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Written By Jessica Hurtault | Last Updated: February 05, 2024

Many Independence homeowners are concerned 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.

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

Best Overall
5.0
  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
  • Nearly 100 years in business
  • Service guarantees in 46 states
Best for Urgent Service
4.8
  • Over a century of experience
  • Same-day service if you call before noon local time
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Best 5 Independence Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,900 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Wasps Residential Baiting Ticks Green Pest Control Mosquitos Spiders Fumigation Rats Prevention Ants Fleas General Pest Control Cockroaches Termites Bed Bugs Commercial Mice Flies

Highlights

  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Transparent pricing
  • Commitment to customer education
2810 Ne Independence Ave, Lee's Summit, MO 816-766-0936 orkin.com Read More: Orkin Review
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Moxie Pest Control

5/5
Based on 517 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Bees Termites Fleas Commercial Residential Ants Cockroaches Spiders Moths General Pest Control

Highlights

  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Free inspections
  • Lack of hidden fees
1251 Nw Pamela Blvd A, Grain Valley, MO 816-524-9090 killbugsfast.com
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Saela Pest Control

5/5
Based on 1,100 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Moles Commercial Residential Bed Bugs Prevention Green Pest Control Fleas Spiders Bees Beetles Silverfish Rats Termites Ants Cockroaches Wasps Mosquitos Ticks Mice General Pest Control Gophers

Highlights

  • Commitment to customer education
  • Transparent pricing
  • Free inspection policy
5342 Winner Rd, Kansas City, MO 913-262-3343 saelapest.com
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Bulwark Exterminating

5/5
Based on 356 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Cockroaches Rats Beetles Bees Green Pest Control Prevention Spiders Bed Bugs Mosquitos Termites Squirrels Baiting Fleas Ants General Pest Control Residential

Highlights

  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Punctuality
  • Transparent pricing
3221 Independence Ave, Kansas City, MO 816-702-5451 bulwarkpestcontrol.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Miller Pest & Termite

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

3511 N Kimball Dr
Kansas City, MO 64161

Cole Termite & Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

11705 E State Rte 350
Raytown, MO 64138

JMH Pest Management LLC

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

704 N Cloverdale Ave
Independence, MO 64056

Echo Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.3/5 

1251 NW Pamela Blvd a
Grain Valley, MO 64029

Smithereen Pest Management Services

User Reviews: 4.8/5 

915 Charlotte St
Kansas City, MO 64106

SOS Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

723 Tracy Ave
Kansas City, MO 64106

Ardent Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

5914 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64110

Mosquito Joe of Kansas City

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

1401 Swift St
North Kansas City, MO 64116

Gunter Pest & Lawn

User Reviews: 5/5 

220 W 72 St
Kansas City, MO 64114

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Facts about Independence
Average Max Temp: 64°F
Average Min Temp: 45°F
Average Daily Sunlight: 55%
Average Annual Snowfall: 13.1"
Average Monthly Precipitation: 3.38"
Average Monthly Pest Visit: $222

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The most important step in the pest control process is hiring the right company for you. Important factors include a company's qualifications, its treatment methods, experience and reviews, and of course the cost of services.

Below, we dive into detail on each of these factors.

  • 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 Missouri regulatory agencies. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets minimum standards of competency, while providing, maintaining, and revoking licensure is handled at the state level.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    One optional certification that may be worth looking for is the GreenPro Service Certification. In order to get this certification, a pest control company must both show that its practices are more environmentally friendly and uphold certain technician training standards. Companies can also obtain other certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro to further back up their work.

    Pest control companies can also obtain membership in professional organizations. Companies can be members of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), or state-level organizations. Membership in the NPMA gives companies access to resources, education, and a network of other pest control companies. While not required, membership in professional organizations helps demonstrate a company's reputability.

Professional Experience and Specialties

A company's years in business can indicate how much experience it has taking care of pests in your area. You can also explore its website or peruse customer reviews to figure out whether it has experience eliminating the species of pests you are struggling with. If you cannot find this information online, contacting a representative directly is a great way to learn more.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

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

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    Pest control costs 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 provides free on-site estimates as part of its services. This can help determine whether the company fits into your budget. Also look into a company's guarantees: If the problem is not resolved, or returns, does the company provide additional treatment until the problem is satisfactorily resolved?

Safety and Treatment Methods

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

  • Safety

    You can ask your pest control provider if they plan on using low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides—if not, ask what precautionary measures will be in place. Any pesticide that poses greater than minimum risk needs to be registered with the EPA. Your pest control company should be able to provide information about all pesticides that will be used in your home, and how safe they are around people and pets.

  • Treatment Methods

    Nowadays, many companies are exploring greener and cleaner pest solutions that can be used 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 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 if needed, 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 Independence

Not all pests are equally pervasive in Independence. Some species that you should be wary of are these:

  • Moths: If you are noticing holes in your clothing or linens, you may have moths in your home. Moths prefer dark places like closets, and are more commonly found in warmer places.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations are often very hard 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 just your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even your wallpaper.
  • Spiders: These pests prefer damp and dark places and are often found in basements or attics.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Independence

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pests come into your house 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, through a foundation crack or broken screen. Some are attracted to food, either actual food left out or trash sitting out in the open. Others look for water, either standing water outside or puddles inside from leaky pipes.

What are some things I can do to prevent pest infestations?

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

How do I know when to hire an exterminator?

Any time you see signs of pests in your Independence home—which could include nests, droppings, signs of damage, or the pests themselves—you should reach out to your local pest professional. If your home has had recurrent or seasonal pest infestations, we suggest reaching out to a local pest control company to set up annual pest management services.

Can I clean my home after pest control services?

Whether you need to clean your home following pest control services will depend on what treatments are used. Be sure to ask your pest control technician before they leave. Typically, you will be able to dust, vacuum, and wipe down certain surfaces, although you should be careful not to wipe away chemical barriers or touch any traps unless you have been explicitly told to do so. There might be a lingering smell following the application of some pesticides.

After pest treatment, it is important to continue to keep your home clean to discourage pests from returning.

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