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

Pests such as bed bugs and rats are a major concern in places with high population density, such as Waldorf. These critters aren't just simple nuisances. The more an infestation spreads, the more serious of a threat it can pose to your health and living environment.

Whether your pest problem is big or small, our guide to pest control companies in Waldorf can help you choose the right team to take care of it.

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Best 5 Waldorf Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 2,072 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Bed BugsGreen Pest ControlTermitesSilverfishMiceWildlifeFumigationBaitingMosquitosPreventionSpidersCockroachesGeneral Pest ControlAntsFliesWasps

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
8 Jay Gould Ct Ste H, Waldorf, MD 240-530-7051 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Lane's Termite Pest

4.6/5
Based on 38 customer reviews.

Services Offered

TermitesGeneral Pest ControlPrevention

Highlights

  • Free inspection policy
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Commitment to customer education
11064 Livingston Rd, Fort Washington, MD 301-423-4258 lanestermitepest.com
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Alleviation Pest Control

4.5/5
Based on 20 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WildlifeSpidersBeesMiceGeneral Pest ControlAntsWaspsMosquitosCockroachesBed BugsTermites

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    9605 Glen Way, Fort Washington, MD 202-725-7563 alleviationpestcontrol.com
    Anton Termite & Pest Control LLC Logo

    Anton Termite & Pest Control

    4.6/5
    Based on 32 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    FleasMiceAntsTermitesMothsCockroachesBeetlesGeneral Pest ControlBed BugsSpidersGreen Pest Control

    Highlights

    • Consistently high customer service reviews
    • Transparent pricing
    • Preventative pest control services
    8912 Simpson Ln, Clinton, MD 301-742-7704 antontermitepestcontrol.com

    More Local Pest Control Companies

    Veronica Pest Control Service

    User Reviews: 4.3/5 

    52 St Patricks Dr
    Waldorf, MD 20603

    Superior Bed Bug Solutions

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    7812 Delano Rd
    Clinton, MD 20735

    Better Termite & Pest Control

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    2647 Duke St
    Alexandria, VA 22314

    TBC Servs Inc

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    29270 Three Notch Rd
    Mechanicsville, MD 20659

    Pest Chase Termite and Pest Control Inc.

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    4103 Duvawn St
    Alexandria, VA 22310

    Alta Pest Control

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    5380 Eisenhower Ave G
    Alexandria, VA 22304

    MTB Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    3411 Walters Ln
    District Heights, MD 20747

    Cimex K9 Bed Bug Control

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    2210 Mt Vernon Ave
    Alexandria, VA 22301

    Affordable Pest

    User Reviews: 4.8/5 

    7405 Alban Station Ct Suite A107
    Springfield, VA 22150

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    Facts about Waldorf
    Average Max Temp:65°F
    Average Min Temp:47°F
    Average Daily Sunlight:56%
    Average Annual Snowfall:14.5"
    Average Monthly Precipitation:3.67"
    Average Monthly Pest Visit:$239

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    How To Choose a Pest Control Company

    It's important to choose the right pest control company for you. Factors you might consider include licensing and qualifications, treatment methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and cost.

    Below, we dive into detail on each of these factors.

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

      All pesticide applicators (and those who supervise them) are required to be certified at the state level. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets minimum standards of competency, but all pesticide applicators working in the state of Maryland must be licensed via the necessary state regulatory agencies.

    • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

      Pest control companies can optionally obtain 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 recognizes comprehensive and effective pest control methods that are safer for humans and the environment.

      There are certain professional organizations that a pest control company can belong to. Companies can obtain membership in the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), or state-level organizations. Membership in the NPMA provides companies with access to education, resources, and a network of other pest professionals. While not mandatory, membership in professional organizations helps demonstrate a company's reputability.

    Professional Experience and Specialties

    You can get some insight into a company's experience level by looking at how long it has been in operation. Local reviews and the company's own website can also inform you whether a certain company has experience dealing with the specific species of pests invading your home. You can always contact the company directly to learn this information if you can't find it online.

    • Reviews and Recommendations

      You can check a company's reputation using social media or local review sites as well as the Better Business Bureau (BBB). You can also check with Maryland's licensing board to verify the status of a company's license.

    • Cost of Services and Guarantees

      Things like the type of pest being treated, the size of your house, your location, and other factors can all affect the cost of pest control.

      You can find out whether a company provides free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget) and what kind of guarantees it offers. Often, a company will provide a guarantee that if it does not eliminate your pest problem, it will continue treatment until it does.

    Safety and Treatment Methods

    Your preferences regarding safety for yourself, any children or pets, and the environment may influence which provider and 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 used don't fit 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 must be registered with the EPA.

    • Treatment Methods

      You can ask if your technician will start with lower-toxicity, more natural options before trying harsher chemicals.

      Many companies have begun to use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to reduce personal or environmental risk when treating pest infestations. The steps of IPM are as follows:

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

    Common Household Pests in Waldorf

    You might run into some pests more often in Waldorf. Some pests to keep an eye out for include these:

    • Cockroaches: You can find cockroaches throughout Maryland, though they prefer wetter areas. Cockroaches might come inside through small cracks, and they can sometimes carry diseases like salmonella.
    • Termites: If you don't promptly deal with a termite infestation, they could cause hundreds or thousands of dollars in damage. Termites often get inside via nearby piles of mulch, rotting wood, or firewood.
    • Spiders: You may find spiders in your attic or other dark, damp places. Even though most species of spider are harmless to humans, you don't want a spider infestation in 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 can be found throughout Maryland, and can infest not only your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even your wallpaper.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Waldorf

    What causes pest infestations?

    Pest infestations happen when pests come into your home looking for something, generally food, water, or shelter. Pests might be looking to eat food or trash that is sitting out. Some could also be drawn by standing water collecting outside (from rain collecting in one spot) or inside (from leaky pipes). They might also come into your house looking for shelter and get in through weak spots like broken screens or foundation cracks.

    How can I prevent pest infestations?

    There are a number of 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.

    Second, try not to have standing water in or around your home. Fix leaks indoors and eliminate places where standing water collects outside. Finally, seal off any possible pest entrances into your home, including foundation and siding cracks.

    How do I know when to hire an exterminator?

    You should consider hiring a pest control professional any time you see signs of pests in your Waldorf home. You might see nests, droppings, damage, or even the pests themselves. If you've had seasonal or recurrent pest infestations, we recommend setting up annual preventive pest management.

    Is pest control safe around my pets?

    Your pest control technician will inform you how far your pets should be kept away from treated areas, and for how long after treatment. Some pesticides are low toxicity or non-toxic, but in the vast majority of cases you'll be asked to keep pets away from the area during and for some time after application.

    What do I need to do before my pest control technician arrives at my house?

    Make sure to ask your pest technician if they need you to clean around your home. This can help ensure they can find, identify, and treat all pests present. However, some technicians may want to see your home as-is.

    If you are asked to clean, focus on getting paper goods and trash out of affected areas, as some pests like to hide in these items. Also be sure that food is stored away so that it does not become contaminated with pesticides. You may want to also remove any plants in the area to avoid chemical contamination. Lastly, if necessary, block off expected treatment areas so that pets and children stay away until it is safe. If a more intensive process like fumigation is required, be sure to closely follow the instructions of your pest professional.

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