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

Pests such as mosquitos and centipedes invade homes to stay dry in Metairie's rainy months. Infestations can grow quickly, so you'll want a skilled exterminator to help contain them and prevent any others from starting.

Below, find our list of the top pest control companies in Metairie, who can help you eliminate any pest problem.

Best Overall
5.0
  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
  • Nearly 100 years in business
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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 Metairie Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,861 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WaspsBed BugsGeneral Pest ControlWildlifeMiceMosquitosTermitesCockroachesSpidersAnts

Highlights

  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Free inspection policy
  • Commitment to customer education
137 Canvasback Dr Ste B, St Rose, LA 504-322-3263 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
DA Exterminating Co Inc Logo

DA Exterminating Co

5/5
Based on 311 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MosquitosTermitesMiceCockroachesFumigationAntsGeneral Pest ControlWildlife

Highlights

  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • No-cost inspections
  • Offerings of preventative treatments
4440 Wabash St, Metairie, LA 504-888-4941 daexterminating.com
Spidexx - Insight Pest Solutions Logo

Spidexx - Insight Pest Solutions

5/5
Based on 599 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Bed BugsGeneral Pest ControlAntsBeetlesMiceGreen Pest ControlSpidersWaspsSilverfishTicksMosquitosPreventionFleasCockroachesBees

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Reliable appointment windows
  • Transparent pricing
5440 Mounes St #114, New Orleans, LA 504-285-3200 spidexx.com
LaJaunie's Pest Control Logo

LaJaunie's Pest Control

5/5
Based on 1,164 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest ControlBeesAntsBeetlesTermitesPreventionBed BugsWildlifeFliesGreen Pest ControlFleasMosquitosCockroaches

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Transparent pricing
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
4344 Earhart Blvd Ste B, New Orleans, LA 504-788-1860 lajaunies.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

J&J Exterminating New Orleans

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

416 Commerce Point
New Orleans, LA 70123

Dial One Franklynn Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

110 Phlox Ave
Metairie, LA 70001

J & C Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

1224 Nursery Ave #2326
Metairie, LA 70005

Billiot Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

5804 Plauche St
New Orleans, LA 70123

JPC Exterminating, LLC

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

8817 Darby Ln
River Ridge, LA 70123

Pied Piper Pest Control Inc

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

1041 Derbigny St
Gretna, LA 70053

H&M Termite and Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

4945 W Napoleon Ave
Metairie, LA 70001

Mosquito Joe of New Orleans-Northshore

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

324 40th St
New Orleans, LA 70124

Safe Spot Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

5251 E Idlewood Ct
New Orleans, LA 70128

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Facts about Metairie
Average Max Temp:76°F
Average Min Temp:60°F
Average Daily Sunlight:63%
Average Annual Snowfall:0.0"
Average Monthly Precipitation:5.19"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$238

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The first step is selecting the right pest control professional for the job. You might take into consideration a pest control company's qualifications and methods of treatment as well as its years of experience and customer reviews. Of course, there is also the cost of services to consider.

Below, we explore the details of each of these factors.

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

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

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    Pest control companies can optionally obtain additional certifications such as 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 holds itself up to certain other standards, such as up-to-date employee training. A company can also earn other certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations to further support its practices and methods.

    A pest control company can also belong to professional organizations. Holding membership in organizations such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations is not mandatory, but helps verify a company's reputability. The NPMA gives companies access to education, resources, and a network of other professionals with whom to discuss methods and practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

Looking at a pest control company's website can tell you how long it has been in operation and what kind of pests it specializes in eliminating. Online reviews can also give you some insight into a company's experience dealing with specific pests. If you can't find this information online, you can try contacting the company directly.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

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

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    For many people, cost is one of the most important factors when looking for pest control. Cost can be determined by factors like the size of your house, the type of pest being treated, and your location.

    You can take into consideration whether a specific company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits your budget), and what sort of guarantees it provides. Often, a company will guarantee that if your pest problem isn't fixed by its treatment, it will continue to treat until it is.

Safety and Treatment Methods

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

  • Safety

    Ask your pest control provider if they plan to use low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides—if not, ask what precautionary measures they will take. Any pesticide that presents above a minimum risk needs to be registered with the EPA. Your pest control company should provide information about all of the pesticides used, in addition to how safe they are around people and pets.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies are now trialing options for more environmentally friendly pest control techniques before moving to harsh pesticides.

    One common method for making pest control safer and more eco-friendly is Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The steps of IPM are as follows:

    1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and determine if 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 controls for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Observe the results and implement additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Metairie

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

  • Fleas: Fleas typically prefer warmer weather (which can make them a particular problem in Metairie) and often are brought into the home by pets.
  • Mice: Telltale signs of mice include chewed wires and droppings around your home. Mice tend to frequent attics or places where food is stored.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations can be very hard to get rid of, so we strongly recommend hiring an exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs are found throughout Louisiana, and can infest not just your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even wallpaper.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Metairie

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pests make their way 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 look for water, whether it be standing water outside or puddles inside from leaky pipes.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

There are certain things you can do to help prevent pest infestations. First, don't leave food out. Keep your food stored in sealed containers, and avoid leaving trash sitting around.

Second, avoid having standing water in or around your house. Fix leaks indoors and eliminate places where standing water collects outside. Lastly, seal off possible pest entrances into your home, including foundation and siding cracks.

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

Typically, it's recommended that you get your home treated for pests around once a year, more often if you have an active infestation. Your pest professional will ultimately be the one best equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

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

Your pest control professional will tell you how far pets need to be kept away from treated areas, and for how long. Some pesticides are non-toxic or have low toxicity, 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.

How long does pest control last?

Typically, pesticide application lasts about 30 to 90 days. The exact length of time varies based on which pests are being targeted, how many of them there are, what chemicals are used, and whether the chemicals are applied inside or outside. Chemicals applied outdoors may not last as long as those applied indoors due to precipitation.

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