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

Pests such as spiders and beetles become an unwelcome presence when temperatures drop in Missoula.

Our list of the top pest control companies in Missoula can help you choose the right team to handle any pest problem, large or small.

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 Missoula Pest Control Companies

Shield Pest Defense Logo

Shield Pest Defense

4.7/5
Based on 45 customer reviews.

Services Offered

SpidersBed BugsGeneral Pest ControlTermitesTicksMiceCockroachesWaspsGreen Pest ControlSilverfishMosquitosAnts

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Commitment to customer education
  • No-cost inspections
945 Wyoming St Ste 150, Missoula, MT 406-218-1782 pestcontrolmissoula.us
Pest Patrol Montana, LLC Logo

Pest Patrol Montana

4.7/5
Based on 21 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Green Pest ControlFliesTicksBaitingWildlifeMosquitosPreventionGeneral Pest ControlSpidersMiceWasps

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Free inspections
  • Positive customer service reviews
6565 Justin Ct, Missoula, MT 406-241-9879 pestpatrolmt.com
Custom West Pest Control Logo

Custom West Pest Control

4.3/5
Based on 74 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest Control

Highlights

  • Educational web content
  • Reviews praise customer service
2801 S Russell St Ste. 15, Missoula, MT 406-728-4447 missoulapest.com
Mr Pest Control Logo

Mr Pest Control

4.6/5
Based on 29 customer reviews.

Services Offered

SpidersGreen Pest ControlAntsWaspsGeneral Pest Control

Highlights

    282 Stagecoach Trail, Florence, MT 406-240-3890 mrpestcontrolmt.com

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    Bug Off Pest Control and Tree Service

    User Reviews: 4.4/5 

    1135 S 1st St
    Hamilton, MT 59840

    Xtreme Weed & Pest Solutions

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    43439 Canal Rd
    Ronan, MT 59864

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    Facts about Missoula
    Average Max Temp:50°F
    Average Min Temp:34°F
    Average Daily Sunlight:53%
    Average Annual Snowfall:47.0"
    Average Monthly Precipitation:2.49"
    Average Monthly Pest Visit:$215

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    How To Choose a Pest Control Company

    When hiring a pest control company, there are a number of things you can consider to be sure you choose the best one for you. You might consider a company's qualifications, treatment methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and service prices.

    Below, we explore the details of each factor.

    • 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 those that supervise them are required to be certified at the state level. The EPA sets minimum standards of competency, but all pesticide applicators in Montana need to be licensed through the proper state regulatory agencies.

    • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

      One optional certification that could be worth looking for is the GreenPro Service Certification. To obtain this certification, a pest control company must both demonstrate that its practices are more environmentally friendly and maintain certain technician training standards. Companies can also earn other certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations to further support their work.

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

    Professional Experience and Specialties

    Looking at a pest control company's website can tell you how long it has been in operation and what type of pests it specializes in exterminating. Online reviews can also offer some insight into a company's experience dealing with a certain type of pest. If you're unable to find this information online, you can try calling the company directly.

    • Reviews and Recommendations

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

    • Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

      You can look into whether a company provides free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), as well as what sort of guarantees it offers. Often, a company will provide a guarantee that if it does not eliminate 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 eco-friendly pest management treatment methods.

    • Safety

      All pesticides that will be used (except those that are classified as minimum-risk) need to be registered with the EPA. Your pest control technician should be able to provide you with information on each pesticide they plan to use. They should be able to tell you whether these chemicals are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what safety precautions will be taken.

    • Treatment Methods

      Many pest control companies are making the switch to using more natural and eco-friendly 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. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and determine if immediate action is needed.
      2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
      3. Use a combination of physical, cultural, biological, and mechanical controls to manage the pest problem.
      4. Use chemical controls only when absolutely necessary, and always with other techniques for effective long-term pest control management.
      5. Evaluate outcomes and implement additional pest control treatment methods as needed.

    Common Household Pests in Missoula

    Not all pests are equally prevalent around Missoula. Some species that you should keep an eye out for include the following:

    • Snakes: Snakes prefer damp, cool, and dark spots like basements and often come into a home looking for food. Most species of snakes are harmless, but this is not a risk that you want your family or pets to take.
    • Bees: Your local pest expert can help get rid of bees around your home (some even have resources to safely relocate hives). You may be especially concerned with having bees' nests removed if someone in your household is allergic.
    • Bed bugs: Bed bugs are found throughout Montana and can cause big problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs are difficult to get rid of, we recommend hiring a professional exterminator as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest wallpaper, furniture, bedsheets, and more.
    • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your basement, attic, or other moist, dark areas. 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 areas where you keep food.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Missoula

    What causes pest infestations?

    Pests enter your home looking for one of three things: food, water, or shelter. Some pests will opportunistically enter your home through a broken screen or foundation crack. Some are attracted to food, either actual food sitting out or trash left out in the open. Others look for water, either standing water on your property or puddles inside from leaky pipes.

    What are some steps I can take to prevent pest infestations?

    One thing you can do to prevent pest infestations is seal off potential entrances into your house. This includes things like cracks in your siding or foundation. Second, avoid leaving food out for pests. This means keeping food in sealed containers and not leaving trash out. Third, eliminate standing water in and around your home. Work to reduce places where water collects outside, and fix leaks inside.

    How often do I need to hire someone to do pest control?

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

    Why is preventive pest control important?

    If pests get into your home, you might end up spending a large amount of time and money ridding your house of them, and possibly recovering from illness or damages they caused. Preventive pest control can stop this from happening in the first place.

    Is pest control safe around my pets?

    Usually, it's a smart idea to keep your pets away from treated areas during and for some time after application. Some pest control chemicals are non-toxic or have low toxicity, but generally they should not be ingested by pets. Your pest control company will tell you how far to keep your pets out of treated areas, and for how long.

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