Hale Center Exterminators

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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.

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)
Pest Control/Exterminating

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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Contractors say homeowners with this trait are the most satisfied with home improvement projects.

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.

Pest control service exterior
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 Hale Center

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did not come to inspect the apartment because it was already evident that my apartment was infested with bed bugs (we found live bugs, received bug bites, etc. and also diagnosed during a free consultation from Terminix a few days before contacting
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). Instead, my landlord arranged for this company to call me and set up an appointment for the first of 2 treatments. I spoke directly with
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, who seemed to be the admin, and she briefly described the process and directed me to the technician himself,
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, for my more detailed questions (i.e. what kind of chemicals are used during the procedure, what are the steps in the entire procedure, etc.) I want to note that this company is the 3rd company we looked into so by this time, I'm pretty well versed in the types of questions I need to be asking.
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made me feel much more comfortable by describing exactly what needs to happen, not hiding anything, and also admitting that he has gone through a bed bug infestation himself so he understands the amount of effort and inconvenience the problem causes. The day before the first treatment,
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called me to confirm the appointment and make sure the unit is prepared (clothing laundered and bagged, suspected items bagged, closets cleared out and moved into uninfested rooms, etc.). The next day,
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showed up with all equipment in hand. I gave
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the background: After vigorous searching over the course of 5 months, we only found about 7-8 bugs total, which doesn't sound like a lot at all, but I've been getting severe allergic reactions that have
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me to urgent care 3 times, and receiving as many as 10 bites in one night.
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noted that our apartment wasn't considered a heavy infestation since they weren't easily in sight, but they were definitely lingering somewhere. He inspected our mattresses, our headboards, removed the smoke detectors from the walls, moved furniture etc. It seemed like a pretty thorough job. When time came for the second treatment, everything went smoothly. They only offer a 1-month warranty, but our landlord arranged for a 2-month warranty by offering more business from other units. It wasn't until about a week or two after the last treatment, I realized I didn't ask all of the initial questions I had asked the first two pest control companies while I was shopping around for the right pest control company: 1) Were the other units in the building inspected for bed bugs? 2) Were other areas surrounding our unit inspected for bed bugs? 3) Did the landlord mention any history of bed bugs at this particular building? I think the reason why I forgot to ask these last questions was because by this time, I've been drained and frustrated from the whole situation, repeating myself to other companies over the course of an entire month. It took
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10 days to finally respond to my email (they were pretty punctual in the past, not sure why the lag now) and they refused to answer any of my questions. They noted that they have been "requested not to answer any service questions regarding this building". I don't know, but that sounds very suspicious to me--wouldn't they just answer the questions if they performed a thorough job and didn't have anything to hide? I think they are valid questions and I'm only trying to cover myself in case of a possible future infestation caused by my neighbors rather than myself. Going back to my conversation with Terminix during our free consultation a few days before
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came on board, they noted that there has been a bed bug report made earlier that year, but they never followed through. Considering the apartment only consists of 12 units, a future infestation seems very likely since bed bugs can travel through the air ducts and inside walls. Or perhaps they may be siding with my suspicious landlord because of the side deal they made with the warranty and they didn't want to risk the additional business the landlord promised? I don't know exactly, but perhaps that is something to consider if you're questioning their professionalism. Overall, I haven't seen anymore bed bugs nor experienced any severe bites like I did before the treatment--that is the main goal of this all. I will also say that I won't be living in that apartment for much longer so if a second infestation does occur, I'm glad to say I won't be around to experience it.
- Valerie P.
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We moved a few month and noticed we had an infestation of crickets. Knockout sprayed appropriate areas and added glue boards. Educated us on the type of crickets and assured us it would harm our dog. Problem was solved and we have yet to see these unusual crickets again!
- Paul A.
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It was an excellent experience working with Rainbow
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. The price was in line with other service estimates. The date of
service was within the planned timeframe. The crew was very professional and easy to
work with. The trees look great! What an exceptional job they did cleaning up
the debris and yard. I was extremely happy with the work they did! I would definitely
hire them again.
- Debra R.
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I called
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on 08/19 requesting an estimate to treat a River Birch with insect infestation and to prune my neighbor's Maple tree from over my house. I had catepillars eating the leaves from the River Birch, as well as some insects mining in a wound in the
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of the tree.
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investigated the problem while I wasn't home and e-mailed me an estimate on 08/21 which I needed to approve in part or in whole. I approved all parts of the estimate which included pruning my neighbor's Maple tree ($239.00), and treating my River Birch tree with a foliar application ($125.00), soil amendments ($120.00), and
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injections ($100.00).
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responded that the approval was received and it could take 3 or 4 weeks for most of the work to be done but the feeding insects had to be treated immediately.
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did the foliar application on 08/25, the soil amendments and
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injections on 10/02, and the tree pruning on 10/15.
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sent me 3 seperate invoices after each service was rendered.
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did most of the work when I was not home, I had authorized them to do the work at their convenience. I was home on 10/15 for the pruning, which may have been fortunate because they needed to figure out how to get their large equipment into my back yard. This was not a problem because I had a gate they could enter. All debris from the pruning was removed. I am very pleased with their work.

