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

No matter the nature of the infestation you're facing, our list of the best pest control companies in Waltham can help you find the right pros to stop 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 Waltham

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

F&W Pest Control

5/5

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

Based on 518 reviews


801 Water St Suite 201, Framingham, MA 01701

(508) 872-3256

www.fwpest.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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Waltham Pest Control

4.7/5

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

Based on 38 reviews


97 Cambridge St, Burlington, MA 01803

(781) 893-2146

www.walthampestcontrol.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

Facts about Waltham

  • Average Max Temperature:
    56°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    41°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    52%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    54.4”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    3.93”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $249

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The most important step in the pest control process is hiring the right company for you. A company's qualifications and pest treatment methods are important to consider, as are its years of experience and what other customers have said. Of course, you will also want to think about cost.

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

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

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), all pesticide applicators and those that supervise them must be certified at the state level. The EPA sets minimum standards of competency, but all Massachusetts pesticide applicators must 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 trade organizations like QualityPro in order to support its methods and standards. One particular certification is the GreenPro Service Certification, which is awarded when a company can demonstrate that its methods are more environmentally friendly. Companies that receive this certification also need to maintain certain employee training standards.

Pest control companies can also join various professional organizations. While not mandatory, 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 resources, education, and a network of other professionals with whom to discuss best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

Looking at how long a company has been in business can help determine how much experience it has taking care of common pests in Waltham. You can also look at its website or peruse customer reviews to figure out whether it has experience eliminating the species of pests you are looking to get rid of. If you cannot find this information online, getting in touch with a company representative is a good way to learn more.

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

For many people, cost is one of the main deciding factors when picking a company for pest control. Cost can be influenced by factors like your location, the size of your house, 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 your budget), and what kind 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

Keeping yourself, your family and your pets safe is an important concern when selecting a pest control provider. You may also prefer a provider that employs environmentally friendly practices.

Safety

You will want to understand the precautions around pesticides being used around your house, for the sake of your family, your pets, and yourself. Your pest control technician should provide information about any pesticides they plan to use, whether they are low toxicity or non-toxic, and (if not) what safety measures will be in place. All pesticides (except minimum-risk ones) must be registered with the EPA.

Treatment Methods

You can ask if your pest control provider will start with lower-toxicity, more natural methods before using harsher chemicals.

Many companies are now using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to treat pest infestations with minimal personal or environmental risk. The steps of IPM are as follows:

  1. Identify problem pests and assess whether immediate action is required.
  2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
  3. Use a combination of biological, cultural, mechanical, and physical controls to manage the pest problem.
  4. Use chemical controls only if needed, and always with other methods for effective long-term pest management.
  5. Observe the results and provide additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Waltham

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

  • Ants: Whether they are larger carpenter ants or smaller soils 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.
  • Mice: If your home has a mouse infestation, you might notice droppings around your house, or things like chewed wires. If your home has mice, they may be found in places where food is kept or in attics.
  • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your basement, attic, or other dark, damp places. While most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, you don't want an infestation of them in your home.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs are found throughout Massachusetts and can lead to serious problems if left untreated. Because bed bug infestations are often tricky to get rid of, we recommend getting professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest bedsheets, furniture, wallpaper, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in Waltham

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