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in Palatine and serving towns in
Lake County, Cook County, Mc
Henry County, Du Page County, Kane County
$60.00 to spray up to a 2 bedroom apt for bed bugs
You want the cockroaches and bed bugs gone and your
wants to keep coming back every month to spray again and again and
again and charge you every month. Your tenants complain to you
they still have cockroaches. The exterminator has guaranteed
money every month being paid to him.
The reason you never get rid of the cockroaches may be because your
exterminator sprays the cockroaches that are in the apartment that
day with a spray that only lasts until the
dries or up to one week at the most.
This means that only cockroaches that die are the ones who contact
(walk on the wet spray) that day while the spray is still wet and
not dried. If your exterminator misses a cockroach hiding
-- a baseboard, under the refrigerator or stove, or
in a hollow door, in a closet, behind the kitchen counter, in a
behind the baseboards -- those cockroaches survive to breed
lay more eggs. Those eggs then hatch and mature and lay more
for weeks before the exterminator comes back and sprays again to
cockroaches that the spray touches.
It is an endless cycle of spray the bugs, kill only the ones that
into contact with the wet spray that day and allow the others to
and lay more eggs so the apartments need to be sprayed again in a
-- and again -- and again -- and again. You pay every month
the exterminator gets paid every month for a year. The only
person who is happy is the exterminator!
Your tenants are unhappy and you are left wondering why you are
and paying and never get rid of the cockroaches.
Want An Exterminator That Never Rids Your Building of
Getting rid of cockroaches means that you spray the bugs on that day
spray or dust with a pesticide that keeps working for up to 3 months
kill those newly hatched from the eggs. Your exterminator may
want to use the long-lasting pesticides because it is expensive and
cuts into his profit. Worse for him -- he may actually
rid of all the cockroaches in the building. Then you may start
realize he is spraying your building month after month after month
the cockroaches are gone.
No Cockroaches Found But Sign a Year's Contract Anyway
When I was doing a comparative analysis of other exterminators, I
called several to come and look at my apartment building (there were
cockroaches in the entire building). All of them admitted that
was the cleanest building they had been in but ALL OF THEM
contract to "keep the building free of
cockroaches". This is a true story.
The moral of this story is that the goal of those exterminators was
get a paycheck of about $1,200 to $1,800 a year in their
pocket. They didn't realize
who they were talking
to. If they could try to do that to me, they ARE DOING
Carry the Cockroaches and Bed Bugs into Your Building
Read the article about cockroaches
on this web site. Learn how
the cockroaches come into your building. Your tenant or
are carrying them into the building. Most of the time, not all
the tenants are doing that. Usually there is only one or two
apartment that seem to always have cockroaches. If you don't
them out, they spread to your other apartments.
These tenants either work in a restaurant, food store, warehouse, or
visit friends who have cockroaches in their apartments.
they have friends who come over and have cockroaches or bed bugs on
their clothing. That is the most common way cockroaches and
bugs get into your building. (Read the article on this web
bugs). Sometimes the cockroaches are hiding
in cardboard boxes that were brought from the food stores or in the
delivery box of ordered merchandise. (That is why you should
never allow a store to put your groceries in one of their extra
cardboard boxes to carry home your groceries). Bed bugs
be brought in on your tenants clothing after they have been to a
theater, restaurant or simply bought clothing at a store.
bugs are spreading like wildfire across the entire United States.
a Different Exterminator!
If you currently have an exterminator that cannot keep your building
free of all cockroaches all month long, you need another
exterminator! You don't need an exterminator that has to
come back every month for a year while your tenants constantly live
with cockroaches that are only gone for a week at a
If by chance, you exterminator did get rid of all the cockroaches in
your building, you are spraying pesticides in apartments that no
need them while you are paying and paying every month for something
that you no longer need.
