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    Jessica Hurtault
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In any Bridgeport home, pests such as bed bugs and wasps might be giving you a reason to worry. These nuisance critters can damage houses and health, but licensed exterminators can help stop them in their tracks.

Our guide to the best pest control companies in Bridgeport can help you find the right team to deal with any pest problem.

Best Overall
Terminix logo
5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
  • Nearly 100 years in business
  • Service guarantees in 46 states
Best for Urgent Service
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4.8/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • Over a century of experience
  • Same-day service if you call before noon local time
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

10 Best Pest Control Companies in Bridgeport

Brands are algorithmically curated from a database of local service providers near you. We require a minimum number of Google reviews and average ratings for provider inclusion.

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Top Rated

Terminix

4.9/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 604 reviews


84 Mattatuck Heights Rd, Waterbury, CT 06705

(785) 861-1160

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Top Rated

Orkin

4.9/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 1289 reviews


200 Main St Ste C, Monroe, CT 06468

(475) 298-4469

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Smart pest control

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 36 reviews


164 Daniels Farm Rd, Trumbull, CT 06611

(203) 505-0989

smartpestcontrolllc.com
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GreenSprays Organic Tick Control

4.3/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 21 reviews


105 Woodmont Rd, Milford, CT 06460

(203) 916-3666

www.greensprays.com
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Bugs & Blades

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 33 reviews


235 Danbury Rd, Wilton, CT 06897

(203) 684-2656

www.bugsandblades.com
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Western Pest Services

4.8/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 163 reviews


162-164 East Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851

(844) 205-4306

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Connecticut Pest Elimination, LLC. Logo

Connecticut Pest Elimination, LLC.

4.4/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 120 reviews


273 Indian River Rd, Orange, CT 06477

(203) 931-7378

www.ctpest.com

Catseye Pest Control - Norwalk, CT

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 211 reviews


Corporate Park, 101 Merritt 7, Norwalk, CT 06851

(203) 456-7620

www.catseyepest.com
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Gray Brothers Bat-Wildlife-Squirrel Removal CT

4.5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 42 reviews


16 Commerce St STE #1, Norwalk, CT 06850

(203) 855-1888

www.graybrotherswildlife.com
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Green Pest Management LLC

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 67 reviews


187 Flax Hill Rd, Norwalk, CT 06854

(203) 505-0991

greenpestmanagementct.com

Facts about Bridgeport

  • Average Max Temperature:
    58°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    44°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    55%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    37.2”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    4.18”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $245

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

Choosing the best pest control treatment method for you is important. A company's qualifications and pest treatment methods are important to consider, as are its years of experience and what other customers have said. Of course, you will also want to consider cost.

Below, we explore the details of each of these factors.

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

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

Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

A pest control company can obtain optional certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations in order to back up its methods and standards. One particular certification is the GreenPro Service Certification, which is given when a company can demonstrate that its methods are more eco-friendly. Companies that receive this certification also need to maintain certain employee training standards.

There are certain professional organizations that pest control companies can be members of. While not required, membership in organizations like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations help verify a company's reputability. Organizations like the NPMA provide access to resources, education, and a network of other professionals with whom to discuss best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

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

Reviews and Recommendations

You can view 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 Connecticut licensing board.

Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

Many companies offer free on-site estimates at the beginning of their process, to help you determine whether it fits into your budget. You can also ask whether a provider offers a satisfaction guarantee, meaning that if your pest problem is not solved by the initial treatment, it will continue returning until it is.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Your choice of pest control provider might be affected by how environmentally friendly a company's pest control servicesare, in addition to how safe its methods are around your family and pets.

Safety

All pesticides used by your company (except those that are determined to be of minimal risk) must be registered with the EPA. Your pest control provider should be able to provide you with information on each pesticide they will be using. They should inform you whether these chemicals are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what safety precautions will be in place.

Treatment Methods

Many companies have started offering options for more environmentally friendly pest control management solutions before employing harsh pesticides.

One common method for making pest control safer and greener is Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The steps of IPM are as follows:

  1. Identify the source of the pest problem and assess whether immediate action is needed.
  2. Decide on the safest course of action.
  3. Use a combination of mechanical, physical, biological, and cultural 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. Observe the results and provide additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Bridgeport

Not all pests are equally prevalent in Bridgeport. Some species that you should be on the lookout for include the following:

  • Mosquitoes: Mosquito infestations are more common if you live in a wetter area (like Bridgeport). They're also more common during the warmer months. Mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance—they can cause itchy bites and even carry diseases.
  • Ants: Whether they are smaller soil ants or larger carpenter ants, these pests can be found in most areas of Connecticut. Carpenter ants can cause more problems than their smaller counterparts because they can do damage to your house.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations can be very difficult to quash, so we recommend hiring an exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs are found throughout Connecticut, and can infest not only your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even your wallpaper.
  • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your basement, attic, or other damp, dark places. While most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, you don't want an infestation of them in your house.
  • Mice: If there are mice in your home, you might start noticing droppings around your house, or things like chewed wires. If your home has mice, they may be found in places where food is stored or in attics.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in Bridgeport

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