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

Sanford is a densely-populated city, so once a pest infestation takes hold, it can spread quickly. Troublesome local critters such as bed bugs or rats can turn your home from a sanctuary into a place of continuous worry and concern.

Our guide to the top pest control companies in Sanford can help you choose the right team to handle any pest problem, large or small.

Best Overall
5.0
  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
  • Nearly 100 years in business
  • Service guarantees in 46 states
Best for Urgent Service
4.8
  • Over a century of experience
  • Same-day service if you call before noon local time
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Best 5 Sanford Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,768 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MiceBaitingFumigationFliesMosquitosTicksSpidersCockroachesAntsWildlifeBed BugsTermitesGeneral Pest ControlWasps

Highlights

  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Free inspections
  • Transparent pricing
704 W State Rd 436 Ste 124 Ste 124, Altamonte Springs, FL 407-792-7601 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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HomeTeam Pest Defense

5/5
Based on 801 customer reviews.

Services Offered

FleasTermitesBaitingSpidersMiceBed BugsGreen Pest ControlAntsSilverfishWaspsMosquitosGarden ProtectionCockroachesTicksGeneral Pest ControlPrevention

Highlights

  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Transparent pricing
  • Free inspections
765 W State Rd 434 J, Longwood, FL 407-830-0299 pestdefense.com
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Fenix Pest Control

5/5
Based on 341 customer reviews.

Services Offered

PreventionCockroachesGeneral Pest ControlSilverfishMiceBed BugsWildlifeMothsTicksBeetlesWaspsSpidersBeesAnts

Highlights

  • Commitment to customer education
  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Proactive approach to pest control
755 W State Rd 434 Unit M, Longwood, FL 407-519-1325 fenixpestcontrol.com
Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control Logo

Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control

4.7/5
Based on 262 customer reviews.

Services Offered

SpidersFliesBeesTermitesGeneral Pest ControlMothsGreen Pest ControlCockroachesSilverfishAntsMosquitosPreventionBed BugsFleasBeetlesTicksMiceWasps

Highlights

  • Free inspection policy
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
620 Lake Minnie Dr, Sanford, FL 407-241-1457 locations.trulynolen.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Bokey Services, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

2321 Palm Dr
Oviedo, FL 32765

RH Miller Pest Services, Inc

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

137 Concord Dr STE 1101
Casselberry, FL 32707

Massey Services Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

59 Skyline Dr #1300
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Turner Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

705 W State Rd 434 e
Longwood, FL 32750

Heron Home & Outdoor

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

119 Commerce Way
Sanford, FL 32771

Rowland Pest Management, Inc.

User Reviews: 5/5 

2609 Wells Ave
Casselberry, FL 32730

Hudson Pest Control Inc

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

156 E Crystal Lake Ave
Lake Mary, FL 32746

5 Star Lawn & Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

475 S Shell Rd C1
DeBary, FL 32713

PROTEX Lawn and Pest Control of Oviedo

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

1644 Smithfield Way Suite 1246
Oviedo, FL 32765

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Facts about Sanford
Average Max Temp:81°F
Average Min Temp:64°F
Average Daily Sunlight:66%
Average Annual Snowfall:0"
Average Monthly Precipitation:4.31"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$223

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When selecting a pest control company, there are several factors that you can consider to make sure that you're choosing the right one for you. A company's qualifications and treatment methods are important to consider, as are its years of experience and reputation in customer reviews. Of course, you also want to think about cost.

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

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

    While the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets the minimum competency standards for pesticide applicators, licensure is taken care of at the state level. All pesticide applicators (and their supervisors) in Florida need to be licensed by all the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    One optional certification that may be worth looking for is the GreenPro Service Certification. To obtain this certification, a pest control company must both show that its practices are more environmentally friendly and maintain certain technician training standards. Companies can earn other certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro to further back up their work.

    Pest control companies can also join certain professional organizations. While not mandatory, membership in organizations such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations help demonstrate a company's reputability. In the NPMA and other organizations, pest control companies have access to resources, education, and a network of professionals with whom to discuss best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

A company's years in business can indicate how much experience it has handling pests in your area. You can also browse its website or peruse customer reviews to decide whether it has the right kind of experience handling the type of pests you are dealing with. If this information can't be found online, calling the company directly is a good way to learn more.

  • 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 type of pest being treated, your location, the size of your house, and other factors can all affect the price of pest control.

    You can find out whether a company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), as well as what type of guarantees it offers. Often, a company will guarantee that if it does not take care of your pest problem, it will continue treatment until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Your preferences regarding safety for yourself, any children or pets, and the environment might affect the provider and the treatment methods you choose.

  • Safety

    It's important to understand the precautions for the pesticides being used in your house, for the sake of you, your family, and your pets. Your pest control provider should be capable of providing information about any pesticides they plan on using, whether they are low toxicity or non-toxic, and (if not) what safety measures will be in place. All pesticides (except minimum-risk ones) need to be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

    You can ask if your technician will begin with more natural and lower-toxicity options before moving on to harsher chemicals.

    Many companies are using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to eliminate pests while reducing personal and environmental risks. The steps of IPM are as follows:

    1. Identify the source of the pest problem and determine whether immediate action is needed.
    2. Decide on the safest course of action.
    3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of mechanical, physical, biological, and cultural controls.
    4. Employ chemical controls only when required, and always in combination with other controls for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Assess the outcome and implement additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Sanford

Not all pests are equally common around Sanford. Some species that you should be wary of are these:

  • Termites: If a termite infestation is left untreated, they could cause hundreds or thousands of dollars in damage. Termites often enter your home via nearby piles of firewood, rotting wood, or mulch.
  • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your attic or other damp, dark places. While most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, you don't want a spider infestation in your home.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs may be found throughout Florida and can cause serious problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs are often tricky to get rid of, we recommend getting professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. These pests can infest wallpaper, bedsheets, furniture, and more.
  • Mice: Some telltale signs of mice include chewed wires and droppings around your house. Frequently, mice can be found in attics or in areas where food is kept.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Sanford

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pest infestations happen when pests enter your house looking for something, typically food, water, or shelter. Pests may be looking to eat food or trash that is left out. Some might also be drawn to standing water outside (from rain collecting in one spot) or inside (from leaky pipes). They might also come into your house simply looking for shelter and get in through weak spots like broken screens or foundation cracks.

What are some steps I can take to prevent pest infestations?

There are several steps you can take to help prevent pest infestations. First, avoid leaving food out. Keep your food stored in sealed containers, and avoid leaving trash sitting around.

Second, avoid having standing water in or around your home. Fix leaks inside and eliminate places where standing water collects outside. Finally, seal off possible pest entrances into your house, including siding or foundation cracks.

How frequently should I hire someone to do pest control?

It is typically recommended that you hire a pest control technician about once annually. If your home has an active infestation, you will need pest control to come out more often. Ultimately, your pest professional will be the person who is best-equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

Will pests come out after a technician sprays for them?

It's not unusual to feel like you're seeing more pests in the first few days or weeks after pest control. Pest control tends to flush pests from their hiding places, thereby making them more visible; you might also start seeing more dead pests around your home. If the increase in pests sightings doesn't begin to decrease after a week or two, reach out to your Sanford pest professional, as further treatment may be required.

How long does pest control last?

Typically, pesticide application lasts about 30 to 90 days. The exact length of time varies based on what chemicals are used, which pests are being targeted, how many pests are in your area, and whether the chemicals are applied outside or inside. Chemicals applied outdoors may not last as long as those applied indoors due to precipitation.

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