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

Whether your pest problem is large or small, our list of pest control companies in Milpitas can help you choose the right team to solve it.

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 Milpitas

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 Commercial Logo
Top Rated

Terminix Commercial

4.7/5

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

Based on 227 reviews


32970 Alvarado-Niles Rd #708, Union City, CA 94587

(510) 476-2802

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

Orkin

5/5

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

Based on 1352 reviews


90 Great Oaks Blvd #105, San Jose, CA 95119

(669) 233-7001

www.orkin.com/locations/california-ca...
Banner Pest Services Logo

Banner Pest Services

5/5

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

Based on 1258 reviews


2380 Qume Dr D, San Jose, CA 95131

(650) 910-1561

www.bannerpc.com

Aptive Environmental

4.8/5

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

Based on 1470 reviews


48531 Warm Springs Blvd UNIT 410, Fremont, CA 94539

(415) 413-0540

goaptive.com/locations/fremont-ca
Gold Standard Termite and Pest, Inc Logo

Gold Standard Termite and Pest, Inc

4.7/5

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

Based on 65 reviews


1271 Alma Ct, San Jose, CA 95112

(408) 418-5278

www.goldstandardtermiteandpest.com

Frank Pest Control Co.,Inc.

4.7/5

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

Based on 15 reviews


37541 Summer Holly Common, Fremont, CA 94536

(650) 863-5107

www.frankpestcontrol.com

Dewey Pest & Termite Control

4.7/5

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

Based on 113 reviews


781 Mabury Rd, San Jose, CA 95133

(408) 452-8771

deweypest.com/location/san-jose

Clark Pest Control

4.6/5

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

Based on 199 reviews


2030 Fortune Dr # 100, San Jose, CA 95131

(408) 337-8660

www.clarkpest.com/locations/milpitas-...
Pacific Coast Termite Inc. Logo

Pacific Coast Termite Inc.

4.5/5

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

Based on 145 reviews


40487 Encyclopedia Cir, Fremont, CA 94538

(510) 252-0801

www.pacificcoasttermite.com

Great Wall Termite Control

4.5/5

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

Based on 32 reviews


1924 O'Toole Way, San Jose, CA 95131

(408) 921-2192

www.gwtci.com

Facts about Milpitas

  • Average Max Temperature:
    71°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    50°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    69%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    0.0”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    1.74”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $262

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When hiring a pest control company, you want to find the right one to meet your needs. Along with a company's qualifications and pest extermination methods, you may also look into how long it has been in business and what the reviews are like. Last but not least, you'll likely want to look at the cost of services.

Below, we dive into detail on each of these factors.

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

While the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets the minimum standards of competency for pesticide application, licensing is handled at the state level. All pesticide applicators (and those who supervise them) in California must be licensed by all the necessary state regulatory agencies.

Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

An optional certification that may be worth looking for is the GreenPro Service Certification. To obtain this certification, a pest control company must both show that its practices are more eco-friendly and uphold certain technician training standards. Companies can also earn other certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro to further support their work.

Pest control experts can also hold membership in professional organizations. Holding membership in organizations such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations is not required, but helps show that a company is reputable. Membership in the NPMA gives companies access to resources, education, and a network of professionals with whom to discuss methods and practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

A pest control company's website can tell you how many years it has been in operation and what type of pests it specializes in exterminating. Local reviews can also offer some insight into a company's experience dealing with specific pests. If you can't find this information online, you can try calling the company directly.

Reviews and Recommendations

You can check a company's reputation using social media or local review sites as well as the Better Business Bureau (BBB). You can also check with California's licensing board to see the status of a company's license.

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 price of pest control.

You can learn whether a company provides free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), as well as what kind of guarantees it provides. Often, a company will guarantee that if it does not take care of your pest problem, it will keep coming back until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

When picking a pest control provider, you want to choose a company that will keep you, your family, and your pets safe. You'll likely also prefer an eco-friendly provider.

Safety

You can ask your pest control technician if they are going to use low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides—if not, ask what precautionary measures they will take. Any pesticide that has been deemed above minimum risk needs to be registered with the EPA. Your pest control company should be able to supply information about all of the pesticides that will be used in your home, and how safe they are around people and pets.

Treatment Methods

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

  1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and determine if immediate action is needed.
  2. Determine the best and 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 Milpitas

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

  • Termites: Termites frequently get into your house from nearby piles of mulch, rotting wood, or firewood. If not taken care of, they can do significant damage and cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars in repairs.
  • Ants: Whether they are larger carpenter ants or smaller soils ants, these pests can be found in most areas of California. Carpenter ants can cause more problems than their smaller counterparts because they can do damage to your home.
  • Moths: If you're noticing holes in your linens or clothing, it's possible that you have moths in your home. Moths like dark places like closets, and are more commonly found in warmer places (like Milpitas).
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs can be found throughout California and can lead to big problems if left untreated. Because bed bug infestations are often difficult to get rid of, we recommend getting professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest wallpaper, bedsheets, furniture, and more.
  • Mice: If you have a mouse infestation, you may notice droppings or things like chewed wires. If your home has mice, they may be found in places where food is kept or in attics.
  • Spiders: Spiders usually prefer dark and damp places and are commonly found in attics.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in Milpitas

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