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

In any Union home, pests such as wasps and bed bugs might be giving you cause for concern. These nuisance critters can damage both health and houses, 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 Union can help.

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  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
  • Nearly 100 years in business
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4.8
  • Over a century of experience
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Best 5 Union Pest Control Companies

The Bug Killer Logo

The Bug Killer

4.4/5
Based on 16 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Silverfish Bees Termites Bed Bugs Green Pest Control General Pest Control Spiders Ticks Cockroaches Ants Wasps Commercial Fleas Rats Residential

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Lack of hidden fees
99 Robinson St, Binghamton, NY 607-724-3333 thebugkiller.net
Big R & J Exterminating Logo

Big R & J Exterminating

4.4/5
Based on 31 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Residential Mosquitos Bed Bugs Ticks General Pest Control

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
2 Cushman Blvd, Binghamton, NY 607-771-8855 bigrandjexterminating.com
S.W.A.T. Stings Wings And Things LLC Logo

S.W.A.T. Stings Wings And Things

4.2/5
Based on 15 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest Control Green Pest Control Prevention Residential Bed Bugs

Highlights

277 Woodside Ave, Binghamton, NY 607-725-6699 stingswingsandthings.com
Sweeney's Pest Elimination Logo

Sweeney's Pest Elimination

4.5/5
Based on 30 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Residential Bed Bugs Bees Cockroaches Commercial Ants Spiders General Pest Control Fleas

Highlights

  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Transparent pricing
  • Commitment to customer education
210 S Main St, Homer, NY 607-749-8455 sweeneyspest.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Desperate Landscapes and Lawn Care

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

114 North Blakely Street Box 657
Dunmore, PA 18512

Procor Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

897 Wyoming Ave
Wyoming, PA 18644

Laid to Rest Pest Control Services, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

795 North St
Luzerne, PA 18709

Critter Ridders

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

6315 S Salina St
Nedrow, NY 13120

Putnam Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.1/5 

2847 NY-23
West Oneonta, NY 13861

Terminix

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

1155 Mid Valley Dr
Olyphant, PA 18447

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Facts about Union
Average Max Temp: 54°F
Average Min Temp: 38°F
Average Daily Sunlight: 49%
Average Annual Snowfall: 61.9"
Average Monthly Precipitation: 3.43"
Average Monthly Pest Visit: $240

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

It's important to choose the best pest control company for you. Some things you may consider include qualifications and licensing, treatment methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and cost.

Below, we explore the details of each of these factors.

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

    Per the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), all pesticide applicators and those that supervise them need to be licensed at the state level. The EPA sets minimum competency standards, and the New York regulatory agencies handle the granting, maintaining, and revoking of licenses.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

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

    A pest control company can also hold membership in professional organizations. Companies can be members of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), or state-level organizations. NPMA membership provides companies with access to education, resources, and a network of other pest professionals. While not required, membership in professional organizations helps back up a company's reputability.

Professional Experience and Specialties

Looking at a company's website can tell you how many years it has been in operation and what kind of pests it specializes in eliminating. Local reviews can also offer some insight into a company's experience dealing with specific pests. If this information isn't available online, you can try reaching out to the company directly.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can read reviews and recommendations on local review sites or social media, view a company's Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating, 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 determined by factors like the type of pest being treated, your location, and the size of your house.

    You can think about whether a specific company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits 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

Safety is an important consideration when choosing a pest control provider. You might also prefer a provider who employs more natural, environmentally friendly methods.

  • Safety

    You want to ensure that you understand the precautions for the pesticides used around your home, for the sake of your family, your pets, and yourself. Your pest control provider should be able to provide information about the pesticides they plan on using, whether they are low toxicity or non-toxic, and (if not) what safety measures they plan to take. All pesticides (except minimum-risk ones) must be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies are now exploring greener and cleaner pest solutions that can be used before (or instead of) chemical pesticides. Many are following the practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which goes as follows:

    1. Identify the source of the pest problem and determine whether immediate action is needed.
    2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
    3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of biological, cultural, physical, and mechanical controls.
    4. Use chemical controls only when absolutely necessary, and always along with other techniques for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Assess the outcome and continue with additional pest control as needed.


Common Household Pests in Union

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

  • Ticks: If your home is near a forest or an area with dense vegetation, or close to a body of water, you may be at higher risk of tick infestations. Ticks can spread diseases like Lyme to you or your pets.
  • Mice: If you have mice, you might notice droppings or things like chewed wires. Frequently, mice are found in places where food is kept or in attics.
  • Spiders: These pests prefer moist, dark places and are often found in basements or attics.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Union

What causes pest infestations?

Pest infestations happen when pests come into your home looking for something, generally food, water, or shelter. Pests might be looking to eat food or trash that is sitting out. Some might also be drawn by standing water collecting outside (from rain collecting in a particular area) or inside (from leaky pipes). They may also come into your home simply looking for shelter and get in through places such as foundation cracks or broken screens.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

One way to prevent pest infestations is seal off possible entrances into your house. These include things like cracks in your siding or foundation. Second, avoid leaving out food for pests. This means keeping food in sealed containers as well as not leaving trash out. Finally, eliminate standing water in and around your home. Work to reduce places where water can collect outside, and repair leaks inside.

When should I hire a pest control professional?

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

How long does pest control last?

Most pesticides last approximately 30 to 90 days after application. Rain can wash away outdoor chemicals, giving them a shorter lifespan than those applied indoors. Other factors that affect how long pesticide application lasts include what chemicals are used, the method of applying them, what pests are being targeted, and the extent of your pest problem.

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