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Pests like bed bugs and rats can be a nuisance in any Santa Fe home. If you're dealing with an infestation, a licensed exterminator can help you contain it before pests damage your health and home.

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

Best Overall
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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
Best for Urgent Service
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4.8/5

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

  • 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 Santa Fe

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

4.4/5

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

Based on 336 reviews


3816 Academy Pkwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

(321) 253-6814

www.terminix.com/exterminators/nm/alb...
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Top Rated

Orkin

5/5

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

Based on 1564 reviews


3220 Candelaria Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107

(575) 518-7016

www.orkin.com/locations/new-mexico-nm...
Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control Logo

Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control

4.7/5

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

Based on 261 reviews


6640 Cerrillos Rd Unit F\u0026G, Santa Fe, NM 87507

(505) 989-5047

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Bugman Pest Control, Inc. Logo

Bugman Pest Control, Inc.

4.5/5

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

Based on 51 reviews


2873 Trades West Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507

(505) 455-3832

www.bugmannm.com
Inagrated Pest Management Logo

Inagrated Pest Management

4.6/5

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

Based on 79 reviews


826 El Llano Rd, Española, NM 87532

(505) 747-7378

www.inagrated.com
CTL Pest Solutions Logo

CTL Pest Solutions

4.7/5

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

Based on 17 reviews


2980 Wilder Loop Northeast, Rio Rancho, NM 87144

(505) 417-8565

ctlpestsolutions.com

The Bug Guy

4.7/5

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

Based on 156 reviews


5408 Thomas Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111

(505) 917-8463

www.thebugguynm.com
iBugGuy Organic Pest Control Solutions Logo

iBugGuy Organic Pest Control Solutions

4.5/5

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

Based on 24 reviews


412 Frontage Rd NE Ste A, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

(505) 850-6550

www.ibugguyorganic.com
Preventive Pest Control - Albuquerque Logo

Preventive Pest Control - Albuquerque

5/5

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

Based on 1006 reviews


5130 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107

(505) 792-8380

www.preventivepestcontrol.com/locatio...
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A-Extreme Services Green Pest Management

4.7/5

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

Based on 261 reviews


7100 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

(505) 922-0066

albuquerquepestcontrolaes.com

Facts about Santa Fe

  • Average Max Temperature:
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  • Average Min Temperature:
    43°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    67%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    20.7”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    1.27”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $247

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When picking a pest control company, you want to be sure to find the right one for you. You might consider a company's qualifications, treatment methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and service prices.

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) sets the minimum standards of competency for pesticide applicators, licensure is taken care of at the state level. All pesticide applicators (and those who supervise them) in New Mexico should be licensed by all the necessary state regulatory agencies.

Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

One optional certification that could be worth looking for is the GreenPro Service Certification. To earn this certification, a pest control company needs to both show that its practices are more environmentally friendly and maintain certain technician training standards. Companies can also earn other certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations to further support their work.

Pest control companies can also belong to certain professional organizations. Companies can be members of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), or state-level organizations. NPMA membership provides companies with access to education, resources, and a network of other pest control companies. While not mandatory, membership in professional organizations helps back up a company's reputability.

Professional Experience and Specialties

Looking at how long a pest control company has been in business can help determine how much experience it has dealing with various pests in Santa Fe. You can also explore its website or look through customer reviews to decide whether it has the right kind of experience handling the type of pests you are looking to get rid of. If this information is not available online, getting in touch with a company representative is a good way to learn more.

Reviews and Recommendations

You can look for reviews and recommendations on local review sites or social media, view a company's Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating, or check its licensure status through the New Mexico licensing board.

Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

You can think about whether a specific company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), and what sort of guarantees it provides. Often, a company will guarantee that if its treatment doesn't resolve your pest problem, it will continue to come back until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Keeping yourself, your family and your pets safe is an important consideration when choosing a pest control provider. You may also prefer a provider that uses eco-friendly treatment methods.

Safety

You can ask your pest control expert if they are going to use low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides—if not, ask what precautionary measures they will take. Any pesticide that has been deemed above minimum risk should be registered with the EPA. Your pest technician should supply information about all of the pesticides that will be used in your home, as well as how safe they are around people and pets.

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. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and determine whether immediate action is needed.
  2. Decide on the safest course of action.
  3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of biological, cultural, physical, and mechanical controls.
  4. Employ chemical controls only when absolutely necessary, and always with other techniques for effective long-term pest management.
  5. Assess the outcome and implement additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Santa Fe

Certain pests are more common than others. In Santa Fe, common pests to be wary of include the following:

  • Wasps: Wasps are often found in places like garages, roof overhangs, attics, and sheds. They are often difficult to eliminate, and have painful stings. Your local pest professional can remove wasp nests from your property safely.
  • Ticks: A tick infestation can be dangerous because they can bring diseases like Lyme into your home. You are likely at increased risk of a tick infestation if your home is near a body of water, a forest, or an area of dense vegetation.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs can be found throughout New Mexico and can cause major problems if left untreated. Because bed bug infestations are difficult to get rid of, we recommend hiring a professional exterminator as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest bedsheets, wallpaper, furniture, and more.
  • Mice: If you have a mouse infestation, you may notice droppings or things like chewed wires. Frequently, mice are found in places where food is kept or in attics.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in Santa Fe

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