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Pests such as cockroaches and crickets can be a year-round problem in La Mesa's warmer weather. A licensed local exterminator can help you control infestations to minimize damage to your home and health.

No matter what your concerns are, our guide to the best pest control companies in La Mesa can help.

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 La Mesa

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.

Featured Partner
Terminix Logo
Top Rated

Terminix

5/5

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

Based on 674 reviews


4850 Pacific Hwy #200, San Diego, CA 92110

(858) 503-3539

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

Orkin

5/5

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

Based on 1,702 reviews


9471 Ridgehaven Ct STE A, San Diego, CA 92123

(619) 821-3580

www.orkin.com/locations/california-ca...
Lloyd Pest & Termite Control Logo

Lloyd Pest & Termite Control

5/5

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

Based on 336 reviews


1353 Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020

(619) 447-2441

www.lloydpest.com/service-areas/san-d...
Thrasher Pest Control Logo

Thrasher Pest Control

5/5

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

Based on 519 reviews


8957 Complex Dr, San Diego, CA 92123

(619) 955-5121

thrasherpest.com
Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control Logo

Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control

5/5

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

Based on 385 reviews


8125 Mercury Ct suite 140-c, San Diego, CA 92111

(858) 492-0900

locations.trulynolen.com/ca/sandiego/...

RED E Pest Prevention

4.7/5

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

Based on 82 reviews


10904 Eddington Rd, Santee, CA 92071

(760) 681-6026

www.readypestsd.com
Victory Bee Removal Logo

Victory Bee Removal

4.7/5

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

Based on 43 reviews


3927 Kaplan Way, National City, CA 91950

(619) 494-0757

www.victorybeeremoval.com
Cal Coast Pest Management Logo

Cal Coast Pest Management

4.7/5

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

Based on 33 reviews


2525 Southport Way B, National City, CA 91950

(619) 623-0809

calcoastpestmanagement.com

Ecola Termite and Pest Control Services

4.7/5

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

Based on 105 reviews


3555 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101

(858) 488-2847

www.ecolatermite.com
Simple Pest Management Logo

Simple Pest Management

4.7/5

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

Based on 130 reviews


10739 Woodside Ave Ste A, Santee, CA 92071

(619) 373-7378

www.simplepest.com/service-areas/sant...

Best of the rest

Below are home warranty companies that provide decent coverage but fell short of top scores in our rating system. We recommend these only for specific coverage needs.

  • Dewey Pest & Termite Control

    4.7/ 5

    324 Civic Center Dr., National City, CA 91950

    (619) 276-0510

  • Jamul Pest Control

    4.7/ 5

    10793 Jamacha Blvd Ste 101, Spring Valley, CA 91978

    (619) 800-7022

  • Kilter Termite and Pest Control

    4.7/ 5

    2534 State St, San Diego, CA 92101

    (858) 247-0220

  • Harbor Pest Control

    4.7/ 5

    6160 Fairmount Ave Suite K, San Diego, CA 92120

    (619) 584-8155

Facts about La Mesa

  • Average Max Temperature:
    72°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    54°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    73%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    0.0”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    1.21”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $240

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

There are a number of factors you can take into consideration when selecting the right pest control solutionfor you. You may 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?

All pesticide applicators (and those that supervise them) must be certified at the state level. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum standards of competency, but any 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?

Pest control companies have the option to obtain certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations. These are not required, but can help you evaluate the quality of a company's products. For example, the GreenPro Service Certification recognizes comprehensive and effective pest control treatment that is safer for people and the environment.

Pest control companies can also become members of various professional organizations. Pest control companies can join state-level organizations in addition to national organizations like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). By being a member of these optional organizations, a company helps support its reputability and gains access to education, resources, and a network of other professionals with whom to compare best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can look at a company's years in business to help determine how much experience it has taking care of pests in La Mesa. You can also look at its website or read customer reviews to figure out whether it has experience eliminating the type of pests you are looking to get rid of. If you cannot find this information online, speaking with a company representative is a great way to learn more.

Reviews and Recommendations

You can look at a company's rating and reviews on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), check out social media and local review sites to see what homeowners near you think, or verify its license standing through the California licensing board.

Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

When considering the cost of services, you should verify whether a company includes free on-site estimates as part of its services. This can inform you whether the company fits into your budget. Also look into what guarantees a company offers: If the problem is not fixed, or if it returns, does the company provide additional treatments until the issue is satisfactorily handled?

Safety and Treatment Methods

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

Safety

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

Treatment Methods

Pest control professionals looking to reduce their use of chemical pesticides often follow practices such as Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Using IPM involves a series of steps:

  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 physical, biological, mechanical, and cultural controls to manage the pest problem.
  4. Use chemical controls only if needed, and always in combination with other methods for effective long-term pest management.
  5. Assess the outcome and provide additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in La Mesa

You might deal with some pests more often in La Mesa. Certain ones to keep an eye out for include these:

  • Moths: If there is a moth infestation in your home, you may notice holes in your linens or clothing. Moths thrive in warmer weather (which makes them a particular problem in La Mesa) and are often found in dark places like closets.
  • Wasps: Wasps can be very difficult to rid yourself of, especially when you're trying to avoid their stingers. They can often be found in spots like garages, roof overhangs, attics, and sheds.
  • Bed bugs: Infestations of bed bugs can be very hard to quash, so we strongly recommend calling a local exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs are found throughout California, and can infest not only your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even wallpaper.
  • Spiders: These pests prefer dark and moist places and are often found in attics.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in La Mesa

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