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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. 

Can I use digital payments to pay for pest control services?

You may be able to use digital payments such as Venmo, Apple Pay, PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash or Zelle to pay for extermination services. Many businesses accept methods of payment besides cash and credit cards. Check with pest control services in your area to see if they have changed their payment methods as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 Ballantyne pest exterminators
Bonnie O.
They were very prompt with their response. The exterminator came out next day and was very personable.
Bulwark ExterminatingBulwark Exterminating
Kisha E.
I gave 4 stars because there was a brake in communication. I asked to be called when the exterminator was on his way. That was not communicated to him. Other than that the service was through and professional.
Bulwark ExterminatingBulwark Exterminating
Kelita E.
Andy has superior expertise in extermination and provides excellent customer service. He tries to help resolve your issues as quick as possible and at the best price. Top notch service and great value.
Oneway Service Bird & Wildlife MgtOneway Service Bird & Wildlife Mgt
Guy R.
Economy Exterminators contacted me and I signed a contract. Already had my first exterior treatment and the interior will be scheduled soon. Their professionals were on time and courteous. And they offer a full suite of treatments. Very satisfied.
Economy ExterminatorsEconomy Exterminators
Sharan r.
I am really impressed with the responsiveness and value. I will continue to use Bulwark exterminating. I received a call within 10 minutes of requesting service and the service was completed the same day. Great customer service!!!
Bulwark ExterminatingBulwark Exterminating
Chenille P.
I had a very good experience with Oneway Pest Control service. The technician with extremely prompt and responsive and handling my calls and extermination concerns. I really do highly recommend them, as he is very reliable and thorough in what he does
Oneway Service Bird & Wildlife MgtOneway Service Bird & Wildlife Mgt
Koya L.
I contacted Bulwark for extermination services they came out the next day. Service was quick and the rep explained everything in a professional manner. Price was excellent. I even referred a family member once they left and they called bulwark and got same day service. Great company.
Bulwark ExterminatingBulwark Exterminating
Thumbtack Customer
The exterminator showed up on time, but could not complete the services originally promised. The company sent the wrong person to fulfill the service. That person them promised a follow up by someone later in the week that could complete the service, but it's now Wednesday and no word from them yet.
Bulwark ExterminatingBulwark Exterminating
Thumbtack Customer
I wish the exterminator was more commutative. We were expecting him to explain us the process and what we needed to do before and after the extermination. He told us he had over 18 years experience bUT I doubt about that. We were the ones asking him questions and recommendations. Also I don't think he treated all the furniture and things inside the house. I just hope the problem is over now. We will see. Another thing I don't like is that they don't follow up to check if there are no beg bugs anymore. So I don't think that give me any garranty.
Oneway Service Bird & Wildlife MgtOneway Service Bird & Wildlife Mgt
Ashlee R.
Eco Thermal Bed Bug Exterminators were amazing! Thomas was very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful for our situation in which we didn’t know we had them until recently and our leasing office was no help. This company put my mind at ease and it was AFFORDABLE!!!!! I highly recommend them! 10/10!!!!
Eco Thermal Bed Bug ExterminatorsEco Thermal Bed Bug Exterminators
Richard H.
I just moved to the area and Corey came out within 48 hours .... and did an awesome job. He was thorough, professional and upbeat. My wife even commented that it looked like he was smiling while he worked outside in the heat. You can tell he cares about his work and that his customers are happy. I highly recommend him for all your exterminator needs and Segue Environmental is my go to from now on. And we even had him add on for mosquitos and now I can sit outside again with my dog.
Segue Environmental LLCSegue Environmental LLC
Shana H.
KEEP IT MOVIN'!!! DON'T SIGN!!! I would caution anyone and everyone against doing business with Hawx Pest Control. Please, just pay $50 for someone to come out and do the job and leave. If they don't do good work, just don't do business there again. Let them keep that contract, and then you probably don't end up feeling like a sucker. Because otherwise, when you sign a contract for someone like Hawx to do a job like I hired Hawx to do a job, while responsibly providing a secure method of payment for them, and then they don't actually do the job they were "hired" to do, they seem to feel that you're still beholden to them and their stupid contract. Hired Hawx in August to remove Yellow Jackets from my backyard after my dog and I were brutally attacked. Initially, they started off wrong when they blindly sent the guy in jeans in a t-shirt to extinguish active yellow jacket colonies from the pile of firewood in my backyard. As of October 24th, I still have at least one active nest of yellow jackets in my backyard in their original location. I hired Hawx with the understanding that they were experts, and they were capable of exterminating and removing this situation from my property. But just how long must I wait; how long is one required to allow for a merchant to fail to fulfill their responsibility to a contract? After 3 visits and 2 months, they have failed to do the "one thing" they were hired to do (exterminate & remove: not ants, not roaches, not rats, but yellow jackets), so they were fired, but somehow "I'm" bound by a contract? "What's good for the goose..." and a contract only exists if it's honored by both parties. But Hawx doesn't seem to understand that, but they do know that they have thoroughly taken advantage of me as someone who "chose" to patronize their business instead of hundreds of others that I likely would not be blasting right now. Potential Suckers, forget about 100% Customer Satisfaction here. 100% bad business in my experience SO I'M PUTTING THE WORD OUT! DO NOT sign any contracts with this company. They will happily hold you and your $600 to the fire, for what could very well amount to nothing in the end, for you. Who needs $600 worth of pest control anyway? ***Just a Footnote*** After requesting that the company not send a particular technician to my home for future appointments, they scheduled that very same tech who subsequently arrived at my home after the services had already been canceled for that day and furthermore. He was told personally by me on the phone that very day, not to come to my house, and yet and still, he showed up.
Hawx Pest ControlHawx Pest Control
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