LEGIONNAIRE PEST CONTROL

LEGIONNAIRE PEST CONTROL

5.0 (5)
5 hires on HomeGuide
4 employees
15 years in business

About this pro

Targeted Treatments for Targeted Pests. We believe that less is more, so we don't try to sell long term expensive service agreements. We believe most pest problems, even termites, can be controlled with good inspections, directed treatments, with quality products, at affordable prices.

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Elkton, MD 21921
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5 Reviews

5.0

  • Dawn Markovic

    We had a yellow jacket hive and John explained what needed to be done to get ride of them. They came late in the day so that most of the yellow jackets would be in the hive. They treated the hive area and inside where they were coming into the house. The next day there were no more yellow jackets coming out of the hive. Very resonable price and a 1 year warranty.

  • Bruce Walsh

    We used Legionaire for flea control. They came back after 2 weeks. He was very knowledgeable and explained that it could be due to the eggs hatching. He was thorough with second treatment and offered moanye back if still an issue even though he explained that there were no active sites like first time. Very professional.

  • Janet O’Rourke

    John is very knowledgeable and super to work with. He responds very quickly to emails and texts.

  • Barbara Burlingame

    Very professional.


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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Anyone who's ever seen an ant scurry across their kitchen floor or watched a spider dangle from their living room ceiling knows that cohabitation with pests is a problem. Pest infestations can damage your property, create an uncomfortable atmosphere for your family and, in some cases, contaminate your home. The quickest and most effective method of eliminating unwanted pests? It's not at the hardware store. For lasting, safe extermination you should hire a professional pest control service to treat your home for the unwanted insects, spiders or animals. Your health: Beyond being creepy, pests can carry harmful diseases and hazardous bacteria that can expose your family members to illness. For instance, cockroaches carry E coli and salmonella on their bodies and can also cause or intensify health problems related to allergies and asthma. Tick bites can cause Lyme disease, which is a dangerous condition often associated with symptoms such as rashes, severe fatigue and extreme illness. Ants can contaminate your food, and bees or wasps can cause injuries and trigger dangerous allergic reactions. Fortunately, even before calling an exterminator, there are some things you can do to make your home unappealing to bugs.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a BA and a MLA from Towson University. I am certified pest control applicator, licensed pest control consultant, and a associate certified entomologist, with 20 years experience in the field.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

According to Andy Architect of the National Pest Management Association, there are more that 19,000 pest management firms operating in the United States. Unfortunately, these companies are not all created equally. A good company should utilize some, if not all, of these procedures: Use of a multidisciplinary approach beyond pesticides such as: vacuuming, cleaning, using mattress encasements instead of treating beds with pesticides treatments. Educate you on bed bugs, the company’s inspection findings, what they will be doing, and prevention. Provide a written inspection report and a strategy for services rendered. Provide a thorough follow up program that is not based upon a minimum number of visits but rather is based upon the current status of the bed bug activity. Follow ups should continue until control or elimination is achieved. Have a well-defined methodology for determining when an infestation has been eliminated.


How did you get started in this business?

Almost every kid says at one time or another… “I want to be a (fill in the blank) when I grow up.” It’s invariably a fireman, doctor, teacher or some other laudable career but I have yet to hear “I want to be a bug man” from any youngster. Not even my own kids are thrilled with the idea but they do have a knack for the job. I don’t think anybody seeks the career of pest control so much as I believe the career finds them. I am one of these people that pest control found and back in 1999.


What types of customers have you worked with?

Mostly residential, we prefer our family to work with and help your family.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

There’s a part of the human brain that is specifically wired to fear pests. Scientists discovered it during a series of MRI scans. They presented test subjects with images of various animals, and whenever a creepy crawly appeared, that special area of the brain would light up with activity. This is a long way of saying you are forgiven for the way you gag when you see a mound of mouse droppings or the way you shudder when you come across a nest of rats. Even Indiana Jones hated snakes (for what it’s worth, his father hated rats). There are things that, quite simply, get under our skin, and that’s okay. The problems occur when the things that get under our skin also get under our beds. For many, pest infestations in the home are the kind of nightmare you hope never to confront. The Internet is, after all, bustling with scary pest control stories that can leave you checking under your bed and under your floorboards for months. The mundane truth about pest infestations is that they’re largely preventable. With the right tools, you can keep most critters out of your comfort zone. However, accomplishing such peace takes some time and forethought. And most infestations succeed in creeping up on us because they build slowly. We don’t think about them until it’s too late.


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

According to Andy Architect of the National Pest Management Association, there are more that 19,000 pest management firms operating in the United States. Unfortunately, these companies are not all created equally. A good company should utilize some, if not all, of these procedures: Use of a multidisciplinary approach beyond pesticides such as: vacuuming, cleaning, using mattress encasements instead of treating beds with pesticides treatments. Educate you on bed bugs, the company’s inspection findings, what they will be doing, and prevention. Provide a written inspection report and a strategy for services rendered. Provide a thorough follow up program that is not based upon a minimum number of visits but rather is based upon the current status of the bed bug activity. Follow ups should continue until control or elimination is achieved. Have a well-defined methodology for determining when an infestation has been eliminated.


What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

FOUR STEPS IN SELECTING THE MOST QUALIFIED PEST CONTROL COMPANY 1. Your decision should not be based upon price alone. Many very important factors enter into the pricing of your service program. A. One very expensive cost factor is Workers Compensation Insurance. If the pest control firm does not have this insurance and one of its employees is injured on your property you can be sued for damages. Be certain the company you hire gives you copies of their insurance coverage. B. Does the pest control company hire seasonal help and lay them off during the slow season or do they employ their personnel year round assuring that you will have the same qualified and experienced technicians when you need them? C. Does the pest control company practice Integrated Pest Management? It costs more to implement such practices but in the end I.P.M. relies less on the use of harsh chemicals. D. Evaluate the presentation. Is it professional? Does the inspector have knowledge of your pest problem and is he able to answer all of your questions satisfactorily? 2. Ask to see copies of pesticides licenses. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts must license every pest control technician. 3. Ask for a list of references. If the company does not have them, ask yourself why. 4. Check with the State Department of Food and Agriculture to see if there have been any violations issued against the company.