Do it Yourself Pest Control VS. Professional Pest Control | Northwest Exterminating (2022)

There is a whole market for people who like to do it yourself. I am one of them. I enjoy the occasional weekend project around the house like painting, fixing a leaky faucet, or changing out fixtures. However, there are some do it yourself projects that are just not for me. I don’t touch wires, I don’t clean high chandeliers, and I don’t clean out gutters (thank goodness Northwest Exterminating does). Those are the tasks that I leave for the professionals.

In the recent years of the down economy, we have witnessed more people resorting to a do it yourself method of getting rid of bugs. There are certain situations where we agree that do it yourself is a good alternative to hiring an exterminator. If you spot a single bug such as a fly, yellow jacket, or ant, there is usually no need for a professional pest control company to come to your home. But if you spot a termite, a bed bug, or any other insect that can cause damage to your family or your home, it is necessary to call an exterminator.

There are certain things that need to be considered when deciding to DIY or hire a professional:

  • Expense

o DIY – A trip to the store and the purchase of chemicals is typically less expensive than hiring a pest control company.

o Professional – Although the initial investment is more expensive with a professional, it may end up being the cheaper alternative. If the in store pesticides are not effective they may result in the growth of your pest control problem. Continuing to buy in store products can get expensive. Not to mention the potential damage to your home that pests can cause.

  • Convenience

o DIY – When doing it yourself, you can go to the store, purchase the pest control product, and apply it at your own convenience.

o Professional – It can be a pain to find a time that is convenient for both you and your exterminator to meet at your home for a treatment. More often than not, this is at the inconvenience of the customer. However, a good exterminator will work with the homeowner to schedule the best time for them.

  • Knowledge

o DIY – The instructions are on the label. Not only can information be found on the label but it is very easy to go to the internet and do a research on the particular product or insect. Be sure that all instructions are followed exactly as listed on the package.

o Professional – An experienced and knowledgeable exterminator will be able to quickly identify and treat your problem. They are also able to answer any questions that you have about prevention or other issues that you are experiencing. Their experience and expertise can keep your home and family healthier than just reading the instructions on a label.

  • Risk

o DIY – Chemicals of any kind can carry a risk. Applying chemicals that you are not knowledgeable about could potentially cause harm to humans, pets, or plants in the area. This is not to scare you but to remind you that we cannot stress enough the importance to read all instructions and follow all directions listed on the product label.

o Professionals – By hiring an experienced and knowledgeable pest control company, most risk is removed from the homeowner. Be sure to read all contracts and get reviews from past customers before hiring a pest control company.

  • Effectiveness

o DIY – For small pest problems, store bought exterminating products can oftentimes be effective. For a bigger infestation, it can be more difficult with store bought products. Pests are adaptable creatures and can get become immune to certain chemicals after a certain amount of time.

o Professionals – A reliable pest control company will have up to date information and products to treat your infestation.

  • Warranties

o DIY – Depending on the store and product, you can return a product. Check your local store return policies before purchasing.

o Professionals – Always ask about a company’s policies before hiring them to treat your home. Will they return to your home for no charge if your issue is not solved? Do they offer warranties on their work? A good exterminating company will.

When trying to decide if you should tackle your pest control problem, consider the list above. For a small infestation, do it yourself is a good option that can be inexpensive. For larger infestations or a continuing problem, save yourself the time, hassle, and money and call a professional exterminator. As always, the key to pest control is prevention. For pest prevention tips visit this blog.

If you have a pest or termite issue in the Atlanta, Columbus, Savannah, or Nashville area, call Northwest Exterminating.

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    Jeff Madisonon February 27, 2016 at 3:26 am

    I appreciate your tip about how a professional exterminator will be able to identify and treat your problem. I imagine that it would be important to find someone who can find out what is wrong quickly and be able to eliminate the problem. My wife and I have had some termite problems in our home, maybe its time to hire an exterminator to get rid of the problem quickly.

