Angie's List Member Comments about ZipZap Termite & Pest Control:
The owner Jeff is a Board Certified Entomologist, that is how I found him originally. My 2 yr old daughter had been bitten overnight in her bed twice in a one week period. After the second episode, I stayed up late the next night checking her bed every 15 minutes. I thought I was looking for bed bugs. I caught a critter in her bed and stored it alive in a plastic container. I didn't know what I had and I was frantic to find out what it was. I searched the internet and called around the next day until I found an extermination company in the KC area that had an entomologist. After speaking with Jeff, I drove to the company's location in north Kansas City and dropped off the specimen. He called me later that day to inform me that it was a flea, specifically a cat flea. Three days later, when they came out to treat my house, I was surprised to find that it was Jeff that was doing the actual extermination. He said he doesn't always do the service, but he thought I might have a lot of questions. He was right. I asked a lot of questions which he answered very patiently. The service of treating took less time than all the questions I asked. I have two children under the age of three, so I was very concerned about the chemicals he was using, their efficacy and potential harm to children (minimal). Since I have no animals/pets, I wondered how the flea(s) had gotten into our house (likely hitched a ride, squirrels and other animals carry the cat flea). Jeff explained the process thoroughly – how to prepare the house for treatment, ways to control flea populations, he explained the entire lifecycle of the flea and how they would eradicate it from inside the house and what he would do on the outside to minimize the chance of fleas returning. Their spray treatment kills fleas at 2 of their 4 lifecycle stages. Jeff said that because of this, we may see a brief re-emergence of the fleas at anywhere from 7 to 19 days after application, but the newly emerging fleas would be killed by the treatment for up to 30 days. It's day 22 & no re-emergence. Jeff & Zipzap did a great job for us!
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