A note to our community regarding COVID-19. Learn more
Find a pest exterminator near Oak Forest, TX

Find a pest exterminator near Oak Forest, TX

60 near you

Find a pest exterminator near Oak Forest, TX

60 near you

Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro.

Zip code

Top 10 Pest Exterminators near Oak Forest, TX

Exterminators Cost Guide

  • $
  • $$
  • $$$
  • $$$$

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. 

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 much does it cost to treat a house for termites?

Termites are not only creepy-crawly, they can literally eat your house out from underneath you. Termites feed on damp and dry wood and can chomp through your house at an alarming rate. The national average pest control cost for termite extermination is $240-$400. Treatment costs can be higher for an extensive infestation. Here are some examples of average pest control costs for termites:

  • Liquid treatment of subterranean termites: $3-$4 per linear foot.
    • For $75 per year, a company may offer a maintenance plan that provides inspection of the property and renewal of the warranty.
  • Liquid treatment of subterranean termites: approximately $400 for a 2,000-square-foot home at $3-$5 per linear foot.
    • The price is higher for additional work such as foaming and drilling inside of concrete slabs.
  • Fumigation treatment of drywood termites: $1,200-$1,500 for a 30,000- to 35,000-cubic-foot home
    • Fumigation is measured in cubic feet because it fills the airspace of the home and infiltrates the wood that the termites may be colonizing. The cost of fumigation is affected by the number of levels in the home as well as the square footage.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Oak Forest pest exterminators
Amanda G.
They were very quick and professional when they came to exterminate my home.
Hathuc Home & Commercial ServicesHathuc Home & Commercial Services
Thumbtack Customer
Very honest and professional. I will be using Jarison for all my extermination needs.
On Point Pest & Termite ControlOn Point Pest & Termite Control
Thumbtack Customer
Jony was AWESOME! He exterminated the outside of my home and detached garage for termites. Explained everything he was doing during the process and even exterminated the inside of our house for no extra charge. His fee was very reasonable as well. Will definitely use him again!
Hathuc Home & Commercial ServicesHathuc Home & Commercial Services
Jeannell K.
The the Exterminator showed up treated the yard treated my home did a very good job very pleasant person
Hathuc Home & Commercial ServicesHathuc Home & Commercial Services
Bridget C.
I REALLY appreciated the professionalism and expert advice. And I APPRECIATE the return guarantee, to exterminate again, if I still have roaches. ;)
BugbustersBugbusters
Thumbtack Customer
Eddie was personable and caring. He answered all questions and gave valuable advice. I will use him for all extermination services!
EnviroCare Pest ServicesEnviroCare Pest Services
Kimberly M.
Victor was very nice and gave us a great price. I noticed no bugs in the room after his treatment. We will use him again for our extermination needs.
Bugs TerminatorBugs Terminator
Cyndy L.
We have battled those disgusting little bedbugs for over a year. We used every fogger and spray available, plus the internet cures. We even had the house professionally exterminated twice but the bugs were winning the war. Then I called EnviroCare. I didn't have much hope after the last exterminator but I put my trust in him. It was the right thing to do. I think we finally won the war!!!
EnviroCare Pest ServicesEnviroCare Pest Services
Ester B.
Sam was very professional and extremely thorough with his services. I appreciate his follow up and follow through. I would highly recommend Bugbusters for your exterminating needs.
BugbustersBugbusters
Thumbtack Customer
I ended up not needing an exterminator but Kevin's diligence was fantastic. He responded within 5 minutes of me submitting a request and he answered all my questions in full detail. WillWill se
Bug Police Pest ControlBug Police Pest Control
Thumbtack Customer
Jarison was great. He responded to my request quickly and was out the same day. Very professional and knowledgable about what needed to be done. Definitely recommend him to anyone looking to establish a relationship with an exterminator that will be responsive and reasonably priced.
On Point Pest & Termite ControlOn Point Pest & Termite Control
Thumbtack Customer
Needed extermination services after moving into a new house and Bug Police responded right away and provided service within 24 hours. Kevin was great. I am very happy with the service and plan on continuing to use Bug Police.
