San Mateo Animal Removal Services

in San Mateo, CA

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I'm 68 years old and don't want to have to climb around inside my attic or on my roof.
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, and his son, came to my house the same day I called.
's son climbed onto my roof and inspected the site of the noise, including probing it to see if the entry site allowed any critters access into my attic. His son determined that there was no way that an animal (rat, squirrel, or otherwise) could get into the attic from that place. He then cleared away the nesting material that he suspected was a squirrel's and came off of the roof.
said that because all they had had to do was inspect, he'd only charge me half-price!!! How great is that? (BTW, a competitor had given me a telephone quote of $499 to $599 without even having come to the house to look at the situation. Shameful.) The couldn't have been more prompt, couldn't have been nicer, and quickly put my mind at ease when they figured out that whatever was trying to establish a nest in a small opening in the valley between my gable feature and the top of my breezeway's roof couldn't get inside of the attic! How often do we get problems solved for $25 these days? Not often!
- Kathy M.
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My pest control company identified some droppings in my garage as bat droppings, and they referred me to
Maples at
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He came this morning right on time and sure enough, positively i.d.'d the droppings as bat poo. We took a good look at the roof of the garage, but didn't see any live bats, though they must be there, probably with babies this time of year. (They are protected until mid August because of the babies, then we can proceed with exclusion).
Our garage is old with many gaps,
advised me as to how we should seal up the gaps and leave the doors open for the bats to escape -- he realized we would do this ourselves due to budget constraints. (there were a lot of gaps!)
I wasn't sure if this qualified as a service call or an estimate, we didn't talk about that on the phone, but he didn't seem to want to charge for a service call since he didn't remove any animals -- however, just as you would pay your Dr. for their time and expertise, I gave him a little $ for his time, travel and advice. I think I probably should have given him a little more, since now we'll be able to handle this problem on our own. Another company may have pushed to do this and charge more money, so I really appreciated his honesty and advice. He's a very nice person and seemed very knowledgeable, I would certainly call him in the future if I need any assistance with critter removal!
If you call him you might want to find out ahead of time whether the appointment is for an estimate, or a service call, so you'd know going in just what to pay him.

- JANET H.

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The evaluation confirmed rodent activity and revealed several points of entry in and around the house, so I had additional work done to seal the exterior. They also found some areas (soffit and window) needing repair that I hadn't noticed, so I had them make those repairs as well and they did a great job. Once everything was sealed, they followed up with several weeks of trap checks until we found no more signs of activity. They then did a significant amount of work to remediate and clean the affected areas in the basement, and have guaranteed to return if I see any signs of renewed activity this fall/winter. They sometimes showed up early (but always called 10-15 mins. out), and they don't wear uniforms or drive trucks with logos, etc., but they have always been polite, thorough, and helpful, and I am confident in their work.
- Katherine W.
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Well we didn't catch any rats but that happens. What
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thinks is that there were no rats in the attic when they closed up all their entrance points. So they couldn't get in after the holes were closed. Overall I was very pleased with their services and I'm glad that I'm not out an extra $3500 for unneeded insulation!!
- Shawna M.
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16Critter control was very responsive, gave a very reasonable quote in a timely fashion and did an overall great job! They didn't require us to be at the house since it was an outside job, which is nice when you work week days! They cleaned up the mess completely and didn't leave and mess behind. They even painted under the deck and did a great job! They did NOT require payment up front, which shows they have plenty of business, a good quality to have. I would hire them again!

- Megan S.
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I showed
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a place in my garage where I thought mice might be getting in. There were some gaps between the cinder blocks in my garage and he thought that perhaps my homeowner's association might take care of that. Once I confirmed with them that it was my responsibility, he gave me an estimate via email and we set up a time for him to come out. Sure enough, once he got in my garage he saw that it was indeed the "mouse superhighway" based on the droppings he saw.
He went to Home Depot to get some supplies, and then blocked off the entrance points with some hardware, spray foam and wire mesh. He said that in the corner of my garage there was a gas line and electrical wire, so the thing he used to block the area was simply screwed in in case any one would need to get in there again. I really appreciated the fact that he was conscientious about who might need to get in there in the future.
He also blocked off another area outside my house where they could have gotten in.
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explained to me that they go around the perimeter of your house and if they can feel heat coming out because of a draft they know they can get in there, and then they leave some pheromones so other mice know where the party is.
I feel much better knowing that mice will have to find some other place to hang out this winter. When I asked
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how much I owed him, it was exactly what the estimate was.
I really trust him and wouldn't hesitate to use him in the future.
- Kristen H.
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As far as the representative, he really was very thorough, professional and kind. The concern is not with him at all, it is with all the
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costs and the confusing forms. Also, you assume responsibility if the employee gets hurt while performing their duties.
- kelly N.
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We had a
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crawl under our screen porch and die, sadly. We called
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late in the afternoon. They gave us a price for the removal over the phone. We were able to schedule the service for the very next morning.
They were very polite, efficient and professional.
- Sheila B.
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I contacted them to set up an appointment 8am-10am approximately 4-5 days prior to my appointment as i was leaving for out of town. Explained that i had a hornet's nest that was above my roof line, in a tree branch.
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(RAC employee) advised that it was no problem. That he had all types of ladders---and named about 3 different 6ft and higher & that he had a tool with reach that could simply remove it.
On the day of the appointment, about 9:15am, i called him to confirm he was still on track---he surprisingly said "they've re-arranged my schedule, so i can't make it." I shared that i had come home from a trip specifically to make the appointment and asked that he at least CALL to say he was changing his schedule. Then..he said...OK, let me see if i can re-arrange my schedule and come now." Interestingly, he did which indicates he wasn't involved in any job that prohibited him from making his appointment with me in the first place.
He showed up ....and then said "i can't safely remove this...i only have a 6 ft ladder" I asked..."are you saying you RAC can't do the job today---or can't do the job at all?" He replied "I can't safely do this job, i only have a 6ft ladder. " SO....He either lied on the phone while representing what the company could do given the multiple ladder heights, or lied onsite. He then told me to get a friend that could knock down the nest with a stick and spray it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO...why couldn't he do this as a professional? His reply "i can't SAFELY do that"----but he recommended that i do it. I'd say this was just the employee, but he placed a call to someone at his company, and it apparently was a joint decision to lie.
- Loretta J.
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I have a racoon problem at my house. After reading all the good reviews for this company I called them for an estimate. Got their machine and left a message. No call back. 2 days later I called again. Got the machine and left a message. No call back. Then I went onto their website and filled out my information and requested a quote. Inside that electronic message, I reminded them I already called twice before. No response. I called 2 additional times, left messages and still did not receive any call back.
During that time, the racoons destroyed part of my siding and ripped half the singles off my roof. I had no other choice but to find another provider to help. I've read a couple other reviews on here where it was mentioned that they had a hard time getting a hold of ACE, but once they did the work was excellent. I tried to hold out, but after 2 weeks of no returned calls or emails I gave up.
Not a company I want to do business with.
- Gary C.
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