Lakewood Exterminating- Pest Control Services In Cleveland, Ohio2024-05-22T11:58:31-04:00

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We love Lakewood Exterminating. They have the best customer service, are always on time, and we’ve had NO issues with bugs since they’ve started spraying. Payment process is very easy too. Thanks!
I always recommend everyone to Lakewood Exterminating! They are always very responsive. I’m pretty neurotic about bugs and they always come soon after I call. Definitely recommend the quarterly visit package!
Lakewood Exterminating is great. We've had a few issues in our house (and old home in Ohio City)-- specifically downstairs in our crawl spaces. Shawn is super helpful, timely and has taken care of each problem successfully (ants, flies, possible rodents). Can't recommend them enough!
Lakewood exterminating responded quickly and professionally. I had carpenter ants from the nearby trees. They sprayed outside and fixed the problem. They followed up after the visit asking if we were satisfied with the work. My wife saw a small, new issue later with ants in our back steps wooden railing. Lakewood exterminating came out and treated that issue without additional charges. I am super pleased with them and will continue to call them for all our exterminating needs in the future.
Shawn will solve your issues. Calm, patient, knowledgeable and reasonable. I have saved his info should need be in the future. You will be pleased and impressed with the results.
I am so happy with their service and their entire team is so wonderful and so kind. Best service hands down. 🙌
My experience with Lakewood Exterminating has been very positive. From the initial information call with Simone to the appointment, today, with Shawn couldn’t have been better. First impressions were quite impressive.
They came out very promptly. Were extremely friendly and professional and were very knowledgeable about the issue we were having. Highly recommend!
It was a pleasure to work with Shawn and his team. They responded quickly to my call, and we quickly arrived at a convenient date within a week of my first contact. His representative was very professional, explained what he was doing and why. I was reminded that if we spotted any ants inside that we were to call and they would follow-up. My husband and I are pleased to keep Lakewood Exterminating on our trusted contractors list.
Have used them multiple times for hornet nests. They're always out within a day or two, have done a great job and even found extra nests we hadn't seen and took them out too. Highly recommend!
I called Lakewood Exterminating to help with spiders and centipedes. I spoke directly with the owner who is very personable and helpful. After chatting, he sent me a text with a link to review their rates and policies. Their prices beat other quotes we received. I called back and got scheduled within a week. I didn’t need to be home to have them service the outside of my home which is helpful. They arrived on time and sprayed the exterior of my home. I haven’t seen a creepy crawly since. I HIGHLY recommend Lakewood Exterminating. They are professional, friendly, timely and efficient.
Highly recommend. Shawn and his team were awesome and took care of our mice problem! Don’t look anywhere else just book an appointment with them.
Shawn was knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. The cost was appropriate. I highly recommend Shawn and Lakewood Exterminating.
They were on time and professional. One of the guys sprayed internally and he was very thorough. I loved that he brought boot covers to wear inside the house. Very thoughtful and respectful of the home!
Great communication. They are always punctual and do a great job! Reasonable pricing compared to other companies. I highly recommend Lakewood Exterminating!
Amazing service, they were very nice and looked over my house thoroughly. They also were honest and didn't try to sell me extra services I did not need. Highly recommend and extra bonus they are local!
Detailed and thorough application of products needed for a superior job. Well done!
Our guy Shawn is always great and we use him for all our needs when it’s an area he services.
So glad to have found this company! We’ve been a happy customer of Shawn’s for multiple years now. We use them annually to keep the ants at bay. He is always so quick to respond, professional, friendly, and most importantly - effective! We’ve never had a problem since calling Lakewood Exterminating. Highly recommend!
They showed up as scheduled and haven’t see the pest since.
Shawn was amazing and so helpful! Would recommend to everyone. Thanks for the great service!
Shawn returns calls and is available in a timely matter. His prices are reasonable and the the work professional. I whole-heartedly recommend Lakewood Experimenting services.
Can’t say enough good things! Quick to respond, friendly and most important the work is efficient and effective! We had a bug issue pop up and Lakewood Exterminating responded quickly to needing someone out to the house. I was so impressed I’ve started seasonal service to avoid future bug issues.
Shawn did an amazing job! We agreed on the price, and after the work was completed, Shawn said it did not require the amount of work he estimated. He reduced the bill dramatically. Most companies ask for more money when they are done, not less!I highly recommend Lakewood Exterminating.
Working with Shawn is always so smooth! Our house had a lot of mice droppings that appeared when we bought it, and after him visiting a few times, they were all gone and stayed away.
Lakewood Extermination gave me a timely response to my inquiry for extermination and an estimate. Arrived on time and was curteous and professional. I would recommend, especially if you are in the Cleveland/Cuyahoga County area.
We’ve been working with Lakewood Exterminating for several years and they are always professional, on time, and delivering successful and safe pest spray services.
We had a great experience! Great communication and service. Thank you!!!
They are on time, professional. Text before they come.
Have used this company before and will do so again and again. They are prompt, courteous, clean, and very helpful
Quick, efficient and great communication! Thank you
Shawn is knowledgeable and savvy. He addressed all my concerns alongside follow-up items without feeling like he was overselling me on anything. Will definitely be hiring again in the future (if needed!)
Lakewood Exterminating is great and so worth it. I had a lot of spiders and centipedes in my house. One day I got rid of over 12 spiders and that is when I called Lakewood Exterminating. Ever since then I have seen barely any bugs in my house. When I do see the occasional one, I will give them a call and they will be out the next day.
Would highly recommend Shawn! I hiredtwo previous exterminator companies to help me with my squirrel in the attic problems and neither of them fixed the issue. Shawn was able to find the problem and take care of it and unlike some of these other companies no squirrels were harmed in the process
Needed help with Carpenter Ants. Lakewood exterminating was awesome! Responsive, professional, knowledgeable and incredibly helpful. Got the job done and gave me perspective on what to look for in the future for ants and other pests. Already added to my who to call list!
Would highly recommend. From initial conversation through the completion of the agreed upon work there was constant communication, they were always on time, and the installation of fencing under porch was done efficiently and has proven to be effective. Helpful during discussions and planning as well. Awesome service and would use again in the future if needed.
Shawn was thorough, very responsive, and knowledgable. Highly recommended.
Shawn is always professional and thorough. He always addresses our issues.
After another exterminator never finished our squirrel removal/house repairs, Shawn took care of us. He is everything a contractor should be--professional, communicative, friendly, reasonable, and effective. He is the epitome of the reason I choose small companies whenever I can. Thank you, Shawn.
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Lakewood Extermination gave me a timely response to my inquiry for extermination and an estimate. Arrived on time and was curteous and professional. I would recommend, especially if you are in the Cleveland/Cuyahoga County area.
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Price Guide 2024

 Prices are Valid for Homes Within a Half-Hour Drive from Our Lakewood Office.

