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

Many Fountain Valley homeowners worry about wasp and rat infestations. Any pest can threaten both your health and property, but hiring a licensed local exterminator can give you peace of mind by stopping infestations and preventing future ones.

No matter your concerns, our list of the top pest control companies in Fountain Valley can help.

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Best 5 Fountain Valley Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,815 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest ControlCockroachesSpidersTermitesSilverfishBed BugsMiceWildlifeMosquitosBaitingFumigationAntsPreventionTicksWasps

Highlights

  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Offerings of preventative treatments
1580 Corporate Dr Ste 123, Costa Mesa, CA 657-356-7159 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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HomeShield Pest Control

5/5
Based on 361 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Bed BugsEthical Pest ControlTermitesTicksWildlifeGeneral Pest ControlGreen Pest ControlMosquitosMiceAnts

Highlights

  • Proactive solutions for pest control
  • No-cost inspections
  • Transparent pricing
1501 S Harris Ct, Anaheim, CA 714-702-1058 homeshieldpestcontrol.com
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Kilter Termite and Pest Control

5/5
Based on 340 customer reviews.

Services Offered

FleasCockroachesSpidersSilverfishMosquitosTermitesGeneral Pest ControlBed BugsTicksBeetlesAntsMice

Highlights

  • Reliable exterminators
  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
381 W Grove Ave, Orange, CA 714-406-2294 kiltertermiteandpestcontrol.com
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Malang Pest Control

4.8/5
Based on 294 customer reviews.

Services Offered

CockroachesAntsMiceSpidersTermitesEthical Pest ControlMosquitosBed BugsPreventionGeneral Pest ControlGreen Pest Control

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Timeliness of service
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
17595 Harvard Ave Suite C2470, Irvine, CA 949-398-2525 malangpestcontrol.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Ecola Termite and Pest Control Services

User Reviews: 4.8/5 

1521 E Lincoln Ave
Anaheim, CA 92805

Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

1050 W Katella Ave Unit A
Orange, CA 92867

Lloyd Pest & Termite Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

566 E Dyer Rd
Santa Ana, CA 92707

Natural Science Exterminating

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

11642 Knott Ave
Garden Grove, CA 92841

Dewey Pest & Termite Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

2307 S Manchester Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802

Treebark Termite and Pest Control Santa Ana

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

2321 E 4th St c287
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Clark Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

1265 S Lewis St
Anaheim, CA 92805

Preferred Pest Control Orange County

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

17150 Newhope St Suite 807
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

The No-Nonsense Termite Company

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

1201 E Ball Rd suite v
Anaheim, CA 92805

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Facts about Fountain Valley
Average Max Temp:70°F
Average Min Temp:56°F
Average Daily Sunlight:71%
Average Annual Snowfall:0"
Average Monthly Precipitation:1.29"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$239

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

Choosing the best pest control company for you is important. Important decision-making factors include a company's qualifications, its treatment methods, experience and reviews, and of course 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 (and those that supervise them) need to be certified at the state level. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum standards of competency, but all pesticide applicators working in the state of California should be licensed via the necessary 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. In order to earn this certification, a pest control company must both demonstrate that its practices are more environmentally friendly and uphold certain technician training standards. Companies can also obtain other certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations to further back up their work.

    There are certain professional organizations that a pest control company can be a member of. When a company becomes a member of an organization like the National Pest Management Association(NPMA) (or a state-level organization), it receives access to education, resources, and a network of other pest professionals with whom to compare methods. This can offer extra peace of mind that a company follows industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can get some insight into a company's level of pest management experience by seeing how many years it has been in operation. The company's website and local reviews can also tell you whether the company has experience dealing with the specific species of pests that are afflicting your home. You can contact the company directly to learn this information if it is not available online.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

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

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

    You can find out whether a company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget) and what kind of guarantees it provides. Often, a company will provide a guarantee that if it does not resolve your pest problem, it will continue treatment until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Keeping yourself, your family and your pets safe is an important consideration when selecting a pest control provider. You might also prefer one that employs environmentally friendly practices.

  • Safety

    All pesticides used by your company (except those that are determined to be of minimal risk) must be registered with the EPA. Your pest control provider should provide information on every pesticide they will be using. They should be able to tell you whether the pesticides are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what safety precautions will be in place.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies are now exploring greener and cleaner pest management that can be implemented before (or instead of) chemical pesticides. Many follow the practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which goes as follows:

    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 mechanical, cultural, biological, and physical controls.
    4. Use chemical controls only if needed, and always in combination with other solutions for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Observe the results and implement additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Fountain Valley

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

  • Flies: You might find flies around sinks or in places where food is kept. Flies can get into your house in Fountain Valley throughout the year, but they're even more common when the weather gets warmer.
  • Ants: Ants are common in just about every part of California. Large carpenter ants can be an even bigger problem than regular soil ants, because they can cause structural damage to your house.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs may be found throughout California and can cause big problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs are often difficult to get rid of, we recommend having professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. These pests can infest furniture, wallpaper, bedsheets, and more.
  • Mice: If you have 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 kept.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Fountain Valley

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pest infestations occur when pests come into your house looking for something, usually 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 area) or inside (from leaky pipes). They may also enter your house simply looking for shelter and get in through places like broken screens or foundation cracks.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

There are several things you can do 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.

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

How often do I need to hire someone to do pest control?

Typically, it's recommended that your house is treated for pests around once a year, more often if you have an active infestation. Your pest control professional will ultimately be the best person to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

What do I need to do before my pest control technician arrives at my house?

Be sure to ask your pest technician if they want you to clean around your home. This can help them find, identify, and treat all pests present. However, some providers may want to see your house as-is.

If you are asked to clean, clear paper goods and trash out of affected areas, as some pests like to hide in these items. Also be sure that food is stored away so that it does not get contaminated by pesticides. Remove any plants in the area to avoid chemical contamination. Finally, if needed, block off areas that you anticipate will be treated so that pets and children do not enter until it is safe. If you're undergoing a more intensive process like fumigation, be sure to closely follow your pest professional's instructions.

Will I need to clean after pest control services?

Whether you need to clean your home after pest control services will change depending on what treatments are used. Be sure to ask your pest control technician before they leave. Generally, you will be able to dust, vacuum, and wipe down certain surfaces, but you should avoid wiping away chemical barriers or touching any traps unless you have been explicitly told to do so. You may notice a lingering smell after the application of some pesticides.

Following pest control, it is important to maintain a clean home to discourage pests from returning.

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