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Ankeny Ant Control Exterminators

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Perfection Pest Management
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff H.
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Initial consultation went great. Allen was very professional and checked my home and found the ants that I was concerned about. He even found a likely source of entry during his check outside the home. I set up a bi-monthly visit to make sure problem is taken care of for the amount that was given in quote.

  • 23 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Stephane S.
Verified review

We Couldn’t be more pleased. Pro Staff was always our Pest Control company we used in Florida. Moving & living in Des Moines now for several years - we are so happy & excited to find Pro Staff has come to Des Moines. We’ve got our favorite Pest Control here now to use again. We’re so happy Pro Staff has come to Des Moines. They’re a Great Pest Control Company. The absolute Best we have ever used. In Florida Pest Control is a necessity. We found Pro Staff to be the very best pest control service in every aspect.

Iowa Pest & Termite Co.
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jess W.
Verified review

Bryan got back to me right away and was willing to come do a free inspection on Christmas Eve. I had family coming and was having difuiclty getting rid of a sneaky mouse. He followed up just like he said he would. House is now mice fee!

  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sonsee S.
Verified review

Good communication with Randy. His work is quality and dependable.

  • 10 years in business

Over 20 years experience in the pest control industry. National & IA Pest Management Association. Bed Bug boot camp certified.


My name is Mike DiSalvo and I own and operate Iowa Wildlife Control. We are a locally owned and family run business with over 25 years of experience in the removal of nusiance animals. We use the most up to date equipment and methods of removal available. We are very knowledgeable and experienced in all manners of animal removal as well as animal behavior. We would like to be your solution for any and all nusiance animal problems you have. We handle beavers, raccoons, coyotes, foxes, badger, weasel, mink, opossums, groundhogs, skunks, squirrels, rabbits, moles, gophers, ground squirrels, chipmunks, rats, snakes, and bats. If the problem animal is not listed please feel free to talk with us about it as we can develop a solution to most any problem. Iowa Wildlife Control offers competitive rates for site inspection, set up of needed equipment as well as removal of nuisance animals. These rates are determined by the amount of traps needed and the amount of infestation, as well as time needed to setup and complete the job. We offer contracts by month, season or year for mole and gopher control, or a weekly per trap rate, plus per animal cost, if this suits your needs better. These rates are determined as well by the amount of ground covered, the traps needed and the amount of infestation. We can also check our traps before first light or after dark if need to reduce conflict with your neighbors or clientele. We want to make it as easy and pleasant for you while we complete our job. Rates vary depending on the job, the site, the animals that need to be removed or controlled, any exclusion work done on site, the difficulty in reaching the areas that need attention, and the time that will be spent solving the problem. Feel free to call and discuss your problems or concerns with us. Our hours of business are Monday through Friday, from 8am to 7pm and Saturday, from 8am to 5pm. Calls may be made before or after these hours or on Sundays, however they will be billed at increased rates. In conclusion we would like to thank you for taking the time to read this letter of introduction and please keep Iowa Wildlife Control in mind if and when you have any problems with nuisance animals on your properties or businesses.


We provide high-quality professional and safe pest control services. We pride ourselves in the way we treat and interact with our clients. We provide professional residential and commercial pest control services to residents of Des Moines, Iowa. We are a family owned and operated business founded on the principles of honesty, loyalty and hard work. Call today for an instant quote over the phone!


Preferred Pest Control has been serving Iowa for 30 years. We take care of all pests, including rodents, termites, bedbugs, roaches, etc.

Q & A

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What do pest control companies do?

Pest control companies handle all aspects of bug, rodent and animal extermination or removal. Pest control professionals visit your home or office to identify the type of pest that is troubling you and offer various treatment plans — complete with clearly outlined costs. Once you and the pest control company have a signed agreement, the pro will begin treatment. Pest treatment can range from the use of spray pesticides and gel bait to live and/or kill traps. There are a wide range of types of pesticides, many of them nontoxic for humans and other small animals. This means you may be able to have your home treated for pests without harming nearby wildlife or your dog and cat. The pest control pro will carry out the treatment plan and, depending on the service agreement, provide follow-up such as emptying traps, inspecting access points, or reapplying pesticide spray if the pests return. Costs will vary based on the type of pest you are having removed and the extent of the infestation.The average national pest control price range is $80-$130. From a minor bedbug event to an entire home termite infestation, pest control companies have got you covered.