Missed Appointments: If we arrive at the job site and cannot gain access to the property (if required), there will be an $80 missed appointment fee.

Arrival Window: Allow an hour arrival window around the scheduled appointment time.

Trip Charge: For locations between a half hour and forty minutes, there will be an additional “trip charge” of $50 per visit for single services and non-warrantied follow-up visits. Add $100 for anything over 40 minutes and for 3-visit service plans.

Additional Units: Unless otherwise noted, all prices are for single-family homes under 4000 Sq. Feet. For multi-family homes, extra units can be added for $50 for single services or $100 for 3-visit service plans (per additional unit).

For commercial properties and apartments with more than four units, the cost per service is $200 per hour of labor- plus materials costing over $30 (unless quoted otherwise).

Please allow two weeks for control to be achieved before requesting follow-up service.

During the initial service, we will inform the customer if sanitation issues or other factors compromise the warranty.

Preparation For Service: For any insect-related pest service, the tenants must keep children and pets out of the treatment area until the spray has dried.

Please follow the preparation guidelines for flea, cockroach, and bed bug treatments. The link to download the PDF is under each relative service below. For rentals, it is the customer’s responsibility to provide access, provide tenants with the preparation guidelines, and make sure they properly prepare and vacate.

Add-on Services/ Multiple Pest Treatments: Customers can purchase multiple services simultaneously. When bundled, receive 20% off the lesser service.

We specialize in Residential Mouse Control!

Mouse Control Comes with Two Options:

Single Service Mouse Control: $200 plus tax per service, with $100 plus tax per follow-up within 60 days of initial service. The single service follow-ups are call-as-needed.

*The Single Service is always scheduled as default for property management work orders- unless the 3-visit plan is specifically requested.

Service Plan 3-visits: 400$ plus tax. Comes with a 90-day warranty from the date of initial service.

The initial service is the same as the single service.

Both include:

  • An interior inspection to locate areas of activity.
  • An exterior inspection to locate all potential wildlife entry points.
  • A square foot area of patchwork repairs along the foundation level of the home to seal entry points.
  • Interior control with traps/bait. Trap boxes are left inside the living space for the customer to maintain and bait stations are placed in basements/ attics to control
  • If there are any additional repair recommendations, a quote will be provided.

Usually, 3 or 4 Trap-rite boxes are placed inside the living space (kitchen), three bait stations are set on top of the basement walls, and soft bait is applied to inaccessible crawlspaces and attics. Alternatively, all traps can be used.

When traps are used, we schedule the first follow-up in 3 days. The second follow-up is one week following.

Bait stations work best with this service plan. In this case, we follow up in one week and then in two to three weeks.

The customer has 90 days from the initial service date to call us back if they see signs of mouse activity.

 Rat Control Service Plan:

3 Visits—$400 plus tax. 90-day warranty.

We do not provide a warranty if two or more of the factors listed below are true. In these cases, we notify you, and any visit past the third is charged a $100 service call.

  • If it got ahold of food and now has a food cache.
  • If it has been inside the home for an extended period (over one week).
  • If it set off a snap trap.
  • Got stuck on a glue trap, and it freed itself.
  • If plumbing repairs are not fixed in conjunction with the service.

Rats most often enter through open sewer lines in the basement. Usually, a plumber is required to make these repairs. We can install floor drain strainers and screen sump pump lids for an extra fee.

If we determine that plumbing is not the access point, we include the same repairs as the mouse control service.

Rat control includes setting approximately 25 snap traps in the basement. We show the responsible party the trap locations. They check the traps and report any activity.

Traps are the property of Lakewood Exterminating. No one is to handle the traps or any caught rats. Once a caught rat is reported, we return to remove the rat.

We set a one-week follow-up at the time of the initial service. Traps are left long enough to determine that there is no longer rat activity. The third visit is to remove the traps.

Usually, there is only one rat inside of a home.

Rats frequently feed on dog food left out in pet dishes.


Each initial mouse and rat control visit includes a square foot area of patchwork repairs along the foundation level of the home. (As many holes that fit into a square foot area.)

Patchwork repair includes spot repairs that can be made with clear sealant, spray foam, and Xcluder/stainless steel fabric, which we carry on the truck with us.

  • Anything over a total of a square foot area or any repair requiring other materials is quoted separately.
  • Also, any repair that requires an extension ladder (over ten feet) is quoted separately.
  • We do not remove lattice from porch or deck panels unless they easily unscrew or are on hinges.
  • We do not include interior repairs. If there are interior repair recommendations, we will send you pictures.

Regarding interior repairs, we do the repairs outside to prevent further rodent entry into the structure. Then, we trap or use rodenticides to control the population left inside. If done correctly and all repair recommendations are made, filling holes on the inside is not necessary.

Additional repairs: We will document our recommendations and send photos of the areas. If we can provide the repairs, a quote will be provided, or the cost will be listed on the invoice notes.

General Pricing Estimates for Extra Repair Work:

  • A basic repair estimate is $250 per hour of labor plus materials. Cost may vary.
  • Screening vents start at $120.
  • Most extra rodent proofing takes approximately 2.5 hours of labor plus materials.

Exterior Rodent Bait Stations:

Bait stations cost $50 per station installed. Most homes take four stations. The cost per visit to maintain the bait stations is $50 for a home with four stations. Add $10 per maintenance service for each additional station.

