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Many Worcester homeowners worry about damaging critters such as bed bugs and wasps. Ease your pest concerns by hiring a professional pest control company that can stop current infestations and prevent future ones.

No matter your concerns, our guide to the top pest control companies in Worcester can help.

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 Worcester

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
Terminix Logo
Top Rated

Terminix

5/5

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

Based on 484 reviews


148 Thompson Rd, Webster, MA 01570

(508) 368-2410

www.terminix.com/exterminators/ma/wor...
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...
Ford's Hometown Services Logo

Ford's Hometown Services

5/5

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

Based on 756 reviews


549 Grove St, Worcester, MA 01605

(800) 649-9992

www.fordshometown.com
Colonial Pest Control Inc. Logo

Colonial Pest Control Inc.

5/5

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

Based on 550 reviews


32 Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01604

(508) 792-9000

www.colonialpest.com

Insight Pest Solutions - Boston, MA

5/5

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

Based on 2,554 reviews


50 Howe Ave #H, Millbury, MA 01527

(508) 281-1870

insightpest.com/boston
Ransford Pest Control Logo

Ransford Pest Control

5/5

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

Based on 340 reviews


786 Hartford Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

(508) 756-5197

ransfordpc.com

Big Blue Bug Solutions

5/5

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

Based on 300 reviews


876 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

(508) 842-6307

www.bigbluebug.com/shrewsbury-ma-pest...

Ace Pest

4.7/5

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

Based on 29 reviews


96 Mill St, Worcester, MA 01603

(774) 535-2240

acepestworcester.com

Braman Termite & Pest Elimination

4.7/5

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

Based on 155 reviews


275 Washington St, Auburn, MA 01501

(800) 338-6757

www.bramanpest.com
Bug Bully Rodent & Pest Control Logo

Bug Bully Rodent & Pest Control

4.7/5

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

Based on 174 reviews


21 SW Cutoff, Northborough, MA 01532

(508) 329-8030

www.bugbullypest.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.

  • True Pest Control

    4.6/ 5

    Millbury, MA 01527

    (508) 865-6655

  • Pro-Tech Pest Control

    4.5/ 5

    541 Pleasant St, Worcester, MA 01602

    (508) 757-2409

  • Eliminate 'Em Pest Control Services

    4.7/ 5

    1900 W Park Dr #280, Westborough, MA 01581

    (866) 703-2480

  • proof. Pest Control

    5.0/ 5

    41 Brigham St Unit 15, Marlborough, MA 01752

    (617) 855-9700

Facts about Worcester

  • Average Max Temperature:
    55°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    40°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    52%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    57.0”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    4.00”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $228

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

There are several factors you can take into consideration when selecting the right pest control treatmentfor you. You might consider a pest control company's qualifications and methods of treatment as well as its customer reviews and years of experience. Of course, there is also the cost of services to consider.

Below, we dive into detail on each of these factors.

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

All pesticide applicators, as well as those that supervise them, must be licensed via the appropriate Massachusetts regulatory agencies. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum standards of competency, but providing, maintaining, and revoking licensure is handled at the state level.

Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

Pest control companies can optionally obtain certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro. These certifications can help you evaluate the quality of a company's products. For example, the GreenPro Service Certification recognizes comprehensive and effective pest control methods that are safer for people and the environment.

There are various professional organizations in which pest control companies can hold membership. When a company becomes a member of an organization like the National Pest Management Association(NPMA) (or a state-level organization), it gets access to education, resources, and a network of other pest control professionals with whom to compare treatment methods. This can offer added peace of mind that a company follows industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can gain some insight into a pest company's level of experience by seeing how many years it has been in business. The company's website and local reviews can also inform you whether the company has the experience needed to deal with the specific species of pests invading your home. You can contact the company directly to learn this information if you can't find it online.

Reviews and Recommendations

You can read reviews and recommendations on social media or local review sites, look up a company's Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating, or check its licensure status through the Massachusetts licensing board.

Cost of Services and Guarantees

For many people, cost is one of the most important factors when looking for pest control services. Cost can be determined by factors like the size of your house, the type of pest being treated, and your location.

You can take into consideration whether a specific company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), and what sort of guarantees are provided. 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

Your choice of pest control company might be affected by how eco-friendly a provider's practicesare, in addition to how safe its methods are around your family and pets.

Safety

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

Treatment Methods

Many pest control companies are now exploring cleaner and greener pest control solutions that can be used 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 needed.
  2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
  3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of mechanical, cultural, biological, and physical controls.
  4. Employ chemical controls only when absolutely necessary, and always in combination with other methods for effective long-term pest management.
  5. Evaluate outcomes and implement additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Worcester

Some pests are more common than others. In Worcester, common pests to be on the lookout for include the following:

  • Flies: Flies can be a year-round nuisance in your Worcester home, but they are especially common in warmer weather. You may spot flies around sinks or in places where you keep food.
  • Beetles: In Worcester and across the U.S., there are a variety of beetle species that could create problems. Many beetles are harmless, but others can do damage by eating carpeting, wood, and more.
  • Spiders: These pests prefer moist, dark places and are often found in basements or attics.
  • Mice: Common signs of mouse activity include chewed wires and droppings around your house. Mice tend to frequent attics or places where food is kept.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs are found throughout Massachusetts and can lead to major problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs can be tricky to get rid of, we recommend having professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest furniture, wallpaper, bedsheets, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in Worcester

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