Altavista Exterminators

Altavista, VA

Altavista Pest Control Articles

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We were not that pleased. We bought a new house and found 3 insect problems. There were some cockroaches inside, black widow spiders outside, and wasps in a tree just in front of the house. When I called ahead of time I said we were most concerned about the wasps and they told me on the phone it would be no problem at all to take care of the nest. But at the house (my girlfriend was there since I was at work) the guy who was spraying said he couldn't do anything unless we could point out the nest to him. If we knew where it was we would have told him, but if not then shouldn't he try to find it? He also didn't spray inside as we asked him to. He said it wasn't needed since spraying outside would keep insects out. But we had told them there were already cockroaches inside the house! We hadn't moved in yet so we wanted the inside sprayed, to make sure it wouldn't have to be after we moved in. Overall we feel like we paid $79 for a guy to not do most of what we asked and just spray around the outside of the house for 10 minutes. I could have done that myself for nothing.
- Joshua D.
A

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The house is looking so much better without the pesky spiders and I don't have to worry about walking into webs.
I was so pleased with the work that when my Mother needed bees taken care of, I told her to contact Angie's list in here area. Another happy customer.
- Barilyn W.
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We used
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to successfully eliminate some nests two years ago so we called them again when we had lots of yellow jacket activity coming out of the siding on both sides of the garage door opening. They responded that week and took great care not to damage the siding while assessing the problem. They learned we had two nests and each were going inside the wall. They had all the right gear and exterminated both nests without any damage to the house. After that day, no more activity at all from either side. Wonderful! Their price was extremely reasonable given how quickly they responded, how careful they were, and since it was done right with one visit.
- Tracy B.
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I called Pest Solutions midday because I had tried everything I could (short of a nuclear warhead) to get rid of some bees that were nesting in railroad ties near my shed. I had already been stung several times forgetting they were there. I also have two small dogs and was worried about them being stung.
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came out the same afternoon and told me they are mud
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bees that can be very aggressive. He put on his bee suit and lifted the railroad tie and proceeded to spray an immense number of bees and pulled up their hive which was deep under the wood. I am so glad I decided to have him come out. It was worth every penny! Incredible response and professionalism. Because of their responsiveness and help I will now use them for regular service.
- Maria A.
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They do a very good job. Their technicians are very polite and thorough. They do inside the house and the perimeter of the house outside. I have been very pleased.
- Rose S.
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The first guy who came was very professional and helpful. He sprayed the house inside and out and explained exactly what he was doing and what the process was. They have a great guarantee, so if I saw any bugs after a certain time period, I could call them back to respray. As it happened, I did see a couple of roached behind our garage. I called. They sent someone over literally the very next morning -- for free. The second tech was just as nice as the first. Following his treatment, we saw a few more dead bugs....and have been bug free ever since.
These guys seem to care about the work they do and honor their guarantee. In fact, I expected them to take a few days to get back out. The speed with which they deployed someone was impressive. I've continued to use them for regular service.
- Tiffany H.
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and his assistant
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arrived on time and removed a very large hornet nest which was located very close to where we park our cars. They were very friendly and were experts at removing the nest. We had also been having problems with black wasps showing up in our bedroom repeatedly over the course of several weeks. They investigated the attic and found several large wasp nests and removed them as well. Before they came, we were averaging 3-4 wasps a week in our bedroom, but since they removed the nests, we haven't seen any.
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also walked around the outside of the house and told me where the wasps were likely getting in, and suggested ways that we could seal up cracks around windows and at the top of the house in order to prevent problems in the future.
We had a bat in our bedroom a few weeks prior to calling them. We were able to remove it ourselves, but we wanted to know if there were any other bats in the attic.
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checked the attic as well as possible outside entry points and found that there was no evidence of a bat problem.
The price was a bit steep, but considering the size of the nest and the number of wasp nests that were found in the attic, it was worth it to call in an expert to do what I didn't want to attempt to do.
Overall, we had a very good experience with
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& Hornet Removal Service, and if we have any more problems with critters, we will be sure to give them a call and would recommend them to anyone else.
- Shawn S.
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They were very nice on the phone. The first time I called I was quoted $250 and then once I told them I was a member of Angie's LIst they dropped the price to $225. They showed up the next day and took care of the problem. I was also given a year long warrarnty on their work. The price was a little expensive after looking online and seeing that the supplies they used only cost $13.
- Diane C.
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Executive Summary:
This company takes way too long and far too many phone calls to actually extract the animals once they've been caught, resulting in complaining neighbors and unnecessarily suffering animals (raccoons)
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We hired
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to remove a family of 5 raccoons (1 adult, 4 babies) from underneath our deck. I know there were 5 because I saw them all together at once, and I even managed to get a picture of all 5 running along our fence after I scared them out of a tree.
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had the best price of the 3 places we called, so we gave them the go ahead. After explaining our situation, they came out and set A trap. Why they set 1 when we clearly stated we had confirmation of 5 is unclear to me (perhaps there is a good reason that was never communicated), but whatever. The trap quickly caught a raccoon, and they promptly removed the raccoon.
And that's when things started to go downhill.
When my wife called after the second raccoon had been caught, they didn't come out and remove it. The next door neighbor complained because she felt bad it had been sitting there for so long. So she called again the next day (nothing). So I called and left a pretty nasty message. They still didn't come the next day. So then my wife had to call AGAIN before they finally came and got it!
After picking the second raccoon up, they set two traps. But the technician didn't secure the bait properly so they were able to get it from the side without getting caught. We called and they rebated the traps.
The two traps then caught 2 raccoons sometime on a Saturday night. We noticed early Sunday morning, and called and left a message. When I get home from work on Monday, both raccoons are still there. My wife felt so bad for them that she used a stick to turn over the can of bait and poor in some water for them. They had rubbed their arms raw from trying to get out of the cages for multiple days. I called and left a very nasty message Monday night (tonight).
I am paying literally hundreds of dollars to have a humane animal removal, yet their frequent and excessive delays are proving to result in an inhumane service (in my opinion). I don't hate raccoons, and I don't want to see them suffer. I just don't want them living under my deck. I'm considering using a different service to remove the 5th raccoon, which will likely end up costing me extra money (since new service calls cost more than an additional animal extraction).
I really hope other people's experiences with
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are better than mine has been. But the bottom line is that I could never recommend this place to anyone. Our experience has been HORRIBLE compared to other services that we've used that have the Super Service Award.


- David M.
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The service was excellent. I called several firms for same-day service and they were the only ones who would add us to their schedule. Their office kept me updated on the arrival time of their guy. He was professional, thorough and friendly. Since in the end there really was no problem it was a "no charge" visit. Will definitely use them again.
- Rich B.
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