Maintenance service intervals start at 2-week intervals and are spaced according to activity levels going forward. A constant supply of bait is required for success. With high rodent populations, you need more frequent visits. Rat control also requires more frequent visits initially.

We aim to decrease the service intervals to monthly and then to a maintenance schedule every other month. Most people need a handful of more frequent visits before going on a maintenance schedule.

Exterior rodent bait stations are tier 1 tamper-resistant to children and pets. They are locked boxes that are anchored with a concrete base. The rodenticide is secured to metal rods within the station. Stations do not trap rodents inside of them.

Either party may cancel at any time. Bait stations will be removed upon cancellation at no charge.

You can target rats, mice, and voles with the stations. Chipmunks will be able to access the bait and may die from it. However, we cannot sell the stations specifically to target chipmunks.

This is a population reduction program. It does not guarantee you will not find a rodent inside or outside your home.

 Cockroach Service Comes with Two Options:

Single Service- 200$ plus tax ($50 per additional living unit)

Follow-up treatments cost half the price of the initial service within 60 days of the initial visit.

*The Single Service is always scheduled as default for property management work orders- unless the 3-visit plan is specifically requested.

We include bathroom(s), basement, and kitchen treatments. Occupants must stay out of the treatment areas until the spray has dried. If the customer wants the entire living space treated, we ask that they vacate the home for 3-4 hours.

We cannot guarantee our work if a home has sanitation issues/ cannot follow the preparation guidelines. For these homes, we only schedule single services.

The main contributing factors in homes with cockroaches are grease around the stove and water leaks under the sink.

We recommend a single service plus a 3-week follow-up for established infestations.

Service Plan 3 Visits- 400$ plus tax ($100 per additional unit)

The exact initial service is included as a single service—plus two follow-up visits. The service comes with a 90-day warranty from the date of initial service. Customers must prepare according to the guidelines and follow any sanitation recommendations to receive the warranty. Visits are spaced approximately three weeks apart. Upon completion of the initial visit, we will notify you if it is necessary to vacate for any of the following treatments. In most cases, we utilize a no-spray approach during the follow-up visits so occupants do not have to vacate.

A half-hour of HEPA vacuuming cockroaches can be added for an extra $100 upon request.

We recommend vacating the home for all initial cockroach services (2-3 hours). Otherwise, we treat the basement, kitchen, and bathroom with the agreement that these areas will remain vacant until the spray has dried.

Bed Bug Service Plan:

$75 Inspection Fee

All services start with an inspection to determine the number of rooms affected, evaluate the level of infestation, and determine what preparation must be performed. This fee is not waived or refunded if you perform the actual service.

A quote will be provided during the inspection. Prices vary depending on the number of rooms affected, the level of infestation, and the condition of the rooms.

The listed prices do not include homes that are cluttered or have high populations (over fifty bed bugs). Prices may also increase if more than one bed is in a bedroom. We price per bedroom since we include Encasements/ ActiveGuard Liners with our services. The entire unit will be treated as needed despite pricing per room.

When bed bugs are found in one bedroom, the cost is $550 plus tax.

When bed bugs are found in two bedrooms, the cost is $800 plus tax.

3+ bedrooms are quoted during the inspection.

We provide a 60-day warranty.

After the initial service, we perform a two-week follow-up inspection. If live bed bugs are found, we spot-treat the respective areas. Inspections recur at two-week intervals until no live bed bugs are found. If no live bed bugs are found, we do not return. Enjoy free retreatments if a live bed bug is found within the remainder of the 60 days.

*For General Insect Pest Treatments, the Outdoor Spray Season is March-November.

Quarterly Pest Control Plan:

110$ plus tax per service

Timing: The customer receives four scheduled services during the outdoor spray season*. We schedule services at 2-month intervals, varying from 7- 10 weeks apart.

Included Pests are ants, Spiders, Centipedes, Millipedes, Yellowjackets, Paper Wasps, Mud Daubers, Cockroaches, Ground Beetles, Crickets, Silverfish, Springtails, Earwigs, and Potato Bugs. (This service can be used for roaches after a cockroach-specific service has been performed.)

Non-Covered Pests: Bed bugs, Wildlife, Swarming Insects (i.e., flies, mosquitoes, etc.), Moths/Stored-Product Pests, and Wood-Destroying Organisms. Does not include ants or wasp nests found away from the home.

20% Discount for Non-Covered Services

Duplexes: These also cost $110$ plus tax per service, but there is an additional fee of $80$ for each interior pest control service.

(Homes over 4000 sq ft quoted separately.)

Exterior Rodent Bait Stations: These can be added to any seasonal plan. The cost to have them installed is $50 per station. Adding up to four stations adds $10 per visit, plus one visit in December to refill the stations for $50. This does not guarantee that you will not have rodents inside or out, but it reduces the population of mice and rats outside.

What’s Included: These are exterior treatments unless they have an active pest infestation inside and request an interior treatment in advance. Otherwise, there is no need to be home for the treatments.

If we are on the final round of spraying, the cost is the same as the single service. The discounted price starts in spring.

Single Service General Pests:

175$ plus tax.

Use this one-time visit for Spiders, Centipedes, Ants (excluding carpenter ants), and Silverfish. Receive a 60-day warranty against the pest(s) we target during the treatment.

  • Includes exterior treatment of home (March-November). Exterior treatments include the home, garage, and sheds.
  • Includes de-webbing of spider webs on the exterior of the home.
  • Includes ant baiting/ spot spray/ crack and crevice treatments for active pest infestations inside.
  • If a full interior spray is requested, the home must be vacated for 3-4 hours. Add 75$ extra.
  • Add 75$ extra for power dusting or granular baiting of attics. Sometimes necessary for Silverfish.

The warranty does not cover pests found away from the home unless otherwise specified in the invoice notes.

For our records, your invoice will say single service—small ants, centipedes, or spiders. When we target multiple common household pests, the invoice will state: Single Service General Pests.

