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

Pests such as rats and bed bugs can be a nuisance in any Lake Charles home. If you're dealing with an infestation, a licensed exterminator can help you contain it before pests damage your health and home.

No matter your concerns, our guide to the best pest control companies in Lake Charles can help.

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Best 5 Lake Charles Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 640 customer reviews.

Services Offered

AntsCockroachesMosquitosMiceSpidersWaspsFleasBed BugsGeneral Pest ControlWildlifeTermitesBaitingFumigation

Highlights

  • No-cost inspections
  • Educational web content
  • Lack of hidden fees
6324 Leslie Ln, Lake Charles, LA 337-602-7189 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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J&J Exterminating Lake Charles

5.0/5
Based on 310 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MosquitosTicksCockroachesGeneral Pest ControlPreventionTermitesAntsSilverfishBed BugsMice

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Commitment to customer education
1717 W Prien Lake Rd, Lake Charles, LA 337-474-7377 jjext.com
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Cal-Cam Termite & Pest Control

4.7/5
Based on 256 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WaspsGeneral Pest ControlSpidersBed BugsMosquitosAntsBeetlesFleasTermites

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Commitment to customer education
  • Offerings of preventative treatments
271 Parish Rd, Lake Charles, LA 337-855-4100 calcampest.com
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McKenzie Pest Control

4.4/5
Based on 34 customer reviews.

Services Offered

TermitesAntsCockroachesPreventionGeneral Pest ControlMice

Highlights

  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Transparent pricing
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
4711 Common St, Lake Charles, LA 337-478-7826 mckenziepestcontrol.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

J&J Exterminating Deridder

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

514 N Pine St
DeRidder, LA 70634

PestcoPro Termite & Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

18004 I-10
Vidor, TX 77662

Safeway Exterminating

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

2380 N Main St suite b
Vidor, TX 77662

J&J Exterminating Crowley

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

112 W 15th St
Crowley, LA 70526

GuardTech Pest Management, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

6550 Concord Rd
Beaumont, TX 77708

E&R Pest Services, LLC

User Reviews: 4.1/5 

340 W Laurel Ave
Eunice, LA 70535

Terminix

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

3795 W Cardinal Dr #200
Beaumont, TX 77705

Orkin

User Reviews: 5/5 

11165 Eastex Fwy
Beaumont, TX 77708

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Facts about Lake Charles
Average Max Temp:78°F
Average Min Temp:60°F
Average Daily Sunlight:63%
Average Annual Snowfall:0.0"
Average Monthly Precipitation:4.44"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$230

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The most important step in the pest control process is hiring the right company for you. You may take into consideration a company's qualifications, treatment methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and service prices.

Below, we discuss each factor in more detail.

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

    Per the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), all pesticide applicators and those that supervise them must be certified at the state level. The EPA does set minimum standards of competency, but all pesticide applicators in Louisiana should be licensed through the proper state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    Pest control companies can also obtain optional certifications like the GreenPro Service Certification. This certification is awarded once a company has proven that its treatment methods are more eco-friendly and demonstrated that it also maintains certain other standards, such as up-to-date training for employees. A company can also earn other certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro to further support its methods and practices.

    Pest control companies can also be members of certain professional organizations. Joining an organization such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or a state-level organization grants a pest control company access to resources and education, in addition to a network of professionals with whom to compare best practices. Joining organizations like these is not required, but it can help indicate that a company follows industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can get some insight into a company's experience level by looking at how many years it has been in business. The company's website and local reviews can also inform you whether the company has experience dealing with the specific species of pests that are afflicting your home. You can always reach out to a representative directly to learn this information if it is not available online.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can look up a company's reviews and rating on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), check out local review sites and social media to see what others in your area have to say, or verify its license standing through the Louisiana 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.

    Many companies offer free on-site estimates as part of their process, to help you determine 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 preferences regarding safety for yourself, your children, your pets, and the environment might affect which provider and treatment methods you choose.

  • Safety

    You can ask your pest control provider if they will be using low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides, and if not, ask what precautionary measures will be in place. Any pesticide that poses greater than minimum risk must be registered with the EPA. Your pest control company should supply information about all pesticides used, in addition to how safe they are around people and pets.

  • Treatment Methods

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

    1. Identify the source of the pest 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 physical, biological, mechanical, and cultural controls.
    4. Employ chemical controls only when required, and always with other techniques for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Evaluate outcomes and continue with additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Lake Charles

In Lake Charles, there are some pests that are more common than others. This list includes the following:

  • Bees: Having bees around your home can be a nuisance, particularly if someone in your household is allergic. Your pest control technician can help eliminate bees; some might even be able to help safely relocate hives.
  • Mosquitoes: You're more likely to face a mosquito infestation if your home is in a wetter area (like Lake Charles). They're also more common during the warmer months. Mosquitoes can be more than just a nuisance—they can cause itchy bites and even spread diseases.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations can be very hard to get rid of, so we recommend hiring an exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs are found throughout Louisiana, and can infest not only your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even your wallpaper.
  • Spiders: These pests prefer dark and moist places and are often found in attics.
  • Mice: If you have mice, 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 stored.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Lake Charles

What causes pest infestations?

Pest infestations happen when pests enter your home looking for something, usually food, water, or shelter. Pests might come looking for food or trash that is left out. Some could also be drawn by standing water collecting outside (from rain collecting in one area) or inside (from leaky pipes). They may also enter your home looking for shelter. They can get in through weak spots such as foundation cracks or broken screens.

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

One way to prevent pest infestations is seal off potential 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 as well as not leaving trash out. Finally, get rid of standing water in and around your house. Try to reduce places where water collects outside, and repair leaks inside.

How frequently do I need to hire someone to do pest control?

It is generally recommended that you hire a pest control technician about once annually. If there is an active infestation, you will need pest control to come out more frequently. Ultimately, your pest professional is the person who is best-equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

What should I do before pest control services?

Before your pest control technician arrives, check and see if they want you to clean around your home, 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 food is stored away so that it does not become contaminated with pesticides. You might also want to remove plants from the area. Also make sure to block off areas to be treated to keep children and pets away until it is safe. If your home needs more intensive pest control, such as fumigation, make sure you follow your pest professional's instructions closely.

How long does pest control last?

The majority of pesticides last approximately 30 to 90 days after application. Chemicals applied outdoors may not last as long as those applied indoors due to precipitation. Other factors that affect how long pesticide application lasts include the extent of the pest problem, what specific pests are present, the chemicals used, and the application method.

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