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Written By Jessica Hurtault|Last Updated: May 18, 2024

Kentwood is a densely-populated place, so pest infestations start and spread quickly. Whether you're dealing with bed bugs or rats, you want an innovative and proactive exterminator by your side to stop troublesome critters before they can take hold.

Regardless of the nature of the infestation you're facing, our guide to the top pest control companies in Kentwood can help you find the right pros to stop it.

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 Kentwood Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,627 customer reviews.

Services Offered

BeetlesAntsBaitingWildlifeMiceFleasWaspsPreventionBed BugsGreen Pest ControlFumigationTermitesGeneral Pest ControlCockroachesTicksBeesMosquitosFliesSpiders

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • No-cost inspections
  • Educational web content
4123 E Centre Ave, Portage, MI 269-775-8043 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Greenix Pest Control

5/5
Based on 4,341 customer reviews.

Services Offered

FleasSilverfishMosquitosGreen Pest ControlPreventionTermitesAntsCockroachesTicksWildlifeGarden ProtectionWaspsMiceGeneral Pest ControlBeetlesSpidersBees

Highlights

  • Free inspection policy
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
3876 E Paris Ave Se Ste 7, Grand Rapids, MI 616-327-3628 greenixpc.com
Tuff Turf Molebusters Logo

Tuff Turf Molebusters

5/5
Based on 420 customer reviews.

Services Offered

SpidersWaspsFleasGarden ProtectionTicksGeneral Pest ControlGreen Pest ControlPreventionWildlifeMosquitosAnts

Highlights

  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Transparent pricing
8650 Byron Center Ave Sw, Byron Center, MI 616-554-9499 tuffturfmolebusters.com
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proof. Pest Control

4.7/5
Based on 252 customer reviews.

Services Offered

BaitingSpidersTermitesBed BugsFleasWaspsPreventionGreen Pest ControlTicksMosquitosMiceAntsCockroachesGeneral Pest Control

Highlights

  • Free inspection policy
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
87 54th St Sw #5, Grand Rapids, MI 616-888-6006 proofpest.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Superior Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

4251 Stafford Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Smitter Pest Control Co

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

1650 Division Ave S
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Grand Rapids Pest Control, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

1050 Parkhurst Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Aptive Environmental

User Reviews: 4.9/5 

4671 Alpine Ave NW
Comstock Park, MI 49321

Perfection Lawn and Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

4306 Baumhoff Ave NW
Comstock Park, MI 49321

Griffin Pest Solutions, Inc.

User Reviews: 3.6/5 

2126 28th St SW
Wyoming, MI 49519

AAA Lawn Care

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

14202 Ironwood Dr NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49534

Empire Pest & Wildlife Control, LLC

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

2530 Kamar Dr
Holland, MI 49424

Shoreline Pest & Wildlife Control

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

11330 E Lakewood Blvd
Holland, MI 49424

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Facts about Kentwood
Average Max Temp:55°F
Average Min Temp:40°F
Average Daily Sunlight:51%
Average Annual Snowfall:66.6"
Average Monthly Precipitation:3.09"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$232

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When selecting a pest control professional, there are several factors that you can consider to be sure that you're choosing the best one for you. In addition to 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. Last but not least, you'll likely want to consider the cost of services.

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 need to be certified at the state level. The EPA does set minimum standards of competency, but all Michigan pesticide applicators must be licensed through the proper state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    Pest control companies can obtain optional 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 humans and the environment.

    A pest control company can also belong to certain professional organizations. When a company becomes a member of an organization such as the National Pest Management Association(NPMA) (or a state-level organization), it gains access to resources, education, and a network of other pest professionals with whom to compare methods. This can give you extra peace of mind that a company is following industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

Generally, a company displays information like its specialities and years of experience on its website. Local reviews can also inform you as to whether a company has experience dealing with a particular pest in your area. If you can't get the information you need online, you can call the company directly to get your questions answered.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can look up a company's rating on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), browse reviews on local review sites or social media, or check the standing of its license via the Michigan licensing board.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

    You can think about whether a company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits your budget), and what sort of guarantees it provides. Often, a company will guarantee that if its treatment doesn't resolve your pest problem, it will continue to come back until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Your choice of pest control provider might be influenced by how eco-friendly a company's pest control management solutionsare, as well as how safe its methods are around your family and pets.

  • Safety

    You want to ensure that you understand the precautions for the pesticides used around your home, for the sake of your family, your pets, and yourself. Your pest control provider should supply information about all pesticides they intend 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) should be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

    Nowadays, many companies are exploring more environmentally friendly pest control solutions that can be used before (or in place of) chemical pesticides. Many are following 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 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. Employ chemical controls only when required, and always in combination with other techniques for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Observe the results and implement additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Kentwood

Some pests are more common than others. In Kentwood, common pests to be watchful for include the following:

  • Ticks: A tick infestation can be dangerous if they bring diseases like Lyme into your home. You might be at increased risk of a tick infestation if you live close to a forest, a body of water, or an area of dense vegetation.
  • Cockroaches: It's important to quickly stop a cockroach infestation, as they can sometimes spread diseases such as salmonella. Cockroaches are found throughout Michigan, and they prefer wetter areas.
  • Spiders: Spiders usually prefer dark and moist places and are commonly found in basements or attics.
  • Bed bugs: Infestations of bed bugs are often very difficult to get rid of, so we strongly recommend calling a local exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs are found throughout Michigan, and can infest not just your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even your wallpaper.
  • Mice: If your home has a mouse infestation, you might notice droppings around your house, or things like chewed wires. You can often find mice in attics or in places where food is stored.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Kentwood

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pest infestations occur when pests enter your home looking for something, typically food, water, or shelter. Pests may be looking to eat food or trash that is sitting out. Some could also be drawn to standing water outside (from rain collecting in a particular spot) or inside (from leaky pipes). Pests may also enter your house simply looking for shelter and get in through weak spots like broken screens or foundation cracks.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

One method for preventing pest infestations is to seal off possible entrances into your house. This includes things like cracks in your foundation or siding. Also try to avoid leaving food out for pests. This includes keeping food in sealed containers and not leaving trash out. Finally, get rid of standing water in and around your home. Find ways to reduce places where water can collect outside, and fix leaks inside.

How do I know when to hire a pest control professional?

You should consider hiring an exterminator any time you see signs of pest activity in your Kentwood home. This can include seeing nests, droppings, damage caused by pests, or even the pests themselves. If you've had seasonal or recurrent pest infestations, we recommend setting up yearly preventive pest management.

How long does pest control last?

Generally, pesticide application lasts approximately 30 to 90 days. The exact length of time varies based on what chemicals are used, which pests are being targeted, how many pests are in your area, and whether the chemicals are applied inside or outside. Rain can wash away chemicals applied outdoors, giving them a shorter lifespan than those applied indoors.

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