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

Boulder is a large place, so pest infestations start and spread quickly. Whether you're dealing with rats or bed bugs, you want an innovative and proactive exterminator by your side to stop nuisance critters before they can take hold.

Our list of the top pest control companies in Boulder can help you choose the right team to handle any pest problem, big or small.

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Best 5 Boulder Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,859 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WaspsBaitingGreen Pest ControlWildlifeBed BugsMosquitosFumigationGeneral Pest ControlMiceAntsCockroachesTermitesSpiders

Highlights

  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Free inspection policy
  • Transparent pricing
1511 W Bayaud Ave, Denver, CO 720-414-7901 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Elite Pest Defense

4.7/5
Based on 78 customer reviews.

Services Offered

PreventionSpidersGeneral Pest ControlCockroachesWaspsMiceAnts

Highlights

    8550 Arista Pl #214, Broomfield, CO 720-378-5666 elitepestdefense.com
    Fit Turf of North Denver Logo

    Fit Turf of North Denver

    3.8/5
    Based on 62 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    General Pest ControlGreen Pest Control

    Highlights

    • Helpful homeowner content on its website
    • Proactive solutions for pest control
    • No-cost inspections
    557 Burbank St Unit E, Broomfield, CO 303-221-6900 fitturf.com
    White Knight Pest Control, Inc. Logo

    White Knight Pest Control

    4.6/5
    Based on 682 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    SilverfishTermitesCockroachesSpidersPreventionMiceMosquitosBaitingGeneral Pest ControlBed BugsAnts

    Highlights

    • No-cost inspections
    • Lack of hidden fees
    • Positive customer service reviews
    939 Coffman St, Longmont, CO 720-500-2019 whiteknightpest.com

    More Local Pest Control Companies

    Saela Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    405 W 115th Ave #3
    Northglenn, CO 80234

    EcoShield Pest Solutions

    User Reviews: 4.9/5 

    4030 Bruin Blvd Unit J
    Longmont, CO 80504

    Thermal Clean

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    3050 W 71st Ave
    Westminster, CO 80030

    Advantage Pest Management

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    2921 W 38th Ave Suite 222
    Denver, CO 80211

    Lawn Doctor - Lakewood

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    5315 W Mississippi Ave
    Lakewood, CO 80226

    A.P. Pest Control.

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    2514 Champa St
    Denver, CO 80205

    Animal Pest Control Specialists, Inc

    User Reviews: 4.4/5 

    3800 E 64th Ave
    Commerce City, CO 80022

    Synergy Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    6246 Jasmine Ct
    Commerce City, CO 80022

    proof. Pest Control

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    1852 Jasper St Unit D
    Aurora, CO 80011

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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 decision-making 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 must be licensed at the state level. The EPA maintains minimum competency standards, and the Colorado regulatory agencies take care of the granting, maintaining, and revoking of licenses.

    • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

      A pest control company can receive optional certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro to support its standards and methods. One particular certification is the GreenPro Service Certification, which is given when a company can demonstrate that its methods are more environmentally friendly. A company that receives this certification also needs to maintain certain employee training standards.

      Pest control companies can also become members of professional organizations. When a company becomes a member of an organization like the National Pest Management Association(NPMA) (or a state-level organization), it gains access to education, resources, and a network of other pest control experts with whom to compare treatment methods. This can offer extra peace of mind that a company follows industry best practices.

    Professional Experience and Specialties

    The number of years that a company has been in business can tell you something about its experience dealing with the pests that live in Boulder. Online reviews or the company's website itself can also inform you whether it has the skills and experience necessary to deal with your particular pests. If you cannot find the answers to your questions online, calling a representative is an excellent 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), check out social media and local review sites to see what others in your area have to say, or verify its license standing via the Colorado licensing board.

    • Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

      You can find out whether a company provides free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget) and what sort of guarantees it provides. Often, a company will provide a guarantee that if it does not resolve your pest problem, it will continue treatment until it does.

    Safety and Treatment Methods

    Safety is an important consideration when selecting a pest control professional, and you might prefer a provider who employs more natural, eco-friendly methods.

    • Safety

      Make sure to ask your pest control provider if the chemicals they're using are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what precautionary measures they will have in place. Any pesticides that are not minimum-risk chemicals need to be registered with the EPA. Your pest control provider should be able to supply you with information about all chemicals that they are going to use.

    • Treatment Methods

      Companies often start with more environmentally friendly solutions before employing harsh pesticides, using a technique called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). When using IPM, the following steps are taken:

      1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and determine whether immediate action is needed.
      2. Decide on the safest course of action.
      3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of mechanical, cultural, biological, and physical controls.
      4. Use chemical controls only if needed, and always with other solutions for effective long-term pest management.
      5. Assess the outcome and provide additional pest control as needed.

    Common Household Pests in Boulder

    Certain pests are more common than others. In Boulder, common pests to be on the lookout for include the following:

    • Ants: Whether they are larger carpenter ants or smaller soils ants, these pests can be found in most of Colorado. Carpenter ants can pose a bigger problem than their smaller counterparts because they can do damage to your home.
    • Flies: Flies can be a year-round nuisance in your Boulder home, but they are especially common in warmer weather. Flies might be found around sinks or in areas where you keep food.
    • Termites: If termites get out of hand, they could cause hundreds or thousands of dollars in damage. Often, termites enter your home via nearby piles of rotting wood, firewood, or mulch.
    • Bed bugs: Infestations of bed bugs can be very hard to eliminate, so we strongly recommend calling a professional as soon as possible. Bed bugs can be found throughout Colorado, and can infest not just your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even wallpaper.
    • 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: Spiders usually prefer damp and dark places and are often found in attics.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Boulder

    What are some causes of pest infestations?

    Pests make their way into 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, whether it be 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, avoid having standing water in or around your house. Fix leaks indoors and eliminate standing water sites outdoors. Lastly, seal off potential pest entrances into your house, including siding or foundation cracks.

    How often do I need to hire a pest control professional?

    Typically, it's recommended that you have your house treated for pests around once a year, more often if you have an active infestation. Your pest control professional will ultimately be the one best equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

    Can pests come out after a technician sprays for them?

    You might feel like you're seeing more pests around your house in the days following pest control treatment. This is because living pests are being flushed out of their hiding places deep in your home, or you may be finding more dead pests around. If the amount of pest activity hasn't started to go down in a week or two following treatment, contact your Boulder pest professional to see if another treatment is required.

    How soon will I see results from pest control?

    How soon you notice pest control results will depend on the issue and treatment. If your pest technician does something like remove a wasp nest, you will see results almost immediately. However, for most pest control you will likely need to wait anywhere from one to two days to up to six weeks for substantial results. Some pest problems may require your pest professional to make multiple visits to your home.

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