I cannot say enough good things about Green Termite & Pest Control.We had a serious rat problem.We heard them in the walls and in the attic, and they'd begun showing up inside our duplex as well.(Note to self: next time you hear anything crawling around in the walls, don't wait to call pest control.)Chuck from Green Termite & Pest showed up mere hours after we called to give us an estimate.We could immediately tell he was our man - who knew someone who kills pests for a living could be so gentle and kind?!We were given the option to use live traps, snap traps, or poison, with no judgement like we'd gotten from other pest control people.Though we would've preferred a no-kill option, the problem had gotten really bad, so we chose snap traps - at least death would be quick.The next day Chuck came over to seal the house, outside and in, from rat entry points.We think this situation probably happened because we replaced our roof a few months back, and it turns out the vents weren't properly screened.Chuck did all this in a few hours, and then set traps in the house and in the basement.He predicted there would be 4 or 5 catches, of those rats that remained after he did all the sealing.The only part he got wrong was our rat population.We kept catching and catching.The amazing thing about Chuck is that he was willing to come over every day, dispose of the dead caught rats, and reset the traps - and this was all included in his singular $300 fee!He probably would've kept coming, but I told him I'd be willing to do the upkeep part if he was SURE these were all rats trapped inside, and that no more were coming in from the outside.After a thorough rechecking of all potential entry points he assured me he was sure - but reaffirmed he'd be wiling to come and dispose of them at any time.We ended up catching 19 rats in total.It was one of the more stressful periods of my life: I'm a vegetarian yogi, and suddenly I was personally responsible for multiple rat murders per day!But through it all we had Chuck at the ready, available to show up - with a smile - and help us with our unpleasant problem.It's now been 2 weeks since anything was caught in the basement, and the peanut butter on the traps hasn't been touched - so I'm pretty convinced it's a Mission Accomplished.I've never written such a long story on Angie's List, and I only do so because of my utmost gratitude to Chuck and Green Termite & Pest Control.Though I hope I never need their services again, I would heartily recommend them to anyone.
- Jason B.
Los Angeles, CA