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

Like any place in the country, Muskegon residents face infestations of rats and wasps. These nuisance critters can damage both health and houses, but licensed exterminators can help stop them in their tracks.

No matter what your concerns are, our list of the best pest control companies in Muskegon can help.

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Best 5 Muskegon Pest Control Companies

Lakeshore Pest Control Logo

Lakeshore Pest Control

4.4/5
Based on 20 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MiceSpidersWaspsTicksGeneral Pest ControlAntsTermitesMosquitos

Highlights

  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Free inspection policy
  • Transparent pricing
13662 Cleveland St Suite C, Nunica, MI 616-847-0774 lakeshorepc.com
AAA Lawn Care Logo

AAA Lawn Care

4.5/5
Based on 168 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Green Pest ControlGeneral Pest ControlAntsMosquitosSpidersWildlifeTicks

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Free inspection policy
  • Commitment to customer education
14202 Ironwood Dr Nw, Grand Rapids, MI 616-677-4000 aaalawncare.com
Aptive Environmental Logo

Aptive Environmental

4.9/5
Based on 1,698 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Green Pest ControlCockroachesMosquitosMiceAntsGeneral Pest ControlSpidersGarden ProtectionTicks

Highlights

  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Commitment to customer education
  • Proactive approach to pest control
4671 Alpine Ave Nw, Comstock Park, MI 616-577-7367 goaptive.com
Perfection Lawn and Pest Control Logo

Perfection Lawn and Pest Control

4.7/5
Based on 25 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest ControlGreen Pest ControlPreventionWildlife

Highlights

  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Free inspection policy
  • Transparent pricing
4306 Baumhoff Ave Nw, Comstock Park, MI 616-295-6680 myperfectlawncare.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

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

Grand Rapids Pest Control, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

1050 Parkhurst Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Van Den Berge Pest Control Inc

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

76 Veterans Dr Ste 250
Holland, MI 49423

Best Way Animal Removal

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

6049 145th Ave
Holland, MI 49423

Smitter Pest Control Co

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

1650 Division Ave S
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Tuff Turf Molebusters

User Reviews: 5/5 

8650 Byron Center Ave SW
Byron Center, MI 49315

Travis Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

12734 Northland Dr NE
Cedar Springs, MI 49319

Superior Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

4251 Stafford Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

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Facts about Muskegon
Average Max Temp:54°F
Average Min Temp:41°F
Average Daily Sunlight:54%
Average Annual Snowfall:69.7"
Average Monthly Precipitation:2.94"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$235

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The first step is picking the best pest control professional for the job. Important factors include the company's qualifications, its treatment methods, experience and reviews, and of course 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?

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

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    One optional certification that could be worth looking for is the GreenPro Service Certification. To get this certification, a pest control company must both demonstrate that its practices are more eco-friendly and maintain certain training standards for its technicians. Companies can obtain other certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro to further back up their work.

    Pest control companies can also be members of various professional organizations. When a company joins 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 experts with whom to compare methods. This can offer additional peace of mind that a company is following industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can get some insight into a pest company's level of experience by looking at how long it has been in operation. Local reviews and the company's own website can also let you know whether a certain company has experience dealing with the specific species of pests that are afflicting your home. You can always call the company directly to learn this information if you can't find it online.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

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

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    It's important to think about cost when hiring a pest control company. Cost can be affected by the type of pest being treated, your location, the size of your house, and other factors.

    Companies will often offer free on-site estimates as part of their process, to help you decide whether it fits into your budget. You can also ask whether a company offers a satisfaction guarantees, meaning that it will continue to treat your pest problem until it is solved.

Safety and Treatment Methods

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

  • Safety

    You want to ensure that you 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 the pesticides they plan to use, whether they are low toxicity or non-toxic, and (if not) what safety measures they plan to take. All pesticides (except minimum-risk ones) should be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies are using options for more environmentally friendly solutions before moving to harsh pesticides.

    One common method for making pest control safer and greener is Integrated Pest Management (IPM). 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. Manage the pest problem using a combination of biological, cultural, physical, and mechanical controls.
    4. Use chemical controls only if needed, and always along with other methods for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Assess the outcome and continue with additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Muskegon

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

  • Wasps: In many cases, wasps are hard to get rid of, especially if you're trying to avoid being stung. They are commonly found in spots like attics, sheds, garages, and roof overhangs.
  • Ants: Ants are common in basically all of Michigan. Large carpenter ants can be even more of a problem than normal soil ants, as they can cause structural damage to your home.
  • Mice: Some common signs of mouse activity include chewed wires and droppings around your house. Frequently, mice can be found in attics or in areas where food is kept.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs may be found throughout Michigan, and they can cause serious problems if left untreated. Because bed bug infestations are often difficult to get rid of, we recommend hiring a professional exterminator as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest wallpaper, bedsheets, furniture, and more.
  • 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 home.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Muskegon

What causes pest infestations?

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

How can I prevent pest infestations?

There are certain steps you can take to help prevent pest infestations. First, don't leave food out. Make sure food is stored in sealed containers, and don't leave trash sitting around.

Next, avoid having standing water in or around your house. Repair leaks inside and eliminate places where standing water collects outside. Finally, seal off any potential pest entrances into your house, including siding or foundation cracks.

How frequently do I need to hire a pest control professional?

In general, it's recommended that your house is treated for pests approximately once a year, more frequently if there is an active infestation. Your pest control professional will ultimately be the one best equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

What should I do before pest control services?

Before your pest control technician arrives, check and see if they want you to clean around your house, including in areas where there have been signs of pests. Some pest professionals may prefer to see your house as-is.

If you are asked to clean, focus on making sure all trash and paper goods are out of the affected areas (as pests like to hide in these items), and that food is stored away so that it does not get contaminated by pesticides. It's also a good idea to remove plants from the affected areas. Also make sure to block off areas to be treated to keep children and pets away until it is safe. If your home requires a more intensive type of pest control like fumigation, make sure you follow your pest professional's instructions closely.

How long does pest control last?

Generally, pesticide application lasts around 30 to 90 days. The exact length of time depends on which pests are being targeted, how many of them there are, what chemicals are used, 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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