Bug Police Pest ControlBug Police Pest Control
Thumbtack Customer
I was hired Mr Spivey to exterminate and he went beyond the norm! He sprayed every inch in my home and I saw immediate results! I would definitely recommend his services for all your pest control needs!
Spy PropertiesSpy Properties
Thumbtack Customer
Initial call and setup was great. The exterminator came out and finished really fast. The results were not 100% effective so i have tried to call back several times. All i get is voicemail. No return calls..we are not pleased with the service
Bug Police Pest ControlBug Police Pest Control
Thumbtack Customer
First, he told me a time and wasn't a minute late. Jony explained to me in detail what he was going to do to exterminate the bees. The bees was gone within the 24 hour period he said. I'm very pleased with his work.
Hathuc Home & Commercial ServicesHathuc Home & Commercial Services
Thumbtack Customer
After my flooded on April 18th I requested an exterminator on line. On point called right away. Came out the next and sprayed inside and out. They were awesome!! I have him scheduled to do termite treatment as well. Recommend them highly!
On Point Pest & Termite ControlOn Point Pest & Termite Control
Deborah M.
Thank you Bug Police Pest Control for exterminating my Mother's residence (Senior Citizen) the same day upon my request and for the competitive price. I/she appreciated the PROFESSIONALISM, work ETHIC and quality. We will certainly use your services in the future!
Bug Police Pest ControlBug Police Pest Control
Thumbtack Customer
Post that I needed an extermination asap Jarison quoted me very quickly and was here promptly to take care of my home. Treating outside inside of my home. I'm so happy with Jarison professional, great family own company. I will tell my family and friends.
On Point Pest & Termite ControlOn Point Pest & Termite Control
Ana R.
We are very happy with his services. We hired him for bed bug extermination, and although it took a couple visits (these bugs can prob withstand a nuking) we are pleased with outcome. Worked around our schedule, prompt, friendly and patient. I would definitely recommend him. Also, great price!
Hathuc Home & Commercial ServicesHathuc Home & Commercial Services
Eura D.
Actually perform the extermination. He completed the entire inside of the house in less than 10 minutes. I was told to empty the cabinets in the kitchen, but only treated the sink cabinets. He said he did not want to spray on anything. Everything was emptied! What I requested and what he performed was two different things.
Bulwark ExterminatingBulwark Exterminating
Thumbtack Customer
I had Mr. Barillas to exterminate twice because I get paranoid about roaches. I moved into a home that had some roaches but not excessive. Mr. Barillas assured me that the problem was minor. At my request, after the first visit, he return to make sure I would be roach free. Here was very nice.
On Point Pest & Termite ControlOn Point Pest & Termite Control
Thumbtack Customer
During the initial visit, it appeared that all areas had been exterminated. As days went by, I periodically contacted the contractor to let him know of bug citings. And he advised the were crawling out to die. However, I've advised him of other citings, and bites, and have yet to hear anything else from him.
Hathuc Home & Commercial ServicesHathuc Home & Commercial Services
Thumbtack Customer
I needed an exterminator in the middle of the night i got on google and left my info jarison called me first thing in the morning to see how he could help me . He is very friendly and answered all my questions over the phone we scheduled an appt and he was there a few hours later !! My problem was solved thanks to him !
On Point Pest & Termite ControlOn Point Pest & Termite Control
Totiana H.
Prompt, efficient. Had no signs of bugs but I still had him spray for all types of bugs (bed bugs, ants, roaches), and he also sprayed for wasps/bees. Covered not only inside my home, but my entire grounds as well. Very thorough. Pleasant demeanor. Would recommend to Anyone needing services but not looking to be ripped of by overpriced extermination companies.
Hathuc Home & Commercial ServicesHathuc Home & Commercial Services
Thumbtack Customer
I callled spoke with Jarrison, he did not have time to talk said he would call me back . I never heard from him. I called him again and he said he would let me know when he could come he never called back. I called the next Exterminator which was Hathue Home & Commercial Services. Got the job done.
On Point Pest & Termite ControlOn Point Pest & Termite Control
Ready to find a pro?

See more reviews, compare prices, and hire your favorite pros all with Thumbtack.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.