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During Somerville's rainy months, residents must prepare for battle against major pests such as centipedes and silverfish. Licensed and experienced exterminators can help you control infestations and prevent them from recurring.

Our guide to the top pest control companies in Somerville can help you choose the right team to tackle any pest problem, big or small.

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 Somerville

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.

Featured Partner
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Top Rated

Terminix

5/5

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

Based on 521 reviews


125 John Hancock Rd Unit 5, Taunton, MA 02780

(508) 368-2483

www.terminix.com/exterminators/ma/nor...
Featured Partner
Orkin Logo
Top Rated

Orkin

4.9/5

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

Based on 1,478 reviews


60 Sharp St Ste 1, Hingham, MA 02043

(781) 524-9001

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

Yankee Pest Control

5/5

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

Based on 534 reviews


20 Waite Ct, Malden, MA 02148

(781) 397-9923

www.yankeepestcontrol.com
B & B Pest Control Logo

B & B Pest Control

5/5

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

Based on 344 reviews


271 Western Ave #203, Lynn, MA 01904

(781) 599-4317

bbpest.com
Clancy Brothers Pest Control Logo

Clancy Brothers Pest Control

5/5

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

Based on 405 reviews


126 Willard St, Quincy, MA 02169

(617) 464-1305

www.clancybrospestcontrol.com

Green Planet Pest Control, Inc

4.7/5

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

Based on 71 reviews


267 N Beacon St, Boston, MA 02135

(617) 535-1943

www.greenplanetpest.com
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Pest Assassins

4.7/5

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

Based on 56 reviews


51 Winchester St, Newton Highlands, MA 02461

(781) 338-5955

www.pestassassins.com/newton-ma-pest-...
P & S Pest Control Logo

P & S Pest Control

4.7/5

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

Based on 41 reviews


48 Walden Pond Ave, Saugus, MA 01906

(781) 776-7706

www.pandspest.com
Mosquito Joe of Andover-Peabody Logo

Mosquito Joe of Andover-Peabody

4.7/5

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

Based on 155 reviews


28 Teal Rd, Wakefield, MA 01880

(978) 699-0680

andover-peabody.mosquitojoe.com

Best Mice Proofing Solutions

4.7/5

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

Based on 17 reviews


29 Birchwood St, West Roxbury, MA 02132

(857) 445-1502

bestmiceproofingsolutions.com

Best of the rest

Below are home warranty companies that provide decent coverage but fell short of top scores in our rating system. We recommend these only for specific coverage needs.

  • GreenHow, Inc

    4.7/ 5

    225 Riverview Ave # B3, Auburndale, MA 02466

    (617) 964-4733

  • Waltham Pest Control

    4.7/ 5

    97 Cambridge St, Burlington, MA 01803

    (781) 893-2146

  • Ladybug Pest Control Services

    4.7/ 5

    44 Billings Rd, Quincy, MA 02171

    (617) 745-0044

  • Johnny B's Pest Control

    4.6/ 5

    309 Old Colony Ave #69, Boston, MA 02127

    (617) 921-9837

Facts about Somerville

  • Average Max Temperature:
    56°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    41°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    52%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    60.4”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    3.93”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $249

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

Hiring the best company for you is the most important step in the pest control process. Along with a company's qualifications and pest extermination methods, you may also look into how long it has been in business and what the reviews are like. Finally, you'll likely want to consider 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?

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

Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

Pest control companies can also obtain optional certifications like the GreenPro Service Certification. This certification is awarded once a company has proven that its treatment methods are more eco-friendly and demonstrated that it also holds itself up to certain other standards, such as up-to-date training for employees. A company can also earn other certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro to further verify its practices and methods.

There are several professional organizations that a pest control company can belong to. While not required, membership in organizations such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations help demonstrate a company's reputability. Organizations like the NPMA provide access to education, resources, and a network of professionals with whom to share best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can get some insight into a pest company's level of pest management experience by finding out how long it has been in operation. Local reviews and the company's own website can also let you know whether the company has experience dealing with the specific species of pests that are afflicting your home. You can always call the company directly to learn this information if you can't find it online.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

Cost of Services and Guarantees

The cost of pest control can vary based on things like the type of pest being treated, the size of your house, your location, and other factors.

When thinking about the cost of services, you should confirm whether a company provides free on-site estimates as part of its process. This can help determine whether the company fits into your budget. Also take into account what guarantees a company offers: If the problem is not fixed, or if it returns, does the company provide additional treatment until the issue is satisfactorily handled?

Safety and Treatment Methods

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

Safety

All pesticides used by your company (except those that pose only a minimum risk) should be registered with the EPA. Your pest control technician should provide information on all the pesticides that they plan to use. They should be able to tell you whether the pesticides are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what safety precautions will be in place.

Treatment Methods

Pest control experts looking to reduce their reliance on chemical pesticides often implement procedures such as Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Using IPM involves a series of steps:

  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. Use chemical controls only when required, and always in combination with other solutions for effective long-term pest management.
  5. Observe the results and provide additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Somerville

Not all pests are equally common around Somerville. Some species that you should keep an eye out for include the following:

  • Ants: Whether larger carpenter ants or smaller soils ants, these bugs can be found in most areas of Massachusetts. Carpenter ants can pose a bigger problem than their smaller counterparts by causing damage to your house.
  • Flies: Flies can be a year-round nuisance in your Somerville home, but they are especially common when the weather is warmer. You may spot flies around sinks or in areas where food is kept.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs are found throughout Massachusetts and can cause serious problems if left untreated. Because bed bug infestations can be tricky 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: You may encounter spiders in your basement, attic, or other damp, dark areas. Even though most species of spider are harmless to humans, you don't want a spider infestation in your home.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in Somerville

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