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the Cost of Pest Control Services

Price 
Location 
Pest 
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Description
$ 90
Feb 2008
Richlandtown, PA
Mice and other
Quarterly charge for pest control services  more... close row
$ 32
Mar 2008
Mesa, AZ
Cockroaches, scorpions, ants, and spiders
Monthly exterior spray as needed  more... close row
$ 130
Jul 2006
Hopedale, MA
Bird's Nest Mites
Removal of mites from a birds nest  more... close row
$ 70
Jul 2007
Houston, TX
German cockroaches
Sealing openings and spraying  more... close row
$ 80
Sep 2007
Dallas, TX
Ants, crickets, millipedes
Mild pesticide that does not harm pets  more... close row
$ 28
Apr 2008
Rainbow City, AL
Non-toxic sprays preferable around children  more... close row
$ 92
Apr 2007
Cincinnati, ohio
Camel Cricket
Scary looking camel crickets gone  more... close row
$ 100
May 2008
Flint MI
Ants
Worth the money to get rid of ants  more... close row
$ 30
May 2008
Phoenix, AZ
preventive measures for various pests
Monthly preventive visit from pest control company  more... close row
$ 60
Feb 2008
Lincolnton, NC
mice, spider like bugs
Getting estimates saves money  more... close row
$ 80
Jun 2007
Wshington, PA
mice and rodents, roaches, ants, termites, spiders
Preventative pest treatments keeps problems at bay  more... close row
$ 35
Mar 2008
Jacksonville, FL
German roaches in the kitchen, snakes, ants outside
Monthly pest control for home  more... close row

Description of service

One day a gentleman knocked on the front door from a local Pest Control company. He asked if we had pest control services in place, and if not he could spray the whole house, place a treatment outside the perimeter of the house for $35.00.

I did not actually have the $35.00, so I said after checking my purse,"I've got $25.00". He said that that was fine, though to start up for the next month, they would bill me $35.00 a month, each month they came out thereafter.

He sprayed each room of the home, and under sinks. Put the granular pesticide around the outside of the house and even put out moth-balls as where we live, snakes could be a problem outside and he spaced the moth-balls along the wall of the entire home.


Review of Service

I feel the quality of service was great, and the techncian was professional and personable, though I honestly don't feel home owners need to be 'locked' into a years service plan every single month, though they try to sell it. You can still cancel the service for that month in particular, and not be billed.

The pesticides they use today though I feel will always be stronger then a few over the counter brands from your local plant nursery, grocery store or other home improvement stores, I personally feel that you can get by with every other month, making it 6-8 months total they come out, unless you notice you have more of a pest problem that needs controlling!


Tips

It is a good idea to have your home inspected for potential trouble, as with termites, and damage you may not see caused by them. Unfortunately, termites cause millions of dollars in damages a year for homeowners and it's best to have your home inspected whether it is made of brick construction, stucco or not.

There are many reputable Pest Control companies in your local phone book. And you do not always have to be home when they visit, if you set up a key account, where you give them access to your home each month, or however you have it set up. They get a key to your home and the technician notifies you before he is to spray your home, and they come out to your home on the date/time specified. Make sure their employees are bonded, in case of theft.

And it is your right to be there regardless, but it works out great if you travel alot and are away, and you don't want to miss your monthly service. A good company should have a service rep. give you a courtesy call and remind you of when they will be out a few days in advance.

Just make sure you phone them as well, if you are not on their key account and let them know you will not be home if you have an appointment date/time scheduled and you will not be home, in advance as you would a doctor's office and re-schedule.


$ 150
Feb 2008
athens, ohio
roaches
Huge roach problem  more... close row
$ 255
Mar 2008
new baltimore, michigan
raccoon
Trap and remove a raccoon family  more... close row
$ 75
Mar 2008
Huntington, WV
Ants
Pest control got rid of ants  more... close row
$ 0
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$ 200
Apr 2008
Livonia MI
Mice
Pest Control Takes Care of Mouse Problem  more... close row
$ 75
Nov 2007
columbia MO.
termites
Termite infestation dealt with  more... close row
$ 200
May 2008
Akron OH
Mice
A mouse infestation in the house  more... close row