For Oscar Torres, the revelation that his company was voted the best pest control company by Advocate readers was a shock.
"It's quite an honor. Wow, that goes to show that a lot of people respect our company, they respect me," Torres said.
He has been working in pest control for more than 25 years, the last nine of which he has been running his own company. He now has six men who work for him.
When he started his business, he knew what he was going to call his company.
"I already knew what my name was going to be because they knew who Oscar was," he said.
Torres said his company does work as far out as Sugar Land and Kingsville and he treats his workers like family.
"It goes to show that it's not always about the bigger companies," he said, of being voted the best. "It's about service, about knowledge, respecting your customers and treating them fairly."
Oscar's Pest & Termite Control
105 Hollywood Blvd.
Bugmobiles Pest & Termite
2304 E. Mockingbird Lane
Citi Cash Pest & Termite Company
303 N. Laurent St.
Other Top Finishers
Pest Solutions Inc
101 Palmwood Drive
A-1 Pest Control
9811 State Highway 111 E., Yoakum
A-Fact Pest Control
78 Penn Ave.
Crossroads Pest Control
5001 John Stockbauer Drive, Suite D
1908 N. Laurent St.
501 Adcock Ranch Road