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" was great. He explained everything to me. Sprayed the outside and inside of my house for bugs and black widows. He also applied some gel" for ants inside the house. Very friendly and helpful. Would consider using this company in the future.

-Stephanie D.

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"Service was great. Easy to sign-up and schedule our first appointment. The service guy showed up on time and was very friendly. We had some ant issues, which were" resolved. They came recommended from several of our friends and I no highly recommend them too.

-Larry S.

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Local Articles in Modesto

Pest Control

A homeowner's guide to hiring an exterminator or pest control company to rid your home of insects or rodents.

Mice and Rat Extermination

A homeowner's guide to dealing with rodent infestation, including how to identify when there's a mouse problem and what to do to get rid of mice and rats.

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Effective pest control requires closing pests' entry points.

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Angie's Answers

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You have a lot of questions. I will try to cover them all.

First, mice can fit through a hole the size of a dime.
Second, unlike rats, mice are very small; it would take a major infestation to generate a persistent odor as indicated.

Elimination starts by sealing the exterior foundation of the home, door sweeps, broken windows, cracks in the foundation, holes around electrical service, water faucets and dryer vents.

Secondly, food sources must be eliminated. Mice only need 1 gram of food a day and they extract water directly from the food they digest.

Next, mice infestations are more localized than people think, bait under the house might not have any effect. Heat sources like refrigerators and hot water heaters are suspect as a base of operation.

Snap traps are highly effective when used where dropping are found. Use a variety of bait, peanut butter (avoid this if children are present), brownie, fruit and even dental floss tied to the pedal (nesting material).

As for the odor, look for an enzyme based cleaner / deodorizer.

 

If the problem continues seek the help of a Pest Control Professional with rodent experience.
 

Hope that helps,

Andrew Deluca



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The quickest way I've found to get rid of them (as opposed to preventing them - see answer above) is to put a half cup of cider vinegar (must be cider vinegar) in a jar or bowl and put a half-dozen drops of dishwashing liquid on top of it.  Leave out on a counter wherever the problem exists. Empty and refill as needed.
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Legally, it needs to be pest control - wildly boring technical explanation regarding Federal pesticide laws that I won't bother you with.  Having said that, depending on where they are located in your chimnet, you could do it yourselt.  Most wasp control products will shoot 12'-20'.  So, if they are in a lower section of your chimney you wait until dark (they return to their nests before dark) and reach up above your damper and spray the nests.  If you're not averse to being on your roof, do the same thing from the top.  Otherwise, hire a professional.
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An exterminator - you have to careful that the pests are driven out of the attic BEFORE the entrance they were using is closed up, otherwise you have dead decaying animals in your attic - can cause a stench that lasts for weeks.

