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Pests such as rats and wasps can become a nuisance in any Merced home. If you're dealing with an infestation, a licensed exterminator can help you contain it before pests damage your health and home.

Our guide to the top pest control companies in Merced can help you find the right team to deal with any pest problem.

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 Merced

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
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Top Rated

Terminix

4.9/5

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

Based on 340 reviews


3817 CA-59, Merced, CA 95348

(209) 381-2668

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

Orkin

5/5

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

Based on 1,489 reviews


5830 E Shields Ave, Fresno, CA 93727

(559) 682-6001

www.orkin.com/locations/california-ca...

Clark Pest Control

4.6/5

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

Based on 115 reviews


2773 N, CA-59, Merced, CA 95348

(209) 205-9640

www.clarkpest.com/locations/merced-ca
Bob's Community Pest Control Logo

Bob's Community Pest Control

4.4/5

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

Based on 27 reviews


2911 Business Park Way, Merced, CA 95348

(209) 722-9923

www.bobscommunitypestcontrol.com
Reliable Termite Solutions Logo

Reliable Termite Solutions

4.6/5

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

Based on 128 reviews


2930 Geer Rd #117, Turlock, CA 95382

(209) 262-8367

reliabletsolutions.com
Ridx Pest Control Logo

Ridx Pest Control

4.7/5

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

Based on 218 reviews


425 N Gateway Dr Suite A, Madera, CA 93637

(559) 674-7695

ridxpc.com
Entomo Pest Operations Inc. Logo

Entomo Pest Operations Inc.

4.6/5

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

Based on 150 reviews


1200 Maple St STE 104, Madera, CA 93637

(559) 395-4118

www.entomopest.com
Vanish Logo

Vanish

4.2/5

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

Based on 15 reviews


1830 Howard Rd, Madera, CA 93637

(559) 660-5355

www.vanishsolutions.com
Rizon Pest Solutions Logo

Rizon Pest Solutions

4.6/5

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

Based on 28 reviews


2401 E Orangeburg Ave suite: 675-132, Modesto, CA 95355

(209) 800-7378

www.rizonpest.com
Delk Pest Control Logo

Delk Pest Control

4.8/5

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

Based on 137 reviews


1368 Sand Hill Ct, Oakdale, CA 95361

(209) 465-5656

www.delkpestcontrol.com

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.

  • Insect IQ

    5.0/ 5

    406 Motor City Ct Ste C, Modesto, CA 95356

    (209) 554-5783

  • Peace of Mind Pest Control

    4.6/ 5

    924 15th St STE A 2nd Floor, Modesto, CA 95354

    (866) 757-8480

  • Best Pest Management

    4.6/ 5

    1122 Stoddard Ave, Modesto, CA 95350

    (209) 497-5777

  • Byrd Pest Control

    4.5/ 5

    254 Sperry Ave #2, Patterson, CA 95363

    (209) 892-2973

Facts about Merced

  • Average Max Temperature:
    77°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    53°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    70%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    0.0”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    1.03”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $239

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

Hiring the best company for you is the most important step in the pest control process. You might consider a company's qualifications and methods of treatment in addition to its years of experience and customer reviews. Of course, there is also the cost of services to consider.

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

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

All pesticide applicators, as well as those that supervise them, must be licensed via the appropriate California regulatory agencies. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum standards of competency, but providing, maintaining, and revoking licensing is handled at the state level.

Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

A pest control company can optionally apply for additional certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro to support its standards and methods. One particular certification is the GreenPro Service Certification, which is awarded when a company can demonstrate that its methods are more eco-friendly. These companies also need to maintain certain training standards for employees.

There are various professional organizations in which pest control companies can hold membership. Companies can obtain membership in the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), or state-level organizations. Membership in the NPMA provides companies with access to resources, education, and a network of other pest control companies. While not required, membership in professional organizations helps back up a company's reputability.

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can get some insight into a company's level of experience by looking into how many years it has been in operation. Local reviews and the company's own website can also let you know whether the company has experience dealing with the specific species of pests that are afflicting your home. You can always call the company directly to learn this information if you can't find it online.

Reviews and Recommendations

Resources that can be used to verify a company's legitimacy include social media, local review sites, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). You can also confirm the status of a company's license through the California licensing board.

Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

Many companies offer free on-site estimates before starting work, to help you decide whether it fits into your budget. You can also ask whether if your company has a satisfaction guarantee, meaning that it will continue to treat your pest problem until it is solved.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Your choice of pest control provider might be influenced by how environmentally friendly a company's practicesare, 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 any and all pesticides that they're going to use. They should be able to explain whether the pesticides are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not what safety precautions will be used to protect your family, your pets, and you. Pesticides that pose greater than a minimum risk need to be registered with the EPA.

Treatment Methods

Nowadays, many companies are exploring more eco-friendly pest control solutions that can be used before (or in place of) chemical pesticides. Many are following the practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which goes as follows:

  1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and determine whether immediate action is required.
  2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
  3. Use a combination of biological, cultural, physical, and mechanical controls to manage the pest problem.
  4. Employ chemical controls only when absolutely necessary, and always with other methods for effective long-term pest management.
  5. Observe the results and continue with additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Merced

Certain pests are more common than others. In Merced, common pests to be watchful for include the following:

  • Ants: Ants can be found in just about every part of California. Large carpenter ants can be even more of a problem than normal soil ants, as they can cause structural damage to your home.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations are often very difficult 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 your wallpaper.
  • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your attic or other dark, damp areas. While most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, you don't want an infestation of them in your house.

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