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

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

No matter what your concerns are, our guide to the best pest control companies in Colonie can help.

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 Colonie Pest Control Companies

Orkin Logo

Orkin

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4.8/5
Based on 735 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest ControlTermitesFliesPreventionMosquitosWildlifeBed BugsWaspsBaitingBeesFumigationMiceCockroachesGreen Pest ControlSpidersAnts

Highlights

  • Commitment to customer education
  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Free inspection policy
1580 Columbia Turnpike Bldg 2 Ste 2, Castleton-On-Hudson, NY 518-713-7009 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Absolute Pest Control

5/5
Based on 1,061 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest ControlWildlife

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Commitment to customer education
12 Wade Rd, Latham, NY 518-533-3632 absolutepest.com
Nature's Way Pest Control - Albany NY Logo

Nature's Way Pest Control - Albany NY

5/5
Based on 438 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MothsFleasGreen Pest ControlWildlifeMiceBeesSpidersFliesTermitesGeneral Pest ControlCockroachesWaspsBed BugsAntsMosquitosBeetlesPreventionTicks

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Free inspection policy
36 Vly Rd, Albany, NY 518-401-0022 natureswaypestcontrol.com
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Meerkat Pest Control

5/5
Based on 1,102 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WildlifeWaspsMosquitosBed BugsGreen Pest ControlTermitesMiceSpidersAntsCockroachesGeneral Pest ControlBeetles

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Free inspections
  • Positive customer service reviews
12 Petra Ln, Albany, NY 518-869-7378 meerkatpestcontrol.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Northeast Pest Control Inc

User Reviews: 5/5 

1160 Broadway
Menands, NY 12204

Family Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 5/5 

2568 Western Ave Suite #201
Guilderland, NY 12009

Thomas Pest Services

User Reviews: 5/5 

2015 Hamburg St
Schenectady, NY 12304

Fox Pest Control - Albany

User Reviews: 4.9/5 

431 New Karner Rd Suite #170
Albany, NY 12205

All Star Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

350 Northern Blvd STE324
Albany, NY 12204

Regan Pest Services

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

226 N Greenbush Rd
Troy, NY 12180

Able Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

51 Academy Rd
Albany, NY 12208

Accurate Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

1161 Curry Rd
Rotterdam, NY 12306

Advantage Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

56 Miracle Ln
Albany, NY 12205

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Facts about Colonie
Average Max Temp:54°F
Average Min Temp:39°F
Average Daily Sunlight:51%
Average Annual Snowfall:53.5"
Average Monthly Precipitation:3.52"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$249

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When hiring a pest control company, you want to make sure that you find the right one for you. In addition to a company's qualifications and pest extermination methods, you might also consider how long it has been in business and what the reviews are like. Finally, 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?

    According to 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 need to be licensed through the proper state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    Pest control companies can obtain optional certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro. These are not required, but can help you assess the quality of a company's products. For example, the GreenPro Service Certification recognizes comprehensive and effective pest control treatment that is safer for humans and the environment.

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

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can get some insight into a pest control company's level of experience by looking at how long it has been in operation. The company's website and local reviews can also clue you in as to whether a company has experience dealing with the specific species of pests that are afflicting your home. You can contact the company directly to learn this information if it is not available online.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can look up a company's rating on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), browse 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

    The cost of pest control can vary based on things like the type of pest being treated, your location, the size of your house, and other factors.

    When considering the cost of services, you should first look into whether a company provides free on-site estimates as part of its process. This can inform you whether the company fits into your budget. Also take into account a company's guarantees: If the problem is not fixed, or returns, does the company provide additional treatments until the issue is satisfactorily resolved?

Safety and Treatment Methods

Safety is an important consideration when selecting a pest control expert. You might also prefer a provider who employs more natural, eco-friendly pest control services.

  • Safety

    You want to ensure that you understand the precautions around pesticides used in your house, for the sake of you, your family, and your pets. Your pest control technician should be able to provide information about any pesticides they intend to use, whether they are low toxicity or non-toxic, and (if not) what safety measures will be used. All pesticides (except minimum-risk ones) should be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

    You can ask if your pest control expert will start with lower-toxicity, more natural options before trying harsher chemicals.

    Many companies now use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to reduce personal or environmental risk when treating pest infestations. The steps of IPM are as follows:

    1. Identify problem pests and determine if immediate action is needed.
    2. Determine the best and 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 with other methods for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Evaluate outcomes and implement additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Colonie

In Colonie, some species of pests are more common than others. This list includes the following:

  • Snakes: Snakes often enter homes in search of food, and once inside they tend to prefer cool, dark, and damp areas like basements. Although most species of snakes are harmless, you and your family should not take that risk.
  • Spiders: Spiders usually prefer dark and damp places and are often found in basements or attics.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations can be very difficult to get rid of, so we recommend calling a local exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs can be found throughout New York, and can infest not just your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even wallpaper.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Colonie

What causes pest infestations?

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

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

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

How often should I hire a pest control professional?

Generally, it's recommended that you get your home treated for pests about once annually, more frequently if there is an active infestation. Your pest control professional will ultimately be the best person to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

How long does pest control last?

Most pesticides last around 30 to 90 days after application. Rain can wash away outdoor chemicals, giving them a shorter lifespan than those applied indoors. Other factors that affect how long pesticide application lasts include what chemicals are used, the method of applying them, what pests are being targeted, and the extent of your pest problem.

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