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

Springfield is a large place, so pest infestations start and spread quickly. Whether you're dealing with mice or rats, you want an innovative and proactive exterminator by your side to stop nuisance critters before they can take hold.

Our guide to the top pest control companies in Springfield can help you find the right team to handle any pest problem.

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 Springfield Pest Control Companies

Orkin Logo

Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,920 customer reviews.

Services Offered

TermitesAntsGeneral Pest ControlWildlifeWaspsMosquitosFliesCockroachesGreen Pest ControlFumigationSpidersPreventionBed BugsBaitingMice

Highlights

  • Free inspection policy
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Educational web content
524 S Union Ave, Springfield, MO 417-429-0109 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Bug Zero

5/5
Based on 646 customer reviews.

Services Offered

FleasMosquitosGreen Pest ControlGeneral Pest ControlFliesBed BugsPreventionSpidersTermitesMiceAntsTicks

Highlights

  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Free inspection policy
  • Punctuality
311 N Waverly Ave, Springfield, MO 417-831-7378 bugzero.com
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Rumble Pest Solutions

4.9/5
Based on 1,397 customer reviews.

Services Offered

TicksBed BugsGeneral Pest ControlPreventionSpidersFleasMiceCockroachesWaspsTermitesMosquitosAnts

Highlights

  • Free inspection policy
  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Educational web content
3070 S Delaware Ave, Springfield, MO 417-551-6081 rumblepestsolutions.com
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Rottler Pest Solutions

4.8/5
Based on 274 customer reviews.

Services Offered

AntsWildlifePreventionBed BugsGeneral Pest ControlBaitingTermitesFleasSpidersGreen Pest ControlSilverfishFumigationMosquitosCockroachesTicksMice

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Educational web content
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
1817 W Sunset St, Springfield, MO 417-447-0288 rottler.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Bolt Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

1320 E Atlantic St
Springfield, MO 65803

Antman Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

2793 W Farm Rd 112
Springfield, MO 65803

Chilton's Environmental Termite & Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

1208C Eaglecrest St
Nixa, MO 65714

Fleetwood Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

4102 N 20th St
Ozark, MO 65721

Campbell Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.3/5 

651 W Brower St
Springfield, MO 65802

Gunnels Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

23214 State Hwy 174
Marionville, MO 65705

Enviro First, LLC

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

1402 E 470th Rd
Bolivar, MO 65613

AmeriPest Solutions - Branson

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

673 Stonetree Dr Suite A
Branson, MO 65616

Mr. Bug Killer, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

212 W Oklahoma St
Branson, MO 65616

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Facts about Springfield
Average Max Temp:66°F
Average Min Temp:48°F
Average Daily Sunlight:57%
Average Annual Snowfall:10.4"
Average Monthly Precipitation:3.83"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$239

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The most important step is choosing the right pest control professional for the job. You may consider a company's qualifications, treatment methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and service prices.

Below, we discuss each factor 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) sets minimum standards of competency, but all pesticide applicators working in the state of Missouri must be licensed via the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

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

    There are several professional organizations that pest control companies can be members of. Joining an organization like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or a state-level organization gives companies access to education and resources, in addition to a professional network to compare best practices with. Joining one of these organizations is not required, but it can help show that a company follows industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can get some insight into a company's level of pest management experience by seeing how long it has been in business. Local reviews and the company's own website can also let you know whether the company has the experience needed to deal with the specific species of pests that are afflicting your home. You can contact the company directly to learn this information if you can't find it online.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    Resources that can help you verify a company's reputation include social media, local review sites, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). You can also check the status of a company's license via the Missouri licensing board.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

    You can find out whether a company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget) and what kind of guarantees it provides. Often, a company will guarantee that if it does not take care of your pest problem, it will keep coming back until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Keeping yourself, your family and your pets safe is an important concern when picking a pest control provider. You might also prefer one that uses environmentally friendly methods.

  • Safety

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

  • Treatment Methods

    You can ask if your technician will begin with more natural and lower-toxicity options before moving on to harsher chemicals.

    Many companies now use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to treat pest infestations with minimal personal or environmental risk. The steps of IPM are as follows:

    1. Identify problem pests and determine if immediate action is required.
    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 if needed, and always with other techniques for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Observe the results and continue with additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Springfield

Some pests are more common in Springfield, and these pests are the ones to keep an eye out for. Some of these include the following:

  • Ants: Whether larger carpenter ants or smaller soils ants, these pests can be found in most of Missouri. Carpenter ants can pose a more urgent issue than their smaller counterparts by causing damage to your house.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs may be found throughout Missouri and can cause serious problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs are often difficult to get rid of, we recommend having professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest wallpaper, bedsheets, furniture, and more.
  • Spiders: These pests prefer moist, dark places and are often found in basements or attics.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Springfield

What causes pest infestations?

Pest infestations occur when pests enter your house looking for something, normally food, water, or shelter. Pests may be looking to eat food or trash left sitting out. Some might also be drawn by standing water collecting outside (from rain collecting in one area) or inside (from leaky pipes). Pests may also come into your home looking for shelter. They can get in through places such as foundation cracks or broken screens.

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

One method for preventing pest infestations is to seal off potential entrances into your house. These include things like cracks in your siding or foundation. Second, avoid leaving food out for pests. This means keeping food in sealed containers as well as not leaving trash out. Lastly, get rid of standing water in and around your home. Try to reduce places where water can collect outside, and fix leaks inside.

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

Normally it's recommended that you hire a pest control technician about once a year. If your home has an active infestation, you will need pest control to come out more often. Ultimately, your pest professional is the person best-equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

What do I need to do before a pest control technician comes to my house?

Before your pest control technician arrives, check and see if they want you to clean around your house, including in areas where there have been pests. Some pest professionals may prefer to see your home as-is.

If you are asked to clean, make sure all paper goods and trash are out of the affected areas (as pests may hide in these items), and that food is stored away so that it does not get contaminated by pesticides. You might also want to remove plants from the area. Additionally, block off areas to be treated so that children and pets stay out until it is safe. If the problem requires a more intensive type of pest control like fumigation, be sure to follow your pest professional's instructions closely.

Will pests come out after a technician sprays for them?

It's not uncommon 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 from their hiding spaces, which makes them more visible; you may also find more dead pests around your home. If the increase in pests sightings doesn't begin to decrease after a week or two, contact your Springfield pest professional. Another treatment may be required.

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