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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. 

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.

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.

How do you get rid of fleas?

You can get rid of fleas in your home by hiring an exterminator near you. This may involve treating your pet first, and you’ll want to talk to your veterinarian about the best flea control product for your animal.

Depending on the severity of the infestation, you might be able to do some damage control yourself. For example, experts recommend washing all bedding (including your pet’s) and vacuuming your cushion, furniture, rugs, carpets and floors thoroughly. 

Do roaches come back after extermination?

Cockroaches may return to your home after they’ve been exterminated from a structure — but this depends on your situation.

For example, if you live in a shared housing unit and your neighbors have a cockroach problem, your unit may be susceptible to the pests as well. Or, if you have unsealed cracks and holes in your walls, cockroaches may enter that way.

To get rid of roaches for good, contact a roach exterminator near you to perform regular preventative treatments

What are the signs of having bed bugs?

There are several signs that can indicate you have bed bugs. The first is actually seeing the little pests skittering through your house. They tend to feed at night (generally where their hosts — people or sometimes animals — are sleeping), but can come out in the day if they’re hungry enough. Adult bed bugs are rusty red in color, as thin as a credit card and the size of an apple seed. Sometimes they can be mistaken for carpet beetles or small cockroaches, so if you’re confused you can use this helpful guide by the EPA for identification. Although they are harder to see, spotting the eggs themselves is a surefire sign. Another common symptom of having bed bugs is finding the exoskeletons of the nymphs near your bedding and other bed bug-friendly locations. The more exoskeletons you find, the larger the infestation likely is, because as they mate and proliferate more and more juveniles are born and cycle through moltings. Rust-colored spots — which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains are blood-filled fecal dropping that the bugs excrete on bedding and furniture — are another sign that bed bugs are living in your home. In addition, a sweet, musty odor can be an indicator of bed bugs.

