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

When the weather in El Monte is warmer, nuisance pests such as crickets and centipedes could enter your home to keep cool. Send them packing and prevent future infestations with the help of a licensed exterminator.

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

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Best 5 El Monte Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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4.8/5
Based on 429 customer reviews.

Services Offered

SilverfishGeneral Pest ControlCockroachesMiceMosquitosBaitingTermitesWaspsPreventionBed BugsSpidersTicksAntsWildlife

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Commitment to customer education
  • No-cost inspections
845 S Oak Park Rd, Covina, CA 626-460-7305 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Ikill Pest Control

4.8/5
Based on 70 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MosquitosWaspsGreen Pest ControlCockroachesBed BugsTermitesSpidersBeesGeneral Pest ControlFleasSilverfishPreventionFumigationTicksWildlifeMiceAnts

Highlights

  • Punctuality
  • Commitment to customer education
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
125 E Santa Clara St Ste 16, Arcadia, CA 626-272-9542 ikillpestcontrolinc.com
Dewey Pest & Termite Control Logo

Dewey Pest & Termite Control

4.7/5
Based on 149 customer reviews.

Services Offered

PreventionSilverfishGreen Pest ControlSpidersFumigationCockroachesFleasTermitesAntsBeesFliesTicksGeneral Pest ControlMosquitosWaspsMiceBed BugsBeetles

Highlights

  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Transparent pricing
  • Educational web content
3090 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 626-795-2558 deweypest.com
Janus Pest Management, Inc. Logo

Janus Pest Management

4.7/5
Based on 21 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Green Pest ControlFleasBed BugsAntsMosquitosMiceWaspsTermitesWildlifeCockroachesSpidersGeneral Pest ControlEthical Pest Control

Highlights

    138 Valencia St Ste F, Glendora, CA 888-526-8744 januspest.com

    More Local Pest Control Companies

    Signature Pest & Termite Control

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    845 S Oak Park Rd
    Covina, CA 91724

    Gladiator Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    4507 E Valley Blvd Unit 203A
    Los Angeles, CA 90032

    L.A. Pest One Exterminators, Inc.

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    11601 Pioneer Blvd
    Norwalk, CA 90650

    Dewey Services Incorporated

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    939 Union St
    Pasadena, CA 91106

    Prolific Pest Services

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    1308 E Colorado Blvd #102
    Pasadena, CA 91106

    My Termite Company

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    930 Colorado Blvd STE 1
    Los Angeles, CA 90042

    Already A Better Choice Termite & Pest Control, Inc.

    User Reviews: 4.4/5 

    10205 Valley Blvd A
    El Monte, CA 91731

    Nicomite Termite Control, Inc.

    User Reviews: 4.4/5 

    899 W Foothill Blvd suite f
    Monrovia, CA 91016

    Stanley Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.4/5 

    2557 Loma Ave
    South El Monte, CA 91733

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    Facts about El Monte
    Average Max Temp:71°F
    Average Min Temp:53°F
    Average Daily Sunlight:72%
    Average Annual Snowfall:0"
    Average Monthly Precipitation:1.26"
    Average Monthly Pest Visit:$239

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    How To Choose a Pest Control Company

    There are several factors that you can consider when choosing the right pest control company for you. You might take into consideration a company's qualifications, treatment methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and cost of services.

    Below, we dive into detail on each factor.

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

      The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set minimum competency standards for pesticide applicators, but licensure is regulated at the state level. All pesticide applicators and their supervisors in California need to be licensed through the proper state regulatory agencies.

    • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

      There are additional optional certifications that can help prove that a pest control company is reputable. One of these is the GreenPro Service Certification. To obtain this certification, a company must prove that its methods are more environmentally friendly and that its employee training is up to date. Additional certifications can be earned through trade organizations like QualityPro.

      Pest control companies can also belong to certain professional organizations. Companies can be members of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), or state-level organizations. NPMA membership gives companies access to resources, education, and a network of other pest professionals. While not required, membership in professional organizations helps back up a company's reputability.

