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was very professional and interesting to talk to. Since the area we needed taken care of was on our Alumawood patio cover, he was not able" to do all that was advertised. He was able to fence off the area & the pigeons have been back several times during the day and seem quite perplexed as to why their little area is not accessible as before.

-Mary Ann M.

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"We had used
in the past and had no complaints, so we thought this time would be no different. We had a colony of box
" beetles in one of our deck boxes. The inspector came on 3/21 as promised and on time - he diagnosed the problem and took my payment information for a full year's service of monthly prevention and treatment ($717, including a discount for paying up front). He set up a time for a technician to come on 3/25. The technician didn't come, so one hour after the 2 hour window had passed, I called the the only number I had been given (an 800 number). The rep said, no, there was no service scheduled, so he connected me to the branch manager. She said it was a filing mistake and someone would come out the very next day, 3/26. A technician came as promised and did the work I asked. He wrote on my invoice that a follow up service would be performed in one week, on 4/2. No one came on 4/2, and when I called, a different customer service rep said that my follow up had already been done on 3/26. I said, no, that was when the initial service was done. There was still bug activity, so I needed someone to come out and follow up. He apologized and said he could get a technician to come two days later, 4/4, from 12-2, but it would be tight. I said, ok, but I am also pressed for time that day, and if he comes after two, I won't be able to be there. He told me if he doesn't come by 12:45, call again to get an estimated time of arrival. So, on 4/4, at 12:45, no one had come, so I called. This time the customer service rep (again, someone completely different) told me I had a balance of $205. I said, I shouldn't, as I agreed to pay up front for a year's service, and quoted the invoice I had gotten from the inspector on 3/21. I noticed then that my last name on the invoice from 3/26 was badly misspelled and asked if that would have anything to do with it. She said, no, is the credit card ending in **** your card? I confirmed it, and she said she'd "take care of it." She was unable to get ahold of the technician, so she said she'd send him a reminder text and have him call me. He called at 1:30 and said he was running late, that I had been scheduled for 11-1 (incorrect), but I told him I had been told 12-2. I also told him if he came after 2, I wouldn't be there. He said he definitely couldn't make it by 2, but maybe he could just work on the outside and leave an invoice on the door? I said that would be fine. I got a message on my phone at 5:30 (while I was out) from the same technician who said he was sorry, but he wasn't able to get there and he'd be happy to come the next day. By this time I was pretty upset and didn't want to talk to anyone for a while - it was clear the communication between departments was terrible and I was getting nowhere. I had already wasted 6 total hours of my time waiting for service that never came, and the bugs were coming back. To add insult to injury, I received a bill on 4/8 saying I STILL owed $205, for the initial service (which was the only service actually performed), follow up, and next month's service. Then my card was charged on 4/10 for $785 - when the initial agreement was for $717! I was too mad to be coherent, so I had my husband call on 4/11 to cancel our service and refund our money. They agreed to give us a full refund, and that was about the only good thing that happened! But they still kept the $205 for the service! By this time, there was absolutely nothing they could have done to make it right - there was no way I was going to wait around for someone to not come again. The service was rendered ineffective by the inability of someone to get out to follow up. And the thing is, I know it wasn't any individual person's fault - it's the company's fault for setting up such a bad system. I never got the same person twice, whether it was customer service or the technician. I will NEVER use
again! (Note - I waited to post this because I was so angry and didn't want to think about it for a long time!)

-Josie D.

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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 Cranston

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They were very professional and courteous. They confirmed what the other company we used told us that we had termites. I didn't use them because I have a pest control company that I use and I wanted a second opinion. Price wise they were in the range of the company I have. I would recommend them if you need pest control services.
- Edward T.
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Technician very professional, prompt, called the evening b4 to confirm today's appointment. Uses a very smart system in the home to know he had applied the pest control along all base boards. Wore shoe covers inside our home. Will request this technician again!
- Patty F.
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We had a bad carpenter bee problem in the backyard. Our screened in porch had a lot of wood damage from the holes the bees created. No matter what we did, they kept coming back year after year and getting worse. After the company treated it, we had no bee problem all summer. We are so grateful. We can use our backyard again without getting swarmed by carpenter bees.
- Elvira B.
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Most of my ratings were "A" because the pest technicians were all very well dressed and professional.... THEY EVEN SPOKE PERFECT ENGLSH!!! Imagine that in this day and age.....I only wanted outside service since I suffer from OCD and didn't want pesticides indoors. The only problems I had consisitently were ants. They are hard to get rid of even though they sprayed and used granules. However, each time they treated the ants it rained right after, so I can't say they were not doing their job properly, it was just bad timing, I also could have asked them to come out again free of charge and reapply, but I never felt it was really necessary. If you want pest control service, you can't do any better, so I would recommend them to a friend.
- Frank V.
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We noticed carpenter bees building a nest on a first floor window. Upon further inspection, the nest spanned the length of the soffit (inside) above of the window, to the window itself.
We called a few big name exterminators and got outrageous prices. They also tried to upsell their product and have us sign a contract for a year of service....More /> We then called
Cranston Exterminators Provider Name Locked
. They were understanding of our hectic work schedule and worked with us to find a decent time to come out. They gave us a flat rate and did not try to talk us into a yearly plan (although they do offer them I believe)
They were able to come out within 24 hours and sprayed the inside of the soffit and removed what all they could from the window nest. The exterminator was very knowledgeable and answered all questions.
We would highly recommend them and will use them again.
- Jason M.
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Guys arrived and very friendly. Explained treatment to the "T". Explained warranty very well and was very nice when it came to the warranty. Explained how long it would take and we could call or stop back by to check progress. We would highly recommend these guys to anyone with pest problems. Thank you for your expertise service.
- Matt H.
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was on time and explained the process. He was friendly and efficient. He even took time to play with my dog. I was highly satisfied. We have never had a bad experience in the 4 years we have been with Superior.
- Nicole H.
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Irish came out to spray weed control on my front and back yard and finish with a pre-emergent. I have spent countless hours pulling those pesky weeds over the last few months and it's killing my back. Two days later the weeds look dead and I can enjoy my yard without spending so many hours working in it. Irish was professional and personable, and I purchased a year long weed control package from him.
- Robert F.

