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Winston Salem Pest Exterminators

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At Ease Pest Solutions, LLC
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Haley G.
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My husband and I had been dealing with bed bugs for a couple months and have tried every at home remedy and the stuff you can buy in the store, let me save you the time and money and tell you none of that works. So we started looking into exterminator and came across Ryan on here after comparing prices with him and all of our local exterminators he was by far the cheapest. He was very attentive and professional in dealing with our bed bug issue. We had encounter about 6-7 in of snow a couple days before our scheduled appointment and he still took the time and drove the hour and a half to take care of us. He sent me a simple detailed sheet about a week before our appointment of what we had to do before our appointment. Which included washing and drying everything at a laundry mat that can go in a washer. Peice of advice to make it easier on you I recommend starting a few days early on the laundry and just not bringing it back in the house until after the treatment. It made it so much easier for me since I had my toddler and cat with me that morning. The morning of he arrived and walked me thru everything he was gonna do and answered all of my questions throughly. After leaving and Ryan treating our house we had to be out for 4 hours. After that we were able the come home and resume normal activity and to start putting our laundry up. I would highly recommend Ryan to anyone that is having bed bug issue.

Bulwark Exterminating
4.5
from 22 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Judy W.
Verified review

The exterminator was friendly. He explained what he was going to do. And he did a great job.

  • 40 years in business
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We offer customized pest control plans to each customers needs.

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We cater to residential and commercial clients, specializing in the elimination of all insects, bees, and rodents. We do termite inspections and animal control. We give free estimates. We are locally owned and operated for 13 years. Call us to learn about our specials.

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Ray Pest Control has helped homeowners in Winston-Salem, Asheboro, and Greensboro, North Carolina solve pest problems for nearly 40 years. With friendly customer service, affordable pricing, and a money-back guarantee, Ray Pest Control has the expertise needed to get the job done accurately and on time. As North Carolina's premier pest control service, Ray Pest Control can eliminate fire ants, fleas, bed bugs, and cockroaches from any dwelling. Whether living in an apartment building, condo complex, home, or townhouse, Ray Pest Control has the innovative solutions needed to tackle any pest problem. Ray Pest Control is fully licensed and qualified and also provides exterminator services for businesses of any size. Contact Ray Pest Control today to eliminate mice, rats, or insect pests from your home or business. We provide fast service, friendly advice, and free estimates. Call Ray Pest Control today for more information.

  • 31 years in business
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We perform termite, pest, rodent and mosquito control for commercial and residential properties. We service schools and health care centers.

Q & A

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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