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2. Squared Away Pest Control, Inc
5.0 from 11 reviews
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Pest Control Services, Bed Bug Extermination, Rodent and Animal Removal

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  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Cambridge, MA
We had a carpenter ant problem. I could see them around the house, but I could not locate the nest, but could find signs of damage. I called Squared Away Pest Control, Guy was very calming on the phone, he asked questions to help figure out the scope of the problem. He determined that he needed to get there as soon as possible. Guy was very courteous and professional, he explained what we were facing, the nest was probably in a wall of the attic. Guy went over how we would search, and depending on what we found, the best options to get rid of the ants. Guy explained what to look for, fras(SP?) and started searching the home. He crawled into a narrow part of the attic and found signs for the ant, leading back down an exterior wall. We reviewed the options and Guy recommended a spray that would kill off the ants exposed to it and they would take it back to the nest and expose others. This spray had the lowest impact on people and pets. Guy hit the areas that we targeted and other areas they could be at. He explained that it could take up to a few days to effect the entire colony and he would return in a couple of days to check for signs and spray again if necessary. Within a few hours, there were many ants in the house, Guy must have hit close to the nest, all of these ants died and we swept them up. There were ants wandering and dying for the rest of the day. When guy returned in two days, there were no ants at all. Guy explained everything to me, and what I need to do going forward to keep them from the house. Guy walked the perimeter and showed me the access points for the ants, tree branches shrubs, and recommendation on how to protect my home going forward. Guy also said he would come back in the warm weather/spring and spray the perimeter around the house to keep the ants at bay. Guy, and Squared Away were great, professional and courteous. Knew what they were doing, explained everything, and went over all the options before we decided on the best approach. And he was calming, it is nerve wracking to have pests in your home, causing damage. Guy reassured us and solved our problem. I hope I don’t need his services again, but if I have a pest problem again, Squared Away is the first call I will be making.See more

$150

starting cost

$150

starting cost

We had a carpenter ant problem. I could see them around the house, but I could not locate the nest, but could find signs of damage. I called Squared Away Pest Control, Guy was very calming on the phone, he asked questions to help figure out the scope of the problem. He determined that he needed to get there as soon as possible. Guy was very courteous and professional, he explained what we were facing, the nest was probably in a wall of the attic. Guy went over how we would search, and depending on what we found, the best options to get rid of the ants. Guy explained what to look for, fras(SP?) and started searching the home. He crawled into a narrow part of the attic and found signs for the ant, leading back down an exterior wall. We reviewed the options and Guy recommended a spray that would kill off the ants exposed to it and they would take it back to the nest and expose others. This spray had the lowest impact on people and pets. Guy hit the areas that we targeted and other areas they could be at. He explained that it could take up to a few days to effect the entire colony and he would return in a couple of days to check for signs and spray again if necessary. Within a few hours, there were many ants in the house, Guy must have hit close to the nest, all of these ants died and we swept them up. There were ants wandering and dying for the rest of the day. When guy returned in two days, there were no ants at all. Guy explained everything to me, and what I need to do going forward to keep them from the house. Guy walked the perimeter and showed me the access points for the ants, tree branches shrubs, and recommendation on how to protect my home going forward. Guy also said he would come back in the warm weather/spring and spray the perimeter around the house to keep the ants at bay. Guy, and Squared Away were great, professional and courteous. Knew what they were doing, explained everything, and went over all the options before we decided on the best approach. And he was calming, it is nerve wracking to have pests in your home, causing damage. Guy reassured us and solved our problem. I hope I don’t need his services again, but if I have a pest problem again, Squared Away is the first call I will be making.

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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.

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 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.

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.

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