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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

What are the signs of pests in your home?

Signs of pest infestations vary by the type of pest. Here are a few signs to watch out for when it comes to some of the most common pests: 

  • Ants: Stray ants walking around or large numbers congregating, wood shavings, ants emerging from hidden crevices, ant nests
  • Rats or mice: Droppings, chewed objects and wires, scampering noises, holes in walls and floors
  • Cockroaches: Cylindrical droppings, brown smear marks, live cockroaches
  • Fleas: Small and dark spots on your pet’s skin, your pet starts scratching excessively, pepper-like “flea dirt” in bedding, carpet or furniture
  • Bed bugs: Droppings in the seams of your mattress, rusty/reddish stains on bed sheets, bites on your skin 
  • Termites: Mud tubes, wood-scented droppings, small holes in walls, peeling or bubbling paint, wood damage
  • Bees or wasps: Excessive number of bees and wasps, dark patches on the walls or ceilings, and papery nests or hives under roof eaves, behind shutters, on balconies or in garden sheds

If you notice any of these signs in your house, contact the best exterminators near you

How often should pest control be done?

This depends on several factors, including:

  • The type of pest
  • The severity of the invasion
  • Your home’s characteristics
  • The quality of the pest control company’s work

In some cases, you might require pest control services three to four times a year. Or, you might need services monthly or every few months. 

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 get rid of termites?

The best way to get rid of termites is to act fast. Termites are a problem that will only get worse — and no matter how much you want them to, they usually don’t magically move out on their own. There are three main types of termites: drywood, dampwood and subterranean. Drywood and dampwood termites sneak through cracks in your exterior paint, nail holes, and gaps near windows and other openings and begin to eat through your wood. Subterranean termites enter your house from the ground up by creating mud tunnels. In all cases, they survive by eating the wood of your house. The type of termites you have can steer the treatment plan.

Methods of termite extermination include fumigation, use of pesticides, and use of natural elements that are poisonous to the bugs. The extent of your termite infestation will help determine the treatment method. If you have drywood or dampwood termites that have infiltrated all aspects of the wood in your home, the pest control pro may recommend enclosing the whole house in a tent and gassing the termites via fumigation. If you have subterranean termites, often the entire footprint of the home must be treated by drilling liquid treatments into the slab or foundation of the home to exterminate the colonies. In any case, once you see signs of termites, it’s time to take action and call a pest pro.  

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.

Do I need to leave the house for pest control?

It depends on the type of pest control service you require. Your exterminator can often tell you beforehand which products they’ll be using and where they’ll be applying it. 

If the pest control company will be applying toxic chemicals, limit your exposure, according to the National Pesticide Information Center. For example, consider leaving your house during application and ventilate your home thoroughly when you return. And always keep your pets and their supplies away from the applied pesticides. 

Talk to pest control companies near you for advice on what you should do while they’re treating your home for pests. 

How do you get rid of ants?

The best way to get rid of ants is to hire an ant exterminator near you. The exterminator can also help you find the source of the problem that’s drawing ants into your home. 

After they’re done treating your home, you can invest in ant baits to keep infestations at bay. It’s also important to take preventative steps to avoid ants.

For example, always clean up crumbs and wipe down surfaces to eliminate potential food sources. Regularly take out the trash, fix leaky pipes, store your food in sealed containers and seal cracks near your kitchen cabinets. 

Here are more tips on how to get rid of ants (for good).

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 much does it cost to kill bed bugs?

The cost of bed bug extermination depends primarily on how widespread the pest infestation is and how many rooms need to be treated. Other factors that can affect bed bug extermination costs are the amount of clutter in the location, additional furniture that needs to be treated, and construction of the home. Pest management professionals often have rates for room treatments, which can vary based on these factors. As an example, a pest management company treating a 10-by-15-foot room with light infestation might charge clients about $250, while the same size room with a heavy infestation and large amounts of clutter might cost the clients $300-$400. Clutter and heavier bed bug populations mean more product and longer labor time for the workers. Rates will vary from company to company, and from region to region, but the national average bed bug extermination cost is $320-$400. Bed bug heat treatments are an alternative way to exterminate these pests. Heat treatments are typically charged per square foot and tend to cost more than chemical or non-chemical spray solutions. Although effective, they are not usually recommended for occupied spaces, as the extreme temperatures can damage televisions, window dressings and other home furnishings.

Can you see a bed bug?

Bed bugs are visible to the naked eye, but depending on where they are in their life cycle they can be hard to see. Adult bed bugs are the easiest to spot. According to the EPA, they are roughly the size of an apple seed and the height of a credit card. Adults are flat and oval-shaped, have six legs, and are rusty red in color. Bed bug larvae, also referred to as nymphs, are white-yellow or translucent in color and are much harder to spot due to their small size. The nymphs go through five stages of life, shedding an exoskeleton at each stage. Throughout these stages the nymphs grow in size from approximately 1.5 millimeters to approximately 4.5 millimeters. Bed bug eggs can be the most challenging to see as they are roughly 1 millimeter — about the size of a pinhead — and are white or clear. Bed bugs tend to be more active at night, as this is when they feed.

