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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.

Ants

Prevent pests from entering your home this year.

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The Zika virus is spreading rapidly.

mousetrap for pest control (Photo by Brandon Smith)

Effective pest control requires closing pests' entry points.

squirrel in house (Photo by Angie's List)

Try these DIY pest control methods to avoid requiring professional animal removal assistance.

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 San Francisco

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was incredibly helpful and responsive. I called and was able to set up an appointment for the next day. The initial inspection was very thorough and luckily didn't find anything. It was also free, which surprised me. We were still concerned though, so we asked to come back a second time with their ...More dog who is trained to out bedbugs. Again, they found nothing. This gave us much needed peace of mind. Both and were fantastic, taking a lot of time to answer our questions, provide recommendations, and generally reassure us. We would definitely call again if we had any insect problems.
- Steven L.
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They sprayed for yellow jakets on the outside for the 2nd floor of my home. As soon as they sprayed there, the insects became trapped inside. They had to came back out to poke a hole in the nest since they were trapped. They,also, sprayed from the inside of our room. The owner is very honorable.
- Mary P.
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we've used several times. They did the inspection on our condo before we moved in and Hoska was not only incredibly thorough, he was also very patient and answered every question I threw at him (including questions I thought of later and called in about). My family felt confident that we knew what ...More we were getting when we moved in thanks to him. Following that inspection they repaired the back staircase. We got several quotes and theirs was the lowest by far. They did quality work, and and his crew were very professional and a pleasure to deal with.
Our neighbors hired them when they sold their unit. As a result, they were back doing repairs in the common area recently (repairs that had brought to our attention before, but that the previous owners vetoed doing anything about, I suppose because they knew they were going to sell soon - my point in mentioning this is that hadn't missed anything the first time around). Again, the crew was great, and they took care of everything (permits, city inspections, etc).
Most recently I called them to check out moisture stains that had appeared in a corner of one of the bedrooms. came out THAT DAY to inspect it. It turns out that it's a result of the building needing to be repainted and waterproofed (something had also warned us about in their report but getting HOAs to do anything in a timely manner is painful). doesn't paint or waterproof houses, so they couldn't fix the problem for us (though Mr. Hoska recommended a few companies when I asked), but I felt so much better knowing what the problem was and how to fix it. If you read this, thank you for responding so quickly, ! We had no idea what was going on and were pretty stressed before you got there!
In summary, is incredibly responsive and knowledgeable, they do excellent work and they are nice people. As a homeowner I feel more at ease knowing that if I have a problem, they are there to help. I highly recommend them.
- Renee L.
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There was no visible infestation that I could see disappear, so I can only take it on faith, but i do trust them. I called them because there were some tiny dead insects on the floor under the skylight. We did not know whether they were termites and whether they had come in thru the skylight. We had seen them once before - dead on the floor- and after ...More we cleaned them up, they didn't come back for years-until now.
said they were indeed termites and were in the wood, so we hired them to do the job. However, the fact that we have not seen any in the last few weeks is not evidence that they are gone. I can only trust that is honest and reliable.
- Laurie S.
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We are a property management company and needed pest control services for a property in , California. We scheduled the first appointment online, and they showed up at our billing address rather than the property address (even though we had given them the property address on the phone). So we re-scheduled a couple times, and ...More had a few problems. At the end of our 2 hour window, we would call and find out that either they were running late, or their service technician was sick or not working that day. It was very frustrating wasting so much time!

Update: the manager called to find out why we gave a negative review. He apologized for our inconvenience, and sincerely expressed his commitment to improving their customer service. (In fact, he told me that they made changes in personnel involved in scheduling.) He also gave us a full refund of the charges to compensate us for our inconvenience.

