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04/28/2016
By: Brandie A.
Aptive Environmental
5 Stars all the way! David Jackson was amazing! He was the service pro that visited our property during the first treatment. I am very pleased. He was very thorough. I swear that man got ever inch of our property! LOL! I truly feel that I got my moneys worth. Outstanding service and he professional, courteous, and a true gentleman. He answered all of my questions and got any and every spot I was worried about. He was happy to be here and help us. Its rare to see that nowadays. I am impressed! Thank you David and Aptive! Sincerely, Brandie A, of Akron, 44313
06/17/2013
By: kenaug
Alterra Pest Control
Cody H. called letting me know what time he would arrive, and was right on time. He was prompt and courteous and completed the job in the allotted time. Cody explained the services to me clearly and answered my questions - making my wife feel at ease that the treatment was pet safe as my dogs like to eat the grass and plants around the perimeter of my house. Not every tech that comes to your home makes you feel comfortable and confident that they will do a great job. Cody H. is a tech you can really rely on, job well done.
08/08/2017
By: Kenny T.
Aptive Environmental
Tyler Brady took time to lift rocks and logs that are in my flower bed to check for ants. He found some on to logs that were turned into birdhouses and took care of them. He also reminded me that if needed they would come back out free of charge. I had forgotten, but will take advantage if need be. Thank you Aptive for being the professional business that you are and for taking care of my bug problem. I have no sign of Japanese beetles or stink bugs since the first treatment. Kenny T. in Pickerington, Ohio.
07/17/2013
By: john.wise.754
Alterra Pest Control
Wow...talk about outstanding customer service! Cody came to my house tonight to take care of a yellow jacket problem. He was outstanding. Not only did he take care of the problem and more, he came at 7:45 in the evening when he was already on his way home. He drove all the way back to our town. They are coming back tomorrow to make sure the problem is taken care of when they do a quarterly treatment. With this kind of .service I will be a customer for a long time. Thanks Cody, for making my home safe.
06/14/2014
By: Carrie F.
Alterra Pest Control
Our first treatment by Alterra was done by Jeff Roseberry. He arrived right on schedule. He was very professional, yet personable. He explained the terms of the contract in a manner that was clear, concise and easy to understand. He worked quickly and efficiently. Overall this company has shown they are knowledgeable and professional. They really strive for a positive customer experience. I am looking forward to a pest free summer! Thanks for a positive experience. Carrie F.
07/02/2014
By: Ben B.
Alterra Pest Control
We just received our first pest control treatment today - my wife and I were sold on the environmentally and kid friendly formulas Alterra uses. Our awesome technician, Bryce P came out today and thoroughly explained the process before he began. He was detailed in the treatment and we went through the steps he took after all was complete. I hope all techs are as friendly and knowledgeable as Bryce, and we look forward to our home and outdoor spaces to be bug free!
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05/03/2016
By: Kelly H.
Aptive Environmental
I'm writing a review for Alex Adell. The Cleveland link reviews were not up on the site, which is why I'm writing on the Columbus location. Please forward on to him. Alex arrived right on time, explained what he was going to do and went right to work. He listened to my concerns about the ant and wasp problem we've been having. He gave me a new, heavy duty ant trap for inside the house as well. I appreciate the time he took to go over everything! Thanks again Alex!
08/24/2015
By: Norah W.
Alterra Pest Control
Tony Aulette treated the inside of our home for the first time. I had concerns about indoor treatment because of my baby and pet but he explained everything very well and set my mind at ease. He couldn't have been nicer and more professional. We have recently been approached by other companies but won't even take their calls because of the excellent and effective service that we receive from Alterra. Thank you for having all around great customer service!
08/29/2017
By: Aaron J.
Aptive Environmental
Tyrone Ferguson did a great job of explaining what he was doing and allowed me to watch him while doing so. Tyrone sprayed around outside of house and treated yard with insecticide. He inspected eaves and exterior windows for nests, webs or egg sacs He also applied barrier treatment around the foundation, granular spot treatment to my front/back lawn, spot treatment to eaves and around doors for crawling and flying pest activity. Thanks Tyrone!
08/27/2013
By: jonathannogay
Alterra Pest Control
We had a great experience with Sean Denton from Alterra. He was personable and knowledgeable. We had lots of questions, which he was able to answer confidently and accurately. He was also very accommodating to all of our requests. He treated us like individuals, not just another client, and catered our service specifically to us. Still waiting to see how effective the actual pest control will be in future months.Very pleased so far!Jonathan N.
Tips & Advices
Fumigation is dangerous to pets and humans. Liquid termicides, however, are safe to use around pets.
No. Because termite infestations are considered preventable, most home insurance policies do not cover treatments or damage.
It's best to treat an entire home to ensure the termite infestation is completely eliminated. Spot treating costs less, but increases the likelihood of missed colonies. In addition, spot treatments can make a home unattractive to future buyers.
The cost to eliminate termites varies depending on the method. Bait costs between $150-$300, while fumigation costs $1,300-$2,500. Heat treatment costs around $1 per square foot, so a 2,500 square-foot home would cost $2,500.
The length of time depends on the process used:
  • Fumigation takes approximately five days. The termites die quickly, but homeowners must remain out of the house until the chemicals clear.
  • Bait exterminations can take months to destroy an entire colony. The bait kills termites during the molting process. If an insect eats the bait and does not molt, it is unaffected.
  • Heat extermination takes approximately eight hours and is environmentally friendly. This process heats the home to 150 degrees F.

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