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    Ridley Fitzgeraldon December 13, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    I appreciate the comparison you have here between DIY pest control and hiring a pro. For me, the biggest plus of hiring a professional is the experience and knowledge they have. Like you said, they can answer any questions I may have, and know how to handle almost any problem.

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    Fred Harveyon February 6, 2017 at 7:42 am

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    “Do it yourself” pest control products are becoming more common as people are becoming more educated on the subject. Whether you’re in need of termite control, ant control, bed bug control, crawling insect control, or want to get rid of all those carpenter bees, we have all the professional grade pest products and pesticides you’ll need to get results and protect your home from nearly every kind of bug, rodent, or animal.

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    Silas Knighton April 27, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    It’s scary to think that so many people are trying to do DIY pest control. I know that most people like doing things themselves, but when it comes to chemicals, I don’t dare. I would much rather hire a pro, since they will be more safe.

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    Ashley Turnson September 21, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Thanks for pointing out the fact that vermin can cause you a lot more damage and harm in the long run. My sister recently saw some pests in her house and hasn’t been sure whether she wants to try to deal with them herself or call an extermination service. I’ll be sure to let her know that she’ll actually be saving money by hiring a pest extermination company, considering the vermin in her home could end up costing her a lot more.

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    Becca Holtonon March 29, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    I appreciated that fact about how hiring a professional may end up being the cheaper option. I’ve been the fence about whether it would be a good idea to try getting rid of the pest in my house on my own. However, this has convinced me that it would be better to hire professional pest removal services.

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    Todd Staufferon April 2, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    I like how you said that you can save a lot of money buying pest control equipment from a hardware store or something like that. My wife and I are a little paranoid about bugs but we don’t want to worry about involving a lot of people in it. Being able to buy a few chemicals to help us keep things down to a minimum seems like a good way to go about things.

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    Termite barrier around houseon July 6, 2018 at 10:24 am

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    Do-it-yourself pest control is best suited for mild pest problems. However, many professional pest control companies offer some type of warranty on their services.

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    Rosie Becketton July 6, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    You make a great point that hiring a pest control company is a huge benefit because they will be able to identify and treat the core pest problem. Also, the fact that they can answer questions about prevention and any other issues that I have. It is very important for me to find a pest company that uses chemicals that are safe and good for the environment because this will give me peace of mind that the pest control chemicals will be safe for my family and uses in my home.

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    Bernard Buttonon January 24, 2019 at 1:27 am

    It’s good to know more about pest control. I like how you said that using chemicals by yourself carries a risk. I don’t want to mess with that so I’ll hire a pro to help deal with the ants in my kitchen.

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Should I get an exterminator or do it myself? ›

For a small infestation, do it yourself is a good option that can be inexpensive. For larger infestations or a continuing problem, save yourself the time, hassle, and money and call a professional exterminator. As always, the key to pest control is prevention.

Which pest control method is best? ›

Chemical pest control methods. The most effective and widely used types of pest control is the use of chemical pesticides. Due to their reliability, there are several types of pesticide available to tackle rodent and insect infestations.

Is pest control and extermination the same thing? ›

The basic difference between extermination and pest control is this: Extermination is concerned with eliminating the immediate pest infestation, whereas pest control is concerned with both the immediate pest infestation but also how to prevent reinfestation.

Is it worth getting an exterminator? ›

Professional exterminating provides faster and more effective results than do-it-yourself methods, in most cases. They can also save you money in the future by identifying pest problems early and eliminating them fast, preventing a costly infestation and/or damage in the future.

How often do you really need pest control? ›

For apartments and homes, we recommend regular pest control treatments on a quarterly basis, or even bi-monthly, in order to effectively prevent common pests or when you move into a new home or apartment. For more serious infestations, monthly treatments over the course of 3 to 6 months are advisable.

Do you really need monthly pest control? ›

For residential areas, quarterly visits would suffice to effectively prevent common pests from attacking. Treatments for roaches, poisonous spiders, silverfish, etc., can least for a few months, so quarterly visits are enough. However, a serious ant infestation problem would need monthly visits from exterminators.

