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"Called company at noon and asked if someone could come out today. CSR said she would contact manager and have him call me. Mr.
called and" said
would be at my house in about 10 minutes. He was. I showed him the area of the kitchen where the ants were seen. He went under the house, found the nest and destroyed. He would come back if we saw any more ants within thirty days. He left information about the company's services and prices because I asked for it.

-Richard H.

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"I am writing this review about 9 months after the initial service so we were able to see if it really worked and how well. IT REALLY WORKED! For the past 7 years," we routinely found 5-20 scorpions outside monthly. We would find about 10-15 inside our home every year. I sealed doors to my best ability. Monthly professional pest treatment and stucco to our walls had modest improvements. Finally we decided to look into sealing our home and received estimates from 3 companies. One performed complete interior/exterior and was at least 3-4 times more expensive and seemed very pleasant(although felt more like scare tactics). One estimate was average regarding knowledge and warranties. And then there was
. I was thoroughly impressed with his quick call back and estimate timeframe. Upon meeting, again very punctual, his knowledge and work ethic is evident. He recommendation for only sealing entry points and exterior was spot on and he did not try to oversell or use any scare tactics. He actually talked me out of interior sealing and saved a lot of money. His extensive construction history is one of the many assets that makes him a master in this field. The day of work, he showed up exactly at 6:30am, just like he and all the other reviews say. Meticulous, efficient, professional, courteous, clean, and honest are understatements when you deal with
and his assistants. He performed the work himself and with one assistant for a 4500 sq ft home. They were done by 1:30 pm and everything was left as it was found, and cleaner. He showed all the work that was done and let us know we may see a few scorpions as they die off over the next year or so. Now 9 months out, we have only found 1 dead scorpion and couldn't be happier with the service. I can not recommend
any higher. It was a pleasure to have met and had service with someone with his expertise, knowledge, work ethic, and integrity. Thanks
, we will definitely use your services if we ever move.

-KEITH P.

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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 Fair Oaks

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Excellent service. Very profession. Family owned business. Mr.
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arrived on time and conducted a detailed inspection. Based on this experience, would highly recommend them for any pest control services.
- Harold F.
F

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I called Mrs
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with the impression they were the best. Wrong. I have noticed roaches. It has gotten out of hand. I looked for an exterminator as soon as I had the money available. First problem, I call the call center. We agreed on a monthly treatment plan for three months.
Well when technician showed up he informs me the plan no longer exists. And they signed me up for quarterly treatments. So I agreed to do a year contract bi monthly. Second problem, technician shows up with the I don't want to be here attitude. Even glares at me throughout his time here. Complaining about previous customers. While passively complaining about my questions about service. Terrible attitude.
Third problem, I was told by technician that bait was put out. But also that "maybe" next time he will bring bait. Did NOT spray outside of my home! Spent about a half hour in the kitchen and 15 mins on the rest of the house with a "mister" that kills bugs on contact. Fourth problem, fast forward 3 weeks. Bugs have doubled! No dead bugs other than the initial treatment the FIRST day!
NOTHING keeping more bugs from entering my home. I was told there would be more activity first few days. Not a whole ** month. I could have accomplished this with a can of raid. Pointed out bug problem in wall panels but he would not treat it. I asked if bugs would move from one room to the other. His response no. Will they come in from the outside. Again no, shouldn’t.
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! There IS such a thing as GOOGLE REVIEWS! I made him uncomfortable, he knew he was full of it.
Fifth problem, called because was unsatisfied with service. Never received a call back. Had to call I don't know how many times to get a call back. Then was told because I have a week before my next service which was actually 11 days that they would charge me. So much for the in-between visits for free for bad service. Then proceeded to tell me, "well you said you were satisfied with our services!"
This because of call to call center while technician was sitting on my couch to confirm contract. Made excuses for technician. When I requested on a new technician, argued with me about how inconvenient it is for them. I don't care how inconvenient it is for you. Your service is inconvenient for me! Absolute waste of money! Crap customer service. Crap work. Crap technicians. Terrible, terrible, terrible. Rip off!! You can't make a formal complaint, they don't care.
You need a real solution to a real problem. Roaches are a health hazard to you and your family. They carry diseases. Their goal is to keep the problem existing to keep money coming in regardless of the health hazards or personal problems it may cost you. Guess what, they are so slimy they only care to take you money. This should be illegal.
DO NOT USE THE
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GUYS ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE IN MY AREA. There is only one
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here and the people are terrible, low quality. You cannot request another office or technician. Oh the joy.