Carpenter Ants:

Single Service 250$ plus tax

  • Comes with a 90-day warranty.
  • Includes inspection for water-damaged wood components of the home where satellite colonies could be.
  • Includes localized treatments to areas with potential carpenter ant nests.
  • Gel/ granular bait application inside.
  • When exterior temperatures are above 65 degrees, we treat the base of all trees for the main colony and include an exterior treatment. Granular bait is applied outside of our spray bands.

Stinging Insects Comes with Three Options:

Single Service- Stinging Insects 175$ plus tax

60-day warranty

  • This service is for stinging insect control in springtime.
  • Alternatively, we use it for stinging insect control when not treating a specific nest. Or for solitary stinging insects.
  • Use this for swarming paper wasps in spring. This is usually when they emerge from hibernating in people’s attics/siding. It occurs in April primarily.
  • The same goes for mud daubers. They can appear to be swarming along rooflines, too, and this usually occurs through June.

For springtime wasps, we include an exterior treatment and interior treatments upon request. Interior service includes spot treatments and crack and crevice treatments. We can also try to make minor repairs to block their entry into the living space.

  • Carpenter bees outside. This includes up to 6 holes. We will quote the job upon inspection for more significant infestations.
  • Add 75$ for ladder use. Most jobs can be done from the ground with extension poles.
  • Use this for mud daubers in lawns or yellow jackets feeding on insects/ sap in trees and shrubs. In these cases, we treat the affected areas.
  • When we treat structures for stinging insects, we warranty those structures on the property against stinging insect infestations for 60 days from the invoice date. Alternatively, we warranty the treated area for 60 days if treated away from a structure.

Once stinging insects develop nests that we can treat directly, we switch to one of the other two options.

Stinging Insect Nest Treatment- 175$ plus tax

  • Treats the affected nests and warranties the treated areas only.
  • We add 75$ when we need to use an extension ladder. Ladders are not usually necessary since we have pole sprayers and bee poles.
  • If the customer is experiencing stinging insects inside, we include an interior inspection and treatment or sealing of entry points into the living space.
  • We do not provide service for customers who have sealed off the insect’s entry points to their nest.
  • Over-the-counter products can force stinging insects into the home. In these cases, the customer understands they may find stinging insects inside for approximately two weeks following treatment.
  • It can take two weeks for the colony to collapse completely.


Stinging Insect Nest Treatment with General Insect Service- 250$ plus tax

This service combines the Stinging Insect Nest Treatment with the Single Service: General Pests.

This service plan warranties the home from ants, spiders, centipedes, and wasps for 90 days and the entire property from stinging insect nests for 90 days.

Since yellow jacket nests become problematic in July, the 90 days provide coverage through most or all the remaining bug season.

Flea Control:

2- Visit Plan 300$ plus tax

  • Includes a 60-day warranty if customers follow the preparation guidelines.
  • When customers do not follow them, there will be a 100$ follow-up fee for any service beyond the second within 60 days of initial service.
  • There is no warranty on vacant homes. ($100 follow-ups for any visits past the second within 60 days of the initial service).
  • Includes interior treatment.
  • Customers can add up to 1500 square feet of lawn treatments to both services for an additional $100 total. (Only shaded areas outside need to be treated.)
  • We space the treatments two weeks apart.
  • Customers may rent flea traps between the two visits for 25$ each. We recommend 2-4 traps for normal homes and 6-8 for vacant homes or high populations.

Fleas are usually caused by raccoons or stray cats on the property. The source must also be removed to remove the fleas. All pets must be treated professionally by a vet or a groomer.

Pantry Moths/ Indian Meal Moth

2 Visit Service Plan- 300$ plus tax

  • Customers must dispose of all expired food before arrival.
  • Clear pantries for treatment.
  • We include inspection of food items.
  • Includes treatment of affected areas and a detailed inspection to find hidden larval sources. Customers must vacate the treatment area for 3 hours.

We schedule follow-up visits 2-4 weeks apart.


2 Visit Plan: 300$ plus tax.

This includes lawn treatment, exterior perimeter treatment, and treatment of affected areas inside. We schedule the second visit two weeks after the initial service.

Clover Mites:

Single Service 200$ plus tax (no warranty)

  • Since the eggs tend to hatch after a rain, repeated applications may be necessary.
  • Customers may purchase retreatments for 100$ plus tax per follow-up within 60 days of initial service.
  • We apply liquid residual spray to the house’s exterior- up to the lower windows.
  • Additionally, we treat all shrubs and the lawn up to fifteen feet from the structure.
  • The best control method within the home is to use a strong vacuum, preventing the mites from staining surfaces.
  • Chemically treating mites in the home is unnecessary because they will die within a few days from dehydration.
  • We can include an interior application if customers vacuum the mites before treatment.

 Carpet Beetles:

Single Service 250$ plus tax

  • Comes with a 90-day warranty.
  • In most cases, pesticide application is unnecessary to resolve a carpet beetle problem.
  • Carpet beetles feed off dander and pet hair.
  • Most people find carpet beetles in areas they do not regularly clean, such as under beds or other furniture. In this case, a deep cleaning is all that they need.
  • When customers report this type of infestation, we recommend cleaning the carpets and cleaning underneath things you do not often clean. If this does not resolve the problem after a couple of weeks, schedule service.

In other cases, carpet beetles can be a stored-product pest. For small beetles in the kitchen or pantry, we recommend that they dispose of potentially infested food before scheduling a pest control service. Give it one week after disposing of expired or infested food before calling for an appointment.

Sometimes, the larval source is not in the kitchen, nor does it relate to accumulations of dander. We can schedule a service if a customer cannot find the source independently. It can be from old mouse bait or any other stored grain. It can even come from types of kitty litter. Acorns stored in walls by mice are also examples of hidden sources.

If customers find them on carpeted areas, they must thoroughly clean them before any chemical treatment. Customers must vacate until the spray dries- 3-4 hours. The treatment is a broadcast spray, like a flea treatment. It also includes more localized treatments for potential larval sources. This can include wall void dusting, attic treatments, or treatments along the basement rim joist.


