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

Like any other part of the country, Pocatello residents face infestations of rats and wasps. These nuisance critters can damage both health and houses, but licensed exterminators can help stop them in their tracks.

Our guide to the top pest control companies in Pocatello can help you choose the right team to deal with 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 Pocatello Pest Control Companies

Pest Control Services, Inc. Logo

Pest Control Services

4.3/5
Based on 45 customer reviews.

Services Offered

AntsWaspsBeesTermitesBed BugsGeneral Pest ControlGreen Pest Control

Highlights

  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Commitment to customer education
  • Free inspection policy
2450 W Omni Dr, Idaho Falls, ID 208-529-2575 pestcontrolidaho.com
Gem State Pest Solutions Logo

Gem State Pest Solutions

4.6/5
Based on 104 customer reviews.

Services Offered

AntsMiceGeneral Pest ControlWaspsSpiders

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Free inspections
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
1045 Terry Dr, Idaho Falls, ID 208-557-4446 gemstatepestsolutions.com
A-1 Pest Control Logo

A-1 Pest Control

4.6/5
Based on 55 customer reviews.

Services Offered

PreventionWaspsMosquitosCockroachesGreen Pest ControlAntsSpidersGeneral Pest ControlBed BugsMice

Highlights

  • Proactive solutions for pest control
  • Free inspection policy
  • Commitment to customer education
475 Garfield St, Idaho Falls, ID 208-525-8810 a1pest.org
Colling Professional Services Logo

Colling Professional Services

4.5/5
Based on 44 customer reviews.

Services Offered

TermitesAntsSpidersGeneral Pest ControlCockroachesGarden ProtectionWaspsBed BugsMice

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Proactive solutions for pest control
  • Commitment to customer education
1615 N Woodruff Ave, Idaho Falls, ID 208-881-5089 collingpestsolutions.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Senske Services - Idaho Falls

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

4401 Commerce Cir
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Certified Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

112 S 200 E
Rupert, ID 83350

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Facts about Pocatello
Average Max Temp:55°F
Average Min Temp:39°F
Average Daily Sunlight:59%
Average Annual Snowfall:40.0"
Average Monthly Precipitation:1.60"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$220

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When picking a pest control company, you want to make sure that you find the best one for you. Some things you might consider include qualifications and licensing, 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 (and those that supervise them) are required to be certified at the state level. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum standards of competency, but all pesticide applicators working in Idaho must be licensed via the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    Obtaining additional optional certifications 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 prove that its methods are more environmentally friendly and that its employees receive up-to-date training. Other various certifications can be obtained through QualityPro and similar trade organizations.

    Pest control companies can also become members of certain professional organizations. While not required, membership in organizations like 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 share best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

How long a pest control company has been in business can give you some insight into its experience dealing with pests in your area. Online reviews or the company's own website can also inform you whether it has the experience needed to deal with your particular pests. If the answers to your questions aren't available online, speaking with a representative is an excellent way to learn about the company's areas of expertise.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can read reviews and recommendations on local review sites or social media, view a company's Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating, or check the status of its license through the Idaho licensing board.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    Pest control costs can vary based on things like the size of your house, the type of pest being treated, your location, and other factors.

    When considering the cost of services, you should first look into whether a company provides free on-site estimates as part of its services. This can help determine whether the company fits into your budget. Also take into account what guarantees a company offers: If the problem is not resolved, or returns, will the company provide additional treatments until the problem is resolved satisfactorily?

Safety and Treatment Methods

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

  • Safety

    All pesticides (except those that pose only a minimum risk) need to be registered with the EPA. Your pest control provider should be able to provide information on each pesticide they will be using. They should inform you whether the pesticides are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what safety precautions will be taken.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies are now exploring more environmentally friendly pest control solutions that can be used before (or in place of) chemical pesticides. Many are following the practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which goes as follows:

    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 biological, cultural, physical, and mechanical controls.
    4. Use chemical controls only when required, 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 Pocatello

You might encounter some pests more often in Pocatello. Some pests to keep an eye out for include these:

  • Wasps: Wasps are often hard to get rid of, especially while trying to avoid their stingers. They are commonly found in places like sheds, attics, roof overhangs, and garages.
  • Snakes: Snakes often enter houses looking for food, and once inside they tend to prefer cool, damp, and dark spots like basements. Although the majority of snakes are harmless, you and your family should not take that risk.
  • Mice: If you have a mouse infestation, you may 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.
  • Bed bugs: Infestations of bed bugs can be very hard to get rid of, so we strongly recommend hiring an exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs can be found throughout Idaho, and can infest not just your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even wallpaper.
  • Spiders: These pests prefer moist, dark places and are commonly found in basements or attics.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Pocatello

What causes pest infestations?

Pest infestations occur 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 by standing water collecting outside (from rain collecting in a particular area) or inside (from leaky pipes). They may also come into your home simply looking for shelter and get in through weak spots such as foundation cracks or broken screens.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

There are several steps you can take to help prevent pest infestations. First, avoid leaving food out. Make sure food is stored in sealed containers, and don't leave trash sitting around.

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

How do I know when to hire an exterminator?

You should consider hiring a pest control professional any time you see signs of pest activity in your Pocatello home. This could include nests, droppings, pest damage, or even the pests themselves. If you've had recurrent or seasonal pest infestations, we recommend setting up annual preventive pest management.

Why is preventive pest control important?

If pests get into your home, you may find yourself spending a good deal of time and money ridding your house of them, and potentially recovering from illness or damages they cause. Preventive pest control can help stop this from happening.

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

We strongly suggest that you ask your pest professional if they want you to clean around your home. This can help them find, identify, and treat all pests present. However, some providers may want to see your house as-is.

If you are asked to clean, make sure paper goods and trash are cleared out of affected areas, as these are common places for pests to hide. Also be sure to store any food away so that it does not become contaminated with pesticides. Also remove any plants in the area to avoid chemical contamination. Finally, if necessary, block off areas that you expect will be treated so that children and pets do not enter until it is safe. If you require a more intensive process like fumigation, make sure you closely follow your pest professional's instructions.

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