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I was pressed for time to get a termite inspection completed and signed off as one of the requirements for doing a VA refinance on my home, and I was due to leave in 4 weeks for a trip back to Michigan to visit family for Christmas, and to attend my oldest grandson's wedding. I called Center Termite & Pest Control, and based on the excellent reviews on Angie's List, I made an appointment for an inspection to happen on the following day.
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, CEO of this family based business, promptly showed up at the promised time and gave me a thorough investigation and explanation of what he found. He promised me that a formalized written report would be send out that evening for me to review. I had the report the next day which provided me with the detail of what was found, and what it would cost to fix the problems. I was given three options: Fumigation, Subterranean Termite Treatment, and Wood Repairs. Each of these options included the estimate, a discount, and the grand total. The Fumigation's grand total was $1,365, the Subterranean Termite Treatment grand total was $725, and the Wood Repairs grand total came to $2,225.
I asked
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about providing a security patrol for the tented house, but he said that I would have to contract that from someone else. Be advised that any locks that are used to secure the doors of the house does not keep your home secure during tenting because all of the windows need to be opened so that the gas can circulate freely throughout the structure. During my fumigation I elected to not hire a security patrol, but I did contact my local police department to let them know that I was having the house tented. I asked them if they could send a patrol car around every once and a while to make sure everything was secure. As you will see, I am glad I made that call to the police.
After approving the estimate and making an appointment to tent my home, Center sent me a package that included instructions for preparing my home for the fumigation, and a bunch of special plastic bags to put open food items in. Canned goods did not need to be bagged, but susceptible items in the refrigerator and freezer needed to be protected. The bags were made of a special material that would keep the poison from penetrating, and Center requested that each bag of food be placed in a second bag. On the day that the tenting was to take place, their workers double-checked my work and ended up packing away even more items. They did an excellent job.
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was there the whole time to answer any questions I had.
I spent a couple of nights at hotel during the Monday through Wednesday tenting of my home. The wood repair was taken care of on a Monday in the week following the fumigation.
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& Pest Control did an excellent job, and I really feel that I got an excellent deal. They had everything finished, and the completion certificate in my hands a week before I left for Michigan.
Then, a couple of weeks after I returned from Michigan my neighbor told me that they saw a couple of guys jump over the wall in my backyard when my home was being tented. My neighbor called the police, and they caught the guys a few streets away.
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PD is the best, and I have some awesome neighbors! If I need to do this process again I would definitely research having a security company keep an eye on my place, or even have an alarm system that would arm my windows as well as my doors.
One suggestion that I would have for
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& Pest Control is to provide a list to future clients of companies that could provide security for tented homes. Beside providing peace of mind while being away from your unsecured home that has a giant multicolored wrapping on it that says, "Open House" for every burglar for miles around, it would give
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& Pest Control an additional side service to offer their customers making them an even more well rounded company.
- Patrick W.
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I called
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at 7am and was pleasantly surprised that I was able to get a time for the same day between 8-11am.
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called at 11am, said they were in-route and should arrive within 20 minutes.
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and
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arrived at 11:30 and set to work;
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explaining that he would use a vacuum container to remove the bees for relocation. I chose
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specifically because of this practice and not just fumigate and
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the bees.
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also explained that they would spray the tree and the job included a 30-day warranty.
They were very professional in keeping me informed of arrival time and explaining their procedures. The original quote for the job was $225 but I was able to get a new customer discount from their website which brought the job to $200. My husband and I were very happy with their work.
- Yuri H.
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We have a regular service schedule for every other month. We have used them for a long time and they are great. Our technician
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is nice and professional.
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in the office is very responsive and accommodating.
- amanda C.
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The work got done in the end, but he experience was quite stressful. Their price was actually the highest of three quotes, but we went with
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because of the reviews and because
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said that if they find more damage when they get into the work, they would fix it for the same price. In reality, they didn't have enough wood to do the work right, much less any new findings.
They never gave us a map of the termite repairs to be done, we found out from the Pest Control Board that this should've been standard practice. We went by a termite map from a report we received when we bought the house. His contract only listed the number of boards to be used.
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never showed up again after the estimates. His crew showed up without any map and installed wood in the wrong place, so they ran out of wood. They had replaced a long portion that had peeling paint, but was structurally sound. We had agreed that we would sand and paint and not replace that portion. Also, they had mis-cut one board by about 3/4 inch, you can see daylight through it and tried to cover it up with caulk. In addition, they forgot to bolt the boards back to the support posts in our patio. Despite reminders, they did not show up with the right bolts, we had to purchase it .
Anyways, the most stressful part was he demanded to be paid in full at the end of the 1st day, although three more sections needed to be replaced. We offered to make partial payment for work already done, but
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would not accept that. He threatened to take us to court. He insisted that his crew completed their contract since they installed all the woods. Never mind that they installed it on the wrong place or mis-cut.
We had to go back to Angie's List for support, After we told him we spoke with Angie's list and they told us what we needed to do, he changed his tunes. They wrote an addendum for the rest of the work and came back and did it.
To be fair, they crew was timely and worked hard. Although, if they had admitted their mistakes,
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probably would've been more accommodating sooner.
- Frank M.
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Have been using them just under 30 years I guess.



