Austin >Home & Garden > Orkin Pest & Termite Control
3815 Woodbury Drive, Austin, TX | Directions 7870430.223777 -97.760443
Neighborhoods: Greater South River City, St. Edwards
This company will cheat you – Orkin was my pest control company for the past two years in Austin Texas. I have paid Orkin thousands of dollars for service over this period to include termite service, squirrel removal service, mosquito service, and pest control. Orkin claimed to perform all of this work for me, but failed to complete the work correctly. I continued to have problems with squirrels and pests (scorpions, spiders, and such) and continually mentioned these problems to Orkin. In my most recent visit from Orkin (December 2011) I was informed that there were entry points into my house that squirrels were using and that these areas need to be blocked (which was supposedly done when I originally paid over $600 to have the squirrel problem fixed). When I was notified that the entry problem still existed I contacted Orkin and spoke with a manager about having the issue repaired. The manager told me the only option was to charge me a second time to perform the work I was told was completed the first time. The manager explained to me that the work originally performed seemed to be only partial due to the low fee (he actually thought $600.00 was a low fee) but could not say for sure as he was not the manager at the time of the original repair. He informed me that the only option I had was to have Orkin come back out, give me an estimate, and recharge me for the work. This is of course ridicules as Orkin should have performed the work correctly the first time or fixed any defect resulting from the first service.
First of all, I am a disabled veteran from the United States Army and $600.00 is not a low fee, it is over half of what I receive in disability per month. Second, I work hard for my income and expect to receive proper service for the money I pay. Third, I have been a loyal customer to Orkin for over two years, spent thousands of dollars on them, and hoped to be treated fairly by the company. If you like to waste your hard earned money, if you like being treated poorly, and if you want to be taken advantage of I recommend using Orkin. However; if you are like me and value your hard earned money, feel that a company should treat you with respect, and feel that a company should complete the work they charge you for I recommend that you stay far away from Orkin.
Editorial Review by Ilan Goldbard – Pest control service detects and exterminates termites, insects and rodents from residential and commercial properties.
A RIP OFF – Please do not call this company without buyig a jar of vaseolie frist. I had to pay $85.00 for four sticky pads. There higley trained Tech. walked around my home like he had some where esle to go and I was on his time. He sprayed some stuff that was use less and said thank you have a nice day. You are better off going to the dollar store than calling them.
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