We may be compensated if you purchase through links on our website. Our Reviews Team is committed to delivering honest, objective, and independent reviews on home products and services. More

Best 5 Pest Control Companies in Framingham, MA

Get matched with a top local pro
Join the 6,755 people who have received a free, no-obligation quote in the last 30 days
  1. Home
  2. Local Pros
  3. Pest Control
  4. MA
  5. Framingham
Written By Jessica Hurtault|Last Updated: February 05, 2024

Many Framingham residents worry about unwelcome critters such as rats and wasps. Ease your pest concerns by hiring a licensed local exterminator that can stop current infestations and prevent future ones.

Our guide to the best pest control companies in Framingham can help you find the right team to tackle any pest problem.

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 Framingham Pest Control Companies

Orkin Logo

Orkin

GET QUOTE
4.9/5
Based on 1,439 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Bed BugsPreventionWaspsTermitesGeneral Pest ControlWildlifeMosquitosFumigationMiceTicksAntsSilverfishSpidersCockroachesBaiting

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Commitment to customer education
  • No-cost inspections
60 Sharp St Ste 1, Hingham, MA 781-524-9001 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
F&W Pest Control Logo

F&W Pest Control

5/5
Based on 518 customer reviews.

Services Offered

SpidersGeneral Pest ControlCockroachesMiceWildlifeTermitesBed BugsMosquitosBaitingGreen Pest ControlWaspsAntsTicks

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Positive customer service reviews
801 Water St Suite 201, Framingham, MA 508-872-3256 fwpest.com
Rove Pest Control Logo

Rove Pest Control

5/5
Based on 700 customer reviews.

Services Offered

CockroachesAntsMosquitosPreventionWildlifeTicksBeesBed BugsWaspsSpidersGeneral Pest ControlTermitesGreen Pest ControlMice

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Transparent pricing
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
40 Southville Rd #400, Southborough, MA 508-659-5158 rovepestcontrol.com
proof. Pest Control Logo

proof. Pest Control

5/5
Based on 653 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Green Pest ControlMosquitosCockroachesGeneral Pest ControlFleasBed BugsTicksMiceTermitesSpidersAnts

Highlights

  • No-cost inspections
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
41 Brigham St Unit 15, Marlborough, MA 617-855-9700 proofpest.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Assurance Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 5/5 

93 West St
Medfield, MA 02052

Pestex Inc

User Reviews: 4.8/5 

349 Union Ave
Framingham, MA 01702

Catseye Pest Control - Hopkinton, MA

User Reviews: 4.8/5 

15 Avenue E
Hopkinton, MA 01748

Eliminate 'Em Pest Control Services

User Reviews: 4.8/5 

1900 W Park Dr #280
Westborough, MA 01581

Battleline Pest Management

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

188 Simpson Rd
Marlborough, MA 01752

Marlboro Pest Control Co

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

61 Boston Post Rd E
Marlborough, MA 01752

MD Weaver The Pest Reliever

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

4 Mechanic St #105
Natick, MA 01760

GreenHow, Inc

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

225 Riverview Ave # B3
Auburndale, MA 02466

APC Pest & Termite Control, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.3/5 

524 Main St
Medfield, MA 02052

To share feedback or ask a question about this article, send a note to our Reviews Team at reviewsteam@thisoldhousereviews.com.

Get Your Pest Control Project Quote Today

Get matched with a top local pro

Please enter a valid 5-digit zip code!

Facts about Framingham
Average Max Temp:56°F
Average Min Temp:41°F
Average Daily Sunlight:52%
Average Annual Snowfall:50.4"
Average Monthly Precipitation:3.93"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$249

Expert Tips By

This Old House empowers homeowners with the knowledge and tools they need to tackle various projects and navigate the complexities of homeownership.

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The first step is picking the right pest control professional for the job. You may consider a company's qualifications and treatment methods in addition to its customer reviews and years of experience. And of course, there's the cost of services to consider.

Below, we discuss each of these factors in more detail.

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

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets minimum competency standards for pesticide applicators, but licensing is handled at the state level. All pesticide applicators and their supervisors in Massachusetts need to be licensed through the proper state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    Pest control companies can earn the GreenPro Service Certification, which requires that a company show that its practices are environmentally friendly and that its employee training is up to date. Trade organizations such as QualityPro offer other certifications. These are not required, but can help demonstrate that a company is reputable.

    Pest control companies can also become members of various professional organizations. Pest control companies can join both state-level organizations and national organizations such as 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 other professionals to compare best practices with.

Professional Experience and Specialties

How long a 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 enlighten you about whether it has the experience necessary to handle your specific pest problem. If the answers to your questions aren't available online, speaking with a representative is a great way to learn about the company's areas of expertise.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can look up a company's rating and reviews on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), check out local review sites and social media to see what other people are saying, or verify its license standing via the Massachusetts licensing board.

  • 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 price of pest control.

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

Safety and Treatment Methods

Your preferences regarding safety for yourself, your children, your pets, and the environment may influence the provider and the treatment methods you choose.

  • Safety

    You will want to understand the precautions around pesticides used in your home, for the sake of you, your family, and your pets. Your pest control technician should provide information about the pesticides they will be using, 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

    Many companies will start with more environmentally friendly options before employing pesticides, using a technique called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). When using IPM, the following steps are taken:

    1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and determine whether immediate action is needed.
    2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
    3. Use a combination of mechanical, physical, biological, and cultural controls to manage the pest problem.
    4. Employ chemical controls only when absolutely necessary, and always along with other techniques for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Evaluate outcomes and continue with additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Framingham

In Framingham, certain pests are more common than others. This list of pests includes the following:

  • Ants: Ants can be found in basically all of Massachusetts. Large carpenter ants can be even more of a problem than regular soil ants, as they can cause structural damage to your home.
  • Spiders: These pests prefer dark and moist places and are commonly found in basements or attics.
  • Mice: Telltale signs of mouse activity include chewed wires and droppings around your home. Mice tend to frequent attics or areas where food is kept.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs are found throughout Massachusetts, and they can lead to major problems if left untreated. Because bed bug infestations are hard to get rid of, we recommend getting professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest wallpaper, furniture, bedsheets, and more.

Ready to Get a Quote on Your Pest Control Project?

Get matched with a top local pro

Please enter a valid 5-digit zip code!

Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Framingham

What causes pest infestations?

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

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

There are certain 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.

Second, avoid having standing water in or around your home. Fix leaks inside and eliminate standing water sites outdoors. Lastly, seal off possible pest entrances into your house, including foundation and siding cracks.

How do I know when to hire an exterminator?

Any time you see signs of pests in your Framingham home—which could include nests, droppings, signs of damage, or the pests themselves—you should contact an exterminator. If your home has had seasonal or recurrent pest infestations, we suggest reaching out to a local pest control company to set up annual pest management services.

What is the importance of preventive pest control?

Preventive pest control is important because it can help stop pest problems before they begin. Your local pest control technician know about the pests that live in your part of Framingham, including how they get into homes and the times of the year during which they are most active. Your technician can make changes and put barriers in place to keep pests out of your house, saving you time and money that might otherwise go towards future pest control visits—or towards the damage and illness caused by pests.

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

It's typically a good idea to keep pets away from treated areas during and for some time following application. Some pest control chemicals are non-toxic or have low toxicity, but generally they should not be ingested by animals. Your pest control company will tell you how far to keep your pets away from treated areas, and for how long.

To share feedback or ask a question about this article, send a note to our Reviews Team at reviewsteam@thisoldhousereviews.com.

Sources