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Written By Jessica Hurtault | Last Updated: February 05, 2024

When the weather in Antioch warms up, you may discover damaging pests such as crickets and centipedes. These critters can risk health and damage homes, but a licensed exterminator can stop them in their tracks.

Our guide to the top pest control companies in Antioch can help you choose the right team to deal with any pest problem, big or small.

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4.8
  • Over a century of experience
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Best 5 Antioch Pest Control Companies

Orkin Logo

Orkin

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4.7/5
Based on 88 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Mosquitos Rats Beetles Prevention Ticks Bed Bugs Termites Ants Commercial Fleas Baiting Residential Silverfish Flies Spiders General Pest Control Cockroaches Mice Wasps

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Free inspections
6265 Southfront Rd, Livermore, CA 925-453-0704 orkin.com Read More: Orkin Review
McCauley Agricultural & Pest Control Logo

McCauley Agricultural & Pest Control

4.7/5
Based on 25 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Ants Mice Ticks Silverfish Spiders Squirrels Flies Residential Wasps Bees Raccoons Fleas Cockroaches Gophers Green Pest Control Rats General Pest Control Termites Grubs Commercial Bed Bugs Moles

Highlights

  • Reliable exterminators
  • Transparent pricing
  • Free inspections
2150 Elkins Way Ste 205, Brentwood, CA 925-634-1255 mccauleyag.com
Pest Protection Services Inc. Logo

Pest Protection Services

4.5/5
Based on 23 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Residential Rats Moles Moths Green Pest Control Raccoons General Pest Control Wasps Bees Beetles Ants Fleas Commercial Spiders Snakes Cockroaches

Highlights

  • Reviews praise customer service
  • No-cost inspections
  • Transparent pricing
601 Gracie Ln, Brentwood, CA 925-325-4789 pestprotectionservice.com
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Discovery Pest Control

4.2/5
Based on 25 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Mice Residential Wasps Ants Rats Flies General Pest Control

Highlights

  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Transparent pricing
275 Central Terrace # C, Brentwood, CA 925-634-2221 discoverypest.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Aantex Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.0/5 

420 Beatrice Ct Suite E
Brentwood, CA 94513

Clark Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

4045 Nelson Ave Suite B
Concord, CA 94520

Dewey Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

4868 Sunrise Dr
Martinez, CA 94553

Mighty Men Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

831 E 2nd St #101
Benicia, CA 94510

Zap Termite & Pest Control, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

1755 Woolner Ave #E
Fairfield, CA 94533

Knock 'Em Out Pest Control, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

1735 Enterprise Dr Suite 101
Fairfield, CA 94533

Alley Cat - Rodent Exclusion Company

User Reviews: 5/5 

3030 Ashby Ave #103B
Berkeley, CA 94705

HomeShield Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

518 Canvasback Ct
Vacaville, CA 95687

Bay Pest Solution

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

5729 Sonoma Dr Unit 1
Pleasanton, CA 94566

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Facts about Antioch
Average Max Temp: 71°F
Average Min Temp: 49°F
Average Daily Sunlight: 68%
Average Annual Snowfall: 0.2"
Average Monthly Precipitation: 1.47"
Average Monthly Pest Visit: $240

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The most important step is choosing the right pest control professional for the job. Things you may consider include qualifications and licensing, treatment methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and cost.

Below, we dive into detail on each of these factors.

  • Does the company have a valid license and permits to perform pest control?

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets minimum competency standards for pesticide applicators, but licensing is regulated at the state level. All pesticide applicators and supervisors in California must be licensed through the proper state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    Pest control companies can earn the GreenPro Service Certification, which requires that a company show that its practices are environmentally friendly and that its employee training is up to date. QualityPro and similar trade organizations also offer other certifications. These are not required, but can help demonstrate that a pest control company is reputable.

