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Many Ann Arbor residents worry about unwelcome critters such as bed bugs and rats. Ease your pest concerns by hiring a professional pest control company that can stop current infestations and prevent future ones.

Whether your pest problem is large or small, our list of pest control companies in Ann Arbor can help you choose the right team to resolve 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
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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 Ann Arbor

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

4.6/5

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

Based on 1218 reviews


42000 Koppernick Rd STE A4, Canton, MI 48187

(517) 699-8942

www.terminix.com/exterminators/mi/can...
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Top Rated

Orkin

5/5

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

Based on 2628 reviews


3769 Commerce Ct, Wayne, MI 48184

(734) 725-7162

www.orkin.com/locations/michigan-mi/w...
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Community Pest Solutions

5/5

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

Based on 882 reviews


313 S State St #5, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

(734) 994-5310

www.pestfreemi.com
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proof. Pest Control

5/5

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

Based on 757 reviews


333 S Main St Ste 202, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

(734) 926-8999

www.proofpest.com/michigan/ann-arbor
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Wingman Pest Control

4.6/5

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

Based on 162 reviews


10079 Colonial Industrial Dr, South Lyon, MI 48178

(810) 923-3364

wingmanpest.com
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Mosquito One

4.4/5

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

Based on 40 reviews


182 Chaney St, Van Buren Charter Township, MI 48111

(734) 922-5700

www.mosquitoone.com
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R.J.'s Pest Control

4.6/5

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

Based on 48 reviews


702 Blunk St, Plymouth, MI 48170

(734) 812-7675

rjspestcontrol.com
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ExperiGreen Lawn Care

4.8/5

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

Based on 762 reviews


5820 N Hix Rd, Westland, MI 48185

(810) 600-5534

www.experigreen.com

Rove Pest Control

5/5

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

Based on 387 reviews


24300 Catherine Industrial Dr #413, Novi, MI 48375

(248) 671-6696

www.rovepestcontrol.com/novi-pest-con...
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EcoShield Pest Solutions

5/5

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

Based on 4871 reviews


47815 West Rd d105, Wixom, MI 48393

(313) 466-6041

www.ecoshieldpest.com/locations/detro...

Facts about Ann Arbor

  • Average Max Temperature:
    56°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    40°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    51%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    49.6”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    2.88”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $236

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When selecting a pest control expert, there are several factors that you can consider to make sure that you're choosing the best one for you. The qualifications of and treatment methods used by a company are important to consider, as well as its years of experience and customer reviews. Of course, you will also want to think about cost.

Below, we discuss each of these factors in more detail.

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

While the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets the minimum standards of competency for pesticide applicators, licensure is handled at the state level. All pesticide applicators (and those who supervise them) in Michigan must be licensed by all the necessary state regulatory agencies.

Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

A pest control company can obtain optional certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations to back up its standards and methods. One particular certification is the GreenPro Service Certification, which is awarded to any company that 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 hold membership in various professional organizations. When a company obtains membership in an organization like the National Pest Management Association(NPMA) (or a state-level organization), it gains access to education, resources, and a network of other pest experts with whom to compare treatment methods. This can give you added peace of mind that a company is following industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

The number of years that a pest control company has been in business can give you some insight into its experience dealing with the pests that live in Ann Arbor. Customer reviews or the company's own website can also inform you whether it has the experience needed to eliminate the particular pests that are plaguing you. If the answers to your questions aren't available online, calling a representative is an easy way to learn about the company's areas of expertise.

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 Michigan's licensing board to see the status of a company's license.

Cost of Services and Guarantees

Pest control costs 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 try to determine whether a company includes free on-site estimates as part of its services. This can inform you whether the company fits into your budget. Also consider a company's guarantees: If the problem is not fixed, or returns, will the company provide additional treatment until the issue is satisfactorily resolved?

Safety and Treatment Methods

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

Safety

Be sure to ask your pest control provider if they are going to use low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides—if not, ask about what precautionary measures they plan to use. Any pesticide that poses greater than minimum risk must be registered with the EPA. Your pest control company should supply information about all 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 greener and cleaner 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 assess whether immediate action is needed.
  2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
  3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of physical, biological, mechanical, and cultural controls.
  4. Use chemical controls only when required, and always along with other methods for effective long-term pest management.
  5. Observe the results and continue with additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Ann Arbor

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

  • Ants: Ants can be found in basically all of Michigan. Large carpenter ants can be an even bigger problem than regular soil ants, because they can cause structural damage to your home.
  • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your basement, attic, or other moist, dark areas. Most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, but you still don't want an infestation of them in your home.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs can be found throughout Michigan and can cause serious problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs are difficult to get rid of, we recommend having professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. These pests can infest wallpaper, bedsheets, furniture, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in Ann Arbor

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