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    Jessica Hurtault
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Many Riverhead homeowners worry about unwelcome critters such as wasps and bed bugs. Ease your pest concerns by hiring a licensed local exterminator that can stop current infestations and prevent future ones.

Below, discover our guide to the top pest control companies in Riverhead, who can help you handle any kind of 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 Riverhead

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.

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Top Rated

Terminix

5/5

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

Based on 782 reviews


200 13th Ave #1a, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

(631) 468-4917

www.terminix.com/exterminators/ny/ron...
Featured Partner
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Top Rated

Orkin

4.9/5

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

Based on 1289 reviews


200 Main St Ste C, Monroe, CT 06468

(475) 298-4469

www.orkin.com/locations/connecticut-c...
Suburban Exterminating Logo

Suburban Exterminating

4.7/5

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

Based on 43 reviews


372 Flanders Rd, Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 864-6900

www.suburbanexterminating.com
Quest Pest Control Logo

Quest Pest Control

4.8/5

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

Based on 292 reviews


8586, 514 Rte 25A #2, Rocky Point, NY 11778

(631) 228-4498

www.questpest.net
Mosquito Joe of Eastern Suffolk Logo

Mosquito Joe of Eastern Suffolk

4.5/5

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

Based on 70 reviews


62 Old Country Rd, Quogue, NY 11959

(631) 458-5930

easternsuffolk.mosquitojoe.com

Mr. Mosquito

4.7/5

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

Based on 33 reviews


44535 NY-25, Southold, NY 11971

(631) 765-7770

www.mrmosquitony.com
General Exterminating Logo

General Exterminating

4.6/5

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

Based on 205 reviews


39 Cypress Ln, Shirley, NY 11967

(631) 281-2336

generalexterminating.net
Alternative Earthcare Tick and Mosquito Spraying and Control Service Logo

Alternative Earthcare Tick and Mosquito Spraying and Control Service

5/5

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

Based on 305 reviews


53 Hill St, Southampton, NY 11968

(631) 353-7548

alternativeearthcare.com/tick-sprayin...

JP McHale Pest Management

4/5

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

Based on 19 reviews


1738 County Rd 39, Southampton, NY 11968

(631) 213-6100

nopests.com

Twin Forks Pest Control

4.7/5

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

Based on 62 reviews


30 County Rd 39A, Southampton, NY 11968

(631) 287-9020

twinforkspestcontrol.com

Facts about Riverhead

  • Average Max Temperature:
    55°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    49°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    58%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    29.2”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    3.90”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $237

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The most important step is hiring the right pest control company for the job. The qualifications of and treatment methods used by a company are important to consider, as are its years of experience and what other customers have said. Of course, you will also want to consider 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 standards of competency for pesticide applicators, but licensing is overseen at the state level. All pesticide applicators and supervisors in New York must be licensed through the proper state regulatory agencies.

Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

Pest control companies can obtain optional certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro. These are not required, but 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 people and the environment.

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

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can get some insight into a company's experience level by seeing how many years it has been in operation. The company's website and local reviews can also let you know whether the company has experience dealing with the specific species of pests that are afflicting your home. You can contact a representative directly to learn this information if it is not available online.

Reviews and Recommendations

You can view a company's rating and reviews on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), read social media and local review sites to learn what other people are saying, or verify its license standing via the New York licensing board.

Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

Many companies offer free on-site estimates before starting work, to help you determine whether it fits into your budget. You can also ask whether a company offers a satisfaction guarantees, meaning that if your pest problem is not solved by the initial treatment, it will continue returning until it is.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Your choice of pest control provider might be affected by how eco-friendly a provider's pest control management solutionsare, in addition to how safe its methods are around your family and pets.

Safety

You want to ensure that you understand the precautions around pesticides being used in your house, for the sake of your family, your pets, and yourself. Your pest control expert should be able to supply information about any pesticides they intend 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 have started making the switch to using more natural and eco-friendly treatment methods before, or in place of, harsh chemical pesticides. Some follow a program called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The steps of IPM are as follows:

  1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and determine if immediate action is needed.
  2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
  3. Use a combination of mechanical, cultural, biological, and physical controls to manage the pest problem.
  4. Employ chemical controls only when required, and always with other techniques for effective long-term pest management.
  5. Evaluate outcomes and provide additional pest control treatments as needed.

Common Household Pests in Riverhead

In Riverhead, certain pests are more common than others. This list includes the following:

  • Ticks: If your house is near a forest or area with dense vegetation, or near a body of water, you might be at higher risk of tick infestations. Ticks can spread Lyme or other diseases to you or your pets.
  • Mosquitoes: In addition to being annoying, mosquito infestations can lead to itchy bites and possibly even put you and your family at risk of diseases. Mosquitoes thrive in wetter climates (like Riverhead) and warmer weather.
  • Spiders: You may find spiders in your basement, attic, or other moist, dark areas. Most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, but you still don't want an infestation of them in your house.
  • Mice: If you have a mouse infestation, you might start noticing droppings or things like chewed wires. If your home has mice, they may be found in attics or in places where food is kept.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in Riverhead

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