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

Our guide to the best pest control companies in Hemet can help you choose the right team to tackle any pest problem, big or small.

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 Hemet

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 361 reviews


1301 Montalvo Way #1, Palm Springs, CA 92262

(760) 778-8128

www.terminix.com/exterminators/ca/pal...
Featured Partner
Orkin Logo
Top Rated

Orkin

5/5

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

Based on 574 reviews


40880 County Center Dr Ste B, Temecula, CA 92591

(951) 383-4281

www.orkin.com/locations/california-ca...
Activated Pest Solutions Inc | pest control Logo

Activated Pest Solutions Inc | pest control

4.5/5

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

Based on 16 reviews


29558 Two Harbor Ln, Menifee, CA 92585

(855) 927-0382

www.activatedpestsolutions.net
Moat Termite & Pest Control Logo

Moat Termite & Pest Control

4.7/5

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

Based on 150 reviews


28820 Sunny View Dr, Menifee, CA 92584

(760) 978-5999

www.moattermite.com
Bull's Eye Pest Control Logo

Bull's Eye Pest Control

5/5

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

Based on 441 reviews


30882 Wealth St, Murrieta, CA 92563

(951) 461-8889

www.bullseyepest.com
Paragon Pest Management Logo

Paragon Pest Management

4.7/5

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

Based on 27 reviews


30724 Benton Rd Ste C302 - 581, Winchester, CA 92596

(951) 916-8171

www.paragonpestman.com
Black Knight Termite and Pest Control Logo

Black Knight Termite and Pest Control

4.4/5

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

Based on 24 reviews


39433 Colleen Way, Temecula, CA 92592

(951) 694-8100

www.blackknightpest.com/contact
Legion Pest Management Logo

Legion Pest Management

4.7/5

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

Based on 122 reviews


39520 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd #219-210, Murrieta, CA 92563

(800) 926-9611

www.legionpest.com
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SoCal Bugs, Inc.

4.7/5

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

Based on 20 reviews


40335 Winchester Rd, Temecula, CA 92591

(951) 551-8775

socalbugs.com
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LOCAL Bug Guy

5/5

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

Based on 343 reviews


27570 Commerce Center Dr Suit 225, Temecula, CA 92590

(951) 330-7400

www.pestcontrolintemecula.com

Facts about Hemet

  • Average Max Temperature:
    79°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    58°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    74%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    7.7”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    0.65”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $234

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The first step is choosing the right pest control company for the job. The qualifications of and treatment methods used by a company are important to consider, as are its years of experience and reputation in customer reviews. Of course, you also want to think about cost.

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

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

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), all pesticide applicators and their supervisors need to be licensed at the state level. The EPA maintains minimum standards of competency, and the California regulatory agencies take care of the granting, maintaining, and revoking of licenses.

Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

There are additional optional certifications that can help show that a pest control company is reputable. One of these is the GreenPro Service Certification. For this certification, a company must show that its methods are more eco-friendly and that its employees receive up-to-date training. Other various certifications can be obtained through QualityPro and similar trade organizations.

Pest control companies can also become members of various professional organizations. Being a member of organizations like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations is not required, but helps show that a company is reputable. When a pest control company joins the NPMA, it gains access to education, resources, and a network of pest professionals with whom to discuss practices and methods.

Professional Experience and Specialties

In general, 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 particular pest in your area. If you can't get the information you need online, you can speak with a company representative directly to get your questions answered.

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. Additionally, you can confirm the status of a company's license via the California licensing board.

Cost of Services and Guarantees

The cost of pest control can vary based on things like your location, the type of pest being treated, the size of your house, and other factors.

When thinking about the cost of services, you should try to determine whether a company includes free on-site estimates as part of its process. This can help determine whether the company fits into your budget. Also consider what guarantees a company offers: If the problem is not resolved, or returns, will the company provide additional treatment until the problem is satisfactorily resolved?

Safety and Treatment Methods

Keeping yourself, your family and your pets safe is an important concern when picking a pest control provider. You may also prefer a provider that uses environmentally friendly methods.

Safety

You want to ensure that you understand the precautions for the pesticides used in your house, for the sake of your family, your pets, and yourself. Your pest control provider should be able to provide information about the pesticides they will be using, whether they are low toxicity or non-toxic, and (if not) what safety measures they plan to take. All pesticides (except minimum-risk ones) must be registered with the EPA.

Treatment Methods

It is now common for companies to start with more environmentally friendly solutions before employing pesticides, following a technique called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). When using IPM, the following steps are taken:

  1. Identify the source of the pest problem and determine if immediate action is required.
  2. Decide on the safest course of action.
  3. Use a combination of biological, cultural, mechanical, and physical controls to manage the pest problem.
  4. Use chemical controls only when required, and always along with other methods for effective long-term pest management.
  5. Evaluate outcomes and continue with additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Hemet

Not all pests are equally common in Hemet. Some species that you should keep an eye out for include the following:

  • Ants: Ants are common in basically all of California. Large carpenter ants can be even more of a problem than normal soil ants, because they can cause structural damage to your home.
  • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your attic or other dark, damp areas. Even though most species of spider are harmless to humans, you don't want a spider infestation in your home.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations can be very difficult to get rid of, so we recommend hiring an exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs are found throughout California, and can infest not only your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even your wallpaper.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in Hemet

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