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

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

Our guide to the best pest control companies in Waterford can help you choose the right team to handle any pest problem, big or small.

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Best 5 Waterford Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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4.7/5
Based on 314 customer reviews.

Services Offered

TermitesBaitingGeneral Pest ControlBed BugsAntsMosquitosMice

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Free inspections
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
20998 Bridge St, Southfield, MI 248-206-6482 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Michigan's Bat Expert

5/5
Based on 504 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WildlifeEthical Pest ControlGeneral Pest Control

Highlights

  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Transparent pricing
  • Educational web content
5720 Highland Rd Ste C, Waterford Twp, MI 248-800-4126 michigansbatexpert.com
Mosquito Joe of North Oakland County Logo

Mosquito Joe of North Oakland County

5/5
Based on 371 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Green Pest ControlGarden ProtectionTicksGeneral Pest ControlMothsMosquitosFleasPreventionSpidersMice

Highlights

  • Commitment to customer education
  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Free inspections
2040 Airport Rd, Waterford Twp, MI 248-257-2000 northoaklandcounty.mosquitojoe.com
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Presidio Pest Management

5/5
Based on 547 customer reviews.

Services Offered

FliesGarden ProtectionCockroachesFleasBeesWaspsMiceAntsMothsPreventionMosquitosSpidersTicksBed BugsBeetlesGeneral Pest Control

Highlights

  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Free inspections
  • Lack of hidden fees
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

Sergio's Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

3200 Parkland Dr
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322

EcoShield Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 5/5 

47815 West Rd d105
Wixom, MI 48393

Aptive Environmental

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

37728 Hills Tech Dr
Farmington Hills, MI 48331

Mosquito Authority - Troy, MI

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

231 S Old Woodward Ave # 220
Birmingham, MI 48009

proof. Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

118C Terry Ave
Rochester, MI 48307

Eco-Sound Pest Management

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

950 E Maple Rd # L7
Birmingham, MI 48009

CJB Pest & Mosquito Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

24407 Halsted Rd
Farmington Hills, MI 48335

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Facts about Waterford
Average Max Temp:55°F
Average Min Temp:40°F
Average Daily Sunlight:51%
Average Annual Snowfall:41.3"
Average Monthly Precipitation:2.76"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$238

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

There are several things that you can consider when selecting the best pest control company for you. The qualifications of and treatment methods used by a company are important to consider, as well as its years of experience and what other customers have said. Of course, you also want to consider cost.

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 (and those who supervise them) are required to be certified at the state level. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum standards of competency, but any pesticide applicators working in Michigan should be licensed via the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    Pest control companies can obtain optional certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro. While not required, they can help you evaluate the quality of a company's products. For example, the GreenPro Service Certification indicates comprehensive and effective pest control methods that are safer for humans and the environment.

    There are certain professional organizations that pest control companies can be members of. A pest control company can obtain membership in both state-level organizations and national organizations like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). While not mandatory, membership in these organizations helps prove a company's reputability and gives it access to education, resources, and a network of other professionals with whom to compare best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

Typically, a company provides information like its years of experience and specialities on its website. Local reviews can also tell you whether a company has experience dealing with a particular pest in your area. If you're unable to locate the information you need online, you can reach out to the company directly to get the answers to your questions.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can check 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 hiring for pest control. Cost can be influenced by factors like the type of pest being treated, your location, and the size of your house.

    You can take into consideration whether a particular company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in 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

Safety is an important consideration when selecting a pest control provider, and you might prefer a provider who uses more natural, environmentally friendly methods.

  • Safety

    You should ask your pest control technician if the chemicals they're using are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what precautionary measures they are going to use. All pesticides that are not considered minimum-risk chemicals need to be registered with the EPA. Your pest control provider will be able to provide information about all pesticides that they plan on using.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies are now exploring greener and cleaner pest management that can be implemented before (or in place of) chemical pesticides. Many follow the practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which goes as follows:

    1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and determine whether 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. Employ chemical controls only if needed, and always in combination with other controls for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Assess the outcome and provide additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Waterford

Some specific pests are more common in Waterford, and these pests are the ones to keep watch for. Some of these include the following:

  • Ants: Whether they are smaller soil ants or larger carpenter ants, these bugs are found in most of Michigan. Carpenter ants can pose a more urgent issue than their smaller counterparts by causing damage to your home.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations can be very difficult to quash, so we strongly recommend calling a professional as soon as possible. Bed bugs can be found throughout Michigan, and can infest not just your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even your wallpaper.
  • Mice: If you have mice, you may start noticing droppings or things like chewed wires. If your home has mice, they may be found in places where food is stored or in attics.
  • Spiders: These pests prefer dark and damp places and are commonly found in basements or attics.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Waterford

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pests make their way into your home 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 foundation crack or broken screen. Some are drawn by food, either actual food sitting out or trash left out in the open. Others are searching for water, either standing water outside or puddles inside from leaky pipes.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

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

How often should I hire someone to do pest control?

Typically, it's recommended that you have your house treated for pests about once annually, more frequently if there is an active infestation. Your pest control professional will ultimately be the best person to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

Can I clean after pest control services?

We recommend checking in with your pest control technician while they are at your house, as the answer will vary depending on what treatments are done. After pesticide application, you might notice a lingering smell that will dissipate over time.

In many cases, dusting, vacuuming, and wiping down certain surfaces will be appropriate after pest control. However, make sure to not wipe away chemical barriers, and avoid touching any traps unless explicitly told to do so. After the pests are taken care of, continue keeping your home clean. Avoid letting trash pile up, take care of spills and leaks promptly, and so on. This helps discourage pests from returning.

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