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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. 

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 Raleigh pest exterminators
Michelle M.
Thank you again Bulwark Extermination!!!
Bulwark ExterminatingBulwark Exterminating
Liz R.
Leonard gave us the lowest quote on termite extermination of anyone. He was able to schedule us very quickly and was very flexible with when we could meet him. He came over a month ago and I haven't seen a termite since.
Barnhill Pest Control Inc. (PW1422)Barnhill Pest Control Inc. (PW1422)
Jo A.
Kevin was so knowledgeable about the bugs. I like the fact that his spray is not harmful to pets and vegatation. He was prompt and he was not in a hurry to leave. He seems to really care about what people want to know and he makes every effort to explain things. If you need an exterminator - choose Eco Man - Kevin is excellent!!!!
Eco Man Pest Solutions (The Eco Man) NC Lic#2138PEco Man Pest Solutions (The Eco Man) NC Lic#2138P
Tennille B.
I hired David after I had been scammed by two other exterminators who did nothing but take my money. David was courteous and profesional. He came to my home shortly after I found him and did a thorough inspection. He was able to target the major issue and then he explained what the process would be. He did the heat treatment and he charged me an excellent price. I would recommend his work to anyone!!!
Contract KillersContract Killers
Thumbtack Customer
On Sunday, November 6, 2016 I Googled Termite Services and was immediately contacted by Rick Thomas. He gave me a quote for 499.00 for Termite Extermination. We agreed on November 9, 2016. Mr. Thomas checked the house where I had seen the critters and other areas. He explained every step of the way including how it works. He was knowledgeable, Professional and extremely pleasant. No hidden costs, no contracts. I will have a Warranty. I will recommend this Company without apprehension. A win win situation.
ValuepestValuepest
Leslie S.
I contracted with Bulwark Exterminating for pest control management in our new home. I called on Friday evening, primarily to leave a message for a callback to have an estimate for long term maintenance but also to rid my new kitchen of pesky little ants. To my surprise someone answered and set an appointment for the following morning. John came on Saturday and explained the services he was going to perform. He was knowledgeable, professional and personable. I look forward to seeing his regularly to keep our home bug free. It's now Monday and we are still seeing some ants but understand it may take awhile to rid them all. I'm certain someone will be back if needed. At this point I'm pleased with Bulwark.
Bulwark ExterminatingBulwark Exterminating
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