Clemson graduate Ricky Wingard helms the staff at Econ-O-Bug, a local business dedicated to evicting pests and termites from homes and repairing damage caused by termites. Staff members can tackle infestations of ants, roaches, rodents, bed bugs, and ticks, among other creatures, and they complete their work with a focus on customer service.
Signature service: Pest Control
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: We only use the products that guarantee results
Pro Tip: We treat all of our clients like they are our family and we respect their home just like it was ours.
Vibrant perennial flowers known for their sunny blossoms, chrysanthemums often find work decorating a home or jazzing up a garden. However, beneath their bright exteriors lurks a dark secret: the flowers are stone-cold mosquito killers. These horticultural hit men often partner with the pest-control professionals at MosquitoNix, who transform the plants into a plant-based pest assassin that is safe around pets, kids, and other foliage.
Since their founding in 2003—the same year the Mosquito-Human Armistice of 1983 expired—MosquitoNix has been helping families reclaim their backyards. The company's licensed specialists decamp commercial and residential sites around the globe, where they address mosquito problems depending on the needs of each location. They deliver one-time fogging treatments, for instance, in preparation for upcoming outdoor parties. They also install fully automated misting systems, whose daily sprays from concealed nozzles repel not only mosquitos, but also other annoyances such as flies, fleas, and spiders selling magazine subscriptions.
Featured on ESPN, MTV, the Today show, and numerous other media outlets, Fathead’s high-definition images of athletes, team logos, mascots, and stadiums turn vertical surfaces into full-fledged fan meccas. Unlike posters or framed photographs, the images’ high-grade tear- and fade-resistant vinyl adheres directly to the wall without the need for nails or tape. The low-tack adhesive that backs each Fathead makes it easy to remove and relocate stars such as Tom Brady to any smooth surface, allowing his likeness to infuse game rooms with playoff excitement or act as a scarecrow during troublesome Baltimore Raven infestations. The store’s stock even goes beyond athletics, as Fatheads of musicians, cartoon characters, and artistic images add personalized flair to kids’ rooms or living areas.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We have a full time office staff and we don't make you signed a binding contract.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We wanted to have a pest control company that treated everyone like they were our family.
What do you love most about your job?
I love talking to the clients on the phone and getting to know them. And saving them money .
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
That we are the nicest people. And that we do great work.
Mosquito Squad's crew of exterminators deploys EPA-approved mist to eliminate infestations of ticks and mosquitoes, making yards a more comfortable while staunching the spread of diseases such as West Nile virus. The team's hallmark service, its barrier spray, erects an invisible wall against intrusion by these creepy crawlers for up to 21 days at a time. A more permanent solution can be found in the misting systems, which spray the grounds at regular intervals. Regardless of the service rendered, the team backs its handiwork with a 100% guarantee.