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Pests such as silverfish and mosquitos become extreme nuisances during Plymouth's rainy months. Infestations can grow quickly, so you'll want a skilled exterminator to help contain them and prevent any others from starting.

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

Best Overall
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5/5

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  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
  • Nearly 100 years in business
  • Service guarantees in 46 states
Best for Urgent Service
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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 Plymouth

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 442 reviews


24 A Jonathan Bourne Dr, Pocasset, MA 02559

(508) 368-2415

www.terminix.com/exterminators/ma/poc...
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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...
Neal Pest Control, Inc. Logo

Neal Pest Control, Inc.

4.7/5

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

Based on 17 reviews


934 Federal Furnace Rd, Plymouth, MA 02360

(508) 746-4577

www.nealpestcontrol.com
South Shore Mosquito & Tick Control Logo

South Shore Mosquito & Tick Control

4.7/5

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

Based on 24 reviews


80 Evergreen St, Kingston, MA 02364

(781) 422-9003

www.ssmosquitocontrol.com
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Griggs & Browne

4.4/5

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

Based on 27 reviews


203 Main St, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

(508) 759-2200

www.griggsbrowne.com
Cape Cod Pest Pros Logo

Cape Cod Pest Pros

4.7/5

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

Based on 218 reviews


20 Commerce Park Rd Unit A, Pocasset, MA 02559

(508) 290-7248

www.capecodpestpros.com
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REPEL Pest Solutions

4.7/5

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

Based on 16 reviews


254 Ocean St, Marshfield, MA 02050

(781) 812-8384

repelpestsolutions.com
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Waltham Pest Services

4.7/5

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

Based on 132 reviews


42 Winter St Suite 15, Pembroke, MA 02359

(844) 251-7239

www.walthamservices.com/locations/mas...
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Lawn Doctor of South Shore

5/5

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

Based on 710 reviews


800 Franklin St, Hanson, MA 02341

(781) 826-2920

www.lawndoctor.com/southshore-ma
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Combat Pest Control

4.7/5

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

Based on 105 reviews


800 Franklin St, Hanson, MA 02341

(781) 826-2375

www.combatpest.com

Facts about Plymouth

  • Average Max Temperature:
    57°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    42°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    56%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    36.9”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    4.13”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $249

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The most important step is choosing the best pest control professional for the job. Things you might consider include licensing and qualifications, pest intervention strategies, years of experience, customer reviews, and cost.

Below, we explore the details of each of these factors.

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 licensure is regulated 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?

A pest control company can receive optional certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations to support its standards and methods. One particular certification is the GreenPro Service Certification, which is awarded when a company can demonstrate that its methods are more environmentally friendly. These companies also need to maintain certain training standards for employees.

A pest control company can also be a member of certain professional organizations. Companies can obtain membership in the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), or state-level organizations. Membership in the NPMA gives companies access to resources, education, and a network of other pest control companies. While not required, membership in professional organizations helps demonstrate a company's reputability.

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can get some insight into a company's level of experience by looking at how many years it has been in operation. Local reviews and the company's own website can also tell you whether a company has the experience needed to deal with the specific species of pests that are afflicting your home. You can reach out to a representative directly to learn this information if you can't find it online.

Reviews and Recommendations

You can look up a company's reviews and rating on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), explore social media and local review sites to learn what others in your area have to say, or verify its license standing through the Massachusetts licensing board.

Cost of Services and Guarantees

Cost is often a deciding factor when picking a pest control company. Cost may be determined by your location, the type of pest being treated, the size of your house, and other factors.

Certain pest control companies offer a free on-site estimate to help you determine if it fits into your budget. You can also check to see if it offers a guarantee of satisfaction.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Your preferences regarding safety for yourself, any children or pets, and the environment can affect which provider and treatment methods you choose.

Safety

Your pest control expert should be using pesticides that are low toxicity or non-toxic any time they can. If any pesticides they intend to use don't fall into one of these categories, your technician should explain what safety precautions will be in place to protect your family, your pets, and you. Pesticides that pose more than a minimum risk must be registered with the EPA.

Treatment Methods

Many companies are now exploring more environmentally friendly pest management that can be implemented before (or instead 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. Determine the best and safest course of action.
  3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of mechanical, physical, biological, and cultural controls.
  4. Employ chemical controls only if needed, and always along with other solutions for effective long-term pest management.
  5. Observe the results and continue with additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Plymouth

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

  • Cockroaches: It's important to quickly stop a cockroach infestation, as they can carry diseases such as salmonella. Cockroaches are found in many places throughout Massachusetts, and they prefer wetter areas like Plymouth.
  • Spiders: You may find spiders in your basement, attic, or other damp, dark places. Most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, but you still don't want an infestation of them in your home.
  • Mice: If there are mice in your home, you may start noticing droppings around your house, or things like chewed wires. You can often find mice in places where food is stored or in attics.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in Plymouth

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