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Written By Jessica Hurtault|Last Updated: February 05, 2024

In Richmond's warmer weather, you may discover nuisance pests such as crickets and cockroaches. These critters can risk health and damage homes, but a licensed exterminator can stop them in their tracks.

Below, you can find our guide to the top pest control companies in Richmond, who can help you handle any pest problem.

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Best 5 Richmond Pest Control Companies

Orkin Logo


Based on 758 customer reviews.

Services Offered

TicksMosquitosBed BugsWildlifeAntsPreventionSpidersGeneral Pest ControlSilverfishFumigationMiceFleasWaspsTermitesBaitingCockroaches


  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
819 Cowan Rd Ste E, Burlingame, CA 415-315-9426 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Alley Cat

Based on 554 customer reviews.

Services Offered

PreventionGeneral Pest ControlMiceWildlifeGreen Pest Control


  • Commitment to customer education
  • No-cost inspections
  • Lack of hidden fees
3030 Ashby Ave #103b, Berkeley, CA 510-277-3303 alleycatusa.com
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First Select Pest Control

Based on 30 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Green Pest ControlAntsCockroachesGeneral Pest ControlMice


  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Free inspections
3220 Blume Dr Ste 154, Richmond, CA 510-275-9975 firstselectpestcontrol.com
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Kelly Pest Control

Based on 17 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MiceGeneral Pest ControlCockroachesAntsFleasBeesSpiders


    1312 S 50th St, Richmond, CA 510-715-8349 kellypest.net

    More Local Pest Control Companies

    Mighty Men Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.8/5 

    831 E 2nd St Suite 101
    Benicia, CA 94510

    ATCO Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    26 Hamilton Dr suite H
    Novato, CA 94949

    North Point Pest Solutions Inc.

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    21 Commercial Blvd STE 4
    Novato, CA 94949

    Dewey Pest & Termite Control

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    4868 Sunrise Dr
    Martinez, CA 94553

    Omega Termite & Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    807 75th Ave
    Oakland, CA 94621

    Clark Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    4045 Nelson Ave Suite B
    Concord, CA 94520

    Honest Rodent Proofing

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    2872 Ygnacio Valley Rd
    Walnut Creek, CA 94598

    Bay Area Bed Bug

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    111 Deerwood Rd STE 200
    San Ramon, CA 94583

    PURCOR Pest Solutions

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    28306 Industrial Blvd
    Hayward, CA 94545

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    Facts about Richmond
    Average Max Temp:71°F
    Average Min Temp:49°F
    Average Daily Sunlight:68%
    Average Annual Snowfall:0"
    Average Monthly Precipitation:1.47"
    Average Monthly Pest Visit:$240

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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 can 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?

      According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), all pesticide applicators and those that supervise them need to be licensed at the state level. The EPA has established minimum standards of competency, 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 optionally obtain certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro. These are not required, but can help you evaluate the quality of a company's products. For example, the GreenPro Service Certification is given to companies that use comprehensive and effective pest control treatment that is safer for people and the environment.

      Pest control companies can also belong to certain professional organizations. Membership in organizations like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations is not mandatory, but helps show that a company is reputable. Membership in the NPMA gives companies access to resources, education, and a network of other professionals with whom to discuss methods and practices.

    Professional Experience and Specialties

    The amount of time that a company has been in business can tell you something about its experience dealing with pests in your area. Online reviews or the company's website itself can also help you figure out whether it has the experience needed to eliminate the particular pests that are plaguing you. If the answers to your questions aren't available 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 rating and reviews on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), explore social media and local review sites to see what other people are saying, or verify its license standing through the California licensing board.

    • Cost of Services and Guarantees

      It's important to think about cost when hiring a pest control company. Cost can be affected influenced by your location, the type of pest being treated, the size of your house, and other factors.

      Companies will often offer free on-site estimates as part of their process, to help you decide whether it fits into your budget. You can also ask whether a company offers a satisfaction guarantees, meaning that if your pest problem is not solved by the initial treatment, it will continue returning until it is.

    Safety and Treatment Methods

    When choosing 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 environmentally-conscious provider.

    • Safety

      Be sure to ask your pest control technician if they will be using low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides, and if not, ask about what precautionary measures they will take. Any pesticide that poses greater than minimum risk should be registered with the EPA. Your pest technician should be able to supply information about all pesticides to be used, as well as how safe they are around people and pets.

    • Treatment Methods

      Many companies are making the switch to using more natural treatment methods before, or in place of, harsh chemical pesticides. Some use a program called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The steps of IPM are as follows:

      1. Identify problem pests and assess whether immediate action is required.
      2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
      3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of mechanical, physical, biological, and cultural controls.
      4. Use chemical controls only if needed, and always along with other controls for effective long-term pest management.
      5. Assess the outcome and implement additional pest control as needed.

    Common Household Pests in Richmond

    In Richmond, some species of pests are more common than others. This list includes the following:

    • Moths: If there is a moth infestation in your home, you might start finding holes in your linens or clothing. Moths thrive in warmer weather (which makes them a particular problem in Richmond) and prefer dark places like closets.
    • Mice: Some common signs of mouse activity include chewed wires and droppings around your home. Frequently, mice can be found in attics or in places where you keep food.
    • Spiders: These pests prefer moist, dark places and are often found in attics.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Richmond

    What causes pest infestations?

    Pests enter your home looking for one of three things: food, water, or shelter. Some pests will opportunistically enter your home via a foundation crack or broken screen. 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 leaky pipes.

    What are some things I can do to prevent pest infestations?

    One thing you can do to prevent pest infestations is seal off possible entrances into your home. This includes things like cracks in your foundation or siding. Also try to avoid leaving food out for pests. This includes keeping food in sealed containers as well as not leaving trash out. Third, eliminate standing water in and around your home. Find ways to reduce places where water collects outside, and fix leaks inside.

    How frequently should I hire someone to do pest control?

    Normally it's recommended that you hire a pest control technician about once a year. If your home has an active infestation, you will need pest control to come out more often. Ultimately, your pest professional is the person who is best-equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

    What do I need to do before pest control services?

    Be sure to ask your pest professional if they need you to clean around your house. This can help them find, identify, and treat all pests present. However, some technicians may want to see your home as-is.

    If you are asked to clean, focus on getting paper goods and trash out of affected areas, as some pests like to hide in these items. Also be sure that food is stored away so that it does not get contaminated by pesticides. You may want to also remove any plants in the area to avoid contamination with chemicals. Finally, if necessary, block off anticipated treatment areas so that pets and children do not enter until it is safe. If you're undergoing a more intensive process like fumigation, make sure you closely follow the instructions of your pest professional.

    How long does pest control last?

    The majority of pesticides last about 30 to 90 days after application. If there is rain, chemicals applied outside may wash away sooner than those applied inside. Other factors that affect how long pesticide application lasts include the extent of the pest problem, what specific pests are present, the chemicals used, and the application method.

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