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"i called early in the morning and a technician came about 10. I had not noticed the yellow jackets above the garage but he did and took care of them. The wasp" nest was the one that I saw behind the end of a gutter. The technician studied it awhile and decided to spray and where to spray. Told me they could be active for several more days and to call back if there was more activity later. The bees seem to be gone!


"Rich came by, donned his beekeeper outfit and proceeded to spray the moulding and area around the window. He also put a powder that was toxic to the bees returning" to the hive. This was explained to me by him, I was not home at the time. My wife was home as he required to enter the house and check the area around the window for any indication of bees inside. The process was relatively quick, about twenty minutes. He said to give it about a week and if I saw any bees to call him. I saw a couple for the next two days but then none. He is a very friendly person and a competent professional.

-Michael G.

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Pest Control Services

A homeowner's guide to hiring an exterminator or pest control company to rid your home of insects or rodents.

Mice and rats

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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You're home watching TV with the family when you hear a high-pitched chirp accompanied by the flapping of wings. Then you see the furry, winged creature circling above you.

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Bats eat beetles, moths, mosquitoes and other bugs — sometimes hundreds in a single hour. Read this infographic to learn more about the benefits bats provide.

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Here's how to avoid getting stung by haphazard wasp nest removal.

Even after snow falls, a quick thaw that produces melting snow can push a lot of bug activity out of the soil and into homes. (Photo courtesy of Greenix Pest Control)
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You know those bugs that bugged you last spring? Even when the snow hits, you might discover they never really went away.

Angie's Answers


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

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.
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.
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 Elk River


Overall with
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, I slowly but surely realized that I was not getting my money's worth. Paying the premium, the price is manageable with ~$135/3mo. period. However, going through ants, spiders, stink bugs, earwigs,
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beetles, and more, most of the actual exterminating was done by myself with store bought insecticides.
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will come whenever you ask them to, however they don't put forth the effort to rid your home/property of the pests. Each time, we got a
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spraying of the perimeters and caulking of a window occasionally (to prevent ants from coming through). There was no effort to eradicate the source, etc. We even had the one person just tell us to "wait for them to go away."
Honest opinion? Drop
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and find another exterminator that will deliver results, or go to lowes/home depot and get ready for battle.
- David E.

I cannot speak highly enough of our experiences with Advantage. Our technician,
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H., was so friendly and helpful. I am not one to usually write reviews, but their customer service/technician definitely deserves recognition! If you're in need of pest control, I would certainly give Advantage a try- you will not be disappointed!
- Katie S.

I selected
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from Angie's because they were a local company, not a national franchise. They responded promptly and set two 'Have a Heart' traps at both ends of the deck. The first groundhog was captured literally within ten minutes. The second groundhog was captured later in the evening. The traps were reset each time and after no additional captures after a week I called them and they came to pick up their traps. One might think that if capturing groundhogs is this easy, why don't I do it myself? What are you going to do with the varmint once you catch it? Are you ready for an emergency room visit if the animal bites you? It is just not as
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made it seem to be. The folks at
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are very efficient, very professional, and perhaps the most earnestly pleasant service providers I have dealt with in two decades. If you have a pest problem, you should strongly consider using
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to resolve your problem. They provide several discounts to Angie's List subscribers. They are well worth the cost regardless of the discount.
- Carole B.

Very easy to deal with the company and schedule an appointment. The exterminator was on time and sprayed all areas of the house. He was very friendly and answered any questions I had about how the spraying worked.
- Mark S.

Exterminated a yellow jacket hive under eves on second floor. Not an easy job. The only access was via a small second floor window onto a sloped roof. Other companies we called would either not handle bees or would not work higher than ground floor. Aardvark said they did not know if they could do the job but they would certainly take a look to see if what they could do ....no charge for visit.
Aardvark followed up with 2 phone calls to make sure the problem was eliminated. They said if we were still seeing bees they would return for a another application included in original price. Great service.
- Linda R.

1. Tech. did 1/2 our job and left on first 2015 spraying.
2. Didn't show up on last 2 sched. days and didn't call.
This seems like an amateur operation. Reliability is abysmal.
- James M.

We had a very bad hornet situation at our front door. I called on a Monday and
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came out the next morning. They were a bit late because the previous job took longer than expected. When I called to find out where they were, the office contacted the driver and called me back within a minute to let me know the situation. They arrived, knew exactly what to do, explained everything in detail very patiently, and waited to make sure their solution was effective. Within one hour, the hornets were gone and have not returned. We would use them again and recommend their services to others.
- Eric S.

I appreciated all the information disclosed on their website. The inspector and the technician were both timely, personable and seemed knowledgeable.
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seemed a bit pricey, but we had issues at our previous house in Florida and wanted a strong start in the new house. No bugs so far. If it stays this way it will be worth the money.
- Lynn P.

Exterminators in Elk River, MN

Companies below are listed in alphabetical order. To view top rated service providers along with reviews and ratings, Join Angie's List Now!

4 Seasons Pest Control LLC

849 Blackoaks Cir



Abra Kadabra Environmental Services

8009 Irving Ave N

Adam's Pest Control Inc

922 Hwy 55

Aim High Construction LLC

31540 147th st

All Around

701 Decatur Ave. N

Ameripride Pest Control

31471 141st. st. nw

Andys Rid A Critter

323 burnes Drive

Arbor Doctor

390 W 8th St Apt 303

Bed Bug Guys

1816 W 140th St

Blackhawk Pest Control

11232 Arrowhead St NW
Coon Rapids

Buggs Pest Control

1012 W River Pkwy

Comfort Pest Control

770-143rd Ave NW

Creative Lawn & Landscapes Inc

14005 Northdale Blvd


12920 96th St NE
Elk River

Elite Pest Control

733 9th Ave S

Godfather's Exterminating, Inc.

300 33rd Ave S
Waite Park

Green Mosquito Control

1013 Sibley Memorial Hwy
Saint Paul

HomSafe Pest Control

1260 Brewers Ln

Insight Pest Solutions

6834 Washington Ave S
Eden Prairie

Laughlin's Pest Control

1908 University Ave W
Saint Paul

Midwest Pest

8534 Riverview Ln

Minnesota Wild Animal Management/EcoTech

1333 Constance Blvd
Ham Lake

Mosquito Squad of Twin Cities

20823 Naples St NE


Big Lake

Odor Medic

27635 Island View Rd.

Plunkett's Pest Control

40 NE 52nd Way

Professional Wildlife Control

PO Box 48620


3208 West Lake St

Reliable Pest Control Inc

8319 Chapel Glen Dr

Rove Pest Control

1730 New Brighton Blvd #189

Rove Pest Control

1043 Grand Ave
St Paul

Simply Nitty

5100 Eden Ave



Terminix - St Louis Park

6314 Cambridge St
St Louis Park




4240 Centerville Rd
Saint Paul

West Side Pest Solutions

11610 10th St NE

Wildlife Management Services Inc

7441 Jolly Ln

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