By: Ali Elizabeth Turner

Twenty years ago, Quad Cities native Shane Vess got into the pest control business through a family member. In 2011, he started his own business with the goal of being local, affordable, and thorough. That commitment to quality served him well and his business grew. Then, a big box pest control outfit bought him out, but he found he just wasn’t finished with being at the helm of his own crew. Shane owns several other businesses, as well as residential rental properties, and in 2019, decided to return to the pest control business by forming All Southern.

Shane and his company use Sentricon products, which are number one in the world of pest control. Much of his business centers around eliminating termites, which we all know can be a real problem in our area. They also take care of brown recluses, other spiders, ants, roaches, fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and bedbugs. They have custom plans for your home or business, and they offer discounts for members of the military as well as first responders. “Especially during this time of dealing with COVID, we want to honor and protect those who protect us,” said Shane. Shane is the proud dad of an Army daughter, and enjoys cooking out for her and her friends. Shane also has a son who works with him in the business, and who he hopes someday will take it over.

Shane explained that one of the things that is important to him is to provide superior service that results in customer retention. He also understands that during COVID, several of his clients are in a protracted season of uncertainty, and All Southern is offering a very special termite protection program at an introductory rate that many will find helpful. Shane and his All Southern team will come and service your home for an initial cost of $99 and then for $25 a month, you can pay off the rest so at the end of 12 months, you are all set. “No one else does that,” said Shane. They will check their installation 2 times a year, rather than the one time annual inspection which is standard to the industry, and because the bait stations are leased, they will remove the stations if someone chooses to not continue with their program. “Sometimes termite bait stations get damaged by lawnmowers or other things, and we also inspect them to make sure they are still effective,” said Shane.

All Southern understands that no home or commercial establishment is impermeable to an infestation, but for businesses, there is a particular type of fall-out that can occur from the presence of pests. A restaurant’s reputation can be ruined, houses of worship don’t seem exactly seeker-friendly, hospitals can’t give the best possible care to their patients, and neither can schools best meet the needs of students. Retail establishments can have inventory destroyed. Industries can have their manufacturing facilities and equipment ruined, and all of it means diminished revenue.

Whether it is your home, which is most folks’ biggest investment, or your business, All Southern Pest Control Service promises to:

Begin with a visual inspection of your property, followed by a detailed inspection performed with you. This portion of their service allows you to show them the areas where you’ve seen activity or about which you are most concerned.

Once they have gathered this information, they will develop a treatment plan that targets the problem areas. All Southern will perform both interior and exterior treatments that include:

  • Crack and crevice treatments
  • De-webbing
  • Baiting

Here are more reasons to choose All Southern Pest Control to care for your residential property or business:

  • They have over 20 years of experience treating pest problems.
  • They customize your treatments to meet your business’s specific needs.
  • They offer general and specialized pest control services.
  • They provide free inspections.
  • They provide free call-backs.
  • They offer same-day services when possible.
  • They provide emergency services.
  • They respect and care for their employees as well as their customers.

They design their treatments to eliminate active infestations and prevent future ones, and they provide follow-up services on a regular schedule based on your needs. If pests are causing problems around your house or business establishment, it’s time to take action. Pests spread illnesses and damage property, but protecting your home, family, and business doesn’t have to be complicated. Simply contact All Southern Pest Control, and they’ll develop a pest control plan designed around your pest problems to ensure that you have a pest-free home or business. They are dedicated to protect to your Athens home or business from the threat of pests.
By: Ali Elizabeth Turner

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