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Written By Jessica Hurtault|Last Updated: May 18, 2024

Pests such as centipedes and silverfish become significant concerns during Utica's rainy months. Infestations can grow quickly, so you'll want a skilled exterminator to help contain them and prevent any others from starting.

Below, you'll discover our guide to the top pest control companies in Utica, who can help you deal with any kind of 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 Utica Pest Control Companies

All Pest Proz Logo

All Pest Proz

4.4/5
Based on 27 customer reviews.

Services Offered

TicksSpidersMiceBed BugsGreen Pest ControlGeneral Pest ControlWildlifeAntsCockroachesPreventionMosquitos

Highlights

  • No-cost inspections
  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
201 N Charles St, Rome, NY 315-599-2001 allpestproz.com
Fox Pest Control - Syracuse Logo

Fox Pest Control - Syracuse

4.9/5
Based on 493 customer reviews.

Services Offered

BaitingMiceCockroachesBeesFleasGreen Pest ControlTicksBed BugsSpidersPreventionSilverfishWaspsTermitesAntsGeneral Pest ControlBeetlesWildlifeMosquitos

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Commitment to customer education
5858 E Molloy Rd, Syracuse, NY 315-325-3841 fox-pest.com
Parkhurst Rodent and Pest Solutions Logo

Parkhurst Rodent and Pest Solutions

4.5/5
Based on 46 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WildlifeTicksPreventionMosquitosMiceGeneral Pest ControlAntsCockroaches

Highlights

  • Offerings of preventative treatments
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Educational web content
221 Pleasant Ave, Johnstown, NY 518-310-7600 parkhurstsolutions.com
Perimetek Pest Management, Corp Logo

Perimetek Pest Management, Corp

4.4/5
Based on 35 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Bed BugsPreventionGeneral Pest Control

Highlights

    6700 Old Collamer Rd #116, East Syracuse, NY 315-698-3921 perimetek.com

    More Local Pest Control Companies

    Critter Ridders

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    6315 S Salina St
    Nedrow, NY 13120

    Ehrlich Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.2/5 

    6518 Basile Rowe
    East Syracuse, NY 13057

    Gannon Pest Control

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    2925 Milton Ave
    Solvay, NY 13209

    Bugs Bee Gone Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    884 Hiawatha Blvd W
    Syracuse, NY 13204

    Upstate NY Wildlife Control

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    8848 Oswego Rd
    Baldwinsville, NY 13027

    Sweeney's Pest Elimination

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    210 S Main St
    Homer, NY 13077

    Orkin

    User Reviews: 4.9/5 

    139 Dwight Park Cir
    Syracuse, NY 13209

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    Facts about Utica
    Average Max Temp:53°F
    Average Min Temp:39°F
    Average Daily Sunlight:49%
    Average Annual Snowfall:119.5"
    Average Monthly Precipitation:4.02"
    Average Monthly Pest Visit:$244

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    How To Choose a Pest Control Company

    When choosing a pest control company, you want to find the right one to meet your needs. In addition to a company's qualifications and pest extermination methods, you might also look into how long it has been in business and what the reviews are like. Finally, 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?

      All pesticide applicators (and those that supervise them) must be certified at the state level. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum standards of competency, but any pesticide applicators working in the state of New York should be licensed via the necessary state regulatory agencies.

    • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

      An optional certification that may be worth looking for is the GreenPro Service Certification. In order to obtain this certification, a pest control company needs to both demonstrate that its practices are more environmentally friendly and uphold certain technician training standards. Companies can earn other certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations to further support their work.

      Pest control companies can also belong to certain professional organizations. When a company joins an organization such as the National Pest Management Association(NPMA) (or a state-level organization), it gets access to resources, education, and a network of other pest experts with whom to compare treatment methods. This can give you additional peace of mind that a company follows industry best practices.

    Professional Experience and Specialties

    You can get some insight into a company's level of experience by finding out how long it has been in business. The company's website and local reviews can also inform you whether a certain 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 you can't find it online.

    • Reviews and Recommendations

      Resources that can be used to verify a company's legitimacy include the Better Business Bureau (BBB), local review sites, and social media. Additionally, you can check the status of a company's license via the New York licensing board.

    • Cost of Services and Guarantees

      Cost is often a deciding factor when picking a pest control company. Cost may be determined by the type of pest being treated, the size of your house, your location, and other factors.

      Certain pest control companies offer a free on-site estimate to help you match services to your budget. You can also check to see if it offers a satisfaction guarantee.

    Safety and Treatment Methods

    It's important to consider safety when selecting a pest control company. You might also prefer a provider who employs more natural, eco-friendly pest control solutions.

    • Safety

      You can ask your pest control expert if they plan to use low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides, and if not, ask 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 be able to supply information about all of the pesticides that will be used in your home, as well as how safe they are around people and pets.

    • Treatment Methods

      Pest control companies looking to reduce their reliance on chemical pesticides often follow practices such as Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Using IPM involves a series of steps:

      1. Identify the source of the pest problem and determine whether immediate action is required.
      2. Decide on the safest course of action.
      3. Use a combination of physical, cultural, biological, and mechanical controls to manage the pest problem.
      4. Employ chemical controls only if needed, and always along with other methods for effective long-term pest management.
      5. Evaluate outcomes and provide additional pest control as needed.

    Common Household Pests in Utica

    You might run into some pests more frequently in Utica. Some pests to keep an eye out for include these:

    • Cockroaches: It's important to deal with a cockroach infestation promptly, as they can bring in diseases like salmonella. Cockroaches can be found throughout New York, and they prefer wetter areas like Utica.
    • Ants: Whether they are 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 home.
    • Ticks: If you live near forests or areas of 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 and your pets.
    • Bed bugs: Infestations of bed bugs can be very hard to quash, so we strongly recommend calling a professional as soon as possible. Bed bugs can be found throughout New York, and can infest not only your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even wallpaper.
    • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your basement, attic, or other moist, dark places. Even though most species of spider are harmless to humans, you don't want an infestation of them in your house.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Utica

    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, through a broken screen or foundation crack. 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 leaky pipes.

    How can I prevent pest infestations?

    There are several things you can do to help prevent pest infestations. First, avoid leaving food out. Make sure food is stored in sealed containers, and avoid leaving trash sitting around.

    Second, avoid having standing water in or around your house. Repair leaks indoors and eliminate places where standing water collects outdoors. Finally, seal off any potential pest entrances into your home, including foundation and siding cracks.

    How frequently should I hire a pest control professional?

    It is generally recommended that you hire a pest control technician about once a year. If your home has an active infestation, you will need to hire a pest control professional more often. Ultimately, your pest professional will be the person who is best-equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

    What should I do before a pest control technician comes to my house?

    Before your pest control technician arrives, check and see if they want you to clean around your house, including in areas where you've noticed pests. Some pest professionals may prefer to see your house as-is.

    If you are asked to clean, focus on making sure all paper goods and trash are out of the affected areas (as pests may hide in these items), and that you store food securely so that it does not become contaminated with pesticides. It's also a good idea to remove plants from the area. Additionally, block off areas to be treated so that children and pets stay out until it is safe. If your home requires more intensive pest control, such as fumigation, make sure you follow your pest professional's instructions closely.

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