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Durham Bug And Insect Control Exterminators

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  • 3 years in business
  • 236 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Drew L.
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Kevin has been our Pest Control man more many years! If you have any type of bug or insect problem please look no further! He is your guy! He is extremely knowledgeable about insects and knows exactly what he is doing. I have a wife who is absolutely terrified of anything with more than 4 legs. It was rare that we saw any insects after Kevin left our house but on the rare occasion that we did, Kevin was at our house the very next day! If you have any insect problem please don't jump to one of those big chain exterminators! You won't get a more professional and friendly person that Kevin!

Finish Line Pest Control
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Freda G.
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We had the house sprayed for ants and the yard for mosquitoes. Finish Line owner Josh showed up on time ready to go to work. He was very professional and knowledgeable about what needed to be done. Finish Line will be our pest control company from now on. AWESOME!

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Bulwark Exterminating
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer O.
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Ever since we found termites eating a back wall 2 years after we purchased our home, we've been with Bulwark. Jeremy S. came out (as did at least 4 other companies), they weren't the cheapest or the most expensive, but Jeremy was the most honest and straight forward. For me, that is incredibly important. I'm too busy to mess with smoke and mirrors and bull pucky. Just give me direct information, honest information and move on. I learned a lot from Jeremy and still do. (ex: Firewood on my back small porch against the house - NO NO. Dog digging holes - attracts them). Bulwark now (and has been for 10+ years) handles my termite and my pest control issues and as long as Jeremy is there, I will NOT be looking elsewhere. THANK YOU JEREMY!

Contract Killers
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
WILLIAM C.
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David was accommodating, patient, sympathetic and explained every step of the process. I would definitely recommend him to anyone for any kind of pest control. If all those things aren't enough, he's even reasonably priced! what more do you want? I wont hesitate to call him if we ever have any new issues.

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Reliant Pest Management
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kari K.
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Reliant Pest Management is all the things I need in Pest control - dependable, honest, personable, very knowledgeable and effective and affordable. We have been extremely happy with our service!

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Barnhill Pest Control Inc.
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cemetria H.
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I count on barnhill pest control for all my pest control needs. The prices are good and services are even better.

The Bug Guy LLC
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Marvin W.
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My experience with The Bug Guy was excellent! Very Professional, educated me on the solution and got the job done! Highly recommend The Bug Guy for all your pest control needs!

Protekt Pest Solutions
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney F.
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Really great guys who explained all my options for pest control and have much better options for termite issues.

Carolina's Best Pest Control
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel J.
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Audrey and David (the owner) are fantastic. I called them on a late Friday afternoon and they were at my apartment in downtown Raleigh (30 minute drive for them) by 9 a.m. the next morning. David worked very quickly and was completely honest about my issue. Rare to find that in today's society. All-in-all you cannot beat their service, attitude and price. Homerun. Don't call anyone else for pest control...especially bed bugs.

ProForce Pest Control
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn B.
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ProForce Pest Control has been the best bug company that we have ever dealt with. And We have dealt with lots of them. They go above and beyond in treating pests at their source and the results speak for themselves. All of their technicians that we have dealt with seem to be well trained and are always professional. Great Work ProForce!

ClearDefense Pest Control
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Austin L.
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John-Mark and crew are amazing. We typically have Alex service our home quarterly for pest and monthly for mosquitos. Their products are amazing, we have very little issues with bugs/spiders and if for some reason we have an issue, they're over to the house within 48 hours to reapply as necessary. Our pup ended up getting fleas while we were away. We made an emergency call to ClearDefense and again, they were over treating the house within 48 hours. They are extremely professional and their products actually work. We had the house sprayed quarterly by another company prior to switching and saw very little relief. We even started having a black widow issue. In the last few years we've been with ClearDefense I can count on one hand the amount of spiders I've found alive on our property. They're more than bug guys.

Mayday Pest Control
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rochelle U.
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We began a quarterly pest service with Mayday a few months ago, and have been very pleased. Lance is on time (a rare quality!), and quotes reasonable, competitive rates. The work is of the highest quality, and our bug problems have basically been eliminated. Would suggest Mayday to anyone.

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    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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 do you get bed bugs and how do you get rid of them?

    The increase in bed bug infestations in the U.S. is a result of increased travel, lack of knowledge about preventing infestations, increased resistance of bed bugs to pesticides, and ineffective pest control practices, explains the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It’s easy to mistake bed bugs for carpet beetles or similar-looking bugs, so infestations are often not noticed when they first occur. Prevention tips include keeping areas free of clutter, regularly washing sheets and mattress covers in hot water (and don’t forget to wash the laundry bag, too), and vacuuming regularly and safely disposing of the sealed vacuum bag. Not everyone has reactions to bed bug bites, which also may be mistaken for the bites of other pests such as mosquitoes, so timely bed bug extermination depends on identification of bed bug activity. If you notice physical signs of an infestation, contact a bed bug extermination professional as soon as possible to learn about chemical and non-chemical (such as heat) treatment options. An integrated pest management plan may incorporate one or more methods.

    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.  

    What are the signs of termites in your home?

    When you see signs of termites in your home, call a trusted pest control professional as soon as possible to handle the situation. Termites feed on wood, meaning they eat through the wood that makes up the frame, floors and other components of your house. Most people don’t know they have termites until they discover the damage done, because termites remain hidden underground or inside the wood they are eating. Keep on the lookout for these signs of termites:

    • Water bubbles in your interior or exterior paint: If you poke at what look like paint bubbles and find termite droppings inside, it’s a sign of termite infestation.
    • Frass: This is a fancy term for termite poop. Keep your eyes peeled for what look like six-sided salt and pepper droppings.
    • Mud tubes: Subterranean termites move between their earth home and your house by building mud tunnels. Mud tubes under or along the side of your house or foundation are a sure sign of a termite infestation.  
    • Wings or swarming near your home: As a new colony is looking for a home, they fly (swarm), then shed their wings and burrow into nearby wood.
    • Softening of wood or hollowed-out wood: Termites don’t like paint, lacquer varnish or other wood finishes, so they’ll eat inside the wood and leave the exterior finish like a shell.

    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.
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