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Written By Jessica Hurtault|Last Updated: May 18, 2024

In any Apple Valley home, pests such as bed bugs and wasps may give you a reason to worry. These nuisance critters can damage houses and health, but licensed exterminators can help stop them in their tracks.

No matter your concerns, our guide to the top pest control companies in Apple Valley can help.

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Best 5 Apple Valley Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 3,236 customer reviews.

Services Offered

AntsGeneral Pest ControlFumigationPreventionWildlifeCockroachesFleasMosquitosBaitingWaspsBed BugsTermitesTicksMiceSpiders

Highlights

  • Commitment to customer education
  • No-cost inspections
  • Proactive approach to pest control
12710 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 909-806-7037 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Dewey Pest & Termite Control

5/5
Based on 636 customer reviews.

Services Offered

FleasMiceBeetlesCockroachesGreen Pest ControlBed BugsTermitesSilverfishPreventionTicksGeneral Pest ControlBeesFliesWaspsMosquitosAntsSpidersBaiting

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Reviews praise customer service
14300 Valley Center Dr, Victorville, CA 760-243-2150 deweypest.com
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Western Exterminator

4.6/5
Based on 253 customer reviews.

Services Offered

BeesAntsMiceMosquitosWaspsGeneral Pest ControlBeetlesSpidersTermitesBed BugsGreen Pest ControlPreventionFleasCockroachesTicks

Highlights

    12402 Industrial Blvd Suite 4 Bldg G, Victorville, CA 661-273-8188 westernexterminator.com
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    Protected Pest Control

    4.4/5
    Based on 16 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    General Pest Control

    Highlights

    • Reviews praise customer service
    • No-cost inspections
    • Transparent pricing
    15555 Main St Suite D-4 #179, Hesperia, CA 877-503-2847 protectedpestcontrol.com

    More Local Pest Control Companies

    Harris Termite & Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    11672 Echoglen St
    Victorville, CA 92392

    All-Pro Pest & Weed Control Services

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    6562 Caliente Rd Suite 101 PMB 105
    Oak Hills, CA 92344

    Pro Pacific Pest Control

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    673 E Cooley Dr
    Colton, CA 92324

    TruPest Solutions

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    1273 W Victoria St
    Rialto, CA 92376

    Craig & Sons Termite & Pest Control, Inc

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    32300 Outer Hwy 10 S
    Redlands, CA 92373

    HomeTeam Pest Defense

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    1120 Palmyrita Ave STE 210
    Riverside, CA 92507

    Ecola Termite and Pest Control Services

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    10944 Almond Ave
    Fontana, CA 92337

    R&D Pest Services Inc

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    9320 Santa Anita Ave Suite 105
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

    Clark Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.8/5 

    3403 Durahart St
    Riverside, CA 92507

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    Facts about Apple Valley
    Average Max Temp:77°F
    Average Min Temp:57°F
    Average Daily Sunlight:72%
    Average Annual Snowfall:20.5"
    Average Monthly Precipitation:0.59"
    Average Monthly Pest Visit:$239

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    How To Choose a Pest Control Company

    Choosing the best pest control treatment for you is key. Along with a company's qualifications and pest extermination methods, you might also consider how long it has been in business and what the reviews are like. Last but not least, you'll likely want to consider the cost of services.

    Below, we discuss each of these factors in more detail.

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

      All pesticide applicators, as well as those that supervise them, need to be licensed via the appropriate California regulatory agencies. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum standards of competency, while providing, maintaining, and revoking licensing is handled at the state level.

    • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

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

      There are various professional organizations that pest control companies can be members of. Companies can obtain membership in the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), or state-level organizations. NPMA membership provides companies with access to education, resources, and a network of other pest control companies. While not required, membership in professional organizations helps demonstrate a company's reputability.

    Professional Experience and Specialties

    Generally, a company displays information like its specialities and years of experience on its website. Local reviews can also help you determine if a company has experience dealing with a particular pest in your area. If you're unable to find the information you need online, you can call the company directly to get your questions answered.

    • Reviews and Recommendations

      You can verify a company's legitimacy using local review sites or social media as well as the Better Business Bureau (BBB). You can also check with California's licensing board to see the status of a company's license.

    • Cost of Services and Guarantees

      Cost is important when picking a pest control company. Cost may be determined by your location, the size of your house, the type of pest being treated, and other factors.

      Certain pest control companies offer a free on-site estimate to help you match services to your budget. You can also look at whether it offers a satisfaction guarantee.

    Safety and Treatment Methods

    Your choice of pest control company might be affected by how environmentally friendly a company's pest control servicesare, in addition to how safe its methods are around your family and pets.

    • Safety

      You should ask your pest control provider if the chemicals they're using are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what sort of precautionary measures they will have in place. All pesticides that are not considered minimum-risk chemicals need to be registered with the EPA. Your pest control provider will be able to supply information about all chemicals they are going to use.

    • Treatment Methods

      Many companies have started offering options for more eco-friendly treatment methods before employing harsh pesticides.

      One popular method for making pest control safer and greener is Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The steps of IPM are as follows:

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

    Common Household Pests in Apple Valley

    In Apple Valley, some species of pests are more common than others. This list includes the following:

    • Cockroaches: Cockroaches can be found in many parts of California, although they prefer wetter areas. Cockroaches enter your home through small cracks, and they can sometimes bring in diseases like salmonella.
    • Ants: Whether larger carpenter ants or smaller soils ants, these pests can be found in most of California. Carpenter ants can pose a bigger problem than their smaller counterparts because they can do damage to your house.
    • 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 an infestation of them in your house.
    • Mice: If you have mice, you may start noticing droppings or things like chewed wires. If your home has mice, they may be found in attics or in places where food is kept.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Apple Valley

    What causes pest infestations?

    Pest infestations occur when pests come into your house looking for something, typically food, water, or shelter. Pests might come looking for food or trash that is sitting out. Some could also be drawn to standing water outside (from rain collecting in a particular spot) or inside (from leaky pipes). Pests might also come into your house looking for shelter and get in through places such as foundation cracks or broken screens.

    What are some things I can do to prevent pest infestations?

    There are several steps you can take to help prevent pest infestations. First, don't leave food out. Make sure food is stored in sealed containers, and don't leave trash sitting around.

    Next, avoid having standing water in or around your home. Fix leaks indoors and eliminate places where standing water collects outdoors. Finally, seal off any potential pest entrances into your home, including foundation and siding cracks.

    When should I hire a pest control professional?

    Any time you see signs of pests in your Apple Valley home—such as nests, droppings, signs of damage, or the pests themselves—you should reach out to an exterminator. If your home has had seasonal or recurrent pest infestations, we suggest reaching out to a local pest control company to request annual pest management services.

    What is the importance of preventive pest control?

    If you get pests in your home, you might find yourself spending a large amount of time and money eliminating of them, and potentially recovering from illness or damages they have caused. Preventive pest control can help stop this from happening.

    What should I do before pest control services?

    Before a pest professional comes to your home, check and see if they want you to clean around your house, including in areas where you've noticed pests. Some pest professionals may prefer to see your home as-is.

    If you are asked to clean, make sure all trash and paper goods are out of the affected areas (as pests can hide in these items), and that you store food securely so that it does not get contaminated by pesticides. You might also want to remove plants from the affected areas. Also make sure to block off areas to be treated to keep children and pets out until it is safe. If the problem requires more intensive pest control, such as fumigation, follow your pest professional's instructions closely.

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