Tenant Who Brings in Cockroaches
Most of the owners that I have talked to have onr or two tenants who
always seem to have more cockroaches than the other tenants.
may even suspect they are the source of the cockroaches in your
building. These are probably tenants who work in restaurants,
warehouses, have friends who come over with the cockroaches on their
clothes from another apartment building or visit friends who have
cockroaches. These cockroaches then spread to the other
apartments. You don't want to get rid of these tenants because
they pay their rent on time and don't damage the apartment.
than cockroaches, they are considered good tenants. (You could
worse than them). You would be more successful in
your building of cockroaches, and when the entire building is clean,
only focusing on that one or two apartments by spraying and dusting
that apartment with a long-term 3 month pesticide. It is also
much cheaper than spraying the entire building every month.
Most exterminator companies do not want to come out to spray only
apartment. It is not profitable for them. After all,
somebody has to pay for all that advertising painted on the sides
those little white pick-up trucks. And
wants to have little white pick-up trucks with large signs screaming
the neighbors that "WE HAVE
BUGS! IT IS SO BAD WE NEED PROFESSIONAL
building with big signs screaming to the neighbors or customers
that Cole Home Maintenance is spraying for bugs.
respect your privacy.
Maintenance Can Focus on That One Apartment
Cole Home Maintenance does not provide a yearly contract.
goal is to rid your building of cockroaches and bed bugs and keep it
free from cockroaches and bed bugs. This is done by not
only killing the cockroaches that are in the apartment on the day
apartment is sprayed, but also spraying and dusting with a long
3-month pesticide, along with baits. These long lasting
pesticides kill the cockroaches and bed bugs that are hatching BEFORE they
Maintenance wants to break
the cycle of just killing
cockroaches walking around for the 1st week. Cole believes it's
important to kill the bugs all 4 weeks of the mounth
Once the entire building is clean and no more cockroaches are
from the eggs, if you have onr or two tenants that seem to be the
source of the cockroach problem, Cole Home Maintenance can focus on
that apartment at a far lower cost than you are paying for a year's
contract to spray your entire building every month. Cole Home
Maintenance will spray and dust those apartments with a 3-month
lasting spray and dusts and baits to stop the source of the problem
stop it from spreading. You won't need to pay
exterminator to keep spraying month after month after
month. You won't have apartments sprayed with pesticides that
longer need to be sprayed. Do you
to keep spraying pesticides in apartments that no longer need to
Have to Arrange Every Month for Tenants in 6 Apartments To Be
You eventually no longer have to arrange for tenants in 6 apartments
be home to be sprayed. If your tenants are like mine, they
long hours and are not home during the day. If you tenants are
not home during the day, how do you now your exterminator is
spraying their apartments every month? Do you have to go to
building and open up all the apartments when your tenants are not
home? That may be a liablity problem of entering their
when they are not home. Or does your
current exterminator simply not spray those apartments?
never get rid of those cockroaches.
Cole Home Maintenance does not charge extra to spray your apartment
building on the week-ends when your tenants are home or in the
after your tenants come home from work. Most large
companies do not want to pay their people extra money for working at
night or week-ends.
Cole Home Maintenance uses many methods to kill the cockroaches to
provide a 3-month long-term pesticides to keep killing after the
initial spraying. If you work with your tenants and ask them
every month when you collect your rent if they see any cockroaches,
after a time, the apartments only have to be sprayed when one of
tenants say they see a cockroach. Pesticides are
chemicals. You should not want to spray apartments that do not
need to be sprayed simply because you signed a one year contract to
spray whether these apartments need it or not.
Does Not Have Cockroaches
Tenants want to live in a clean, cockroach-free building. They
want to stay when their lease is expired. They don't want to
move. The side benefit is they keep their apartment cleaner,
less damage, and will start to tell you if they see an occasional
cockroach if they know you will tak action. It is to your
to have their one apartment sprayed to stop the spread to other
If your tenants are like mine, they start to tell you when their
leaks. Water is expensive. Most owners only find
about a leaky toilet when they get their water bill and it is $200
than it should be. They keep the front and back doors closed
locked. This prevents heat from escaping in the winter when
are paying to heat the building. They pay their rent on time
because they do not want to move. They're afraid the new
may have cockroaches and bed bugs. The new building manager or
owner may not care to provide a clean building like you do -- so
stay and re-new their lease.