What are the three types of pest control methods? ›

Here are four types of pest control.
  • Chemical Pest Control. The chemical method involves uses chemical treatments to deter any kind of pest. ...
  • Biological Pest Control. Biological control involves the use of living organisms to control a pest population. ...
  • Electronic Pest Control. ...
  • Physical Pest Control.
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What is the most effective pest management Why? ›

The most effective strategy for controlling pests is to combine methods in an approach known as Integrated Pest Management (IPM). In IPM, information about pests and available pest control methods is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means while minimizing risks to you, your pets, and your environment.

What are the four types of pest control? ›

4 Common Types of Pest Control Methods
  • Registered Pesticide. A registered pesticide is a term for a pesticide that can legally be used in the United States. ...
  • Insect Growth Regulators. Insects go through different stages as they grow into adults. ...
  • Repellents. ...
  • Pheromones.
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Do exterminators actually work? ›

In most cases, you can expect to see a significant and noticeable reduction in pest activity within one to two days. The exact timeframe depends on the pest we're dealing with along with the choice of materials necessary to provide the best long-term results.

How does pest extermination work? ›

Biological pest control weaponizes other living organisms to get rid of common pests. Your pest control professional will employ the use of your pests' natural predators. By using a pest's natural predators, you can rest assured that your home, pets, and local wildlife won't be exposed to chemicals of any kind.

How do pest control get rid of bugs? ›

Exterminators rely on pesticides to eliminate the unwanted pests, using chemicals that could be more toxic than necessary whereas a pest control professional will focus on why the pests are present and look to alter the conditions that attracted them in the first place.

How long does the exterminator spray last? ›

How long will pesticides last after application? A typical pest control application will last around 90 days. If outdoor applications see consistent or heavy rainfall, they efficacy may be affected and will last about 60 days. Pesticides used to treat flying insects like mosquitoes or flies will last around 30 days.

What do professionals use for pest control? ›

Most pest control companies use pesticides called pyrethrins and pyrethroids, including Permethrin. These mimic natural and organic pesticides found in varieties of chrysanthemums. There are also a few other chemicals that are used but sometimes not as common.

Should you spray your house for bugs? ›

As long as you have no new infestations or pest problems, your home only needs to be treated once a year, preferably at the same time in early spring. Keeping on top of these pest spray treatments will keep your pest numbers low and allow you to enjoy your home year-round.

Do roaches come back after extermination? ›

The short answer is, yes, roaches can come back after extermination even after professional treatment. Eradicating the roaches is only one part of an effective pest control plan.

How long does it take to get rid of roaches after extermination? ›

First things first, don't panic! It takes about two weeks for all the roaches to be flushed out. Severe infestations might even require a second treatment. But your exterminator should let you know if this is needed.

How many hours do you need to stay out of your home after spraying for bugs? ›

Pest control services suggest a certain time to stay away from the home once the work is completed. Once the service is completed, they may usually recommend staying out of your house for a time of around 2-4 hours. However, this may vary based on the type of service, and also extend up to a maximum of 24 hours.

How often should you spray for roaches? ›

Once the problem is under control and you do not see any more roaches, it is recommended to spray something once every 30 to 60 days inside and outside your home to help keep the problem from coming back. Spraying inside and outside every 30 to 60 days will also keep all other pests out of your home.

What is included in general pest control? ›

General pest control means eradication of Cockroaches, Mosquitoes, Flies, Lizards, etc through permitted insecticides by applying non – toxic chemicals with specific formulation suitable for Dairy and Food Industries and timely removal and disposal of killed pests as per Government of India and WHO norms.

Is it necessary to spray for bugs in the winter? ›

Ever found yourself wondering, “Do I still need to spray for bugs in the winter?” The answer is yes. Winter temperatures affect the bug's food resources, causing them to use the energy stored in their bodies. Since the resources are limited, bugs have to slow down to conserve that energy.

