Abatement is the process of getting
rid of pests.
Our methods of getting rid of pests are always
as humane as possible. Usually, the pest is encouraged to leave by depriving
it of the things in your home that it values such as darkness, quiet,
Exclusion is the process of preventing
the pests from coming back.
Different pests AND different houses require different
methods. We do not believe in doing a job unless it is done right. We
take pride in our ability to warranty most exclusions for one year.
Pest Control (or GPC) refers to the methods
of treating for common insects and other small pests such as: Termites,
Ants, Fleas, Scorpions, Silverfish, Weevils, etc.
Dead animals or pests under your house, in your wall space, or in the
attic are the main sources of pest-related odors in a building. Though
possibly masked by other smells in your house such as your cat's litter
box, a dead-animal smell is usually unmistakable. Another unmistakable
smell is Bat guano. If you are uncertain, go stand under the Congress
street bridge one night to smell (and watch) Austin's famous bats.
We handle the finding and removal of dead pests, animals, and pets. We
always perform the least invasive searches of your walls, attics, and
substructure first. In cases where a dead animal is trapped in a wall,
we may have to make incisions in the wall. We have seen everything from
mice to raccoons to cats inside wall spaces. We have special tools for
parts of the job, but a hint for locating the source of a smell yourself
might be to turn off your AC and temporarily remove any odor-eating devices
from the areas that smell.
This is NOT free.
No, the city does NOT have an agency that will do it.
It is illegal to dump dead animals wherever you like.
A single truck visit to BFI costs $75. We will not wait around until we
fill up a truck with dead animals before we dispose of them. Therefore,
a single deer may cost $75 just for us to get rid of it. Retrieving your
dead animal also costs us time, energy, gas, and usually a long shower.