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.
Reviews for Upper East Side pest exterminators
Pravan P.
Simply the best exterminator around!
Proven Pest Control NYCProven Pest Control NYC
Preston F.
Affordable NYC Exterminators were effective.
Affordable NYC ExterminatorsAffordable NYC Exterminators
Thumbtack Customer
Prompt and great service. They were able to schedule the extermination within same day. Very satisfied and would highly recommend them to anyone. Not like a few other companies who charge more and take a week to schedule the extermination!!
Terminators Pest ManagementTerminators Pest Management
Carla A.
Kareem is a great professional! He has an impressive expertise as an exterminator, professional, fast and willing to do anything to solve the issue. I totally recommend his services as an expert and he will be on my go to list if I need an exterminator again.
Modern Day Pest ControlModern Day Pest Control
Wonderful experience again with R.F. Extermination LLC. This is the 2nd time using them, and they get an A+.
R.F.Extermination LLCR.F.Extermination LLC
Kathleen V.
I had a great experience with Long Island Exterminating. As soon as I reached out to them after doing a search on Thumbtack, they replied back immediately. My many questions were answered in a timely manner. Matt was extremely professional throughout the entire process; he followed up on every text, phone call, email. Lastly (and I'm sure most important to most), the exterminating problem was taken care of. I would definitely recommend Long Island Exterminating.
Long Island Exterminating coLong Island Exterminating co
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Bugged Out to take care of a bed bugs problem. They were the most affordable of all of the exterminators that I contacted and were able to schedule extermination less than 24 hours after I contacted them. They were quick and arrived during the scheduled time. The technicians were polite and thorough.
Thumbtack Customer
It was much better that I expected. He not only diagnosed the problem but explained the solutions better than the previous exterminators. Great service!
Eco Plus Pest Management & Wildlife N.Y & N.JEco Plus Pest Management & Wildlife N.Y & N.J
Thumbtack Customer
Thomas did an outstanding job at my apartment. Very friendly and polite. Extremely profesional! Did an amazing job on exterminating the apartment. Awesome!
L&T Pest Control serviceL&T Pest Control service
Ben G.
Joe was amazing. Came quick, did an excellent job clearing my giant cockroach infestation - will use again if I ever need an exterminator!
private exterminatorprivate exterminator
Chris T.
Luis was excellent! He explained the issues of the roaches and what he was doing to get rid of them. I highly recommend Affordable NYC Exterminator!!!
Affordable NYC ExterminatorsAffordable NYC Exterminators
Michele A.
I can't say enough about Proven Pest Control. I had a severe infestation of Mice and the building maintenance and exterminators were unresponsive. Proven was thorough. He took his time and found every hole. He also exterminated the roaches. I can't say anything but good things. He ran into my building manager when he was leaving and explained to her the problem. The final thing I want to mention is he was punctual. I live in Manhattan on the UES, I've had painters, and exterminators complain about parking. He go her early for our appointment. Thank you.
Proven Pest Control NYCProven Pest Control NYC
Ray C.
I had an excellent experience with R.F Extermination. They service was prompt and very reassuring. They explained things throughly and show me ways to prevent future issues
R.F.Extermination LLCR.F.Extermination LLC
Fantastic in every way. This is the company you want to come to your apartment/house/office, etc., and perform your exterminator needs. Professional, excellent service, punctual, thorough, and easy to work with. A very pleasant experience for a difficult job. 5 Stars and an A+. I highly recommend that you choose R.F. Extermination LLC. I did, and I will again if I run into another unwanted pest issue.
R.F.Extermination LLCR.F.Extermination LLC
Sheila F.
They were great and were as thorough as they represented they would be in addressing a rodent issue. I have used many exterminator companies over the years but none would pull out my appliances (specifically the dishwasher) to see exactly where the mice were coming from. This company did so and made sure they blocked the entry points. They also assessed the building (a small condo building) and identified entry points near the garbage area. They gave me a report (with photos of the problem areas) to give my building management to share with their exterminator. I am very satisfied with the service. By far the most thorough exterminator service I have used. I like that they charge a flat fee so there is no surprise at the end.
Jet Pest ControlJet Pest Control
Thumbtack Customer
Besides for the fact that Thomas was an hour late, he did a great job at exterminating my apartment. He even checked in a week later to make sure the job was done effectively.
L&T Pest Control serviceL&T Pest Control service
Thumbtack Customer
I have a serious problem with roaches in the kitchen. Exterminator came a little late, but made up for the lost time by applying extra traps and sprays. I would use this company again for future roach problems.
Terminators Pest ManagementTerminators Pest Management
Kathryn J.
The exterminator was very professional! He arrived in a timely manner and gave e great instructions on what to do about my problem. Rates are extremely reasonable! Very impressed, and will definitely use again if need be (hopefully not!)
What's Bugging You? The Bedbug SpecialistWhat's Bugging You? The Bedbug Specialist
Yarenys c.
Very pleased with the services provided by Affordable NYC Exterminator. Got the job done quickly and was very professional and responsive. Excellent service and affordable price, I highly recommend this company. Thank you so much!!
Affordable NYC ExterminatorsAffordable NYC Exterminators
Thumbtack Customer
I wanted same day extermination and Steven sent someone to my apartment within 2 hours. Very professional, informative and did an awesome job to put me at ease. Thank you so much!
C and E Pest Management, Inc.C and E Pest Management, Inc.
Seah K.
Rashad quickly assessed/analyzed my apartment layout and jumped into chemical treatment right away. He also pointed out potential entry points for the pests. If you want a straightforward exterminator, Rashad would be perfect for you.
R.F.Extermination LLCR.F.Extermination LLC
Ashley V.
Mr. Green is professional, punctual, and polite. He is an great exterminator with a wonderful presence as well. After seeing a critter walk across my desk while working from home, I panicked and immediately looked for an exterminator! Mr. Green called me back within minutes after I placed my request on thumbtack. On the day of service he arrived on time and carefully inspected my apartment. He located and fixed an open area under my kitchen sink left unresolved from my building’s maintenance person and contracted exterminator. He also checked my closets, behind my fridge and stove. Mr. Green also kindly helped me sweep behind those areas and placed the appliances back in place. It is clear Mr. Green takes pride in his work as well his customer’s homes. I highly recommend him—He delivers 5 star service!
Proven Pest Control NYCProven Pest Control NYC
Thumbtack Customer
Honestly would recommend this company to anyone! Everything was broken down to me thoroughly from scheduling to exterminating. I was quite nervous at first but was put at ease by the company. They take such pride in their job and I value them for that because they are a efficient company.
Terminators Pest ManagementTerminators Pest Management
Thumbtack Customer
This is the best exterminator that I have ever had! He really cares about doing his best for his client, and will explain everything you need to do to live bug free.i will recommend him to friends family, and co workers!!!!
L&T Pest Control serviceL&T Pest Control service
Talia N.
The exterminator was very friendly and efficient. He did a thorough check throughout my apartment. I thought it was a mouse in my unit and it was this giant cockroach. He immediately caught it and disposed of it. He also provided pointers of how to search for evidence of bugs or rodents!
Affordable NYC ExterminatorsAffordable NYC Exterminators
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