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Many Rancho Santa Margarita residents worry about nuisance critters such as rats and wasps. Ease your pest concerns by hiring a licensed local exterminator that can stop current infestations and prevent future ones.

Regardless of the type of infestation you're facing, our guide to the top pest control companies in Rancho Santa Margarita can help you find the right pros to tackle 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 Rancho Santa Margarita

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 720 reviews


23302 Verdugo Dr, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

(949) 454-4693

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

Orkin

5/5

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

Based on 3,297 reviews


12710 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92503

(909) 806-7037

www.orkin.com/locations/california-ca...
Allure Pest Management Logo

Allure Pest Management

5/5

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

Based on 454 reviews


20 Via Tranquila, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

(949) 342-0662

www.allurepest.com
Moxie Pest Control Logo

Moxie Pest Control

5/5

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

Based on 2,479 reviews


18 Technology Dr Suite 152, Irvine, CA 92618

(949) 377-0347

www.moxieservices.com/locations/orang...
Preventive Pest Control Logo

Preventive Pest Control

4.8/5

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

Based on 288 reviews


26060 Acero #204, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

(714) 613-8179

preventivepestsocal.com/locations/mis...

Dewey Pest & Termite Control

4.7/5

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

Based on 75 reviews


29734 Avenida de las Banderas, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

(949) 888-9221

deweypest.com/location/rancho-santa-m...

Tanler Termite and Pest Control Laguna Hills

4.7/5

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

Based on 30 reviews


23293 S Pointe Dr, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

(424) 377-6734

tanlertermite.com/pest-control-laguna...

Peachy Pest Control Inc

4.6/5

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

Based on 71 reviews


24761 Lagrima, Mission Viejo, CA 92692

(949) 749-2847

peachypests.com
Solo Termite and Construction Logo

Solo Termite and Construction

4.6/5

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

Based on 111 reviews


22600 Lambert St Ste 1004, Lake Forest, CA 92630

(949) 855-8872

www.solotermite.com

Bee Busters - Orange County Bee Removal Service

4.6/5

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

Based on 157 reviews


23192 Alcalde Dr Suite C, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

(949) 497-6264

beebusters.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.

  • Accurate Termite and Pest Control

    4.5/ 5

    13865 Alton Pkwy Suite 110, Irvine, CA 92618

    (949) 409-0215

  • Treebark Termite and Pest Control

    4.4/ 5

    64 Mapleton, Irvine, CA 92620

    (949) 329-3305

  • Bug Squad

    4.3/ 5

    26242 Enterprise Way, Lake Forest, CA 92630

    (949) 461-9600

  • Malang Pest Control

    5.0/ 5

    17595 Harvard Ave Suite C2470, Irvine, CA 92614

    (949) 398-2525

Facts about Rancho Santa Margarita

  • Average Max Temperature:
    70°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    56°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    71%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    0.1”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    1.29”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $239

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When picking a pest control company, you want to find the right one for you. The qualifications of and treatment methods used by a company are important to consider, as are its years of experience and what other customers have said. Of course, you will also want to think about cost.

Below, we discuss each of these factors in more detail.

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

Per the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), all pesticide applicators and their supervisors must be licensed at the state level. The EPA sets minimum competency standards, and the California regulatory agencies take care of the granting, maintaining, and revoking of licenses.

Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

Pest control companies can obtain optional certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro. While not required, they can help you evaluate the quality of a company's products. For example, the GreenPro Service Certification recognizes comprehensive and effective pest control methods that are safer for people and the environment.

Pest control professionals can also hold membership in professional organizations. A pest control company can join both state-level organizations and national organizations such as 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 to compare best practices with.

Professional Experience and Specialties

The number of years that a pest control company has been in business can give you some insight into its experience dealing with the pests that live in Rancho Santa Margarita. Online reviews or the company's own website can also inform you whether it has the skills and experience needed to handle your specific pest problem. If you cannot find the answers to your questions online, calling a representative is an easy way to learn about the company's areas of expertise.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

Cost of Services and Guarantees

Things like the type of pest being treated, the size of your house, your location, and other factors can all affect 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 type of guarantees it provides. Often, a company will provide a guarantee that if it does not take care of your pest problem, it will continue treatment until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Your preferences regarding safety for yourself, your children, your pets, and the environment might affect the provider and the treatment methods you choose.

Safety

All pesticides (except those that pose only a minimum risk) need to be registered with the EPA. Your pest control expert should be able to provide information on all the pesticides that they are using. They should inform you whether the pesticides are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what safety precautions will be taken.

Treatment Methods

You can ask if your technician will start with lower-toxicity, more natural options before using harsher chemicals.

Many companies are now using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to eliminate pests while reducing personal and environmental risks. 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. Manage the pest problem using a combination of biological, cultural, physical, and mechanical controls.
  4. Use chemical controls only when required, and always along 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 Rancho Santa Margarita

Not all pests are equally prevalent around Rancho Santa Margarita. Some species that you should be on the lookout for include the following:

  • Ants: Ants are common in just about every part of California. Large carpenter ants can be an even bigger problem than normal soil ants, because they can cause structural damage to your house.
  • Flies: Flies can be a nuisance in your Rancho Santa Margarita home year-round, but they are especially common during the warmer months. Flies might be found around sinks or in places where food is kept.
  • Mice: If there are mice in your home, 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 moist, dark places and are often found in attics.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in Rancho Santa Margarita

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