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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. 

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 Orlando pest exterminators
Kelly H.
Provided quick service at a reasonable price. Will be using them again for our future construction extermination needs.
Enviro TechEnviro Tech
Thumbtack Customer
Very knowledgable! Was able to initially identify the problem, put necessary preventive measures, and complete the extermination in a timely manner. Very professional, friendly, and would recommend him to others.
Curvematic Pest ControlCurvematic Pest Control
Carina G.
Super responsive, on time, kind, and very professional. Took the time to thoroughly analyze and exterminate every single room and area of our apartment. We’re extremely pleased with his work and will continue to rehire!
Wes Mott Jr. Pest Control LLCWes Mott Jr. Pest Control LLC
Luchia S.
Nature Safe Solutions was really professional. The exterminator was well-mannered and polite. I hired them back on October 11, 2019 to remove a wasp nest. They were punctual, arrived on time, and very quick!
Nature Safe SolutionsNature Safe Solutions
Tiffany E.
He was very professional and even went above and beyond to make sure the project was fixed. He was awesome and I am so thankful I found him. 110% recommend him for any of your exterminator needs.
Curvematic Pest ControlCurvematic Pest Control
Thumbtack Customer
This was my first time experience with any sort of pest control/exterminator and I am very pleased! Wes was very patient and answered all of my questions. Very reasonable pricing and overall pleasant experience. Would definitely recommend and I am looking forward to working with him in the future!
Wes Mott Jr. Pest Control LLCWes Mott Jr. Pest Control LLC
Jenna V.
Very happy I found this company! I had started seeing German Roaches and after their first visit, we noticed a positive change. The owner came to the first appointment, followed through and completed the second appointment. I would recommend this company to anyone, especially people whom are unfamiliar with exterminating companies.
CPM Environmental ServicesCPM Environmental Services
Thumbtack Customer
Matt and David are awesome thank you so much for your help. Our exterminator was kind of rude and was very jusgemental, and disrespectful to our house but I know that's not the service beacon represents from our conversations with Matt. We hope next visit we'll have someone more professional but they still deserve 5 stars for their great service and unbeatable price.
Beacon Pest Services, LLCBeacon Pest Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Wes was awesome. I've had other exterminators in my place with minimal results. He arrived on time, thoroughly inspected my condo and began treatment. He spent over an hour in my place inspecting every nook and cranny and told me what I can do to help the problem. He pulled back my stove, refrigerator and didn't leave any spot untouched or treated. I will have him come back on a regular basis. Best $80 I've spent...well worth it for peace of mind!
Wes Mott Jr. Pest Control LLCWes Mott Jr. Pest Control LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We had a problem with ants and the very tiny cockroaches. It was not terrible and we never had that problem before so we were hesitant to call one of the "big" exterminator companies afraid that they would charge us a fortune for a minor problem. We were so glad to have found Wes Mott! He was here on time and explained us what he was going to do. He was very thorough and I was surprise to even see him take the electrical outlet caps off and treat that area, as well as the plumbing pipes, cracks and every corner of our condo. The product he used doesn't have that strong insecticide smell, actually it has no odor at all. I have a cat and the products are safe for pets. Best of all, the cockroaches were gone the very next day and after a few days no more ants either. We were very very pleased with the service and would highly recommend him. His prices are very reasonable too so we will definitely use his services again.
Wes Mott Jr. Pest Control LLCWes Mott Jr. Pest Control LLC
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