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

Whether your pest problem is large or small, our guide to pest control companies in Newark can help you choose the right team to solve it.

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5/5

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  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
  • Nearly 100 years in business
  • Service guarantees in 46 states
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4.8/5

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  • Over a century of experience
  • Same-day service if you call before noon local time
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

10 Best Pest Control Companies in Newark

Brands are algorithmically curated from a database of local service providers near you. We require a minimum number of Google reviews and average ratings for provider inclusion.

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Top Rated

Terminix

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 499 reviews


271 Cox St, Roselle, NJ 07203

(908) 620-2127

www.terminix.com/exterminators/nj/ros...
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Orkin

4.9/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 2160 reviews


95 Lackawanna Ave, Woodland Park, NJ 07424

(973) 339-4097

www.orkin.com/locations/new-jersey-nj...
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Western Pest Services

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 320 reviews


614 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052

(844) 205-4306

www.westernpest.com/locations/new-jer...
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Rest Easy Pest Control

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 348 reviews


457 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

(718) 942-5994

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Get'm Pest Control & Exterminator In Jersey City

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 105 reviews


400 Claremont Ave #6043, Jersey City, NJ 07304

(201) 640-1919

getmpestcontrol.com
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EcoFusion Pest Control

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 24 reviews


14 Pierson Pl, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028

(973) 218-4948

ecofusionpest.com
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Clearview Pest Control & Exterminator Services

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 54 reviews


182west, W 31st St 2nd floor, Bayonne, NJ 07002

(347) 224-2581

clearviewpestcontrol.com
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Lalo Exterminating / Pest Control Services

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 19 reviews


237 Webster Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307

(201) 577-2750

www.laloexterminating.com

TARGET PEST MANAGEMENT

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 21 reviews


481 Manila Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 282-0554

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Next Generation Home Inspections LLC

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 44 reviews


372 Riverside Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070

(201) 820-7072

nextgenhomeinspections.com

Facts about Newark

  • Average Max Temperature:
    60°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    45°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    53%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    27.5”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    4.11”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $244

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When choosing a pest control expert, there are a number of factors you can consider to make sure that you're choosing the best one for you. Things you might consider include licensing and qualifications, pest intervention strategies, years of experience, customer reviews, and cost.

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

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 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 obtain optional certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro in order to support its methods and standards. One particular certification is the GreenPro Service Certification, which is granted when a company can demonstrate that its methods are more eco-friendly. Companies that receive this certification also need to maintain certain training standards for employees.

Pest control companies can also belong to professional organizations. While not required, membership in organizations like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations help demonstrate a company's reputability. After joining an organization like the NPMA, a company receives access to education, resources, and a network of other professionals with whom to discuss best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

Typically, a company displays information like its years of experience and specialities on its website. Online reviews can also help you determine if a company has experience dealing with a particular pest in your area. If you're unable to find the information you need online, you can call the company directly to get the answers to your questions.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

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

Safety and Treatment Methods

When choosing a pest control provider, you want to select one that will keep you, your family, and your pets safe. You may also prefer an eco-friendly provider.

Safety

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

Treatment Methods

Many pest control companies are now exploring cleaner and greener pest control solutions that can be used before (or instead of) chemical pesticides. Many are following the practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which goes as follows:

  1. Identify problem pests and determine whether immediate action is required.
  2. Decide on the safest course of action.
  3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of physical, biological, mechanical, and cultural controls.
  4. Use chemical controls only when absolutely necessary, and always along with other methods for effective long-term pest management.
  5. Observe the results and implement additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Newark

Not all pests are equally common around Newark. Some species that you should be wary of include the following:

  • Cockroaches: It's important to take care of a cockroach infestation quickly, as they can carry diseases like salmonella. Cockroaches can be found in many places throughout New Jersey, and they prefer wetter areas like Newark.
  • Mice: If there are mice in your home, you may start noticing droppings or things like chewed wires. You can often find mice in places where food is stored or in attics.
  • Spiders: You may find spiders in your basement, attic, or other dark, damp places. Most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, but you still don't want a spider infestation in your house.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in Newark

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