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

In any Bettendorf home, pests such as bed bugs and rats may be giving you cause for concern. 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 Bettendorf can help you find the right team to tackle any 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 Bettendorf Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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4.9/5
Based on 754 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Termites General Pest Control Prevention Wasps Mice Flies Ticks Bed Bugs Fleas Cockroaches Fumigation Ants Residential Rats Spiders Commercial Baiting Mosquitos

Highlights

  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Free inspection policy
501 W 76th St, Davenport, IA 563-726-0696 orkin.com Read More: Orkin Review
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Advanced Pest Solutions

4.6/5
Based on 90 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Fleas General Pest Control Ticks Wasps Beetles Mosquitos Cockroaches Bed Bugs Prevention Residential Rats Flies Commercial Bees Spiders Ants

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Proactive approach to pest control
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
1895 Middle Rd Suite 202, Bettendorf, IA 563-332-0240 advancedpestsolutions.com
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Iowa Illinois Termite & Pest Control

4.6/5
Based on 140 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Residential Wasps Bees General Pest Control Termites Ants Green Pest Control Commercial Rats Bed Bugs Raccoons Cockroaches

Highlights

  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Commitment to customer education
  • No-cost inspections
3909 N Marquette St, Davenport, IA 563-386-3898 iailtermite.biz
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Thymet Pest Control

4.5/5
Based on 17 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest Control Commercial Bees Residential

Highlights

  • Consistently high customer service reviews
3719 16th St, Moline, IL 309-762-4663 thymetpest.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Kenney's Pest Control, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

2412 41st St
Moline, IL 61265

Four Seasons Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

1281 N Henderson St
Galesburg, IL 61401

Galesburg Termite & Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

1110 N Farnham St
Galesburg, IL 61401

Allied Termite & Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

2140 Grand Ave
Galesburg, IL 61401

D & R Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

3591 Perch Dr SE A
Iowa City, IA 52240

Fenix Pest Control, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

450 Hwy 1 W #134
Iowa City, IA 52246

C-Cat Pest Inc.

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

3640 Flint Ridge Dr
Burlington, IA 52601

Coppes Pest Solutions, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.2/5 

3604 West Ave
Burlington, IA 52601

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Facts about Bettendorf
Average Max Temp: 59°F
Average Min Temp: 41°F
Average Daily Sunlight: 52%
Average Annual Snowfall: 31.3"
Average Monthly Precipitation: 2.97"
Average Monthly Pest Visit: $222

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The first step is picking the right pest control professional for the job. A company's qualifications and treatment methods 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 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 the state of Iowa should be licensed via the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    One certification that pest control companies can earn is the GreenPro Service Certification, which requires that a company show that its practices are more environmentally friendly and that its employee training is up to date. QualityPro and similar trade organizations also offer additional certifications. These are not required, but can help demonstrate that a pest control company is reputable.

    A pest control company can also obtain membership in professional organizations. When a company obtains membership in an organization like the National Pest Management Association(NPMA) (or a state-level organization), it receives access to resources, education, and a network of other pest control professionals with whom to compare treatment methods. This can offer added peace of mind that a company follows industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can look at a company's years in business to help determine how much experience it has taking care of pests in your area. You can also look at its website or look through customer reviews to determine whether it has adequate experience with the species of pests you are struggling with. If you cannot find this information online, calling the company directly is a great way to learn more.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can verify a company's legitimacy using the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and social media or local review sites. You can also check with Iowa's licensing board to see 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 influence the price of pest control.

    You can look into whether a company provides free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), as well as what sort 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 choice of pest control company might be affected by how environmentally friendly a provider's practices are, as well as how safe its methods are around your family and pets.

  • Safety

    Be sure to ask your pest control provider if they are going to use low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides, and if not, ask what precautionary measures they will take. Any pesticide that poses greater than minimum risk needs to be registered with the EPA. Your pest technician should be able to supply information about all of the pesticides used, and how safe they are around people and pets.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies have started making the switch to using more natural treatment methods before (or instead of) harsh chemical pesticides. Some follow a program called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The steps of IPM are as follows:

    1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and determine whether immediate action is required.
    2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
    3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of mechanical, cultural, biological, and physical controls.
    4. Employ chemical controls only when absolutely necessary, and always with other methods for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Observe the results and implement additional pest control as needed.


Common Household Pests in Bettendorf

In Bettendorf, certain pests are more common than others. This list of pests includes the following:

  • Ticks: Tick infestations can be dangerous because they can bring Lyme or other diseases into your home. You may be at increased risk of these infestations if your home is near a forest, a body of water, or an area of dense vegetation.
  • Wasps: Wasps are commonly found in spots like attics, sheds, garages, and roof overhangs. They have painful stings and are often difficult to rid yourself of. Your local pest control company can help remove wasp nests from your property safely.
  • Ants: Whether they are larger carpenter ants or smaller soils ants, these pests can be found in most of Iowa. Carpenter ants can cause more problems than their smaller counterparts because they can do damage to your home.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations can be very hard to eliminate, so we strongly recommend hiring an exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs are found throughout Iowa, and can infest not just your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even your wallpaper.
  • Mice: If your home has 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 Bettendorf

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 broken screen or foundation crack. Some are attracted to food, either actual food sitting out or trash left out in the open. Others are searching for water, either standing water outside or puddles inside from things like leaky pipes.

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

One thing you can do to prevent pest infestations is seal off possible entrances into your house. This includes things like cracks in your siding or foundation. Also 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 collects outside, and repair leaks inside.

How frequently do I need to hire a pest control professional?

Normally it's 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 frequently. Ultimately, your pest professional will be the person who is best-equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

Is pest control safe around pets?

Your pest control expert will inform you how far your pets need to be kept away from treated areas, and for how long. Some pesticides are non-toxic or have low toxicity, but as a general rule you'll be asked to keep pets out of the area during and for some time after treatment.

Can pests come out after spraying for them?

You could feel like you're seeing a greater number of pests in your home in the days after pest control treatment. This can be due to living pests being flushed out of their hiding places deep in your home, or you may be finding more dead pests around. If the amount of pest activity hasn't started to go down in one to two weeks following treatment, reach out to your Bettendorf pest control professional to see if another treatment is required.

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