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In the wake of a disaster, communities outside the affected area want to know how to help. A variety of reputable organizations ha…
In the wake of a disaster, communities outside the affected area want to know how to help. A variety of reputable organizations ha…
Increased airplane travel has facilitated this upswing by making it easier for bed bugs to spread from one location to the next. These pests are carried from place to place by hu…
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.
Joke of an establishment! 20 minutes before closing time we are told we can't go to the bar to get a drink. 8 to 10 people at the bar drinking and told they are not serving any more and are just waiting for them to leave so they can close up. If you post you close at 10 then close and 10 not 9:30 not 9:45. We waited to walk down because they state they close at 10. The bar lost close to $100 in sales just to make some quick drinks and the bartender lost a nice tip and now you have a negative review to boot!
Was very disappointed. Went for highlights and got a base on the roots. $140 later and about 15 highlight foils called back and said needed more highlights as could see the dark roots. Would accommodate for another $50-60. Decided not to give them anymore money.Went to Ulta instead of paying more for what wasn't done to them and saw Michelle. Awesome job and very professional. Another $100 but worth it.
I walked into this salon to ask about pricing for full highlites and because my hair is very long I wanted to ask in person as I know pricing can be higher. The woman at the front desk told me that the price could vary if they needed to use more than one bowl of bleach, if a toner needed to be used and that because I had "store bought color" on my hair it may be harder to lift. I said no, my hair doesn't have "box color" on it, because I do understand that implication and that is could cause trouble when going lighter. My hair is professionally colored and has ONLY been professionally colored for the last 15 years. The woman was so rude, lifted her eyebrows and said, yes it is, the color wouldn't look like that if not. I again so no, its salon color not box color.I was appalled and told her so and that her attidude towards me would send me elsewhere. She responded that my hair is not natural, that it's artificial, which is correct, but it sure isn't store bought either and if wasn't pushed for time I wouldn't have even been looking for someone other than my regular professional stylist to do my hair before our move out of state. Typically, stylist will ask if you use professional or store bought color, which I understand but having this woman TELL me that's what I've used and treat me like a fool when I said it wasn't was humiliating and infuriating. I really can't believe how I was spoken to. I'm sure the ladies there do wonderful work but the receptionist was horrible.
Looking for Chi, I am from Ohio and been with Chi for 20 years and now.find the shop closedPlease that she is okay!
So glad I found this place. Just happen to see the sign and decided to pop in for fill and a pedi. I experienced a Hot Stone foot massage for the first time AWESOME. They use a warm smooth stone to perform some of the massage, The owner and technicians were friendly and the salon features all new furnishings and equipment. Very Clean. Love the nails and pedi. BEST EVER.
One of the best hairdressers alive... lollol I speak from experience I have been in alot of salons and I enjoyed the special treatment I received with every visit I love you Dorinda you are one of a kind
Great customer service, ive never had a bad experience. All the ladies there are talented. They do it all!
This is the only place I will go for my haircut! I live out in Bayou George and it is worth the trip, Erin is the only person I will let cut my hair!
I am saddened that Ms. Huard felt her experience was less than stellar. With that being said During her first visit Ms. Huard experienced sensitivity to the professional color that was used to lighten her hair and because the product was unable to process for the full time resulting in her color was not being as light as she wanted. I invited her back free of charge to further lighten her hair to her liking. During this visit I lightened her hair but she refused the color glaze that would have given her the color she desired. I have tried to work with this client only to be threatened with public slander by "everyone she knows". I took before and after photos ( to which the client consented) and even used them on our facebook page as her color was pretty it just wasn't lightened to her liking. I posted the pictures while the client was still in my chair with her review and approval. Again i am sorry Ms. Huard is unhappy but if you are interested in seeing my work for yourself please visit www.facebook/absolutetopshairspecialist.com Thank you Jennifer Wakeley
I went in after winning a free hair cut on their Facebook page. I decided to get my color done at the same time. After a long consult by messaging, phone, sending a picture and then in person I was supposed to have my roots done and high and low lights. JENNIFER Wakeley was the stylist and she promised I would be happy as I explained I have been out of work for 3 years and can't work so money is extremely tight. I have had the same stylist for ten years and NEVER should have gone to anyone else. When coloring blonde hair you need to know what you're doing. Jennifer said " I work smarter not harder" when she told me she could match my roots with straight color instead of foils like I usually get. I trusted her. Instead I got a head full of orange hair. She tried to tone it but the product was burning my scalp under the dryer. She blamed me for not being able to process the toner and for having thyroid problems which can cause problems coloring hair. I have NEVER had a problem with my regular stylist in ten years but she knows what she is doing. I went back for a color correction. I had talked with her ahead of time and asked if she was going to put all foils in my hair to get the orange out since my entire head was orange. She told me yes. When I got there she proceeded to paint the bleach on my hair and then put some of the bleach in foils. To say the least - my hair is a MESS! The foils processed fine to blonde and the painted on blonde processed in the back to white. The top of my head is still orange. My hair is a HOT MESS!!! She wanted to tone the white part and I just said forget it. I wanted the orange fixed and that obviously was the problem and was still not fixed. After drying my hair she said to me something like - if you go back to your stylist you can tell her I used blah blah blah product. I barely made it out of her salon and was bawling. I called my stylist and went straight over there and she can fix my hair but of course I have to come up with the money AGAIN. For a week I have looked at my hair and feel sick every single time I pass a mirror. I wrote to Jennifer and asked for a refund. I don't have the money to get it fixed. She offered to work with me again. I am NOT trusting her with bleach on my hair again. For all I know my hair will fall out next time. She actually accused me of scamming her. I have no desire to have any negativity in my life let alone SCAM someone. I paid her after the first appointment and thought in good faith that she would be able to fix my hair as she said she would. I just want to warn you if you go there and want blonde hair or have blonde hair already - be warned if you see Jennifer. Had I seen something like this I NEVER would have taken the chance with my color. ALSO - her pictures are very deceiving! The after picture she took of me looks fine. If my hair really looked that blonde then I would have been happy. It makes me think she has some app or does something to tone down bad colors. I asked for a refund and it is not their policy to give refunds. Bad policy when someone is so upset. I wish I had had a warning like this before going there.
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.