Old Time Pest Control
It about killed my organic hippie soul to do it, but I had to do the unthinkable this summer and call an exterminator after the House of the Lifted Lorax experienced what I can only describe as a miniature re-enactment of the Plagues of Egypt.
In the span of three months, we found ourselves sharing living quarters with mothflies, ants, grain moths, fleas, spiders, a few stray waterbugs, and a lone cockroach.
I fought the good fight on my own for several weeks, trying a plethora of homemade and organic treatments to get rid of the unwanted critters, but the fleas were intractable — and were making my dogs miserable — so I finally gave up and asked Ron to find us a good exterminator.
Being a proud West Sider and a diehard indie business supporter, he called Old Time Pest Control, 5502 S. 33rd West Ave.
Old Time is a family-owned west Tulsa business run by knowledgeable people who are willing to spend colossal amounts of time reassuring an apprehensive hippie about the procedures involved in treating a home and yard for six different species of vermin without harming the gerbil, goldfish, chickens, honeybees, dogs, or humans who live on the property. The owner’s wife was very sweet and actually faxed me a set of Materials Safety Data Sheets for our vet to look over after she found out our greyhound spends roughly 22 hours a day sleeping with his face against the floor.
The actual application proved to be very effective, eliminating our bug problems in a single treatment. The price was very reasonable (I forget the exact amount, because Ron paid the bill, but he said it was somewhere in the neighborhood of $90 to treat the house and yard), and we even got a call from the owner’s wife a few weeks later to make sure all the bugs were gone.
I’m still not keen on the whole spraying-for-bugs thing, but if I ever have to do it again, you can bet I’ll call Old Time first. I can’t say enough good things about their performance, and their customer service is just spectacular.
Old Time Pest Control can be reached at (918) 446-0474.