While humans congregate in kitchens and dining rooms, rodents prefer a house's less populated areas, such as attics and crawlspaces. That's where Attic Star's cleaning crew heads to assess the damage left behind by unwelcome critters. The crew will remove any contamination, and disinfect surfaces to rid attics of bacteria and unpleasant odors. If rodents have sullied insulation or air vents, Attic Star's personnel will carefully remove the tainted pieces before replacing and rodent-proofing each part. In fact, Attic Star offers rodent-proofing for entire houses, which saves homeowners the hassle of moving into a giant mousetrap.
Like their wizard mascot, the technicians of Bugs Be Gone Pest Control Management zap household pests and rodents. Though not clad in starry robes, they rid homes and businesses of invasive bugs with their expertise in alchemical concoctions. The exterminators also trek onto pest-ravaged lawns and gardens to save chewed-up plants and arachnophobic lawn gnomes.
Happy, fulfilled bees work hard to help create the extensive list of products available at beekind. Honeys include a spreadable creamed variety in flavors such as cinnamon ($14 for 12.5 ounces), as well as infused honeys enriched with lavender, thyme, and chai spices ($17 each for 12 ounces). Either location's tasting bar ensures that each of its customers find the correct concoction for his or her honey tooth. The soaps, lotions, and ointments that beekind carries are derived from beeswax, pollen, and honey, which contain natural anti-bacterial properties. Nab a tube of VenoX ointment ($28) and harness the mysterious power of bee venom to aid a variety of ills, including sore muscles and sports injuries. Beeswax candles from beekind are harvested with extra tiny q-tips and come in a variety of shapes and sizes; the 3-inch pillar candle boasts 40 hours of burn time ($14). See the beekind website for beekeeeping supplies and additional bee-related products.
Common household pests such as ants, termites, cockroaches, flies, and spiders can carry up to 33 types of bacteria, including some that cause illness in humans. They can eat away at a building's framework, as well as homeowners' ability to confidently sleep with their mouths open. This is why Terminix technicians aren't satisfied with simply eliminating current pest problems—they strive to also prevent future infestations, and they guarantee their ability to do so.
Terminix team members know all the obscure places where pests like to hide: in water-heater closets, fireplaces, the centers of donuts, plumbing penetrations, and the weep holes in wood-veneer walls. Their response to an infestation varies depending on the home's unique situation, but services may include sweeping away spider webs and wasps nests from the eaves of the home, setting up traps, dusting and spraying interior or exterior crevices that are prone to pests, and spraying around the home's foundation.
While the name may seem a hollow and curiously numerical boast, Beautiful From Head 2 Toe backs it up with a staggering array of salon and spa services. Starting at the noggin, stylists shorten hair that has grown unruly, help curly-haired clients better manage their locks, and imbue tresses with nearly every hue from the crayon box except for “Invisible Sunset.” For clients with corporeal beauty in mind, the beauty emporium serves up a host of different skin services including microdermabrasion treatments and exfoliating back scrubs. Hands and feet get their fair share of pampering during manicures, pedicures, and specialty services such as the rock star toes treatment that keeps nails shimmering for up to six weeks.
Most Popular Service: Rodent Abatement Program.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: Dupont, Bayer, Whitmire, Eco Pco
Pro Tip: Keep infestation areas clean and free of clutter.