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

Like any part of the country, Lakewood residents face infestations of wasps and rats. These nuisance critters can damage both health and houses, but licensed exterminators can help stop them in their tracks.

No matter the nature of the infestation you're facing, our list of the best pest control companies in Lakewood can help you find the right pros to stop it.

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Best 5 Lakewood Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,859 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest Control Mice Wasps Bed Bugs Wildlife Ants Cockroaches Spiders Termites Mosquitos Fumigation Baiting Green Pest Control

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Commitment to customer education
  • Free inspection policy
1511 W Bayaud Ave, Denver, CO 720-414-7901 orkin.com Read More: Orkin Review
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Lawn Doctor - Lakewood

5/5
Based on 1,396 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Moths General Pest Control Fleas Ethical Pest Control Ticks Mosquitos Ants Mice Spiders Green Pest Control Flies Prevention Wasps

Highlights

  • Educational web content
  • Transparent pricing
  • Reviews praise customer service
5315 W Mississippi Ave, Lakewood, CO 303-936-8001 lawndoctordenver.com
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Advantage Pest Management

4.7/5
Based on 232 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Flies Mice Mosquitos Wildlife Beetles Green Pest Control General Pest Control Spiders Cockroaches Ants Prevention

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Free inspection policy
2921 W 38th Ave Suite 222, Denver, CO 720-774-8014 advantagepmco.com
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A.P. Pest Control.

4.7/5
Based on 155 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest Control Prevention Ants Wildlife Bed Bugs Beetles Green Pest Control Spiders Mice Cockroaches

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Free inspections
2514 Champa St, Denver, CO 720-380-3811 appestcontrol.net

More Local Pest Control Companies

Blue Tick Pest & Wildlife Control Inc.

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

11786 Shaffer Pl Unit S-204
Littleton, CO 80127

Moxie Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

3545 S Platte River Dr F
Sheridan, CO 80110

Thermal Clean

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

3050 W 71st Ave
Westminster, CO 80030

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

Wolfco Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

6500 S Quebec St # 300
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Pest Solutions Plus

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

6565 S Dayton St #1300
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Aptive Environmental

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

6801 S Emporia St Ste 103
Greenwood Village, CO 80112

Colorado Pest Management

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

7006 S Alton Way Bldg D
Centennial, CO 80112

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Facts about Lakewood
Average Max Temp: 57°F
Average Min Temp: 38°F
Average Daily Sunlight: 60%
Average Annual Snowfall: 52.1"
Average Monthly Precipitation: 1.56"
Average Monthly Pest Visit: $255

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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. Factors you might consider include licensing and qualifications, treatment methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and 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 that 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 Colorado should be licensed via the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    Pest control companies also have the option to obtain additional certifications such as the GreenPro Service Certification. This certification is awarded once a company has proven its methods to be more environmentally friendly and demonstrated that it also maintains certain other standards, such as up-to-date employee training. A pest control company can also earn other certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro to further back up its methods and practices.

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

Professional Experience and Specialties

A company's years in business can indicate how much experience it has taking care of various pests. You can also look at its website or peruse customer reviews to figure out whether it has experience eliminating the species of pests you are looking to get rid of. If this information can't be found online, calling the company directly is a good way to learn more.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can look up a company's reviews and rating on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), check out local review sites and social media to see what other people are saying, or verify its license standing via the Colorado licensing board.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    Cost is probably high on your list of priorities when hiring a pest control company. Cost can be affected influenced by the size of your house, your location, the type of pest being treated, and other factors.

    Many companies offer free on-site estimates at the beginning 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 it comes to picking a pest control provider, you want to choose a company that will keep you, your family, and your pets safe. You may also prefer a provider that is environmentally-conscious.

  • Safety

    Ask your pest control technician if they plan to use low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides—if not, ask about what precautionary measures they plan to use. Any pesticide that has been deemed above minimum risk needs to be registered with the EPA. Your pest control company should be able to supply information about all pesticides used, in addition to how safe they are around people and pets.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies are now exploring greener and cleaner pest solutions that can be used before (or in place of) chemical pesticides. Many follow the practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which goes as follows:

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


Common Household Pests in Lakewood

In Lakewood, certain pests are more common than others. This list includes the following:

  • Termites: Termites often come into your home from nearby piles of firewood, mulch, or rotting wood. If left uncontrolled, they can do a substantial amount of damage and necessitate hundreds or thousands of dollars in repairs.
  • Flies: You may spot flies around sinks or in places where food is kept. Flies might get into your Lakewood home year-round, but they're particularly common when the weather gets warmer.
  • Spiders: You may find spiders in your basement, attic, or other moist, dark areas. Even though most species of spider are harmless to humans, you don't want a spider infestation in your house.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations are often very difficult to quash, so we strongly recommend calling a local exterminator 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Lakewood

What are some causes of pest infestations?

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

How can I prevent pest infestations?

There are several things you can do to help prevent pest infestations. First, don't leave food out. Make sure food is stored in sealed containers, and don't leave trash sitting around.

Second, avoid having standing water in or around your home. Repair leaks inside and eliminate standing water sites outdoors. Lastly, seal off possible pest entrances into your house, including foundation and siding cracks.

When should I hire a pest control professional?

Any time you see signs of pests in your Lakewood home—which could include nests, droppings, signs of damage, or the pests themselves—you should reach out to an exterminator. If your home has had seasonal or recurrent pest infestations, we suggest getting in touch with a local pest control company to request annual pest management services.

Is pest control safe around pets?

Your pest control technician will tell you how far pets need to be kept away from treated areas, and for how long. Some pesticides are low toxicity or non-toxic, but in the vast majority of cases you'll be asked to keep pets out of the area during and for some time after application.

What should I do before pest control services?

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

If you are asked to clean, clear paper goods and trash out of affected areas, as some pests like to hide in these items. 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 chemical contamination. Lastly, if needed, block off areas that you anticipate will be treated so that children and pets stay away until it is safe. If a more intensive process like fumigation is required, make sure you closely follow your pest professional's instructions.

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