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    Jessica Hurtault
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When Groton's rainy season starts, residents must prepare for battle against nuisance pests such as mosquitos and silverfish. Experienced licensed exterminators can help you control infestations and prevent them from happening again.

Our guide to the best pest control companies in Groton 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
Orkin logo
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 Groton

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

5/5

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

Based on 467 reviews


148 Thompson Rd, Webster, MA 01570

(508) 368-2410

www.terminix.com/exterminators/ma/wor...
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Top Rated

Orkin

4.9/5

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

Based on 1509 reviews


105 Clark Dr, East Berlin, CT 06023

(860) 893-7051

www.orkin.com/locations/connecticut-c...
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Waltham Pest Services

4.7/5

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

Based on 32 reviews


400 Bayonet St STE 101, New London, CT 06320

(844) 251-7239

www.walthamservices.com/locations/con...

Griggs & Browne Co Inc

4.2/5

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

Based on 33 reviews


152 Cross Rd, Waterford, CT 06385

(860) 974-2758

griggsbrowne.com
Bio Tech Pest Controls LLC Logo

Bio Tech Pest Controls LLC

4.4/5

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

Based on 17 reviews


18 Granite St, Westerly, RI 02891

(401) 315-2400

biotechpestcontrols.com
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Debug Pest Control of Eastern Connecticut

5/5

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

Based on 315 reviews


363 River Rd Ste E, Lisbon, CT 06351

(860) 237-8227

www.debugpestcontrol.com/eastern-conn...

Safeway Wildlife Control

4.7/5

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

Based on 25 reviews


4 N Meadow Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475

(860) 395-6473

www.safewaywildlife.com
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Mr. Mosquito

4.7/5

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

Based on 50 reviews


8 Liberty St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963

(631) 808-9007

mrmosquitony.com
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Narragansett Pest Control

4.5/5

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

Based on 17 reviews


4060 Tower Hill Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879

(401) 783-3933

narragansettpestcontrol.com
Kent County Pest Control, LLC Logo

Kent County Pest Control, LLC

4.7/5

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

Based on 17 reviews


40 Holden St, Coventry, RI 02816

(401) 569-0212

www.kentcountypestcontrol.com

Facts about Groton

  • Average Max Temperature:
    57°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    44°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    54%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    31.2”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    4.11”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $231

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The most important step is selecting the right pest control company for the job. Some things you might consider include licensing and qualifications, pest intervention strategies, 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?

Per the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), all pesticide applicators and their supervisors need to be certified at the state level. The EPA sets minimum standards of competency, but all pesticide applicators in Connecticut should be licensed through the proper 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 given once a company has shown that its treatment methods are more eco-friendly and demonstrated that it also maintains certain other standards, such as up-to-date training for employees. A pest control company can also earn other certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations to further back up its methods and practices.

Pest control companies can also be members of certain professional organizations. Pest control companies can obtain membership in both state-level organizations and national organizations such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). By being a member of these optional organizations, a company helps support its reputability and gains access to resources, education, and a network of other professionals to compare best practices with.

Professional Experience and Specialties

How long a company has been in business can shed some light on its experience dealing with various pests. Online reviews or the company's own website can also inform you whether it has the skills and experience needed to handle your specific pest problem. If you cannot find the answers to your questions online, calling a representative is an easy way to learn about the company's areas of expertise.

Reviews and Recommendations

You can browse reviews and recommendations on social media or local review sites, verify a company's Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating, or check its licensure status through the Connecticut licensing board.

Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

You can learn whether a company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget) and what sort of guarantees it has. Often, a company will provide a guarantee that if it does not eliminate your pest problem, it will keep coming back until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Your preferences regarding safety for yourself, your children, your pets, and the environment can affect the provider and the treatment methods you choose.

Safety

Make sure to ask your pest control expert if they plan to use low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides, and if not, what kind of precautionary measures they are going to use. All pesticides that are not considered minimum-risk chemicals must be registered with the EPA. Your pest control provider will be able to provide you with information about all chemicals they plan on using.

Treatment Methods

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

  1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and assess whether immediate action is required.
  2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
  3. Use a combination of biological, cultural, mechanical, and physical controls to manage the pest problem.
  4. Use chemical controls only when required, and always in combination with other methods for effective long-term pest management.
  5. Assess the outcome and implement additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Groton

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

  • Moths: If there is a moth infestation in your home, you might notice holes in your linens or clothing. Moths do best in warmer weather and are often found in dark places like closets.
  • Fleas: Fleas typically prefer warmer weather and are frequently brought inside by pets.
  • Spiders: You may find spiders in your basement, attic, or other moist, dark areas. While most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, you don't want a spider infestation in your home.
  • Mice: Common signs of mouse activity include chewed wires and droppings around your home. Mice are often found in attics or in places where food is stored.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in Groton

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