Since the weather is more agreeable for insect life in the Southeast Texas area, we under attack more often homeowners that live further north of the State. Therefore, it is important to stay vigilant when it comes to having your home treated to prevent infestation of several different pests that can take up residence with your family. Most homeowners do not live in the same house for the rest of their lives like many have in the past, and it is important to keep your real estate investment in top shape for when it is time to have it listed once again.
There are literally thousands of registered Houston pest control service providers in the Houston Metroplex, and surrounding areas. Choosing the right one does not have to be difficult, but doing a little research online, and over the phone will be a prudent move by any homeowner. The typical questions of how long they have been in business, do they belong to such organizations as the Better Business Bureau, and other online affiliations such as Judy’s Book or Angie’s List. Checking the pest control Houston Google places section will also allow a prospective client to read reviews about a specific service provider as well.
If you are a bargain shopper, which many are today with prices going up, and salaries being lessened, be careful about getting the “lowest price” possible. This is a trap many consumers fall into, and less than stellar Houston pest control companies may take advantage with bait and switch practices. If the price seems to be too low, that is an immediate red flag, and they should be avoided at all costs. If a company is advertising half the price or lower than the average competing companies in the region, then most likely the price will be inflated grossly once they arrive at your location. This is an illegal practice, and should be reported immediately.
Be candid, and upfront about your home, and it’s condition when getting quotes or estimates over the phone. Usually an exceptional exterminator will not give prices via the phone, or through email, and will want to visit your property to give an exact price. Be sure when the technician arrives that you have all pets safely secured, and away from areas that will be treated until they have dried properly.
Also setting up an ongoing schedule to properly keep your household free of unwanted guests will be the best course of action, as well as setting up an annual appointment for termite inspection is a must in the Gulf Coast region. Most termite experts will offer a one-year warranty on their treatment systems, and will come back out at no charge to you if infestation occurs during that twelve-month period.
Pest Offense POBD-I-01 Original Electronic Pest Repeller
- Easy-too-use electronic pest control without hazardous chemicals or traps
- Rids home of mice, rats, and roaches by sending electronic impulses through home wiring
- 1 unit is effective for 1 level of the average size home
- Built-in surge protector and indicator/nightlight
- EPA registered; FCC compliant; UL listed
The ORIGINAL PEST OFFENSE Electronic Pest Repellers Model #:POBD-I-01 Chemical free solution to pest control. This patented technology is an easy and safe solution that requires no maintenance or disposal of rodents or insects. Pest simply leave the home. Effective to rid home of mice, rats, and roaches. Microprocessor creates a force field in your home to prevent insects and rodents from nesting or feeding within the walls by sending electronic pulses through the wiring of the home, random digital cycling prevents pests from adapting to PEST OFFENSE. One PEST OFFENSE unit is effective for one level of the average size home, plug into any 110 volt outlet and simply walk away. Indicator light confirms it is work correctly. Plus has a built-in surge protector and nightlight. PEST OFFENSE is SAFE for: dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, birds, fish, snakes, turtles, reptiles, and hermit crabs and PEST OFFENSE is NOT recommended if you own: hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, minks, chinchillas, tar
List Price: $ 29.95
Price: $ 22.50
Safer Brand 05140 The Pantry Pest Trap, Set of 2
- Attracts male grain moths, flour moths, meal moths, and seed moths. Contains 2 traps.
- One trap covers a 1,000 square foot area
- Contains a patented controlled timed release pheromone lure
- Easy assembly
Safe nontoxic and long lasting. A solution for pests that contaminate food products. The wood grained traps are ready to use. These traps lure grain moths, flour moths, meal moths, and seed moths. Includes 2 traps and 2 lures.
List Price: $ 12.99
Price: $ 5.24
Black & Decker EP1100-A Ultrasonic Pest Repeller, Black
- Multiple pest settings
- Large room coverage such as a Garage or Basement
- Variable settings for repelling mice, spiders, cockroaches and other pests
- Safe for use around dogs, cats, birds, gerbils, fish
- Measures 4 by 4 by 9 inches (d x h x w); weighs 1 pound
Heavy duty chemical free ultrasonic pest repeller
List Price: $ 34.99
Price: $ 26.99