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Many Independence homeowners worry about unwelcome critters such as wasps and rats. Ease your pest concerns by hiring a licensed local exterminator that can stop current infestations and prevent future ones.

No matter your concerns, our list of the top pest control companies in Independence can help.

Best Overall
Terminix logo
5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
  • Nearly 100 years in business
  • Service guarantees in 46 states
Best for Urgent Service
Orkin logo
4.8/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • Over a century of experience
  • Same-day service if you call before noon local time
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

10 Best Pest Control Companies in Independence

Brands are algorithmically curated from a database of local service providers near you. We require a minimum number of Google reviews and average ratings for provider inclusion.

Featured Partner
Terminix Logo
Top Rated

Terminix

4.9/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 371 reviews


3505 N Kimball Dr, Kansas City, MO 64161

(417) 841-5447

www.terminix.com/exterminators/mo/kan...
Featured Partner
Orkin Logo
Top Rated

Orkin

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 2,548 reviews


2810 NE Independence Ave, Lee's Summit, MO 64064

(816) 381-5446

www.orkin.com/locations/missouri-mo/l...
Miller Pest & Termite Logo

Miller Pest & Termite

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 311 reviews


3511 N Kimball Dr, Kansas City, MO 64161

(816) 420-0340

www.millerthekiller.com/pest-control-...
Moxie Pest Control Logo

Moxie Pest Control

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 824 reviews


1251 NW Pamela Blvd a, Grain Valley, MO 64029

(816) 524-9090

killbugsfast.com

Saela Pest Control

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 1,561 reviews


5342 Winner Rd, Kansas City, MO 64127

(913) 423-3457

saelapest.com/kansas-city
Bulwark Exterminating Logo

Bulwark Exterminating

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 444 reviews


3221 Independence Ave, Kansas City, MO 64124

(816) 702-5451

bulwarkpestcontrol.com/locations/kans...
Local Guy Pest Control Logo

Local Guy Pest Control

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 20 reviews


3816 SW Briarwood Oaks Dr, Blue Springs, MO 64015

(816) 944-0515

localguykc.com
Cole Termite & Pest Control Logo

Cole Termite & Pest Control

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 74 reviews


11705 E State Rte 350, Raytown, MO 64138

(816) 737-1031

colepestcontrol.com
Mantis Pest Solution Logo

Mantis Pest Solution

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 1,035 reviews


810 NW Main St A, Lee's Summit, MO 64086

(816) 287-5030

mantispestsolutions.com/where-we-serv...
Echo Pest Control Logo

Echo Pest Control

4.4/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 39 reviews


1251 NW Pamela Blvd a, Grain Valley, MO 64029

(816) 655-2220

www.dropbugsfast.com

Best of the rest

Below are home warranty companies that provide decent coverage but fell short of top scores in our rating system. We recommend these only for specific coverage needs.

  • Blue Beetle Pest Control

    4.7/ 5

    905 NE Rice Rd, Lee's Summit, MO 64086

    (816) 648-0574

  • JMH Pest Management LLC

    4.3/ 5

    704 N Cloverdale Ave, Independence, MO 64056

    (816) 796-9612

  • Smithereen Pest Management Services

    5.0/ 5

    915 Charlotte St, Kansas City, MO 64106

    (816) 842-1411

  • ClearDefense Pest Control

    5.0/ 5

    104 W 9th St #10, Kansas City, MO 64105

    (913) 396-8090

Facts about Independence

  • Average Max Temperature:
    64°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    45°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    55%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    13.1”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    3.38”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $222

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The most important step is choosing the right pest control company for the job. In addition to a company's qualifications and pest extermination methods, you might also look into how long it has been in business and what the reviews look like. Finally, you'll likely want to look at 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?

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set minimum competency standards for pesticide applicators, but licensure is overseen at the state level. All pesticide applicators and their supervisors in Missouri must be licensed through the proper state regulatory agencies.

Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

Pest control companies can optionally obtain additional certifications such as the GreenPro Service Certification. This certification is awarded once a company has shown its methods to be more eco-friendly and demonstrated that it also holds itself up to certain other standards, such as up-to-date training for employees. A company can also earn other certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations to further support its methods and practices.

Pest control companies can also join various professional organizations. Holding membership in organizations such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations is not mandatory, but helps verify a company's reputability. Membership in the NPMA gives companies access to resources, education, and a network of professionals with whom to discuss practices and methods.

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can gain some insight into a pest control company's experience level by seeing how many years it has been in business. The company's website and local reviews can also let you know whether the company has the experience needed to deal with the specific species of pests invading your home. You can always contact the company directly to learn this information if you can't find it online.

Reviews and Recommendations

You can look for reviews and recommendations on local review sites or social media, look up a company's Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating, or check the status of its license through the Missouri licensing board.

Cost of Services and Guarantees

Cost is important when hiring someone for pest control. Cost can be affected by the size of your house, the type of pest being treated, your location, and other factors.

Companies will often offer free on-site estimates at the beginning 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 if your pest problem is not solved by the initial treatment, it will continue returning until it is.

Safety and Treatment Methods

When choosing a pest control provider, you want to choose a company that will keep you, your family, and your pets safe. You may also prefer an environmentally-conscious provider.

Safety

Your pest control provider should use pesticides that are low toxicity or non-toxic when possible. If they plan to use pesticides that 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. Any pesticides that pose more than a minimum risk must be registered with the EPA.

Treatment Methods

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

  1. Identify problem pests and assess whether immediate action is required.
  2. Decide on the safest course of action.
  3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of biological, cultural, physical, and mechanical controls.
  4. Use chemical controls only when required, and always in combination with other solutions for effective long-term pest control management.
  5. Evaluate outcomes and implement additional pest control services as needed.

Common Household Pests in Independence

You might encounter some pests more often in Independence. Certain ones to keep an eye out for include these:

  • Moths: If there is a moth infestation in your home, you may start finding holes in your clothing or linens. Moths do best in warmer weather and enjoy dark places like closets.
  • Ants: Whether smaller soil ants or larger carpenter ants, these pests can be found in most parts of Missouri. Carpenter ants can cause more problems than their smaller counterparts by causing damage to your home.
  • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your basement, attic, or other moist, dark places. Most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, but you still don't want a spider infestation in your house.
  • Mice: Some telltale signs of mice include chewed wires and droppings around your house. Mice tend to frequent attics or places where food is kept.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations are often very difficult to get rid of, so we recommend calling a local exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs can be found throughout Missouri, and can infest not only your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even your wallpaper.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in Independence

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