Filth Flies (bottle, blow, flesh, house flies):

Single Service 200$ plus tax

  • The customer understands that fly infestations are a sanitation problem.
  • As a result, we do not warranty our fly control service.
  • Customers may purchase extra treatments within 60 days of the initial fly control service for 100$ per treatment.
  • Includes inspection to locate larval sources and sanitation recommendations.
  • Includes fly bait application to garbage receptacles, windows, lights, and other resting areas.
  • Does not include exterior treatment besides the treatment of garbage receptacles.
  • Once we complete the initial inspection, customers will receive an estimate for ongoing exterior fly control (if needed).
  • Does not include carcass removal or cleaning.

Most fly infestations (bottle, blow, flesh, and house fly) result from an animal dying in the chimney. A wildlife control company or chimney sweep is required to remove the carcass and cap the top of the chimney.

Small Flies (drain/fruit flies, fungus gnats):

Single Service 200$ plus tax

  • The customer understands that fly infestations result from sanitation issues on the premises.
  • As a result, we do not warranty fly treatments.
  • Customers may purchase extra treatments within 60 days of the initial fly control service for 100$ per treatment.
  • Includes inspection for larval sources and sanitation recommendations. In most cases, we perform drain treatments.
  • We instruct customers not to use the drains for 3-4 hours post-treatment.
  • Includes fly bait application to fly resting areas or to fly traps.

For fungus gnats, we apply a 2-inch sand layer to the top layer of the potting soil. Customers may need to dispose of infested plants.

Sewer flies look like tiny heart-shaped moths. With this type of fly, there is usually a cracked sewer pipe. They feed deeper down drainpipes than fruit flies.

With phorid flies, a plumber must remove contaminated soil around sewer line breaks. We do not provide service for phorid flies.


Occasional Invaders (Asian Ladybird Beetles, Cluster Flies, Stinkbugs, Boxelder Bugs):

Single Service 250$ plus tax

Comes with a 90-day warranty. Occasional invaders are pests that come inside yet do not reproduce inside. The above pests become troublesome when they overwinter inside homes in large numbers. These pests are most active on the S and W sides of the home. These sides get warmed by the sun the most.

  1. The best way to control overwintering pests is to seal their entry points during summer when they are not inside the structure. We charge approximately $250 per hour plus materials for pest-proofing.
  2. The next best control method is to treat the exterior in the fall to prevent their entry into the structure. For this service, target the first week of October or a nearby sunny day.
  3. Treating these pests after they have entered is not ideal. Large amounts of these insect carcasses inside your home can cause allergies or cause other pest problems. We can treat them, but you may still see some since they are already inside. Included is an exterior treatment to the potential entry points. What we do inside is determined upon inspection. In most cases, dust is applied to harborage sites. Otherwise, a space treatment is made with Nuvan Pest Strips. We inspect to see how their entry into the living space can be prevented. We may include minor interior repairs to keep them out of the living space.

Termite/Wood Destroying Insect Inspections:

Inspection 150$ plus tax

WDI inspection for realty transactions. The inspection report is filled out on the NPMA-33 form.

We need to know if they are buying, selling, or refinancing. And if they had any previous treatment for termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, or wood-destroying beetles.

We will need access to all areas of the home and any outer structures on the property. We inspect exposed wooden structural components of the home and use moisture meters inside the living space on the exterior-facing walls.

Unknown Pest Diagnosis

Many pest problems can be diagnosed over the phone or by email. If you are unclear about which service your problem falls under, please email pictures to Our owner also provides phone consultations. Please reach out through email to set this up.

There is a $90 pest diagnosis fee if you require a site visit to diagnose a pest issue.

Wildlife Removal:

We Do Not Provide Services For:

  • Raccoons,
  • Groundhogs,
  • Animals in the chimney,
  • Carcass removal from HVAC Vents (Call a Vent Cleaning Company)
  • Wildlife that requires trapping on high-pitched, metal, or wood roofs or the roofs of three+ story homes.
  • Control of domestic animals. (Call City Animal Control)

For The Above Services We Recommend:

Nuisance Animal Removal: Steve- (216) 509-3255. Secondary number (440) 342-1168

Cages By Jim (216) 265-7580

The prices below are valid for homes on the west side of Cleveland, South to Brookpark Road, and West to Route 252. Prices may vary depending on how easily accessible the entry points are, the number of entry points, the complexity of repairs, and the distance the job is from the office.

Most of our wildlife jobs cost between $432 and $756.

Squirrel Removal:

We can do free estimates for squirrels. These are outside inspections from ground level. If a ladder or interior inspection is required, we charge $90.

We charge a base price of $250 as the trap set-up fee. Traps are set over the entry point outside/ adjacent to the entry point. The customer agrees to check the traps daily (legally, you must check them daily). We charge a base-price removal fee of $100 per animal. The traps are left for one week. Then, we remove the traps and seal the entry point. The base price to remove the traps and seal the hole is $200 plus tax.

Skunks Underneath Decks, Porches, and Sheds:

We can do free estimates for skunks under structures (porches, decks, sheds).

(We do not trap skunks or provide service for skunks that do not nest underneath a structure.)

We need to measure the area. If you want an approximate cost, you can measure the perimeter of your deck/ porch. Multiply how many feet you get by 20$. Then, add 100$ to remove the one-way doors and complete the repairs.

We install an in-ground fence around the perimeter of the structure and place a one-way door over the entry point. We leave it on for two weeks. This allows the skunks to leave but not get back in. After that period, nothing will be under the structure anymore. At that point, we remove the one-way door and complete the repair.

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Why Hire Us Over Other Pest Control Companies In Cleveland, OH?

