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

Clifton is a densely-populated place, so pest infestations start and spread quickly. Whether you're dealing with bed bugs or mice, you want an innovative and proactive exterminator by your side to stop troublesome critters before they can take hold.

Our list of the best pest control companies in Clifton can help you choose the right team to deal with 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 Clifton Pest Control Companies

Orkin Logo

Orkin

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4.9/5
Based on 1,400 customer reviews.

Services Offered

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

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • No-cost inspections
95 Lackawanna Ave, Woodland Park, NJ 973-524-7986 orkin.com Read More: Orkin Review
Mosquito Squad of North Jersey Logo

Mosquito Squad of North Jersey

5/5
Based on 926 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Commercial Ticks Rats Wasps Mosquitos Residential Fleas Flies Green Pest Control General Pest Control

Highlights

  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Free inspections
2 Industrial Rd #200, Fairfield, NJ 973-532-5047 mosquitosquad.com
Horizon Pest Control Logo

Horizon Pest Control

5/5
Based on 822 customer reviews.

Services Offered

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

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Free inspections
  • Reviews praise customer service
45 Cross Ave, Midland Park, NJ 201-447-2530 horizonpestcontrol.com
MiteBuster BedBug & Pest Control Logo

MiteBuster BedBug & Pest Control

4.8/5
Based on 299 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Cockroaches Mice Residential Flies Squirrels Bees General Pest Control Rats Ants Mosquitos Green Pest Control Raccoons Termites Commercial Bed Bugs Ticks Spiders Fleas

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Educational web content
  • Free inspections
70 W Passaic St #2, Rochelle Park, NJ 877-648-3287 mitebuster.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Western Pest Services

User Reviews: 4.8/5 

20 W Ridgewood Ave
Paramus, NJ 07652

Dial Environmental

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

13 Eagle Rock Ave
East Hanover, NJ 07936

Eastern Pest Services

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

2 Industrial Rd #202
Fairfield, NJ 07004

Get'm Pest Control And Exterminator in NJ

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

300 Monmouth Ave
New Milford, NJ 07646

Twin Boro Termite & Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

334 Kinderkamack Rd
Oradell, NJ 07649

Reliable pest and animal control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

178 Behnke Ave
Paramus, NJ 07652

Advantage Termite and Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

414 Main St
West Orange, NJ 07052

Act Pest Control Corp

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

106 Newark Pompton Turnpike
Little Falls, NJ 07424

Reliable pest control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

19 Martin St
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

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Facts about Clifton
Average Max Temp: 58°F
Average Min Temp: 43°F
Average Daily Sunlight: 53%
Average Annual Snowfall: 28.4"
Average Monthly Precipitation: 4.28"
Average Monthly Pest Visit: $225

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When hiring a pest control company, you want to be sure to find the best one for you. You might consider a company's qualifications, treatment methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and price of services.

Below, we explore the details of each factor.

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

    While the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets the minimum competency standards for pesticide application, licensure is handled at the state level. All pesticide applicators (and their supervisors) in New Jersey must be licensed by all the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    A pest control company can optionally apply for certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations in order to support its standards and methods. One particular certification is the GreenPro Service Certification, which is awarded when a company can demonstrate that its methods are more environmentally friendly. A company that receives this certification also needs to maintain certain employee training standards.

    Pest control companies can also become members of various professional organizations. Holding membership in organizations such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations is not mandatory, but helps show that a company is reputable. The NPMA gives companies access to resources, education, and a network of professionals with whom to discuss methods and practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can look at a company's years in business to help determine how much experience it has handling pests in your area. You can also look at its website or read customer reviews to figure out whether it has experience eliminating the type of pests you are looking to get rid of. If you cannot find this information online, getting in touch with a company representative is a great way to learn more.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can check a company's rating on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), read reviews on local review sites or social media, or check the standing of its license via the New Jersey licensing board.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

    You can look into whether a company provides free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget) and what type of guarantees it offers. Often, a company will guarantee that if it does not take care of your pest problem, it will continue treatment until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Safety is an important consideration when deciding on a pest control provider. You might also prefer a provider who uses more natural, environmentally friendly methods.

  • Safety

    You want to ensure that you understand the precautions for the pesticides used in your house, for the sake of you, your family, and your pets. Your pest control provider should be able to provide information about the pesticides they intend to use, whether they are low toxicity or non-toxic, and (if not) what safety measures will be used. All pesticides (except minimum-risk ones) need to be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

    It is now common for companies to begin with more environmentally friendly options before using harsh pesticides, using a framework called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). When using IPM, the following steps are taken:

    1. Identify the source of the pest problem and assess whether 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. Use chemical controls only when required, 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 Clifton

Certain pests are more common than others. In Clifton, common pests to be on the lookout for include the following:

  • Flies: You may see flies around sinks or in places where food is kept. Flies might get into your house in Clifton throughout the year, but they're especially common in warmer weather.
  • Mosquitoes: A mosquito infestation is more likely if your home is in a wetter area (like Clifton). They're also more common when the weather is warmer. Mosquitoes are more than just annoying—they can cause itchy bites and even carry diseases.
  • Mice: If your home has a mouse infestation, you may notice droppings around your house, or things like chewed wires. You can often find mice in attics or in places where food is kept.
  • Spiders: Spiders usually prefer dark and moist places and are commonly found in basements or attics.
  • Bed bugs: Infestations of bed bugs are often very hard to get rid of, so we strongly recommend hiring an exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs can be found throughout New Jersey, and can infest not only your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even your wallpaper.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Clifton

What causes pest infestations?

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

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 home. These include things like cracks in your foundation or siding. Second, avoid leaving food out for pests. This includes keeping food in sealed containers and not leaving trash out. Finally, eliminate standing water in and around your home. Find ways to reduce places where water collects outside, and fix leaks inside.

How do I know when to hire an exterminator?

When you see signs of pests in your Clifton home—which could include nests, droppings, signs of damage, or the pests themselves—you should reach out to an exterminator. If you've had recurrent or seasonal pest infestations, we suggest reaching out to a local pest control company to request annual pest management services.

How soon can I expect to see results from pest control?

How soon you notice results from pest control will depend on the issue and treatment. If your pest control technician takes measures like removing a wasp nest, you will see results almost immediately. However, for most pest control you may need to wait anywhere from a few days to up to six weeks for substantial results. Some pest problems may require your technician to make multiple visits to your house.

How long does pest control last?

Typically, pesticide application lasts about 30 to 90 days. The exact length of time depends on what chemicals are used, which pests are being targeted, how many pests are in your area, and whether the chemicals are applied inside or outside. Chemicals applied outdoors may not last as long as those applied indoors due to precipitation.

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