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" was one of several companies I got quotes for (as well as a recommendation from a friend who had also used them) and they came in very" similar if not a little cheaper for the termite work. I have dealt with at twice now, he actually came out again a year later to inspect some wood that I am replacing. Really good person to talk to, doesn't give you a hard sell or try to bend your arm but really thorough none the less. I will definitely be using them if/when I need to in the future. Use these guys, you won't regret it.

-niki S.

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"Two visits per year are covered in the contract, which has no expiration date; it automatically renews unless the customer cancels 30 days in advance in writing." It states that there is no additional charge if retreatment is needed. It also states that they will treat the exterior every Spring and Fall without notification. The treatment was satisfactory, but a bit expensive ($210 per visit). Their first visit was December 3, 2013 to treat for mice. They probably came once the following spring [2014] to treat for ants. I prefer to be notified before home services and had requested they phone first. This condition was added to the contract I signed. I don't remember if they called or not and can't find a record of the spring treatment, but think it occurred. When an invoice for the second year arrived in September I was surprised, expecting the annual renewal to be in December since that was when my service had begun. I phoned about the invoice, and being unhappy with automatic contract renewals as well as uncertain that I would be notified before treatments, as had been agreed, decided to cancel. Despite the "30 days in advance in writing" requirement, the person I spoke to agreed to cancel my contract immediately. She then confirmed that I would not be charged and that I had a zero balance.

-Donna R.

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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.

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Effective pest control requires closing pests' entry points.

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

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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 El Cajon

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Serviceman arrived promptly and treated the affected area. He then checked the house thoroughly inside and out for any other signs of infestation. He instructed me on termite habits and showed me what to look out for. I will get an inspection next year at no charge. Very easy people to do business with, and I appreciated their professionalism.
- MADELON P.
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Had an extra long dryer vent so it took extra time and dealing with tons of lint to get the dead animals out. Not to mention the horrific odor. The technician workeed extremely hard and cleaned up all the lint and debis that fell out of the vent.
- RUTH ANN V.
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The technician was on time, professional, courteous and took the time to explain everything to me. I have had one other company spray for pests and they seemed to be completely annoyed by my presence, wanted to get in, out and on to the next job. Bonanza was the opposite and I have had much better results with their spray as I have seen no pests since ...More they showed up.
- Jon W.
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was very professional, on time and explained in detail how the spray works. It is safe for both pets and kids. Excellent job and I will definitely have them back.
- Cheryl V.
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It went really well. The technician wore boot protectors and made sure that I was completely satisfied. Two weeks later they called to make sure everything was going ok and when I told them about the ants, they came back and sprayed again.
- Amy F.
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Eventually OK. But it took an extended period. The signed agreement was they would set traps and check them every other day. They checked them at weekly intervals - thus dead rodents were in patio traps for days after caught with accompanying smells. Profuse apologies when we called after first week, said it would be corrected, and then same thing ...More happened again. After 2 weeks and 2 visits, they said they would do it one more time and them filled in suspected lairs.

- Robin P.
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We have been dealing with Ace for over a year now and always find them friendly, knowledgeable and punctual. They go out of their way to ensure we are satisfied at each visit. We are very satisfied and I recommend them to friends.
- Debi W.
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I had been having an ongoing problem with ants that I tried to take care of myself, but they kept coming back, so I called and they scheduled someone to come out the next morning. The technician was on time and very professional. He took the time to discuss my ant problem. He treated for the ants, as well as treated outside the ...More house for general pests. Great service!
- Michael M.

