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

In any Penfield home, pests such as wasps and rats might be giving you a reason to worry. These nuisance critters can damage both health and houses, but licensed exterminators can help stop them in their tracks.

Our guide to the top pest control companies in Penfield can help you find the right team to tackle 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 Penfield Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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4.9/5
Based on 1,363 customer reviews.

Services Offered

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

Highlights

  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Free inspections
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
205 Summit Point Dr Ste 3b, Henrietta, NY 585-358-7014 orkin.com Read More: Orkin Review
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Fox Pest Control - Rochester

5/5
Based on 2,051 customer reviews.

Services Offered

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

Highlights

  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Free inspections
  • Transparent pricing
333 Metro Park Suite M-108, Rochester, NY 585-318-8874 fox-pest.com
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Quality Pest Solutions

4.6/5
Based on 22 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest Control Beetles Fleas Spiders Mice Bed Bugs Bees Ants Flies Moths Cockroaches

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Punctuality
1334 Ridge Rd, Ontario, NY 585-250-8347 qualitypestsolutions.com
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Lady Bugs All Pest Solutions

4.6/5
Based on 55 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest Control Termites Bed Bugs Wasps Mice Spiders

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Reviews praise customer service
  • No-cost inspections
39 Saginaw Dr, Rochester, NY 585-453-9748 ladybugsallpestsolutions.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Exodus Exterminating Inc.

User Reviews: 5/5 

440 Stone Rd
Rochester, NY 14616

BUGMAN Pest Elimination

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

147 Clay Rd
Rochester, NY 14623

Rochester Pest Pro

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

77 Commerce Dr Suite 5A
Rochester, NY 14623

Ultimate Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.2/5 

52 A Holworthy St
Rochester, NY 14606

Victor Pest Management

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

25 Salem Cir
Victor, NY 14564

Town & Country Pest Solutions inc

User Reviews: 5/5 

2018 Latta Rd
Rochester, NY 14612

Ehrlich Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

6300 Collett Rd Suite 6
Farmington, NY 14425

Target Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

6029 E Henrietta Rd
Rush, NY 14543

Fly Tech Extermination

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

4382 Congdon Rd
Williamson, NY 14589

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Facts about Penfield
Average Max Temp: 55°F
Average Min Temp: 41°F
Average Daily Sunlight: 54%
Average Annual Snowfall: 86.1"
Average Monthly Precipitation: 2.70"
Average Monthly Pest Visit: $240

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

There are several factors that you can weigh when selecting the best pest control company for you. You may consider a company's qualifications, treatment methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and cost of services.

Below, we discuss each factor in more detail.

  • 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, licensure is handled at the state level. All pesticide applicators (and their supervisors) in New York must be licensed by all the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

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

    Pest control companies can also belong to certain professional organizations. Membership in organizations like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations is not required, but helps verify a company's reputability. The NPMA gives companies access to resources, education, and a network of professionals with whom to discuss methods and practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can gain some insight into a company's level of experience by looking at how long it has been in business. Local reviews and the company's own website can also inform you whether a certain company has the experience needed to deal with the specific species of pests invading your home. You can contact a representative directly to learn this information if it is not available 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 the size of your house, your location, the type of pest being treated, and other factors can all affect the cost of pest control.

    You can find out whether a company provides free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget) and what type of guarantees it offers. Often, a company will guarantee that if it does not resolve your pest problem, it will continue treatment until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Your choice of pest control company might be affected by how environmentally friendly a company's practices are, in addition to how safe its methods are around your family and pets.

  • Safety

    Ask your pest control technician if the chemicals they're using are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what kind of precautionary measures they plan to take. Any pesticides that are not minimum-risk chemicals must be registered with the EPA. Your pest technician will be able to supply information about all of the pesticides that they plan to use.

  • Treatment Methods

    Companies often start with more environmentally friendly options before employing pesticides, using a technique called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). When using IPM, the following steps are taken:

    1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and determine if immediate action is required.
    2. Decide on the safest course of action.
    3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of biological, cultural, mechanical, and physical controls.
    4. Employ chemical controls only when required, and always in combination with other methods for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Assess the outcome and provide additional pest control as needed.


Common Household Pests in Penfield

Certain pests are more prevalent in Penfield, and these are the ones to keep an eye out for. Some of these include the following:

  • Bees: Your local pest control professional can help get rid of bees around your house (some even are able to safely relocate hives). You may be particularly concerned with having bees' nests removed if someone in your household is allergic.
  • Moths: If you've started finding holes in your linens or clothing, there's a chance that you have moths in your home. Moths prefer dark places like closets, and are more common in warmer places.
  • Cockroaches: It's important to take care of a cockroach infestation quickly, as they can sometimes spread diseases such as salmonella. Cockroaches are found throughout New York, and they prefer wetter areas.
  • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your basement, attic, or other damp, dark areas. Even though most species of spider are harmless to humans, you don't want an infestation of them in your home.
  • Mice: Some common signs of mouse activity include chewed wires and droppings around your house. Mice are commonly found in attics or in areas where food is stored.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Penfield

What causes pest infestations?

Pest infestations happen when pests enter your house looking for something, typically food, water, or shelter. Pests might seek out and eat food or trash left sitting out. Some may also be drawn by standing water collecting outside (from rain collecting in a particular spot) or inside (from leaky pipes). Pests may also enter your house simply looking for shelter. They can get in through places 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. These include things like cracks in your siding or foundation. Next, try to avoid leaving food out for pests. This includes keeping food in sealed containers as well as not leaving trash out. Lastly, get rid of standing water in and around your house. Try to reduce places where water can collect outside, and fix leaks inside.

When should I hire a pest control professional?

When you see signs of pest activity in your Penfield home—such as nests, droppings, signs of damage, or the pests themselves—you should call your local pest professional. If your home has had recurrent or seasonal pest infestations, we recommend contacting a local pest control company to request annual pest management services.

How long does pest control last?

Typically, pesticide application lasts about 30 to 90 days. The exact duration depends on what chemicals are used, which pests are being targeted, how many pests are in your area, and whether the chemicals are applied inside or outside. Rain can wash away chemicals applied outdoors, giving them a shorter lifespan than those applied indoors.

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