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Forced Renovations

I recently had my mother-in-law visiting for the first time in years and both of us were very excited to take her through some of the updates we’ve done around the house in the meantime. She clucked approvingly as I showed her the newly redone bathroom, kitchen, living room, and outdoor poolside lounge.

“So, what made you decide to take the plunge?” she asked once I finished taking her through the tour. “I remember you and my son being wishy-washy because of how much all this would cost.”

I gave her some excuse about having the finances for it now and not knowing what things were going to cost in the future thanks to rollercoaster building prices. In reality, we had essentially been forced to remodel the entire downstairs of our home thanks to the damage done by a long-term termite infestation.

The infestation had started years before we bought the house, which had been tented and given periodic treatments by the previous owners. Unfortunately for us, the pest control company they had hired out for the treatments was substandard, and after we kept the contract going they had missed a major re-invasion.

When we started noticing the usual telltale signs of infestation, we alerted the company, who quickly told us we were imagining things. After months of waiting for an inspection, we noticed that there was visible damage to the pergola that shaded the backyard and connected to the house.

At this point, we broke off our arrangement with the prior pest control company and started looking for a Garden Grove exterminator that could get the job done. We found one in Natural Science Exterminating thanks to its excellent Yelp reviews. Here’s a sample of what we found:

I really appreciated the honesty and upfront nature of this company. We had a bad ant problem all throughout our home that we need to bring professionals in for. We wanted something that would work but that was nontoxic or eco friendly as we have 2 little people living with us that can help but put everything in there mouths (children ‍). From first contact I felt taken care of. I explained our situation and was given options that would best suit us. They let us know that the product they’d be using inside may not be as effective but would still work.

They even came back out at no cost to spot treat a few areas for us (within 30 days).

All and all it’s been a little over a month and we haven’t seen a single ant. It’s such a relief since ants were in the little ones cribs upstairs.

I’d highly recommend them.

– Wild K., Yelp Review

I noticed some “sawdust” around posts in my deck and a corner of a kitchen cabinet.  Not a lover of the tent technology, I was delighted to find Natural Science!   Everyone on the team was lovely – Julie scheduled me easily for a consult and Joey did an amazingly thorough review.  He explained everything and we talked through options and the process.   My technician was fantastic too! He was personable and you could tell he enjoyed his job.   I will absolutely be a return customer!

– Brenda I., Yelp Review

If you’re wondering what a termite inspection costs in Garden Grove, you don’t need to worry – the company provides free inspections. If you are like us and are stuck with a do-nothing pest control company, do yourself and call Natural Science Exterminating. Their professionalism, communicativeness, and reliability far exceed industry standards.

Natural Science Exterminating


11642 Knott Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92841

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