National Pest Management Association Quality Pro And Green Pro Certified.
  • Less than 300 companies provide GreenPro Certified Pest Management. We are one of them.
  • Less than 3% of companies hold our endorsement of being Quality Pro certified. Click Here to find out more about this prestigious designation.
  • Don’t go with companies that hire inexperienced technicians and place them in the field without the proper training. Our Owner is educated and involved. Likewise, our team is top notch.
  • Go with a company that can provide a personal touch. Despite being popular, we don’t let it compromise our service. We will not make you into a number.
  • One of the national companies in our area only provides their technicians with one product to treat all of their houses. Don’t skimp on the quality of your pest control service. Our exterminators are armed with premium products that are customized for each pest treatment.
  • Lots of exterminators are paid per job that they perform. Their schedule does not allow for proper inspections- let alone a detailed treatment. Our exterminators take the time to solve your puzzle.
  • You don’t need someone to haphazardly place traps and mouse poison around your home. You need the proper repair of their entry points. This is the way to keep mice out of your home. Luckily we are the only real exterminator that specializes in mouse proofing Cleveland homes.
  • While some companies can spray your house for common household pests, they fail to solve more complex issues. This is when customers do their research and hire us. Don’t make the mistake of having to hire more than one exterminating company.

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Providing you with value is the highest priority. While few and far between, someone is not going to be satisfied. We will promptly address any concerns that you may have. If we fail to live to expectations, you will receive a refund. It is as simple as that.

Most pest control services come with a warranty period. Give it a few days for the products to work. Then, let us know if it is beyond your comfort level. We will come back for free until the problem is resolved.

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Pest control is inviting a stranger into parts of your home that your friends do not venture into. We solve problems that are somewhat embarrassing. Not only that, we apply pesticide products with a degree of toxicity. With that in mind, you really want to hire a Cleveland pest control company that you can trust.

When you choose Lakewood Exterminating, rest assured that our highly qualified technicians have undergone a meticulous screening and training process. Our company is Quality Pro Certified by the National Pest Management Association. The licensed pesticide applicators who service your home are drug and alcohol free, and have no criminal backgrounds.

All our technicians complete extensive online training and hands-on field experience. Our Owner is a bit of a perfectionist. He personally trains and oversees all staff. We assure you that we come armed with thorough inspection skills and detailed treatments!

With Lakewood Exterminating, you can always feel secure and at ease knowing that your home is in capable and trustworthy hands.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do You Guarantee My Pests Will Be Gone?2023-04-19T16:03:07-04:00

We combine thorough inspections with detailed treatments. As a result, you decrease pesticide use and service intervals. While this is true, we do not have a magic eraser that removes all signs of pests. We select the most effective pesticides and apply them according to the Law.

Weather might affect the treatments at times. Or pests might be able to access the home in ways to avoid our pesticide application. For example, ants often use vegetation as a bridge to the home.

Single service general pest treatments come with a 60-day warranty. Many customers opt for a year-round warranty with the quarterly maintenance plan. In this case, the warranty is for all perimeter pests. You will receive 20% off non-covered pests and wildlife service.

The 3-visit mouse control plan allows us to maintain the traps/ bait over a period. This confirms that there is no more activity by the final visit. As a result, you receive a 90-day warranty. Keep in mind you should repair all potential entry points to keep more mice from entering. If practical, do your best to make any extra recommended repairs.

You must prepare according to our guidelines for roaches, fleas and bed bugs. To keep the provided warranty, you must follow the guidelines.

Is Pest Control Safe For Children And Pets?2023-06-29T17:57:45-04:00

Pesticides are generally considered safe since we apply them according to the Label. Do your part of keeping the area vacant for any liquid pesticides to dry/ dust to settle out of the air.

Most pesticide safety questions come from scheduling services for ants. During the spray season most ant infestations only need an exterior treatment. Interior pesticide application is rarely required. If it is, then we make every attempt to keep the application to cracks and crevices. That way, there is minimal risk of exposure to occupants.

Popular flea medication share the same active ingredients as top ant control sprays. With these medications, you apply it to your pet’s skin monthly. It is also at a higher concentration for spot-on flea medication, than we use for ant control. Pets do not live long enough to develop “chronic” toxicity from the flea medication. On the contrary, we remind customers to keep their pets out of the treatment area until the spray has dried. By doing so, you will reduce risk of “acute” toxicity.

Our most used ant spray has a Meta Active effect. Which differentiates between target insects and non-target organisms. The target insect ingests the pesticide. Then, its own enzymes turn it into a molecule with pesticidal properties. While toxic to other pests, it is low risk around humans and pets.

The granular bait that we use to locate ants outside is a borate. Like boric acid, it is an organic pest control product. We apply gel baits with a syringe to areas of ant activity. These products have a very dilute quantity of pesticide in them. It would likely have no effect on a pet if they licked a bit of it.

In our opinion, the products utilized in our cockroach protocol are very low risk. We dust cracks and crevices, bait cabinets, spot spray hotspots, and place sticky traps. Additionally, you can add HEPA vacuuming to provide extra control without the chemicals. We dust the voids between the cabinets and in electric outlets. We need the home vacated for dust applications. Generally, we use borate dust which is organic. While we apply it to crevices, some of it may go airborne. Hence the need to vacate the home.

Like ant gel bait, roach bait carries a very dilute amount of pesticide. And we make every attempt to place it in areas inaccessible to children and pets.

For any liquid applications, we mix two products. The main spray that we use is an EPA Reduced Risk Product. That pesticide mixes in with an insect growth regulator. This IGR targets the growth hormones of insects. Since we do not have these hormones, it poses minimal health risk to people and pets. IGRs are often used in organic pest control as an alternative to the regular bug sprays.
Cockroach treatments occur inside sensitive areas of kitchens and bathrooms. The products are low in toxicity compared to many other pesticides though. And the way we apply them, minimizes exposure to occupants. Do your part by following our preparation guidelines. And vacate the home for approximately three hours during the initial service.

Our general use pesticide that we use for spiders is micro-encapsulated. This formulation puts a polymer coating around the spray particles. This is like microscopic water balloons. The result of the polymer coating reduces the ability to absorb it through your skin. It also makes it last longer. Micro-encapsulated products generally have lower toxicity than products without this coating. We use it because it lasts a long time and has one of the highest LD50 (low toxicity) of general use pesticides.

