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

Pests such as rats and wasps can become a nuisance in any Cottage Grove home. If you're dealing with an infestation, a licensed exterminator can help you contain it before pests damage your health and home.

Our guide to the best pest control companies in Cottage Grove can help you choose the right team to deal with any pest problem, big or small.

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Best 5 Cottage Grove Pest Control Companies

Rove Pest Control Logo

Rove Pest Control

5/5
Based on 694 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MiceSpidersBeesGeneral Pest ControlCockroachesBed BugsTicksWildlifeAntsTermitesWaspsPrevention

Highlights

  • No-cost inspections
  • Transparent pricing
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
7800 3rd St N # 1000, Oakdale, MN 651-314-1886 rovepestcontrol.com
EcoShield Pest Solutions Logo

EcoShield Pest Solutions

5/5
Based on 946 customer reviews.

Services Offered

BeesWaspsPreventionBed BugsTicksCockroachesGreen Pest ControlTermitesAntsFleasGeneral Pest ControlMiceSpidersMosquitos

Highlights

  • Preventative pest control services
  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Commitment to customer education
7800 3rd St N #300, Oakdale, MN 651-383-8005 ecoshieldpest.com
Paffy's Pest Control Logo

Paffy's Pest Control

4.6/5
Based on 110 customer reviews.

Services Offered

FleasBeetlesGeneral Pest ControlMiceBed BugsMosquitosCockroachesWaspsTicksFliesBeesSilverfishSpidersMothsAntsWildlife

Highlights

  • Free inspection policy
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Transparent pricing
479 Hayward Ave N, Oakdale, MN 651-459-4654 paffyspestcontrol.com
Warner's Outdoor Solutions, Inc. Logo

Warner's Outdoor Solutions

4.4/5
Based on 160 customer reviews.

Services Offered

PreventionMiceSpidersGeneral Pest Control

Highlights

  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Transparent pricing
  • Free inspections
6625 Bailey Rd, Woodbury, MN 651-735-2100 warnersoutdoorsolutions.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Laughlin's Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.1/5 

1547 Livingston Ave # 103
West St Paul, MN 55118

Valor Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

1406 Thomas Ave W
St Paul, MN 55104

Joshua's Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.3/5 

1911 Rice St
St Paul, MN 55113

Green Oasis

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

N8232 945th St
River Falls, WI 54022

Metro Pest Management

User Reviews: 4.2/5 

16610 Havelock Ct
Lakeville, MN 55044

Bed Bug Guys

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

1816 W 140th St
Burnsville, MN 55337

Aptive Environmental

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

5251 W 73rd St #C
Edina, MN 55439

Be There Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

151 Silver Lake Rd NW #203
New Brighton, MN 55112

Rainbow Pest Experts

User Reviews: 5/5 

11571 K-Tel Dr
Minnetonka, MN 55343

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Facts about Cottage Grove
Average Max Temp:53°F
Average Min Temp:35°F
Average Daily Sunlight:51%
Average Annual Snowfall:45.6"
Average Monthly Precipitation:2.70"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$241

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The most important step is selecting the right pest control company for the job. Some things you might consider include qualifications and licensing, pest intervention strategies, years of experience, customer reviews, and cost.

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 their supervisors must be licensed at the state level. The EPA sets minimum competency standards, and the Minnesota regulatory agencies take care of the granting, maintaining, and revoking of licenses.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    Pest control companies can optionally obtain certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro. These are not required, but can help you assess the quality of a company's products. For example, the GreenPro Service Certification indicates comprehensive and effective pest control treatment that is safer for humans and the environment.

    A pest control company can also belong to certain professional organizations. When a company obtains membership in 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 experts with whom to compare treatment methods. This can offer extra peace of mind that a company is following industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

For the most part, a company will list information like its years of experience and specialities on its website. Local reviews can also help you determine if a company has experience dealing with a specific pest. If you're unable to find the information you need online, you can contact a company representative directly to get your questions answered.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

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

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    The cost of pest control can vary based on things like your location, the type of pest being treated, the size of your house, and other factors.

    When thinking about the cost of services, you should first look into whether a company includes free on-site estimates as part of its process. This can inform you whether the company fits into your budget. Also consider a company's guarantees: If the problem is not resolved, or if it returns, does the company provide additional treatment until the issue is satisfactorily resolved?

Safety and Treatment Methods

Keeping yourself, your family and your pets safe is an important concern when choosing a pest control provider. You may also prefer a provider that provides eco-friendly treatment plans.

  • Safety

    Your pest technician should use low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides whenever possible. If any pesticides they intend to use don't fall into one of these categories, your technician should explain what safety precautions they will put in place to protect you, your family, and your pets. Pesticides that pose more than a minimum risk must be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many pest control companies are now exploring more environmentally friendly pest control solutions that can be used before (or instead of) chemical pesticides. Many follow the practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which goes as follows:

    1. Identify the source of the pest problem and assess whether immediate action is required.
    2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
    3. Use a combination of mechanical, cultural, biological, 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. Evaluate outcomes and continue with additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Cottage Grove

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

  • Flies: You might find flies around sinks or in areas where food is kept. Flies can get into your Cottage Grove home year-round, but they're particularly common during warmer months.
  • Ants: Whether larger carpenter ants or smaller soils ants, these pests can be found in most of Minnesota. Carpenter ants can pose a bigger problem than their smaller counterparts by causing damage to your home.
  • Spiders: Spiders usually prefer dark and damp places and are often found in basements or attics.
  • Mice: Some telltale signs of mice include chewed wires and droppings around your house. Mice are often found in attics or in places where food is kept.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Cottage Grove

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pests come 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 broken screen or foundation crack. Some are drawn by food, either actual food left out or trash sitting out in the open. Others look for water, whether it be standing water on your property or puddles inside from leaky pipes.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

There are a number of things you can do to help prevent pest infestations. First, don't leave food out. Make sure food is stored in sealed containers, and avoid leaving trash sitting around.

Second, avoid having standing water in or around your home. Repair leaks indoors and eliminate standing water sites outdoors. Lastly, seal off potential pest entrances into your home, including siding or foundation cracks.

How do I know when to hire an exterminator?

When you see signs of pest activity in your Cottage Grove home—which could include nests, droppings, signs of damage, or the pests themselves—you should reach out to an exterminator. If you've had seasonal or recurrent pest infestations, we recommend reaching out to a local pest control company to set up annual pest management services.

Is pest control safe around pets?

Your pest control professional will let you know how far pets need to be kept away from treated areas, and for how long. Some pesticides are low toxicity or non-toxic, but as a general rule you'll be asked to keep pets away from the area during and for some time after application.

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