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

When the weather in Sacramento warms up, you may discover nuisance pests such as centipedes and crickets. These critters can risk health and damage homes, but a licensed exterminator can stop them in their tracks.

Our list of the top pest control companies in Sacramento can help you find the right team to tackle any pest problem.

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  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
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4.8
  • Over a century of experience
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Best 5 Sacramento Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,600 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest Control Mice Commercial Flies Ants Ticks Prevention Baiting Mosquitos Fleas Spiders Fumigation Termites Cockroaches Rats Bed Bugs Silverfish Residential Wasps

Highlights

  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • No-cost inspections
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
1170 National Dr Ste 90, Sacramento, CA 916-800-0921 orkin.com Read More: Orkin Review
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Pinnacle Pest Control

5/5
Based on 338 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Prevention Mice Termites Beetles Silverfish Cockroaches Commercial Wasps Rats Ants Fleas Flies General Pest Control Rabbits Green Pest Control Bed Bugs Bees Ticks Spiders Residential

Highlights

  • Free inspection policy
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Commitment to customer education
3499 Business Dr, Sacramento, CA 916-381-5793 pinnaclepest.com
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North American Home Services

5/5
Based on 397 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Commercial General Pest Control Rats Bed Bugs Spiders Residential Ants Termites Cockroaches

Highlights

  • Educational web content
  • Transparent pricing
  • No-cost inspections
3720 Madison Ave Ste 270, North Highlands, CA 916-481-0268 nahspro.com
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Aptive Environmental

4.9/5
Based on 2,300 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Spiders Cockroaches Green Pest Control Wasps Garden Protection Ants General Pest Control Residential Flies

Highlights

  • Free inspection policy
  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Commitment to customer education
4700 Northgate Blvd #135, Sacramento, CA 916-963-9237 goaptive.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Millennium Termite and Pest Inspection of Sacramento

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

9900 Horn Rd # 5
Sacramento, CA 95827

Earthwise Pest Management

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

4740 Northgate Blvd Ste.125
Sacramento, CA 95834

Pegasus Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

1500 S River Rd
West Sacramento, CA 95691

Clark Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

5822 Roseville Rd
Sacramento, CA 95842

Golden Hills Pest Control - Sacramento Pest Control Company

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

1544 Santa Ana Ave #100
Sacramento, CA 95838

Zap Termite & Pest Control, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

8880 Cal Center Dr #400
Sacramento, CA 95826

Pest Control Pros

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

2335 American River Dr #110
Sacramento, CA 95825

North American Pest Management

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

3720 Madison Ave Ste 210
North Highlands, CA 95660

Defender Termite & Pest Management

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

9921 Horn Rd Ste B
Sacramento, CA 95827

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Facts about Sacramento
Average Max Temp: 75°F
Average Min Temp: 49°F
Average Daily Sunlight: 67%
Average Annual Snowfall: 0"
Average Monthly Precipitation: 1.70"
Average Monthly Pest Visit: $236

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When hiring a pest control company, there are several things that you can consider to make sure that you're choosing the best one for you. The qualifications of and treatment methods used by a company are important to consider, as well as its years of experience and reputation in customer reviews. Of course, you will also want to consider cost.

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

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

    All pesticide applicators (and those who supervise them) must be certified at the state level. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets minimum standards of competency, but any pesticide applicators working in the state of California must be licensed via the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    There are additional optional certifications that can help demonstrate that a pest control company is reputable. One example is the GreenPro Service Certification. To earn this certification, a company must show that its methods are more environmentally friendly and that its employee training is up to date. Additional certifications can be earned through trade organizations like QualityPro.

    Pest control companies can also belong to various professional organizations. When a company obtains membership in an organization like the National Pest Management Association(NPMA) (or a state-level organization), it gets access to education, resources, and a network of other pest control professionals with whom to compare methods. This can offer extra peace of mind that a company is following industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

A company's website can tell you how many years it has been in operation and what species of pests it specializes in exterminating. Online reviews can also give you some insight into a company's experience dealing with a certain type of pest. If this information isn't available online, you can try reaching out to the company directly.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can look up a company's Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating, look for reviews on local review sites or social media, or check the standing of its license via the California licensing board.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    Things like the type of pest being treated, your location, the size of your house, and other factors can all affect the price of pest control.

    You can find out 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 provide a guarantee that if it does not take care of your pest problem, it will keep coming back until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Keeping yourself, your family and your pets safe is an important consideration when selecting a pest control provider. You might also prefer one that employs environmentally friendly practices.

  • Safety

    It's important to understand the precautions around pesticides being used in your house, for the sake of your family, your pets, and yourself. Your pest control provider should be capable of providing information about all pesticides they will be using, whether they are low toxicity or non-toxic, and (if not) what safety measures will be used. All pesticides (except minimum-risk ones) need to be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies are now exploring greener and cleaner pest management that can be implemented 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 needed.
    2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
    3. Use a combination of physical, cultural, biological, and mechanical controls to manage the pest problem.
    4. Employ chemical controls only when absolutely necessary, and always in combination with other methods for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Evaluate outcomes and provide additional pest control as needed.


Common Household Pests in Sacramento

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

  • Mosquitoes: Mosquito infestations are more common if your home is in a wetter area. They're also more common when the weather is warmer. Mosquitoes are more than just annoying—they can cause itchy bites and even spread diseases.
  • Fleas: Fleas tend to prefer warmer weather (which can make them a particular problem in Sacramento) and are frequently brought inside by pets.
  • Spiders: These pests prefer moist, dark places and are commonly found in basements or attics.
  • Mice: Telltale signs of mice include chewed wires and droppings around your home. Mice tend to frequent attics or places where food is stored.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations are often very difficult to eliminate, so we recommend hiring an exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs can be found throughout California, and can infest not only your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even your wallpaper.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Sacramento

What are some causes of 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 broken screen or foundation crack. Some are drawn by food, either actual food sitting out or trash left out in the open. Others are searching for water, either standing water outside or puddles inside from leaky pipes.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

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

How frequently should I hire a pest control professional?

It is generally recommended that you hire a pest control technician about once a year. If you have an active infestation, you will need pest control to come out more often. Ultimately, your pest professional will be the person best-equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

Will I need to clean my home after pest control services?

Whether you can clean your home following pest control services will depend on what treatments are used. Be sure to ask your pest control technician before they leave. Generally, you will be able to vacuum, dust, and wipe down certain surfaces, although you should avoid wiping away chemical barriers or touching any traps unless you have been explicitly told to do so. You might notice a lingering smell after the application of some pesticides.

After pest control, it is important to maintain a clean home to discourage pests from returning.

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