Key Termite and Pest Control Review

Our Overall Rating (4.2)

Company Review

Key Termite and Pest Control have been handling the pest control needs of San Luis Obispo, California since 1945. This locally owned and operated company is founded on the belief of “People Before Profits.”

Its office is located at 9605 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422.

Key Termite and Pest Control service both residential and commercial properties. Its technicians are experienced in dealing with ants, spiders, earwigs, fleas, bed bugs, cockroaches, wasps, scorpions, rats, mice, gophers, moles, squirrels, pigeons, seagulls, and woodpeckers.

Before using any type of chemicals or applications, the highly trained technicians refer to their knowledge of how pests react to the environment. They use this information to determine behavior and figure out the best method to use in eradicating pests from a home or office building. If a modification to the environment is not practical, a pesticide is applied.

The pesticides used are an essential tool in controlling and eliminating pests. California has strict regulations for the use of chemicals and requires that all contractors are licensed. Key Termite and Pest Control is careful to use only the recommended amount and makes sure that human contact is limited. The amount used is negligible to people but proves fatal to insects because of their small body weight.

Key Termite and Pest Control specialize in termite control. It provides Termite Inspection Reports for real estate agents and potential homeowners. Its specialists can address any concerns customers have about possible infestation. If termites are found, the technicians will tent the house and conduct a full perimeter treatment. In addition to eliminating the termites, the company can provide quality structural repairs. It has an in-house fumigation crew, eliminating the need to outsource the work. This gives customers peace of mind knowing that the people they are hiring are the ones that are doing the work. The fumigation is monitored for accuracy and comes with a five-year guarantee.

Many customers have noted in online reviews that the prices are very affordable. They are especially pleased with one-time service calls and claim that the pest problem is resolved to their satisfaction without the need for a technician to return. Obviously, not all customers will have a positive experience. Some customers argue that the company’s Termite Inspection Reports are inflated, charging an exorbitant amount of money for services that other providers price much lower. There are also complaints of inaccurate findings.

The company offers free estimates, and potential customers can get a price quote by calling the office. A complimentary limited termite inspection is offered to homeowners who have a specific area of concern. A fumigation estimate and structure evaluation are also free for homeowners that have already identified an infestation and need another bid or just some professional advice. A free complete termite inspection is offered to owners of properties that are not for sale. Homeowners that are selling can take advantage of a $79 online special for a termite inspection.

Key Termite and Pest Control stand behind its work and guarantees results. It has a strong client base in termite control, despite some customers being frustrated with the inflated prices. If deciding to go with this company for a large job, it’s best to get several estimates to make sure you are being treated fairly. This company knows how to handle pest control and has been successfully doing so since 1945. 

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Company Pros
  • Excellent customer service
  • Monitored use of chemicals
  • In business since 1945
Company Cons
  • Discrepancies in billing practices
  • Termite Inspection Reports inaccurate and inflated
  • Unprofessional technicians

Reviewed By:
Ed Spicer
Ed has been working in the pest control industry for years helping 1,000's of homeowners navigate the world of insect and rodent management. He manages Pest Strategies now helping homeowners around the world!
Overall Rating (4.2)
Company Information
Pests Covered
  • Bed Bugs
  • Stinging Insects
  • Termites
  • Ants
  • Fleas
  • Mice
  • Rats
  • Spiders
  • Cockroaches
Company Details

Date Founded: 1945

Address: 9605 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422

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