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

Many Rio Rancho homeowners are concerned about rat and bed bug infestations. Any pest can threaten both your health and property, but hiring a licensed local exterminator can give you peace of mind by stopping infestations and preventing future ones.

Our guide to the top pest control companies in Rio Rancho can help you find the right team to tackle any pest problem.

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Best 5 Rio Rancho Pest Control Companies

Orkin Logo


Based on 1,564 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Bed BugsMosquitosFliesWildlifeBeetlesSpidersPreventionCockroachesTicksBaitingGeneral Pest ControlTermitesFumigationAntsMiceWasps


  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • No-cost inspections
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
3220 Candelaria Rd Ne, Albuquerque, NM 575-518-7016 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control Logo

Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control

Based on 203 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MothsBeesBed BugsPreventionFliesGreen Pest ControlFleasAntsGeneral Pest ControlMiceSpidersGarden ProtectionWaspsCockroachesMosquitosSilverfishTermitesTicksBeetles


  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Free inspections
  • Lack of hidden fees
111 Rio Rancho Blvd Ne Suite 109, Rio Rancho, NM 505-892-5111 locations.trulynolen.com
CTL Pest Solutions Logo

CTL Pest Solutions

Based on 17 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WaspsMiceBed BugsAntsTermitesCockroachesSpidersGeneral Pest ControlPrevention


    2980 Wilder Loop Northeast, Rio Rancho, NM 505-417-8565 ctlpestsolutions.com
    Advantage Pest & Weed Control Logo

    Advantage Pest & Weed Control

    Based on 61 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    BeesSilverfishWaspsGeneral Pest ControlAntsSpidersTermitesTicksMosquitosBed BugsCockroachesMiceBeetles


      1380 Rio Rancho Blvd Se, Rio Rancho, NM 505-219-2994 pestadvantage.com

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      Pest Defense Solutions

      User Reviews: 4.7/5 

      3816 Academy Pkwy NE
      Albuquerque, NM 87109

      Preventive Pest Control - Albuquerque

      User Reviews: 5/5 

      5130 2nd St NW
      Albuquerque, NM 87107

      New Mexico Pest Control

      User Reviews: 4.7/5 

      3816 Academy Pkwy N NE
      Albuquerque, NM 87109

      iBugGuy Organic Pest Control Solutions

      User Reviews: 4.5/5 

      412 Frontage Rd NE Ste A
      Rio Rancho, NM 87124

      Eagle Eye Exterminating

      User Reviews: 4.5/5 

      5729 Paradise Blvd NW
      Albuquerque, NM 87114

      Lawn Doctor of Albuquerque

      User Reviews: 4.6/5 

      5224 2nd St NW Ste A
      Albuquerque, NM 87107

      Greenway Pest Solutions

      User Reviews: 4.9/5 

      109 Veranda Rd NW
      Albuquerque, NM 87107

      Bulwark Exterminating

      User Reviews: 4.8/5 

      228 Candelaria Rd NW
      Albuquerque, NM 87107

      A-Extreme Services Green Pest Management

      User Reviews: 4.7/5 

      7100 Osuna Rd NE
      Albuquerque, NM 87109

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      Facts about Rio Rancho
      Average Max Temp:64°F
      Average Min Temp:45°F
      Average Daily Sunlight:68%
      Average Annual Snowfall:8.3"
      Average Monthly Precipitation:1.15"
      Average Monthly Pest Visit:$216

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      How To Choose a Pest Control Company

      The first step is hiring the best pest control company for the job. The qualifications of and treatment methods used by a company are important to consider, as are its years of experience and what other customers have said. Of course, you also want to consider cost.

      Below, we discuss each of these factors in more detail.

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

        Per the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), all pesticide applicators and their supervisors need to be certified at the state level. The EPA sets minimum standards of competency, but all pesticide applicators in New Mexico need to be licensed through the proper state regulatory agencies.

      • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

        Pest control companies can earn the GreenPro Service Certification, which requires that a company show that its practices are more environmentally friendly and that its employees receive up-to-date training. QualityPro and similar trade organizations also offer additional certifications. While not required, these can help show that a company is reputable.

        Pest control companies can also hold membership in various professional organizations. Companies can obtain membership in the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), or state-level organizations. NPMA membership gives companies access to education, resources, and a network of other pest control companies. While not required, membership in professional organizations helps back up a company's reputability.

      Professional Experience and Specialties

      Browsing a company's website can tell you how long it has been in business and what type of pests it specializes in exterminating. Online reviews can also provide some insight into a company's experience dealing with specific pests. If you're unable to find this information online, you can try contacting the company directly.

      • Reviews and Recommendations

        You can verify a company's legitimacy 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 type of pest being treated, the size of your house, your location, and other factors can all influence the cost 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 offers. Often, a company will provide a guarantee that if it does not take care of your pest problem, it will continue treatment until it does.

      Safety and Treatment Methods

      Your preferences regarding safety for yourself, your children, your pets, and the environment can influence the provider and the treatment methods you choose.

      • Safety

        You want to ensure that you understand the precautions around pesticides used in your home, for the sake of your family, your pets, and yourself. Your pest control provider should be able to supply information about all pesticides they plan on using, whether they are low toxicity or non-toxic, and (if not) what safety measures they plan to take. All pesticides (except minimum-risk ones) should be registered with the EPA.

      • Treatment Methods

        Companies often start with more environmentally friendly options before using pesticides, following a framework called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). When using IPM, the following steps are taken:

        1. Identify problem pests and determine whether immediate action is required.
        2. Decide on the safest course of action.
        3. Use a combination of mechanical, cultural, biological, and physical controls to manage the pest problem.
        4. Use chemical controls only when required, and always along with other controls for effective long-term pest management.
        5. Assess the outcome and provide additional pest control as needed.

      Common Household Pests in Rio Rancho

      Certain pests are more common in Rio Rancho, and these pests are the ones to keep watch for. Some of these include the following:

      • Flies: You might spot flies around sinks or in places where food is kept. Flies can get into your house in Rio Rancho throughout the year, but they're particularly common during warmer months.
      • Ticks: Tick infestations can be dangerous because they can bring Lyme or other diseases into your home. You are likely at increased risk of a tick infestation if you live close to a body of water, a forest, or an area of dense vegetation.
      • Ants: Whether larger carpenter ants or smaller soils ants, these bugs can be found in most areas of New Mexico. Carpenter ants can pose a bigger problem than their smaller counterparts because they can do damage to your house.
      • Mice: Telltale signs of mouse activity include chewed wires and droppings around your house. Mice are commonly found in attics or in areas where you keep food.
      • Spiders: You may find spiders in your attic or other moist, dark places. Most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, but you still don't want an infestation of them in your home.

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      Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Rio Rancho

      What causes pest infestations?

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

      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, don't leave food out. Keep your food stored in sealed containers, and avoid leaving trash sitting around.

      Next, avoid having standing water in or around your house. Repair leaks indoors and eliminate places where standing water collects outdoors. Finally, seal off potential pest entrances into your house, including siding or foundation cracks.

      How often should I hire a pest control professional?

      It is generally recommended that you hire a pest control technician about once annually. If there is an active infestation, you will need pest control to come out more frequently. Ultimately, your pest professional will be the person best-equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

      What do I need to do before pest control services?

      We strongly suggest that you ask your pest technician if they want you to clean around your house. This can help them find, identify, and treat all pests present. However, some technicians may want to see your house 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 store any food away so that it does not become contaminated with pesticides. Remove any plants in the area to avoid contamination with chemicals. Finally, if necessary, block off expected treatment areas so that children and pets do not enter until it is safe. If you're undergoing a more intensive process like fumigation, make sure you closely follow your pest professional's instructions.

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