Do I Need A Single Service Or Multiple Service Treatment Plan?2023-06-29T17:54:28-04:00

We have developed multiple treatment options to better suit our customer’s needs. This makes us a better fit for a variety of customers. As a result, some people have a hard time deciding what treatment plan is best for them. If you can’t decide after reading this, we recommend starting with the most basic option. You can always expand off the Technician’s recommendations once he is at your place. You might find that a single service was satisfactory too.

For certain pests, we provide two visit plans. Cockroaches, fleas, moths, springtails, and bed bugs are all examples. We plan for 2 visits, based on the troublesome pests’ lifecycle.

Ants, wasps, hornets, spiders, and centipedes, have options for a single service or quarterly service. White homes close to the lake are like magnets for spiders. Similarly, ants can come from a colony that expands out into neighboring properties. If you receive a lot of pest pressure, quarterly plans provide a year-round warranty. You would have to decide if that is of value to you for the price. There is value in having a reliable company to respond if any pest problem pops up. Some people need it, some people enjoy the convenience and peace of mind. One thing is for sure, you won’t see many spider webs on your house with ongoing treatment.

Another benefit of the quarterly plan is that we can target mature colonies of ants over time. A single service is enough to stop ants from infesting your home for an extended period. But, it usually isn’t enough to control a mature colony of ants living in your trees or under your driveway. Ant populations are usually high for them to expand their feeding range inside. While the ants in your kitchen might have popped up today, it is likely that the colony has taken years to develop. In turn, it would take an extended period to eradicate them from your property.

We have a ton of people that only need single services for ants- granted the majority get it done each year. In this respect, most of our customers are on the quarterly maintenance plan. As far as revenue per service goes, our single service ant control comes in third place. It is in high demand and very effective. We support both levels of general household pest service. I hope this helps you decide what is best for you.
Coming in at second place in revenue per service is our single service mouse control. Moreover, we offer mouse control in single service or a 3-visit plan. Taking this into account, single service mouse control is more popular. Single services are budget-friendly. The initial service is similar for the 3-visit plan as the single service. Yet we tend to use traps more often with the 3-visit plan, instead of bait stations.

After discussing, you may decide that the use of rodenticide (bait) is not a great option. Then you’ll want to go with the 3-visit plan. Especially if you do not want to maintain mouse traps yourself (we set them, you check them).

Both mouse control services come with the same inspection. You get the same amount of repairs too.

The single service is best for budget conscious people. As long as you do not mind us using bait stations to control mice in the unfinished parts of their homes. Or we set traps for the customer to maintain.

The 3-visit plan allows us to maintain the interior control products. As a result, we can confirm that there is no more activity in the structure. Because of this, we provide a 90 day warranty.

You need to repair all potential entry points to control mice long term. Both services include a square foot area of patchwork repairs at ground level. In other words, this includes as many holes as possible that you can fit into a square foot area. Patchwork repairs are made with spray foam, Xcluder fabric, and clear sealant repairs.

Remember that upon inspection, there might be extra repair recommendations. This includes any repairs that need a ladder. And repairs underneath porches or decks. Screening vents, and tuckpointing with mortar are additional repairs too. And any patchwork repairs that exceed a square foot area.

Where mice are getting into attics, expect us to quote the repairs separately. In this case, the repairs would likely need a ladder. We do not remove lattice panels from around porches. If you want more than a visual inspection under porches, then you will have to provide access by removing a panel.

We attempt to seal up as many holes that we can include. There may be extra repairs needed to prevent mice from accessing your home. Even though the 3-visit plan costs more, it does not mean that we patch up all the potential entry points included. The extra cost covers the 2 visits to maintain the traps/ bait placed during the initial service.

What Is Included In Pest Control?2023-06-29T17:51:07-04:00

A Consultation
Whether done on the phone, email or in person, gathering details helps us help you. If you are home during the service, give us the tour. Tell us what you have been experiencing and where. This is a time where we can answer any questions that you have and ask questions to better solve your problem. With each job we have a mental checklist running. After we tap into your knowledge, we fill in the blanks with a good look into key areas. Our goal is to find out what is happening and why.

A Detailed Inspection
Inspections are a key component to any pest control service. A detailed inspection diagnoses even the most complex pest problems. People overlook the value of a skilled exterminator evaluating their home to control pests. Pests will exploit the vulnerable points of your home, especially wildlife. A good exterminator will identify these areas. In other words, we take time to look for the source of the issue.
For example, a customer of ours had mice. We located the entry point underneath the front porch. The problem was resolved by repairing the entry point in the foundation. And by trapping the rogue mouse. We also found out that the foundation hole developed from a broken downspout. The hole would have grown into significant damage if we didn’t figure that out. So, you can see the value of pest control service. Not only will we treat the problem, but we will also make our best effort to get to the bottom of things.

Unlike some companies that send out a salesperson, we come ready to treat. People hire an exterminator to get rid of their pests pronto, and with little effort on their part. Our services cater to this fact. You will receive a pest treatment that we have refined for over a decade. Our tailored services exceed the needs of our local customers. It rids homes of high populations of common pests. And it considers the safety of people, pets, and the environment.

Warranty or Discounted Follow-Ups
For most pest control services, you are purchasing a home warranty against pests. Warranty your home year-round with quarterly maintenance. Buy a bed bug treatment plan and you receive a 60-day warranty. Same thing with ants, spiders and stinging insects.
A warranty does not guarantee that you will not find troublesome pests at your home. If you find evidence of pest activity covered under your warranty, contact us. We will respond to provide you with free follow-ups until the activity subsides. Since we are backing our service with free follow-up visits, we do everything we can to make your home pest free.
Some services do not come with a warranty. Instead, you will receive discounted follow-up services. This for pest problems caused by sanitation issues, or for our budget-friendly options.

