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Can I get rid of pests myself?

Sometimes. There’s a lot you can do to get rid of pests by yourself. Keeping clean will do wonders to keep out bugs like cockroaches, ants, and mice. Sealing up cracks and crevices will keep out larger animals such as rats and squirrels. Storing food properly will prevent stored product pests such as moths.

Dealing with ants? Battling cockroaches? Struggling with mice? Check out our guides for advice on what you can do and which products to use for DIY pest control.

But remember, some pests are trickier than others. Creatures such as bedbugs and Carpenter ants often need professional help. If you’re ready to call in a pro, let us help you find the best companies in your area.



How much does pest control treatment cost?

That's a difficult question to answer. Costs vary according to pest, geographical region, and type of treatment. There can also be a big difference in price from one company to the next.

Pest control is a skill that takes time to acquire, and so it rarely comes cheap. The most straightforward treatments, such as removing a wasp nest, could be as low as $100-$200. Spraying for carpet beetles, ants or spiders is usually around $200-$300, and cockroach treatment starts around $300.

Highly specialized treatments, such as those for Carpenter ants, start at $500 and go up from there according to their complexity. At the high end, termite control and bedbug heat treatments can cost thousands of dollars.

When getting quotes for pest control, remember that the lowest price doesn't always represent the best value. Reputable companies will usually provide you with a free quote and clearly explain what is and isn't included in the price. Make sure that the treatment they offer is the best one for your situation.



What can I do to prevent pest infestation?

  •   Keep your home clean. Pay special attention to food spills and crumbs that can provide a food source for pests.
  •   Store food in pest-proof containers.
  •   Seal up gaps around water and heat pipes and in the exterior of the home.
  •   Trim back bushes and trees that come close to the house
  •   Move woodpiles away from the building
  •   Reduce or remove areas of standing water.
  •   Install window screens
  •   Screen off roof vents
  •   Clean gutters


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

    Look for a company that is a member in good standing of local and national pest management associations, such as the NPMA. These associations hold members to a code of ethics.

    Check that the company is licensed and bonded. Any honest company should be able to provide you with evidence that they are fully insured. This way, in the unlikely event of any damage to your home, you’ll know you’re covered.
    Any company worth hiring should be able to explain how they intend to deal with your pest problem. Depending on the pest situation you’re dealing with, they may be able to give you a quote over the phone, or it may be necessary to visit your home and take a closer look at the problem.

    Established companies can offer confidence in their reputation, but don't discount the smaller operators. Every year, experienced pest control technicians start out on there own, so just because a company is new, it doesn't necessarily follow that they don't know what they're doing. And often, your business means more to these smaller firms than it does to a national or multinational company.



    How do I find the best pest control company near me?

    Look into the company's reputation online. Also talk to neighbors, friends, and family members to see if they have experiences that can guide you.

    Check out our reviews of companies throughout the US to see what other people's experiences have been like.

    If you want to be sure of getting the best company in your area, give us a call at (866) 250-4176. We’ve done the research for you so you can be sure of getting the best pest control company in your area.

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