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

Valrico is a large place, so pest infestations start and spread quickly. Whether you're dealing with mice or bed bugs, you want an innovative and proactive exterminator by your side to stop nuisance critters before they can take hold.

Whether your pest problem is big or small, our list of pest control companies in Valrico can help you choose the right team to resolve it.

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Best 5 Valrico Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,648 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Bed BugsTicksFliesFumigationMiceCockroachesMosquitosSpidersWildlifeTermitesGeneral Pest ControlAntsWaspsBaiting

Highlights

  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • No-cost inspections
  • Lack of hidden fees
9629 Palm River Rd, Tampa, FL 813-947-6015 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Friendly Pest Solutions

5/5
Based on 487 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Bed BugsPreventionAntsCockroachesTermitesMiceSpidersGeneral Pest Control

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Transparent pricing
213 Brentshire Dr, Brandon, FL 813-810-8464 friendlypestsolutions.com
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HomeTeam Pest Defense

5/5
Based on 562 customer reviews.

Services Offered

FleasMiceAntsPreventionMosquitosBaitingTicksGeneral Pest ControlSpidersTermitesSilverfishWaspsCockroachesGarden ProtectionGreen Pest Control

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Educational web content
2720 S Falkenburg Rd, Riverview, FL 813-437-6591 pestdefense.com
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Anti-Pesto Bug Killers

5/5
Based on 561 customer reviews.

Services Offered

TermitesFleasTicksMosquitosPreventionSpidersAntsSilverfishGeneral Pest ControlMiceCockroachesBaitingFlies

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Free inspection policy
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
5474 Williams Rd #2e, Tampa, FL 727-524-6333 antipesto.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Urbanex Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

3104 Cherry Palm Dr # 240
Tampa, FL 33619

McCall Service

User Reviews: 5/5 

2610 Tampa E Blvd
Tampa, FL 33619

Tier 1 Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 5/5 

3902 Corporex Park Dr Suite 450
Tampa, FL 33619

Cross Pest Control of Tampa

User Reviews: 5/5 

10784 Florence Ave
Thonotosassa, FL 33592

Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control

User Reviews: 4.8/5 

1626 State Rd 60 #102
Valrico, FL 33594

Consolidated Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

7508 Shorter Rd
Plant City, FL 33565

Massey Services Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

4033 Crescent Park Dr
Riverview, FL 33578

Home Pest Control Tampa Your Green Team

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

902 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Plant City, FL 33563

Green Solutions Lawn Care & Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

4002 Garden Ln
Tampa, FL 33610

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Facts about Valrico
Average Max Temp:82°F
Average Min Temp:65°F
Average Daily Sunlight:66%
Average Annual Snowfall:0"
Average Monthly Precipitation:4.09"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$229

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

Hiring the right company for you is the most important step in the pest control process. The qualifications of and treatment methods used by a company are important to consider, as are its years of experience and what other customers have said. 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?

    All pesticide applicators (and those who supervise them) are required to be certified at the state level. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets minimum standards of competency, but all pesticide applicators working in the state of Florida must be licensed via the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    Pest control companies can obtain optional certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations. These are not required, but can help you assess the quality of a company's products. For example, the GreenPro Service Certification indicates comprehensive and effective pest control methods that are safer for people and the environment.

    A pest control company can also be a member of certain professional organizations. Companies can belong to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), or state-level organizations. Membership in the NPMA gives companies access to education, resources, and a network of other pest professionals. While not required, membership in professional organizations helps back up a company's reputability.

Professional Experience and Specialties

Browsing a pest control company's website can tell you how many years it has been in business and what species of pests it specializes in eliminating. Online reviews can also offer some insight into a company's experience dealing with a certain type of pest. If this information isn't available online, you can try contacting the company directly.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

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

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    Cost is probably high on your list of priorities when hiring a pest control company. Cost can be influenced by your location, the type of pest being treated, the size of your house, and other factors.

    Often, companies will offer free on-site estimates at the beginning of their process, to help you decide whether it fits into your budget. You can also ask whether a company offers a satisfaction guarantees, meaning that it will continue to treat your pest problem until it is solved.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Your choice of pest control provider might be affected by how eco-friendly a provider's practicesare, in addition to how safe its methods are around your family and pets.

  • Safety

    All pesticides that will be used (except those that are determined to be of minimal risk) need to be registered with the EPA. Your pest control technician should provide 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 they plan to take.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many pest control companies are making the switch to using more natural and eco-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. Identify problem pests and determine whether immediate action is required.
    2. Decide on the safest course of action.
    3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of mechanical, cultural, biological, and physical controls.
    4. Use chemical controls only when required, and always with other methods for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Observe the results and implement additional pest control methods as needed.

Common Household Pests in Valrico

In Valrico, some species of pests are more common than others. This list includes the following:

  • Snakes: Snakes often enter houses in search of food, and once inside they tend to prefer cool, dark, and damp spots. While most species of snakes are harmless, most people don't want their family, their pets, or themselves to take that risk.
  • Mosquitoes: A mosquito infestation is more likely if you live in a wetter area (like Valrico). They're also more common when the weather is warmer. Mosquitoes can be more than just annoying—they can cause itchy bites and even carry diseases.
  • Fleas: Fleas typically prefer warmer weather (which can make them a real nuisance in Valrico) and often get into your home by hiding in pet fur.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs may be found throughout Florida and can lead to 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. Bed bugs can infest wallpaper, furniture, bedsheets, and more.
  • 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 stored.
  • Spiders: You may find 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Valrico

What causes pest infestations?

Pests come into your house looking for one of three things: food, water, or shelter. Some pests will enter your home simply because they have the opportunity to do so, 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 are searching for water, either standing water outside or puddles inside from things like leaky pipes.

What are some things I can do to prevent pest infestations?

One thing you can do to prevent pest infestations is seal off potential entrances into your house. This includes 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. Third, reduce standing water in and around your home. Find ways to reduce places where water can collect outside, and repair leaks inside.

When should I hire a pest control professional?

Any time you see signs of pest activity in your Valrico home—things like nests, droppings, signs of damage, or the pests themselves—you should reach out to an exterminator. If your home has had recurrent or seasonal infestations, we suggest getting in touch with a local pest control company to set up annual pest management services.

Do I need to worry about my pets during or after pest control?

Your pest control company will let you know how far pets should be kept away from treated areas, and for how long. Some pesticides are low toxicity or non-toxic, but in the vast majority of cases you'll be asked to keep pets out of the area during and for some time after application.

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