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What Is An Exterminator?

Exterminator tech in full gear applying treatment indoor of a home

Exterminate: v. to get rid of completely usually by killing off <exterminate termites and cockroaches>

What do you think of when you see the word exterminator? Does an image of John Goodman in “Arachnophobia” come to mind? As much as we pest management professionals would like to hope this isn’t the case, it happens more often than we care to admit. After all, exterminating means to get rid of it completely (usually by killing off.)

The truth is pest control, or pest management, is much more than exterminating. Maybe you’ve been battling ants in your kitchen for a while. You’ve tried over-the-counter products to no avail and have finally decided to call in an ‘exterminator’ from Action Pest Control. Even though our goal is the same, to get rid of the ants in your house, we’re there to do more than exterminate.

Our pest control service technician will likely offer you tips to protect your home from potential pest infestations. For example, keeping trees and shrubs trimmed away from your home can reduce the likelihood of pests making their way inside your home; eliminating clutter inside the home makes pest problems much easier to locate and eliminate; and sealing around windows and doors not only reduces your energy consumption but keeps pests like rodents and ants outside where they belong.

All of our pest management professionals are state-certified and have completed extensive training as well as a thorough background screening before ever stepping foot in your door. In addition to ‘exterminating’ the ants in your house, our technician is there to protect you and your family as well as any pets you may have. They’re there to find the source of the infestation and eliminate it, all while protecting your property and the environment. And, you can rest assured that a thorough examination of your largest investment, your home, has been conducted to identify any other conditions that could lead to pest infestations.

Hopefully, the next time you think of an exterminator in Indiana, Kentucky, or Illinois, you will think of the trained professionals at Action Pest Control.