- David G.
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I had requested assistance with removal and catching a rat from a very new nest just made on my roof deck from leaves from my plants. I have had only one rat in 15 years because I'm on the upper level. The service person called and when I told him my problem he was not interested and told me that rodents are a perpetual problem in San ...More but did not let me explain what I have said about never having any rats. It was obvious that he did not want to come to SF and told me they only deal with the interior problems, yet their add said otherwise. If he could not even talk to me about this issue, then this is a company that I would not recommend nor use. I also explained that I'm a handicapped senior in my 70's, but evidently this made no difference. Very poor customer service. NOT RECOMMENDED.
- Michael W.
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They were fantastic. Called to set up an inspection and arrived that day. Thought we had bed bugs. He comes over, looks at what we found and immediately tells us what we actually have are carpet beetles, but, proceeds to do a full inspection. He spends a good amount of time and goes over the place with a fine tooth comb. Finds ...More more beetles but no bed bugs. He then proceeds to show (pictures) and tell us exactly what we would have found and seen if there were bed bugs, none of which we had, completely setting our mind at ease that indeed we were good on the bed bug front. Explained that a thorough vacuum and steam cleaning will probably solve the problem but if it persists give him a call and a minor chem. treatment is all we'd need. Who's that honest anymore? He could have screwed us and we would have thanked him. If we, or anyone we know ever have a pest problem 's the guy. No question.
He was super friendly, informative and professional. Obviously the good news helped but being in the service industry ourselves we know just to what extent went above and beyond. Thanks!
- T W.
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After I visited my sister in Florida, she called me and told me she had a major bed bug inspection, so I needed to get an inspection at my house. She told me she hired a company that used dogs to out the bed bugs, which she said was the best way to find them. I researched the pest control companies on Angie's List and ...More found . They have dogs they call Hounds (very cute name) who are trained to out bed bugs. does not do the work to get rid of any bed bugs that are found; they just identify if you have an infestation and if so can refer you to other companies to get rid of the bed bugs. By not doing that work, has no incentive to tell you that you have bed bugs in your house when you don't. That is a big positive.
I emailed one night with some questions and the next morning received an email response and a phone call. I spoke to , who is one of the owners and who was very helpful and took the time to answer all of my many questions. I was concerned that they would not be able to do a proper bed bug inspection because I had so much "stuff" all over my house. assured me that unlike a visual inspection by a person, the Hounds need very little space to out the bed bugs, and we would only need to move things if the dog smelled any bed bugs. I was relieved that I did not have to clean up a very cluttered house before they arrived. We scheduled an appointment for the next day. I was very happy that they were able to come so quickly. On the day of the appointment and Hound Rhys arrived on time. Rhys is the cutest little doggie you can imagine. explained how he would work with Rhys throughout the house. Although I was not allowed inside the rooms while Rhys worked, I was allowed to stand right outside each room and watch. When he was ready, threw a ball into each room and Rhys followed the ball into the room, and then sniffed around the room, with prompting Rhys to make sure Rhys sniffed around the entire room. This was repeated in each of the rooms. It was quite an interesting process. In the bedroom, where I had unpacked my suitcase after returning from Florida, visually inspected my bed in addition to Rhys' inspection. Lucky for me, and Rhys did not find any bed begs.
Overall, I was very pleased with and highly recommend them to anyone else worried about whether you have a bed bug inspection.
Below is a picture of Rhys from their web site.




- Paula K.

Exterminators in San Francisco

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A PRO PEST CONTROL INC

75A Cristich Ln
Campbell

ABOL Rodent Control

PO Box 193
Acampo

Al's Pest Control

437 Grand Ave
South San Francisco

Alex Rodent Pro

1056 Tekman Dr
San Jose

ALLIANCE ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP

990 W 10TH ST
Azusa

Angel's Gopher Control San Mateo

P.O. Box 51662
Palo Alto

Animal Gidders

3236 Claudia Dr
Concord

Antech Wildlife Control

26492 Barb Wire Ln
Colfax

APPLIED PEST MANAGEMENT INC

3937 IRVING ST
San Francisco

ARNEST TERMITE CONTROL

2579 14TH AVE
San Francisco

ATCO Pest Control

275 Bel Marin Keys Blvd.
Novato

Attic Perfect

1001 Hensley
Richmond

Attic Pros

45 south 20th st
San Jose

Atticare SF

985 66th Ave
Oakland

Bartlett Tree Experts - 101111

60 Hoag Ave
San Rafael

Bartlett Tree Experts - 101114

2262 Palou Ave
San Francisco

Bay Area Rodent Solutions

645 E McGlincy Ln
Campbell

Bee Friendly Honey

P.O. Box 117
Lafayette

BERRY'S PEST CONTROL

938 LINDEN AVE
South San Francisco

BIRDS AWAY / PIGEONS AWAY

2575 STANWELL DRIVE
Concord

Builtwell Construction

3432 La Mesa Dr
Hayward

bzzbeeremoval.com

11135 San Pablo ave Suite 522
El Cerrito

California Security Pro - ADT Authorized Dealer

2551 San Ramon Valley Blvd
San Ramon

Chief Stewarts Pest Control

139 Santiago Ave
Redwood City

CimexTek Inc.

4768 Archbow Court
San Jose

Clark Pest Control

2313 Research Dr.
Livermore

Clark Pest Control

3214 Brickaway Blvd
Santa Rosa

Clark Pest Control

4045 Nelson Ave
Concord

Clark Pest Control

405 Pine St
Redwood City

Clark Pest Control

485 O'Neill Ave
Belmont

Concord Termite Control

P.O. Box 348
Concord

CRANE PEST CONTROL

2700 GARY BLVD
Oakland

Crane Pest Control

2700 Geary Blvd
San Francisco

Critter Control Inc

714 Northrup St
San Jose

Critter Control of Oakland

2617 Acorn str
Castro Valley

CrossFire Pest Control

1600 San Pablo ave
Oaklan

DEWEY PEST CONTROL

6300 3rd Sreet
San Francisco

DIVERSE INSPECTION SVC

800 DOLORES ST
San Francisco

Donovan's Pest Control Inc

PO Box 6910
San Mateo

DONPEDRO's General Construction

4227 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland

Dr Benson's Natural mix

4012 S Rainbow Blvd

East Bay Rodent Proofing

603 Campania Ct.
Brentwood

Ecoworld Termite Services

1023 Wood Street
Oakland

Elite Bay Area Termite Control

316 Chesterton Ave.
Belmont

Everlast Construction

1941 Oak Park Blvd
Pleasant Hill

Falcon Services, Inc.