- Georgianne S.
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Rating
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recommended I contact Angie's list to receive a refund.
I am going to contract with
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for the Termite treatment and control. Once we cleared up the confusion of what Pest Control vs. Termite Control was, they were prompt and detailed in their inspection and proposal. (my fault on the Pest vs. Termite issue).
Now, just need to know if Angie's List will reimburse my original payment for the Pest Control?
- Michael D.
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The service went fine. Two technicians came out for the job. I was not home for the entire service. They did a fine job. I was trying to prevent spiders and bugs. The service did seem to help out with the issue. I had no problem scheduling the deal.
- Kara H.
A

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They are excellent to work with. They will come out if you see anything. They do a thorough job. They are respectful. The product has no problems with animals. They come quarterly. The price is excellent. We have been using them for more than 10 years.
- KAREN G.
B

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I had a lot of difficulty getting this service completed. I paid via Angie's list directly, as part of a coupon deal. Despite several calls and an email, it two 2 week to get a reply from the company to actually schedule the service.
Once scheduled, the service was fine (the gentlemen who came and performed the service was quick and efficient) except that despite explaining on the phone the issue was ants in my house, the serviceman never came inside. I was on a conference call, and didn't realize he wasn't coming in until he knocked to say he was leaving. Unfortunately, while the ant problem (the root cause for my call) got better, it never actually went away even during the month period where the treatment was supposed to be most effective.
- Paul L.
F

Rating
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was our company for three years+…when
they began to grow the service began to decline. We provided a key to our locked back yard (we
have a large Koi Pond-locking the gate keeps the kids out) and kept it in the
same spot until today.
Over the last year they would call before coming out because...More />
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said the key was not there. This
was never a problem before
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. We would check and sure enough the key was in
the designated spot every time. Last
fall,
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, Office Mgr. called and said they coming the next day. I checked and sure enough the key was where
it had been for nearly two years. No one
showed up-None of the Bait stations had been moved from their settled-in spots,
and no invoice left at the door. I had started leaving an item on top that
would fall off (un-noticed by the servicer) if the bait station had been
serviced.
Eight days later the technician,
Fair Oaks Exterminators Provider Name Locked
, arrived and serviced
the bait stations (I was home) and left the invoice on the front porch and had
charged me for two visits-eight days apart.
I refused to pay for a service that did not happen and then be charged
again eight days later…that is when
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became unfriendly.
1.
Do not charge a customer when the technician
never came.
2.
Then double charge (8) eight days later.
3.
Very Poor Business Practice
We received an invoice in the mail, I refused to pay for two
services eight days apart. Then I
discovered that they had been charging me the quarterly rate each month,
instead of the lower monthly rate.
The middle of February 2015 they called and said they were
coming-I called back and asked them not to come because they had been at my
home the end of January 2015 (2) wks. earlier.
Today, I received a letter, dated 2/17/15 cancelling my
service…the service- I was not receiving.
Had I written this review last summer they would have received an A-,
from me today, F.
Letter said, “Due to scheduling demands regarding servicing
your account, while we are in the area, we are unable to continue doing your
pest control.”
I was a customer for over three years…expanding their
business without adequate professional staffing has made them unable to offer
service and most of all, Customer Service. Grade ‘F’.
- Gary D.
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Rating
They've only been to the house a few times, but we've already begun to notice a difference. Furthermore, scheduling is always easy, and the technicians are professional as well as efficient.
- Ingrid A.

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A-1 Exterminators

20 S CLUFF AVE
Lodi

ABOL Rodent Control

PO Box 193
Acampo

Above & Beyond Pest Control

9274 Franklin Blvd Apt 168
Elk Grove

Advanced IPM

Roseville, Sacramento, CA
Sacramento

ADVANTEX PEST CONTROL

PO Box 403
Fair Oaks

Affordable Family Pest Control

5322 Sherbrook Way
Antelope

Affordable Family Pest Control

5322 Sherbrook Way
Antelope

Affordable Insulation

5901 Rosebud Ln
Sacramento

ALL IN ONE PEST CONTROL

730 VERNON ST
Roseville

All Pest Pros

6333 Rio Linda Blvd
Rio Linda

AllerGentech LLC

7049 E Tanque Verde

Alta Sierra Pest Control

PO Box 4081
Citrus Heights

Alterra Pest Control

1767 Tribute Rd
Sacramento

Animal Damage Management Inc

16170 Vineyard Blvd
Morgan Hill

Apex Pest Control, Inc.