Exterminators in El Cajon, CA

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24/7 Handyman Service

P.O Box 16125
San Diego

A&M Animal Control of San Diego

3059 Guilitoy ave
San Diego

A-ACTION BEE REMOVAL

9735 SILVA RD
El Cajon

Aardvark Ant & Pest Control Inc

2514 Jamacha Rd
El Cajon

Ace1 Pest Control

10606 Camino Ruiz, Ste 8 #143

ACME Termite Company Inc

11037 Warner Ave
Fountain Valley

Air Superiority

346 Oak St
Ramona

Algon Exterminating Co Inc

13689 Hwy 8 Business
El Cajon

All Cities Pest Control

10201 Buena Vista Ave
Santee

All Pest Pros

1502 Simpson Way
Escondido

ALL SERVICE PEST CONTROL

603 SEAGAZE DR
Oceanside

Alternative Pest Control Co, Inc

2097 E Washington St
Colton

Aneco Pest Management

1796 summertime drive
El Cajon

Animals Gone Wild

1620 Montgomery Drive

Ant Control San Diego

2160 University Dr. Suite A-33 Vista
Vista

Antac Pest Control

5735 Kearny Villa Rd
San Diego

Antimite Termite and Pest Control

4017 42nd St
San Diego

Apropos

5280 Judson Way
San Diego

Beach City Builders Inc

2604 B El Camino Real
Carlsbad

Bed Bug Solutions

PO Box 927
Vista

Bed Bug Solutions

PO Box 927
Vista

BEE BEST BEE REMOVAL

9461 Grossmont Summit Dr
La Mesa

BEE DOC BEE REMOVAL

9735 SILVA RD
El Cajon

Bee Free Bee Removal

1866 Playa Riviera drive

Bee Friendly

125 Old Grove Rd
Oceanside

Bee Removal San Diego

6741 Waterman Ct.
San Diego

Best-Rate Repair & Termite Company

P.O. Box 600491
San Diego

Block Island Remodeling

13001 Treecrest St
Poway

BOB'S HANDYMAN SERVICE

10150 PRINCE CHARMING LN
Santee

BRAND EXTERMINATORS

306 W EL NORTE PKWY
Escondido

BUG SQUAD

26242 ENTERPRISE CT
Lake Forest

BUGS BEE DEAD

475 collage blvd # 6-26
Oceanside

Burrow Blasters USA

1662 Watwood Rd
Lemon Grove

C. A. Luce Termite Control

581 Montview Dr
Escondido

CARTWRIGHT TERMITE & PEST CONTROL

1376 BROADWAY
El Cajon

Cartwright Termite & Pest Control, Inc.

