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

When the Fitchburg weather gets rainy, pests such as silverfish and mosquitos are particularly bothersome for Fitchburg homeowners. A licensed and experienced exterminator can help you squash infestations and prevent them from happening in the future.

Regardless of the nature of the infestation you're facing, our guide to the top pest control companies in Fitchburg can help you find the right pros to stop it.

Best Overall
5.0
  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
  • Nearly 100 years in business
  • Service guarantees in 46 states
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 Fitchburg Pest Control Companies

Orkin Logo

Orkin

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5/5
Based on 984 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MosquitosAntsGeneral Pest ControlMiceSpidersBaitingSilverfishWaspsFumigationCockroachesTicksTermitesWildlifeBed Bugs

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
  • No-cost inspections
  • Commitment to customer education
24 King St Ste 1a, Auburn, NH 603-928-7878 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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JP Pest Services

5/5
Based on 659 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WildlifeBed BugsWaspsPreventionBeesTermitesMiceGeneral Pest ControlAntsTicksMosquitos

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Commitment to customer education
101 Emerson Rd, Milford, NH 603-673-2908 jppestservices.com
Fox Pest Control - Acton Logo

Fox Pest Control - Acton

5/5
Based on 1,496 customer reviews.

Services Offered

FleasBed BugsWaspsTermitesMosquitosBeetlesAntsBeesMicePreventionGeneral Pest ControlCockroachesSilverfishSpidersTicks

Highlights

  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Commitment to customer education
  • No-cost inspections
43 Nagog Park # 200, Acton, MA 508-452-2944 fox-pest.com
Mosquito Joe of Bedford-Amherst NH Logo

Mosquito Joe of Bedford-Amherst NH

4.7/5
Based on 113 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Garden ProtectionMosquitosFleasGeneral Pest ControlTicksPreventionGreen Pest Control

Highlights

  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Transparent pricing
  • Preventative pest control services
5 Northern Blvd Ste 2, Amherst, NH 603-255-7641 bedford-amherstnh.mosquitojoe.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Ford's Hometown Services

User Reviews: 5/5 

549 Grove St
Worcester, MA 01605

A1 Exterminators

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

12 St James Pl
Nashua, NH 03062

Catseye Pest Control - Nashua, NH

User Reviews: 4.8/5 

1 Tara Blvd
Nashua, NH 03062

Colonial Pest Control Inc.

User Reviews: 5/5 

32 Lake Ave
Worcester, MA 01604

Battleline Pest Management

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

188 Simpson Rd
Marlborough, MA 01752

Bug Bully Rodent & Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

21 SW Cutoff
Northborough, MA 01532

proof. Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

41 Brigham St Unit 15
Marlborough, MA 01752

Acton Pest Control Services

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

271 Great Rd #25
Acton, MA 01720

Big Blue Bug Solutions

User Reviews: 4.8/5 

876 Boston Turnpike
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

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Facts about Fitchburg
Average Max Temp:55°F
Average Min Temp:40°F
Average Daily Sunlight:52%
Average Annual Snowfall:65.5"
Average Monthly Precipitation:4.00"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$228

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

There are a number of factors that you can consider when selecting the best pest control company for you. You might take into consideration a company's qualifications, methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and price of services.

Below, we dive into detail on each factor.

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

    All pesticide applicators, as well as those that supervise them, should be licensed via the appropriate Massachusetts regulatory agencies. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets minimum standards of competency, but providing, maintaining, and revoking licensure is handled at the state level.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    One optional certification that might be worth looking for is the GreenPro Service Certification. To receive this certification, a pest control company needs to both demonstrate that its practices are more environmentally friendly and uphold certain training standards for its technicians. Companies can also obtain other certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations to further support their work.

    Pest control companies can also belong to certain 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. When a pest control company joins the NPMA, it gains access to education, resources, and a network of other professionals with whom to discuss practices and methods.

Professional Experience and Specialties

A company's years in business can indicate how much experience it has handling pests in your area. You can also explore its website or read customer reviews to figure out whether it has experience eliminating the type of pests you are dealing with. If this information is not available online, calling the company directly is a great way to learn more.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

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

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

    You can take into consideration whether a specific company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in 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

When picking a pest control provider, you want to select one that will keep you, your family, and your pets safe. You'll likely also prefer a provider that is environmentally-conscious.

  • Safety

    You want to ensure that you understand the precautions for the pesticides used around your home, for the sake of your family, your pets, and yourself. Your pest control technician should be capable of providing information about the pesticides they plan to use, whether they are low toxicity or non-toxic, and (if not) what safety measures they plan to take. All pesticides (except minimum-risk ones) must be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

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

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

    1. Identify the source of the pest problem and assess whether immediate action is required.
    2. Decide on the safest course of action.
    3. Use a combination of mechanical, physical, biological, and cultural controls to manage the pest problem.
    4. Use chemical controls only when required, and always in combination with other controls for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Evaluate outcomes and provide additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Fitchburg

Some pests are more common than others. In Fitchburg, common pests to be wary of include the following:

  • Wasps: Wasps are often difficult to get rid of, especially when you're trying to avoid being stung. They are commonly found in areas like roof overhangs, sheds, attics, and garages.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs may be found throughout Massachusetts and 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, wallpaper, bedsheets, and more.
  • Mice: If you have mice, you may notice droppings or things like chewed wires. Frequently, mice are found in places where food is stored or in attics.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Fitchburg

What causes 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, through a broken screen or foundation crack. Some are drawn by 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.

What are some steps I can take to prevent pest infestations?

There are several steps you can take to help prevent pest infestations. First, avoid leaving food out. Make sure food is stored in sealed containers, and avoid leaving trash sitting around.

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

How do I know when to hire an exterminator?

You should consider hiring an exterminator any time you identify signs of pests in your Fitchburg home. This could include nests, droppings, damage, or even the pests themselves. If your home has recurrent or seasonal pest infestations, we recommend annual preventive pest management.

How long does it take for pest control to work?

How long pest control takes to work depends on the issue and treatment. For example, if your technician removes a wasp nest, you should see the results immediately. In other cases, it might take anywhere from one to two days to up to six weeks to see significant results from pest control. Some pest issues might require your technician to make multiple trips to your home.

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