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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 Shaker Heights pest exterminators
Rosalyn J.
This was a very thorough service provided for a great cost, very professional and will use again. This company is highly recommended for all your exterminating needs.
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Anita E.
Very professional, worked around my schedule, Extremely timely. I would re-hire for other exterminating job. I am extremely satisfied with the service provided.
DON'T BUG ME PEST SOLUTIONSDON'T BUG ME PEST SOLUTIONS
Kevin R.
Shayne was right on time and provided great information about our issue. He was able to quickly resolve it, charged a reasonable fee, and we have not had the problem since. Hopefully we don't need an exterminator again, but if we do he's my first call.
Kreshco pest controlKreshco pest control
Darren F.
We had a small Roach trouble with one of our rentals , Contacted Randy with the details , He responded right away and took care of the trouble the next day, These guys are Awesome ! We have used them before and will definitely be using them from now on . If you have a need for exterminators they are your Guys Thank you Randy !!
RE Pest & Mold Control ServicesRE Pest & Mold Control Services
Will F.
Just got a new house and unfortunately some wasps wanted to move in as well. I'd never hired an exterminator before, but Kreshco made things easy and convenient. They guarantee their services and are very honest and reasonable. I'm glad to support local businesses and they are so much better than the big names. Wasps are an afterthought now; thanks again!
Kreshco pest controlKreshco pest control
Richard V.
Timothy at Bug Bounty Hunters was very professional and thorough. He gave us a very reasonable quote, arrived on time, and treated my entire house in a few hours. He gave us advice on what we can do to keep bed bugs from returning and is coming back in a week and a half to apply a second treatment. He also offered us a 3 month warranty just in case. I would recommend this company if you are looking for a local exterminator.
Bug Bounty Hunters LLCBug Bounty Hunters LLC
Dontez P.
I I enjoy what Derek done for me Derek is such a professional worker he works above the Call of Duty if you need somebody that's going to care for you your family your house and your business you go to and Derek will make sure once the job is done he'll take care of you afterwards you won't have to pay a lot of money out of pocket again Derek is awesome person I will always go back to him he will be my primary exterminator
Kreshco pest controlKreshco pest control
Monica J.
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Randy. I had a few concerns about the extermination process, especially when it came to my cats. One of them is very skiddish and the other one is old. To have to remove them from the premises would have caused them great stress, as well as causing me alot of work. I am so grateful that didn't have to be done. I also was very surprised at how low the cost was for the work done. Randy worked with me (and my cats) to eliminate a very annoying situation. Thank you very much!
RE Pest & Mold Control ServicesRE Pest & Mold Control Services
Chelsie H.
I needed an exterminator due to carpenter ants in my house. I contacted Chris after looking at his excellent reviews and I’m very glad I did. He immediately contacted me back and came the same day. He was very professional and got right to work. I could definitely tell he has been doing this for a long time and he knows exactly what to do to take care of the pests. His prices are very fair and he did everything that needed to be done. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone needing pest control!
DON'T BUG ME PEST SOLUTIONSDON'T BUG ME PEST SOLUTIONS
Thumbtack Customer
We got a few quotes to exterminate bed bugs. Als was on the cheaper side. Price did play a factor in our decision, but most importantly we wanted the problem to be dealt with so we didn't have to worry about it anymore. Al meet both of those, the price I paid was the exact price quoted, and now two weeks after his service we're not seeing any problems, he left us with a 6 month guarantee as well. Al answered all the questions I had, let me know what I needed to do to ensure great results. He was quick and professional. On top of that, while he was treating for the bed bugs he saw some ants in my kitchen, which have been a constant problem, and he treated for those as well. No sighting of any ants since. If I need this type of service again Al will be the person I reach out to. I would highly recommend him to anyone needed these services
Heights Pest ControlHeights Pest Control
Latisha K.
The technician Chris was very flexible with scheduling a time to treat my home due to the fact that I work swing shifts. He accommodated me by doing a same day appointment. I was very impressed by the fact that he was very knowledgeable of all pest and put my mind at ease that he was confident that he could eradicate my bed bug problem. I have never needed an exterminator in the past and have a fear of bugs. Chris was very patient with me and took the time to answer all my questions. He talked me through how to care for my linens, curtains, and clothing to kill any bugs that may have latched on and educated me on reinfestations prevention. He was very meticulous and did not rush the job. Making sure he treated all areas in my home. He gave every space the attention it needed. The company's prices were competitive and the technician was polite, professional, patient, and knowledgeable. I would use their service again for any future pest problems and would recommend it to anyone with a pest problem. Thank you Chris for giving me back my piece of mind.
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