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

Many Portage homeowners worry about wasp and rat infestations. Any pest can threaten both your health and property, but hiring a licensed local exterminator can give you peace of mind by stopping infestations and preventing future ones.

Below, find our guide to the best pest control companies in Portage, who can help you solve any kind of pest problem.

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Best 5 Portage Pest Control Companies

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Based on 1,627 customer reviews.

Services Offered

BaitingGeneral Pest ControlGreen Pest ControlBed BugsAntsFumigationFliesBeetlesTermitesWildlifeFleasMiceCockroachesPreventionMosquitosBeesTicksWaspsSpiders


  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Free inspection policy
4123 E Centre Ave, Portage, MI 269-775-8043 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Hoke Pest Control

Based on 33 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MothsPreventionBed BugsCockroachesTicksSpidersBeetlesTermitesMiceAntsFliesMosquitosFleasGeneral Pest ControlGreen Pest ControlWasps


    2809 Heverly Dr W, Portage, MI 269-808-8490 hokepestcontrol.com
    Pest Pros of Michigan Logo

    Pest Pros of Michigan

    Based on 196 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    SpidersWildlifeMiceBed BugsCockroachesMosquitosAntsGeneral Pest ControlTermites


    • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
    • Commitment to customer education
    • No-cost inspections
    5068 S Sprinkle Rd, Portage, MI 269-993-0051 pestprosmi.com
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    All Green Lawn Care

    Based on 18 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    TicksMosquitosGreen Pest ControlWildlifePreventionGeneral Pest Control


    • Lack of hidden fees
    • Consistently high customer service reviews
    • Commitment to customer education
    50 Elliot Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 269-679-5870 allgreen.net

    More Local Pest Control Companies

    Griffin Pest Solutions, Inc.

    User Reviews: 3.9/5 

    3001 E Kilgore Rd
    Kalamazoo, MI 49001

    Stratex Pest Control LLC

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    26260 M-60
    Mendon, MI 49072

    Mite-E Exterminating

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    38772 W Red Arrow Hwy
    Paw Paw, MI 49079

    Extreme Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.4/5 

    732 Graham Lake Terrace
    Battle Creek, MI 49014

    Extreme Exterminating

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    703 E Chicago Rd
    Coldwater, MI 49036

    Tuff Turf Molebusters

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    8650 Byron Center Ave SW
    Byron Center, MI 49315

    Greenix Pest Control

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    3876 E Paris Ave SE STE 7
    Grand Rapids, MI 49512

    CE Solution

    User Reviews: 4.4/5 

    1501 S 11th St
    Niles, MI 49120

    proof. Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    87 54th St SW #5
    Grand Rapids, MI 49548

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    Facts about Portage
    Average Max Temp:56°F
    Average Min Temp:40°F
    Average Daily Sunlight:51%
    Average Annual Snowfall:70.7"
    Average Monthly Precipitation:3.21"
    Average Monthly Pest Visit:$234

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    How To Choose a Pest Control Company

    There are several things you can take into consideration when choosing the best pest control expertfor you. You may consider a company's qualifications, treatment methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and cost of services.

    Below, we explore the details of each factor.

    • 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, licensing is taken care of at the state level. All pesticide applicators (and those who supervise them) in Michigan need to be licensed by all the necessary state regulatory agencies.

    • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

      Pest control companies can optionally obtain certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations. These certifications can help you assess the quality of a company's products. For example, the GreenPro Service Certification is given to companies that use comprehensive and effective pest control methods that are safer for humans and the environment.

      Pest control companies can also become members of professional organizations. While not mandatory, membership in organizations like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations help to prove a company's reputability. In the NPMA and other organizations, pest control companies have access to resources, education, and a network of professionals with whom to compare best practices.

    Professional Experience and Specialties

    Browsing a pest control company's website can tell you how many years it has been in business and what kind of pests it specializes in exterminating. Local reviews can also provide some insight into a company's experience dealing with a specific pest. If this information isn't available online, you can try calling the company directly.

    • Reviews and Recommendations

      Resources that can be used to verify a company's legitimacy include the Better Business Bureau (BBB), local review sites, and social media. Additionally, you can verify the status of a company's license via the Michigan licensing board.

    • Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

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

    Safety and Treatment Methods

    Your preferences regarding safety for yourself, your children, your pets, and the environment can affect the provider and the treatment methods you choose.

    • Safety

      It's important to understand the precautions around pesticides used around your house, for the sake of your family, your pets, and yourself. Your pest control technician should be able to supply information about any pesticides they plan on using, whether they are low toxicity or non-toxic, and (if not) what safety measures will be used. All pesticides (except minimum-risk ones) must be registered with the EPA.

    • Treatment Methods

      Many companies have started making the switch to using more natural and greener treatment methods before, or in place of, harsh chemical pesticides. Some follow a program called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The steps of IPM are as follows:

      1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and determine if immediate action is required.
      2. Determine the best and 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 control management.
      5. Observe the results and continue with additional pest control treatment methods as needed.

    Common Household Pests in Portage

    Not all pests are equally prevalent in Portage. Some species that you should be on the lookout for include the following:

    • Flies: Flies can be a nuisance in your Portage home year-round, but they are especially common in warmer weather. You might find flies around sinks or in areas where food is kept.
    • Spiders: Spiders usually prefer moist, dark places and are often found in basements or attics.
    • Bed bugs: Bed bugs are found throughout Michigan and can lead to major problems if left untreated. Because bed bug infestations are hard to get rid of, we recommend having professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest wallpaper, bedsheets, furniture, and more.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Portage

    What are some causes of pest infestations?

    Pest infestations happen when pests come into your house looking for something, generally food, water, or shelter. Pests might come looking for food or trash left sitting out. Some could also be drawn to standing water outside (from rain collecting in a particular area) or inside (from leaky pipes). They might also enter your home looking for shelter. They can get in through places such as broken screens or foundation cracks.

    How can I prevent pest infestations?

    One way to prevent pest infestations is seal off possible entrances into your home. This includes things like cracks in your siding or foundation. Second, avoid leaving out food for pests. This includes keeping food in sealed containers as well as not leaving trash out. Third, reduce standing water in and around your house. Work to reduce places where water can collect outside, and repair leaks inside.

    How do I know when to hire an exterminator?

    Any time you see signs of pest activity in your Portage home—such as droppings, nests, signs of damage, or the pests themselves—you should contact your local pest professional. If you've had seasonal or recurrent pest infestations, we suggest contacting a local pest control company to set up annual pest management services.

    Is pest control safe around pets?

    It's generally a good idea to keep your pets away from treated areas during and for some time after application. Some pest control chemicals are low or non-toxic, but as a general rule they should not be ingested by animals. Your pest control technician will tell you how far to keep your pets out of treated areas, and for how long.

    How long does pest control last?

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

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