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    Jessica Hurtault
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In any Costa Mesa home, pests such as rats and bed bugs might be giving you cause for concern. These nuisance critters can damage both health and houses, but licensed exterminators can help stop them in their tracks.

Whether your pest problem is big or small, our list of pest control companies in Costa Mesa can help you choose the right team to solve it.

Best Overall
Terminix logo
5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
  • Nearly 100 years in business
  • Service guarantees in 46 states
Best for Urgent Service
Orkin logo
4.8/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • Over a century of experience
  • Same-day service if you call before noon local time
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

10 Best Pest Control Companies in Costa Mesa

Brands are algorithmically curated from a database of local service providers near you. We require a minimum number of Google reviews and average ratings for provider inclusion.

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Top Rated

Terminix

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 715 reviews


23302 Verdugo Dr, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

(949) 454-4693

www.terminix.com/exterminators/ca/lag...
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Top Rated

Orkin

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 1815 reviews


1580 Corporate Dr Ste 123, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(657) 356-7159

www.orkin.com/locations/california-ca...
Malang Pest Control Logo

Malang Pest Control

4.8/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 294 reviews


17595 Harvard Ave Suite C2470, Irvine, CA 92614

(949) 398-2525

www.malangpestcontrol.com
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Moxie Pest Control

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 2401 reviews


18 Technology Dr Suite 152, Irvine, CA 92618

(949) 377-0347

www.moxieservices.com/locations/orang...

Treebark Termite and Pest Control Santa Ana

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 21 reviews


2321 E 4th St c287, Santa Ana, CA 92705

(714) 909-0575

treebarktermiteandpestcontrol.com/san...
Lloyd Pest & Termite Control Logo

Lloyd Pest & Termite Control

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 176 reviews


566 E Dyer Rd, Santa Ana, CA 92707

(949) 752-2847

www.lloydpest.com/service-areas/orang...
Preferred Pest Control Orange County Logo

Preferred Pest Control Orange County

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 54 reviews


17150 Newhope St Suite 807, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

(714) 486-2637

www.preferredpestcontroloc.com
Coasterra Pest Control Logo

Coasterra Pest Control

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 124 reviews


1525 Mesa Verde Dr E, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(714) 551-6730

gocoasterra.com
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Oceanfront Pest Control

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 280 reviews


17671 Irvine Blvd, Tustin, CA 92780

(949) 461-7981

oceanfrontpestcontrol.com

Treebark Termite and Pest Control

4.5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 17 reviews


260 Newport Center Dr #100, Newport Beach, CA 92660

(714) 409-5500

treebarktermiteandpestcontrol.com/new...

Facts about Costa Mesa

  • Average Max Temperature:
    70°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    56°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    71%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    0.0”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    1.29”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $239

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

There are several factors that you can weigh when selecting the right pest control treatmentfor you. You might take into consideration a pest control company's qualifications and methods of treatment in addition to its customer reviews and years of experience. And of course, there's the cost of services to consider.

Below, we explore the details of each of these factors.

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

While the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum standards of competency for pesticide application, licensure is taken care of at the state level. All pesticide applicators (and those who supervise them) in California need to be licensed by all the necessary state regulatory agencies.

Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

Pest control companies can obtain optional certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro. These certifications can help you evaluate the quality of a company's products. For example, the GreenPro Service Certification recognizes comprehensive and effective pest control methods that are safer for people and the environment.

Pest control companies can also belong to various professional organizations. Joining an organization like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or a state-level organization grants a pest control company access to resources and education, plus a professional network to compare best practices with. Joining one of these organizations is not required, but it can help show that a company follows industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

Typically, a company displays information like specialities and years of experience on its website. Online reviews can also tell you whether a company has experience dealing with a specific pest. 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 look up a company's Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating, read reviews on social media or local review sites, or check the standing of its license via the California licensing board.

Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

Many companies offer free on-site estimates at the beginning of their process, to help you determine whether it fits into your budget. You can also ask whether a provider offers a satisfaction guarantee, meaning that if your pest problem is not solved by the initial treatment, it will continue returning until it is.

Safety and Treatment Methods

When choosing a pest control provider, you want to select one that will keep you, your family, and your pets safe. You might also prefer an environmentally-conscious provider.

Safety

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

Treatment Methods

Many pest control companies are making the switch to using more natural and eco-friendly treatment methods before, or instead of, harsh chemical pesticides. Some follow a program called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The steps of IPM are as follows:

  1. Identify problem pests and assess whether immediate action is required.
  2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
  3. Use a combination of mechanical, physical, biological, and cultural controls to manage the pest problem.
  4. Use chemical controls only when absolutely necessary, and always with other controls for effective long-term pest control management.
  5. Observe the results and continue with additional pest control solutions as needed.

Common Household Pests in Costa Mesa

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

  • Ants: Whether they are larger carpenter ants or smaller soils ants, these bugs 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 home.
  • Bed bugs: Infestations of bed bugs can be very difficult to eliminate, so we recommend calling a local exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs can be found throughout California, and can infest not only your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even your wallpaper.
  • Mice: If your home has a mouse infestation, you may start noticing droppings or things like chewed wires. You can often find mice in attics or in places where food is stored.
  • Spiders: You may find spiders in your attic or other damp, dark places. Most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, but you still don't want an infestation of them in your home.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in Costa Mesa

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