“Bedbugs are disgusting. I do not recommend that you get them. I’m sure they could come in handy if there is ever somebody that you are extremely displeased with, such as someone who gifted you with an upper decker in your bathroom at home. You could covertly install these horrific creatures in their house and walk away laughing maniacally. That’s what I would do in that situation.
I manage a six-family building in Northbridge. Once upon a time, there were bedbugs in one of the units. Before we tried Ford’s Hometown Services, which is awesome, we hired a different pest control company, which was not awesome. This other company was presented with a unit that had been empty of the residents and all of their belongings for an entire two hours before treatment. This was an ideal scenario, as I was given to understand it.
What happened next was 3+ months of nightmares. We hired this company to reduce the number of affected units from 1 down to 0. Apparently, they misunderstood. They were successful in changing the number of bedbug-infested units from 1 to 3.
Perhaps this company had a special Torture Everyone For 3 1/2 Months And Make The Problem Worse package that I had unwittingly signed up for, as our units were all full of very good residents whose children were being eaten by these appalling harbingers of bloodsucking misery. When I mentioned to the pest control company the fact that we were not all that impressed with their performance, the manager offered to charge us more money so they could inspect and treat the other units. If I could set a person on fire over the telephone, I probably would have.
Cue Joe Blake at Ford’s Hometown Services (insert appropriate superhero-themed music here).
Joe Blake told me exactly what needed to be done, and exactly which team he would send in to do it. He put together the action plan, and, in an apparent gesture of pity, gave me a discount on the price. Then, they got the job done. Period.
They showed up when they were supposed to, they were courteous with all the residents, and there were no unpleasant surprises. Joe and his team made certain that everything went exactly as it should have gone, and it only took them about four weeks to kill every last one of those crawling vampires.
I share my tale of woe for two reasons: 1) So you, dear reader, can see what my consequences were for choosing the wrong pest control company, and 2) I like to complain.
The bedbug problem cost this building thousands and thousands of dollars in lost revenue while the bedbugs were doubtlessly pointing and laughing at me, ridiculing me behind my back. Nobody wants that. Bedbugs, as I may have mentioned, are horrible and disgusting. Joe Blake, in contrast, is not horrible and disgusting.
The moral of the story: call Joe Blake at Ford’s Hometown Services. The End.”
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