By: Sarah R.
Gecko Pest & Land Management
Our apartment had bedbugs and my roommates and I were really freaked out. Andrew, the bedbug specialist at Gecko helped us and assured us that he would take care of it. He gave us an affordable price and literally went above and beyond his own job. He went out of his way to work with our schedules, and get the bugs exterminated quickly. He is hands down the best person you could ask for to exterminate bedbugs. Now, thanks to Andrew at Gecko, my apartment is bed bug free.
By: davidsond
Silencer Pest Management
After calling, the tech came out the very next day and took care of my problem and explained how to prevent future issues. I felt like I was being treated like a famil member. They even called following the treatment to ensure I was happy with the results.
Tips & Advices
Fumigation is dangerous to pets and humans. Liquid termicides, however, are safe to use around pets.
No. Because termite infestations are considered preventable, most home insurance policies do not cover treatments or damage.
It's best to treat an entire home to ensure the termite infestation is completely eliminated. Spot treating costs less, but increases the likelihood of missed colonies. In addition, spot treatments can make a home unattractive to future buyers.
The cost to eliminate termites varies depending on the method. Bait costs between $150-$300, while fumigation costs $1,300-$2,500. Heat treatment costs around $1 per square foot, so a 2,500 square-foot home would cost $2,500.
The length of time depends on the process used:
  • Fumigation takes approximately five days. The termites die quickly, but homeowners must remain out of the house until the chemicals clear.
  • Bait exterminations can take months to destroy an entire colony. The bait kills termites during the molting process. If an insect eats the bait and does not molt, it is unaffected.
  • Heat extermination takes approximately eight hours and is environmentally friendly. This process heats the home to 150 degrees F.

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