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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with an exterminator during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Ask exterminators in your area if they would be willing to offer a consultation over a phone call or video chat. You can then ask them any questions you have about the upcoming appointment. Make sure to ask what precautions they are taking to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and whether they are observing social distancing guidelines. You may ask them if it's possible to conduct the appointment virtually or without person-to-person contact. 

How can I find out if an exterminator is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Essential service providers during the COVID-19 crisis are defined by individual states, cities and localities. For the most accurate information, visit your official state or city government website to see what is considered an essential service. 

CISA is the government agency that defines critical workers on a national level, so you can check its website for more information. However, note that not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire an exterminator when social distancing?

If you need pest extermination services inside your home, talk to the exterminator first to be sure that you both feel comfortable completing the project. Also, follow the CDC’s guidelines on social distancing. You can also arrange with the exterminator to take extra steps to stay safe, such as waving instead of shaking hands, staying at least 6 feet apart, using digital payments and sanitizing any common spaces before and after the project is complete. 

Can I use digital payments to pay for pest control services?

You may be able to use digital payments such as Venmo, Apple Pay, PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash or Zelle to pay for extermination services. Many businesses accept methods of payment besides cash and credit cards. Check with pest control services in your area to see if they have changed their payment methods as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Does an exterminator need to enter my home?

If you have an outdoor pest infestation, it’s unlikely an exterminator will need to enter your home. But if your pest infestation is inside your home, the exterminator will likely need to enter your home. Check with the exterminator beforehand to explain the extent of the problem, the layout of your house and see if they can complete the job outdoors. You can also ask the exterminator to video chat or set up a phone call to exchange as much information as possible before you begin the project. 

Do exterminators offer remote or virtual services?

Typically, extermination takes place at your home or place of business, but you can ask if the business is offering special accommodations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you come across a profile that states the exterminator is offering remote services, ask what those services include. But if the job has to be done in person, be sure to follow the CDC’s guidelines on social distancing or see if you can postpone your appointment.

Is it safe to use an exterminator spray?

Exterminator sprays and pesticides are generally toxic, and toxicity levels can vary by product. Therefore, it’s best to speak with the best pest control specialists near you to determine the safest way to get rid of your pest problem and reduce the risk of exposure. If a pesticide is needed, it’s likely safer to let the pro spray your home. 

Keep these tips in mind if exterminator spray will be used in your home: 

  • Exterminator spray is not safe to swallow, inhale or touch. 
  • Leave the house when the spray is being applied indoors.
  • Ventilate your home by opening windows and doors upon return. 
  • Keep pets and pet supplies away from the chemicals.

Is monthly pest control necessary?

Monthly pest control service is only necessary for certain situations. For example, severe ant or cockroach infestations may require monthly pest control in order to destroy the infestations at the source. 

Talk to the best exterminators near you to get an idea of what type of service you need — and how many times you’ll need follow-up treatments.

How do you check for bed bugs?

If you are concerned you have a bed bug infestation, look for physical signs of their presence. Bed bugs love to hide in small, dark spaces and typically come out to feed (generally on human blood) after dark — although they will come out in daylight if hungry enough. The Environmental Protection Agency states that indications of an infestation can include seeing shed exoskeletons of bed bugs, rusty spots on your bedding (which are either bug droppings or bloodstains), live bed bugs, bed bug egg casings, a sweet and musty odor (if the infestation is severe), and evidence of bites on your skin.

To spot bed bugs, look in and along mattress seams and bedding, in curtain and furniture folds, inside cracks or crevices in the walls, behind picture frames and mirrors, under loose wallpaper seams, on recently used luggage or backpacks, inside electronics, and inside clothing or cluttered areas such as closets. If you see signs of bed bugs, be careful not to disturb them too much as you don’t want them scattering to other parts of your house.

How long does a bed bug treatment last?

