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

In any Hagerstown home, pests such as wasps and rats might give you cause for concern. These nuisance critters can damage both health and houses, but licensed exterminators can help stop them in their tracks.

Below, discover our list of the best pest control companies in Hagerstown, who can help you deal with any pest problem.

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Best 5 Hagerstown Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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4.9/5
Based on 1,035 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WildlifeMiceFumigationBed BugsCockroachesBaitingFliesAntsTermitesGeneral Pest ControlPreventionMosquitosSpidersWasps

Highlights

  • Commitment to customer education
  • Free inspections
  • Transparent pricing
201 Perry Pkwy Ste 2, Gaithersburg, MD 301-354-6096 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Home Paramount Pest Control

4.6/5
Based on 43 customer reviews.

Services Offered

TicksGreen Pest ControlWildlifeAntsSilverfishTermitesSpidersMosquitosCockroachesBed BugsFumigationBaitingPreventionGeneral Pest Control

Highlights

  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Proactive approach to pest control
  • Free inspections
17813 Virginia Ave, Hagerstown, MD 866-918-1861 homeparamount.com
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D&G Pest Control

4.4/5
Based on 23 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MiceGeneral Pest ControlFliesGreen Pest ControlAntsTermitesCockroachesSpiders

Highlights

    19318 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown, MD 240-422-9566 hagerstownpestcontrol.com
    Real Kill Termite & Pest Control LLC Logo

    Real Kill Termite & Pest Control

    4.1/5
    Based on 21 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    General Pest ControlTermitesGreen Pest Control

    Highlights

    • Free inspection policy
    • Positive customer service reviews
    • Lack of hidden fees
    33 E Main St, Waynesboro, PA 717-762-8448 realkillpestcontrol.com

    More Local Pest Control Companies

    Petti Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    1314 Edwin Miller Blvd Suite 106
    Martinsburg, WV 25404

    HomeTeam Pest Defense

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    179 E Burr Blvd Unit G
    Kearneysville, WV 25430

    Green T Lawn

    User Reviews: 4.4/5 

    5415 Yukon Ct St E
    Frederick, MD 21703

    Pro Green Pest & Lawn Services, LLC

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    6667 Winchester Ave
    Inwood, WV 25428

    Environmental Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    1302 Rising Ridge Rd
    Mt Airy, MD 21771

    Green Pest Services

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    704 S King St #1
    Leesburg, VA 20175

    Country Termite & Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.2/5 

    210 N 21st St K
    Purcellville, VA 20132

    Dodson Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    73 Lawson Rd SE Suite 103
    Leesburg, VA 20175

    Barrett Pest & Termite Services

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    130 Imboden Dr # 1
    Winchester, VA 22603

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    Average Max Temp:61°F
    Average Min Temp:45°F
    Average Daily Sunlight:53%
    Average Annual Snowfall:31.2"
    Average Monthly Precipitation:3.35"
    Average Monthly Pest Visit:$242

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    How To Choose a Pest Control Company

    There are a number of things that you can weigh when selecting the best pest control treatment planfor you. You may take into consideration a company's qualifications, treatment methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and cost of services.

    Below, we dive into detail on each factor.

    • 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 their supervisors need to be licensed at the state level. The EPA maintains minimum standards of competency, and the Maryland regulatory agencies take care of the issuing, maintaining, and revoking of licenses.

    • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

      A pest control company can obtain optional certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations to support its standards and methods. One particular certification is the GreenPro Service Certification, which is given to any company that can demonstrate that its methods are more eco-friendly. These companies also need to maintain certain employee training standards.

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

    Professional Experience and Specialties

    The number of years that a pest control company has been in business can tell you something about its experience dealing with various pests. Online reviews or the company's own website can also inform you whether it has the skills and experience needed to deal with your particular pests. If you cannot find the answers to your questions online, reaching out to the company directly is a great way to learn more.

    • Reviews and Recommendations

      You can view a company's rating and reviews on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), explore social media and local review sites to see what homeowners near you think, or verify its license standing through the Maryland licensing board.

    • Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

      When thinking about the cost of services, you should verify whether a company offers free on-site estimates as part of its services. This can help determine whether the company fits into your budget. Also consider what guarantees a company offers: If the problem is not resolved, or if it returns, will the company provide additional treatment until the issue is resolved satisfactorily?

    Safety and Treatment Methods

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

    • Safety

      Your pest technician should use low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides when possible. If they plan to use pesticides that don't fall into one of these categories, your technician should explain what safety precautions will be used to protect your family, your pets, and you. Pesticides that pose more than a minimum risk should be registered with the EPA.

    • Treatment Methods

      You can ask if your pest control expert will start with more natural and lower-toxicity treatment methods before moving on to harsher chemicals.

      Many companies now use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to eliminate pests while reducing personal and environmental risks. 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. Use a combination of mechanical, cultural, biological, and physical controls to manage the pest problem.
      4. Use chemical controls only when required, and always along with other controls for effective long-term pest management.
      5. Observe the results and provide additional pest control as needed.

    Common Household Pests in Hagerstown

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

    • Bees: Bees around your home can be a nuisance, especially if someone in your household is allergic. Your pest control technician can help eliminate bees; some may even have the resources to safely relocate hives.
    • Bed bugs: Infestations of bed bugs are often very hard to get rid of, so we recommend calling a local exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs can be found throughout Maryland, and can infest not only your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even your wallpaper.
    • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your attic or other damp, dark places. Even though most species of spider are harmless to humans, you don't want a spider infestation in your home.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Hagerstown

    What causes pest infestations?

    Pests make their way into your home looking for one of three things: food, water, or shelter. Some pests will opportunistically enter your home through a broken screen or foundation crack. Some are attracted to food, either actual food left out or trash sitting out in the open. Others are searching for water, whether it be standing water on your property or puddles inside from things like leaky pipes.

    How can I prevent pest infestations?

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

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

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

    Generally it's recommended that you hire a pest control technician about once annually. If your home has an active infestation, you will need to hire a pest control professional more often. Ultimately, your pest professional will be the person who is best-equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

    How long does it take pest control to work?

    How soon you notice results from pest control will depend on the issue and treatment. If your pest control technician does something like remove a wasp nest, you can see the results almost immediately. For most pest control, however, you will likely need to wait anywhere from one to two days to up to six weeks to see substantial results. Some pest issues might require your technician to make multiple trips to your house.

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