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Curtis Crosby is super awesome! He came out & treated our property for pests. We live in the country so its necessary to have someone out every 3 months for spiders, scorpions, ticks, etc. We have done business with Eco Shield for nearly one year now. Every three months it is a different person that comes out. Everyone has been professional, friendly, & thorough. But Curtis went above & beyond. He removed several wasp nests. We was careful not to contaminate the outdoor pets food & water. He was very friendly with our pets & family. He made sure to explain everything he was doing & was kind & patient answering all our questions. I am extremely pleased with the service Eco Shield, and especially Curtis Crosby, provided. I would most certainly recommend this company to family & friends. We have noticed a dramatic decrease in the creepy crawlies. Thank you Eco Shield & thank you Curtis Crosby. I will be calling you main office & requesting that Curtis be the only technician sent to our residence & business.
Best service ever!!! If you expect to hire someone to rid your place of bugs this is who to call. These fine gentlemen show up to help rid you of bugs. They listen to your complaint and go full force to help you settle your bug issues once and for all! Ask for Travis. Super kind and understanding gentlemen. He went above and beyond. Pulled out my refrigerator, used two separate spray chemicals, sprayed high and low and even layed out sticky traps. Not a single cracked or crevice in the crown molding or cabinets was missed. Even sprayed outside around my apartment. Seriously, if you spend your money anywhere spend it with these guys. Not only do they show up but they show up to do something. Not just a mist here and there. They went all out to solve my roach problem. So impressed!!!
I am a first time home buyer and was not able to attend the inspection, so I was very nervous. Mike the inspector assured me that he would leave no stone unturned. Mike found many defects at the house. The reports are nice and clean with lots of pictures included. The report showed what was working property, what was code, what was at or near the end of its useful life span. I did have some questions and Mike scheduled a time to do a quick walk through with me and explain things. Mike was very patient and was never frustrated with all of my off the wall questions. I feel that I was able to make a very informed decision on my purchase. Words cannot explain how happy I was with 360 Home Inspections. I have and will continue to recommend him. Thank you Mike!
From our first telephone conversation through this entire process, Bryon has been professional, thoughtful and dependable. My Dad always had a pristine lawn and he took great pride in it. He passed away 9 years ago and my Mom has been unable physically to take care of the lawn or find someone dependable to take care of it for her. I decided to find someone to clean up, trim, mow and maintain her lawn and I am so glad that I found Bryon's Professional Landscaping. They did an unbelievable job, at a very reasonable price and my Mom and I are thrilled. She said it has not looked this good since Dad passed away. Excellent work, at a reasonable price, all done in an extremely professional manner.
I have had a contract with Terminix for about a year. I was not satisfied with the service, so once the contract ended, I called up Bobbi Ray's pest control. After only one visit, I have seen zero bugs or spiders in the house, even through the hot summer when they're trying to get inside where it's cool. I am extremely satisfied with not only the quality of the products Bobbi Ray uses, but also with Mrs. Bobbi Ray herself. She is an absolute delight! I highly recommend this company to everyone. She goes above and beyond the other companies I have tried in the past. 5 stars!!!
I believe she is an Angel! I had been battling with my two kids waking up every morning saying "mom something is biting me". Finally I found out we had bedbugs, oh how horrible I felt. I tried for days to kill one at a time, but I kept finding more. I called Bobbi Ray & she worked with me on the price, she came out helped me get the rooms ready for treatment & I was scarred to wake up the next morning afraid of what I might find. But for two weeks now we have not seen one bedbug. She is patient & my kids are not getting bitten by these disgusting bugs anymore.
I would never recommend anyone else other than Bobbi for pest killing services. She was very reasonably priced and is one of the kindest women I've ever met :) she was very thorough and explained to me exactly what she was doing and very knowledgable on the products she was using. She sprayed a few months ago and I have yet to see a single spider since then. They were absolutely over running my home so I thought I would see atleast one or two trying to get away from the poison but I have yet to see them! If anyone needs bugs gone Bobbi is the one to call. :)
5 star service from OKC Pest Control. They over-delivered and really did an outstanding job. We won't be seeing termites back any time soon I hope. If you're looking for a company that stays true to their word, these guys can't be beat. They initially came out for an inspection and gave us a quote which was quite agreeable. On the day they came out to put the termite spikes down they found another infestation in our detached garage and didn't charge us because they said they should have found it the first time. You don't find service like this often.
They took extra care and used non harmful products around our pets and salt water aquariums with VERY expensive coral in them which I appreciated. They also wore little plastic covers on their shoes when they came inside to help keep our carpet clean. They were extremely nice and on top of all of their great customer service they got rid of our carpenter ant problem. I will use them again and highly recommend them to anyone who has small children and pets. They really take these things into account when they spray.
The reviews are all true! Bobbi is absolutely wonderful, very friendly and truly cares for her customers! She does high quality work at a competitive price. Plus, she is a locally owned business! She sprayed my parents house for termites and then sprayed our house for ants. I was even pregnant at the time and ended up having my baby early and she made sure to take care of our home to make it safe for the little one. Look no further, if you have termite or pest problems go to her!! You will not be disappointed!
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.