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A Tale of Two Chris’s January 5, 2018

Miller and Emery. Chris and Chris. No matter what you call them, the teamwork that Virginia noticed in these two Blue Chip team members represents a consistent theme in our company. Whether we are scheduling service visits, brainstorming best strategies in trickier situations or meeting together for monthly training sessions, we believe we work better … Continue reading “A Tale of Two Chris’s”

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Knowledge is Power December 9, 2018

Thanks Kris! Knowledge is power…and we have lots of “bug knowledge!” We are very proud of the fact that we have the best-trained team in the area. All our staff (even the office staff) goes through a very intensive training process both in our state-of-the-art training facility in Fenton as well as out in the … Continue reading “Knowledge is Power”

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And the Award Goes To… December 7, 2018

Yep. You read that right. We are giving an award to…drumroll please!…words! More specifically, these words: friendly, professional, thorough, knowledgeable, honest and dependable. These aren’t just any words, though. They actually represent the 6 most commonly used words that customers like you have used in the comment section of surveys we send each out month. … Continue reading “And the Award Goes To…”

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Rodents 101 December 5, 2018

As the temperatures drop and outdoor sources of food grow scarce, it’s estimated that rodents seek shelter in more than 21 million homes in the United States. Translation? Over the next few months many homeowners will be dealing with mice or rats. Rodents can spread diseases and cause property damage. It’s important for homeowners to … Continue reading “Rodents 101”

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Peek a Boo…I See You! December 3, 2018

One of our technicians, Chris F., was recently at the home of one of our residential customers doing a regular, routine service visit. He might have been the only one outside at that time but there were others around. Little did he know that the neighbor’s cat wasn’t the only one peeking out the window … Continue reading “Peek a Boo…I See You!”

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Spider Fun Facts October 26, 2018

Here are some fun facts that may (or may not!) make spiders seem a little less creepy! ALL SPIDERS PRODUCE SILK. Something common to all 40,000 species of spiders is that they all spin silk. And as spiders have evolved so has their flexibility to work with silk. One spider can produce up to seven different … Continue reading “Spider Fun Facts”

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Tell Us How YOU Feel October 21, 2018

Scoping us out online for the first time? Newer customer of ours who just experienced your first service visit?  A long-term customer who’s trusted us to keep your home or business pest-free for 30+ years? No matter who you are, we keep the lines of communication open with everyone we come into contact with. One … Continue reading “Tell Us How YOU Feel”

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No Free Samples September 1, 2018

Keep in mind that mosquito season in the St. Louis area typically runs through the end of September. We’re not quite in the clear yet. Just say no to free samples like us! 🙂 If you’d like a one-time mosquito treatment for any final end of the year yard parties you’re hosting, let us know. … Continue reading “No Free Samples”

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No More Googling October 6, 2018

How long do you cook a turkey? What’s the best paint color for my dining room? How do you get rid of hiccups? What does the fox say? (How was this even a thing?!?!) The bottom line — it seems like most of us (translation: me!) Google practically everything. On. The. Daily. But take it … Continue reading “No More Googling”

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Keeping Kitchens Ant-Free October 3, 2018

Mmmmm! Who doesn’t love the aromas of all those scrumptious foods that come from our kitchens? Often times, it’s these scents that attract both us — and ants– to the the kitchen. (Fun fact: Ants, in particular, are attracted to sweet scents. #jointheclub) While it’s perfectly acceptable for us to be found eating & drinking … Continue reading “Keeping Kitchens Ant-Free”

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Busy as a Bee September 30, 2018

Have you ever been  busy as a bee? Or does being over-scheduled make you  mad as a hornet? Does speaking in front of a crowd  give you butterflies? Or would you  have ants in your pants if you had to sit still in the audience? Or maybe you’re the one who doesn’t want to be onstage … Continue reading “Busy as a Bee”

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Back To The Beginning September 25, 2018

Question: How did Blue Chip get its start? Answer: It all started in 1959 when James Phillips began Phillips Termite Control, treating primarily for termites in the Kirkwood and Webster Groves areas. He wasn’t a fan of spiders, ants and roaches…but then again who is? 🙂 Along came Scott, James’ son, who saw potential growth … Continue reading “Back To The Beginning”

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A Lost Art September 20, 2018

“Nice to know that customer service is not a lost art.” These recent words from one of our customers (thanks Kevin!) made us stop and think. In this super fast-paced world we live in, it can sometimes seem like customer service is becoming a lost art as companies try to boost their sales and their … Continue reading “A Lost Art”

