can take over your backyard, making sitting on your deck a challenge. Some insects such as bees can be good for your garden since they help pollinate plants. However, you don't want your property swarming with stinging insects. There are preventative measures you can take, as well as special formulated insecticides, but it's best to contact a professional. Exterminators and beekeepers have the protective gear required to handle stinging bugs and can remove the insects without anyone getting hurt.
Rats and Mice
Rats are not just an irritant; they also pose risks to your health and to your home. While rats, mice and other rodents can burrow holes in your house, rats also carry disease in the form of fleas in their fur. Bait, poison and mechanical spring-loaded traps can eliminate them.
While you want some animals off your lawn and out of your house, you don't want to exterminate all pests, especially wildlife like deer, raccoons and squirrels. They may eat your plants but you will want to ward them off or either find a safe and humane way to trap and release them.
There are some great do-it-yourself tricks you can use, such as connecting small bungee cords to your trash can lids to keep raccoons from going through your garbage. However, if you find an opossum, snake or other varmint in your house, you should call a professional pest control company to reduce your chance of getting bit or otherwise injured. An expert knows how to humanely trap mammals or reptiles and keep them out of your home.
Pest Control Methods
There's a whole range of pest control methods and customized solutions for killing insects, mammals and reptiles, as well as preventing them from returning. Unfortunately, there isn't one approach that will keep all pests at bay. Here are a few ways you can eliminate or discourage critters from making camp in your residence or yard:
Inspection and Exclusion
Before you or an exterminator sets out bait, traps or poison, it's best to thoroughly check your home and pinpoint where the pests are coming from. Look for cracks or openings in your residence. After that, the professional will locate where the bugs or other animals are living and set traps or spray insecticide accordingly.
He or she will also suggest ways to keep future pests out, either by caulking up holes or by explaining what you might be doing that's attracting the vermin.
A trap can run the gamut from sticky-padded glue traps that use an adhesive material to capture bugs and mice to milk jugs filled with sugar water that capture flies and wasps.
If you hire professionals to kill or capture pests, ask them which traps will work best for your needs. They could suggest a particular glue trap if you have a frequent cockroach problem or a type of bait that's more effective in leading rodents to the trap.
Baits range from laying out food to entice pests into a trap to poisonous substances the bugs or rodents eat and take back to their colony or hive. The latter type of bait takes time to work but can be much more effective than spraying insects with a pesticide. It attacks and can eliminate all the other pests in the community.
Many commercial pest control operators will spray your house or yard with strong insecticides around nooks, crannies and other parts of your home where bugs are usually found. You can also do this yourself with store-bought sprays or purchase commercial grade pesticide to dilute with water.
What to Expect from a Visit
When pest control technicians visit your home or place of business, expect them to first identify what insect or other animal it is that's causing trouble. After identification, they will inspect your building to see where the pests are coming from and locate their hive or nest.
Then the exterminator will spray or set out traps and bait according to which pest you have. The price for exterminators can range broadly since they can charge for a monthly inspection and treatment. The final bill also comes down to the square footage of your property.
Pest Prevention Tips
Keeping critters out of your house is easier said than done, but there are a number of preventative steps you can take, including:
- Disposing of garbage regularly.
- Not leaving food or drink out.
- Cleaning up after spills as soon as you can.
- Draining any standing water in your house or yard.
- Regularly mowing and raking your lawn.
You might need to change your pest prevention approach with the seasons, however. If you find insects and other animals trying to get in through cracks or openings, use a caulk gun to fill the gaps. You'll also want to either use traditional bug spray or a citronella candle to keep bugs such as mosquitos away from you during the summer months.
Eco-Friendly and Humane Pest Control
Many pest control experts now offer environmentally friendly treatment for your home and yard with insecticides that aren't as harsh for the ecosystem. Check with exterminators around your area to see if they provide these kinds of services.
Also, keep bugs at bay and your plants free from harmful chemicals by spraying cedar oil or soapy water on your prized flowers. Ask your pest control company about no-kill traps you can use if you want to get mice, rabbits, opossums or other furry creatures out of your house without harming them.