74804 Joni Dr.
Palm Desert

CENTURION PEST CONTROL

PO BOX 720266
San Diego

CHECKMATE EXTERMINATORS

PO BOX 461467
Escondido

Checkmate Exterminators

Royal Oak Dr
Oceanside

Chelsea Pest & Termite Control

2321 Morena Blvd
San Diego

Clark Pest Control

8316 Miramar Mall
San Diego

COMMERCIAL-CALIFORNIA PEST

1736 N MAGNOLIA AVE
El Cajon

Corky's Pest Control

909 Rancheros Dr
San Marcos

CTAI Pacific Greenscape

23520 Kettle Rd
Murrieta

D & S Termite and Pest Control

3638 Bancroft Drive
Spring Valley

D-Tek Live Bee Removal

844 Alta Vista Drive
Vista

DAVE SUDA LANDSCAPE

4385 TWAIN AVE
San Diego

Dewey Pest Control - El Cajon

9386 Bond Ave
El Cajon

Diverse Termite

9182 bloomdale

Dr Benson's Natural mix

4012 S Rainbow Blvd

E Pest Management

2220 Otay Lakes Road 502-620
Chula Vista

Eagleshield Pest Control

P.O. Box 1127
Vista

Eagleshield Pest Control

1210 Petree St
El Cajon

ECO X TERM

601 E. Palomar
Chula Vista

Eliminite Termite

1000 W Bradley Ave Ste G
El Cajon

FAIRWAY PEST CONTROL

PO Box 2065
El Cajon

FARMER TERMITE CONTROL

4052 Thomas St
Oceanside

Gaines Pest Control

1627 Doncarol Ave
El Cajon

GC Termite Control

2127 Olympic Pkwy #1006-310
Chula Vista

Girl Next Door Honey

No Physical Address
San Diego

Gopher Patrol

12155 Magnolia Ave
Riverside

Gunn Pest Control

1371 E Lexington ave apt 15
El Cajon

Harbor Pest Control

6160 Fairmount Ave
San Diego

Hi-Tech Builders Inc

5435 Balboa Blvd.
Encino

HI-TECH TERMITE CONTROL INC

7616 Miramar Rd
San Diego

HILLTOP SUPPLY CO

27506 OLD HIGHWAY 80
Guatay

Hive Savers

1835 Seaquest Trail
Encinitas

Hunt's Pest Solutions

P.O. Box 2313
La Mesa

Irrigation Turf Management Specialists

3322 Sweetwater Springs Blvd. #100
Spring Valley

James Bailey

635 13th St
San Diego

JIM'S HORTICULTURAL SVC

1465 E LEXINGTON AVE
El Cajon

Joshua's Pest Control

6867 Nancy Ridge Dr Ste E
San Diego

K and M Bee Management

140 14th St
Ramona

KNOTT'S PEST CONTROL INC

PO Box 12319
El Cajon

Le Perv Landscape

5002 Santa Fe St
San Diego

Lloyd Pest Control

935 Sherman St
San Diego

MANN vs PEST

5839 Mission Gorge Rd
San Diego

Manny's Termite & Pest Control

P.o. Box 3311
Oceanside

MR BUGS PEST MANAGEMENT

1380 GARNET AVE
San Diego

Mr. Exterminator

22861 Charles St
Wildomar

Mt Helix Pest Control

4401 Twain Ave
San Diego

Pacific Coast Termite Inc

1211 N Batavia St
Orange

Paradise Pest Solutions

1599 Pepper Dr
El Cajon

Payne Pest Management Inc.

10625 Scripps Ranch Blvd.
San Diego

PCH Services

Encinitas

Pest Control San Diego

17067 Coyote Bush Dr
San Diego

Pest Control San Diego

814 Morena Blvd #950
San Diego

PROOF OF INCOME SERVICE'S

10800 Foothill Blvd
Rancho Cucamonga

Renowned Pest Management

2131 Palomar Airport Road, Ste 200-231
Carlsbad

REYNOLDS HORTICULTURAL CONTROL

5987 Amarillo Ave
La Mesa

Ribbit Pest Control

479 West Douglas Ave
El Cajon

Rodent Control San Diego

252 Faxon St.
Spring Valley

Rodent Pest Technologies, Inc.

P.O. Box 4548
Riverside

San Diego Pest Solutions

12814 Oakfield Way
Poway

San Diego Pest Solutions

12814 Oakfield Way
Poway

Slate Termite and Pest Control Services

1835A S. Centre City pkway 279
Escondido

Speedy Animal Control

9158 Les Rd
Santee

Speedy Animal Control

9158 Les Rd
Santee

TA Construction

8867 La Cintura Ct
San Diego

TEAM TOO

1655 E 6TH ST
Corona

Terminix

4850 Pacific Hwy
San Diego

Termite Control Company San Diego

1482 Reed Ave.
San Diego

The Man Handy

22806 Supa Ct
Wildomar

The Termite Inspector Company

3468 Citrus St Ste D
Lemon Grove

The Wildlife Specialist

2531 Los Alisos S
Fallbrook

THOMAS PEST CONTROL CO

P O BOX 1501
El Cajon

Thor Pest Control

1110 Mary St
El Cajon

TOTAL CONTROL PEST MANAGEMENT

P.O BOX 2573
La Mesa

Total Termite & Pest Control

2566 Catamaranway
Chulavista

UNCLE MIKE'S PEST CONTROL

1715 N 2ND ST
El Cajon

Urban Bloom Landscape, Inc.

1017 EL CAJON BLVD
El Cajon

W A Stone Termite & Pest Control Inc

1539 Sterling Ct
Escondido

Western Exterminator

2563 Auto Park Way
Escondido

Xtermite Inc

10107 Prospect Ave
Santee

Xtreme Pest Control

2356 Reo Dr
San Diego

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