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

Many Guilderland homeowners are concerned about wasp and bed bug infestations. Any pest can threaten both your health and property, but hiring a licensed local exterminator can give you peace of mind by stopping infestations and preventing future ones.

Our guide to the top pest control companies in Guilderland can help you find the right team to deal with any 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 Guilderland Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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4.8/5
Based on 735 customer reviews.

Services Offered

CockroachesWaspsSpidersTermitesPreventionAntsBaitingGreen Pest ControlBed BugsBeesMosquitosMiceWildlifeFliesGeneral Pest ControlFumigation

Highlights

  • Free inspection policy
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
1580 Columbia Turnpike Bldg 2 Ste 2, Castleton-On-Hudson, NY 518-713-7009 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Family Pest Solutions

5/5
Based on 342 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest ControlBed BugsFliesCockroachesTermitesPreventionGreen Pest ControlEthical Pest ControlMosquitosWildlifeBeetlesAntsMiceTicks

Highlights

  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Preventative pest control services
  • Lack of hidden fees
2568 Western Ave Suite #201, Guilderland, NY 518-280-9070 familypestsolutions.com
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Thomas Pest Services

5/5
Based on 1,824 customer reviews.

Services Offered

BeesBed BugsWildlifeWaspsTermitesMosquitosGreen Pest ControlGeneral Pest ControlAntsMiceTicks

Highlights

  • No-cost inspections
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Transparent pricing
2015 Hamburg St, Schenectady, NY 518-205-9494 thomaspestservices.com
Meerkat Pest Control Logo

Meerkat Pest Control

5/5
Based on 1,102 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest ControlAntsSpidersCockroachesWaspsMiceBeetlesMosquitosBed BugsTermitesWildlifeGreen Pest Control

Highlights

  • Commitment to customer education
  • Lack of hidden fees
  • No-cost inspections
12 Petra Ln, Albany, NY 518-869-7378 meerkatpestcontrol.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Nature's Way Pest Control - Albany NY

User Reviews: 5/5 

36 Vly Rd
Albany, NY 12205

Absolute Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

12 Wade Rd
Latham, NY 12110

Fox Pest Control - Albany

User Reviews: 4.9/5 

431 New Karner Rd Suite #170
Albany, NY 12205

Accurate Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

1161 Curry Rd
Rotterdam, NY 12306

Able Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

51 Academy Rd
Albany, NY 12208

Advantage Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

56 Miracle Ln
Albany, NY 12205

Northeast Pest Control Inc

User Reviews: 5/5 

1160 Broadway
Menands, NY 12204

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

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Facts about Guilderland
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

Hiring the right company for you is the most important step in the pest control process. You may take into consideration a company's qualifications, methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and service prices.

Below, we discuss each factor in more detail.

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

    All pesticide applicators, as well as those that supervise them, must be licensed via the appropriate New York regulatory agencies. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum standards of competency, but providing, maintaining, and revoking licensure is handled at the state level.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    One certification that pest control companies can earn is the GreenPro Service Certification, which requires that a company show that its practices are environmentally friendly and that its employee training is up to date. Trade organizations such as QualityPro offer additional certifications. These are not required, but can help show that a company is reputable.

    Pest control companies can also hold membership in various professional organizations. When a company becomes a member of an organization such as the National Pest Management Association(NPMA) (or a state-level organization), it receives access to resources, education, and a network of other pest control experts with whom to compare methods. This can offer added peace of mind that a company follows industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can get some insight into a pest control company's level of pest management experience by finding out how many years it has been in business. Local reviews and the company's own website can also clue you in as to whether a company has experience dealing with the specific species of pests invading your home. You can always reach out to a representative directly to learn this information if you can't find it online.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

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

    Things like your location, the type of pest being treated, the size of your house, and other factors can all affect the cost of pest control.

    You can look into whether a company provides free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), as well as what sort of guarantees it has. Often, a company will provide a guarantee that if it does not eliminate your pest problem, it will keep coming back until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

When it comes to choosing a pest control provider, you want to select one that will keep you, your family, and your pets safe. You'll likely also prefer a provider that is eco-friendly.

  • Safety

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

  • Treatment Methods

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

    1. Identify the source of the pest problem and determine if immediate action is needed.
    2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
    3. Use a combination of biological, cultural, mechanical, and physical controls to manage the pest problem.
    4. Employ chemical controls only if needed, and always with other solutions for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Evaluate outcomes and implement additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Guilderland

Certain pests are more common than others. In Guilderland, common pests to be watchful for include the following:

  • Cockroaches: It's important to quickly stop a cockroach infestation, as they can sometimes spread diseases like salmonella. Cockroaches can be found in many places throughout New York, and they prefer wetter areas.
  • Spiders: You may find spiders in your basement, attic, or other damp, dark areas. While most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, you don't want an infestation of them in your home.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations are often very hard to quash, so we strongly recommend calling a local exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs are found throughout New York, and can infest not just 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. Frequently, mice are found in attics or in places where food is kept.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Guilderland

What causes pest infestations?

Pest infestations happen when pests enter your house looking for something, normally food, water, or shelter. Pests might come looking for food or trash left sitting out. Some might also be drawn by standing water collecting outside (from rain collecting in a particular area) or inside (from leaky pipes). Pests might also come into your house simply looking for shelter. They can get in through places such as broken screens or foundation cracks.

What are some things I can do to prevent pest infestations?

There are certain steps you can take to help prevent pest infestations. First, don't leave food out. Keep your food stored in sealed containers, and don't leave trash sitting around.

Second, try not to have standing water in or around your house. Repair leaks inside and eliminate standing water sites outdoors. Finally, seal off potential pest entrances into your house, including foundation and siding cracks.

How frequently do I need to hire a pest control professional?

Generally, 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.

Can I clean my house after pest control services?

We recommend asking your pest control technician this question while they are in your home, as the answer can vary depending on what treatments are done. After application of pesticides, you may notice a lingering smell that should dissipate over time.

In most cases, dusting, vacuuming, and wiping down certain surfaces will be appropriate after pest control. However, make sure that you don't wipe away chemical barriers, and avoid touching any traps unless you are explicitly told to do so. After the pests are taken care of, continue to keep your home clean. Don't let trash pile up, take care of spills and leaks promptly, and so on. This will help keep pests from coming back.

Can pests come out after spraying for them?

You might feel like you're seeing more pests around your house in the days after pest control treatment. This can be due to living pests being flushed from their hiding places deep in your home, or you may be seeing more dead pests around. If pest activity hasn't decreased in a week or two following treatment, contact your Guilderland pest control professional to see if another treatment is required.

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