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Best 5 Pest Control Companies in Las Cruces, NM

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

Pests such as centipedes and crickets can be a year-round nuisance in Las Cruces' warmer weather. A licensed local exterminator can help you control infestations to minimize damage to your health and home.

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

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5.0
  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
  • Nearly 100 years in business
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4.8
  • Over a century of experience
  • Same-day service if you call before noon local time
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Best 5 Las Cruces Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,034 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Wasps Bed Bugs Flies Cockroaches Wildlife Termites Ticks Fleas Prevention General Pest Control Spiders Baiting Ants Mosquitos Fumigation Mice

Highlights

  • Commitment to customer education
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Transparent pricing
6962 Gtwy Blvd E, El Paso, TX 915-702-7944 orkin.com Read More: Orkin Review
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Bug Out

4.7/5
Based on 229 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Mosquitos Ticks Beetles Cockroaches General Pest Control Wildlife Spiders Prevention Ants Fleas Flies Wasps Bees Termites Bed Bugs Mice Moths

Highlights

  • Commitment to customer education
  • Free inspections
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
400 S Compress Rd, Las Cruces, NM 575-567-2632 texas.bugoutservice.com
Desert Oasis Pest Control & Prevention Logo

Desert Oasis Pest Control & Prevention

4.6/5
Based on 126 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Termites Spiders Cockroaches Ants General Pest Control Bees Green Pest Control Bed Bugs

Highlights

  • Commitment to customer education
  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Free inspection policy
1928 Defiance Rd, Las Cruces, NM 575-621-1643 desertoasispc.com
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Wild West Pest Control

4.6/5
Based on 16 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Green Pest Control Baiting Mice Prevention Termites General Pest Control

Highlights

  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • No-cost inspections
  • Lack of hidden fees
804 Spruce Ave, Las Cruces, NM 575-650-7849 pestcontrolinlascrucesnm.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Bugyman Exterminators

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

409 N Archuleta Rd
Las Cruces, NM 88005

Preventive Pest Control - Las Cruces

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

1136 Hermosillo Dr
Las Cruces, NM 88005

Apex Pest Control LLC

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

7410 Camino Del Sol Dr
El Paso, TX 79911

Bob's Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

3604 Gemini St
El Paso, TX 79904

Pest Defense Solutions

User Reviews: 5/5 

6425 Boeing Dr Ste D8
El Paso, TX 79925

Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control

User Reviews: 4.9/5 

6621 Montana Ave
El Paso, TX 79925

Delta Pest Control & Lawn Service

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

7300 Diana Dr
El Paso, TX 79904

Integrity Pest and Termite

User Reviews: 5/5 

9611 Acer Ave Building A, Suite 100
El Paso, TX 79925

Hirby Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

3023 Pershing Dr
El Paso, TX 79903

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Facts about Las Cruces
Average Max Temp: 73°F
Average Min Temp: 54°F
Average Daily Sunlight: 71%
Average Annual Snowfall: 1.1"
Average Monthly Precipitation: 1.03"
Average Monthly Pest Visit: $209

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

Hiring the right company for you is the most important step in the pest control process. You may consider a company's qualifications, treatment methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and price of services.

Below, we dive into detail on 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 standards of competency for pesticide application, licensure is handled at the state level. All pesticide applicators (and their supervisors) in New Mexico need to be licensed by all the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    One 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 environmentally friendly and uphold certain training standards for its technicians. Companies can also obtain other certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro to further back up their work.

    Pest control companies can also belong to professional organizations. Companies can belong to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), or state-level organizations. Membership in the NPMA gives companies access to education, resources, and a network of other pest professionals. While not mandatory, membership in professional organizations helps demonstrate a company's reputability.

Professional Experience and Specialties

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

  • Reviews and Recommendations

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

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

    You can learn whether a company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), as well as what type of guarantees it has. Often, a company will guarantee that if it does not take care of your pest problem, it will keep coming back until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Keeping yourself, your family and your pets safe is an important concern when picking a pest control provider. You may also prefer a provider that employs environmentally friendly practices.

  • Safety

    Ask your pest control provider if they plan to use low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides, and if not, ask what precautionary measures they plan to use. Any pesticide that has been deemed above minimum risk should be registered with the EPA. Your pest technician should be able to supply information about all pesticides that will be used in your home, in addition to how safe they are around people and pets.

  • Treatment Methods

    Nowadays, many companies are exploring greener and cleaner pest management that can be implemented before (or instead of) chemical pesticides. Many are following 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 needed.
    2. Decide on the safest course of action.
    3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of physical, cultural, biological, and mechanical controls.
    4. Use chemical controls only if needed, and always in combination with other solutions for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Evaluate outcomes and implement additional pest control as needed.


Common Household Pests in Las Cruces

Not all pests are equally common around Las Cruces. Some species that you should be on the lookout for are these:

  • Ants: Ants are common in basically all of New Mexico. Large carpenter ants can be even more of a problem than normal soil ants, because they can cause structural damage to your home.
  • Cockroaches: It's important to quickly stop a cockroach infestation, as they can bring in diseases like salmonella. Cockroaches can be found in many places throughout New Mexico, and they prefer wetter areas.
  • Bees: Bees around your home can be a nuisance, particularly if someone in your household has an allergy. Your pest control technician can help eliminate bees, and some may even have the resources to safely relocate hives.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs can be found throughout New Mexico and can lead to big problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs can be difficult to get rid of, we recommend getting professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest wallpaper, bedsheets, furniture, and more.
  • Mice: If you have a mouse infestation, you might notice droppings around your house, or things like chewed wires. You can often find mice in attics or in places where food is stored.
  • Spiders: These pests prefer damp and dark places and are commonly found in attics.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Las Cruces

What are some causes of pest infestations?

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

What are some steps I can take to prevent pest infestations?

There are a number of steps you can take to help prevent pest infestations. First, avoid leaving food out. Keep your food stored in sealed containers, and don't leave trash sitting around.

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

How do I know when to hire an exterminator?

Any time you notice signs of pest activity in your Las Cruces home—things like nests, droppings, signs of damage, or the pests themselves—you should contact your local pest professional. If your home has had recurrent or seasonal pest infestations, we recommend getting in touch with a local pest control company to set up annual pest management services.

Why is preventive pest control important?

Preventive pest control is important for stopping pest problems before they begin. Your local pest control technician understand the behaviors of pests in your part of Las Cruces, including how they make their way into your home and at what times of the year they are most active. Your technician can make changes and implement barriers to keep pests out of your house, saving you time and money that you might otherwise spend on future pest control visits—and on the damage and illness caused by pests.

Is pest control safe around my pets?

Generally, it's a smart idea to keep pets away from treated areas during and for some time after application. Some pest control chemicals are non-toxic or have low toxicity, but as a general rule they should not be ingested by pets. Your pest control professional will tell you how far to keep your pets out of treated areas, and for how long.

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