They come out and spray for all bugs both inside and outside. We have had dogs and cats so we are always on the alert for fleas. We have a yearly service contract.



Back in 2003 they tented our two story house as part of their yearly service no extra charge. The yearly rate goes up every year (as does everthing except electronic) but Ido seem realize that after the whole house tenting it took a bit of a jump.



Was putting a new roof on and we saw termite infestation and called them.
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came out said it needed to tented and they covered it.



So pretty good at standing behind their work.



Maybe you pay for what you get or I could just be getting older.



Good Outfit.
- Dale M.
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I called
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and scheduled an appointment for an inspection on a Friday before Halloween. Once the technician confirmed and located all the areas in the house with termites, I asked if they could possible get the fumigation (tenting) completed before November 1, just a week later as I had a new tenant moving in that day. Apparently they don't tent houses during Halloween but luckily they were available and completed the tenting for the wood termites and completed the work to treat the subterranean termites. They quickly contacted the gas company to have the gas turned off, explained what needed to be bagged and what needed to be removed (in addition to leaving more detailed, written instructions), and gave me the bags. They were in contact with me during the entire process to confirm they had tented the house, confirmed when the tent was removed, and confirmed when they completed the subterranean treatment. I only wish they offered termite damage repair!!
- Irene S.
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Pest control person was pleasant. However big deal also included termite check, which is performed by different person. I called company to try to schedule termite check but no one returned my call.
- Daphne W.
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I was having evidence of termite damage on the outside of my house and around the deck area. A representative came out for a free estimate and showed me where the termite damage was and how it wasn't too bad so he suggested they spot treat the problem areas and also suggested treating the attic and crawl space. We scheduled an appointment for a couple days later. They were on time and they took about 3-4 hours to treat all areas. Since they only spot treated the outside there was still termite evidence two weeks after the treatment. I called them up and they came out promptly to treat again with no charge. There is a one year guarantee. I am happy with the service and have not noticed any termite evidence since. My home is about 1400 square feet so I'm not sure if $1800 is a good price or not but I would use them again.
- Kyle T.
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I was at my wits end! It started with a bird nest outside my window. When the hatchlings learned to fly and abandoned the nest, my condo was infested with bird mites.
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was the third pest control company to come out and try to end my 6 month nightmare.
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arrived promptly, listened to my concerns, took stock of the situation and went above and beyond anything that had been done before.
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was the only pest control expert to check the inside of my attic and check the grounds around the building for entry points.
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noticed that there were rat droppings in my attic and entry points at ground level around the building. Since it was a possibility that I now had rat mites,
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treated the attic and the inside of my condo.
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followed up two weeks later and has called to make sure that everything is still pest free. I have set up a regular schedule for
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to make on site visits. I can't thank
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enough.
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answers his phone, is responsive, on time, polite and extremely professional.

- Cathryn C.
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I called
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on a Sunday and he came out to my home a few hours later and took care of bee hive.
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was very professional and came on time. The entire appointment took less than 20 minutes.
- Chhandasi B.
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24/7 Termite & Pest Management

6285 E Spring St
Long Beach, CA

A Bee Solution

12520 Vose St
North Hollywood, CA

A CAL PEST CONTROL

4152 BALDWIN AVENUE
El Monte, CA

A Quality Pest Control

24001 Calle De La Magdalena, 2782
Laguna Hills, CA

A ROUND THE CLOCK PEST CONTROL

18345 Sierra Hwy Ste B5
Canyon Country, CA

A Sandkamp roofing

3006 s.Orange
Santa Ana, CA

A-1 WATKINS PEST & TERMITE CONTROL

1319 W. Willow Street
Long Beach, CA

A1 Termite and Pest Control

528 S. Alexandria ave
Los Angeles, CA

AA DO-AWAY TERMITE CO INC.

4446 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Lawndale, CA

AAA ALL VALLEY HONEY & BEE

PO BOX 16100
Encino, CA

AAA Bee Control

578 Washington Blvd
Marina Del Rey, CA

AAA Bee Pros

14320 Ventura Blvd #110
Sherman Oaks, CA

ABC Bee Control

1223 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA

ABF Exterminators Inc

8504 Firestone Boulevard #183
Downey, CA

ABOLISH PEST CONTROL CO

PO BOX 630097
Simi Valley, CA

Absolute Serenity Pest Control

4580 Atlantic Avenue #17544
Long Beach, CA

ABYSS PEST CONTROL

5505 W 120TH ST
Inglewood, CA

ABZ PEST CONTROL SERVICES

17546 Studebaker road
Cerritos, CA

Academy Pest Control

3714 Live Oak Creek Way
Ontario, CA

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