What are the advantages of physical pest control? ›

They serve a variety of purposes: boosting soil and air temperature, decreasing wind damage, and providing a physical barrier to defend against insect pests to improve crop growth and early production.

What are pink notes pest control? ›

An example is Rentokil Pest Control's 'Pink Note' system, which explicitly prohibits or mandates activities, detailing the risks and relevant operational issues. 5.

How do you Pesticide a house? ›

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What is the first thing you should do when you detect the presence of a pest? ›

  • Step 1: Properly identify your pest. ...
  • Step 2: Find out more about your pest's habits. ...
  • Step 3: Decide whether action is needed...or whether you can tolerate the pest's presence for now. ...
  • Step 4: Explore the most effective ways to control your pest. ...
  • Step 5: Keep an eye out for the pest now and in the future.
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What would be the very first step in preventing pests? ›

Preventing Pests
  1. Remove any sources of food, water or shelter.
  2. Store items in safe and enclosed containers.
  3. Dispose of garbage regularly with a tightly closed lid.
  4. Reduce clutter or areas where pests can hide.
  5. Seal and close off any cracks or holes to eliminate outside entry.
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What is the first thing you need to do when controlling pest in the field? ›

7 Steps to an Effective Pest Management Program
  • Step 1: Inspection. The cornerstone of an effective IPM program is a schedule of regular inspections. ...
  • Step 2: Preventive Action. ...
  • Step 3: Identification. ...
  • Step 4: Analysis. ...
  • Step 5: Treatment Selection. ...
  • Step 6: Monitoring. ...
  • Step 7: Documentation.

What is the best way to keep rodents out of food rooms? ›

Check your suppliers' pest control records • Keep doors and windows closed • Ensure the drainage systems are in a good state of repair • Adopt a clean as you go policy • Do not leave food lying around • Put food waste and other refuse in bins with lids • Train and instruct staff to recognise signs and action to take on ...

Which of the following are all signs of an infestation by insects? ›

What are the Signs of Pest Infestation?
  • Droppings. Droppings are an obvious sign that a pest may be living or roaming in your area of work. ...
  • Footprints. Footprints are another obvious sign of the presence of pests in a location. ...
  • Damage to Property and Equipment. ...
  • Nests. ...
  • Foul or Unusual Odour. ...
  • Insects. ...
  • Rodents. ...
  • Birds.
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Why do bugs come out after extermination? ›

Bugs will come out because they are trying to escape the sprays applied to them. Also, bugs will come out after spray because they will die. Bugs will appear afterward and it is typical for every pest treatment. When pests are sprayed, their movements are slowed down until they die in the end.

Why am I seeing more roaches after exterminator? ›

Are you seeing more roaches after you spent money on professional pest services? Don't fret – that means it's working! You'll likely notice more roaches than usual immediately after beginning treatment, but that's because they're trying to escape the chemicals killing them.

Why do I see more bugs after cleaning? ›

Many pests are very sensitive to smell and touch, and many pest control products can interfere with those senses. This can cause pests to come out of hiding and start to become more active in order for them to try and get the product off of them.

Can an exterminator get rid of cockroaches? ›

If you find a nest of cockroaches on your property, the best thing to do is to call an exterminator – quickly! An exterminator will be able to tackle the problem effectively, getting rid of your roach problem in no time at all.

Why am I still seeing spiders after pest control? ›

It's completely normal to see ants, spiders, and cockroaches come out in abundance after your first treatment. In addition, some treatment products are specifically designed to work slowly. Ants and cockroaches are both treated with such products.

Does Orkin really get rid of roaches? ›

Orkin can provide the right solution for a cockroach infestation to keep roaches in their place… out of your home or business. If you believe you have identified a cockroach infestation within your home or business, contact your local Orkin branch to discuss inspection and customized solutions.

Should I clean the house after pest control? ›

Whenever you get a pest control treatment, it's always a good idea to clean your home after the treatment has dried. Cleaning serves a two-fold purpose—it eliminates any possibility of incidental contact with the chemicals. However, it also makes your home less appealing to pests returning or new arrivals.

