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

Like any place in the country, Folsom residents face infestations of wasps and bed bugs. 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 Folsom can help you choose the right team to resolve it.

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Best 5 Folsom Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 2,061 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Bed BugsMiceSilverfishMosquitosSpidersCockroachesGeneral Pest ControlBeetlesWildlifeWaspsTicksAntsBaitingFumigationTermites

Highlights

  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • No-cost inspections
  • Lack of hidden fees
1170 National Dr #90, Sacramento, CA 916-389-6975 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
EcoGuard Pest Management Logo

EcoGuard Pest Management

5/5
Based on 631 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Green Pest ControlTermitesGeneral Pest ControlSpidersMiceFumigationCockroachesAntsBed BugsWasps

Highlights

  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Transparent pricing
  • Free inspections
808 Bidwell St, Folsom, CA 916-817-2847 ecoguardpestmanagement.com
Finley Home Services, Home & Termite Inspections & Pest Control Logo

Finley Home Services, Home & Termite Inspections & Pest Control

5/5
Based on 331 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MiceFliesSpidersFleasTermitesPreventionMosquitosGeneral Pest ControlAntsCockroachesGreen Pest Control

Highlights

  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Reliable appointment windows
  • Reviews praise customer service
530 6th St, Roseville, CA 916-741-2847 finleyhomeservices.com
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Next Level Pest Control

5/5
Based on 411 customer reviews.

Services Offered

FleasCockroachesBaitingAntsMosquitosPreventionSpidersGeneral Pest ControlMiceWasps

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Transparent pricing
6008 Auburn Blvd #1, Citrus Heights, CA 916-304-7379 thenextlevelpestcontrol.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Pro Active Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

3300 Monier Cir STE 140
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

PEST PROS PEST SOLUTIONS

User Reviews: 5/5 

4619 Auburn Blvd STE A
Sacramento, CA 95841

CalPro Inspection Group

User Reviews: 5/5 

3565 Taylor Rd Unit D
Loomis, CA 95650

Results Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

2377 Gold Meadow Way #100
Gold River, CA 95670

Brilliant Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

101 Creekside Ridge Ct Suite 210
Roseville, CA 95678

Earthwise Pest Management

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

5710 Auburn Blvd # 18
Sacramento, CA 95841

Rocklin Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

920 Reserve Dr #150
Roseville, CA 95678

Jones Bros Pest Control, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

3650 Omec Park Dr
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Clark Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

11285 White Rock Rd
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

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Facts about Folsom
Average Max Temp:75°F
Average Min Temp:49°F
Average Daily Sunlight:67%
Average Annual Snowfall:0.1"
Average Monthly Precipitation:1.70"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$236

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When picking a pest control company, you want to find the right one for you. Along with a company's qualifications and pest extermination methods, you may also look into how long it has been in business and what the reviews are like. Last but not least, you'll likely want to look at the cost of services.

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

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

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

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    One optional certification that may be worth looking for is the GreenPro Service Certification. To receive this certification, a pest control company needs to both demonstrate that its practices are more eco-friendly and uphold certain training standards for its technicians. Companies can obtain other certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro to further support their work.

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

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can get some insight into a pest control company's level of pest management experience by finding out how long it has been in business. Local reviews and the company's own website can also tell you whether a certain company has the experience needed to deal with the specific species of pests invading your home. You can always call the company directly to learn this information if you can't find it online.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

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

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

    Companies will often 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 if your company has 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

It's important to consider safety when deciding on a pest control professional. You might also prefer a provider who uses more natural, eco-friendly pest control management.

  • 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 provider should provide you with information on each pesticide they will be using. They should inform you whether the pesticides are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what safety precautions they plan to take.

  • Treatment Methods

    Companies looking to reduce their use of chemical pesticides often implement procedures such as Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Using IPM involves a series of steps:

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

Common Household Pests in Folsom

In Folsom, certain pests are more common than others. This list includes the following:

  • Snakes: Snakes often enter homes looking for food, and once inside they tend to prefer cool, dark, and damp places. While the majority of snakes are harmless, you and your family should not take that risk.
  • Cockroaches: You can find cockroaches throughout California, though they prefer wetter areas. Cockroaches get into your house through small cracks, and they can sometimes carry diseases like salmonella.
  • Ants: Whether they are larger carpenter ants or smaller soils ants, these pests can be found in most parts of California. Carpenter ants can pose a more urgent issue than their smaller counterparts by causing damage to your home.
  • Spiders: You may find spiders in your attic or other dark, damp areas. Even though most species of spider are harmless to humans, you don't want an infestation of them in your home.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs are found throughout California, and they can cause serious problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs are often difficult to get rid of, we recommend hiring a professional exterminator as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest bedsheets, furniture, wallpaper, and more.
  • Mice: Some common signs of mice include chewed wires and droppings around your house. Mice tend to frequent attics or places where food is stored.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Folsom

What causes pest infestations?

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

How can I prevent pest infestations?

There are certain things you can do to help prevent pest infestations. First, avoid leaving food out. Keep your food stored in sealed containers, and avoid leaving trash sitting around.

Second, avoid having standing water in or around your home. Repair leaks indoors and eliminate places where standing water collects outside. Finally, seal off potential pest entrances into your house, including foundation and siding cracks.

How do I know when to hire an exterminator?

Any time you see signs of pests in your Folsom home—such as droppings, nests, signs of damage, or the pests themselves—you should contact your local pest professional. 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?

Preventive pest control is important for stopping pest problems before they begin. Local pest control companies know about the pests that live in your part of Folsom, including how they make their way into your home and the times of the year during which they are most active. Your technician can make changes and implement barriers to keep pests out of your home, helping you save time and money that you might otherwise spend on future pest control visits—and on the damage and illness caused by pests.

How soon can I expect to see results from pest control?

How long pest control takes to work depends on the problem and treatment. For example, if your technician removes a wasp nest, you should see the results immediately. In other cases, it might take anywhere from one to two days to up to six weeks to see significant results from pest control. Some pest infestations might require your technician to make multiple trips to your house.

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