    A pest control company can also be a member of various professional organizations. When a company joins an organization like the National Pest Management Association(NPMA) (or a state-level organization), it gains access to education, resources, and a network of other pest control professionals with whom to compare methods. This can give you extra peace of mind that a company is following industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

For the most part, a company provides information like years of experience and specialities on its website. Online reviews can also help you figure out if a company has experience dealing with a specific pest. If you're unable to locate the information you need online, you can call the company directly to get your questions answered.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can check a company's rating on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), browse reviews on local review sites or social media, or check the standing of its license via the California licensing board.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    Pest control costs can vary based on things like the type of pest being treated, the size of your house, your location, and other factors.

    When considering the cost of services, you should verify whether a company includes free on-site estimates as part of its process. This can inform you whether the company fits into your budget. Also take into account what guarantees a company offers: If the problem is not resolved, or returns, does the company provide additional treatment until the issue is resolved satisfactorily?

Safety and Treatment Methods

It's important to consider safety when choosing a pest control provider. You might also prefer a provider who employs more natural, environmentally friendly methods.

  • Safety

    All pesticides (except those that are determined to be of minimal risk) should be registered with the EPA. Your pest control provider should provide you with information on all the pesticides that they plan to use. They should inform you whether these chemicals are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what safety precautions they plan to take.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies have started making the switch to using more natural treatment methods before (or in place of) harsh chemical pesticides. Some utilize a program called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The steps of IPM are as follows:

    1. Identify the source of the pest problem and determine whether immediate action is needed.
    2. Decide on the safest course of action.
    3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of mechanical, cultural, biological, and physical controls.
    4. Use chemical controls only when required, and always with other controls for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Assess the outcome and provide additional pest control as needed.


Common Household Pests in Antioch

Certain pests are more common than others. In Antioch, common pests to be on the lookout for include the following:

  • Ants: Whether smaller soil ants or larger carpenter ants, these bugs can be found in most parts of California. Carpenter ants can cause more problems than their smaller counterparts because they can do damage to your home.
  • Flies: You may spot flies around sinks or in areas where food is kept. Flies can get into your house in Antioch throughout the year, but they're especially common during warmer months.
  • Fleas: Fleas prefer warmer weather (which can make them a real nuisance in Antioch) and often get inside by hiding in the fur of pets.
  • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your attic or other damp, dark areas. Most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, but you still don't want a spider infestation in your house.
  • Bed bugs: Infestations of bed bugs are often very difficult to eliminate, so we recommend hiring an exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs are found throughout California, and can infest not only your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even your wallpaper.
  • Mice: If you have mice, you may notice droppings around your house, or things like chewed wires. If your home has mice, they may be found in places where food is kept or in attics.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Antioch

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pests enter your home looking for one of three things: food, water, or shelter. Some pests will enter your home simply because they have the opportunity to do so, through a broken screen or foundation crack. Some are drawn by food, either actual food sitting out or trash left out in the open. Others are searching for water, either standing water on your property or puddles inside from things like leaky pipes.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

One method for preventing pest infestations is to seal off potential entrances into your house. This includes things like cracks in your siding or foundation. Next, try to avoid leaving out food for pests. This includes keeping food in sealed containers and not leaving trash out. Finally, reduce standing water in and around your home. Work to reduce places where water can collect outside, and fix leaks inside.

How often should I hire someone to do pest control?

Generally it's recommended that you hire a pest control technician about once a year. If your home has an active infestation, you will need to hire a pest control professional more frequently. Ultimately, your pest professional will be the person best-equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

Is pest control safe around pets?

It's normally a smart idea to keep pets away from treated areas during and for some time after application. Some pest control chemicals are non-toxic or have low toxicity, but generally they should not be ingested by animals. Your pest control technician will tell you how far to keep pets out of treated areas, and for how long.

Do pests come out after spraying for them?

You might feel as though you're seeing a greater number of pests in your home in the days following pest control treatment. This can be due to living pests being flushed out of their hiding places deep in your home, or you may be seeing more dead pests around. If the amount of pest activity hasn't begun to decrease in one to two weeks following treatment, get in touch with your Antioch pest control professional to see if another treatment is required.

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