BBB file opened:
September 16, 2002
Business started locally:
This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding
or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain
any requirements are currently being met.
These agencies may include:
CA Structural Pest Control Board
2005 EVERGREEN STREET, STE. 1500, Sacramento CA 95815
Phone Number: (916) 561-8704
Fax Number: (916) 263-2469
Type of Entity
Mr. Kelly Kavanagh, Owner
Francisco Alcala, Field Representative
Vito Del Re Jorden, Applicator
Principal: Mr. Kelly Kavanagh, Owner
Pest Control Services
When the pest control job gets too big for a flyswatter, a mousetrap or a do-it-yourself spray, it's probably time to call in a professional service. Before you do, check around for a reliable one. Avoid anyone who comes to your home uninvited and offers to give your house or business a free inspection. Be on the lookout for those without qualifications who call themselves pest control specialists. Ask friends and neighbors to recommend companies. Your county agricultural agent is a good source of information on reliable pest control companies. Before you sign a contract for pest control services, be sure you fully understand the extent of infestation, the work necessary to solve the problem, the price and terms of payment. Know what the guarantee covers, how long it lasts, and what you must do to keep it in force. Also check the contract to determine whether continued prevention and control is included. Don't expect one application or a series of treatments to last indefinitely. Some pest control companies offer renewal re-treatment warranties.
Be sure the company has liability insurance to cover any damages to your home or furnishings. Also ensure that the company is properly licensed, if your state requires licensing of pest control companies, to use pesticides.
If a sizeable amount of money is involved, don't hesitate to get several estimates. Even termite damage won't get significantly worse if you wait a week or two before authorizing treatment. Once you are confident of the company's reputation, follow exactly any special instructions designed to protect food, household objects, pets and the general safety of your family.