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Store all food in airtight containers. A pest can't nibble through plastic and glass the way it can through a thin cardboard box. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Jeremy G. of New York)
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Pests can enter your pantry via birdseed or groceries. Infestations from contaminated products can spread quickly. Learn to prevent and deal with pantry pests.

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Door sweeps are an excellent upgrade to install and can prevent earwigs from sneaking in under the door, says Garvin. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Pat T. of New York)
Pest Control/Exterminating

Tips for getting rid of earwigs, in case they come inside as the temperature drops. You may see these pincher bugs in your home basement, bathrooms or kitchen.

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Pest Control/Exterminating

The quickest and most effective method of pest control? It's not at the hardware store. How much does it cost to hire an exterminator to eliminate pests?

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 Calhoun

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When I called to schedule I said I wanted green treatments because my dog and I both have allergies. I asked if contracts for regular service were required and was told no. I was told I would be given an estimate on the spot but not over the phone. I was not told that if I did not agree to a regular service contract that the price would be jacked up for a one time service. The tech arrived on time and assessed the job. I did agree to non-green treatments because the tech said green treatments are more odorous. In a few minutes I was presented a contract for monthly service with no pre-discussion. The tech represented that NO companies offer incremental month contracts. I found out later that is a flat misrepresentation. I told the tech that I only wanted the one time treatment to see how it went. He promptly increased the price from $298 for the treatment to $325. Even though you only agree to the one-time treatment, you actually sign on the same form you would have for the monthly treatment. I had another estimate for two other companies for less money ($225) but the treatments were not green which was why I chose this company. While the treatment is holding, I consider the price tactic to raise the price if you don't agree to monthly and the representation that no other companies offer bi-monthly or quarterly contracts devious at best. I would not use this company again.
- Charlotte C.
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technician was on time (actually a little early), spent time talking with us to understand the concerns we had and the specific pest issues we were having and provided treatments mentioned above. He was very knowledgeable and pleasant. Provided detailed costs if we wanted additional services, BUT DID NOT PRESSURE US AT ALL. Outstanding value for this service.
- Barry W.
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The technician showed up on time and sprayed inside the house and around the perimeter of the house for insects. The price was reasonable and the treatment, so far, seems to have been successful. I would not hesitate to use the same service again.
- Jack P.
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was fast, informative, and thoroughly responsive to my needs at all times. I left a message in the evening about finding a large nest in the ceiling space between two rooms in the basement. Two weeks prior, I called another pest company and was told that they would die off, but I kept finding 10-20 a day and needed help. Due to a life-threatening bee sting allergy, I was too afraid to do laundry and considered moving out for a week or two until the problem could be handled. There was no need to do that, as
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responded immediately and could come out ASAP to handle the yellow jacket nest.
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used a powder to annihilate them at the entry point, sprayed inside, and advised what to do if any strays were to temporarily be found. I did find a few the next day, which is NOT due to work quality, but to the sneakiness of critters. My home is now bee free and safe!
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did a very professional job and guarantees his work. I will certainly keep his name in our home file for future use!
- Bradley S.
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we spoke on the phone
they are not located within 35 - 40 miles of me
they want 75 dollars and want me to sign a contract
i would like to request a refund from angies list.
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561 628-1999
- Janet R.
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showed up on time looked professional and went about done his job after he told us what exactly what he was going to do and ask what pests we had seen on the property. very knowledeable and seemed very efficient.
- ralph H.
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was very professional, responsive and on time for the appointment. We chose this company because their chemicals are pet and people friendly. The first treatment was for spiders and he provided a 30 day guarantee. The outdoor treatment worked well, however some spiders returned indoors so he scheduled a second treatment free of charge. We would definitely use this company again.
- mandy C.

All Exterminators in Calhoun, LA

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ANDERSON PEST CONTROL

166 CALHOUN SERVICE RD
Calhoun

ARK-LA EXTERMINATING CO

2200 RAINBOW DR
West Monroe

BAYOU MOSQUITO & PEST MGMT.

1126 Harrison Street
Rayville

COKER PEST CONTROL

156 RICHARD COKER RD
West Monroe

D'ARBONNE PEST CONTROL

8835 CARBON PLANT RD
Bastrop

SAM JOHNSTON PEST CONTROL LLC

1354 BEULAH CHURCH RD
Calhoun

Terminix

1302 Natchitoches St
West Monroe

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