Bed bug extermination can last forever as long as the treatment killed all the bed bugs (and their eggs) and if new bed bugs are not transported into the location. Factors that can affect the outcome are how severe the infestation is and whether all bed bug sources were properly identified and treated. When working with a pest control professional, the EPA recommends you check and call references; ask if they offer both chemical and non-chemical treatment options, if they recommend both encasements and interceptors, and if they offer two or more service visits and follow-up. Bed bugs are tiny (adults are roughly the size of an apple seed) and can hide anywhere a credit card can slide into. They squeeze into cracks in walls, behind electrical outlet sockets, in bedding, and in other dark places. Learn how to prepare your home for a bed bug treatment for the best outcomes. Michigan State University shares some examples of possible reasons that a bed bug extermination is not 100 percent effective:

  • Not all sources (aka hiding places) of the bed bugs were identified during initial inspection.
  • Not all sources of bed bugs were treated.
  • The insecticides used were not effective or, in the case of heat treatment, there was insufficient contact time.
  • Infested items such as bedding or other materials were reintroduced into a cleaned area.
Reviews for Noma pest exterminators
Austin R.
Excellent exterminator; the problem went away. We were very happy with the services and will use in the future should we need to!
EJ's Pest ControlEJ's Pest Control
MScott B.
Tyrone was honest and communicated well. He set expectations for use and the follow up promised in the service process the confidence we were looking for in an exterminator.
Robinson pest controlRobinson pest control
Melissa Z.
The exterminator that came to my house was nice and help a bit identifying potential entry points for the bugs; never the less he didn't do a thorough work and avoid going to the patio where I have now learned was the main source of the infestation. Also, communication with the central office was unclear and they pull back an offer I have in writing from their first contact from thumbtack. In the end the exterminator convinced them that the problem was no big and they end up honoring what they have written in the email (and I was reading to them!).
Frontline Pest ControlFrontline Pest Control
Sara F.
I moved in to a new apartment and had ant issues. This company promptly addressed the problem and thoroughly explained the extermination process. I can finally make my new apartment a home without the uninvited guests! Thank you!
Cimex4u LLCCimex4u LLC
Monica S.
This is the most professional exterminator I have ever used. We had a hickup and the property manager was running late...stuck in DC traffic on 495. They waited , worked with us to make every thing right, devised a plan of attack to keep rodents out,not over charged. Their reputation is stellar and earned 5 stars and more. Thank you,Miche!
Miche Pest ControlMiche Pest Control
Brian B.
In addition to being very likable and affordable, Dejon is an incredible exterminator! I live in a fairly wooded area and I haven't seen one single bug in my house in weeks. He uses all natural, chemical-free compounds that are safe for people and pets. Just a top class operation all around- I couldn't recommend him more.
Bug DoctorBug Doctor
Elizabeth H.
I hired Cimex4u for a bedbug inspection & treatment. Treatment wound up not being necessary. While doing the inspection, he was professional; he carefully explained what he was looking for and why, and at the end of the inspection I felt reassured that bedbugs hadn't followed me home after all. Since extermination wasn't needed, he reduced his price for me, which I of course appreciated!
Cimex4u LLCCimex4u LLC
Elle D.
LCS replied to my inquiry and was able to come out the same day and address our concerns with ease. I am so so glad we found them. It was very much worth the peace of mind to know our issues have been resolved and we got what we paid for. He was super professional and knowledgeable and I would highly recommend the company for anywho who needs an exterminator. I literally can sleep better at night now.
LCS Pest ManagementLCS Pest Management
Rhone'T J.
Was in desperate need of an exterminator. After doing some research and finding Brussel, Jody came out to give me a consultation on a holiday. She was so knowledgeable, friendly and answered all my questions without making me feel rushed like some other companies have. She gave me great advice which I took and she has solved more problems than just pest. Anthony also came to do the initial service and was punctual and friendly. He also answered all my questions without hesitation. Don't hesitate to book them for your pest service. They are Excellent!! Ron and Cameron are also helpful with setting the service up. 5 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Brussell ExterminatingBrussell Exterminating
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