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15621 Blue Ash Dr Ste 190Houston, TX 77090
From Business: THE ORKIN SERVICE DIFFERENCE When you hire The Orkin Man, you can be confident that you are receiving the service you expect, from the pest control experts you can trust. Orkin Pest Control: Customized Protection Not all pest problems are the same, and not all homes need the same types of treatment. The Orkin Man is traine…
715 E Tidwell RdHouston, TX 77022
They were responsive, polite, and just great. Reasonably priced, and great response time. If you have a problem you should definitely call them!!!
1119 W 34th StHouston, TX 77018
From Business: Coastal Fumigators / End-O-Pest under the leadership of owner Cherl Holder has grown to be a leader in the Tent Fumigation & Pest Control industry. The Management Staff each have over 30 years of experiance possess the expertist to solve about every pest infestation concern you may experience. If you are undergoing problem…
11023 Southwest FwyHouston, TX 77074
From Business: Welcome to Southwest Exterminating. Since 1969, the Spillios family has served the Houston area with the most advanced pest control technologies and the highest level of professionalism. At home or in your business, you can rely on Southwest Exterminating As your pest control service, we will provide you with experienced a…
945 Mckinney StHouston, TX 77002
From Business: We are experts in Bee removal and all animal removal including: Bats, Rats, Mice, Raccoons, Opossum, Armadillos, Moles, Snakes, Squirrels, Lizards, Coyotes, Hogs, Dead Animal Removal and much more.
10818 Donna DrHouston, TX 77041
From Business: With over 30 years of training and experience, Hubert Quatro Swisher, a second generation, licensed Pest Control Operator, can work with you to secure the integrity of your home or business with Termite and Pest Control services performed to your satisfaction. Pestop offers the flexibility of a small, locally owned busines…
2800 Jeanetta St Apt 2605Houston, TX 77063
These people are the easiest folks to deal with. First, the guy (Miles Self) was a Board Certified Entomologist and was able to find the source of my problems without applying any chemicals inside at all! That made me (as a new mother) so very happy and now I rest easy knowing the bugs are gon…
12114 Dover StHouston, TX 77031
From Business: About ENVIROTROL Brothers Craig and Glenn Polenz founded Envirotrol Company in 1978 with a vision to deliver quality pest control service exclusively to the apartment industry. Envirotrol is committed to professional, reliable service. Our Mission is HAPPY RESIDENTS. Envirotrol recognizes that apartment communities are uni…
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If you have an ant infestation, it's time to start thinking about effective ant control. By taking certain steps, you can protect your property, your health and your safety.
Thomas from All Houston inspected a house I'm in the process of buying for wood-destroying insects, and he did a tremendously good job. He didn't find any problems with my house, fortunately, but it wasn't for lack of trying. He certainly did a very thorough job of investigating, and when the inspection was done he sat down with us to talk about what he had done and give us more information. Besides doing a good professional job, he was very friendly and down-to-earth, and I really enjoyed meeting him. Based on my experience, I recommend Thomas and All Houston Pest Control highly.
WE ALMOST LOST OUR FUR BABY JEWEL!!! The intake technician that wears sunglasses inside told us-We do this several times a day, they will be fine. We recommend getting an E-collar for your male. I asked-What about Jewel, does she need one? Tech-No ma’am only males, they usually reach their incision sites &causes infection. Females can’t reach their incisions. Almost a week after her surgery was terrifying since we were told she didn't need an E-collar! Jewel's incision busted &her entire intestinal tract hung from her body! She was strong &fought while we rushed her to the ER. The lead vet said she chewed off a piece of her small intestines thinking she was giving birth! They said this could’ve been prevented. Would’ve LOOKED horrible but wouldn’t have been anywhere near as bad with the collar! The Vets informed us any sex, any surgery, they ALWAYS require an E-collar. I contacted BARC-Board member Ms. Amneris Diaz. She knew which tech said it, hopes our dog is still alive &that we did whatever it took to save her. OF COURSE, but we don’t have funds like this! CareCredit gave an increase -cost climbed over $5,000. Diaz kept stating she was sorry but can't pay since we didn’t bring her back to BARC..REALLY!? You accept fault, but we didn’t risk her life, so you can’t pay? Diaz-Unfortunately our funds are only for the animals here. If we had to pay for every complaint or animals getting sick post treatment, we’d have to set aside millions & chuckled. There’s no way we could do that! I'm glad to hear that CareCredit worked out but our funds are needed here, especially since we do hundreds of these surgeries in a day.” Lost for words – this made me feel like many others have complained &received no luck. What about others? What if they didn’t make it? Should they really be doing mass surgeries like this!? HOW DARE THESE PEOPLE TRY TO EDUCATE OTHERS. Be aware/help spread the word that this is NOT acceptable! Absolutely NO ONE should have to go through this horror!
Great service with affordable prices! They have the most knowledgeable technicians and they really care about their work!
While I was happy to know that the Houston SPCA would accept 9 pups that someone dumped on us, I was disappointed to find out that if they determined there was any pitt bull at all in them they would be humanely euthanized. Since I didn't have any idea what kind they were, I was relunctant to bring them. They also said any pup under 5 lbs would be euthanized also. It seemed like the more questions I asked, the more negatively I thought of them. Ultimately, I found homes for the puppies myself.
They are the best! Ballard's Pest Control has been in business forever! They are very knowledgeable and competitively priced!
Green Earth exterminators really is everything that you're looking for in a extermination company they went far beyond any expectation their timing was awesome they came and took care of the problem in a professional manner and they look out for so much more than just making a quick dollar they really take into account the best for your family even your pets! They really really really just show that it really doesn't matter to have integrity and character and you can really tell that these guys enjoy what they do thank you Green Earth! I would highly recommend them to anyone in the area!
Don't waste your money........... New owners ran this business to the ground. Please be aware of all the scams
I watch the tech as he remove the webs from my home. Then he sat in the truck the other 15 mins. Then hung a notice on my door as if he service my home. I wonder how many times this was done previously? Called in on the tech and the manager offered to cancel my contract with them. ( of course this was my last home service for on it) I wouldn't recommend them if your not home to make sure the service is getting done.
Green Earth Exterminators is exactly the kind of company that I've been looking for. They are proficient, knowledgeable, friendly, and detail oriented. They rid my house of ALL pests and bugs with their environmentally friendly products in a matter of minutes. The technician offered to come back out if we see crazy activity in pests again. Thanks again!
I am very happy with the extermination services rendered by Green Earth Exterminators. They were dignified professionals who answered my questions with ease and comfort. Reassured me of COMPLETE pest removal and honored their words. I can definitely trust them with future issues if they ever arise.5/5 Would recommend to any Houston, TX resident!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keeping critters out of your house is easier said than done, but there are a number of preventative steps you can take, including:
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.
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.