4541 Harlin Dr
Sacramento

ARDEN TERMITE & PEST CONTROL

5777 MADISON AVE
Sacramento

AUBURN-SACRAMENTO TERMITE-PEST

7142 EAGLE RD
Fair Oaks

Bell Pest Control

9136 Elkmont
Elk Grove

BLACK STAR PEST SOLUTIONS

PO BOX 7044
Citrus Heights

Blizzard Pest Management Inc

PO Box 2423
Fair Oaks

Bonner Pest Control

10512 Fair Oaks Blvd
Fair Oaks

BOUEY PEST CONTROL

3639 4TH AVE
Sacramento

BUGMAN PEST CONTROL INC

10137 FOLSOM BLVD
Rancho Cordova

Cal-Pro Home Inspections

983 Reserve Dr.
Roseville

Capital Arborists

PO Box 276023
Sacramento

Capital Pest Control

PO Box 2399
Elk Grove

CARTER'S CARPET RESTORATION

6048 A ENTERPRISE DR
Diamond Springs

CASA CONTROL INC

93 W Main St
Woodland

Champ Pest Control Inc

11257 Coloma Rd
Gold River

Clark Pest Control

4750 Beloit Dr.
Sacramento

Clark Pest Control

1288 Garden Highway
Yuba City

Clark Pest Control

555 N. Guild Ave
Lodi

Clark Pest Control

11285 White Rock Rd.
Rancho Cordova

DEWEY PEST CONTROL

5310 Power Inn Rd
Sacramento

Direct HIt Pest Control

PO Box 253
Rio Linda

Dumont Pest Control

6643 32nd St
North Highlands

Earth Guard Pest Services

4220 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento

Earthwise Pest Management

5150 Fair Oaks Blvd
Carmichael

EcoGuard Pest Management

808 Bidwell St. Suite D
Folsom

EcoTech Pest Management Inc

PO Box 160522
Sacramento

Evergreen Tree & Tree Care, Inc.

4821 Screech Owl Creek Rd
El Dorado Hills

Explorer Pest Management

Po Box 4283
El Dorado Hills

Fast Action Pest Control

10471 Grant Line Rd Ste 105
Elk Grove

FOOTHILL PROPERTY SVC

2950 PAUL BUNYON RD
Placerville

GEORGE WEBB TERMITE CONTROL

1035 Siskiyou Ave
Oroville

Good Dog Bed Bug Detection

2795 E Bidwell St
Folsom

Graybill Pest Solutions

PO Box 804
Rio Vista

Hanson's Certified Termite Inspections

5777 Madison Ave
Sacramento

HomeTeam Pest Defense

1170 W National Dr
Sacramento

Hydrex Pest Control Sacramento Inc

6416 Watt Ave
North Highlands

Isotech Pest Management

12881 Ramona Blvd
Irwindale

Jones Bros Pest Control

3650 Omec Park Dr
Rancho Cordova

Knock'Em Out Pest Control

260 Link Rd
Fairfield

KOBY PEST CONTROL

PO BOX 2137
Placerville

MACE'S TERMITE CONTROL INC

8140 INDUSTRIAL PKWY
Sacramento

Marathon Home Services

3263 Monier Circle
Rancho Cordova

Millennium Termite & Pest

9900 Horn Rd
Sacramento

Neighborly Pest Management

324 Riverside Ave
Roseville

North American Home Services

4617 Auburn Blvd
Sacramento

Official Pest Prevention

10139 Iron Rock Way
Elk Grove

On Point Inspection Services

5325 J street
Sacramento

ORCO TERMITE CONTROL

PO BOX 267
Ione

Orkin Pest Control

9745 Business Park Dr
Sacramento

Outback Pest Control

P.O. Box 580935
Elk Grove

Pacific Coast Termite Inc

40487 Encyclopedia Cir
Fremont

Parish Termite & Pest Management Inc.

PO Box 1467
Citrus Heights

Pegasus Pest Control

1500A S River Rd
West Sacramento

Pegasus Pest Control

2473 Portola Way
Sacramento

PEST BE GONE Pest Management

P.O. BOX 833
Rocklin

PEST BE GONE Pest Management

P.O. BOX 833
Rocklin

Pest Control Center Inc

3845 Madison Ave
North Highlands

Pest Control Center Inc

5761 Pleasant Valley Rd
El Dorado

Pinnacle Pest Control Inc

600 Broadway
Sacramento

PIONEER PEST CONTROL

PO Box 2147
Citrus Heights

ProGuard Pest Control

406 Motor City Ct Ste C
Modesto

Props Tree & Landscape Inc

4271 Duluth Ave # A
Rocklin

RANDY'S VARMINT CONTROL

PO Box 5486
Vacaville

ROCKLIN PEST CONTROL SVC INC

5431 PARAGON CT
Rocklin

Rocky Mountain Termite

11468 Phoebe Court
Penn Valley

Ruffled Feathers Bird Control

3124 Ashley Way
Sacramento

Sheppard Termite Services

331 Woodhaven Dr
Vacaville

Terminix

1168 W National Dr
Sacramento

Termite Services

813 9th St
Sacramento

THE NOBLE WAY PEST CONTROL

5757 AUBURN BLVD
Sacramento

Thomas Wildlife Control

118 Hazelmere St
Folsom

UNCLE JER'S BEE REMOVAL SVC

8141 37TH AVE
Sacramento

WESTERN EXTERMINATOR CO

305 NORTH CRESCENT WAY
Anaheim

ZAP TERMITE & PEST CONTROL

7233 26TH ST
Rio Linda

Zap Termite & Pest Control, Inc.

9252 Madison Ave
Orangevale

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