Oscar's Pest and Termite (OPT) Serving Victoria & South Texas
Hello, my name is Oscar Torres and I would like to thank you for your patronage. As many of you know, my family owned business started small and is now growing steadily. I have been in the pest control business for over 32 years and want to help further expand my business with the Internet. I also want my customers to know a bit more about me and my employees. I hope my customers can have a better understanding of where my business is coming from and where it is going. Personal and trusting relationship building is my goal, and this website will hopefully help me do this.
Attention Customers: Pay a year in advance and save 10%.
WHO ARE MY EMPLOYEES?
We currently have 12 employees to serve you. Each and everyone is a unique character that we hope you get to trust and know well. Please click on the link below to see additional information about my employees.
Oscar Torres (Owner)
Michael Torres (Son of Oscar Torres)
Serapio Orta, Jr. (Brother-in-law of Oscar Torres)
Teresa Torres (Wife of Oscar Torres)
Sara Orta Garza (Sister-in-law)
What to be aware of this June and July (Oscar's Blog)
The months of June and July are really busy for us. This time of year drywood termites and bees swarm and may decide to move in to your neighborhood. Here are some tips before you call. Do not disturb the nest and make sure all pets and animals are free from the area. Also, make sure you do not mow or weedeat near the area. Make sure all windchimes and other noises are quieted. Scorpions are also really bad this time of the year. They are not deadly, but they can be cause for concern for the very young and the aged. Their stings can be very painful so immediate action should be taken to have them removed from your property or home.
Here are some topics (links) that may be helpful.
Download & Link Area
- Credit Card Authorization Form
- Service Request Form
- Fire Ants
- Flea PDF
- Bug Game
- Scary Bug Photo
- Fumagation Checklist
- Gift Certificate
- Business Card
- Printable Coupon $25.00 & $75.00!
BUSINESS GOALS: Voted BEST of the BEST in 2016/2nd Runner Up in 2023
Voted BEST of the BEST in 2016 (click here) 1st Runner Up in 2017, 1st Runner Up in 2018 and 1st Runner Up in 2019, 2nd Runner Up in 2023
One of my goals is to keep in contact with my customers. One of the things I disklike the most about some of the "big boy" businesses is the lack of a "real" person answering the phone. The "press 1, press 2, press 3" business is not MY business. This is why I pride myself on being able to answer the phone from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. We also work most Satuday's. I also have a variety of ways you can contact me. One of which is the business E-mail address. You can E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .
You can also phone me at these numbers with any questions, comments, or concerns.
361.578.7378 - Office (578-PEST)
361.920.7378 (Oscar's Cell)
FAX Number available upon request
Physical Address: 3208 N. Main, Victoria TX 77901
VISA, MasterCard, Discover, & American Express PayPal Accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org
PayPal E-mail address (email@example.com)
We accept credit cards, debit cards, and e-checks through PayPal.
Mail Payments to:
P.O. Box 4198
Victoria, TX 77903
Got Bedbugs? We'll take care of them!
We currently serve the Victoria County, San Patricio, Aransas, Refugio, Bee, Goliad, Calhoun, DeWitt, Lavaca, Jackson, Matagorda, Wharton, Fort Bend, and Brazoria County. We specialize in pre-treats for homes and business. We are locally owned and operated and are here to serve your every need as well as answer any questions you may have regarding South Texas pests. I am certified by the Texas Department of Agriculture with a certified applicator's license in Pest & Termite, Lawn and Ornamental, and Structural Fumagation.
RESIDENTIAL, COMMERICAL, & INDUSTRIAL
Pest programs can be serviced:
- Just one time
Pre-construction and Post-construction Service:
- Pre-treat (topsoil)
- Bora-care treatments
- Fumigations (drywoods/powder post beatles/bedbugs)
Inspection Report Services:
- WDI Reports (wood destroying insect reports)
- Free termite inspections (excluding real estate transactions)
- Sanitation Reports
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How can I tell the difference between a flying ant and a termite?
A: Often confused, it is simple to determine the difference. Termites have a thick waist and straight antennae; both wings are the same size. Flying ants have a segmented body and elbowed antennae, with hind wings shorter than the front wings.
Q: How do subterranean termites gain entry into my home?
A: Subterranean termites enter from beneath the soil surface through cracks in your foundation. Even the smallest crack provides enough room for termites to enter your home. They also commonly enter through utility conduits, expansion joints, and plumbing connections. Even wood structures in direct contact with the ground such as decks or porches invite termite entrance.
Q: How do drywood termites gain entry into my home?
A: Drywood termites may enter through attic and foundation vents, under eaves and fascia boards, and through gaps around doors and windows.
Q: Besides wood, what are termites attracted to?
A: Moisture. Buildings with flat roofs or chronic leaks are at risk because the moisture retained within the structure allows termites to become established. The constant moisture allows termite colonies to survive without connection to the soil. In such cases, the moisture problems may be just as damaging to the home as the termite activity.