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Written By Jessica Hurtault|Last Updated: April 18, 2024

Pests such as rats and bed bugs are a significant concern in places with high population density, such as Murrieta. These critters aren't just simple nuisances. The more an infestation spreads, the more serious of a threat it can pose to your health and living environment.

No matter your concerns, our list of the best pest control companies in Murrieta can help.

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Best 5 Murrieta Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 574 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MiceSilverfishAntsFumigationWildlifeGeneral Pest ControlTicksBed BugsBaitingTermitesSpidersWaspsPreventionMosquitosCockroaches

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Free inspection policy
  • Commitment to customer education
40880 County Center Dr Ste B, Temecula, CA 951-383-4281 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Pro Pacific Pest Control

5/5
Based on 395 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest ControlSilverfishFleasAntsWildlifeMiceCockroachesBeesTermitesMothsWaspsSpidersBed BugsTicks

Highlights

  • Commitment to customer education
  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Free inspection policy
43114 Black Deer Loop, Temecula, CA 800-901-1102 propacificpestcontrol.com
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LOCAL Bug Guy

5/5
Based on 343 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MosquitosAntsBed BugsMiceTermitesWaspsCockroachesSpidersFleasPreventionGeneral Pest ControlTicks

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Transparent pricing
  • Reviews praise customer service
27570 Commerce Center Dr Suit 225, Temecula, CA 951-330-7400 pestcontrolintemecula.com
Bull's Eye Pest Control Logo

Bull's Eye Pest Control

5/5
Based on 441 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WaspsAntsCockroachesTermitesGeneral Pest ControlMosquitosMiceSpiders

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Commitment to customer education
30882 Wealth St, Murrieta, CA 951-461-8889 bullseyepest.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

28822 Old Town Front St Ste 301
Temecula, CA 92590

Dewey Pest & Termite Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

26635 Pierce Cir
Murrieta, CA 92562

Moat Termite & Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

28820 Sunny View Dr
Menifee, CA 92584

Nexgen Exterminating, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

41667 Ivy St f6
Murrieta, CA 92562

SoCal Bugs, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

40335 Winchester Rd
Temecula, CA 92591

Left Coast Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

Margarita Rd, Overland Dr
Temecula, CA 92591

Paragon Pest Management

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

30724 Benton Rd Ste C302 - 581
Winchester, CA 92596

Legion Pest Management

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

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

Main Sail Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

33572 Breckenridge Trail
Wildomar, CA 92595

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Facts about Murrieta
Average Max Temp:79°F
Average Min Temp:58°F
Average Daily Sunlight:74%
Average Annual Snowfall:6.6"
Average Monthly Precipitation:0.65"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$234

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The most important step in the pest control process is hiring the right company for you. Important factors include the company's qualifications, its treatment methods, experience and reviews, and of course the cost of services.

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 (and those who supervise them) need to 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 can earn the GreenPro Service Certification, which requires a company to show that its practices are environmentally friendly and that its employee training is up to date. Trade organizations such as QualityPro offer additional certifications. These are not required, but can help show that a company is reputable.

    Pest control companies can also belong to various professional organizations. When a company joins an organization such as the National Pest Management Association(NPMA) (or a state-level organization), it gains access to resources, education, and a network of other pest control experts with whom to compare treatment methods. This can give you extra peace of mind that a company follows industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

For the most part, a company will list information like specialities and years of experience on its website. Online reviews can also tell you whether a company has experience dealing with a specific pest. If you're unable to locate the information you need online, you can reach out to the company directly to get your questions answered.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can verify a company's legitimacy using local review sites or social media 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, the type of pest being treated, your location, and other factors can all affect the price of pest control.

    You can look into whether a company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), as well as what type 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 it comes to choosing a pest control provider, you want to choose a company that will help keep you, your family, and your pets safe. You might also prefer an environmentally-conscious provider.

  • Safety

    Be sure to ask your pest control provider if they plan on using low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides, and if not, ask what precautionary measures they plan to use. Any pesticide that has been deemed above minimum risk should be registered with the EPA. Your pest control company should supply information about all pesticides used, and how safe they are around people and pets.

  • Treatment Methods

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

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

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

Common Household Pests in Murrieta

Some pests are more common than others. In Murrieta, common pests to be wary of include the following:

  • Ants: Whether they are smaller soil ants or larger carpenter 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.
  • Mice: If there are mice in your home, you might notice droppings around your house, or things like chewed wires. You can often find mice in attics or in places where food is kept.
  • Spiders: These pests prefer damp and dark places and are often found in attics.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Murrieta

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pests make their way into your house 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 look for water, either standing water on your property or puddles inside from things like leaky pipes.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

There are a number of things you can do to help prevent pest infestations. First, avoid leaving food out. Keep your food stored in sealed containers, and avoid leaving trash sitting around.

Next, try not to have standing water in or around your house. Fix leaks inside and eliminate standing water sites outside. Lastly, seal off possible pest entrances into your home, including siding or foundation cracks.

How do I know when to hire a pest control professional?

You should consider hiring a pest control professional any time you notice signs of pest activity in your Murrieta home. You might see nests, droppings, pest damage, or even the pests themselves. If your home has recurrent or seasonal pest infestations, we recommend setting up annual preventive pest management.

Is pest control safe around pets?

It's normally a smart idea to keep pets away from treated areas during and for some time after application. Some pest control chemicals are non-toxic or have low toxicity, but generally they should not be ingested by animals. Your pest control technician will tell you how far to keep pets away from treated areas, and for how long.

Will I need to clean after pest control services?

We recommend asking your pest control technician this question while they are at your house, as the answer can vary depending on what treatments are done. After pesticide application, you may notice a lingering smell that should dissipate over time.

Generally, vacuuming, dusting, and wiping down certain surfaces are all appropriate after pest control. However, make sure that you don't wipe away chemical barriers, and avoid touching any traps unless explicitly told to do so. After the pest control process, continue keeping your home clean. Avoid letting garbage pile up, take care of spills and leaks promptly, and so on. This will help discourage pests from returning.

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