Rove Pest Control Is a Ripoff and a Scam

Extermination Services - Complaint
Review by dr_phone_email on 2012-09-07
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MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA -- I contracted with Rove Pest control (Minneapolis, St. Paul MN area) in 2010 to kill the small black ants that were taking over my lawn and landscape. For two seasons they came out every month (and more as I had to keep calling them back) to exterminate the ants. That's all I wanted done, and after two years they made no progress.

The ants were never gone or even reduced in number. Nearly $100 a month for two full seasons and they accomplished nothing. My calls of complaint were always greeted with sorry excuses. I found a product online (called DeltaGard) and in the spring of 2012, as the ants were still there, in full force, I applied the DeltaGard - and I am not endorsing a product here - for a about 6 weeks. One 20lb bag and the ants were gone. Gone, period, for about $30.

Rove is a ripoff, they did nothing to solve the problem for two years, and at considerable expense to me. To add insult to injury, when I informed them several times (via phone and email) that I did not want their service any longer, they refused to listen to me and insisted that I did not properly 'notify' them. They kept sending me bills for service (that they did not perform) and when I refused to pay they sent a collection agency after me.

Do yourself a favor and find an EFFECTIVE and HONEST company to deal with. Rove Pest Control is a dishonest and despicable company to deal with. Search the web and you will find others whom this company has ripped off as well.
Comments:1 Replies - Latest reply on 2012-09-07
Posted by Sammy on 2012-09-07:
We have a large property, about half of it wooded, and have several different kinds of ants, among the most annoying are what I call wood ants, very large and very painful bites. Anyway I use plain old cornmeal to get rid of them. I just sprinkle it on the ground wherever I see them gathered and by the next day they are dead. Cheaper than a lot of poisons and more environmentally friendly.

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