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Pest Control Houston

Updated on May 19, 2011

Keeping your home free of termites, silverfish, fleas, and roaches is a task that the large majority leaves up to the professionals. The Houston pest control industry is a very competitive crowd, and many will do just about anything to get their foot in the door, and make a sale. Their effectiveness is usually in the ability to give a great sales pitch, but no so much on the actual extermination of pests, and the future prevention of their return. There over a thousand advertisers that market for pest control Houston, and only a handful that have been around for decades, and know exactly what they are doing, and provide over the top customer service.

Pest Control Houston TX

When calling a pest control provider, price should never be the first issue, as much as their overall plan to help you rid your home of bugs, and even mice. You might want to do a mini interview, and ask some important questions before having them come out for an initial home inspection. Primarily if you have dogs, cats, rabbits, etc will their chemicals be harmful to your pets. If termites are found what will be the solution, and what will that entail in time and money.

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Houston Pest Control And Termite Services
Houston Pest Control And Termite Services

Services Provided By A Houston Exterminator Service

  • Roaches/Silverfish
  • Ants
  • Bees/Wasps/Hive Removal
  • Fleas & Ticks
  • Bed Bugs
  • Rodents
  • Trapping & Exclusion
  • Bird Control
  • Bat Removal
  • Subterranean & Formosan Termites
  • WDI Reports
  • Drywood Termites & Mosquito Misting System

Houston Pest Control

Finding a great pest control company in the Harris County area is not that hard, but if you go for price first, then you will attract the bait and switch operators. They will give you an unbelievable price over the phone, or via email, then once on site the price will go up in a dramatic way. Yes, they are breaking the law in doing this, but the criminal justice system does not have the resources to prosecute these cases, and the homeowner is usually the only one that suffers from these petty criminals. So always, mention price toward the middle of the conversation, and if they bring it up first, then that is the red flag to move on to the next prospective service.

Hiring A Houston Pest Or Termite Service

A good sign of a well-trained and professional Houston termite or pest service is the appearance of their employees, equipment, and vehicles. Usually if a company takes pride in how they appear to the public, then most likely they are just as thorough in training, and continuously educating their technician on the most effective, and environmentally sound methods of keeping your home bug free.

It never hurts to ask about the companies liability insurance, and if they are bonded to protect the homeowner from any mishaps that might happen when a technician is in their home.

Call Technical Pest Services Today @ 713-956-7822


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      Houston Private Detective 7 years ago

      Great hub - good to see fellow Houstonians on

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      Ty Counts 7 years ago

      Great Hub - Thanks for sharing.