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

Pests such as centipedes and silverfish invade homes to stay dry in Ossining's rainy months. Infestations can grow quickly, so you'll want a skilled exterminator to help contain them and prevent any others from starting.

No matter what your concerns are, our list of the best pest control companies in Ossining can help.

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Best 5 Ossining Pest Control Companies

Orkin Logo

Orkin

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4.9/5
Based on 1,108 customer reviews.

Services Offered

PreventionTermitesBaitingTicksFumigationMosquitosAntsBeesWaspsWildlifeCockroachesGeneral Pest ControlFliesSpidersBed BugsMice

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Free inspection policy
2 Westchester Plaza, Elmsford, NY 914-326-8001 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
Quality Pro Pest & Wildlife Services Logo

Quality Pro Pest & Wildlife Services

5/5
Based on 372 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest ControlSpidersBed BugsAntsCockroachesMiceTicksWildlifeEthical Pest Control

Highlights

  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • No-cost inspections
5 W Cross St Suite 5l, Hawthorne, NY 914-877-3006 qualitypropest.com
Bug Runner-Exterminating Co Logo

Bug Runner-Exterminating Co

5/5
Based on 324 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest ControlPreventionTermitesBeesMothsSpidersBed BugsMiceTicksCockroachesWaspsFleasMosquitosWildlifeAnts

Highlights

  • Proactive approach to pest control
  • No-cost inspections
  • Reliable exterminators
680 N Main St, Spring Valley, NY 845-352-1147 bugrunner.com
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Aptive Environmental

4.9/5
Based on 1,307 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Garden ProtectionPreventionTicksCockroachesSpidersMiceMosquitosAntsGeneral Pest Control

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    7 W Cross St #7e, Hawthorne, NY 914-825-5912 goaptive.com

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    Dependable Exterminating

    User Reviews: 4.8/5 

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    Stateline Pest Control Inc.

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    5 Renwood Ct
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    Ali’s Pest Services Inc.

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    1245 Park St #2b
    Peekskill, NY 10566

    Wrex Wildlife

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    341 Grand St
    Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520

    Top Level Pest Control Inc

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    20 N Central Ave Suite 201
    Hartsdale, NY 10530

    JP McHale Pest Management

    User Reviews: 4.4/5 

    241 Bleakley Ave
    Buchanan, NY 10511

    Eliminate 'Em Pest Control Services

    User Reviews: 4.8/5 

    777 Westchester Ave Ste 101
    White Plains, NY 10604

    Kapture Pest Control

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    48 Bi State Plaza #560
    Old Tappan, NJ 07675

    Suburban Pest Control

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    60 Runyon Ave
    Yonkers, NY 10710

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    Facts about Ossining
    Average Max Temp:58°F
    Average Min Temp:43°F
    Average Daily Sunlight:54%
    Average Annual Snowfall:35.5"
    Average Monthly Precipitation:4.19"
    Average Monthly Pest Visit:$249

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    How To Choose a Pest Control Company

    The first step is picking the best pest control professional for the job. Factors you may consider include licensing and qualifications, treatment methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and cost.

    Below, we discuss each of these factors in more detail.

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

      The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum competency standards for pesticide applicators, but licensure is taken care of at the state level. All pesticide applicators and their supervisors in New York must be licensed through the proper state regulatory agencies.

    • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

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

      There are several professional organizations in which pest control companies can hold membership. A pest control company can obtain membership in both state-level organizations and national organizations like 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

    You can get some insight into a company's level of pest management experience by seeing how long it has been in operation. The company's website and local reviews can also tell you whether a certain company has experience dealing with the specific species of pests that are afflicting your home. You can reach out to a representative directly to learn this information if you can't find it online.

    • Reviews and Recommendations

      You can verify a company's legitimacy 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 see the status of a company's license.

    • Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

      You can find out whether a company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget) and what sort of guarantees it offers. Often, a company will provide a guarantee that if it does not solve your pest problem, it will keep coming back until it does.

    Safety and Treatment Methods

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

    • Safety

      All pesticides (except those that pose only a minimum risk) need to be registered with the EPA. Your pest control technician should provide you with information on every pesticide they are using. They should inform you whether the pesticides are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what safety precautions they plan to take.

    • Treatment Methods

      Many companies have started making the switch to using more natural treatment methods before (or in place of) harsh chemical pesticides. Some employ a program called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The steps of IPM are as follows:

      1. Identify problem pests and determine if immediate action is required.
      2. Decide on the safest course of action.
      3. Use a combination of physical, biological, mechanical, and cultural controls to manage the pest problem.
      4. Use chemical controls only if needed, and always along with other techniques for effective long-term pest management.
      5. Evaluate outcomes and provide additional pest control as needed.

    Common Household Pests in Ossining

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

    • Wasps: Wasps are often hard to get rid of, especially while trying to avoid being stung. They are commonly found in areas like roof overhangs, garages, sheds, and attics.
    • Mice: If there are mice in your home, you might start noticing droppings around your house, or things like chewed wires. If your home has mice, they may be found in attics or in places where food is kept.
    • Bed bugs: Bed bugs are found throughout New York, and they can lead to big problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs are tricky to get rid of, we recommend having professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. These pests can infest bedsheets, wallpaper, furniture, and more.
    • Spiders: These pests prefer moist, dark places and are commonly found in basements or attics.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Ossining

    What causes pest infestations?

    Pest infestations occur when pests enter your house looking for something, usually food, water, or shelter. Pests may come looking for food or trash that is left 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 looking for shelter. They can get in through places like foundation cracks or broken screens.

    How can I prevent pest infestations?

    There are several things you can do to help prevent pest infestations. First, avoid leaving food out. Make sure food is stored in sealed containers, and avoid leaving trash sitting around.

    Next, avoid having standing water in or around your house. Fix leaks indoors and eliminate places where standing water collects outside. Finally, seal off potential pest entrances into your house, including foundation and siding cracks.

    When should I hire an exterminator?

    You should consider hiring a pest control professional any time you identify signs of pests in your Ossining home. This could include droppings, nests, pest damage, or even the pests themselves. If you get seasonal or recurrent pest infestations, we recommend setting up annual preventive pest management.

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

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

    How soon can I expect to see results from pest control?

    How soon you notice results from pest control will depend on the issue and treatment. If your pest technician takes measures like removing a wasp nest, you will see results almost immediately. For most pest control, however, you will likely need to wait anywhere from one to two days to up to six weeks for substantial results. Some pests might require your pest professional to make multiple visits to your house.

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