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

When the Smithtown weather gets rainy, pests such as silverfish and centipedes are particularly bothersome for Smithtown homeowners. A licensed and experienced exterminator can help you squash infestations and prevent them from happening again.

Our list of the top pest control companies in Smithtown can help you choose the right team to deal with any pest problem, large or small.

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 Smithtown Pest Control Companies

Orkin Logo

Orkin

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4.9/5
Based on 893 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Mosquitos Baiting Rats Commercial Green Pest Control Fumigation Bed Bugs Bees Flies Wasps Cockroaches Ticks Fleas Spiders Moles Mice Prevention General Pest Control Residential Ants Termites

Highlights

  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Lack of hidden fees
200 Main St Ste C, Monroe, CT 475-800-0958 orkin.com Read More: Orkin Review
Suburban Exterminating Logo

Suburban Exterminating

5/5
Based on 554 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Fumigation Ants Beetles Prevention Rats Commercial Mosquitos Wasps Cockroaches General Pest Control Termites Spiders Bees Residential Fleas Ticks Bed Bugs

Highlights

  • Punctual arrival
  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Educational web content
879 W Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY 631-864-6900 suburbanexterminating.com
National Pest Experts Logo

National Pest Experts

4.7/5
Based on 81 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest Control Beetles Spiders Mosquitos Bed Bugs Bees Wasps Cockroaches Raccoons Rats Mice Commercial Fleas Squirrels Residential Ants Green Pest Control

Highlights

  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Timeliness of service
  • Free inspection policy
24 Larkfield Rd Ste 2b, East Northport, NY 631-651-8100 nationalpestexperts.com
Mr. Mosquito Logo

Mr. Mosquito

4.6/5
Based on 39 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Green Pest Control Mosquitos Residential Ticks General Pest Control Rats Fleas Prevention

Highlights

  • Preventative pest control services
  • Free inspections
  • Transparent pricing
1484 Broadway Ave, Holbrook, NY 631-467-7555 mrmosquitony.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Emerald Magic Lawn Care

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

194 Morris Ave Suite 4
Holtsville, NY 11742

Alternative Earthcare

User Reviews: 5/5 

240 S Fehr Way
Bay Shore, NY 11706

Fox Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

66 S 2nd St Unit D
Bay Shore, NY 11706

Mosquito Squad of Long Island

User Reviews: 5/5 

3 Saxwood St #3c
Deer Park, NY 11729

proof. Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.9/5 

1016 Grand Blvd Unit 1
Deer Park, NY 11729

Aptive Environmental

User Reviews: 4.9/5 

100 E Jefryn Blvd Q
Deer Park, NY 11729

JP McHale Pest Management

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

30 Pond Rd
Oakdale, NY 11769

Smart pest control llc

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

10 Wyandotte St
Deer Park, NY 11729

Mosquito Joe of South Shore Long Island NY

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

80 W Industry Ct
Deer Park, NY 11729

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Facts about Smithtown
Average Max Temp: 55°F
Average Min Temp: 49°F
Average Daily Sunlight: 58%
Average Annual Snowfall: 29.5"
Average Monthly Precipitation: 3.90"
Average Monthly Pest Visit: $237

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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. Important factors can include the company's qualifications, its treatment methods, experience and reviews, and of course the cost of services.

Below, we dive into detail on each of these factors.

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

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

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    A pest control company can optionally apply for additional certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro to support its methods and standards. One particular certification is the GreenPro Service Certification, which is awarded when a company can demonstrate that its methods are more environmentally friendly. Companies that receive this certification also need to maintain certain training standards for employees.

    There are several professional organizations that a pest control company can be a member of. A pest control company can join both state-level organizations and national organizations such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). While not mandatory, membership in these organizations helps prove a company's reputability and gives it access to education, resources, and a network of other professionals with whom to compare best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can look at a company's years in business to help determine how much experience it has taking care of pests in your area. You can also browse its website or peruse customer reviews to decide whether it has the right kind of experience handling the type of pests you are dealing with. If this information can't be found online, calling the company directly is a good way to learn more.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can browse reviews and recommendations on social media or local review sites, look up a company's rating on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), or check its licensure status through the New York licensing board.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    For many people, cost is one of the main deciding factors when picking a company for pest control. Cost can be influenced by factors like your location, the size of your house, and the type of pest being treated.

    You can consider whether a company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), and what sort of guarantees are provided. Often, a company will guarantee that if your pest problem isn't fixed by its treatment, it will continue to treat until it is.

Safety and Treatment Methods

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

  • Safety

    Ask your pest control provider if they plan to use low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides—if not, ask about what precautionary measures they plan to use. Any pesticide that poses greater than minimum risk should be registered with the EPA. Your pest technician should provide information about all pesticides that will be used in your home, and how safe they are around people and pets.

  • Treatment Methods

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

    1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and assess whether immediate action is required.
    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. Use chemical controls only when required, and always with other controls for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Evaluate outcomes and continue with additional pest control as needed.


Common Household Pests in Smithtown

Not all pests are equally common in Smithtown. Some species that you should be on the lookout for include the following:

  • Ants: Whether smaller soil ants or larger carpenter ants, these bugs can be found in most parts of New York. Carpenter ants can pose a bigger problem than their smaller counterparts by causing damage to your house.
  • Spiders: These pests prefer dark and moist places and are commonly found in basements or attics.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs can be found throughout New York and can lead to major problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs can be hard to get rid of, we recommend hiring a professional exterminator as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest furniture, bedsheets, wallpaper, and more.
  • Mice: If you have mice, 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Smithtown

What causes pest infestations?

Pests make their way into your home looking for one of three things: food, water, or shelter. Some pests will enter your home simply because they have the opportunity to do so, via a foundation crack or broken screen. Some are drawn by food, either actual food sitting out or trash left out in the open. Others are searching for water, either standing water outside or puddles inside from things like leaky pipes.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

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

Next, try not to have standing water in or around your house. Fix leaks inside and eliminate standing water sites outdoors. Lastly, seal off any possible pest entrances into your home, including foundation and siding cracks.

How do I know when to hire a pest control professional?

You should consider hiring an exterminator any time you notice signs of pest activity in your Smithtown home. You might see nests, droppings, damage caused by pests, or even the pests themselves. If you get recurrent or seasonal pest infestations, we recommend annual preventive pest management.

Why is preventive pest control important?

Preventive pest control is important because it can help stop pest problems before they begin. Your local pest control technician understand the behaviors of pests in your part of Smithtown, including how they make their way into your home and at what times of the year they are most active. Your technician can make changes and implement barriers to keep pests out of your house, helping you save time and money that you might otherwise spend on future pest control visits—and on the damage and illness caused by pests.

Will pests come out after spraying for them?

You could think you're seeing more pests around your house in the days following pest control treatment. This is because living pests are being flushed out of their hiding places deep in your home, or you may be finding more dead pests around. If pest activity hasn't decreased in one to two weeks following treatment, get in touch with your Smithtown pest professional to see if more treatment is required.

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