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

Like any other part of the country, Shelby residents face infestations of rats and bed bugs. These nuisance critters can damage houses and health, but licensed exterminators can help stop them in their tracks.

Regardless of the nature of the infestation you're facing, our list of the best pest control companies in Shelby can help you find the right pros to handle it.

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  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
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4.8
  • Over a century of experience
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Best 5 Shelby Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 2,290 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest ControlMosquitosBeetlesMiceBed BugsWildlifeTermitesBeesAntsPreventionBaitingSpidersFliesSilverfishFleasWaspsFumigationCockroaches

Highlights

  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Free inspection policy
5670 18 Mile Rd Ste A, Sterling Heights, MI 586-649-3023 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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proof. Pest Control

5/5
Based on 773 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WaspsPreventionTicksGreen Pest ControlSpidersAntsGeneral Pest ControlCockroachesFleasMosquitosMiceTermitesBed Bugs

Highlights

  • No-cost inspections
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Transparent pricing
118c Terry Ave, Rochester, MI 248-841-4333 proofpest.com
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EcoShield Pest Solutions

5/5
Based on 1,542 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WaspsGarden ProtectionSpidersBed BugsBeesTicksGeneral Pest ControlMiceFleasCockroachesAntsTermitesGreen Pest ControlMosquitosPrevention

Highlights

  • Educational web content
  • Offerings of preventative treatments
  • Free inspection policy
408 Oliver Dr, Troy, MI 248-466-0599 ecoshieldpest.com
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Mosquito Authority

4.7/5
Based on 122 customer reviews.

Services Offered

FliesTicksMosquitosGeneral Pest Control

Highlights

  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Punctual arrival
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
5389 Vincent Trail, Shelby Twp, MI 248-296-4551 mosquito-authority.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Solveary Inc

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

888 W Big Beaver Rd Suite 200 Unit 208
Troy, MI 48084

Presidio Pest Management

User Reviews: 5/5 

4581 S Lapeer Rd Suite C
Orion Twp, MI 48359

Elite Pest Management

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

36358 Garfield Rd
Clinton Twp, MI 48035

Spider Control Inc

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

260 Elizabeth St
Mt Clemens, MI 48043

Maple Lane Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

5955 Chicago Rd
Warren, MI 48092

Mosquito Joe of Metro Detroit

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

806 N Rochester Rd
Clawson, MI 48017

Natural Way Lawn & Tree Service

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

29925 Groesbeck Hwy
Roseville, MI 48066

Mosquito Authority - Troy, MI

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

231 S Old Woodward Ave # 220
Birmingham, MI 48009

Eco-Sound Pest Management

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

950 E Maple Rd # L7
Birmingham, MI 48009

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Facts about Shelby
Average Max Temp:56°F
Average Min Temp:41°F
Average Daily Sunlight:52%
Average Annual Snowfall:35.7"
Average Monthly Precipitation:2.85"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$226

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

There are a number of things that you can take into consideration when choosing the right pest control company for you. Important factors include the company's qualifications, its treatment methods, experience and reviews, and of course the cost of services.

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

  • 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) has established minimum standards of competency, but issuing, maintaining, and revoking licensure is handled at the state level.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    There are additional optional certifications that can help prove that a pest control company is reputable. One example is the GreenPro Service Certification. For this certification, a company must prove that its methods are more environmentally friendly and that its employees receive up-to-date training. Other various certifications can be obtained through QualityPro and similar trade organizations.

    Pest control companies 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 gets 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

A company's website can tell you how many years it has been in operation and what species of pests it specializes in exterminating. Local reviews can also offer some insight into a company's experience dealing with specific pests. If you're unable to find this information online, you can try calling the company directly.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can look up a company's Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating, read 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

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

    You can find out whether a company provides free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), as well as what type of guarantees it has. Often, a company will provide a guarantee that if it does not resolve your pest problem, it will continue treatment until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Your choice of pest control provider might be affected by how environmentally friendly a provider's practices are, as well as how safe its methods are around your family and pets.

  • Safety

    Your pest control technician should be able to explain the safety precautions of any pesticides they plan to use. They should be able to answer questions about whether the pesticides are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not what safety precautions they will put in place to protect your family, your pets, and you. Any pesticides that pose greater than a minimum risk need to be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies are now exploring greener and cleaner pest management that can be implemented 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 if immediate action is needed.
    2. Decide on the 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 absolutely necessary, and always in combination with other solutions for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Assess the outcome and implement additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Shelby

In Shelby, there are some pests that are more common than others. This list of pests includes the following:

  • Bees: Your local pest control professional can help eliminate bee infestations around your home (some even are able to safely relocate hives). You may be particularly eager to have bees' nests removed if someone in your household is allergic.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs can be found throughout Michigan and can cause big problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs can be difficult to get rid of, we recommend having professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest furniture, wallpaper, bedsheets, and more.
  • Spiders: Spiders usually prefer dark and damp places and are often found in basements or attics.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Shelby

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pest infestations happen when pests enter your house looking for something, generally food, water, or shelter. Pests may be looking to eat food or trash that is left out. Some may also be drawn to standing water outside (from rain collecting in one spot) or inside (from leaky pipes). Pests might also enter your house simply looking for shelter and get in through places such as broken screens or foundation cracks.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

There are several things you can do to help prevent pest infestations. First, don't leave food out. Keep your food stored in sealed containers, and avoid leaving trash sitting around.

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

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

It is typically recommended that you hire a pest control technician about once a year. If there is an active infestation, you will need to hire a pest control professional more frequently. Ultimately, your pest professional is the person who is best-equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

Do I need to worry about my pets during the pest control process?

It's typically 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 generally they should not be ingested by pets. Your pest control technician will tell you how far to keep your pets away from treated areas, and for how long.

Will pests come out after a technician sprays for them?

It's not unusual to feel as though you're seeing more pests in the first few days or weeks after pest control. The process tends to flush pests out of their hiding spaces, making them more visible; you may also find more dead pests around your home. If this uptick in pests sightings doesn't start to decrease after one to two weeks, contact your Shelby pest professional, as another treatment may be necessary.

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