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

Like any other part of the country, San Gabriel residents face infestations of wasps and bed bugs. These nuisance critters can damage houses and health, but licensed exterminators can help stop them in their tracks.

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

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Best 5 San Gabriel Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,885 customer reviews.

Services Offered

BaitingCockroachesTicksBed BugsAntsGeneral Pest ControlSpidersPreventionMiceMosquitosWildlifeTermitesFliesWasps

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • No-cost inspections
1053 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 213-246-5448 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Ikill Pest Control

4.8/5
Based on 70 customer reviews.

Services Offered

CockroachesSpidersGreen Pest ControlMosquitosBed BugsAntsPreventionTermitesSilverfishWaspsBeesWildlifeTicksFumigationMiceFleasGeneral Pest Control

Highlights

  • Free inspection policy
  • Punctual arrival
  • Educational web content
125 E Santa Clara St Ste 16, Arcadia, CA 626-272-9542 ikillpestcontrolinc.com
Dewey Pest & Termite Control Logo

Dewey Pest & Termite Control

4.7/5
Based on 149 customer reviews.

Services Offered

BeetlesBeesPreventionTicksFumigationMiceFleasSpidersMosquitosBed BugsCockroachesFliesSilverfishWaspsAntsTermitesGreen Pest ControlGeneral Pest Control

Highlights

  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Commitment to customer education
3090 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 626-795-2558 deweypest.com
La Canada Pest, Inc. Logo

La Canada Pest

4.7/5
Based on 57 customer reviews.

Services Offered

CockroachesBaitingPreventionTermitesMosquitosFumigationGeneral Pest ControlSpidersGreen Pest ControlFliesAntsMice

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Free inspection policy
  • Reviews praise customer service
1117 Foothill Blvd Suite B, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 818-949-6574 lacanadapest.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Gladiator Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

4507 E Valley Blvd Unit 203A
Los Angeles, CA 90032

My Termite Company

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

930 Colorado Blvd STE 1
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Dewey Services Incorporated

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

939 Union St
Pasadena, CA 91106

Prolific Pest Services

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

1308 E Colorado Blvd #102
Pasadena, CA 91106

Stanley Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

1655 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Already A Better Choice Termite & Pest Control, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

10205 Valley Blvd A
El Monte, CA 91731

Nicomite Termite Control, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

899 W Foothill Blvd suite f
Monrovia, CA 91016

Titan Termite and Construction

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

3306 Deer Creek Ln
Glendale, CA 91208

Pest Solutions Termite & Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

4927 Firestone Blvd
South Gate, CA 90280

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Facts about San Gabriel
Average Max Temp:71°F
Average Min Temp:53°F
Average Daily Sunlight:72%
Average Annual Snowfall:0"
Average Monthly Precipitation:1.26"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$239

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

There are a number of things that you can consider when choosing the right pest control company for you. Along with a company's qualifications and treatment methods, you might 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 discuss each of these factors in more detail.

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

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) maintains minimum standards of competency for pesticide applicators, but licensing is handled at the state level. All pesticide applicators and supervisors in California must be licensed through the proper state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    An optional certification that might be worth looking for is the GreenPro Service Certification. To get this certification, a pest control company needs to both show that its practices are more environmentally friendly and maintain certain technician training standards. Companies can also earn other certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations to further support their work.

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

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can get some insight into a company's level of pest management experience by looking into how long it has been in operation. Local reviews and the company's own website can also inform you whether a certain company has experience dealing with the specific species of pests invading your home. You can contact a representative directly to learn this information if you can't find it online.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

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

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    For many people, cost is one of the most important factors when looking for pest control. Cost can be determined by factors like the type of pest being treated, your location, and the size of your house.

    You can look into whether a company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), and what sort of guarantees are provided. Often, a company will guarantee that if your pest problem isn't fixed by its treatment, it will continue to treat until it is.

Safety and Treatment Methods

It's important to consider safety when choosing a pest control provider, and you might prefer a provider who uses more natural, environmentally friendly methods.

  • Safety

    All pesticides (except those that pose only a minimum risk) should be registered with the EPA. Your pest control provider should be able to provide you with information on every pesticide they are using. They should inform you whether these chemicals are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what safety precautions they plan to take.

  • Treatment Methods

    Nowadays, many companies are 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. Identify the source of the pest problem and assess whether immediate action is needed.
    2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
    3. Use a combination of biological, cultural, physical, and mechanical controls to manage the pest problem.
    4. Employ chemical controls only when required, and always with other solutions for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Assess the outcome and implement additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in San Gabriel

Not all pests are equally common in San Gabriel. Some species that you should keep an eye out for include the following:

  • Moths: If there is a moth infestation in your home, you might start finding holes in your clothing or linens. Moths thrive in warmer weather (which makes them a particular problem in San Gabriel) and enjoy dark places like closets.
  • Spiders: You may find spiders in your attic or other moist, dark areas. Most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, but you still don't want a spider infestation in your house.
  • Mice: Some common signs of mice include chewed wires and droppings around your house. Mice are often found in attics or in places where food is kept.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in San Gabriel

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pest infestations happen when pests come into your home looking for something, normally food, water, or shelter. Pests may be looking to eat food or trash that is sitting out. Some might also be drawn to standing water outside (from rain collecting in one spot) or inside (from leaky pipes). They may also enter your home simply looking for shelter and get in through places such as foundation cracks or broken screens.

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

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

When should I hire a pest control professional?

When you notice signs of pest activity in your San Gabriel home—things like droppings, nests, signs of damage, or the pests themselves—you should call your local pest professional. If you've had recurrent or seasonal infestations, we recommend reaching out to a local pest control company to set up annual pest management services.

Is pest control safe around my pets?

Typically, it's a smart idea to keep pets away from treated areas during and for some time following application. Some pest control chemicals are low or non-toxic, but as a general rule they should not be ingested by animals. Your pest control expert will tell you how far to keep your pets out of treated areas, and for how long.

What do I need to do before pest control services?

We strongly suggest that you ask your pest technician if they want 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 house as-is.

If you are asked to clean, focus on getting paper goods and trash out of affected areas, as these are common places for pests to hide. Also be sure to store any food 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. Lastly, if needed, block off areas that you expect will be treated so that children and pets stay away until it is safe. If you're undergoing a more intensive process like fumigation, be sure to closely follow your pest professional's instructions.

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