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Making Your Skin Crawl September 8, 2018

Have you ever heard the expression “insects make my skin crawl?” Wellll…I hate to be the bearer of bad news; however, it turns out that this expression actually has some truth behind it. In 1943 some patients developed skin rashes immediately after letting cockroaches crawl all over their skin. (Exactly WHY the cockroaches were crawling … Continue reading “Making Your Skin Crawl”

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Overwintering Pests September 17, 2018

Cooler temperatures. Leaves changing colors. Football season. Pumpkin, well, pumpkin EVERYTHING! Yep, fall is in the air. As fall arrives, pests are smart enough to recognize the signs of winter approaching and will begin to search for shelter to protect themselves from the harsh winter elements that will soon arrive. Some pests, like stink bugs, … Continue reading “Overwintering Pests”

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Mosquito Control Tip September 5, 2018

Mosquito season in St. Louis typically lasts until the end of September so we’re not quite in the clear yet. Still want to enjoy dinners on your deck, warm evenings in the pool or s’mores by the fire pit on those cooler fall evenings that are right around the corner? No problem! Try this easy … Continue reading “Mosquito Control Tip”

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Carpet Beetles 101 June 1, 2018

We are surrounded by bugs who like some of the same things we like. For example, we like our homes. Guess what? So do termites! We like our gardens. Guess what? So do leaf-eating beetles. We like our clothes. Guess what? So do clothes moths. But there’s one pest who isn’t picky and likes just … Continue reading “Carpet Beetles 101”

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Red Nose Day 2018 May 28, 2018

Red Nose Day is back…and Blue Chip is getting in on the fun again! The Red Nose campaign is dedicated to changing the lives of kids who need it the most by helping to end poverty. While Red Nose Day 2018 is officially over, we’re not done offering our support for these kids. Here you … Continue reading “Red Nose Day 2018”

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April Showers Bring May Pests May 26, 2018

April showers bring necessary moisture to our grass and flowers, but they also attract those pesky pests. What can you do to prevent moisture pests like earwigs and silverfish and termites and carpenter ants from seeking refuge in your home?

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Spring Allergies: Cockroaches & Rodents May 15, 2018

Hello springtime! Hello gorgeous flowers in bloom! Hello warm sunshine! Hello sandal season! And, unfortunately, hello pollen and hello allergies! Hello runny nose! Hello itchy eyes!  Ugh. #WelcomeToStLouisInTheSpring Most people associate rodents and cockroaches with food contamination but did you know that these pests also serve as sources for allergens? That’s right. Allergen proteins have … Continue reading “Spring Allergies: Cockroaches & Rodents”

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Tailoring Your Yard for a Swat Free Summer May 14, 2018

 Are you itching for warm weather to get outside and enjoy the outdoors with your friends and family? So are we. But how do you keep yourself from itching once you’re out there? Now is the time to consider treating your property so you and your family can enjoy a relaxing summer.

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Benefits of a Home Pest Control Program April 27, 2018

 When it comes to residential pest control, St. Louis-based Blue Chip has you covered. Our program incorporates preventive measures to ensure your home stays pest-free at all times of the year.

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Protecting Trash from Raccoons March 27, 2018

Are you finding a mess on your hands the morning after you put your trash out? That is the work of pesky raccoons. They will upset trash bins, scatter the contents all over your property and create a lot of clean-up work for you. Not only that, they’ll keep coming back.

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Help! My Overwintering Pests are Coming Out of Hiding! February 13, 2018

With weather fluctuations these days, it’s hard to know what coat to wear when you step out the door. Even the insects may seem to be confused, surprising you with their presence—such as the occasional fly buzzing around during an unexpected warm spell in the dead of winter.

