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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 Southpark 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
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
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
Phyllis M.
Frank did an excellent job treating my house for pest. He was very informative and explained everything he was doing to treat my house for the roaches. I would recommend Providence Pest Pros for any exterminating job he offers.
Providence Pest ProsProvidence Pest Pros
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
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
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
Jackie M.
Couldn’t be happier with my experience with Bulwark Exterminating. The tech was punctual, courteous and went above and beyond what I needed. On his way out, he even got rid of cobwebs in my entryway. Very happy to have my pest problem taken care of within 24 hours. Would recommend 100%!
Bulwark ExterminatingBulwark Exterminating
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
Thumbtack Customer
First, let me just say how awesome both Chad and Joe are! Chad knew EXACTLY what type of bug we were dealing with and assured us that he could rid us of the swarming Cicada killers that had taken over our backyard. Joe came out the next day and throughly pumped each burrow with special poison and also treated our entire yard. I could have literally spent an hour talking to Joe, as he is so knowledgeable when it comes to bugs. I switched exterminating companies because my previous company wouldn't treat cicada killers. Thanks guys!
Go-Forth Pest Control of CharlotteGo-Forth Pest Control of Charlotte
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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