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

The Villages is a densely-populated place, so pest infestations start and spread quickly. Whether you're dealing with rats or bed bugs, you want an innovative and proactive exterminator by your side to stop troublesome critters before they can take hold.

Below, you'll discover our list of the best pest control companies in The Villages, who can help you tackle any kind of pest problem.

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 The Villages Pest Control Companies

Orkin Logo

Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,102 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MosquitosCockroachesPreventionMiceGeneral Pest ControlTermitesFumigationSpidersBed BugsAntsWildlifeSilverfishBaitingWasps

Highlights

  • No-cost inspections
  • Educational web content
  • Transparent pricing
811 Ne 16th St Ste 101, Ocala, FL 352-203-2389 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Massey Services Pest Control

5/5
Based on 418 customer reviews.

Services Offered

FleasTicksTermitesPreventionGreen Pest ControlAntsWaspsBed BugsSpidersSilverfishCockroachesMosquitosGeneral Pest ControlMice

Highlights

  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Commitment to customer education
  • Free inspections
4083 E County Rd 462, Wildwood, FL 352-748-9188 masseyservices.com
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Deans Services

5/5
Based on 826 customer reviews.

Services Offered

AntsSpidersGreen Pest ControlGeneral Pest ControlTermitesCockroachesMice

Highlights

  • Commitment to customer education
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Free inspection policy
31739 Progress Rd, Leesburg, FL 352-787-5300 deansservices.com
Fox Pest Control - Wildwood Logo

Fox Pest Control - Wildwood

5/5
Based on 988 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WildlifeSpidersMosquitosBeetlesBeesFleasMiceBed BugsTermitesWaspsCockroachesGeneral Pest ControlSilverfishTicksAnts

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Free inspection policy
  • Reviews praise customer service
2836 Co Rd 523 Ste F7, Wildwood, FL 407-972-1892 fox-pest.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Arrow Exterminators

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

3100 NE 37th Pl
Wildwood, FL 34785

Meryl's Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

14197 Markhan St
Summerfield, FL 34491

Truly Nolen Pest and Termite Control in The Villages

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

3941 Co Rd 201 Suite B
Oxford, FL 34484

Florida Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

2334 Montclair Rd
Leesburg, FL 34748

Pest 911

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

12785 SE Hwy 42
Weirsdale, FL 32195

Heron Home & Outdoor

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

2334 Montclair Rd
Leesburg, FL 34748

The Bug Doctor

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

10457 SE 143th St
Summerfield, FL 34491

Potts Pest Control of Florida, LLC.

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

318 Larch Rd
Ocala, FL 34480

Kipp's Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

1100 E Alfred St
Tavares, FL 32778

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Facts about The Villages
Average Max Temp:80°F
Average Min Temp:63°F
Average Daily Sunlight:65%
Average Annual Snowfall:0"
Average Monthly Precipitation:4.13"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$220

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The first step is selecting the right pest control professional for the job. You may take into consideration a company's qualifications, treatment methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and service prices.

Below, we explore the details of each factor.

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

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) maintains minimum standards of competency for pesticide applicators, but licensing is regulated at the state level. All pesticide applicators and supervisors in Florida need to be licensed through the proper state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    Pest control companies have the option to obtain certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations. While not required, they can help you assess the quality of a company's products. For example, the GreenPro Service Certification is given to companies that use comprehensive and effective pest control methods that are safer for people and the environment.

    A pest control company can also obtain membership in professional organizations. 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 professionals with whom to compare treatment methods. This can give you additional peace of mind that a company is following industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

For the most part, a company displays information like specialities and years of experience on its website. Local reviews can also help you figure out if 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 reach out to the company directly to get your questions answered.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can view a company's rating and reviews on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), read local review sites and social media to hear what others in your area have to say, or verify its license standing through the Florida licensing board.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

    You can learn whether a company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget) and what kind of guarantees it provides. 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

    Your pest technician should be using low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides any time they can. If any pesticides they intend to use don't fall into one of these categories, your technician should explain what safety precautions they will put in place to protect you, your family, and your pets. Pesticides that pose more than a minimum risk need to be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

    It is now common for companies to begin with more environmentally friendly options before using harsh pesticides, following a framework called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). When using IPM, the following steps are taken:

    1. Identify problem pests and determine if immediate action is needed.
    2. Decide on the safest course of action.
    3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of physical, biological, mechanical, and cultural controls.
    4. Use chemical controls only when absolutely necessary, and always with other solutions for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Evaluate outcomes and provide additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in The Villages

Some pests are seen more commonly in The Villages, and these pests are the ones you should keep an eye out for. Some of these include the following:

  • Snakes: Snakes prefer dark, cool, and damp places and will often enter a home in search of food. Most species of snakes are harmless, but this is not a risk that you and your family want to take.
  • Ants: Whether they are smaller soil ants or larger carpenter ants, these bugs can be found in most of Florida. Carpenter ants can pose a bigger problem than their smaller counterparts because they can do damage to your home.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs may be found throughout Florida, and they can cause big problems if left untreated. Because bed bug infestations can be hard to get rid of, we recommend having professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest bedsheets, wallpaper, furniture, and more.
  • Spiders: Spiders usually prefer damp and dark places and are commonly found in attics.
  • Mice: If you have a mouse infestation, you might 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 kept.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in The Villages

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pests make their way into 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 attracted to food, either actual food left out or trash sitting out in the open. Others look for water, either standing water outside or puddles inside from things like leaky pipes.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

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

How do I know when to hire an exterminator?

Any time you notice signs of pests in your The Villages home—things like droppings, nests, signs of damage, or the pests themselves—you should reach out to your local pest professional. If you've had seasonal or recurrent infestations, we recommend reaching out to a local pest control company to request annual pest management services.

What should I do before pest control services?

Before a pest professional comes to your home, check and see if they want you to clean around your house, including in areas where you've noticed pests. Some pest professionals may prefer to see your house as-is.

If you are asked to clean, focus on making sure all trash and paper goods are out of the affected areas (as pests may hide in these items), and that you store food securely so that it does not get contaminated by pesticides. You may also wish to remove plants from the area. Also make sure to block off areas to be treated to keep children and pets out until it is safe. If the problem needs more intensive pest control, such as fumigation, follow your pest professional's instructions closely.

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