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I have been with blue chip for quite a while, and they have never disappointed. Anytime I have any type of problem whatsoever I make a quick and easy phone call and they respond almost immediately. I don't think I have ever waited more than a day or two when I really needed to have somebody out. Their technicians are very professional and very thorough. I would so recommend blue-chip to my friends and family and anybody else that will listen to me.
jim ledbetter
20:33 21 Jul 17
Tony came to my home and inspected for bugs. We suspected brown recluses and were correct. He informed me of their habits and what to expect and then did a thorough spray of two different chemicals and then glue traps to leave behind. He also left glue traps for me to use in his absence. I was Very pleased with how thorough and informative he was for me.
Amanda Raye
22:35 11 Jul 17
Very happy with their service. The people who show up are always friendly and knowledgeable. They explain how they are going to solve any problems we are having.
Susan Lopez
14:25 24 Oct 17
I have had a few interactions with Blue Chip. After purchasing a 20+ year old home, we have discovered some insect and potential rodent problems. Blue Chip has come out on the same day, or within a day, to help address every concern. Each technician has been professional, courteous, and prompt. Thank you!
Kyle, Mary, Gwendolynn, Fletcher Chasteen
12:03 06 Sep 17
Antony is the best- he has helped me two years in a row. Personable yet professional. He really knows what he is doing and pays great attention to detail. I would've never known where the ants were coming from but he investigates until he finds the source. I like how blue chip has a 30 day guarantee in case any ants pop up after he leaves. Haven't had a problem with this though. Highly recommend this company!
Joanne Sumner
17:14 20 May 17
Awesome!!! Great experience from the start with my telephone communication and help from Vanessa. Well knowledgeable , professional and courteous technician. As a new customer, it is hard to be optimistic with what to expect. Jake was our technician. He treated us with respect. It was like he was part of the family. I HIGHLY recommend Blue Chip.
Pete Trefiletti
00:00 19 Jun 17
I manage an apartment complex that blue chip is contracted with. It started off rocky, due to lack of having the same technician that knew the ongoing issues. Now that we've had a consistent technician that comes to us bi-weekly it's been an amazing working relationship. Our technician is knowledgeable, friendly, and extremely helpful. Previously I was told to call a rival company for bedbug inspections as well, their inspector was more efficient too. We've had nothing but awesome experiences with all of their technicians and the billing department as well. Highly recommended in all aspects.
Ashley L
00:00 19 Apr 17
We had a rodent problem. We tried Orkin first, but they only left snap and glue traps around the house. The problem got worse, and they were hardly able to trap anything. Blue Chip's mouse bait took care of our rodent problem quickly, and was safe to use around our pets unlike the stuff you buy at the store. In my personal experience, the customer service representatives haven't always been the most helpful, but the technicians know what they are doing and totally make up for it. I've only seen a mouse once or twice since we started with blue chip, and they've always come right out to fix it for no additional charge.
Corinna Sanders
00:00 19 Aug 17
Great service they send out technicians every 6 months and then I don't have to worry. Highly recommend & all their staff are very nice & professional.
Anne Kasal
00:00 19 Sep 17
We called today with ant and spider problems. The tech David was sent out by 10am and took care of both issues quickly and professionally!!!! He showed us where the problems were and took the time advising us what happened to cause these bug problems...We appreciate the excellent customer service David S. Gave us today!!
Sharon Mucci
00:00 19 Aug 17
I have been very happy with their service and products.
Julia Jones
00:00 19 Aug 17
Our service was great! Jake showed up on time, explained everything he was going to do and was very knowledgeable about everything. He then told us about the plans you offer and recommended how often we should get service and set it up. I would happily recommend this company to anyone.
Tiffany Kohne
00:00 19 Mar 17
Tony and Chris were absolutely amazing!!! Very professional and informed me of their plans during my initial visit. They left me with instructions on how to increase the effectiveness of their services. Will recommend Blue Chip for yearly maintainance for pest control, they give you the peace of mind that your home is taken care of in the area of pest control.
Angela Moore
17:34 09 Jan 18
These guys are EFFECTIVE, accommodating, friendly, and simply a pleasure to work with. They take care of our office and our home! We love them!
Christopher Young
23:23 14 Jan 18
Dave was very professional and thorough in treating our residence for pests. I highly recommend him and Blue Chip for your pest control needs.
Ken Miller
00:56 21 Jan 18
