Residential Services

Initial Service:

The initial service is quite possibly the most crucial treatment in successfully eliminating those unwanted pests around your home. Our goal during this treatment is to flush out and eliminate pests from their hiding places in or near your home. Areas such as cracks, crevices, weepholes, landscaping near the home, under rocks, under eaves, and along the foundation or under crawlspaces are all places bugs prefer for harboraging. We will also treat the interior baseboards of your home along with the garage, attic, and the plumbing pipes under the sinks. So, after this initial treatment you may actually experience an increase in pest activity for a few days, but be assured anything you see scurrying around is about to run out of gas. Food sources for predator insects such as scorpions, spiders, and centipedes will begin to be repelled from the home starting with this phase which will greatly reduce the activity in and around the house. This also helps future recurring treatments by greatly minimizing any additional infestations that can occur.

The 30 Day Treatment

After your initial flush out treatment, we will typically return to treat your home within 30 days to start your regular treatment schedule. This treatment is extremely important because it starts to break down the life cycle of the bugs and their food sources and slows their ability to reproduce. Another big reason this treatment is important is that it takes care of any unhatched eggs that may have not been affected on the initial treatment which will prevent any additional infestation from occurring. At this point we will be able to evaluate the situation and recommend a recurring service schedule based on the individual needs of each customer.

Regular Scheduled Treatments

Now that you have had the initial treatment and the 30 day treatment, your home will be pest free in no time! Depending on the treatment program you selected (Monthly, Bi-Monthly, or Quarterly), from here on out when scheduling your regular treatments we will contact you 5-10 days in advance to schedule a treatment around your home. On the day of your treatment feel free to carry on with your everyday activities. In fact, if something comes up and canít be home, no problem! Our technician will apply the main exterior treatment and leave the service ticket on your door. If you would like us to treat the interior at a later date, just call and schedule an appointment and one of us will be happy to provide the service at no additional charge.

Pickett's Pest Control Guarantee

Its important to understand that even after the first steps to obtaining a pest free home, some pests are much more stubborn and difficult to get rid of! Not all bugs are the same and they react differently to different treatments and products. We are experienced certified technicians with the tools and the experience to get to the bottom of the issue and focus on these pests! Our promise to you is that we will do whatever it takes to get rid of the bugs around your home and will come out as many times as necessary to make sure that happens. If in between your regular scheduled treatments you need additional services, give us a call and weíll return to treat your home free of charge!



Residential Termites

In our experience, there are two kinds of homes in Central Texas, those with termites, and those that will have termites.


If you suspect Termite activity around your home you donít want to postpone treatment! Give us a call and we will come out to inspect your home for any visible termite activity or damage to your home. If you do in fact have termites, we can give you a bid for various options within 24 hours of inspection. If you donít have termites, we will provide you with information that outlines what areas of the home are conducive to termites and steps that can be taken to mitigate the issues. Pretreatment is often a viable and less expensive option to the alternative of post damage treatment and repair.


After accepting the bid for a termite treatment, we will schedule a day for a Termite technician to provide the treatment. Depending on type of construction, area of crawlspace or the linear feet of the exterior of the home, it could take several hours to a full day to complete the treatment. If you are shopping for termite treatment, one thing to note is we use the most effective Termite product currently in the industry called Termidor to take care of the termites. There are many other products out there but only Termidor has been tested by TAMU and proven to be effective for up to 10 years!

Service renewal

Once a structure has been treated for subterranean termites, It is recommended that homeowners have their homes inspected for termites once a year. With a service renewal agreement we will inspect the home yearly for a reasonable price and if any termites have the nerve to return we will send them packing at no additional chargeÖpotentially saving you thousands of dollars! We stand by our work and are confident enough in the products we use to offer this guarantee to our customers. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about protecting your home from termites, please donít hesitate to contact us.

Termite Facts

Here are some facts about termites you might find interesting:

1) Termites cause more than $1.5 billion of damage each year in the United States! (more damage than tornadoes, wind storms, hail storms , and hurricanes combined)
2) You can buy insurance for many sources of home damage, but not for termites.
3) Termites have been around for more than 240 million years! (not going away anytime soon)
4) They can destroy a home in about 2-3 years.
5) Termites never stop working and eating. They work 24 hours a day!
6) Termite colonies can average more than a million hungry citizens!

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