Reviews for Federal Hill pest exterminators
Ebonie G.
The exterminator was very professional, friendly and informative
My Pest ControlMy Pest Control
Jocelyn H.
Good explanation about issues and thorough with extermination
C&D Pest ManagementC&D Pest Management
Dee C.
I had a scare and they were very professional and very helpful and knowledgeable. I would recommend then to anyone in need of extermination.. and God forbid i need a exterminator again they will be the only person i call and they are very reasonably priced!
C&D Pest ManagementC&D Pest Management
Gerald K.
I have truly find a company for all my pest and exterminating needs.
All In One Pest ControlAll In One Pest Control
Thumbtack Customer
Pleasure to work with and was very accommodating. Willing to come back for a follow up and explained the cockroach extermination procedure.
Jeff W.
Cimex4u was/is Puctual, professional and detail oriented! They did a complete extermination of the entire house. I Highly recommend Cimex4u.
Thumbtack Customer
Will did a great job exterminating my home. It is now spider free! I would recommend A Star Pest Control to anyone!
Golden Dawn Pest SolutionsGolden Dawn Pest Solutions
Cyrus Mackey M.
Excellent work for a great price. I’ve worked with a few other exterminators and none of them got the job done. J&T Pest Control will be my go to from now on!
J&T Pest Control LLCJ&T Pest Control LLC
Thumbtack Customer
They were right on time and made it an easy but good learning experience. This was my first time using an exterminator but they seemed to be thorough. It was mostly a preventative visit, so time will tell if it was worth it, but overall it seemed well worth the great price we were given.
Golden Dawn Pest SolutionsGolden Dawn Pest Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
I finished a basement. We needed an exterminator. Robert showed on time, gave me very fair estimate. He was professional and fast. It took him 15-20 min after showing him the location. We had good result so far.
Jamed K.
I had cockroaches in my apt. I contacted Miche and they were able to fit me in for an appointment within just a few days. The exterminator tech was incredibly professional & responsive, and the service they provided was incredibly effective as i have not seen them anymore. I wholeheartedly recommend!
Miche Pest ControlMiche Pest Control
Thumbtack Customer
The company was very responsive and professional. However, the only thing they did was lay out mouse traps and nothing else. I was expecting a little more to solve the problem i.e. try to find the source of entry and block it. I'm still having mouse issues and will have to find another exterminator.
C&D Pest ManagementC&D Pest Management
Thumbtack Customer
I highly recommend Will of A-Star for your pest needs. We had an awful vermin situation in our home, for which we had already called an exterminator, who utterly failed at his job. Will came at a moments notice (literally less than 12 hours after calling him) and did an excellent job sealing holes and putting down bait. He talked us through the process, and was readily available by phone and text message in case we had questions. Our problem is finally solved, and the best part is, he have us a signifant discount because he knew we had to pay for a previous exterminator. Great service, great people. Don't make the mistake of not hiring him!
Golden Dawn Pest SolutionsGolden Dawn Pest Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
I am very pleased with the services of Pest Czar. Sasha came into our home, and respectfully pointed out to us the areas that may be the cause our problem. As well as providing extermination services, he suggested sensible methods to control our issue which, collectively gave us the desired results within a matter of a few days. All I can say is I am very pleased with their services! :)
Pest CzarPest Czar
Thumbtack Customer
Will was great and very knowledgable. We had a little scheduling snafu but were able to work it out via phone. Will was able to foam and bait most of the areas in the kitchen that were problematic, but we weren't able to fully complete the job. There was a hole that required more than foam and steel wool and unfortunately Will couldn't patch this... so most of the problem was solved, but not all. I would recommend Will to anyone who needs an exterminator. The fact that he wasn't able to completely solve my problem is not a knock on his skill or knowledge, but on the issue I am dealing with.
Golden Dawn Pest SolutionsGolden Dawn Pest Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Will came out personally this morning. He was very pleasant to work with. He worked on our kitchen to exterminate roaches. The entire job took about 1 1/2 hours. He described every step he was taking. He even discovered a hole behind the stove which he guessed was an entry way for mice. Even though the job was only roach eradication, he plugged the hole with foam at no additional cost. Although it will be a couple of weeks before we know how much impact his work has on our issue, I would recommend him and his company to anyone.
Golden Dawn Pest SolutionsGolden Dawn Pest Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
I recently discovered Mr. Will White via thumbtack along with other exterminators. However, his service description caught my attention. My mom had bed bugs in her home in Baltimore. I must say I was pleasantly surprised by his prompt response, his knowledge of the situation and the integrity of his work backed by an impressive warranty. My mom was so taken by his professionalism, efficiency and the manner by which he serviced her home. She is still talking about him! I will definitely recommend his services to anyone in need. Definitely the best in his specialty and the best in the area. Dr. J
Golden Dawn Pest SolutionsGolden Dawn Pest Solutions
Paris B.
I highly recommend Major. I hired another exterminator company, and they only identified one hole in my house, which told me i would have to patch up. The problem remained, so I decided to hire Divine Pest Control company despite me having a 1 year warranty with the other company. That was the best decision I have made. Major was VERY thoroughly and found so many holes that the other company failed to do. And he patched the holes up for me. I feel more comfortable in my home. Please do not hesitate to book Major. I promise you will be making the best decision.
Divine Pest Control EnterpriseDivine Pest Control Enterprise
Thumbtack Customer
A-Star Pest Control is a business that is committed to the full satisfaction of their customers as their number one priority. I recently had to deal with a very unpleasant Rats & Mouse problem that suddenly came into my house. When searching for an exterminator, I was directed to A-Star Pest Control as the business of choice in my area. On their first visit, Will White, the owner, with the help of his assistant, survey the whole house, sealed and treated every openings and cracks and guaranteed the effectiveness of their job, informing me that the treatment will take a few days to show positive results, but will return if any rodents is seen. When I called back because a Rat was still around, Mr. White came right back, spent an extended time to perform another full survey of the house and treated the place again, without questions! Mr. White is true to his words and I could not recommended his business enough for the great job they've done and their commitment to success. Thank you very much!
Golden Dawn Pest SolutionsGolden Dawn Pest Solutions
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