- STACY J.
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Ever since
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came to spray the yard and perimeter of our new house and lot, we have not had one mosquito bite in the past 2 weeks (vs. before, when anyone would get bitten at least 5 times if they stood in the backyard for longer than a few minutes...). We decided to go with their 'eco-friendly' bug spray option since we have a dog, and our dog has been fine and the eco-friendly spray seems to be just as effective as any other spray. Would definitely call
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again for quarterly sprays.
- Grace G.
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When deciding on a pest control company I called a few to discuss coverage, maintenance, etc. Bulwark was very informative and the appointment set up was
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. The man that came to complete our service was on time. However he borrowed a screwdriver (for the in wall treatment) and kept the tool, he backed into a rock wall when he left causing damage and didn't even get out to look at the damage to alert me of the damage, we were his 9am appt and he used our water to mix the treatment chemicals - he broke a hose timer, lastly he was supposed to remove all cob webs but several were found after he left. I called in the damage and the company was very apologetic and paid for the damages quickly and sent another tech to clean all the cobwebs. I wanted to like this company and give them another
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. We started seeing a lot of spiders a few weeks after the original treatment so we called them to re-treat some areas. The man that came out walked up and said "what is wrong this time" - WHAT?! There are too many companies out there to give attitude! Moving on to a new pest control company.....
- Linda B.
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This visit, like all of his visits, went extremely well. Several years ago, we got squirrels in our attic and one actually got in the house.
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came to our rescue. My husband and I called several pest control companies but most of them did not provide that service. We found one company that supposedly specialized in that service. We tried them but they were ineffective and way too expensive. Finally, we found
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and he got rid of the critters in the attic. Not only was he able to rid the attic of the squirrels, with no more than an hour’s notice,
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came out to the house and caught the squirrel that had gotten in the house. We liked and admired
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from the beginning but after catching the squirrel in the house, he became our HERO! He has been handling any pest problems that we’ve had ever since. He is a consummate professional. Along with doing a thorough job of clearing the house of pests, he provided advice on what we needed to do to keep them from getting in again. He is extremely knowledgeable about his trade without overselling his services. So, we also asked
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to do the installation/repairs to prevent the squirrels from getting in again. He is absolutely our pest control professional.
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is ALWAYS responsive, prompt, friendly, and courteous. Moreover, he has a very caring and giving nature. He mentors young people and teaches them the value of an honest day’s work. He also employs some of these teenagers, pays them for their assistance, and then teaches them the importance of setting up a budget and saving. We admire and trust
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so much that he's like a member of the family! He really is quite a fine young man!




- RHONDA R.

All Exterminators in Hale Center, TX

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Big K's Pest Control

1408 Stardust
Amarillo

Bug Tech

6613 19th St
Lubbock

D's Pest Control

5810 64th St
Lubbock

Pest Management Services

6613 Quincy Ave
Lubbock

PESTIME ELIMINATION SVC

6824 WAYNE AVE
Lubbock

Presto-X

304 N. Broadway
Plainview

Rusty's Bug Stop

PO Box 64418
Lubbock

Terminix

5212 34th St
Lubbock

THOMPSON'S LAWN & LANDSCAPE

113 se 18th ave
Amarillo

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