Saturday, August 18, 2007

Secrets of Las Vegas (2)


There are a lot of insects out here!

When I lived in California, I had the occasional ant problem and saw the intermittent roach, nothing a handy can of Raid couldn't handle. In Las Vegas it's a whole different ball of wax, and if you're coming from a sunny, temperate climate, or the only interaction you've had with Vegas is the inside of a casino you're in for a bit of a culture shock.

I haven't see ants around my current home but I've seen them around others and these babies are on steroids; likewise the roaches-BIG. I also should say I'd never seen an earwig before moving here, these I have seen in my home. Pest control is a big, booming, business and an expense that you'd better figure into your monthly allowance.

You'll have any number of pest control services to choose from, they'll paper your doors with those annoying hang tags pretty regularly and the only way you'll know how good they are is trial and error. If they give you service and four days later you've still got an insect party going on there's a problem.

The service that I use, EnviroPro, is the only one I've had so far. The monthly service fee is reasonable, and the service seems adequate. I gotta tell you the real selling point is the technician! This guy came to our home on time, was courteous, friendly and patient as I took him around the home and instructed him on how to do his job, asked before going into the garage or upstairs, took his shoes off while inside our home and washed his hands after service but before handing me papers to sign. When all the services are equal, little things like this mean a lot and make the difference in who to choose.

So, while I won't get a free service or anything cool like that, here's their web address: