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

When the weather in La Mesa gets warmer, nuisance pests such as centipedes and cockroaches might enter your home to stay cool. Send them packing and prevent future infestations with the help of a licensed exterminator.

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

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Best 5 La Mesa Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,400 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Fleas Residential Baiting Ticks Commercial Prevention Mice Rats Wasps Spiders Cockroaches Bed Bugs Flies Ants Fumigation Termites Mosquitos General Pest Control

Highlights

  • Free inspection policy
  • Commitment to customer education
  • Transparent pricing
9471 Ridgehaven Ct Ste A, San Diego, CA 619-550-0109 orkin.com Read More: Orkin Review
Thrasher Termite & Pest Control of So Cal, Inc. Logo

Thrasher Termite & Pest Control of So Cal

5/5
Based on 347 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Residential Bed Bugs Prevention Mosquitos Fleas Cockroaches General Pest Control Green Pest Control Ants Gophers Termites Commercial Fumigation Spiders

Highlights

  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Free inspections
  • Positive customer service reviews
8957 Complex Dr, San Diego, CA 619-955-5121 thrasherpest.com
Lloyd Pest & Termite Control Logo

Lloyd Pest & Termite Control

5/5
Based on 359 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Residential Mice Gophers Cockroaches Rats Fumigation Wasps Ticks Bed Bugs Ants Commercial Mosquitos Fleas Spiders Termites Green Pest Control General Pest Control Silverfish

Highlights

  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
935 Sherman St, San Diego, CA 619-298-9865 lloydpest.com
Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control Logo

Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control

4.7/5
Based on 295 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Rats Green Pest Control Beetles Mosquitos Fleas Mice Residential Cockroaches Termites Ticks Bees General Pest Control Commercial Prevention Moths Grubs Ants Silverfish Spiders Wasps Bed Bugs

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Commitment to customer education
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
8125 Mercury Ct Suite 140-C, San Diego, CA 858-492-0900 trulynolen.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Mission Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

4080 Centre St Suite 207 #2
San Diego, CA 92103

Harbor Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

6160 Fairmount Ave Suite K
San Diego, CA 92120

Dewey Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

324 Civic Center Dr.
National City, CA 91950

Eliminite Termite Services

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

10960 Wheatlands Ave #106
Santee, CA 92071

Simple Pest Management

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

10739 Woodside Ave Ste A
Santee, CA 92071

Powell Termite & Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

10911 Wheatlands Ave
Santee, CA 92071

Bee Best Bee Removal

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

9461 Grossmont Summit Dr suite g
La Mesa, CA 91941

Xtermite Inc

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

10107 Prospect Ave # B
Santee, CA 92071

GC Termite Control

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

2127 Olympic Parkway #1006-310
Chula Vista, CA 91915

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Facts about La Mesa
Average Max Temp: 72°F
Average Min Temp: 54°F
Average Daily Sunlight: 73%
Average Annual Snowfall: 0"
Average Monthly Precipitation: 1.21"
Average Monthly Pest Visit: $240

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

There are several factors that you can weigh when selecting the right pest control company for you. The qualifications of and treatment methods used by a company are important to consider, as well as its years of experience and customer reviews. Of course, you also want to consider cost.

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) sets minimum standards of competency, but any pesticide applicators working in California must be licensed via the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    Pest control companies can optionally obtain additional certifications like the GreenPro Service Certification. This certification is given once a company has shown that its treatment methods are more environmentally friendly and demonstrated that it also maintains certain other standards, such as up-to-date employee training. A company can also earn other certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro to further back up its methods and practices.

    Pest control companies can also hold membership in various professional organizations. Membership in 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. Membership in organizations like these is not mandatory, but it can help indicate that a company follows industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can look at a company's years in business to help determine how much experience it has handling various pests. You can also look at its website or peruse customer reviews to decide whether it has the right kind of experience handling the species of pests you are dealing with. If this information can't be found online, contacting a representative directly is a great way to learn more.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can look up a company's reviews and rating on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), read social media and local review sites to learn what homeowners near you think, or verify its license standing via 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 influence the cost of pest control.

    You can look into whether a company provides free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget) and what type of guarantees it provides. Often, a company will guarantee that if it does not resolve your pest problem, it will keep coming back until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Your choice of pest control provider might be influenced by how environmentally friendly a provider's practices are, as well as how safe its methods are around your family and pets.

  • Safety

    Your pest control provider should be able to explain the safety precautions of the pesticides that will be used in your home. They should be able to answer questions about whether the pesticides are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not what safety precautions they will put in place to protect your family, your pets, and you. Any pesticides that pose above a minimum risk must be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies are now trialing options for more environmentally friendly methods of pest control before employing harsh pesticides.

    One popular method for making pest control safer and greener is Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The steps of IPM are as follows:

    1. Identify the source of the pest problem and determine whether immediate action is required.
    2. Decide on the 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 absolutely necessary, and always along with other solutions for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Evaluate outcomes and continue with additional pest control as needed.


Common Household Pests in La Mesa

Some pests are more prevalent in La Mesa, and these are the ones to keep watch for. Some of these include the following:

  • Moths: If your house has moths, you may start finding holes in your clothing or linens. Moths thrive in warmer weather (which makes them a particular problem in La Mesa) and prefer dark places like closets.
  • Wasps: Wasps can be very hard to get rid of, especially while trying to avoid their stingers. They are commonly found in areas like attics, garages, roof overhangs, and sheds.
  • Ants: Whether larger carpenter ants or smaller soils ants, these pests can be found in most of California. Carpenter ants can cause more problems than their smaller counterparts by causing damage to your home.
  • Spiders: These pests prefer damp and dark places and are often found in attics.
  • Bed bugs: Infestations of bed bugs are often very difficult to get rid of, so we strongly recommend calling a professional as soon as possible. Bed bugs are found throughout California, and can infest not just your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even wallpaper.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in La Mesa

What causes pest infestations?

Pests make their way into your home looking for one of three things: food, water, or shelter. Some pests will enter your home simply because they have the opportunity to do so, via a broken screen or foundation crack. Some are attracted to food, either actual food sitting out or trash left out in the open. Others are searching for water, whether it be standing water outside or puddles inside from leaky pipes.

What are some things I can do to prevent pest infestations?

One thing you can do to prevent pest infestations is seal off possible entrances into your house. These include things like cracks in your siding or foundation. Next, try to avoid leaving food out for pests. This means keeping food in sealed containers and not leaving trash out. Finally, eliminate standing water in and around your home. Try to reduce places where water can collect outside, and fix leaks inside.

How often should I hire a pest control professional?

It is typically recommended that you hire a pest control technician about once a year. If your home has an active infestation, you will need to hire a pest control professional more often. Ultimately, your pest professional will be the person who is best-equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

Do I need to worry about my pets during or after pest control?

Your pest control expert will inform you how far pets need to be kept away from treated areas, and for how long after treatment. Some pesticides are low toxicity or non-toxic, but as a general rule you'll be asked to keep pets away from the area during and for some time after application.

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