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

Pests such as mice and rats are a major concern in places that are more densely populated, such as Margate. These critters aren't just simple nuisances. The more an infestation spreads, the more severe of a threat it can pose to your health and living environment.

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

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Best 5 Margate Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,811 customer reviews.

Services Offered

FliesMosquitosPreventionMiceBed BugsGeneral Pest ControlGreen Pest ControlWildlifeBaitingSpidersFumigationTicksCockroachesWaspsAntsTermites

Highlights

  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Educational web content
  • Lack of hidden fees
1700 Banks Rd Suite 100, Margate, FL 954-876-7550 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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All Florida Pest Control

5/5
Based on 417 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Green Pest ControlTermitesCockroachesFleasTicksSpidersGeneral Pest ControlGarden ProtectionPreventionBed BugsMiceMosquitos

Highlights

  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Transparent pricing
  • Commitment to customer education
5101 Nw 21st Ave Suite 142, Fort Lauderdale, FL 754-216-8659 allfloridapests.com
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Petri Pest Control Services

5/5
Based on 743 customer reviews.

Services Offered

TermitesCockroachesGreen Pest ControlWaspsGeneral Pest ControlAntsMiceBeesFleasWildlifeBaitingSpidersMosquitosTicksBed Bugs

Highlights

    737 Sw 9th Terrace, Pompano Beach, FL 954-787-1445 petrispestcontrol.com
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    Hoffer Pest Solutions

    5/5
    Based on 1,130 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    CockroachesPreventionMiceAntsSpidersMosquitosFumigationWildlifeTermitesGeneral Pest ControlBed BugsWaspsTicks

    Highlights

    • Free inspections
    • Reliable appointment windows
    • Positive customer service reviews
    12329 Nw 35th St, Coral Springs, FL 954-590-0477 hofferpest.com

    More Local Pest Control Companies

    Native Pest Management

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    1818 NW 19th St Unit 1818
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

    AAA Pest Control

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    1395 E Oakland Park Blvd
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

    JP Miller & Sons Services, Inc.

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    1407 SW 1st Way
    Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

    Excel Pest Services

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    942 S Deerfield Ave
    Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

    EcoShield Pest Solutions

    User Reviews: 4.8/5 

    368 S Military Trail
    Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

    Price Termite & Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.8/5 

    1926 NW 54th Ave
    Margate, FL 33063

    Gregory's Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.8/5 

    1455 Lakeview Cir
    Coral Springs, FL 33071

    Abell Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.8/5 

    1234 NE 7th Ave
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

    Command Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    2195 N Andrews Ave STE 11
    Pompano Beach, FL 33069

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    Facts about Margate
    Average Max Temp:83°F
    Average Min Temp:70°F
    Average Daily Sunlight:68%
    Average Annual Snowfall:0"
    Average Monthly Precipitation:4.30"
    Average Monthly Pest Visit:$226

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    How To Choose a Pest Control Company

    There are a number of things that you can consider when selecting the best pest control company for you. You might take into consideration a company's qualifications and treatment methods as well as its customer reviews and years of experience. Of course, there is also the cost of services to consider.

    Below, we explore the details of 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 their supervisors need to be licensed at the state level. The EPA sets minimum standards of competency, and the Florida regulatory agencies take care of the issuing, maintaining, and revoking of licenses.

    • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

      Obtaining additional optional certifications 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 environmentally friendly and that its employees receive up-to-date training. Additional certifications can be earned through QualityPro and similar trade organizations.

      Pest control companies can also hold membership in various professional organizations. When a company joins an organization such as the National Pest Management Association(NPMA) (or a state-level organization), it gets access to resources, education, and a network of other pest control experts with whom to compare treatment methods. This can give you extra peace of mind that a company follows industry best practices.

    Professional Experience and Specialties

    You can get some insight into a company's level of pest management experience by finding out how many years it has been in operation. Local reviews and the company's own website can also clue you in as to whether the company has experience dealing with the specific species of pests invading your home. You can always reach out to a representative directly to learn this information if you can't find it online.

