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

Washington is a densely-populated city, so once a pest infestation takes hold, it can spread quickly. Troublesome local critters such as mice or rats can turn your home from a sanctuary into a place of continuous worry and concern.

Below, discover our guide to the top pest control companies in Washington, who can help you tackle any kind of pest problem.

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 Washington Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 3,089 customer reviews.

Services Offered

FleasSpidersBed BugsMiceAntsCockroachesFumigationWaspsWildlifeMosquitosBaitingGeneral Pest ControlTermites

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Free inspections
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
100 Dobbs Ln Ste 207, Cherry Hill, NJ 856-320-7273 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Ross Environmental Solutions

4.7/5
Based on 72 customer reviews.

Services Offered

SpidersCockroachesWaspsBeetlesGeneral Pest ControlMiceTermitesMothsMosquitosPreventionBeesBed BugsSilverfishGreen Pest ControlAntsFliesWildlife

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Free inspections
  • Offerings of preventative treatments
1931 Delsea Dr, Franklinville, NJ 856-875-7677 rossenvironmentalsolutions.com
Hoffman's Exterminating Logo

Hoffman's Exterminating

4.6/5
Based on 240 customer reviews.

Services Offered

TicksMiceFliesPreventionCockroachesGeneral Pest ControlWaspsTermites

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Preventative pest control services
  • Reviews praise customer service
532 Bridgeton Pike, Mantua Township, NJ 856-468-0183 hoffmanexterminating.com
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General's Pest Control

4.5/5
Based on 23 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest ControlCockroachesGreen Pest ControlTermitesWildlifeSpidersAnts

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Reviews praise customer service
910 Denston Rd, West Deptford, NJ 856-217-1222 generalspestcontrol.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Lawn Doctor of Southern New Jersey

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

105 Lincoln Rd
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

Guardian Termite & Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

83 Berlin - Cross Keys Rd
Berlin, NJ 08009

Advanced Termite & Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

1008 Industrial Dr Suite B
West Berlin, NJ 08091

Bee Friendly Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

13 Fern Ave
Collingswood, NJ 08108

A Bell Pest Services

User Reviews: 3.9/5 

100 Dobbs Ln #100
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Patio Patrol Cherry Hill

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

2020 Fairfax Ave #102
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

Western Pest Services

User Reviews: 5/5 

458 NJ-38
Maple Shade, NJ 08052

City Best Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

607 E Passyunk Ave #3
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Diagno Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

21 S 11th St 2nd Fl
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Facts about Washington
Average Max Temp:62°F
Average Min Temp:46°F
Average Daily Sunlight:54%
Average Annual Snowfall:18.6"
Average Monthly Precipitation:3.75"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$252

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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. You may take into consideration a company's qualifications, 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?

    While the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum competency standards for pesticide application, licensing is handled at the state level. All pesticide applicators (and those who supervise them) in New Jersey need to be licensed by all the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    An optional certification that may be worth looking for is the GreenPro Service Certification. To earn this certification, a pest control company must both demonstrate that its practices are more eco-friendly and maintain certain training standards for its technicians. Companies can also earn other certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations to further back up their work.

    There are various professional organizations that a pest control company can belong to. When a company joins an organization such as the National Pest Management Association(NPMA) (or a state-level organization), it gains access to education, resources, and a network of other pest control experts with whom to compare treatment methods. This can offer extra peace of mind that a company follows industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

The amount of time that a pest control company has been in business can give you some insight into its experience dealing with the pests that live in Washington. Online reviews or the company's website itself can also enlighten you about whether it has the skills and experience necessary to deal with your particular pests. If you can't find the information you need online, contacting the company directly is an easy way to learn about its areas of expertise.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

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

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

    You can look into 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

Safety is an important consideration when deciding on a pest control professional, and you might prefer a provider who uses more natural, environmentally friendly pest control services.

  • Safety

    You will want to understand the precautions for the pesticides being used in your home, for the sake of you, your family, and your pets. Your pest control technician should provide information about all pesticides they will be using, whether they are low toxicity or non-toxic, and (if not) what safety measures will be used. All pesticides (except minimum-risk ones) must be registered with the EPA.

  • 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. Identify the source of the pest problem and determine if immediate action is required.
    2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
    3. Use a combination of mechanical, cultural, biological, and physical controls to manage the pest problem.
    4. Employ chemical controls only when absolutely necessary, and always in combination with other controls for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Assess the outcome and provide additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Washington

Not all pests are equally common around Washington. Some species that you should keep an eye out for are these:

  • Flies: You might see flies around sinks or in places where food is kept. Flies might get into your house in Washington throughout the year, but they're particularly common when the weather gets warmer.
  • Spiders: These pests prefer moist, dark places and are commonly found in basements or attics.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations can be very hard to quash, so we strongly recommend calling a local exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs are found throughout New Jersey, and can infest not only your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even your wallpaper.
  • Mice: Telltale signs of mouse activity include chewed wires and droppings around your home. Mice tend to frequent attics or places where you keep food.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Washington

What causes pest infestations?

Pest infestations happen when pests enter your house looking for something, typically food, water, or shelter. Pests may be looking to eat food or trash that is sitting out. Some could also be drawn by standing water collecting outside (from rain collecting in a particular spot) or inside (from leaky pipes). They might also enter your home looking for shelter. They can get in through weak spots such as broken screens or foundation cracks.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

One way to prevent pest infestations is seal off possible 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, reduce standing water in and around your house. Work to reduce places where water collects outside, and repair leaks inside.

When should I hire an exterminator?

When you notice signs of pest activity in your Washington home—which could include nests, droppings, signs of damage, or the pests themselves—you should reach out to an exterminator. If you've had seasonal or recurrent infestations, we recommend getting in touch with a local pest control company to set up annual pest management services.

What do I need to do before pest control services?

We strongly suggest that you ask your pest professional if they want you to clean around your home. This can help them find, identify, and treat all pests present. However, some technicians may want to see your home as-is.

If you are asked to clean, make sure paper goods and trash are cleared out of affected areas, as some pests like to hide in these items. Also be sure to put all food away so that it does not become contaminated with pesticides. Also remove any plants in the area to avoid contamination with chemicals. Finally, if needed, block off areas that you expect will be treated so that children and pets do not enter until it is safe. If you're undergoing a more intensive process like fumigation, be sure to closely follow the instructions of your pest professional.

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