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

Binghamton is a densely-populated place, so pest infestations start and spread quickly. Whether you're dealing with bed bugs or mice, you want an innovative and proactive exterminator by your side to stop nuisance critters before they can take hold.

Our guide to the top pest control companies in Binghamton can help you choose the right team to handle any pest problem, big or small.

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  • Over a century of experience
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Best 5 Binghamton Pest Control Companies

The Bug Killer Logo

The Bug Killer

4.4/5
Based on 17 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Green Pest ControlSpidersCockroachesFliesTermitesGeneral Pest ControlFleasWaspsSilverfishBed BugsAntsBeesTicks

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Free inspections
99 Robinson St, Binghamton, NY 607-724-3333 thebugkiller.net
Big R & J Exterminating Logo

Big R & J Exterminating

4.4/5
Based on 42 customer reviews.

Services Offered

TicksGeneral Pest ControlMosquitos

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Positive customer service reviews
2 Cushman Blvd, Binghamton, NY 607-771-8855 bigrandjexterminating.com
S.W.A.T. Stings Wings And Things LLC Logo

S.W.A.T. Stings Wings And Things

4.3/5
Based on 30 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WildlifeGeneral Pest ControlPreventionBed Bugs

Highlights

    277 Woodside Ave, Binghamton, NY 607-725-6699 stingswingsandthings.com
    Sweeney's Pest Elimination Logo

    Sweeney's Pest Elimination

    4.5/5
    Based on 159 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    WaspsBeesSpidersGeneral Pest ControlBed BugsCockroachesMice

    Highlights

    • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
    • Helpful homeowner content on its website
    • Transparent pricing
    210 S Main St, Homer, NY 607-749-8455 sweeneyspest.com

    More Local Pest Control Companies

    Forbes Pest Control, LLC

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    433 Whitmore Ave
    Mayfield, PA 18433

    PestPractice

    User Reviews: 4.3/5 

    620 S Blakely St Suite 101
    Dunmore, PA 18510

    Desperate Landscapes and Lawn Care

    User Reviews: 4.3/5 

    114 North Blakely Street Box 657
    Dunmore, PA 18512

    Procor Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    897 Wyoming Ave
    Wyoming, PA 18644

    Laid to Rest Pest Control Services, Inc.

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    795 North St
    Luzerne, PA 18709

    Pest Master Services-Luzerne County

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    93 Loomis St
    Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

    Valley Pest Control Management Inc.

    User Reviews: 4.4/5 

    46 N River St
    Plains, PA 18705

    Critter Ridders

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    6315 S Salina St
    Nedrow, NY 13120

    Custom Pest Control - Yates County NY

    User Reviews: 4.4/5 

    45 Bigelow Ave
    Dundee, NY 14837

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    Average Max Temp:54°F
    Average Min Temp:38°F
    Average Daily Sunlight:49%
    Average Annual Snowfall:71.5"
    Average Monthly Precipitation:3.43"
    Average Monthly Pest Visit:$241

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    How To Choose a Pest Control Company

    There are a number of factors you can take into consideration when choosing the best pest control solutionfor you. The qualifications of and treatment methods used by a company are important to consider, as well as its years of experience and what other customers have said. Of course, you also want to think about cost.

    Below, we dive into detail on each of these factors.

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

      The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum standards of competency for pesticide applicators, but licensure is overseen at the state level. All pesticide applicators and their supervisors in New York must 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 back up its standards and methods. One particular certification is the GreenPro Service Certification, which is granted to any company that can demonstrate that its methods are more environmentally friendly. Companies that receive this certification also need to maintain certain employee training standards.

      Pest control companies can also join certain professional organizations. Membership in organizations like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations is not mandatory, but helps show that a company is reputable. When a pest control company joins the NPMA, it gains access to education, resources, and a network of other professionals with whom to discuss practices and methods.

    Professional Experience and Specialties

    The number of years that a pest control company has been in business can give you some insight into its experience dealing with the pests that live in Binghamton. Online reviews or the company's website itself can also help you figure out whether it has the experience needed to deal with your particular pests. If the answers to your questions aren't available online, speaking with a representative is an easy way to learn about the company's areas of expertise.

    • Reviews and Recommendations

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

    • Cost of Services and Guarantees

      Cost is often a deciding factor when picking a pest control company. Cost may be determined by the size of your house, your location, the type of pest being treated, and other factors.

      A pest control company may offer a free on-site estimate to help you determine if it fits into your budget. You can also look at whether it offers a guarantee of satisfaction.

    Safety and Treatment Methods

    Your choice of pest control company might be influenced by how environmentally friendly a provider's pest control management solutionsare, as well as how safe its methods are around your family and pets.

    • Safety

      All pesticides used by your company (except those that are classified as minimum-risk) are required to be registered with the EPA. Your pest control technician should be able to provide you with information on all the pesticides that they will be using. They should be able to tell you whether these chemicals are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what safety precautions they plan to take.

    • Treatment Methods

      Many pest control companies have started making the switch to using more natural and greener treatment methods before (or in place of) harsh chemical pesticides. Some utilize a program called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The steps of IPM are as follows:

      1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and determine whether immediate action is required.
      2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
      3. Use a combination of physical, biological, mechanical, and cultural controls to manage the pest problem.
      4. Use chemical controls only when required, and always in combination with other techniques for effective long-term pest management.
      5. Observe the results and implement additional pest control solutions as needed.

    Common Household Pests in Binghamton

    Some pests are seen more commonly in Binghamton, and these pests are the ones to keep watch for. Some of these include the following:

    • Ticks: If your house is near a forest or area with dense vegetation, or near a body of water, you might be at greater risk of a tick infestation. Ticks can spread Lyme or other diseases to you or your pets.
    • Ants: Ants are common in just about every part of New York. Large carpenter ants can be an even bigger problem than normal soil ants, as they can cause structural damage to your home.
    • Bed bugs: Bed bugs can be found throughout New York and can cause big problems if left untreated. Because bed bug infestations can be tricky to get rid of, we recommend getting professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. These pests can infest furniture, wallpaper, bedsheets, 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.
    • Spiders: Spiders usually prefer dark and moist places and are often found in basements or attics.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Binghamton

    What causes pest infestations?

    Pests enter your home looking for one of three things: food, water, or shelter. Some pests will opportunistically enter your home via a foundation crack or broken screen. Some are attracted to food, either actual food left out or trash sitting out in the open. Others are searching for water, either standing water on your property or puddles inside from things like leaky pipes.

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

    There are several 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.

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

    How often do I need to hire someone to do pest control?

    Typically, it's recommended that you get your home treated for pests around once a year, more often if you have an active infestation. Your pest professional will ultimately be the best person to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

    Do I need to clean my house after pest control services?

    Whether you need to clean your home after pest control services will vary depending on what treatments are used. Be sure to ask your pest control technician while they are at your home. Generally, you will be able to vacuum, dust, and wipe down certain surfaces, although you should avoid wiping away chemical barriers or touching any traps unless you have been explicitly told to do so. You may notice a lingering smell after the application of some pesticides.

    After pest control, it is important to continue to keep your home clean to discourage pests from returning.

    Can pests come out after spraying for them?

    It's not uncommon to feel like you're seeing more pests in the first few days or weeks after pest control treatment. Pest control tends to flush pests from their hiding places, thereby making them more visible; you might also find more dead pests around your house. If this uptick in pests sightings doesn't begin to decrease after a week or two, contact your Binghamton pest professional. Another treatment may be necessary.

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