Dave Stout was our technician today, 2/20/18. Called ahead per my request and arrived on time. Very courtesous and friendly and organized. Got the treatment completed quickly, both inside and out. I am very happy with his service.Laurie Phillips
moscotty
19:49 20 Feb 18
Friendly and professional service! I have definitely noticed a difference (reduced amount) of bugs in our basement. Highly recommend their services!
Meaghan Goodman
14:58 28 Mar 18
This was only my second service but both technicians have been friendly, courteous, and thorough. They’ve taken time to explain things and make suggestions for the future. I’m very pleased that I made the change to Blue Chip Pest Services.
Karen Perrone
21:45 02 Apr 18
Blue chip representative Chris Emery was very helpful and knowledgeable. He explained what he was going to do and why. He suggested ways to better protect my house from pests such as clearing leaves and to consider using a dehumidifier in my cellar.
Jessica Sneed
20:02 10 Apr 18
Doug is phenomenal! He is friendly, gets the job done and always addresses our bug issues. I would highly recommend Blue Chip Services to any business!
Kathryn Frey
14:44 24 Apr 18
Tony was incredibly professional and knowledgeable. They were at my house in less than 24 hours! Top notch!
Doug Simpson
15:09 28 Apr 18
Very knowledgeable. Explained everything very thoroughly. Highly recommend.
Cindy Gaddis
20:15 24 May 18
Steve was professional and patiently answered the many questions I had. He did a very thorough job. Thank you for protecting myself & 2 cats from any pests!
Pamela Fritzius
14:39 02 Jun 18
Very professional and efficient, would highly recommend. They showed up on time and did a thorough review of the entire home for signs of pests. They gave suggestions for future prevention of pests.
Mark Wilkinson
12:20 07 Jun 18
Great friendly service! Very knowledgeable definitely recommended. Will use again! Ask for Steve!
Christina Bahr
18:20 16 Jun 18
Very knowledgeable, & quick service. Our tech Steven was very informative. Overall great experience, we look forward to our quartly service.
Michelle Hanock
13:48 03 Jul 18
Nate was awesome. Blue Chip came quickly (same day!) & Nate didn't try to oversell or even up sell, honestly. He spent about an hour going in & around everything & gave me suggestions on next steps. Super friendly & thorough. Loved them!
Rebecca Skinner
22:26 03 Jul 18
I’m very happy with blue chip! The staff are most knowledgeable & informative!
pat kersten
20:15 24 Jul 18
We have been EXTREMELY pleased with pest control from Blue Chip for over 20 years. There just awesome and very professional service techs. Thanks always for a job well done.Sincerely, Steve Dickinson
Steve Dickinson
14:44 22 Aug 18
Ok, been trying to kill a hornets nest for about a week. Spent approximately $20 on 4 different products. The nest was probably about 20 ft up the side of house between our chimney and roof. I sprayed at it almost every day, only one product really reached and I was able cover the nest with the foam twice during the week. The hornets made a little more movement but I never seen one hornet die. Came back to check the nest the next day and they were coming and going just as they had been. So I finally started calling around to find a hornet nest remover. Some company's wanted to sell me a package, the prices were around $500. I kept telling them I just want the hornets nest removed, they would not relinquish the treatment program. Some places I called never answered or I had leave a voicemail. Finally Blue Chip answered and I spoke to a Vanessa, this was on a Thursday. She sent me a email for me to send her some pictures to help her put together a quote. She called me back the next day with a price of $160. She also said their guy could be there between 4 and 6 that same day, and that he would call me 30 minutes out.The removalTony, called me around 5 and arrived around 530. Remember I could not even get the hornets to even get upset when I tried spraying them. Well, would not have believed it if I was not there to see it myself, but when Tony got out of his truck and we walked over to the fence that I had sprayed at the nest at least 5 times these hornets started dive bombing us to the point I got stung in the head. It was like the hornets knew why he was there. I then decided to watch from inside the house😊He suited up and with an array of tools he killed every hornet, showed me the nest that fell. He was very thourough, polite, best of all he was more than helpful in giving me product names and suggestions so that this does not happen again.Could not recommend a company moreNote:My daughter gave me a hard time afterward as I was talking about Tony like he was a super hero. I guess he kind of was, like Bat Man, the villains know who he is, and when he is coming near they attack, and instead of utility belt he had his utility truck😉 The super hero status was also enhanced from him being from South Africa and having cool bug story's he told my whole family in his South African accent. In either way, it was worth every penny👍
tom berning
14:18 08 Sep 18