How much does it cost to remove a mouse?

If you have a mouse in your house you’re probably quickly researching pest control costs. Mice, although tiny, can transmit diseases and also get into your food and leave unsanitary droppings around your home. If you have seen one mouse in your house, it’s likely that more have taken up residence in your crawl space, attic or basement.The national average pest control cost is $150-$200. Costs can vary depending on whether you need to get rid of a population of living mice or just dispose of a dead mouse (or full traps), how extensive the mouse population is, and where you live in the country. Here are some examples of average pest control cost for removing a mouse:

  • $150 for initial trap setup and inspection (and sealing of entry holes).
    • $50 for rodent removal service calls and emptying of traps. This visit can also include identifying and sealing entry points that were not sealed on the first visit.
  • Rodent extermination: $110-$350, depending on how heavy the rodent population is, whether the mouse infestation poses health risks, how many entrances exist and how many rodent bait stations are needed.

How much does it cost to treat a house for termites?

Termites are not only creepy-crawly, they can literally eat your house out from underneath you. Termites feed on damp and dry wood and can chomp through your house at an alarming rate. The national average pest control cost for termite extermination is $240-$400. Treatment costs can be higher for an extensive infestation. Here are some examples of average pest control costs for termites:

  • Liquid treatment of subterranean termites: $3-$4 per linear foot.
    • For $75 per year, a company may offer a maintenance plan that provides inspection of the property and renewal of the warranty.
  • Liquid treatment of subterranean termites: approximately $400 for a 2,000-square-foot home at $3-$5 per linear foot.
    • The price is higher for additional work such as foaming and drilling inside of concrete slabs.
  • Fumigation treatment of drywood termites: $1,200-$1,500 for a 30,000- to 35,000-cubic-foot home
    • Fumigation is measured in cubic feet because it fills the airspace of the home and infiltrates the wood that the termites may be colonizing. The cost of fumigation is affected by the number of levels in the home as well as the square footage.

How much does it cost to get rid of cockroaches?

Cockroaches are not only ugly, they are difficult to get rid of. Quick and resilient, they can be hard to get rid of without professional help once they have inhabited a house. Nationally, the average range for cockroach pest control cost is $80-$130. Extermination professionals typically provide a free estimate to determine the extent of the infestation. They’ll check for the main sources of the bugs, identify bug access and entry points into your home, and determine the best method for elimination. There are a variety of cockroach extermination tools including gel baits and traps, pesticide foggers, desiccants (which dry out the cockroaches), neurotoxins, and other pesticides. Pest control costs can also cover preventive measures like regular spraying and trap maintenance. Some regions of the country are much more prone to cockroach problems than others, so pest control costs may need to be part of your quarterly budget. Cockroaches love dark, humid, and warm areas and water sources, so place traps near your washer and dryer and under your sinks.

How much does it cost to get a pest inspection?

In general there is no cost for a pest inspection. Exterminators typically provide a free property or building inspection and then provide you with a written estimate outlining the necessary treatment and cost. The home visit allows the exterminator to assess the problem and let you know what your pest control cost will be if you contract with their services. You may need a termite inspection for real estate purposes. This will be a verified inspection showing that the house in question is termite-free (often done before a sale). The inspection may cost a flat rate, such as $125-$150, depending on house size.

It’s hard to predict pest control costs sight unseen due to the variety of factors that go into pest treatment. For example, a bedbug problem for one customer may be confined to one room and be easy to access and treat in one visit if the room is clear of clutter and the bedbugs have been caught early. In another home, a bedbug problem may also be confined to one room, but there’s a great deal of clutter, providing more hiding places for the bugs and requiring more spray and labor for the exterminator, as well as many pieces of large furniture in the room that need to sprayed. Depending on the maturity of the infestation, a bedbug problem may require multiple visits to entirely eliminate. This is why many companies provide a free inspection to determine pest control costs and provide you the most accurate quote possible.

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