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Written By Jessica Hurtault|Last Updated: February 05, 2024

Like any place in the country, Independence residents deal with infestations of bed bugs and wasps. These nuisance critters can damage both health and houses, but licensed exterminators can help stop them in their tracks.

Below, find our list of the top pest control companies in Independence, who can help you handle any pest problem.

Best Overall
5.0
  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
  • Nearly 100 years in business
  • Service guarantees in 46 states
Best for Urgent Service
4.8
  • Over a century of experience
  • Same-day service if you call before noon local time
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Best 5 Independence Pest Control Companies

Orkin Logo

Orkin

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5/5
Based on 2,290 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WaspsSpidersCockroachesBeesPreventionFumigationAntsBeetlesBaitingMiceTermitesGeneral Pest ControlSilverfishBed BugsWildlifeFleasMosquitosFlies

Highlights

  • No-cost inspections
  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Positive customer service reviews
5670 18 Mile Rd Ste A, Sterling Heights, MI 586-649-3023 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
Mosquito Joe of North Oakland County Logo

Mosquito Joe of North Oakland County

5/5
Based on 371 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MosquitosFleasTicksPreventionGeneral Pest ControlMothsSpidersGreen Pest ControlGarden ProtectionMice

Highlights

  • Educational web content
  • Transparent pricing
  • Reviews praise customer service
2040 Airport Rd, Waterford Twp, MI 248-257-2000 northoaklandcounty.mosquitojoe.com
Michigan's Bat Expert Logo

Michigan's Bat Expert

5/5
Based on 504 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Ethical Pest ControlGeneral Pest ControlWildlife

Highlights

  • Reliable appointment windows
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Free inspections
5720 Highland Rd Ste C, Waterford Twp, MI 248-800-4126 michigansbatexpert.com
Presidio Pest Management Logo

Presidio Pest Management

5/5
Based on 547 customer reviews.

Services Offered

FleasBed BugsGeneral Pest ControlWaspsSpidersPreventionTicksFliesBeetlesAntsMothsMiceBeesMosquitosGarden ProtectionCockroaches

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Proactive approach to pest control
4581 S Lapeer Rd Suite C, Orion Twp, MI 248-457-5233 presidiopestmanagement.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Anteater Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

1755 Sherwin Ct
Waterford Twp, MI 48327

Vanish Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

228 Steadfield St
Commerce Charter Twp, MI 48382

proof. Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

118C Terry Ave
Rochester, MI 48307

Sergio's Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

3200 Parkland Dr
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322

Mosquito Authority - Troy, MI

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

231 S Old Woodward Ave # 220
Birmingham, MI 48009

EcoShield Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 5/5 

47815 West Rd d105
Wixom, MI 48393

Greens Master Lawn and Pest Service

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

4650 General Squier Rd
Dryden, MI 48428

Pest EZ: Exterminator, Pest control service

User Reviews: 4.8/5 

1100 Corporate Office Dr Ste 100
Milford Charter Twp, MI 48381

Eco-Sound Pest Management

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

950 E Maple Rd # L7
Birmingham, MI 48009

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Facts about Independence
Average Max Temp:55°F
Average Min Temp:40°F
Average Daily Sunlight:51%
Average Annual Snowfall:42.2"
Average Monthly Precipitation:2.76"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$238

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The first step is choosing the best pest control company for the job. You might consider a company's qualifications and treatment methods in addition to 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, need to be licensed via the appropriate Michigan regulatory agencies. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets minimum standards of competency, while providing, maintaining, and revoking licensing is handled at the state level.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    Pest control companies can earn the GreenPro Service Certification, which requires a company to show that its practices are environmentally friendly and that its employee training is up to date. Trade organizations such as QualityPro offer additional certifications. These are not required, but can help show that a pest control company is reputable.

    There are several professional organizations that pest control companies can be members of. Membership in an organization such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or a state-level organization grants a pest control company access to resources and education, plus a network of professionals with whom to compare best practices. Membership in organizations like these is not required, but it can help indicate that a company follows industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

The number of years that a company has been in business can tell you something about its experience dealing with various pests. Customer reviews or the company's website itself can also inform you whether it has the experience necessary to deal with your particular pests. If the answers to your questions aren't available online, contacting the company directly is an easy way to learn about its areas of expertise.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can look at a company's rating and reviews on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), explore social media and local review sites to see what homeowners near you think, or verify its license standing through the Michigan licensing board.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    Things like the size of your house, the type of pest being treated, your location, and other factors can all influence the price of pest control.

    You can find out whether a company provides free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget) and what kind of guarantees it provides. Often, a company will provide a guarantee that if it does not eliminate your pest problem, it will keep coming back until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Your choice of pest control company might be influenced by how environmentally friendly a company's practices are, in addition to how safe its methods are around your family and pets.

  • Safety

    Your pest control provider should be able to explain the safety precautions of any pesticides they plan to use. They should be able to clarify whether the pesticides are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not what safety precautions they plan to use to protect your family, your pets, and you. All pesticides that pose above a minimum risk are required to be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

    You can ask if your technician will begin with more natural and lower-toxicity options before using harsher chemicals.

    Many companies are using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to eliminate pests while reducing personal and environmental risks. The steps of IPM are as follows:

    1. Identify problem pests and determine if 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 with other controls for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Assess the outcome and continue with additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Independence

You might encounter some pests more often in Independence. Some pests to keep an eye out for include these:

  • Mosquitoes: Mosquito infestations are more common if you live in a wetter area. They're also more common when the weather is warmer. Mosquitoes can be more than just annoying—they can cause itchy bites and even carry diseases.
  • Ants: Whether they are larger carpenter ants or smaller soils ants, these pests can be found in most parts of Michigan. Carpenter ants can cause more problems than their smaller counterparts because they can do damage to your house.
  • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your basement, attic, or other dark, damp areas. While most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, you don't want a spider infestation in your house.
  • Bed bugs: Infestations of bed bugs can be very hard to quash, so we strongly recommend hiring an exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs can be found throughout Michigan, and can infest not only your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even wallpaper.
  • Mice: If you have a mouse infestation, you may start noticing droppings or things like chewed wires. If your home has mice, they may be found in places where food is kept or in attics.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Independence

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pests make their way into your house looking for one of three things: food, water, or shelter. Some pests will enter your home simply because they have the opportunity to do so, via a broken screen or foundation crack. Some are drawn by food, either actual food left out or trash sitting out in the open. Others are searching for water, whether it be standing water on your property or puddles inside from leaky pipes.

What are some things I can do to prevent pest infestations?

There are several things you can do to help prevent pest infestations. First, avoid leaving food out. Keep your food stored in sealed containers, and avoid leaving trash sitting around.

Second, try not to have standing water in or around your home. Repair leaks inside and eliminate places where standing water collects outside. Finally, seal off any possible pest entrances into your house, including foundation and siding cracks.

When should I hire an exterminator?

Any time you see signs of pests in your Independence home—such as nests, droppings, signs of damage, or the pests themselves—you should reach out to an exterminator. If your home has had recurrent or seasonal pest infestations, we recommend getting in touch with a local pest control company to set up annual pest management services.

Why is preventive pest control important?

Preventive pest control is important for stopping pest problems before they start. Local pest control companies know about the pests that live in your part of Independence, including how they get into homes and at what times of the year they are most active. Your technician can make changes and put barriers in place to keep pests out of your house, saving you time and money that might otherwise go towards future pest control visits—or towards the damage and illness caused by pests.

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