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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I choose a pest control company in DC?

First, conduct an online search to identify the best exterminators in Washington, DC. Read pest control reviews to get a feel for each company’s quality of work and customer service. Exterminator reviews may also include before and after photos. These images could be good indicators of the companies’ quality of work, so take the time to inspect them closely.

Pesticide applicators in DC require a pesticide license, according to the Department of Energy and Environment. Before you hire an exterminator, make sure they are properly licensed. 

Lastly, don’t forget to ask for quotes from several DC pest control companies. Getting an accurate quote will help you budget for pest control services and help ensure you’re not overpaying.

What kind of pests and bugs are in DC?

Ants, cockroaches, mosquitoes, termites and stinging insects are among the common home invaders in the nation’s capital.

To control your pest or bug problem, reach out to the best exterminators in DC today. An exterminator can also take steps to help prevent these pests from invading your home if they haven’t already.

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. 

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.
Reviews for Washington 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
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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