Hawks Pest Control is a residential and commercial exterminator that has been in service since 2013. The company conducts pest infestation and prevention services in 13 locations across 10 states and offers a free initial inspection on all new cases. Per a 2014 electronic newsletter, the pest control company is or once was a member of the National Pest Management Association; however, further evidence of the company’s relationship to the national standard bearer has not been found.

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The Good

  • Comprehensive Pest Control Service
  • Rodent, Mosquito, and Termite Control
  • Free Re-Treatment

Comprehensive Pest Control Service

Following a free inspection of the property, Hawx Pest Control offers a full suite of quarterly service treatments ready to tackle any pest problem:

  • Ant control — includes solutions for Argentine ants, fire ants, sugar ants, and carpenter ants
  • Bed bug control — including treatments for adult bed bugs, nymphs, and eggs
  • Cockroach infestation control — specialized treatment for all sorts of roach-related issues, including American cockroaches, German cockroaches, and Oriental cockroaches
  • Spider control — covers a variety of spider species including brown recluse, black widow spiders, hobo spiders, wolf, spiders, and other common household spiders
  • Stinging insects — includes stinging insects of the bee, wasp, yellow jacket, carpenter bee, and hornet varieties
  • Flea and tick control — covers parasites like fleas and ticks 

Rodent, Mosquito, and Termite Control

Hawx Pest Control also provides specialized treatments for rodents, mosquitos, and termites:

  • Rodent control — Be it a problem with mice or rats, Hawx Pest Control will conduct a thorough search of the home’s interior and exterior, identifying potential entry points and signs of rodent infestation. The Hawx technician will then set traps and bait at strategic locations — taking care to set them only in areas not accessible to children and pets. As a recurring service, Hawx Pest Control will continually re-bait and reset traps until the rodent problem is eliminated.
  • Mosquito control — Another recurring treatment, Hawx Pest Control’s mosquito service includes a detailed inspection of high-risk mosquito breeding grounds around the home including standing water areas not actively used by wildlife. The technician will sweep these areas with a fogging machine as well as a rotation of different products so as to prevent the mosquito population from developing a resistance to these pesticides. Hawx will also provide a knockdown treatment prior to outdoor events to ensure a pleasant outdoor experience.
  • Termite control — Hawx employees are specially trained to identify signs of a termite infestation and termite damage. Hawx Pest Control employs the Advance Termite Bait System to eliminate entire termite colonies from the inside. Additionally, the company injects foam and liquid treatments inside the drywall of your home which leave a residue harmful to termites.

Free Re-Treatment

In the event that unwanted pests return between season treatment, Hawx Pest Control will provide re-treatment service, free of charge, to residential and commercial clients.

The Bad

  • No Attic, Lawn, or Wildlife Service
  • Limited State Coverage
  • Not QualityPro-, GreenPro-Certified

No Attic, Lawn, or Wildlife Service

While Hawx Pest Control does search out insects and pests throughout the home’s interior and exterior, the company does not appear to offer additional services:

  • Attic and crawl spaces — Leading pest control companies will not only identify structural damage to the home’s interior, but will also provide additional repair and insulation services to prevent future invasions.
  • Lawn and yard service — Top companies in the pest control industry will also treat lawn damage caused by burrowing or nesting insects and rodents.
  • Wildlife removal — In addition to these services, top-rated companies will also offer wildlife removal services that include bat and bird control, possum and raccoon removal, and other wildlife-related issues.

Limited State Coverage

Hawx Pest Control only covers 10 of 50 states in the United States:

  • California
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Wisconsin

While a limited national reach is in no way unique to Hawx Pest Control, it can set the company at a disadvantage when potential customers compare it to more well-known, national pest control brands like Orkin and Terminix. An effective way for companies like Hawx to stand out is through verified Hawx Pest Control reviews from actual customers that can corroborate the claims of great customer service and reliability the company makes on its site and social media pages.

Not QualityPro-, GreenPro-Certified

Although Hawx Pest Control either is or once was a member of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), the company is not listed as a NPMA-approved pest control provider for any of its listed zip codes. Furthermore, Hawx Pest Control does not appear to be QualityPro- or GreenPro-certified. These two certification programs, both sponsored by the NPMA, identify pest control companies as industry leaders in both professionalism as well as the use of environmentally friendly products respectively.

While the lack of QualityPro and GreenPro certifications is in no way an indictment on Hawx’s professionalism or safety standards, it does require customers to conduct additional vetting of the company to ensure it is avoiding predatory sales tactics, and the irresponsible use of chemical substances potentially harmful to humans and household pets.

The Bottom Line

With nearly a decade of experience under its belt, Hawx Pest Control is one of the more experienced pest control companies in the industry. The company possesses a comprehensive knowledge of most major pest control solutions, and grants customers peace of mind with its complementary re-treatment services.

That said, Hawx Pest Control’s services are limited to common insects and rodents. If customers are seeking help with wildlife, insect damage repair, or lawn treatment, they should look elsewhere. Additionally, customers should note the lack of industry-recognized certifications before making their decision. For basic pest control needs, the free initial consultation from Hawx Pest Control is worth the time; for everything else, customers should investigate the top pest control companies.

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Kid comes up to me one day while I am working on my truck and Sells me on pest control. I know we have black widows and I agree to service. I told this nincompoop, as he went on and on , that I cared about 2 things. Kill the spiders , and don't let the dogs out. To be fair spiders are gone, but closing the gate was too much to ask. I watched the video and I am baffled to understand how a grown man can be so apathetic, and show such great talent of carelessness. He shrugged his shoulders, and left. My dogs are pack brothers , raised to guard my house and family. Together they weigh 250 lbs, an imposing sight by design. They are well trained and sweet, but will not back down if threatened I was at work when my wife called to tell me the tail of the open gate, and the village idiot. She got on next door, and I drove around looking to mitigate my exposure to litigation. 2 hours later a post on next door stated that 2 large dogs are locked in a yard, and animal control was on there way. I spent 3 minutes on the phone with hawx explaining that they were fired, that I had video of their incompetence, and expected full recompense. As it turns out, I was able to retrieve my dogs with out incident. My card was charged by this company of walking dummies, 2 more times. 8 months later I finally got to talk to the manager, who in his infinite wisdom called me to set up my next visit. I told him that his services were cancelled on 11-25. due to his companies proclivity for insanity. I will not call the office and participate in their delusional refusal to stop bothering me. I noticed another charge to my card. I have cancelled my card, initiated a dispute with the fraud unit, and have sent them a certified letter demanding that they cease and desist. DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THIS OUTFIT OF CRIMINALS. My next complaint will be with the BBB. Posting this may convince one person to the true nature of these thieves. The truth is that the hundreds of dollars embezelled by them was money well spent if they continue to stay away and keep their mayhem to themselves.

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