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

Arlington is a densely-populated city, so once a pest infestation takes hold, it can spread quickly. Troublesome local critters such as rats or bed bugs can transform your home from a sanctuary into a source of constant discomfort.

Our guide to the best pest control companies in Arlington can help you choose the right team to tackle any pest problem, large or small.

Best Overall
5.0
  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
  • Nearly 100 years in business
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4.8
  • Over a century of experience
  • Same-day service if you call before noon local time
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Best 5 Arlington Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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4.9/5
Based on 1,439 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Wildlife Ticks Baiting Cockroaches Wasps Silverfish Mosquitos General Pest Control Spiders Bed Bugs Ants Prevention Fumigation Termites Mice

Highlights

  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Free inspection policy
  • Lack of hidden fees
60 Sharp St Ste 1, Hingham, MA 781-524-9001 orkin.com Read More: Orkin Review
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Yankee Pest Control

5/5
Based on 496 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Mosquitos Beetles Ticks Bed Bugs Mice General Pest Control Ants Termites Wasps Wildlife

Highlights

  • Free inspection policy
  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Commitment to customer education
20 Waite Ct, Malden, MA 781-397-9923 yankeepestcontrol.com
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Pest Assassins

4.7/5
Based on 47 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Termites Wasps Mice Bed Bugs Mosquitos Spiders Prevention Ants Green Pest Control Cockroaches General Pest Control

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Commitment to customer education
  • Positive customer service reviews
51 Winchester St, Newton Highlands, MA 781-338-5955 pestassassins.com
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GreenHow

4.7/5
Based on 160 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Ants General Pest Control Cockroaches Green Pest Control Prevention Mice Ticks Spiders Fleas Wasps Beetles Termites Mosquitos

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Proactive solutions for pest control
  • Reliable exterminators
225 Riverview Ave # B3, Auburndale, MA 617-964-4733 greenhow.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Green Planet Pest Control, Inc

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

267 N Beacon St
Boston, MA 02135

Waltham Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

97 Cambridge St
Burlington, MA 01803

Waltham Pest Services

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

226 Lowell St
Wilmington, MA 01887

Mosquito Joe of Andover-Peabody

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

28 Teal Rd
Wakefield, MA 01880

P & S Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

48 Walden Pond Ave
Saugus, MA 01906

Johnny B's Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

309 Old Colony Ave #69
Boston, MA 02127

General Environmental Services

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

930 Eastern Ave
Malden, MA 02148

NW Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

28 Edge Hill Rd
Waltham, MA 02451

A1 Exterminators

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

183 Shepard St
Lynn, MA 01902

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Facts about Arlington
Average Max Temp: 56°F
Average Min Temp: 41°F
Average Daily Sunlight: 52%
Average Annual Snowfall: 54.4"
Average Monthly Precipitation: 3.93"
Average Monthly Pest Visit: $249

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

Hiring the right company for you is the most important step in the pest control process. Important factors can include a company's qualifications, its treatment methods, experience and reviews, and of course the cost of services.

Below, we discuss each of these factors 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 need to be licensed at the state level. The EPA maintains minimum standards of competency, and the Massachusetts regulatory agencies take care of the granting, maintaining, and revoking of licenses.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    One certification that pest control companies can earn is the GreenPro Service Certification, which requires a company to show that its practices are environmentally friendly and that its employees receive up-to-date training. QualityPro and similar trade organizations also offer other certifications. These are not required, but can help demonstrate that a company is reputable.

    There are several professional organizations that a pest control company can belong to. Pest control companies can join both state-level organizations and national organizations like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). By being a member of these optional organizations, a company helps support its reputability and gains access to resources, education, and a network of professionals to compare best practices with.

Professional Experience and Specialties

Browsing a company's website can tell you how many years it has been in business and what type of pests it specializes in eliminating. Local reviews can also provide some insight into a company's experience dealing with a specific pest. If you're unable to find this information online, you can try contacting the company directly.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can view a company's rating on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), explore reviews on social media or local review sites, or check the standing of its license via the Massachusetts licensing board.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

    You can think about whether a particular company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits your budget), and what kind 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 choice of pest control company might be affected by how environmentally friendly a provider's practices are, as well as how safe its methods are around your family and pets.

  • Safety

    You want to ensure that you understand the precautions for the pesticides being used in your house, for the sake of you, your family, and your pets. Your pest control provider should supply information about all pesticides they plan to use, whether they are low toxicity or non-toxic, and (if not) what safety measures will be used. All pesticides (except minimum-risk ones) need to be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

    It is now common for companies to start with more environmentally friendly options before using harsh pesticides, using a technique called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). When using IPM, the following steps are taken:

    1. Identify the source of the pest problem and determine whether immediate action is needed.
    2. Decide on the safest course of action.
    3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of biological, cultural, mechanical, and physical controls.
    4. Employ chemical controls only when absolutely necessary, and always in combination with other controls for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Observe the results and continue with additional pest control as needed.


Common Household Pests in Arlington

Not all pests are equally pervasive in Arlington. Some species that you should be wary of are these:

  • Flies: You may see flies around sinks or in areas where you keep food. Flies can get into your Arlington home year-round, but they're especially common during warmer months.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs may be found throughout Massachusetts, and they can cause big problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs are difficult to get rid of, we recommend having professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. These pests can infest furniture, bedsheets, wallpaper, and more.
  • Spiders: Spiders usually prefer dark and damp places and are often found in basements or attics.
  • Mice: If you have a mouse infestation, 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 kept.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Arlington

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pest infestations occur when pests enter your house looking for something, normally food, water, or shelter. Pests might be looking to eat food or trash left sitting out. Some may also be drawn to standing water outside (from rain collecting in one area) or inside (from leaky pipes). They may also enter your home simply looking for shelter and get in through weak spots like foundation cracks or broken screens.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

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

Next, avoid having standing water in or around your house. Fix leaks indoors and eliminate places where standing water collects outdoors. Finally, seal off any potential pest entrances into your home, including siding or foundation cracks.

When should I hire a pest control professional?

You should consider hiring an exterminator any time you notice signs of pest activity in your Arlington home. This can include seeing nests, droppings, damage, or even the pests themselves. If your home has recurrent or seasonal pest infestations, we recommend setting up annual preventive pest management.

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

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

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