Ask the Bug Man

Ask the Bug Man
Name:
Ask the Bug Man
Address:
4294 Marcum Lane
City / State / Zip:
Eugene, OR 97402
Phone:
541-729-8629
Description:

Call us and you’ll get a real live pest control expert (Dave), not a message machine. Or a salesman who wants to sell you a ‘plan’ or ‘program’ you may not need. Dave has 35 years of experience in all types of pest control. He’ll explain how your particular pesky critters behave, what they want and–best of all–how he can get them out of your life.

Dave is passionate about pest control. He’s got over 35 years of experience in all types of pest extermination and goes to in-depth conferences on topics like bed bugs, carpenter ants and spiders. He teaches Extension classes on pest management. He’s available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. serving the Eugene-Springfield area and greater Lane County, and if–heaven forbid–you should have some sort of critter emergency in the wee hours, Dave will change out of his pajamas and go right on over. At no extra charge.

Just looking for some information so you can do your own treatment? Dave would be glad to help you with that, too. (It’s why we call our business Ask the Bug Man.)

Because we’re not one of those big companies with offices in a dozen cities and sales people in tiny cubicles trying to up-sell you, we can offer you personalized service. Our rates are reasonable and we treat each customer like our only customer. You’ll like that. We won’t try to sell you anything you don’t need (nobody’s on commission here) and we never make you sign a contract. We’ll take the time to answer all of your questions and discuss your treatment options, especially where pets and children are involved.

Dave is David Ottovich. And as we mentioned, he’s an Associate Certified Entomologist with decades of experience running large corporations and in all types of pest control. Dave’s a walking encyclopedia of information about things that creep, slink, buzz or skitter in the night. Or during the day. He’s twice been president of the OPCA (Oregon Pest Control Association), has taught community classes for the local Extension service, and has been a regular exhibitor at the Eugene Home Show for years. He’s been doing pest control since 1976.

Ask the Bug Man is a local, family business. There are no subcontractors to drop the ball, so it’s Dave’s reputation on the line on every job, including yours. His clients come in not from advertising, but from referrals from other satisfied customers. The field team consists of Dave and his sons Dylan and Brandon, and now includes 7 technicians who can get to you fast. Dave’s wife Julie keeps things running in the office. Because it’s a small, personal operation, Dave offers a few things that are pretty remarkable. There’s no travel charge for his services. No ‘service’ charge. And no extra charge for emergency after-hours work.

If you’ve gone anywhere outside your home in this area, you’ve probably come in contact with a property we’ve protected. Whether you’ve got mice in your 600 sq. ft. cottage or have a whole complex of buildings facing invading hordes of carpenter ants, we can take care of you. No job is too big or too small, though we do have some rather large clients, like the University of Oregon. You can see a list of some of our regular customers on our Testimonials page.

Dave made his television debut while consulting on an episode of TLC’s series Hoarding: Buried Alive. (If you’re interested, it’s Season 3, Episode 2, titled “There are Mice Everywhere”. And there were, too. Hundreds of them!)

You can check it out, but you might want to wait until after you’ve called Dave to discuss whatever pest problems you’re having right now. So go ahead. Here’s our contact info.

After all, there’s no point in waiting until your situation gets worse.

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