    Professional Experience and Specialties

    Browsing a company's website can tell you how many years it has been in operation and what species of pests it specializes in eliminating. Online reviews can also provide some insight into a company's experience dealing with specific pests. If you can't find this information online, you can try contacting the company directly.

    • Reviews and Recommendations

      Resources you can use to check a company's reputation include the Better Business Bureau (BBB), local review sites, and social media. You can also confirm the status of a company's license via the California licensing board.

    • Cost of Services and Guarantees

      Things like the type of pest being treated, your location, the size of your house, and other factors can all influence the price of pest control.

      You can look into whether a company provides free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), as well as what sort of guarantees it has. Often, a company will provide a guarantee that if it does not solve your pest problem, it will continue treatment until it does.

    Safety and Treatment Methods

    Your preferences regarding safety for yourself, any children or pets, and the environment may influence which provider and treatment methods you choose.

    • Safety

      Your pest control provider should use pesticides that are low toxicity or non-toxic when possible. If any pesticides they intend to use don't fall into one of these categories, your technician should explain what safety precautions will be used to protect you, your family, and your pets. Any pesticides that pose more than a minimum risk are required to be registered with the EPA.

    • Treatment Methods

      You can ask if your technician will start with lower-toxicity, more natural options before trying harsher chemicals.

      Many companies have begun to use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to reduce personal or environmental risk when treating pest infestations. The steps of IPM are as follows:

      1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and determine whether immediate action is required.
      2. Decide on the safest course of action.
      3. Use a combination of mechanical, cultural, biological, and physical controls to manage the pest problem.
      4. Use chemical controls only when absolutely necessary, and always in combination with other controls for effective long-term pest management.
      5. Observe the results and implement additional pest control as needed.

    Common Household Pests in El Monte

    Certain pests are more common than others. In El Monte, common pests to be watchful for include the following:

    • Flies: You may spot flies around sinks or in places where you keep food. Flies might get into your house in El Monte throughout the year, but they're even more common when the weather gets warmer.
    • Cockroaches: You can find cockroaches throughout California, though they prefer wetter areas. Cockroaches can come inside through small cracks, and some can bring in diseases like salmonella.
    • Ants: Ants are common in basically all of California. Large carpenter ants can be an even bigger problem than normal soil ants, because they can cause structural damage to your home.
    • Mice: Some telltale signs of mouse activity include chewed wires and droppings around your house. Mice are often found in attics or in areas where you keep food.
    • Bed bugs: Bed bugs may be found throughout California, and they can cause big problems if left untreated. Because bed bug infestations can be tricky to get rid of, we recommend hiring a professional exterminator as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest wallpaper, furniture, bedsheets, and more.
    • 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 a spider infestation in your home.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in El Monte

    What causes pest infestations?

    Pest infestations happen when pests come into your house looking for something, generally food, water, or shelter. Pests may come looking for food or trash that is left out. Some may also be drawn by standing water collecting outside (from rain collecting in a particular spot) or inside (from leaky pipes). Pests might also enter your house simply looking for shelter. They can get in through weak spots like broken screens or foundation cracks.

    What are some steps I can take to prevent pest infestations?

    There are certain things you can do to help prevent pest infestations. First, avoid leaving food out. Make sure food is stored in sealed containers, and don't leave trash sitting around.

    Next, try not to have standing water in or around your home. Repair leaks inside and eliminate places where standing water collects outside. Lastly, seal off any possible pest entrances into your house, including foundation and siding cracks.

    How do I know when to hire an exterminator?

    You should consider hiring an exterminator any time you notice signs of pests in your El Monte home. These signs can include nests, droppings, pest damage, or even the pests themselves. If you get seasonal or recurrent pest infestations, we recommend yearly preventive pest management.

    Do pests come out after a technician sprays for them?

    You could think you're seeing a greater number of pests in your home in the days following pest control treatment. This is because living pests are being flushed out of their hiding places deep in your home, or you may be finding more dead pests. If the amount of pest activity hasn't decreased in a week or two following treatment, reach out to your El Monte pest control professional to see if more treatment is required.

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