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

When the Hillsborough weather gets rainy, pests such as silverfish and mosquitos top local residents' list of worries. A licensed and experienced exterminator can help you contain infestations and prevent them from happening in the future.

No matter your concerns, our guide to the top pest control companies in Hillsborough can help.

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Best 5 Hillsborough Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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4.9/5
Based on 2,841 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MosquitosWaspsCockroachesGeneral Pest ControlTermitesWildlifeBed BugsFumigationBaitingMiceAntsSpidersPreventionTicks

Highlights

  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • No-cost inspections
  • Transparent pricing
1810 Byberry Rd Unit A, Bensalem, PA 267-938-7093 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Western Pest Services

4.8/5
Based on 246 customer reviews.

Services Offered

BaitingCockroachesWildlifeEthical Pest ControlFliesPreventionGreen Pest ControlWaspsSilverfishBeetlesMiceAntsMothsSpidersTermitesBed BugsFleasGeneral Pest ControlMosquitosTicks

Highlights

  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Punctuality
  • Transparent pricing
937 State Rd, Princeton, NJ 844-205-4306 westernpest.com
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Essence Pest Control

4.7/5
Based on 56 customer reviews.

Services Offered

CockroachesTermitesMiceAntsGeneral Pest ControlPreventionBed BugsMosquitosSpiders

Highlights

  • Proactive approach to pest control
  • Commitment to customer education
  • Lack of hidden fees
55 15th St, Somerset, NJ 732-230-7501 essencepestcontrolllc.com
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Environmina Pest Control

4.7/5
Based on 144 customer reviews.

Services Offered

BaitingTicksSpidersBeesTermitesAntsFliesMothsFleasWildlifeBed BugsWaspsMiceBeetlesGeneral Pest ControlGreen Pest ControlCockroachesSilverfishMosquitosPrevention

Highlights

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

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    Standard Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    A, 429 Lincoln Blvd
    Middlesex, NJ 08846

    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

    Fox Pest Control - Central NJ

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    743 Alexander Rd Unit 9
    Princeton, NJ 08540

    Pest Plus

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    24 N 3rd Ave
    Highland Park, NJ 08904

    Aptive Environmental

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    51 Everett Dr Bldg B Ste B60
    Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

    Pointe Pest Control

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    1 Rossmoor Dr Suite 160
    Monroe Township, NJ 08831

    Anchor Pest Control

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    28 Arthur St
    East Brunswick, NJ 08816

    Simply The Best Pest Control

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    25 W Main St
    Clinton, NJ 08809

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    Facts about Hillsborough
    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

    There are a number of factors you can consider when selecting the right pest control expertfor 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 think about cost.

    Below, we explore the details of each of these factors.

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

      The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set minimum competency standards for pesticide applicators, but licensure is overseen at the state level. All pesticide applicators and their supervisors in New Jersey need to be licensed through the proper 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 to support its methods and standards. One particular certification is the GreenPro Service Certification, which is given to any company that can demonstrate that its methods are more eco-friendly. Companies that receive this certification also need to maintain certain training standards for employees.

      There are certain professional organizations in which pest control companies can hold membership. A pest control company can join state-level organizations in addition to national organizations such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). While not mandatory, membership in these organizations helps prove a company's reputability and gives it access to resources, education, and a network of professionals to compare best practices with.

    Professional Experience and Specialties

    A pest control company's website can tell you how long it has been in operation and what species of pests it specializes in eliminating. Local reviews can also give you some insight into a company's experience dealing with a certain type of pest. If this information isn't available online, you can try reaching out to the company directly.

    • Reviews and Recommendations

      You can look at a company's reviews and rating on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), read social media and local review sites to hear what homeowners near you think, or verify its license standing through the New Jersey licensing board.

    • Cost of Services and Guarantees

      For many people, cost is one of the most important factors when hiring for pest control. Cost can be affected by factors like the size of your house, your location, and the type of pest being treated.

      You can consider whether a particular company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits your budget), and what sort of guarantees are provided. Often, a company will guarantee that if your pest problem isn't fixed by its treatment, it will continue to treat until it is.

    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

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

    • Treatment Methods

      Pest professionals looking to reduce their reliance on chemical pesticides often implement procedures such as Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Using IPM involves a series of steps:

      1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and assess whether immediate action is required.
      2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
      3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of mechanical, cultural, biological, and physical controls.
      4. Use chemical controls only if needed, and always along with other techniques for effective long-term pest management.
      5. Evaluate outcomes and continue with additional pest control as needed.

    Common Household Pests in Hillsborough

    You might deal with some pests more often in Hillsborough. Certain ones to keep an eye out for include these:

    • Moths: If your house has moths, you may start finding holes in your clothing or linens. Moths thrive in warmer weather and enjoy dark places like closets.
    • Ticks: Tick infestations can be dangerous if they bring diseases like Lyme into your home. You are likely at increased risk of these infestations if your home is close to a forest, a body of water, or an area of dense vegetation.
    • Ants: Ants are common in basically all of New Jersey. Large carpenter ants can be an even bigger problem than regular soil ants, because they can cause structural damage to your home.
    • Mice: Common signs of mouse activity include chewed wires and droppings around your house. Mice are commonly found in attics or in areas where food is stored.
    • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations can be very hard to eliminate, so we recommend hiring an exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs can be found throughout New Jersey, and can infest not just your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even wallpaper.
    • Spiders: You may find spiders in your basement, attic, or other moist, dark areas. Even though most species of spider are harmless to humans, you don't want a spider infestation in your house.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Hillsborough

    What are some causes of pest infestations?

    Pest infestations happen when pests enter your home looking for something, generally food, water, or shelter. Pests may come looking for food or trash left sitting out. Some might also be drawn by standing water collecting outside (from rain collecting in a particular spot) or inside (from leaky pipes). They might also come into your home simply looking for shelter and get in through weak spots such as foundation cracks or broken screens.

    How can I prevent pest infestations?

    One way to prevent pest infestations is seal off possible entrances into your house. These include things like cracks in your foundation or siding. Second, avoid leaving food out for pests. This means keeping food in sealed containers and not leaving trash out. Finally, get rid of standing water in and around your house. Try to reduce places where water collects outside, and repair leaks inside.

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

    In general, it's recommended that you get your home treated for pests approximately once a year, more frequently if there is an active infestation. Your pest control professional will ultimately be the one best equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

    How long does pest control last?

    In general, pesticide application lasts approximately 30 to 90 days. The exact length of time varies based on which pests are being targeted, how many of them there are, what chemicals are used, 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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