Is it safe to be in house after pest control? ›

The recommended time to wait before you can come inside is after two to four hours. You should be cautious because if you suddenly enter your home after the exterminator has finished applying the treatment, aside from affecting your respiratory system, your skin can as well absorb the chemicals which can be harmful.

How much is a pest control service? ›

Although you can expect to pay between $400 and $950 per year for general, full-service pest control, based on the quotes we've received from various exterminators, your prices may look different if you're looking for an exterminator to perform a targeted pest control treatment.

How often do you really need pest control? ›

For apartments and homes, we recommend regular pest control treatments on a quarterly basis, or even bi-monthly, in order to effectively prevent common pests or when you move into a new home or apartment. For more serious infestations, monthly treatments over the course of 3 to 6 months are advisable.

How often should you have your house sprayed for bugs? ›

When it comes to regularly scheduled pest control, we suggest having your home treated once a quarter or every two to three months. And for good reason!

How long does it take for pest control to get rid of mice? ›

It typically takes 1-3 months and multiple visits for an exterminator to completely get rid of mice, but may take longer in cases of severe infestations.

What are the 3 methods of pest control? ›

As mentioned above, there are many pest control methods available to choose from, but they can be loosely grouped into six categories: Hygienic, Biological, Chemical, Physical, Fumigation, Fogging and Heat treatment.

What do professional exterminators use for roaches? ›

Pyrethrin & Pyrethroids

Pyrethrin and pyrethroids are pesticides used by exterminators. These are active ingredients found in sprays used by experts and only by licensed pest exterminators. This is a chemical pesticide that is used in eliminating pests because it can paralyze pests and will die afterward.

How toxic is Terminix? ›

Exposure to methyl bromide can result in serious health effects, including central nervous system and respiratory system damage, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The chemical is a restricted-use pesticide that the EPA has considered “highly toxic” for more than two decades.

Is it better to hire pest control or do it yourself? ›

For a small infestation, do it yourself is a good option that can be inexpensive. For larger infestations or a continuing problem, save yourself the time, hassle, and money and call a professional exterminator. As always, the key to pest control is prevention.

Do exterminators spray inside or outside? ›

Pesticide placement

Your exterminator should apply pesticides outdoors as responsibly as he or she would inside your home. Ask your pest control company if they typically apply an aerosolized pesticide around the perimeter of the house.

What time of day is best to spray for bugs? ›

Many insects are most active early in the morning and around dusk, making very early morning and early evening the most effective times for insecticide application. Insecticides can have undesirable consequences if they are applied at the wrong time.

At what point should you call an exterminator? ›

When you see the first signs of an infestation, you should call an exterminator. The longer you wait to call and get treatment, the worst the pests will get. Where there is one, there will be many, and an exterminator can take care of the problem before it gets too out of hand.

How can I do pest control at home by myself? ›

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What questions should I ask an exterminator? ›

Our recommendation is to ask questions like:
  • What kind of pests are in my home? ...
  • What stage of life are the insects in– egg, larva, pupae, adult?
  • How serious is the infestation?
  • How long have the pests been in my home?
  • How long will it take to eliminate the infestation?
  • Will the pests ever come back?
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How do exterminators get rid of mice? ›

They use strategic means to lure and exterminate mice. Exterminators place mouse and mice traps in clever spots in the home. These hot spots include your attic, crawlspaces, and corners in your basement if you have one. Pros never place traps in food areas or common areas where you and your family hang out.

Do roaches go away after extermination? ›

It's a valid question if you are starting to see these nasty pests again after having your house treated. The short answer is, yes, roaches can come back after extermination even after professional treatment. Eradicating the roaches is only one part of an effective pest control plan.

How many mice before you call an exterminator? ›

One mouse may signal a brewing infestation which means it's time to call an exterminator.