Pest Control reviews in Modesto

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My parents owned this house in for 50 years. When they passed I decided to put it up for sale. I knew there would be issues,and looked through Angie's list for a reputable company to work with. I discovered . After hearing all the stories about pest control companies I was worried but ...More came to my rescue. The initial inspection was with in a few days of my call, the report came that night, and a work proposal the next day. I met with an agent of the company, he showed me all the issues they found and we agreed on a resolution. They began the work the next morning! The work was completed on time, was well done and at a very reasonable cost. I would highly recommend as an honest and capable company.
- MICHAEL Q.
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These guys are super bad- stay away, I will tell you why.
1) the total cost is misleading, it works out to be $41.00 per month (don't believe me? try it out, you will see)
2) They make no attempt to be thorough. Just sprayed in front yard. They call and tell leave a message the nigt before saying when they will be out there- if you ...More cant make it.. OH WELL, looks like I just have to do the front because nobody can let me in! ahhh shoot!- that's the scam.
3) Billing got my records wrong three times! I had to call and ask them to fix it- (I wonder how many don't call).
I am a VERY cool/calm guy-- these guys are lazy, and don't believe in what they are doing.. MOVE ON- you may get luckier with them than I did, or you may NOT.. why it?
- kurt O.
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was very courteous, great first impression... If this is the way we are treated in the future, they have a new lifelong customer.
You can tell Customer Service is a priority with this company!
Great Job!
- Coy C.
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They are fine. I ’t have any inconvenience. He drops by and tells me that he wants to do it. I am okay with it. He’s got these 23 little things in the ground with bait in it. He checks those to see if there has been any termites come in to eat those. If he finds any, I ’t know what ...More he would do under those circumstances exactly; he might put more baits or something. He has never found any, and he gives me a little written report at the end of each time. It is not cheap but that’s probably about what most of these places charge. We began working with them about 25 years ago. We suddenly had an infestation of termites flying around in one of the rooms; so we called them and they came over. They did whatever they had to, to get rid of them and then we got on with their annual contracts. I’ve not seen a termite on my premises, inside or out, or anywhere since. It’s probably the same policy that is being used by a couple of others around here, who probably do as well as them. I was happy with them; so I have no complaints. He’s just concerned with the termites. They do offer an additional service where they do something to make sure you ’t get any ants or any other insects. That is not a problem to me; so I have never taken it. I think the price is almost the same as the other places charge. It does seem to be high, but they all charge almost the same. I can’t complain about that and he’s doing a good job as I have no termites. He’s got a particular day he has to come over in that particular month. He comes by, in the morning or afternoon. He has never missed coming over; he is very professional and consistent.
- Elliott R.
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They were very responsive, they got the job done, they didn't charge an arm and a leg, and they were very professional about it. One of the things I really like is that they guaruntee their work and will come out free of charge in between the regularly scheduled visits if notice a problem.
- Jason G.
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was very responsive, sending out to see me. The initial price was not bad but I was required to sign a contract for a year for a pre-determined amount. Since my neighbor also uses and had a better contract price I was able to negotiate a slightly fee. The ...More service is scheduled for every two months and I am billed every two months. (I believe the price is also based on square footage of the building - I have a 920sq ft duplex - your price may vary) was extremely professional and I saw immediate results after his spraying, which included both inside and outside my home. The follow up service only covers the outside of the building but if I need them at any point in time between sprays, will come out and take care of the problem for no additional cost. Overall, I am very pleased with the service as I have not seen a live bug in or out of my home since my initial spraying. is definitely higher priced than many of their competitors and if you need only occasional spraying you may be better off hiring a less expensive company.
- Ken R.
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They are very good and I am pleased. Every time they come out to the house, they are professional. There is never a time where I have felt harassed or when they have tried to sell me another product. They bill me every other month and I think they do a great job.
- RICHARD D.
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It took over 4 weeks for the report to arrive.... it indicated areas of my home THAT I KNOW were not inspected....I didn't understand the report and nobody ever called to ask me if I did understand it. Customer service was nothing short of horrible:( He was supposed to provide an estimate of repairs to my bathroom and didn't in terms of ...More reconstruction... he was supposed to provide me with a cost for an alternate treatment than "tenting" and he didn't... overall, it was useless
- mary H.

Exterminators in Modesto

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7 Contractors

1046 Reno Ave
Modesto

A A STANLEY'S CARPET REPAIR & CLEANING SERVICES

21891 DON PIO CRT
Woodland Hills

AAA ACTION PEST CONTROL

309 SAN JUAN DR
Modesto

Aai Pest Control

Po Box 586
Salida

ALLGOOD PEST CONTROL & LAWN

1513 CABRILLO CT
Modesto

Allpro Pest Services

5151 Pentecost Dr Ste E
Modesto

AMERICA ONE MORTGAGE

2937 VENEMAN AVE
Modesto

AMERICAN WEED & PEST CONTROL

2020 MATHER DR
Modesto

ANIMAL DAMAGE MANAGEMENT

1121 DOKER DR
Modesto

Byrd Pest Management

550 S Del Puerto Ave
Patterson

California Office of Pig Services

1136 N Front St
Turlock

California Security Pro - ADT Authorized Dealer

2551 San Ramon Valley Blvd
San Ramon

Castle Pest Management

5300 Claus Rd
Modesto

CHMI

3821 SAGUARO CIR
Modesto

Clark Pest Control

480 E Service Rd
Modesto

CONSUMER CHOICE PEST CONTROL

1726 N MAIN ST
Manteca

Cornerstone Pest Management

1500 Standiford Ave Ste A2
Modesto

Crossfire Pest Control

27751 DEL NORTE CT
Hayward

David Miller CRIE Certified-Environmental

836 Shasta Cir
El Dorado Hills

DYNAMITE EXTERMINATORS

415 N SANTA CRUZ AVE
Modesto

E TS GUARANTEED TERMITE & PEST

3339 MCHENRY AVE
Modesto

FENNO PEST CONTROL

2142 W MONTE VISTA AVE
Modesto

GIANT JIM'S PEST CONTROL

P.O. Box 1346
Manteca

HARMON PEST CONTROL

4459 Spyres Way
Modesto

Onstar Pest Control

1612 Thorsen Ave
Modesto

Paramount Pest Control

PO Box 130
Ceres

Proper Care Pest Control

823 N Emerald Ave
Modesto

Rhino Pest Services

5054 Pentecost Dr
Modesto

RMG PEST TECHNOLOGY

4133 Arthur mace dr
Turlock

Terminix

5860 W Las Positas Blvd
Pleasanton

Tex's Roundup

Stockton, CA
Stockton

VALLEY OAK PEST CONTROL

PO Box 585
Waterford

VANISH TERMITE & PEST CONTROL

1064 WOODLAND AVE
Modesto

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