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

When Brentwood's rainy months start, residents must prepare for battle against major pests such as silverfish and mosquitos. Licensed and experienced exterminators can help you control infestations and prevent them from recurring.

No matter the type of infestation you're facing, our guide to the top pest control companies in Brentwood can help you find the right pros to stop it.

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 Brentwood Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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4.7/5
Based on 2,800 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WildlifeGeneral Pest ControlFliesAntsBed BugsBaitingFumigationWaspsSilverfishMiceBeetlesBeesPreventionCockroachesTermitesTicksMosquitosSpiders

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Commitment to customer education
75 Nassau Terminal Rd, New Hyde Park, NY 917-717-7159 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Alternative Earthcare

5/5
Based on 1,001 customer reviews.

Services Offered

TicksAntsGreen Pest ControlWildlifeMosquitosMothsFleasGeneral Pest ControlEthical Pest Control

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Punctuality
  • Free inspections
240 S Fehr Way, Bay Shore, NY 631-940-9050 alternativeearthcare.com
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Fox Pest Control - Long Island

5/5
Based on 2,197 customer reviews.

Services Offered

SpidersCockroachesBeetlesBeesAntsPreventionBed BugsMosquitosSilverfishGeneral Pest ControlFleasTicksWaspsMiceTermites

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
66 S 2nd St Unit D, Bay Shore, NY 631-206-5787 fox-pest.com
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proof. Pest Control

5/5
Based on 684 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Bed BugsGeneral Pest ControlMiceCockroachesFleasSpidersTicksGarden ProtectionTermitesAntsGreen Pest ControlMosquitos

Highlights

  • Commitment to customer education
  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Transparent pricing
1016 Grand Blvd Unit 1, Deer Park, NY 631-935-0450 proofpest.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Mosquito Joe of South Shore Long Island NY

User Reviews: 5/5 

80 W Industry Ct
Deer Park, NY 11729

Suburban Exterminating

User Reviews: 5/5 

879 W Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY 11787

Aptive Environmental

User Reviews: 4.8/5 

100 E Jefryn Blvd Q
Deer Park, NY 11729

Arrow Exterminating Company, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

1512 Sunrise Hwy South Service Rd
Bay Shore, NY 11706

National Pest Experts

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

24 Larkfield Rd STE 2B
East Northport, NY 11731

ALM Exterminating

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

5 Vause St
Northport, NY 11768

Regal Exterminators

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

200 Smithtown Blvd
Nesconset, NY 11767

General Exterminating

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

311 Bristol Ct
Holbrook, NY 11741

JP McHale Pest Management

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

30 Pond Rd
Oakdale, NY 11769

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Facts about Brentwood
Average Max Temp:55°F
Average Min Temp:49°F
Average Daily Sunlight:58%
Average Annual Snowfall:27.4"
Average Monthly Precipitation:3.90"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$237

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

There are several things you can weigh when choosing the best pest control company for you. In addition to a company's qualifications and treatment methods, you may also consider how long it has been in business and what the reviews are like. Last but not least, you'll likely want to consider the cost of services.

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 those that supervise them must be certified at the state level. The EPA does set minimum standards of competency, but all pesticide applicators in New York should 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 a company to 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. These are not required, but can help show that a company is reputable.

    A pest control company can also be a member of certain professional organizations. Holding membership in organizations like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations is not required, but helps verify a company's reputability. Membership in the NPMA gives companies access to education, resources, and a network of professionals with whom to discuss practices and methods.

Professional Experience and Specialties

Typically, a company displays information like its years of experience and specialities on its website. Online reviews can also inform you as to whether a company has experience dealing with a particular pest in your area. If you can't get the information you need online, you can call the company directly to get the answers to your questions.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can view a company's rating on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), look for reviews on local review sites or social media, 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 type of pest being treated, the size of your house, your location, and other factors.

    Certain pest control companies offer a free on-site estimate to help you match services to your budget. You can also look at whether it offers a guarantee of satisfaction.

Safety and Treatment Methods

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

  • Safety

    All pesticides (except those that are determined to be of minimal risk) need to be registered with the EPA. Your pest control provider should supply information on all the pesticides that they plan to use. They should be able to tell you whether these chemicals are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what safety precautions will be in place.

  • Treatment Methods

    You can ask if your technician will start with more natural and lower-toxicity options before trying harsher chemicals.

    Many companies are using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to treat pest infestations with minimal personal or environmental risk. The steps of IPM are as follows:

    1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and assess whether immediate action is needed.
    2. Decide on the safest course of action.
    3. Use a combination of mechanical, physical, biological, and cultural controls to manage the pest problem.
    4. Employ chemical controls only if needed, and always with other techniques for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Observe the results and continue with additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Brentwood

Some pests are more prevalent in Brentwood, and these pests are the ones you should keep watch for. Some of these include the following:

  • Ants: Ants can be found in just about every part of New York. Large carpenter ants can be an even bigger problem than regular soil ants, as they can cause structural damage to your house.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations are often very hard to eliminate, so we recommend calling a professional as soon as possible. Bed bugs are found throughout New York, and can infest not only your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even wallpaper.
  • 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 Brentwood

What causes pest infestations?

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

How can I prevent pest infestations?

One method for preventing pest infestations is to seal off potential entrances into your house. This includes things like cracks in your foundation or siding. Also try to avoid leaving food out for pests. This includes keeping food in sealed containers as well as not leaving trash out. Third, eliminate standing water in and around your home. Find ways to reduce places where water collects outside, and repair leaks inside.

When should I hire an exterminator?

You should consider hiring an exterminator any time you notice signs of pest activity in your Brentwood home. You might see droppings, nests, damage caused by pests, or even the pests themselves. If your home has seasonal or recurrent pest infestations, we recommend setting up yearly preventive pest management.

Why is preventive pest control important?

If you get pests in your home, you might find yourself spending a good deal of time and money ridding yourself of them, and potentially recovering from illness or damages they caused. Preventive pest control can help stop things like this from happening.

What should I do before pest control services?

Before a pest professional comes to your home, check and see if they want you to clean around your house, including in areas where you've noticed pests. Some pest professionals may prefer to see your house as-is.

If you are asked to clean, focus on making sure all trash and paper goods are out of the affected areas (as pests like to hide in these items), and that you store food securely so that it does not get contaminated by pesticides. You might also want to remove plants from the affected areas. Additionally, block off areas to be treated to keep children and pets away until it is safe. If you need a more intensive type of pest control like fumigation, follow your pest professional's instructions closely.

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