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

East Meadow is a large 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.

Below, find our list of the best pest control companies in East Meadow, who can help you tackle any kind of pest problem.

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 East Meadow Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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4.7/5
Based on 2,800 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Baiting Beetles General Pest Control Mice Termites Flies Bees Silverfish Mosquitos Cockroaches Spiders Bed Bugs Wildlife Prevention Fumigation Ants Ticks Wasps

Highlights

  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Free inspections
  • Transparent pricing
75 Nassau Terminal Rd, New Hyde Park, NY 917-717-7159 orkin.com Read More: Orkin Review
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A&C Pest Management

5/5
Based on 435 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Ants Bed Bugs Garden Protection General Pest Control Green Pest Control Bees Mice Wasps Termites Prevention Mosquitos

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Free inspection policy
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
392 E Meadow Ave, East Meadow, NY 516-683-8376 acpest.com
Knockout Pest Control Logo

Knockout Pest Control

5/5
Based on 1,194 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Wasps Flies Beetles Fleas Ants Wildlife Bed Bugs General Pest Control Cockroaches Bees Green Pest Control Silverfish Mice Spiders Ticks Termites

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
1009 Front St, Uniondale, NY 800-244-7378 knockoutpest.com
EcoShield Pest Solutions Logo

EcoShield Pest Solutions

5/5
Based on 2,100 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Ants Cockroaches Wasps Ticks Garden Protection General Pest Control Spiders Green Pest Control Mice Bed Bugs Bees Mosquitos Prevention Termites Fleas

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Proactive approach to pest control
  • Commitment to customer education
1 Enterprise Pl # E, Hicksville, NY 631-274-7022 ecoshieldpest.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Parkway Pest Services

User Reviews: 5/5 

100 Jericho Turnpike
New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Mosquito Joe of North Shore Long Island NY

User Reviews: 5/5 

130 Newtown Rd
Plainview, NY 11803

gam exterminating

User Reviews: 5.0/5 

324 Clocks Blvd
Massapequa, NY 11758

Arrow Exterminating Company, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.9/5 

289 Broadway
Lynbrook, NY 11563

Select Exterminating

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

149 New Hyde Park Rd
Franklin Square, NY 11010

National Pest Experts

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

330 Conklin St
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Mosquito Rx

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

1965 Bellmore Ave
Bellmore, NY 11710

Mosquito Brothers

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

397 Duffy Ave Suite 104
Hicksville, NY 11801

Colony Pest Management. Inc.

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

90 Lakeville Rd Unit B
New Hyde Park, NY 11040

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Facts about East Meadow
Average Max Temp: 59°F
Average Min Temp: 46°F
Average Daily Sunlight: 59%
Average Annual Snowfall: 24.9"
Average Monthly Precipitation: 3.76"
Average Monthly Pest Visit: $240

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When hiring a pest control company, you want to be sure to find the right one for you. You may take into consideration a company's qualifications, methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and service prices.

Below, we explore the details of 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 competency standards for pesticide application, licensing is handled at the state level. All pesticide applicators (and their supervisors) in New York should be licensed by all the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    Pest control companies can optionally obtain certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations. These certifications can help you evaluate 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.

    A pest control company can also be a member of certain professional organizations. Pest control companies can obtain membership in state-level organizations in addition to national organizations such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). While not mandatory, membership in these organizations helps prove a company's reputability and gives it access to resources, education, and a network of professionals to compare best practices with.

Professional Experience and Specialties

Looking at a company's website can tell you how long it has been in business and what species of pests it specializes in exterminating. Online reviews can also give you some insight into a company's experience dealing with a specific pest. If you can't find this information online, you can try contacting the company directly.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can check a company's reputation using social media or local review sites as well as the Better Business Bureau (BBB). You can also check with New York's licensing board to verify the status of a company's license.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    Things like the size of your house, the type of pest being treated, your location, and other factors can all affect 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 has. Often, a company will guarantee that if it does not eliminate your pest problem, it will keep coming back until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

It's important to consider safety when choosing a pest control provider, and you might prefer a provider who employs more natural, environmentally friendly methods.

  • Safety

    You will want to understand the precautions for the pesticides being used in your home, for the sake of your family, your pets, and yourself. Your pest control technician should be capable of providing information about all pesticides they will be using, whether they are low toxicity or non-toxic, and (if not) what safety measures will be used. All pesticides (except minimum-risk ones) need to be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies are now exploring cleaner and greener pest management that can be implemented before (or in place of) chemical pesticides. Many are following the practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which goes as follows:

    1. Identify problem pests and determine whether immediate action is required.
    2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
    3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of physical, biological, mechanical, and cultural controls.
    4. Employ chemical controls only when absolutely necessary, 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 East Meadow

Some pests are more common than others. In East Meadow, common pests to be on the lookout for include the following:

  • Cockroaches: Cockroaches can be found throughout New York, although they prefer wetter areas. Cockroaches get into your house through small cracks, and they can sometimes spread diseases like salmonella.
  • Moths: If you're dealing with a moth infestation, you might start finding holes in your linens or clothing. Moths do best in warmer weather and are often found in dark places like closets.
  • Ants: Ants can be found in just about every part of New York. Large carpenter ants can be even more of a problem than normal soil ants, as they can cause structural damage to your house.
  • Spiders: These pests prefer moist, dark places and are often found in basements or attics.
  • Bed bugs: Infestations of bed bugs can be very difficult to get rid of, so we strongly recommend hiring an exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs can be found throughout New York, and can infest not only your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even your wallpaper.
  • Mice: If you have mice, you might notice droppings around your house, or things like chewed wires. You can often find mice in attics or in places where food is stored.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in East Meadow

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 broken screen or foundation crack. Some are drawn by 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 leaky pipes.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

There are several steps you can take to help prevent pest infestations. First, don't leave food out. Make sure food is stored in sealed containers, and avoid leaving trash sitting around.

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

How frequently should I hire someone to do pest control?

Typically, it's recommended that your house is treated for pests about once annually, more frequently if you have an active infestation. Your pest control professional will ultimately be the one best equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

Do I need to worry about my pets during the pest control process?

It's generally a good idea to keep your pets away from treated areas during and for some time following application. Some pest control chemicals are low or non-toxic, but generally they should not be ingested by animals. Your pest control technician will tell you how far to keep your pets out of treated areas, and for how long.

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