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

During Bridgewater's rainy months, residents must prepare for battle against damaging pests such as mosquitos and centipedes. Licensed and experienced exterminators can help you control infestations and prevent them from happening again.

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

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Best 5 Bridgewater Pest Control Companies

Orkin Logo


Based on 2,160 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WaspsCockroachesSilverfishSpidersWildlifePreventionTermitesBaitingGeneral Pest ControlBeetlesAntsMiceTicksBed BugsFumigationMosquitos


  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Free inspection policy
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
95 Lackawanna Ave, Woodland Park, NJ 973-339-4097 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
Standard Pest Control Logo

Standard Pest Control

Based on 96 customer reviews.

Services Offered

TicksTermitesMosquitosCockroachesWaspsAntsBed BugsSpidersBeetlesGeneral Pest ControlBeesMiceFliesFleas


  • No-cost inspections
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Positive customer service reviews
A, 429 Lincoln Blvd, Middlesex, NJ 908-322-6552 standardpestcontrol.com
Essence Pest Control Logo

Essence Pest Control

Based on 56 customer reviews.

Services Offered

PreventionSpidersMosquitosMiceCockroachesBed BugsGeneral Pest ControlAntsTermites


  • No-cost inspections
  • Proactive approach to pest control
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
55 15th St, Somerset, NJ 732-230-7501 essencepestcontrolllc.com
Environmina Pest Control LLC Logo

Environmina Pest Control

Based on 144 customer reviews.

Services Offered

BeesGeneral Pest ControlBed BugsFleasMothsWaspsGreen Pest ControlSpidersMiceMosquitosSilverfishPreventionAntsTicksBaitingFliesTermitesWildlifeCockroachesBeetles


    606 Clinton Ave, Middlesex, NJ 848-482-0479 environmina.com

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    The Lawn Techs

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    43 Industrial Rd
    Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

    Pest Plus

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    24 N 3rd Ave
    Highland Park, NJ 08904

    Aspenn Environmental Services NJ LLC

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    1430 Jersey Ave
    North Brunswick Township, NJ 08902

    Mosquito Shield of Mid Central NJ

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    1727 US-130 Unit #5
    North Brunswick Township, NJ 08902

    EcoShield Pest Solutions

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    135 Raritan Center Pkwy
    Edison, NJ 08837

    Western Pest Services

    User Reviews: 4.8/5 

    937 State Rd
    Princeton, NJ 08540

    Anchor Pest Control

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    28 Arthur St
    East Brunswick, NJ 08816

    Lady Bug Pest Services

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    474 N Ave E
    Westfield, NJ 07090

    Mosquito Shield of East Central NJ

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    1254 US-22
    Mountainside, NJ 07092

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    Facts about Bridgewater
    Average Max Temp:60°F
    Average Min Temp:44°F
    Average Daily Sunlight:53%
    Average Annual Snowfall:25.2"
    Average Monthly Precipitation:4.05"
    Average Monthly Pest Visit:$227

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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. The qualifications of and treatment methods used by a company are important to consider, as well as its years of experience and reputation in customer reviews. Of course, you will also want to consider cost.

    Below, we discuss each of these factors in more detail.

    • Does the company have a valid license and permits to perform pest control?

      Per the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), all pesticide applicators and their supervisors must be licensed at the state level. The EPA sets minimum standards of competency, and the New Jersey regulatory agencies take care of the issuing, maintaining, and revoking of licenses.

    • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

      Pest control companies can obtain optional certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations. 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 people and the environment.

      Pest control companies can also become members of various professional organizations. Joining an organization like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or a state-level organization grants a pest control company access to resources and education, plus a professional network to compare best practices with. Joining one of these organizations is not mandatory, but it can help show that a company follows industry best practices.

    Professional Experience and Specialties

    Looking at how long a company has been in business can help determine how much experience it has handling common pests in Bridgewater. You can also look at its website or peruse customer reviews to determine whether it has adequate experience with the species of pests you are looking to get rid of. If this information is not available online, calling the company directly is a good way to learn more.

    • Reviews and Recommendations

      You can check a company's reputation using social media or local review sites as well as the Better Business Bureau (BBB). You can also check with New Jersey's licensing board to see the status of a company's license.

    • Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

      When considering the cost of services, you should try to determine whether a company provides free on-site estimates as part of its process. This can help determine whether the company fits into your budget. Also take into account what guarantees a company offers: If the problem is not fixed, or returns, does the company provide additional treatments until the problem is handled satisfactorily?

    Safety and Treatment Methods

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

    • Safety

      Your pest control provider should use low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides any time they can. If they plan to use pesticides that don't fall into one of these categories, your technician should explain what safety precautions they plan to use to protect your family, your pets, and you. All pesticides that pose more than a minimum risk should be registered with the EPA.

    • Treatment Methods

      Nowadays, many companies are exploring more eco-friendly pest control solutions that can be used before (or in place 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 determine if immediate action is required.
      2. Decide on the safest course of action.
      3. Use a combination of mechanical, cultural, biological, and physical controls to manage the pest problem.
      4. Use chemical controls only if needed, and always along with other methods for effective long-term pest management.
      5. Observe the results and provide additional pest control as needed.

    Common Household Pests in Bridgewater

    Not all pests are equally prevalent in Bridgewater. Some species that you should be on the lookout for include the following:

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

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Bridgewater

    What causes pest infestations?

    Pests make their way into your home looking for one of three things: food, water, or shelter. Some pests will opportunistically enter your home via a foundation crack or broken screen. Some are drawn by food, either actual food sitting out or trash left out in the open. Others are searching for water, either standing water outside or puddles inside from leaky pipes.

    What are some things I can do to 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 don't leave trash sitting around.

    Next, try not to have standing water in or around your home. Repair leaks inside and eliminate places where standing water collects outside. Finally, seal off possible pest entrances into your house, including siding or foundation cracks.

    How do I know when to hire a pest control professional?

    You should consider hiring an exterminator any time you identify signs of pests in your Bridgewater home. These signs can include nests, droppings, pest damage, or even the pests themselves. If you've had recurrent or seasonal pest infestations, we recommend setting up yearly preventive pest management.

    What is the importance of preventive pest control?

    Preventive pest control is important for stopping pest problems before they start. Your local pest control technician know about the pests that live in your part of Bridgewater, including how they get into homes and the times of the year during which they are most active. Your technician can suggest changes and implement barriers to keep pests out of your home, which can save time and money that would otherwise be spent on future pest control visits—and on the damage and illness caused by pests.

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