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Pests such as mosquitos and silverfish invade homes to stay dry in Tampa's rainy months. Infestations can grow quickly, so you'll want a skilled exterminator to help contain them and prevent any others from starting.

Our list of the top pest control companies in Tampa can help you find the right team to handle 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 Tampa

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

4.9/5

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

Based on 1,750 reviews


4306 N 56th St, Tampa, FL 33610

(678) 284-5572

www.terminix.com/exterminators/fl/tam...
Featured Partner
Orkin Logo
Top Rated

Orkin

5/5

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

Based on 1,715 reviews


9629 Palm River Rd, Tampa, FL 33619

(813) 947-6015

www.orkin.com/locations/florida-fl/ta...
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Tier 1 Pest Solutions

5/5

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

Based on 1,050 reviews


3902 Corporex Park Dr Suite 450, Tampa, FL 33619

(813) 548-6341

www.tier1pestsolutions.com
Chet's Termite & Pest Management, Inc. Logo

Chet's Termite & Pest Management, Inc.

5/5

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

Based on 903 reviews


2112 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL 33604

(813) 935-7554

chetspest.com
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McCall Service

5/5

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

Based on 716 reviews


2610 Tampa E Blvd, Tampa, FL 33619

(727) 205-0041

www.mccallservice.com/our-service-are...
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HomeTeam Pest Defense

5/5

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

Based on 875 reviews


4710 Eisenhower Blvd N Suite F-3, Tampa, FL 33634

(813) 886-4700

pestdefense.com/tampa/tampa-south

Urbanex Pest Control

5/5

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

Based on 1,375 reviews


3104 Cherry Palm Dr # 240, Tampa, FL 33619

(813) 923-1923

www.urbanexpro.com

Anti-Pesto Bug Killers Inc

5/5

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

Based on 560 reviews


5474 Williams Rd #2E, Tampa, FL 33610

(727) 524-6333

antipesto.com
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Friendly Pest Solutions

5/5

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

Based on 524 reviews


213 Brentshire Dr, Brandon, FL 33511

(813) 810-8464

www.friendlypestsolutions.com
Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control Logo

Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control

4.9/5

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

Based on 574 reviews


4842 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603

(813) 238-8189

locations.trulynolen.com/fl/tampa/tam...

Best of the rest

Below are home warranty companies that provide decent coverage but fell short of top scores in our rating system. We recommend these only for specific coverage needs.

  • Aptive Environmental

    4.8/ 5

    12919 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33612

    (813) 592-7527

  • Turner Pest Control

    4.7/ 5

    4538 B W Village Dr, Tampa, FL 33624

    (800) 344-9190

  • Nvirotect Pest Control Services in Tampa

    5.0/ 5

    16210 N Florida Ave, Lutz, FL 33549

    (813) 968-7031

  • Florida Pest Control

    4.7/ 5

    1907 US-301 Suite C160, Tampa, FL 33619

    (813) 592-3647

Facts about Tampa

  • Average Max Temperature:
    82°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    65°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    66%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    0.0”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    4.09”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $229

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When choosing a pest control professional, there are a number of factors that you can consider to be sure you choose the best one for you. Some things you might consider include licensing and qualifications, pest intervention strategies, years of experience, customer reviews, and cost.

Below, we explore the details of each of these factors.

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

All pesticide applicators, as well as those that supervise them, should be licensed via the appropriate Florida regulatory agencies. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum standards of competency, while providing, maintaining, and revoking licensure is handled at the state level.

Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

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

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

Professional Experience and Specialties

Browsing a pest control company's website can tell you how long it has been in business and what species of pests it specializes in exterminating. Online reviews can also offer some insight into a company's experience dealing with a certain type of pest. If you can't find this information online, you can try reaching out to the company directly.

Reviews and Recommendations

You can check a company's Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating, explore reviews on social media or local review sites, or check the standing of its license via the Florida licensing board.

Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

You can think about whether a certain company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), and what kind of guarantees are provided. Often, a company will guarantee that if its treatment doesn't resolve your pest problem, it will continue to come back until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Keeping yourself, your family and your pets safe is an important consideration when choosing a pest control provider. You might also prefer a provider that uses eco-friendly treatment methods.

Safety

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

Treatment Methods

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

  1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and determine whether immediate action is needed.
  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 in combination with other controls for effective long-term pest management.
  5. Observe the results and continue with additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Tampa

Not all pests are equally prevalent in Tampa. Some species that you should be on the lookout for are these:

  • Ants: Ants are common in basically all of Florida. Large carpenter ants can be an even bigger problem than normal soil ants, because they can cause structural damage to your home.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs are found throughout Florida, and they can cause serious problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs are often difficult to get rid of, we recommend getting professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. These pests can infest bedsheets, wallpaper, furniture, and more.
  • Mice: If your home has a mouse infestation, you may start noticing droppings around your house, or things like chewed wires. Frequently, mice are found in attics or in places where food is stored.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in Tampa

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