To find a local exterminator, check a pest control network site such as NetWorx.com or PestWorld.org; alternatively, search for exterminators in a local telephone directory or on sites such as AngiesList.com. Look for pest control professionals who are licensed and insured and who have expertise in eradicating the type of pest that is causing the problem.
NetWorx.com enables users to enter a ZIP code to find the closest extermination services. The site only lists licensed and insured exterminators that meet its quality code. It screens exterminators to ensure that only professionals are listed. NetWorx.com services a number of states, including Arizona, California and Colorado. Major cities in the NetWorx.com service include Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore and Chicago.
PestWorld.org is produced by the National Pest Management Association and offers an online tool to help consumers locate the closest exterminator. The site suggests that consumers seek licensed and insured exterminators and that they fully understand any guarantees that the exterminator makes regarding the pest problem. It also recommends that homeowners get quotes from more than one pest control company to get more choices in price, services and guarantees.
Some national pest control companies, such as Orkin, offer web tools to locate exterminators. Orkin.com's locations page lists its services by state and city. For example, in Ohio, Orkin serves the areas in and around a number of cities, including Akron, Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton.