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

When Clearwater's rainy months start, residents must prepare for battle against major pests such as centipedes and silverfish. Experienced licensed exterminators can help you control infestations and prevent them from starting in the future.

No matter what your concerns are, our list of the best pest control companies in Clearwater can help.

Best Overall
5.0
  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
  • Nearly 100 years in business
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Best for Urgent Service
4.8
  • Over a century of experience
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Best 5 Clearwater Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,000 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Bed Bugs Green Pest Control Ticks Residential Commercial Mice General Pest Control Flies Cockroaches Fleas Mosquitos Garden Protection Ants Termites Wasps Fumigation Baiting Prevention Spiders Rats

Highlights

  • Commitment to customer education
  • Transparent pricing
  • Reviews praise customer service
3419 18th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 727-729-6487 orkin.com Read More: Orkin Review
ABC Pest Control, Inc. Logo

ABC Pest Control

5/5
Based on 739 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Commercial Termites Wasps Beetles Rats Prevention Ticks Residential Fleas Garden Protection Bees Ants Mosquitos General Pest Control Bed Bugs Green Pest Control

Highlights

  • Commitment to customer education
  • Punctual arrival
  • Transparent pricing
13275 66th St N, Largo, FL 727-546-8787 abc-pestcontrol.com
Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control Logo

Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control

5/5
Based on 459 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Bees Spiders Green Pest Control Silverfish Mice Moths Ants Cockroaches Residential Grubs Wasps Termites Rats Prevention Commercial Mosquitos Fleas General Pest Control Ticks Beetles Bed Bugs

Highlights

  • No-cost inspections
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Reviews praise customer service
12501 62nd St N, Largo, FL 727-507-7750 trulynolen.com
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Pest Control Solutions & Services

4.8/5
Based on 234 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Snakes Bed Bugs Ants Raccoons Bees Fumigation Termites Prevention General Pest Control Green Pest Control Silverfish Ticks Gophers Moles Mosquitos Squirrels Residential Baiting Wasps Rats Garden Protection Cockroaches Fleas

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Free inspection policy
7617 124th Ave N, Largo, FL 727-343-3234 pestcss.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Coby's Tentless Termite & Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

2274 FL-580 suite B
Clearwater, FL 33763

Hughes Exterminators

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

2141 Main St
Dunedin, FL 34698

World Class Wildlife Removal & Rodent Remediation

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

250 Clearwater Largo Rd S
Largo, FL 33770

JD Smith Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

509 Lakeview Rd
Clearwater, FL 33756

Prohealth Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

2165 Sunnydale Blvd suite e
Clearwater, FL 33765

Atlantic Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

1466 US-19 ALT
Palm Harbor, FL 34683

AssureGreen Property Services

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

140 Pine Ave S
Oldsmar, FL 34677

Doug the Bug Termite & Pest

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

2866 E Bay Dr
Largo, FL 33771

Bug Master Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

2449 US-19 ALT N
Palm Harbor, FL 34683

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Facts about Clearwater
Average Max Temp: 77°F
Average Min Temp: 71°F
Average Daily Sunlight: 69%
Average Annual Snowfall: 0"
Average Monthly Precipitation: 4.21"
Average Monthly Pest Visit: $225

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When choosing a pest control company, there are several things that you can consider to make sure that you're choosing the best one for you. You might consider a company's qualifications and treatment methods in addition to its customer reviews and years of experience. And of course, there's the cost of services to consider.

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 who supervise them) must be certified at the state level. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum standards of competency, but all pesticide applicators working in the state of Florida should be licensed via the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    One certification that pest control companies can earn is the GreenPro Service Certification, which requires a company to show that its practices are more environmentally friendly and that its employee training is up to date. QualityPro and similar trade organizations also offer additional certifications. These are not required, but can help show that a pest control company is reputable.

    There are various professional organizations that a pest control company can belong to. While not required, membership in organizations such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations help demonstrate a company's reputability. Organizations like the NPMA provide access to resources, education, and a network of other professionals with whom to compare 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 pests in your area. Customer reviews or the company's website itself can also inform you whether it has the skills and experience needed to handle your specific pest problem. If you can't find the information you need online, contacting the company directly is a great way to learn about its areas of expertise.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can verify a company's legitimacy using the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and local review sites or social media. You can also check with Florida's licensing board to verify the status of a company's license.

  • 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 look into whether a company provides free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget) and what kind of guarantees it provides. Often, a company will provide a guarantee that if it does not solve your pest problem, it will continue treatment until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Your choice of pest control provider might be affected by how environmentally friendly a provider's practices are, as well as how safe its methods are around your family and pets.

  • Safety

    You will want to understand the precautions around pesticides being used in your home, for the sake of your family, your pets, and yourself. Your pest control provider should be capable of providing information about all pesticides they plan to use, whether they are low toxicity or non-toxic, and (if not) what safety measures they plan to take. All pesticides (except minimum-risk ones) need to be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies are now exploring cleaner and greener 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 the source of the pest problem and determine if immediate action is required.
    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. Employ chemical controls only when absolutely necessary, and always along with other controls for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Assess the outcome and implement additional pest control as needed.


Common Household Pests in Clearwater

You might run into some pests more frequently in Clearwater. Some pests to keep an eye out for include these:

  • Fleas: In general, fleas tend to prefer warmer weather (which can make them a particular problem in Clearwater) and can often be brought in by pets.
  • Bed bugs: Infestations of bed bugs can be very hard to get rid of, so we strongly recommend hiring an exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs are found throughout Florida, and can infest not only your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even your wallpaper.
  • Mice: If you have mice, you may notice droppings around your house, or things like chewed wires. If your home has mice, they may be found in attics or in places where food is stored.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Clearwater

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pests come into your home looking for one of three things: food, water, or shelter. Some pests will enter your home simply because they have the opportunity to do so, via a broken screen or foundation crack. Some are drawn by food, either actual food left out or trash sitting out in the open. Others are searching for water, either standing water on your property or puddles inside from things like leaky pipes.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

There are a number of steps you can take to help prevent pest infestations. First, don't leave 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. Repair leaks inside and eliminate places where standing water collects outdoors. Finally, seal off any potential pest entrances into your house, including foundation and siding cracks.

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

Normally it's recommended that you hire a pest control technician about once annually. If you have an active infestation, you will need pest control to come out more often. Ultimately, your pest professional is the person best-equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

How long does pest control last?

The majority of pesticides last around 30 to 90 days after application. Chemicals applied outdoors may not last as long as those applied indoors due to precipitation. Some other things that can affect how long pesticide application lasts include what chemicals are used, the application method, what pests are present, and the extent of your pest problem.

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