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

During DeLand's rainy season, residents must prepare for battle against major pests such as silverfish and mosquitos. Licensed and experienced exterminators can help you control infestations and prevent them from starting in the future.

Whether your pest problem is large or small, our guide to pest control companies in DeLand can help you choose the right team to resolve it.

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Best 5 DeLand Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,207 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MosquitosTermitesFliesWaspsAntsBed BugsMiceFumigationBaitingWildlifeCockroachesPreventionGeneral Pest ControlSpiders

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Commitment to customer education
611 Beville Rd, South Daytona, FL 386-317-7129 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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PURCOR Pest Solutions

5/5
Based on 952 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest ControlBed BugsTicksCockroachesWaspsPreventionAntsGreen Pest ControlFleasSpidersMiceMosquitosWildlifeTermites

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Free inspections
3200 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 855-642-8519 purcorpest.com
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Driggers Pest Control

4.7/5
Based on 31 customer reviews.

Services Offered

AntsTermitesGeneral Pest ControlCockroachesSpiders

Highlights

  • Reviews praise customer service
  • No-cost inspections
  • Lack of hidden fees
1350 E New York Ave, DeLand, FL 386-279-7287 driggerspestcontrol.com
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Holder Pest & Termite Control

4.5/5
Based on 35 customer reviews.

Services Offered

FleasPreventionWaspsSpidersCockroachesTermitesGeneral Pest ControlFumigationBeetlesAnts

Highlights

  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Transparent pricing
466 Spg Gdn Ave S, DeLand, FL 386-734-4877 holderpest.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

West Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

4765 N Tomoka Dr
De Leon Springs, FL 32130

McMaster Lawn & Pest Services

User Reviews: 4.3/5 

1635 N Garfield Ave
DeLand, FL 32724

5 Star Lawn & Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

475 S Shell Rd C1
DeBary, FL 32713

Heron Home & Outdoor

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

119 Commerce Way
Sanford, FL 32771

All Star Pest Control Services, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

4606 S Clyde Morris Blvd Ste 2E
Port Orange, FL 32129

Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

620 Lake Minnie Dr
Sanford, FL 32773

Dave's Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

5095 S Ridgewood Ave
Port Orange, FL 32127

Hudson Pest Control Inc

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

156 E Crystal Lake Ave
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Florida Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.2/5 

830 Bill France Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32117

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Facts about DeLand
Average Max Temp:80°F
Average Min Temp:64°F
Average Daily Sunlight:67%
Average Annual Snowfall:0"
Average Monthly Precipitation:4.36"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$220

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

Choosing the best pest control treatment plan for you is key. Some things you might consider include qualifications and licensing, pest intervention strategies, years of experience, customer reviews, and cost.

Below, we dive into detail on each of these factors.

  • 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 those that supervise them must be licensed at the state level. The EPA has established minimum competency standards, and the Florida regulatory agencies handle the granting, maintaining, and revoking of licenses.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    There are additional optional certifications that can help show that a pest control company is reputable. One of these is the GreenPro Service Certification. To obtain this certification, a company must prove that its methods are more eco-friendly and that its employee training is up to date. Other certifications can be obtained through QualityPro and similar trade organizations.

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

Professional Experience and Specialties

Generally, a company provides information like its specialities and years of experience on its website. Local reviews can also tell you whether a company has experience dealing with a particular pest in your area. If you're unable to find the information you need online, you can contact a company representative directly to get your questions answered.

  • 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 see the status of a company's license.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    For many people, cost is one of the main deciding factors when picking a company for pest control services. Cost can be affected by factors like the type of pest being treated, your location, and the size of your house.

    You can think about whether a particular company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), and what sort of guarantees are provided. Often, a company will guarantee that if your pest problem isn't fixed by its treatment, it will continue to treat until it is.

Safety and Treatment Methods

It's important to consider safety when selecting a pest control professional, and you might prefer a provider who employs more natural, environmentally friendly treatment plans.

  • Safety

    All pesticides that will be used (except those that are classified as minimum-risk) must be registered with the EPA. Your pest control technician should be able to supply information on every pesticide they plan to use. They should be able to tell you whether the pesticides are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what safety precautions will be taken.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies are making the switch to using more natural and environmentally friendly treatment methods before (or in place of) harsh chemical pesticides. Some follow a program called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The steps of IPM are 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. Manage the pest problem using a combination of biological, cultural, mechanical, and physical controls.
    4. Use chemical controls only if needed, and always in combination with other techniques for effective long-term pest control management.
    5. Assess the outcome and implement additional pest control treatments as needed.

Common Household Pests in DeLand

Some pests are seen more commonly in DeLand, and these are the ones to keep an eye out for. Some of these include the following:

  • Snakes: Snakes prefer cool, damp, and dark areas and will often enter a home in search of food. While most species of snakes are harmless, this is not a risk that you want your family or pets to take.
  • Mosquitoes: On top of being annoying, mosquito infestations can lead to itchy bites and even put you and your family at risk of diseases. Mosquitoes thrive in wetter climates (like DeLand) and at warmer times of the year.
  • Mice: If your home has a mouse infestation, you might notice droppings around your house, or things like chewed wires. Frequently, mice are found in attics or in places where food is stored.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs can be found throughout Florida and can lead to big problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs are hard to get rid of, we recommend hiring a professional exterminator as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest furniture, wallpaper, bedsheets, and more.
  • Spiders: You may find spiders in your attic or other moist, dark areas. Even though most species of spider are harmless to humans, you don't want an infestation of them in your house.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in DeLand

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pests enter your home looking for one of three things: food, water, or shelter. Some pests will opportunistically enter your home via a foundation crack or broken screen. Some are drawn by food, either actual food sitting out or trash left out in the open. Others look for water, whether it be standing water on your property or puddles inside from leaky pipes.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

One thing you can do to prevent pest infestations is seal off possible entrances into your home. This includes things like cracks in your siding or foundation. Next, try to avoid leaving out food for pests. This means keeping food in sealed containers and not leaving trash out. Third, get rid of standing water in and around your house. Find ways to reduce places where water can collect outside, and fix leaks inside.

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

In general, 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.

Why is preventive pest control important?

If pests get into your home, you may end up spending a good deal of time and money getting rid of them, as well as possibly recovering from illness or damages they have caused. Preventive pest control can help stop things like this from happening in the first place.

How long does it take pest control to work?

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

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