What kind of spray do exterminators use? ›

Most pest control companies use pesticides called pyrethrins and pyrethroids, including Permethrin. These mimic natural and organic pesticides found in varieties of chrysanthemums. There are also a few other chemicals that are used but sometimes not as common.

How much is a pest control service? ›

Although you can expect to pay between $400 and $950 per year for general, full-service pest control, based on the quotes we've received from various exterminators, your prices may look different if you're looking for an exterminator to perform a targeted pest control treatment.

What are the different methods of pest control? ›

What Are The 3 Methods Of Pest Control?
  • Biological pest control.
  • Mechanical pest control.
  • Poisoned bait.

What should I look for when hiring a pest control company? ›

  • Request A Quote. Call their hotline or customer service for an estimate. ...
  • Ask for a Guarantee. ...
  • How Long They Have Been In The Pest Control Business. ...
  • They Should be Licensed, Insured, & Bonded. ...
  • Check What Their Clients Have to Say About Them. ...
  • Ask How Much Training They Go To. ...
  • Determine if Their Pest Control Treatments are Safe.
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What does pest control services include? ›

The most common services offered by a pest control technician include termite control, ant control, bed bug control, spiders, mice, and rat control. There are a wide variety of pests and therefore a wide variety of businesses that control them.

What kind of pest control services are offered by professionals? ›

Pest control services are a professional way to make your home or business pest-free in an ideal manner.
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Do mice come back after extermination? ›

When you place quality bait, the mice take it and in effect you remove the rodents from your home. But once the bait is gone, there is nothing left to protect the home, and from there, any mice returning may start recolonising the property.

How many mice is considered an infestation? ›

It can be quite hard for an average homeowner to determine whether they are dealing with a full-scale infestation or just one or two wandering mice. With that being said, one male and one female mouse are all it takes for an infestation to happen.

How many mice usually live together? ›

The average mouse nest can be home to between a dozen and two dozen mice, depending on their age and the presence of other mice in the vicinity. Because mice nest in order to raise their pups, they seek out warm, dry areas that are well protected and close to a food source.

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In this article, we’ll cover the difference between DIY and professional pest control services and provide some tips on how to hire the right pest control provider for your home.. Keep reading for a few benefits of professional pest control.. A professional pest control company will know how to treat your current problem and should be able to help you prevent potential pest issues in the future.. For example, a professional can identify entry points around your home during an inspection and provide tips on how to seal these areas to prevent pests from entering your home.. FactorProfessionalDIYCostServices are more expensive in the short termSolutions are more affordable in the short termSeverity of infestationCan treat all levels of severityBest for small infestationsTimeQuicker and more efficientMay take longer to get rid of pestsHealth and safetyA professional pest control service should have the proper training and liability insurance to protect you and your homeYou’re responsible for the chemicals you use and any potential damage to your belongings or home’s structurePreventative measuresIncluded in servicesOptional. Before hiring a professional pest control company, consider these tips to help you weed out potential scam pest control services:. The cost of pest control will vary based on your location, the pest in question, and the severity of the infestation.. They identify the specific type of pest you’re dealing with, locate the source of the infestation, and eliminate the pests.. We break down the benefits of going with a professional pest control service over trying to get rid of pests yourself and provide a few tips that will help you choose the right pest control service for your home.

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Whether you have a squirrels in your attic, a raccoon problem, a bird or bat issue, snakes, a rat or mouse infestation, skunks, moles and more, we can help.. Call Northwest Exterminating any time for a phone consultation to learn about their services, at 707-436-2020 .. Services may vary, but most companies remove animals in the house or attic like squirrels or rats, and also handle raccoons, opossums, or skunks, bird or bat colony removal, emergency snake or dead animal removal services.. Most companies do rodent control of rats & mice, bat colony removal, bird control and prevention, mole trapping, and even attic cleanup.. The nine-banded armadillo is also responsible for a number of wildlife removal and control calls in the state, as well as a varied mix of other rodents, birds, bats, and carnivores.

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