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

Below, find our guide to the best pest control companies in Manhattan, who can help you eliminate any pest problem.

Best Overall
Terminix logo
5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
  • Nearly 100 years in business
  • Service guarantees in 46 states
Best for Urgent Service
Orkin logo
4.8/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • Over a century of experience
  • Same-day service if you call before noon local time
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

10 Best Pest Control Companies in Manhattan

Brands are algorithmically curated from a database of local service providers near you. We require a minimum number of Google reviews and average ratings for provider inclusion.

Featured Partner
Terminix Logo
Top Rated

Terminix

4.8/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 428 reviews


114 McClean Ave, Staten Island, NY 10305

(516) 249-8642

www.terminix.com/exterminators/ny/sta...
Featured Partner
Orkin Logo
Top Rated

Orkin

4.9/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 2,229 reviews


95 Lackawanna Ave, Woodland Park, NJ 07424

(973) 339-4097

www.orkin.com/locations/new-jersey-nj...
OnGuard Pest Control Inc. Logo

OnGuard Pest Control Inc.

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 482 reviews


236 Vanderbilt Ave 1st floor, Brooklyn, NY 11205

(347) 948-9284

www.onguardpest.com
Rest Easy Pest Control Logo

Rest Easy Pest Control

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 359 reviews


457 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

(718) 942-5994

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A-List Exterminator

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 343 reviews


396 Jefferson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221

(718) 908-5933

www.alistexterminator.com
Broadway Pest Services Logo

Broadway Pest Services

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 334 reviews


782 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025

(888) 966-9069

www.broadwayexterminating.com
Bug Techs Pest Control Company Inc Logo

Bug Techs Pest Control Company Inc

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 351 reviews


133-16 Jamaica Ave, Richmond Hill, NY 11418

(718) 206-0696

bugtechs.com

Colony Pest Management, Inc

4.8/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 295 reviews


9301 Avenue L, Brooklyn, NY 11236

(718) 856-1400

www.colonypestnyc.com
Western Pest Services Logo

Western Pest Services

4.8/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 197 reviews


483 10th Ave Ste 100, New York, NY 10018

(844) 205-4306

www.westernpest.com/locations/new-yor...
24 Hour Pest Control NYC Logo

24 Hour Pest Control NYC

4.8/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 118 reviews


431 E 102nd St, New York, NY 10029

(646) 661-7415

247pestcontrolnyc.com

Best of the rest

Below are home warranty companies that provide decent coverage but fell short of top scores in our rating system. We recommend these only for specific coverage needs.

  • EZ Bed Bug Exterminator NYC

    4.7/ 5

    667 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10065

    (646) 760-5999

  • Alpha Bed Bug Exterminator NYC

    4.7/ 5

    590 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022

    (646) 679-5422

  • TARGET PEST MANAGEMENT

    4.7/ 5

    481 Manila Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

    (201) 282-0554

  • Lalo Exterminating / Pest Control Services

    4.7/ 5

    237 Webster Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307

    (201) 577-2750

Facts about Manhattan

  • Average Max Temperature:
    60°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    46°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    58%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    28.1”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    4.05”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $284

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

Hiring the best 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 dive into detail on each factor.

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

All pesticide applicators (and those who supervise them) need to be certified at the state level. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum standards of competency, but all pesticide applicators working in New York should be licensed via the necessary state regulatory agencies.

Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

Obtaining additional optional certifications can help prove that a pest control company is reputable. One example is the GreenPro Service Certification. To obtain this certification, a company must show that its methods are more eco-friendly and that its employee training is up to date. Other certifications can be obtained through trade organizations like QualityPro.

Pest control companies can also become members of professional organizations. Companies can obtain membership in the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), or state-level organizations. NPMA membership provides companies with access to resources, education, and a network of other pest control companies. While not mandatory, membership in professional organizations helps back up a company's reputability.

Professional Experience and Specialties

Browsing a pest control company's website can tell you how long it has been in operation and what species of pests it specializes in exterminating. Online reviews can also give you some insight into a company's experience dealing with specific pests. If you're unable to find this information online, you can try contacting the company directly.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

Cost is important when hiring a pest control company. Cost can be influenced by the type of pest being treated, your location, the size of your house, and other factors.

Many companies offer free on-site estimates as part of their process, to help you decide whether it fits into your budget. You can also ask whether a provider offers a satisfaction guarantee, meaning that it will continue to treat your pest problem until it is solved.

Safety and Treatment Methods

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

Safety

It's important to understand the precautions for the pesticides used around your house, for the sake of your family, your pets, and yourself. Your pest control technician should be able to supply information about the pesticides they plan to use, whether they are low toxicity or non-toxic, and (if not) what safety measures they have in place. All pesticides (except minimum-risk ones) should be registered with the EPA.

Treatment Methods

Many companies will start with more eco-friendly treatment methods before using harsh pesticides, using a technique called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). When using IPM, the following steps are taken:

  1. Identify problem pests and determine if immediate action is required.
  2. Determine the best and 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 when required, and always along 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 Manhattan

In Manhattan, there are some pests that are more common than others. This list of pests includes the following:

  • Ticks: A tick infestation can be dangerous because they might bring diseases like Lyme into your home. You are likely at increased risk of these infestations if your home is close to a body of water, a forest, or an area of dense vegetation.
  • Bees: Bees around your house can be a nuisance, particularly if someone in your household is allergic. Your local pest control company can help eliminate bees; some might even have the resources to safely relocate hives.
  • Spiders: You may find spiders in your attic or other dark, damp places. While most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, you don't want a spider infestation in your house.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs can be found throughout New York and can cause serious problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs are often difficult to get rid of, we recommend hiring a professional exterminator as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest bedsheets, wallpaper, furniture, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in Manhattan

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