P.O. Box 92
Oakley

FOX STRUCTURAL & TERMITE CNTRL

666 41ST AVE
San Francisco

Gophers Limited

5805 Plateau Dr
Felton

Got Rats Rodent Proofing Inc.

2455 Bates Ave
Concord

GREENHOME ENVIRONMENTAL STORE

505 Montgomery, 2nd Floor
San Francisco

HALL BROS TERMITE

50 Tiburon Street Suite 24
San Rafael

Hydrex Pest Control - North Bay

1120 Industrial Ave
Petaluma

Hydrex Pest Control of the North Bay, Inc.

1120 Industrial Ave
Petaluma

Isotech Pest Management

12881 Ramona Blvd
Irwindale

Its Personal Pest Control

1630 N Main St
Walnut Creek

Landmark Construction

1300 Huntington Ave
San Bruno

LINGRUEN ASSOCIATES

1555 Yosemite Ave Ste 30
San Francisco

Marina Pest Control

226 A Westbourgh #408
San Francisco

Mark Allen Design & Construction

15466 Los Gatos Blvd
Los Gatos

MARKOFF STRUCTURAL PEST CONTROL

6018 MISSION ST
Daly City

McDonald Termite Control

230 F St
Martinez

MightyMite Termite Services

215 E Hacienda Ave
Campbell

Mole Busters

PO Box 7445
San Jose

Mosquito Squad of Diablo Valley

153 Panorama Dr
Benicia

Neighborhood Spiderman Pest Control

712 Bancroft Rd
Walnut Creek

O'Connor Pest Control

6773 Sierra court unit D
Dublin

Omega Termite and Pest Control

807 75th Ave
Oakland

ON-SITE INSPECTIONS

461 ALTA VISTA DR
South San Francisco

Orkin Pest Control

377 Oyster Point Blvd
South San Francisco

Orkin Pest Control

20942 Corsair Blvd
Hayward

P W Stephens Environmental Inc

4047 Clipper Court
Fremont

Pacific Coast Termite Inc

40487 Encyclopedia Cir
Fremont

Pacific Coast Termite Inc

1211 N Batavia St
Orange

Performance Pest Management

3958 Valley Avenue
Pleasanton

Pest Scene Investigators

15218 Laverne Dr
San Leandro

Pestec

1555 Yosemite Ave
San Francisco

Pestec

888 N. First Street, Suite G
San Jose

PESTEC EXTERMINATOR CO

4221 MISSION ST
San Francisco

Planet Orange

434 Park Ave
San Jose

PREVENTION INSPECTION SVC

315 S MAPLE AVE
South San Francisco

PRIME EXTERMINATORS

1752 ANGELA ST
San Jose

Proven Termite Solutions

662 Giguere Ct
San Jose

Rat Magic

998 Green Ave
San Bruno

SACRED SPACE GARDENS

1730 47TH AVE
San Francisco

Saratoga Antech Wildlife Control

14190 Taos Dr
Saratoga

Scent Tek

64 Grand View Avenue
San Francisco

Schaeffer's Extermination

2381 Lansdowne Pl
Vallejo

Sky Renovation

5632 Van Nuys Blvd
Van Nuys

Sofie's Handywork

1188 Mission Street
San Francisco

South Bay Pes Control

Mountain View

South Bay Termite

2485 Autumnvale
San Jose

STANDARD TERMITE & PEST CNTRL

4035 JUDAH ST
San Francisco

Steam It Gone

916 Adams Street
Albany

SWAT PEST CONTROL

PO BOX 361675
Milpitas

Terminix

5860 W Las Positas Blvd
Pleasanton

The Davey Tree Expert Co - Menlo Park

119 Independence Dr
Menlo Park

The Davey Tree Expert Co - San Francisco

131 Industrial Way
Brisbane

The Original Rodent Proofers

722 Ventura DR
Walnut Creek

Tincher Consulting & Inspection Services

25A Crescent Dr., Suite 219
Pleasant Hill

TSP OF MARIN

1651 MARKET ST
San Francisco

URBAN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

200 SUNNYDALE AVE
San Francisco

Van Hooser Enterprises

1049A Dell Ave
Campbell

We Care Pest Control

PO Box 14905
Santa Rosa

We Care Pest Control

2919 Edgewater Dr.
Santa Rosa

Wellington Termite Control

4722 Mission St
San Francisco

Western Exterminator

1320 Marsten Rd
Burlingame

Western Exterminator

415 MARKET ST
Santa Cruz

Western Exterminator

1611 Terminal Ave
San Jose

winecountrytech

1559 pinebrook pl

X PEST-EXTERMINATORS

100 N HILL DR
Brisbane

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