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A & D PEST CONTROL

203 CONCORD ST
Pawtucket

A Bugman of Ability

51 Sparrow Ln
Warwick

ADVANCED ECOLOGY LAWN CARE

P.O. Box 19515
Johnston

Allstate Pest Control LLC

P O Box 8493
Warwick

American Deer Proofing, Inc

567 Liberty Ln
West Kingston

AMERICAN EXTERMINATING INC

25 STARLINE WAY
Cranston

Aquidneck Honey

15 Schooner Dr
Portsmouth

Arrest-A-Pest-Inc

99 Brownlee Blvd
Warwick

ATLANTIC LANDSCAPING & TREE

486 DRY BRIDGE RD
North Kingstown

Bartlett Tree Experts

PO Box 18
North Kingstown

BATGUYS

141 SCHOOL ST
Providence

BEE SAFE BY TERAGRAM INC

45 RED CEDAR DR
Cranston

BEST PEST CONTROL INC

PO BOX 14428
East Providence

Big Blue Bug Solutions

161 O'Connell St
Providence

Bionomic Pest Solutions

PO Box 4892
East Providence

Budget Termite & Pest Control

2009 Elmwood Ave
Warwick

Casey's Chimney & Wood Stove Service

240 Warwick Neck Ave
Warwick

Cobra Pest Control

170 Cedar Ave.
East Greenwich

Coventry Pest Control

P.O. Box 1299
Coventry

Craftsman Home Inspection

20 Bay Spring Ave
Barrington

CRITTER CONTROL OF GRI

14 LORRAINE RD
Westerly

Dabomb Pest Control

100 Hartford Ave
Providence

Dead Bugs And Beyond

3 High St
Manville

Debug Pest Control, Inc.

16 Terry Lane, Unit 3
Chepachet

DOMINION PEST CONTROL

185 UNIT ST
Providence

DON'T BUG ME

Providence

Encon Pest Control

11 Auburn St
Cranston

Grassroots of New England Inc

202 Nate Whipple Hwy
Cumberland

Griggs & Browne

175 Niantic Ave
Providence

Harmony Pest Control

North Scituate

Hearthstone Home Inspection

11 W Park St
Providence

K&A Pest Control

PO Box 7666
Cumberland

KAISER TREE PRESERVATION CO

PO Box 548
North Kingstown

Lincoln Pest Control

301 Farnum Pike
Smithfield

Mainely Grass

PO Box 231

MANNY'S PEST CONTROL

p.o box 303
West Warwick

MARIO FONSECA PEST CONTROL INC

31 RIVER DR
Johnston

MORAN PEST CONTROL

160 CHAUCER DR
North Kingstown

Mosquito Guard N E LLC

35 Saranac St
North Smithfield

Mosquito Tech

319 Bald Hill Rd.
Warwick

Mosquito Terminators of Newport, RI

2635 East Main Rd.
Portsmouth

North-Eastern Tree Service Inc

1000 Pontiac Ave
Cranston

Pest Patrol Inc

P.O Box 91099
Johnston

Pure Heat

20 Linnell Ln

QUALITY PEST CONTROL

PO BOX 705
Saunderstown

Reliable Pest Control

6 Francis Street
Bristol

RHODE ISLAND PEST CONTROL

130 Angell Rd
Cumberland

Safe-Guard Pest Control Inc.

125 Darby Rd
North Scituate

Scotts LawnService

95 Ryan Dr Ste 5

ServiceTask

68 Dorrance St
Providence

Sharp Extermination

PO Box 2533
Pawtucket

SHS PEST CONTROL

39 E Main Rd
Portsmouth

Sniff K9s

71 Commercial Street

Statewide Fence Builders Inc

1763 Elmwood Ave
Warwick

SUMMIT PEST CONTROL

80 MILL ST
Providence

Terminix - Warwick

205 Hallene Rd
Warwick

TF Morra Tree Care

156 Calla St
Providence

The Hive Guy

455 Main St FL 3

Truly Nolen Pest Control

771 E Washington Street

Waltham Services

25 Esten Ave
Pawtucket

Wildlife Extractors

47 Broad St Ste 4

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