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    Jessica Hurtault
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Newton is a densely-populated place, so pest infestations start and spread quickly. Whether you're dealing with mice or rats, you want an innovative and proactive exterminator by your side to stop nuisance critters before they can take hold.

No matter the type of infestation you're facing, our guide to the top pest control companies in Newton can help you find the right pros to handle it.

Best Overall
Terminix logo
5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
  • Nearly 100 years in business
  • Service guarantees in 46 states
Best for Urgent Service
Orkin logo
4.8/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • Over a century of experience
  • Same-day service if you call before noon local time
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

10 Best Pest Control Companies in Newton

Brands are algorithmically curated from a database of local service providers near you. We require a minimum number of Google reviews and average ratings for provider inclusion.

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Top Rated

Terminix

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 496 reviews


125 John Hancock Rd Unit 5, Taunton, MA 02780

(508) 368-2483

www.terminix.com/exterminators/ma/nor...
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Top Rated

Orkin

4.9/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 1439 reviews


60 Sharp St Ste 1, Hingham, MA 02043

(781) 524-9001

www.orkin.com/locations/massachusetts...
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Yankee Pest Control

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 496 reviews


20 Waite Ct, Malden, MA 02148

(781) 397-9923

www.yankeepestcontrol.com
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Pest Assassins

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 47 reviews


51 Winchester St, Newton Highlands, MA 02461

(781) 338-5955

www.pestassassins.com/newton-ma-pest-...

Green Planet Pest Control, Inc

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 67 reviews


267 N Beacon St, Boston, MA 02135

(617) 535-1943

www.greenplanetpest.com

Best Mice Proofing Solutions

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 16 reviews


29 Birchwood St, West Roxbury, MA 02132

(857) 445-1502

bestmiceproofingsolutions.com
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Westwood Pest Control

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 55 reviews


139 Winter St, Westwood, MA 02090

(781) 910-4165

www.westwoodpestcontrol.com
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GreenHow, Inc

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 160 reviews


225 Riverview Ave # B3, Auburndale, MA 02466

(617) 964-4733

greenhow.com
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Johnny B's Pest Control

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 79 reviews


309 Old Colony Ave #69, Boston, MA 02127

(617) 921-9837

www.johnnybpestcontrol.com
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NW Pest Control

4.5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 156 reviews


28 Edge Hill Rd, Waltham, MA 02451

(781) 891-5313

www.nwpestcontrol.com

Facts about Newton

  • Average Max Temperature:
    56°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    41°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    52%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    58.5”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    3.93”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $249

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When hiring a pest control professional, there are several factors that you can consider to make sure that you're choosing the right one for you. A company's qualifications and pest treatment methods are important to consider, as well as its years of experience and reputation in customer reviews. Of course, you also want to consider cost.

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) maintains minimum competency standards for pesticide applicators, but licensing is overseen at the state level. All pesticide applicators and 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 also have the option to obtain additional certifications such as the GreenPro Service Certification. This certification is given once a company has shown its methods to be more eco-friendly and demonstrated that it also maintains certain other standards, such as up-to-date employee training. A company can also earn other certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations to further back up its methods and practices.

Pest control companies can also become members of certain professional organizations. While not mandatory, membership in organizations such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations help show a company's reputability. Organizations like the NPMA provide access to resources, education, and a network of professionals with whom to discuss best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

Generally, a company will list information like its specialities and years of experience on its website. Local reviews can also inform you as to whether a company has experience dealing with a specific pest. If you're unable to locate the information you need online, you can reach out to the company directly to get your questions answered.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

You can look into whether a company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), as well as 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

It's important to consider safety when choosing a pest control provider. You might also prefer a provider who employs more natural, eco-friendly pest control services.

Safety

Be sure to ask your pest control expert if they plan to use low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides, and if not, ask about what precautionary measures they plan to use. Any pesticide that presents above a minimum risk should be registered with the EPA. Your pest control company should provide information about all of the pesticides that will be used in your home, as well as how safe they are around people and pets.

Treatment Methods

Many companies are now exploring more eco-friendly pest control solutions that can be used before (or in place of) chemical pesticides. Many follow the practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which goes as follows:

  1. Identify the source of the pest problem and determine whether immediate action is required.
  2. Decide on the safest course of action.
  3. Use a combination of biological, cultural, mechanical, and physical controls to manage the pest problem.
  4. Employ chemical controls only if needed, and always with other methods for effective long-term pest management.
  5. Assess the outcome and implement additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Newton

Not all pests are equally common in Newton. Some species that you should be wary of include the following:

  • Ants: Whether smaller soil ants or larger carpenter ants, these pests can be found in most parts of Massachusetts. Carpenter ants can cause more problems than their smaller counterparts because they can do damage to your house.
  • Mosquitoes: You're at greater risk of a mosquito infestation if you live in a wetter area (like Newton). They're also more common during the warmer months. Mosquitoes can be more than just a nuisance—they can cause itchy bites and even carry diseases.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations are often very hard to eliminate, so we strongly recommend calling a local exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs can be found throughout Massachusetts, and can infest not just your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even your wallpaper.
  • Mice: Telltale signs of mice include chewed wires and droppings around your house. Frequently, mice can be found in attics or in areas where food is kept.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in Newton

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