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

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

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

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Best 5 Tonawanda Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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4.9/5
Based on 1,100 customer reviews.

Services Offered

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

Highlights

  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Free inspections
  • Educational web content
15 Hazelwood Dr Ste 110, Buffalo, NY 716-800-8818 orkin.com Read More: Orkin Review
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Fox Pest Control - Buffalo

5/5
Based on 1,700 customer reviews.

Services Offered

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

Highlights

  • Free inspection policy
  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Transparent pricing
430 Lawrence Bell Dr Suite 8, Williamsville, NY 716-229-5570 fox-pest.com
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Bed Bug Exterminator Buffalo

4.7/5
Based on 177 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Spiders Heat Treatment Ants Bed Bugs Fleas Bees Mice Commercial Silverfish Green Pest Control Mosquitos Wasps Rats Moths Beetles Residential Cockroaches General Pest Control Termites

Highlights

  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Educational web content
1042 Fillmore Ave, Buffalo, NY 716-462-6766 topnotchpestcontrolbfny.com
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Mosquito Shield of Buffalo

4.7/5
Based on 33 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Spiders Mosquitos Cockroaches Garden Protection Rats Green Pest Control Residential Ticks Prevention Ants General Pest Control Bees

Highlights

  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Proactive solutions for pest control
  • Lack of hidden fees
2300 George Urban Blvd, Depew, NY 716-229-5131 moshield.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Ehrlich Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

505 Duke Rd Suite 300
Cheektowaga, NY 14225

Mosquito Joe of the Greater Buffalo Region

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

3016 Niagara Falls Blvd
North Tonawanda, NY 14120

Pathfinder Pest & Wildlife Services

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

3176 Niagara Falls Blvd Suite 2b
North Tonawanda, NY 14120

Buffalo Lawn & Pest Services

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

224 Dingens St
Buffalo, NY 14206

Ashland Pest Control, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.3/5 

406 Connecticut St
Buffalo, NY 14213

Certified Pest Solutions, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

3737 Lake Shore Rd
Blasdell, NY 14219

Cummings Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

5072 Gasport Rd
Gasport, NY 14067

Suburban Pest Control LLC.

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

7350 Boston State Rd
Hamburg, NY 14075

Nuisance No More

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

3046 Middle Rd
Dunkirk, NY 14048

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Facts about Tonawanda
Average Max Temp: 54°F
Average Min Temp: 40°F
Average Daily Sunlight: 49%
Average Annual Snowfall: 75.7"
Average Monthly Precipitation: 3.42"
Average Monthly Pest Visit: $237

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The first step is selecting the right pest control professional for the job. In addition to a company's qualifications and treatment methods, you may also consider how long it has been in business and what the reviews are like. Last but not least, you'll likely want to consider the cost of services.

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

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

    While the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum standards of competency for pesticide applicators, licensing is taken care of at the state level. All pesticide applicators (and those who supervise them) in New York should be licensed by all the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    One optional certification that could be worth looking for is the GreenPro Service Certification. In order to receive this certification, a pest control company must both demonstrate that its practices are more environmentally friendly and uphold certain technician training standards. Companies can obtain other certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro to further back up their work.

    A pest control company can also hold membership in various professional organizations. Pest control companies can join state-level organizations in addition to 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 education, resources, and a network of professionals with whom to compare best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

A company's website can tell you how many years it has been in operation and what type of pests it specializes in exterminating. Local reviews can also provide 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 look at a company's rating and reviews on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), explore local review sites and social media to see what other people are saying, or verify its license standing through the New York licensing board.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

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

Safety and Treatment Methods

It's important to consider safety when choosing a pest control provider. You might also prefer a provider who uses more natural, environmentally friendly methods.

  • Safety

    Your pest technician should be using pesticides that are low toxicity or non-toxic any time they can. If any pesticides used don't fall into one of these categories, your technician should explain what safety precautions they will put in place to protect your family, your pets, and you. Pesticides that pose more than a minimum risk need to be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

    It is now common for companies to start with more environmentally friendly options before using harsh pesticides, following a technique called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). When using IPM, the following steps are taken:

    1. Identify problem pests 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 if needed, and always with other methods for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Evaluate outcomes and provide additional pest control as needed.


Common Household Pests in Tonawanda

You might encounter some pests more often in Tonawanda. Certain ones to keep an eye out for include these:

  • Snakes: Snakes often enter houses in search of food, and once inside they tend to prefer dark, cool, and damp areas like basements. While the majority of snakes are harmless, most people don't want their family, their pets, or themselves to take that risk.
  • Fleas: Typically, fleas prefer warmer weather and often are brought into the home by pets.
  • Mice: Common signs of mouse activity include chewed wires and droppings around your home. Mice are often found in attics or in areas where food is stored.
  • Spiders: You may find spiders in your basement, attic, or other damp, dark places. Most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, but you still don't want a spider infestation in your house.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Tonawanda

What causes pest infestations?

Pests come into your house looking for one of three things: food, water, or shelter. Some pests will opportunistically enter your home via a foundation crack or broken screen. Some are attracted to food, either actual food sitting out or trash left out in the open. Others are searching for water, either standing water on your property or puddles inside from leaky pipes.

What are some things I can do to prevent pest infestations?

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

Second, try not to have standing water in or around your home. Repair leaks indoors and eliminate standing water sites outside. Finally, seal off any possible pest entrances into your home, including siding or foundation cracks.

How frequently should I hire someone to do pest control?

Typically, it's recommended that you get your home treated for pests about once annually, more frequently if there is an active infestation. Your pest control professional will ultimately be the one best equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

Should I clean my home after pest control services?

Whether you need to clean your home after pest control services will vary depending on the type of treatment(s) used. Make sure that you ask your pest control technician before they leave. In many cases, you will be able to dust, vacuum, and wipe down certain surfaces, but you should be careful not to wipe away chemical barriers or touch any traps unless you have been explicitly told to do so. There may be a lingering smell following the application of some pesticides.

After pest control, it is important to continue to keep your home clean to avoid encouraging pests to return.

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