Cockroaches and Bed Bugs Can Become Resistant to the Spray
If your exterminator does not spray the apartments of tenants who
not home at the time of spraying can cause your building to continue
have cockroaches and bed bugs -- and worse can happen, the remaining
cockroaches are developing
A big problem can occur that the remaining bug can build a
tolerance to the spray that was used. Which means more and more of
pesticide is needed to kill that bug. Worse -- their offspring have
that tolerance too.
Most exterminators only use a contact spray that works on the
cockroaches for a week at most,-- depending on
the pesticide -- it may only last as little as the pesticide
still wet. Putting down baits, spraying and dusting the cracks
and crevices takes a lot of time, and time is something that the
doing the spray does not have when he gets paid by the number of
apartment buildings he sprays a day. (Look at the links
called complaints at the top of the page). The time issue encurages
sprayers to do as little as possible and get to the next job.
This means that there are fewer and fewer pesticides that are able
kill the bugs because of these
exterminator practices. Any exterminator that does not have
goal to try to completely rid your building of cockroaches -- and
of spraying never seems to get rid of the cockroaches -- are
contributing to the resistance / tolerance problem.
When Your Tenants Are Not Home
If other apartments haved not bee sprayed, those cockroaches move
the sprayed apartment and may not get a lethal (deadly) dose of the
pesticide spray. They could start to build-up a tolerance and
start to pass that tolerance to their off-spring.
When too many exterminators operate their business by not spraying
and every one of the apartments, eventually the cockroaches and bed
bugs build up such a tolerance that fewer and fewer pesticides are
useful. It's a dangerous game for these big companies to pay
to get a year's contract money out of you.
Sprays, Dusts and Powders are More Expensive
The franchise owner may not want to spend the extra money for the
longer lasting sprays and dusts. These products are
expensive and they cut into their profit. All they see are short
profit, they don't care about the long term happyness of their
Another reason the franchise owner may not want to use the longer
lasting sprays and powders is that they work continusly for about 3
months. From their point of view, they need the bugs to be there
month so they can keep comming back every month to spray again and
See the links to other web sites at the top of the pages that
the COMPLAINTS OF FORMER EMPLOYEES and other customers
with some of these larger companies.
ONE" WHO IS UNHAPPY
Have you signed a 1-year contract
big pest control
company? They come out every month but they never get rid
You call to complain and are told "that you are the only
complaining". Everybody else is happy with their service
Why Do They Say
Because It Works!
YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
You are not the only building owner having problems with your
exterminator. who has you under a year-long contract.
Remember, that it is an old trick
played by any business owner who wants to shut you up. They
will tell you that you are the ONLY ONE
who is having a problem. They tell you that all their
customers are happy with their services but you.
This is the standard phrase made by companies who want you to shut
and stop complaining. They do it to make you doubt
yourself. These companies may even offer to come out and spray
again. They say that to make themselves appear as the
guys" who are looking out for you and you are just being overly
critical. They may even blame your tenants for re-infesting
apartment building or blame you for bring cockroaches into your
restaurant from your food suppliers' packages. IT'S NOT
FAULT AND YOU ARE NOT ALONE! You Need a New Exterminator!
Is the Person Spraying Your Building Certified and Licensed by
State of Illinois?
Read the article about the loop-hole in Illinois law that allows he
exterminator company to only have a licensed
exterminator in the office
but allows non-licensed people to actually spray your
building. When you signed that year's contract, you
only a licensed exterminator would be doing the spraying. That
not true. Many men who are driving those little-white trucks
not licensed by the State of Illinois. Some have taken the
examination and failed time after time. They don't have enough
knowledge and training to pass the test.
Every time you have your exterminator company send somebody to spray
your building, ask to see his "STRUCTURAL
PEST CONTROL TECHNICIAN
technicians must carry that
card on their person when spraying your building. If
do not ahve that card, demand that the company send a person
by the State of Illinois. That may be why you never get rid of
the cockroaches. The actual person doing the spraying
doesn't have enough training and knowledge to know how to get rid of
your cockroaches. After all, if they don't have that
they could not pass the Illinois examintion to get one.
YEAR'S CONTRACT IS UP,
HOME MAINTENANCE FOR YOUR EXTERMINATOR NEEDS
Attn: Shawn Cole