For example, we offer a 3-visit mouse control service that allows us to make sure no activity remains. As a result, you receive a 90-day warranty. In some cases, the 3 visits are not necessary. Or customers would rather check the traps themselves than to pay us to check them. Or people might not have 300-400$ to spend on mouse control. So instead, they buy a single service without a warranty. They can still call if needed. In these cases, follow-up visits are about half the cost of the initial service.
We do the same for cockroaches. You can buy a warrantied 2-visit service. Or you can buy a single service with half priced follow-ups. Sometimes there are sanitation issues that stop us from being able to provide a warranty. As a result, we offer discounted retreatments within a certain time. Flies are one pest that are always a result of a sanitation issue. Fly larvae feed on decaying organic material. For example, a dead carcass, feces, or dirty drains. Due to this, we do not provide a warranty for fly issues.

Is It Worth Paying For Pest Control?2023-06-29T17:46:34-04:00

Save time trying to do it yourself.

You will also save money on products that do not work- then paying an exterminator on top of it.

Immediate resolution. People usually complicate the issue by waiting and trying things themselves.

Reduce stress of having pests in the household. This is a big one. Pest infestations stress people and entire households. We do a lot of counseling for our customers. Paying for professional relief is well worth it!

I am a big advocate of putting a price on your time. For example, you want to buy a ping pong table. The options are to buy one new for 500$, or buy one used for 250$. The new one comes delivered, assembled and with a warranty. The other comes as-is, assembly required, and you must transport it to your home.

While the used one is half price, you must factor in the cost of renting a truck to move it. Then you must buy your friend pizza to help you move it. Let’s say that adds on 100$. Someone is likely to get a sore back or stub a toe moving it too. Factor in going to the bank, planning with the seller, renting a truck, moving it, and assembling it. After all that, is it worth it to buy a used ping pong table without the assurance of a warranty?

There is a lot of value in making a few clicks online to have a brand-new ping pong table delivered to your doorstep. Likewise, there is a lot of value in paying for a skilled tradesman to provide a service to your home. Open time to do more important things. You reduce the chances of the problem persisting and becoming worse. You also reduce the stress that you and your household go through living with the pest for a long time.

Depending on how you value your time and quality of life, determines if pest control is worth paying for. All our customers fall into two categories. First are people who value paying to resolve a problem that they are not trained to resolve. Second are people who have tried to resolve it on their own and failed. Which one do you want to be?

Should I Hire Pest Control Or Do It Myself?2023-06-29T17:45:14-04:00

Can you DIY pest control? They say that about 80% of the population will never hire a pest exterminator. Most people trying to do it themselves end up taking many trips to the store for products. They live with the pest for a long time, creating a lasting disruption of the household. They carelessly apply pesticides in a manner that exposes themselves and their family. All in all it complicates the issue way more than it must. And money gets wasted without solving the problem. We know!

Everyday people call us after trying to do it themselves. These people are worn out and frazzled. One thing about pest control is that it isn’t like repairing a broken water pipe. Instead of hiring a plumber, many people will watch a how-to video. Pest control is not as straightforward. There are variables. It takes training to know what to look for, and what to do. There is more to it than applying bug spray or setting mouse traps. Likewise, you need to know how to set the traps strategically or apply the products properly. We all know that few people read instructions. I would bet that around 95% of DIY pest controllers do not read the pesticide Label on how to legally apply it. Do you want to be one of those people?

How Long Does Pest Control Last?2023-06-29T17:43:17-04:00

How long pest control lasts depends on many factors. Pest pressure can vary between houses. Some homes never get pests inside and do not use pesticides. While others often need pest control. Many websites state that pest control lasts 60 or 90 days. This is a very generalized statement. They base this on the residual of the products used, not on the control achieved from the products used.

Manufacturers market pesticides to kill insects for up to 60 or 90 days. This is true in a laboratory setting. It doesn’t really hold up for that long when applied in and around the home. Let’s say you spray a product in a cool, dark and dry basement. This will kill insects much longer than the same thing sprayed outside during a 90 degree summer day. As popular as it is to spray the foundation, you really only get a few days to a week out of that type of application.

Although we apply a band around the foundation, we also apply spray under the bottom lip of the siding. This area is where most pests enter the home. It is also shaded from the sun and rain. Pesticides break down by heat, moisture and UV light. Moreover, pests are less likely to die when they cross over dried pesticides. Pests have to spend time with the pesticide for it to have an effect on them. That is why we apply pesticides to the crevices in which pests enter homes and the crevices in which they hide. These are also areas protected by the elements. So the products work better and for a longer time.

The whole pest control lasting 60 or 90 days is more of a marketing ploy. If you are basing that on how long of a residual a pest control spray has, I would lean more towards the 20 day mark. Once you factor in environmental factors, 20 some days is a good number. Dusts applied to cracks and crevices last much longer. Organic pest management uses a lot of dust since organic sprays hardly have any residual at all. Dusting is usually done once a year.

Sometimes sprays aren’t used at all. So it makes the 60 or 90 day statement pretty irrelevant. For example, you might put out ant or cockroach bait. While the bait may dry up in one week, it can have lasting effects. Yet how long it works for, is a result of how much pest pressure there is, along with many environmental factors.

Your ant bait might knock out the ant nest in your window, but it won’t kill the super colony underneath the driveway. It might take a year for the colony to reestablish a nest in that same window. Unless you perform many treatments to knock a colony back, they will reoccupy the same areas.

One example is if you have carpenter ants in your home during winter. Any carpenter ant nests inside your home consist of workers and older larvae. The queen is in a tree outside. You can kill the ants inside. The main colony will send out more ants to the nest inside your home once the pesticide wears out. So you really need a second service to treat the trees outside during the summer.
Another example is for bed bugs. They hitchhiked inside from somewhere. Our service might eradicate the bed bugs inside of your home. If you introduce another bed bug inside, then pest control will not last as long.

Same thing goes for spiders. You might be getting spiders from leaving the porch light on. We can spray and kill what is there. But if you keep leaving the porch light on, the treatment won’t last as long as it should.

As you can see, pest pressure dictates how long pest control will work, not how long a bug spray can kill bugs for. We recommend treatments every other month during the spray season (March- November). It usually takes a couple months for pests to reoccupy the treatment areas. That is why our warranties are for 60 days. We try to educate our customers and teach what they can do to keep common pests from coming back.

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