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

When the weather in Baton Rouge gets warmer, nuisance pests such as cockroaches and crickets could enter your home to keep cool. Send them packing and prevent future infestations with the help of a licensed exterminator.

Our list of the top pest control companies in Baton Rouge can help you find the right team to deal with any pest problem.

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  • Over a century of experience
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Best 5 Baton Rouge Pest Control Companies

Orkin Logo

Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,360 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MosquitosPreventionGreen Pest ControlMiceAntsFliesGeneral Pest ControlTermitesSpidersWildlifeBed BugsWaspsFumigationBaitingCockroaches

Highlights

  • No-cost inspections
  • Commitment to customer education
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
12030 Lakeland Park Blvd Ste 125, Baton Rouge, LA 225-251-7003 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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ClearDefense Pest Control

5/5
Based on 1,036 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MiceBaitingWaspsCockroachesGreen Pest ControlTermitesMosquitosAntsMothsSilverfishGeneral Pest ControlPreventionSpiders

Highlights

  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Transparent pricing
  • Free inspections
4147 W E Heck Ct, Baton Rouge, LA 225-320-7222 cleardefensepest.com
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Fox Pest Control - Baton Rouge

5/5
Based on 2,436 customer reviews.

Services Offered

CockroachesWaspsSpidersMosquitosWildlifePreventionSilverfishGreen Pest ControlBed BugsMiceTermitesGarden ProtectionFleasBeesGeneral Pest ControlTicksAntsBeetles

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • No-cost inspections
4545 Sherwood Common Blvd #4b, Baton Rouge, LA 225-399-4723 fox-pest.com
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The Bug Man

5/5
Based on 962 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest ControlFleasPreventionBeesWaspsBed BugsAntsWildlifeMosquitosTermitesMice

Highlights

  • No-cost inspections
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Offerings of preventative treatments
12015 Cloverland Ct, Baton Rouge, LA 225-923-2847 bugmanonline.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Hawx Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.8/5 

11940 Industriplex Blvd STE 1
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Wilson Services

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

9339 Sullivan Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70818

J&J Exterminating Baton Rouge

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

9244 Interline Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Bug Ninja Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

11628 S Choctaw Dr #232
Baton Rouge, LA 70815

Massey Services Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

16312 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Pelican Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

17485 Opportunity Ave Building 2, Suite F
Baton Rouge, LA 70817

Salvant Environmental Services, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.2/5 

4488 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Arceneaux Pest Management Service, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

31545 LA-16
Denham Springs, LA 70726

Advantage Services

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

24550 Juban Rd
Denham Springs, LA 70726

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Facts about Baton Rouge
Average Max Temp:76°F
Average Min Temp:59°F
Average Daily Sunlight:62%
Average Annual Snowfall:0.1"
Average Monthly Precipitation:5.07"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$227

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

There are a number of factors that you can weigh when selecting the right pest control professionalfor you. You might take into consideration a pest control company's qualifications and methods of treatment in addition to its years of experience and customer reviews. Of course, there is also the cost of services to consider.

Below, we discuss each of these factors in more detail.

  • 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) sets minimum standards of competency, but any pesticide applicators working in Louisiana 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 is given to companies that use comprehensive and effective pest control treatment that is safer for people and the environment.

    Pest control companies can also belong to certain professional organizations. When a company joins an organization such as the National Pest Management Association(NPMA) (or a state-level organization), it gets access to resources, education, and a network of other pest control professionals with whom to compare methods. This can offer added peace of mind that a company is following industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

In general, a company provides information like years of experience and specialities on its website. Local reviews can also help you figure out if a company has experience dealing with a specific pest. If you can't get the information you need online, you can speak with a company representative directly to get your questions answered.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

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

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    Cost is an important consideration when choosing a pest control company. Cost may be determined by the type of pest being treated, your location, the size of your house, and other factors.

    A pest control company may offer a free on-site estimate to help you figure out if it fits into your budget. You can also look at whether it offers a satisfaction guarantee.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Your preferences regarding safety for yourself, any children or pets, and the environment may influence the provider and the treatment methods you choose.

  • Safety

    Your pest control provider 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 will be in place to protect you, your family, and your pets. All pesticides that pose more than a minimum risk need to be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

    Nowadays, many companies are exploring more eco-friendly pest control solutions that can be used before (or instead of) chemical pesticides. Many are following the practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which goes as follows:

    1. Identify problem pests and assess whether immediate action is needed.
    2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
    3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of physical, cultural, biological, and mechanical controls.
    4. Use chemical controls only if needed, and always along with other methods for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Assess the outcome and implement additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Baton Rouge

Some pests are more common than others. In Baton Rouge, common pests to be watchful for include the following:

  • Cockroaches: It's important to deal with a cockroach infestation promptly, as they can bring in diseases like salmonella. Cockroaches are found in many places throughout Louisiana, and they prefer wetter areas like Baton Rouge.
  • Ants: Whether they are smaller soil ants or larger carpenter ants, these pests are found in most of Louisiana. Carpenter ants can pose a bigger problem than their smaller counterparts because they can do damage to your home.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs are found throughout Louisiana, and they can cause serious problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs are often hard to get rid of, we recommend hiring a professional exterminator as soon as you discover the problem. These pests can infest bedsheets, wallpaper, furniture, and more.
  • Spiders: You may find spiders in your attic or other damp, dark areas. While most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, you don't want a spider infestation in your home.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Baton Rouge

What causes pest infestations?

Pests enter 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 are searching for water, either standing water outside or puddles inside from leaky pipes.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

There are several things you can do to help prevent pest infestations. First, don't leave 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 places where standing water collects outside. Lastly, seal off possible pest entrances into your house, including siding or foundation cracks.

How often should I hire a pest control professional?

It is generally 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 best-equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

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

Before your pest control technician arrives, check and see if they want you to clean around your house, including in areas where there have been signs of pests. Some pest professionals may prefer to see your home as-is.

If you are asked to clean, make sure all trash and paper goods are out of the affected areas (as pests like to 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 affected areas. Also make sure to block off areas to be treated to keep children and pets away until it is safe. If you need a more intensive type of pest control like fumigation, make sure you follow your pest professional's instructions closely.

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