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VideoLost: Black and white long haired cat, missing since May 17, from the Vintage Oaks Subdivision. If found call 210-288-3033.

VideoLost: Male miniature black/tan Dachshund and small female shaggy dog, white w/black face, may have their puppy with them, on May 12 in Creekwood Subdivision. Call if found, 210-243-8277.
Lost: Big Yellow Lab, "Sammy," about 100 lbs., disappeared from home on Sun., May 17, north 181 at F.M. 775 area, reward. 830-391-4578.
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Warning: While most advertisers are reputable, some are not. Unfortunately the Wilson County News cannot guarantee the products or services of those who buy advertising space in our pages. We urge our readers to use great care, and when in doubt, contact the San Antonio Better Business Bureau, 210-828-9441, BEFORE spending money. If you feel you have been the victim of fraud, contact the Consumer Protection Office of the Attorney General in Austin, 512-463-2070.
ON-CALL CRISIS POOL WORKERS NEEDED. Part-time positions are available for after hours “on-call” crisis workers to respond to mental health crisis for Wilson and Karnes Counties. Duties include crisis interventions, assessments, referrals to stabilization services, and referrals for involuntary treatment services according to the Texas Mental Health Laws. You must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, sociology, social work, nursing, etc. On-call hours are from 5 p.m.-8 a.m. weekdays, weekends and holidays vary. If selected, you must attend required training and must be able to report to designated safe sites within 1 hour of request for assessment. Compensation is at a rate of $200 per week plus $100 per completed and submitted crisis assessment, and mileage. If interested call Camino Real Community Services, 210-357-0359.
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BBB Reports Summer Months are Peak Periods for Pest Control Services

Austin, TX ? Warmer temperatures across the state are prompting bugs and other pests to seek shelter in many homes and office buildings. BBB files indicate that consumer inquiries into local pest control companies typically spike during the months of June and July, and are likely to do the same again this year.

However, BBB warns that 73 complaints have been filed about local pest control service companies in the past year. Many of the complaints allege that treatments were not effective and pests were not fully exterminated. Other complaints allege issues over the final cost of the services or the payment process. The average cost of pest control services complained about was $500.

When considering who to hire for help with pest control, BBB recommends the following:

‧ Start with Trust. Check any pest control company?s BBB Business Review before signing a contract. Look at the company?s rating, how they have responded to past customer complaints and any advertising issues they may have had.

‧ Compare Price Quotes. Solicit bids from at least three different pest control companies before making a decision. BBB provides a free Request a Quote service to gather estimates from local BBB Accredited Businesses. Be sure to provide the details of the services you need, and keep in mind the lowest price may not always be the highest quality of service.

‧ Ask About Safety and Risks. Because pesticides and pest control strategies can be dangerous to touch or directly inhale, be sure to ask the company about the safety of the chemicals they use. Let the company know if you have pets, children, or sensitive plants as that may impact the products they select for your home.

‧ Read the Fine Print. Carefully go over any contract before you sign. Pay close attention to any warranties or termination fees if the contract is extended for monitoring or future services. Make sure any additional discounts or guarantees promised are included in the contract.

‧ Check for Licensing and Insurance. Make sure company meets state licensing requirements by verifying with the Texas Department of Agriculture. Also, be sure to ask for proof of the company?s workers? compensation insurance and coverage for any potential property damage or personal liability.

To check the reliability of a company and find trustworthy businesses, visit www.BBB.org.

About Better Business Bureau:
BBB's mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. BBB accomplishes this mission by creating a community of trustworthy businesses, setting standards for marketplace trust, encouraging and supporting best practices, celebrating marketplace role models and denouncing substandard marketplace behavior.

Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization's high standards of ethical business behavior. BBB is the preeminent resource to turn to for objective, unbiased information on businesses and charities.

Contact BBB serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin at (512) 445-4748.
 

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