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Q & A

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. 

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.

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 Port Richmond pest exterminators
Thumbtack Customer
ProActive pest is by far the best exterminating service in the area of philadelphia.
ProActive Pest ManagementProActive Pest Management
Shanelle l.
Very polite and professional arrived on time and exterminated my home.
Cheap ExterminatingCheap Exterminating
Thumbtack Customer
I couldn't be more pleased with my choice. Cheap Exterminators came were very efficient in handling my problem. They explained where my problem areas were and how I needed to fix them. They were on time which showed me they honored my time as well as my business. I have found my exterminator for life. Thank you Cheap Exterminator and Thumb Tack for a job well done
Cheap ExterminatingCheap Exterminating
Teka J.
Cheap Exterminating did a great job getting rid out the bed bugs in my apartment.
Cheap ExterminatingCheap Exterminating
Mike G.
Cheap exterminating, was a great option, fast, cheap and well done, I’ll keep the business with them.
Cheap ExterminatingCheap Exterminating
Marcel K.
I was able to get an extermination service within 12 hours and it seemed to do the trick. Would recommend!
Cheap ExterminatingCheap Exterminating
Thumbtack Customer
Knowledgeable and courteous. Explained everything really well to help me understand how bed bugs spread, where, and how the process of extermination works. Helped make the process of getting rid of bed bugs less stressful by explaining everything and being able to start the extermination process right away.
ProActive Pest ManagementProActive Pest Management
Ellen L.
They are a professional and responsive company but their products are not plant based. They just use less toxic materials than other exterminators.
Green Pest SolutionsGreen Pest Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Our tenants had a great experience with Harpoon. Prompt and Courteous. We'll be using Harpoon for our extermination needs from now on.
Harpoon Pest SolutionsHarpoon Pest Solutions
Gregory H.
Great experience working with exterminator J . Handled everything seamlessly and knows his stuff . And the prices are great very affordable. Thank you again sir!!
Nyshierah B.
Joe was very informative about his work and how he would execute the extermination plan. I would definitely get any future infestation handled by him.
All Time Pest Solutions/DBA All Star ServicesAll Time Pest Solutions/DBA All Star Services
Ramon R.
I'd recommend Pest Medics LLC to anyone who is looking for an exterminator. Javan was punctual, professional, followed COVID guidelines, and efficient in taking care of our pest problem.
Pest Medics llcPest Medics llc
Francis N.
If you have need to have animals removed, hire Tayo at Cheap Exterminating. Tayo is a consumate professional. He responded to my call promptly. He came out and did a thorough job at a very fair price. He was personable and professional. He is down to earth and responsive to all my calls. I can't recommend this company strongly enough. Take my word for it. You won't find a better value than Cheap Exterminating
Cheap ExterminatingCheap Exterminating
Kevin F.
I highly recommend Cheap Exterminating Llc. Tayo was very responsive and professional. He identified the problem immediately and was extremely knowledgeable. The cost was very reasonable; I am a satisfied customer.
Cheap ExterminatingCheap Exterminating
Mariella T.
I really needed an exterminator and Tayo came through. He was professional and informative. Any issues you may have Tayo got you.! I would definitely recommend his services to everyone!
Cheap ExterminatingCheap Exterminating
Eric W.
I'd already settled on an exterminator, but when they called me back and spoke to me about the service and the price, I cancelled the other appointment and went with them. The work was quick, and I'm happy with the results so far.
Legionnaire Pest ControlLegionnaire Pest Control
Emma W.
I had a few roaches in the kitchen and laundry room. Cheap Exterminating came, sprayed and the next day, I barely seen any roaches! No BS!!👀Wonderful job guys keep up the good work!
Cheap ExterminatingCheap Exterminating
Adam V.
I was in a bit of a bind and needed a new exterminator. My previous exterminators would miss appointments altogether or show up over an hour late. Diagno came within the appointment window they specified and were very thorough in asking me what my issues were and what treatments to use. Within a day or two I stopped seeing ants in my kitchen, I plan to call back for a preventive follow up visit in 3 months. I appreciate their online system for appointments and billing, thanks again for great work.
Diagno Pest ControlDiagno Pest Control
Thumbtack Customer
We were exceptionally pleased with the service we received from Terminators Pest Management (TPM). Jerry and his team were very thorough and kept us abreast of the treatment process every step of the way. In addition, he and Shirley (in the office) were very informative and took the time to educate us about bed bugs and the most effective strategies for exterminating them. Jerry offered practical solutions for reducing the risk of subsequent infestations. I would recommend TPM to anyone seeking extermination of bed bugs. Thank you TPM and Thumbtack for your assistance.
Terminators Pest ManagementTerminators Pest Management
Thumbtack Customer
Quick response, efficient extermination, great value, friendly service! Two out of two nights so far bite free since they came. I am beyond relieved that these guys took care of my bed bug problem.
Cheap ExterminatingCheap Exterminating
Thumbtack Customer
We were quoted almost three times as much from Orkin for bedbug extermination. So glad we decided to get a second opinion. Thank you for giving us our peace of mind back and not overcharging your customers.
ProActive Pest ManagementProActive Pest Management
Tonya B.
I had an emergency and Tayo came out the very same day. After assess the situation,He gave me his honest professional opinion. Tayo is a life saver and he will become my exterminator. Reasonable prices and professional service
Cheap ExterminatingCheap Exterminating
Tracey M.
Amazing experience. Extremely professional and courteous exterminating services. They came out after 11pm to handle pests that invaded my happy home. Highly Recommended to handle pest control. I'm grateful and extremely satisfied. Now I can rest well.
Cheap ExterminatingCheap Exterminating
Michael R.
Brent not only treated the problem timely and thoroughly, he also showed concern and care about my situation. Just like a doctor needs to be competent both in medical practice and in bedside manner, so too is Brent in his competence in pest extermination and in client care.
ProActive Pest ManagementProActive Pest Management
Barbara S.
I was happy to work with Jessie, Exterminator J. What I thought was a Squirrel problem was actually a Raccoon problem and he was big. Jessie and Mike was very Professional, Efficient with good Communication skills. I look forward to working with them again and for my follow-up.
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