Highly recommend! I am not one to normally write a review, but the customer service from Pest Control Technician Jake W. was great! Jake went above an beyond and I will continue to do business in the future because of Jake's willingness to educate us on brown recluse and how detailed he was when it came to treating our home. Blue Chip was not the cheapest out there, but I can see why after they treated my home like it was one of their own. Whoever reads this at Blue Chip, I highly recommend you utilize Jakes customer service and professionalism to train other techs. He is a huge asset to the company and look forward to working with him in the future.
Robert Gamblin
16:42 19 Sep 18
I just wanted to take a quick minute to email that our service technician Chris Emery is doing a fantastic job at our numerous locations. The professional pest control services that he performs at our numerous locations have been very effective. Blue Chip, and especially Chris, have received high praise during many of the audits performed at our facility. Lastly, I just want to say, "Job Well Done," to Chris and the Blue Chip staff. Thank you!!Shane M. StockOperations ManagerTank Trailer Cleaning, Inc.
Shane Stock
21:21 26 Sep 18
We were having a problem with wasps inside our home, so we called Blue Chip and they were able to send out a technician the same day. Very appreciative. We will be using them going forward.
Kim Boothman
20:54 06 Oct 18
I am an existing customer for the external service. Just had Joe come check our house after the family showed up with weird bites. Found some spiders and a beetle, but no infestations. Very courteous and helpful and showed me pictures and told me what to expect. HIGHLY RECOMMEND them!
Jeff Korte
15:39 09 Oct 18
Chris was very nice and professional. Did the job quickly and efficiently.
Mike A
15:44 25 Jan 19
Technicians are knowledgeable and friendly. They listen to any concerns I may have and offer solutions. I am glad I chose this company for my pest control needs.
CD Mo
17:12 26 Jan 19
The young man who came out to spray the yard was very courteous,and knowledgable. It is such a pleasure for an elderly person to beshown respect.I will always do business with you as long as you employ people who are comparable to Nate.Thank You.
Shirley Worley
15:41 04 Feb 19
After a lengthy absence of service we returned to Blue Chip for the buildings pest control. To date the issues with little visitors has drastically decreased. The techs have completed their rounds without disruption of the regular office activities. And since I am not taking daily calls or emails about mice I see this as a win-win!
Aj Fleming
21:09 07 Feb 19
Incredible customer service and very informative! Would recommend this company. Haven’t had the services yet but am looking forward to it!
Sam Mcbride
18:42 08 Feb 19
Friendly, professional and polite. Always asks if we have any additional issues or have seen anything above and beyond the norm. Takes the time to greet us.
Roy Wunsch
18:57 11 Feb 19
Very happy with the service they provide. Nate always checks in with me while he is here and is always willing to go the extra step to be sure we don't have any issues. An added plus is that he is very polite and respectful. Kuddo's to Blue Chip for snagging a great employee!
Terrie Jordan
15:41 21 Feb 19
Cory is awesome! He is also very professional and personable every time I see him. No complaints about the service either! I’m overall very happy with Blue Chip.
Ray Wehrle
22:39 25 Feb 19
Firehouse Subs Chesterfield, MOOur guy Cory Zimmerman does an outstanding, very thorough job.He always ask if we have any issues and clearly explains what maintenance and follow service he is performing. Friendly personality also. We have no complaints! 5 STAR! Tim Donahue Asst. Manager
Chesterfield Crossing 0684
16:05 26 Feb 19
Works fast and always courteous. When going into an occupied office he always knocks and asks if he can come in to spray. Also turns the lights out when he's done in the rooms unoccupied that he's sprayed. His consideration is much appreciated.
Mona Tahghighi
17:28 26 Feb 19
Cory is always so great when he comes to our store! He checks everything and always makes sure we don’t have any problems. (Which we never have) they have great technicians!
Matthew Bullard
17:33 26 Feb 19
Cory and the team at Blue Chip are PHENOMENAL! They have been working with us at STAGES for a number of years and it is truly a wonderful partnership. Professional, hardworking, fantastic at what they do, and above all some of the friendliest people I have had the privilege to work with. They are the best!
Andrew Kuhlman
22:14 27 Feb 19
Thank you for sending Chris out for our routine service! He was wonderful! Chris was friendly and very knowledgeable. He answered all my crazy questions with a smile! Thanks Chris!
Stacey Dixon
17:43 04 Apr 19
We are with Blue Chip for years and never had a problem. Customer service and technicians are very professional, friendly and accomodating. I highly recommend them.
Edda Reviol
00:21 03 Apr 19
They are VERY friendly and helpful!! They make sure when they leave you are satisfied and you knew everything that in that time. highly recommend!
mmwilson93
21:28 25 Apr 19
Very courteous and knowledgeable. Wish I would’ve called them years ago! I feel so much better knowing those dang pests aren’t coming back into my house.
Cori Dallas
02:10 27 Apr 19
Love blue chip pest control. They're there when you need them. They are ready to answer every question you have. Very reliable ( not easy to find ). Thanks to all of you guys!
flori r
01:14 02 May 19