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Reports of an “Extermination Company” Making the Rounds in Ridgewood

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June 7,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood blog pulled this off the Ridgewood Moms and Dads page on Facebook , we thought it was important ; “I wanted to give everyone a heads up about something that happened to me today that I think everyone should be aware of. I live on Bogert Avenue between Ponfield and Glen Avenues. A young man came to my door early afternoon, and I believe he had short blonde or dirty blonde hair with piercing blue eyes and he was very lean who was from an extermination company. I believe it’s called Aptiva which was on his gray polo shirt. He was giving me a very hard sell and would not give me a card or brochure and was trying to pressure me to sign up for a service when I already have a service and we had just gotten our grounds sprayed and I told him that. He kept telling me that certain neighbors whose names I had never heard of before were customers already. And his schedule was filling up. I saw no truck in the vicinity, so he was parked somewhere else. And I just have a bad feeling because of how hard he pressed. I’m sorry I didn’t call the police immediately but when I went out shortly I didn’t see him anywhere so I don’t know where he went after me. Just thought everyone should be aware of this guy. He didn’t have a clipboard either, he just had an iPad.”

Several other posters commented that the same thing had happened at their home.  We do not know if he is real or not or this is a diversion tactic to case your home . We suggest playing it safe and handle with care by calling the Ridgewood Police (201) 652-3900. Don’t make yourself a victim .