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Pest Control

Anyone use Terminex or another pest control place? How much is your average fee for pest control? We have lived in this house for over a year now. Last year we had problems with spiders. This year while we were planting flower we found some ternites in the soil out front so I want to get someone out here.

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pagirl71

Asked by pagirl71 at 12:34 PM on Apr. 20, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • We had a local company and it was about $100 for the initial visit and $65 quarterly after that.
    Silvertears1275

    Answer by Silvertears1275 at 12:42 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • wow that's good I was thinking it runs alot more. Thanks.
    pagirl71

    Answer by pagirl71 at 12:58 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • Uhmm...initial termite treatments and inspections will cost around 500 bucks. And monthly visits for pest control run around 35-50 bucks. Yearly termite control runs around 100 bucks if you sign a yearly contract, it is not that cheap.
    And, spiders are not controlled by pest control, all they can do is physically knock down the webs. There is no chemical that can be used in a house, that will kill or keep spiders at bay, spiders feet are very small and covered with oil, and thus they never touch the chemical. The best way to get rid of spiders is to get rid of their food source. Usually flying bugs and flying bugs are attracted to your lights around the house at night. Keep your lights off or blinds closed to keep the food source away and the spiders will leave on their own.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:57 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • I worry about the spiders cause their black and brown widows and recluses. We also don't light up the house outside at night. Still have spiders. Yuck!
    pagirl71

    Answer by pagirl71 at 9:56 AM on Apr. 21, 2009

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