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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Snakes on the move......

BEWARE!!! Snakes and Dangerous critters are on the move. Please be careful!!!! We don't want anyone to get hurt!!! Check out the story from the news yesterday. If you need our assistance, we are here to help. We are just a click or call away. Our # is 480-984-2660 0r . Here is the link to the story. Thank you!!!

Scorpions on the move......

Here is a story that was on the news last night about Scorpions. It is starting to warm up and the CRITTERS are coming out...... This one was found in one of our clients homes. She called us in a panic and requested we come out and remove it. We did, she was happy, and all is good!!! Check out this story and call us if you have any questions or need assistance with scorpion control. We are here to help. We are just a click or call away. 480-984-2660 or or http//

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

3 rabid skunks prompt advisory in Pinal County

BEWARE!!! Rabid skunks found in Pinal county. I know this is not a skunk in the photo above, but bats and other animals can carry rabies, so be on the look out!!! Here is the link to the story. If you think you might have any issues regarding rabid critters, call us or your county officials. This is not a laughing matter. Please be careful and be sure your pets shots are up to date. We can be reached at 480-984-2660 or if you have any questions.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


My buddy at Probest posted this today and I thought it was some good info to pass on. We hear these stories all the time of people being ripped off by this company or that. Unfortunately there are crooks out there trying to make a fast buck. We are not about making a fast buck. We are about making long lasting relationships with our clients, treating them fair, providing a valuable service, charging a fair price, understanding their needs, addressing their concerns and resolving their pest issues. We have been doing this for over 13 years now and we continue to grow!!! We must be doing something right? We love what we do and we love to help others. Be sure to tell a friend about us, they can look us up at or or they can call us directly at 480-984-2660 or 602-578-8363. Our friendly staff is waiting for your call.

Over 100 Fraudulent Pest Control Companies Pop Up in 2011 Yellow Pages

BBB News Release


Over 100 Fraudulent Pest Control Companies Pop Up in 2011 Yellow Pages

· Unlicensed and unchartered companies poised to burn consumers

· A local phone number doesn’t always mean you’re dealing with a local operator

· Names of legitimate pest control companies may have been misappropriated by the scammers

March 2, 2011 – The Better Business Bureau, The Greater Memphis Area Pest Control Association and the TN Department of Agriculture are warning consumers to be wary of untrustworthy pest control companies operating in the Mid-South. Some “local” pest control companies listed in the Yellow Pages are actually not physically located in the area, but are simply distant call centers that farm the jobs out to unlicensed and unprofessional operators who may end up doing more harm than good. The names may even be the same as or similar to some legitimate Memphis area companies who have been operating ethically for many years.

Business identity theft (stealing a business’s name and using it as one’s own) and creating similar sounding names are two tactics of scammers to make their businesses seem more legitimate. It creates confusion in the mind of the consumer who may have heard the legitimate company’s name in the past.

According to Scott Burnett, Greater Memphis Area Pest Control Association (GMAPCA) President, a consumer who searches for a pest control company in a yellow pages directory or online may not end up with the local business they think they are contacting.

“The local yellow pages directories list over 200 pest control companies in the Mid South area. Half of those are not properly licensed or chartered to operate in Tennessee. And if you search online, you may end up with even more names,” Burnett told the BBB. “Just because a company has a local phone number and a local address in the yellow pages doesn’t mean it is a local, licensed pest control company,” added Burnett.

According to Burnett, if you look up Damn Good Bed Bug Removal Service, you’ll see that they have a local number and a local address. Unfortunately, that phone number rings into a phone bank in an undisclosed location and the address listed is actually home to a gas station.

Currently the TN Department of Agriculture requires all pest control companies to be licensed and chartered in order to do business in Tennessee. Jerry Seabolt, Structural Supervisor with the TN Department of Agriculture, told the BBB that all pest control companies are required to maintain a surety bond and liability insurance as well as utilizing certified applicators and providing that information to the TN Dept. of Agriculture. In addition each company must have a licensee who is responsible for the supervision the certified applicators.

“A consumer can and should verify that a company has the aforementioned bond and insurance before they allow a company to make application. The information can be found at or by calling 615-837-5148,” Seabolt said.

The Greater Memphis Area Pest Control Association has a website, , listing all its members, who are not only licensed but also attend regular education and training meetings in order to provide consumers with the most effective and up to date treatments and options. Burnett said the GMAPCA has retained counsel to try and get these fraudulent numbers disconnected.

The Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South offers the following tips for hiring a reputable pest or termite control company:

Check out the company’s record with the BBB
Contact the TN Department of Agriculture to insure the company is licensed and chartered
Visit for a list of licensed, bonded & chartered companies who are members of the National Pest Management Association, TN Pest Control Association and the Greater Memphis Area Pest Control Association.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

We are here to help!!!

Wow, two blogs in one day!!! I really wanted to introduce you to Karen. She is a single mom with 5 children. We were out to her new house last week helping her build it. In collaboration with Habitat for humanity and our coalition of churches, we are helping build a new home for her and her kids. We here at Critter Getter's, have donated 6 months of free service to her and her family. This will really help her get rid of any critters that she may bring with her from her old apartment and it will get rid of any that have made themselves comfortable at the new place. Her home should be done in mid May and she should be moving in shortly there after. She was really hoping for Mothers Day, but the contractor said that would be pushing it. I hope to get out there another time or two to help with the finishing touches. She is a really neat lady, and it is a pleasure to be able to help out where we can. If you want to join us in helping this family, contact me at or call our office at 480-984-2660. Thank you!!! Chris :)

Where does the time go???

Oops, I haven't been blogging to much here lately. Please forgive me, I have been pretty busy!!! ( That's okay, nobody really reads this anyway) We are already into the 3rd week of March and things have been picking up at a steady pace!!! I have had to outfit our newest service truck and I have been doing several proposals and inspections. It feels good to be getting out and getting dirty. Don't get me wrong, I like the office work too, but this time of year, I could spend the entire day out in the field. It is so nice out!!! I really need to focus on some marketing here foe the spring. I intend to add another tech this spring and some new additional accounts would help the process along. Well, I have to run. I have to go check on some skunk trapping and tie up some loose ends because our techs are going to be at a skill training seminar tomorrow. I hope ya'll have a great week and I look forward to doing this again soon!!! Don't forget to tell a friend and get a free service for yourself. They can look us up at or Also...Don't forget to..... Keep the sunblock on and the greasy side down!!!! Critter OUT............