    • Reviews and Recommendations

      Resources you can use to check a company's reputation include local review sites, social media, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Additionally, you can confirm the status of a company's license via the Florida licensing board.

    • Cost of Services and Guarantees

      Cost is important when hiring someone for pest control. 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 as part of their process, to help you decide whether it fits into your budget. You can also ask whether a provider offers a satisfaction guarantee, meaning that it will continue to treat your pest problem until it is solved.

    Safety and Treatment Methods

    When picking a pest control provider, you want to select one that will keep you, your family, and your pets safe. You'll likely also prefer a provider that is environmentally-conscious.

    • Safety

      You will want to understand the precautions around pesticides being used in your house, for the sake of you, your family, and your pets. Your pest control technician should supply information about any pesticides they intend to use, whether they are low toxicity or non-toxic, and (if not) what safety measures will be used. All pesticides (except minimum-risk ones) must be registered with the EPA.

    • Treatment Methods

      Many companies are now exploring greener and cleaner pest solutions that can be used before (or instead of) chemical pesticides. Many are following 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. Use a combination of biological, cultural, mechanical, and physical controls to manage the pest problem.
      4. Employ chemical controls only if needed, and always along with other solutions for effective long-term pest management.
      5. Evaluate outcomes and implement additional pest control as needed.

    Common Household Pests in Margate

    Some pests are more common than others. In Margate, common pests to be watchful for include the following:

    • Snakes: Snakes prefer dark, cool, and damp spots and often enter a home looking for food. While most species of snakes are harmless, this is not a risk that you want your family or pets to take.
    • Cockroaches: Cockroaches can be found throughout Florida, though they prefer wetter areas. This can make them an even bigger problem in Margate. Cockroaches can come inside through small cracks, and they can sometimes bring in diseases like salmonella.
    • Ants: Whether smaller soil ants or larger carpenter ants, these bugs can be found in most parts of Florida. Carpenter ants can pose a more urgent issue than their smaller counterparts by causing damage to your house.
    • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your attic or other dark, damp areas. While most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, you don't want an infestation of them in your house.
    • Bed bugs: Bed bugs are found throughout Florida, and they can lead to serious problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs are often difficult to get rid of, we recommend having professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest wallpaper, furniture, bedsheets, and more.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Margate

    What causes pest infestations?

    Pest infestations happen when pests enter your house looking for something, normally food, water, or shelter. Pests might seek out and eat food or trash that is sitting out. Some could also be drawn to standing water outside (from rain collecting in a particular area) or inside (from leaky pipes). Pests may also enter your house looking for shelter. They can get in through weak spots such as foundation cracks or broken screens.

    How can I prevent pest infestations?

    One method for preventing pest infestations is to seal off possible entrances into your house. These include things like cracks in your siding or foundation. Next, try to avoid leaving food out for pests. This means keeping food in sealed containers and not leaving trash out. Lastly, eliminate standing water in and around your home. Find ways to reduce places where water collects outside, and repair leaks inside.

    How often should I hire a pest control professional?

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

    What do I need to do before a pest control technician comes to my house?

    It's recommended that you ask your pest technician if they need you to clean around your house. This can help ensure they can find, identify, and treat all pests present. However, some technicians may want to see your home as-is.

    If you are asked to clean, clear paper goods and trash out of affected areas, as these are common places for pests to hide. Also be sure to put all food away so that it does not get contaminated by pesticides. Also remove any plants in the area to avoid contamination with chemicals. Finally, if necessary, block off anticipated treatment areas so that children and pets do not enter until it is safe. If you require a more intensive process like fumigation, be sure to closely follow the instructions of your pest professional.

    How long does pest control last?

    The majority of pesticides last about 30 to 90 days after application. Chemicals applied outdoors may not last as long as those applied indoors due to precipitation. Other factors that affect how long pesticide application lasts include the extent of the pest problem, what specific pests are present, the chemicals used, and the method of applying them.

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