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confirmed and scheduled the 1st application. We" were running crazy this day due to closing on the home and they were able to accommodate our schedule by allowing us to leave the door unlocked and simply complete their service. Top Notch and 3 more reviews to come after quarterly treatments...The best pest control company is one that keeps the unwanted visitors far from eyesight and as long as they are not present then this company is doing what they promised. Please hire them based on the
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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 know those bugs that bugged you last spring? Even when the snow hits, you might discover they never really went away.

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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 Wilmington

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The owner of the company showed up to provide the initial free estimate, while a little late for the appointment it was not a big deal. He thoroughly explained how the treatment would be done, provided the quote, and made sure I was aware of the their one year guarantee.
The treament is done in three parts, on the day of the first treatment, the exterminator showed up right at the beginning of the window of time they provided me, was incredibly professional and made sure I knew everything important for the following two treaments.
Even after just the first treament the tenant is extremely pleased with the results, and we look forward to the next two treatments.

- Anna T.
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Very professional, friendly and attentive to my needs of keeping things as pet and child friendly as possible in terms of areas treated. If I have additional bug sightings or issues, they come back for no additional fee which is great!
- Alan L.
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Excellent!
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arrived early and was knowledgeable and friendly. He was well equipped to take care of the job. The treatment was a success. The wasps are dead! If you have a pest problem, give Colonial a call.
- Sue F.
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Perfect. Showed up on time, serviced both properties, about a mile apart, in about 1 hr. Clean, professional tech. Explained everything before and after.
- jeff B.
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We expressed concern about rodents in our crawl space and had
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do an evaluation of the problem and they reported that we had a significant rodent problem. They gave us a quote of ~$5,000 to fix the problem by removing and replacing all of the insulation, sealing all possible entry points, and sanitizing the crawl space. The technician provided pictures showing the rodent activity and seemed thorough in his inspection.
Given
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's cost we had another pest control service perform an inspection. They (company name: Stop Bugging Me) also did a thorough job but came to a much different conclusion. While they did see rodent activity and areas of entry, their course of action was quite different. They sealed the entry points and placed traps to make sure all points of entry were discovered and sealed. They made two follow up visits to inspect the traps and noted no additional activity. All of this cost around $300.
- Jamie C.
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We have used
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twice at two houses where there was rat activity: once for rats in an attic space and then recently for rats under the house.
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staff is professional, punctual, and so easy to communicate with. The prices might be higher than competition, but really fair for the thorough and excellent work they do. Received accurate communications on when techs will arrive, and all work was done well and things were put back/reconnected/closed up so we didn't need to clean up after the tech, which was great! We also use
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for monthly bug control and have been completely satisfied with that work in both locations. Highly recommended!
One other thing we appreciate is that whenever possible,
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takes trapped larger mammals like possums and raccoons to be released in the wilderness outside
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. It's good to work with people who are environmentally conscious and not cruel to animals, even if they have to remove them from where they would like to be!
- Julie N.
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was terrific - actually, I had had him before for a carpenter bee problem and he did a great job on that, too - very punctual, professional and kind. And the person who does the scheduling at
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is very accommodating. A couple of the entry points will require a handyman to dig up rotten wood and replace it, and I won't know until spring if those entry points are the main problem or not - the ground is too hard to do that work now. But
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put steel wool in the entry places he could reach.
- Ellen R.
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I purchased their service specifically to eradicate rats from my attic. The service person showed up at my door prepared to spray for insects. I informed him that he was here due to rodents, not bugs. He looked around in the attic, declared fresh rodent droppings in two areas and put 1 bait device in each area. 10 days later I still hear them scratching around in the attic. I called the company to report it and set a new appointment for them to return, since they issued a 90 day warranty. They were not going to be available for several days, so I purchased rat traps myself. Within 48 hours we killed 5 rats in our attic. I have not heard any more noises, nor have any more rodents been killed. I didn't pay them so I could do it myself, but unfortunately that's how I fixed the problem.
- Pearl J.

All Exterminators in Wilmington, OH

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A & D LawnCare

1848 CENTER RD
Wilmington

A-Abel

440 Congress Park Dr
Centerville

A.C.S Animal removal

4215 Dixie Dr
Cincinnati

Absolute Wildlife Control

7609 Cloudstone Court

Abx Air Health Care Center

1261 Airport Rd
Wilmington

Ace Exterminating

1920 Losantiville Ave
Cincinnati

American Fire & Water Restoration

8979 Cincinnati Columbus Road
West Chester

Another Critter Gone

PO Box 185
Miamiville

Arbor Design

11820 Hamilton Ave
Cincinnatti

Arnold-Wilmar Pest Solutions

4118 North Bend Rd.
Cincinnati

Baum Pest Control

2629 Harrison Ave
Cincinnati

Bed Bug Boys LLC

West Chester

Bed Bug Burners

305 Adan Ave SW
New Philadelphia

Bug-Busters Pest Control

7304 Osceola Dr
Madeira

Canine Bedbug Finder

450 Riddle Rd
Cincinnati

Cincinnati Bed Bug Detection

3567 Pape Avenue
Cincinnati

Eads Fence Co Inc

131 Broadway
Loveland

Greenix Pest Control

PO Box 4226
Dublin

Greenix Pest Control

1171 Princeton Pike
Cincinnati

HAZ-CLEAN, LLC

11 Cecelia Dr
Amelia

INSPECTION PLUS LLC

4 Muirfield Ln
Cincinnati

Kare-Free Pest Control

PO Box 133
Portsmouth

Maximum Termite & Pest Control Inc

2177 Bethel Hygiene Rd
Bethel

National Termite & Pest Control

9585 Cincinnati Columbus Rd
West Chester

Oasis Turf & Tree

8900 Glendale Milford Rd
Loveland

Out-A-Site Pest Control

P.O. BOX 9111
Cincinnati

PERMAKIL PEST CONTROL

1552 MADISON AVE

Pest-All Exterminating

5005 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati

Pinnacle Exterminating

5486 Cedar Breaks Ct
Fairfield

POFF'S LAWN & LANDSCAPE, INC

2542 KATIE DRIVE
Lebanon

Prevent Pest Control

129 Reaser Ct
Elyria

QUEEN CITY LAWN CARE

6284 COMMANCHE DR
West Chester

Redwine Pest Control

8711 Reading Road
Cincinnati

Responsible Services

9967 Old Union Rd

Rose Pest Solutions

2145 Heide Dr

ROSE PEST SOLUTIONS

8102 Beckett Center Drive
West Chester

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

2125 Montana Ave
Cincinnati

Scherzinger Pest Control

10557 Medallion Dr
Cincinnati

Scotts LawnService

9940 Cincinnati Dayton Rd
West Chester

Select Pest Control

1020 Arbor Tech Dr

SkyHigh Termite & Pest Control, LLC

724 Millsdale St
Cincinnati

Sure Thing Pest Control

11541 Goldcoast Dr
Cincinnati

Terminix

4305 Mulhauser Rd
Fairfield

Varment Guard Environmental

5220 Westerville Rd
Columbus

Webbs Remodeling

2361 Harper Ave
Cincinnati

Zap Exterminators

1160 Cedar Ave
Cincinatti

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