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

Gastonia is a densely-populated city, so once a pest infestation takes hold, it can spread quickly. Troublesome local critters such as rats or bed bugs can turn your home from a sanctuary into a source of constant discomfort.

No matter the type of infestation you're facing, our guide to the top pest control companies in Gastonia can help you find the right pros to tackle it.

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 Gastonia Pest Control Companies

Grant Exterminating Logo

Grant Exterminating

4.7/5
Based on 73 customer reviews.

Services Offered

FumigationMiceTicksBed BugsFleasAntsMosquitosWildlifePreventionTermitesSpidersGreen Pest ControlEthical Pest ControlCockroachesBaitingBeetlesWaspsGeneral Pest Control

Highlights

  • Free inspection policy
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Commitment to customer education
249 Trakas Blvd, Gastonia, NC 704-865-3704 grantext.com
Envirosafe Termite and Pest Logo

Envirosafe Termite and Pest

4.6/5
Based on 33 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest ControlCockroachesSpidersMosquitosPreventionBed BugsWaspsAntsTermitesBeesTicksFleasGreen Pest ControlWildlife

Highlights

  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Free inspection policy
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
106 East Main Avenue, Serving Gastonia Nc, Belmont, Bessemer City And Surrounding Areas, Gastonia, NC 704-724-1450 gastoniapestcontrol.com
Aruza Pest Control Logo

Aruza Pest Control

5/5
Based on 3,909 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MiceAntsGreen Pest ControlMosquitosTicksGeneral Pest ControlPreventionBeesBaitingSpidersWaspsTermitesCockroachesFleas

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Commitment to customer education
3930 Perimeter W Dr #300, Charlotte, NC 980-449-6161 aruzapest.com
ProForce Pest Control Logo

ProForce Pest Control

5/5
Based on 663 customer reviews.

Services Offered

TicksAntsWildlifeMiceSpidersPreventionBed BugsMosquitosGeneral Pest ControlFleasCockroachesMothsTermites

Highlights

    5245 Old Dowd Rd Suite 4, Charlotte, NC 704-508-7378 proforcepest.com

    More Local Pest Control Companies

    Bug Busters LLC

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    2863 NC-27
    Lincolnton, NC 28092

    Freedom Pest Services

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    5514 Crepe Myrtle Dr
    York, SC 29745

    Mosquito Joe of South Charlotte

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    10721 John Price Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28273

    Dodson Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    2415-B, 2415 Westinghouse Blvd
    Charlotte, NC 28273

    Remedy Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    4201-E, Stuart Andrew Blvd
    Charlotte, NC 28217

    ClearDefense Pest Control

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    501 Penman St Suite 301
    Charlotte, NC 28203

    Economy Exterminators

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    10345 Nations Ford Rd E
    Charlotte, NC 28273

    Noosa Pest Management LLC

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    1997 Newberry Ln
    Tega Cay, SC 29708

    Alta Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.8/5 

    1018 East Blvd STE 3
    Charlotte, NC 28203

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    Facts about Gastonia
    Average Max Temp:69°F
    Average Min Temp:52°F
    Average Daily Sunlight:60%
    Average Annual Snowfall:2.6"
    Average Monthly Precipitation:3.72"
    Average Monthly Pest Visit:$216

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    How To Choose a Pest Control Company

    The most important step is selecting the best pest control professional for the job. A company's qualifications and pest treatment methods 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 dive into detail on each of these factors.

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

      All pesticide applicators (and those who supervise them) must be certified at the state level. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets minimum standards of competency, but any pesticide applicators working in North Carolina should be licensed via the necessary 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 assess 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 experts can also obtain membership in professional organizations. Being a member of organizations such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations is not required, but helps verify a company's reputability. The NPMA gives companies access to resources, education, and a network of pest professionals with whom to discuss practices and methods.

    Professional Experience and Specialties

    A pest control company's website can tell you how long it has been in business 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 this information isn't available online, you can try reaching out to the company directly.

    • Reviews and Recommendations

      You can verify a company's legitimacy using local review sites or social media as well as the Better Business Bureau (BBB). You can also check with North Carolina's licensing board to verify the status of a company's license.

    • 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 affected by factors like the type of pest being treated, the size of your house, and your location.

      You can look into whether a specific 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 its treatment doesn't resolve your pest problem, it will continue to come back until it does.

    Safety and Treatment Methods

    Your preferences regarding safety for yourself, your children, your pets, and the environment might affect which provider and treatment methods you choose.

    • Safety

      It's important to understand the precautions around pesticides used in your home, for the sake of you, your family, and your pets. Your pest control technician should be able to supply information about any pesticides they plan to use, whether they are low toxicity or non-toxic, and (if not) what safety measures will be in place. All pesticides (except minimum-risk ones) need to be registered with the EPA.

    • Treatment Methods

      Many companies are now trialing options for more eco-friendly methods of pest control before jumping into using harsh pesticides.

      One common way of making pest control safer and more eco-friendly is Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The steps of IPM are as follows:

      1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and assess whether immediate action is required.
      2. Decide on the safest course of action.
      3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of physical, biological, mechanical, and cultural controls.
      4. Employ chemical controls only when required, and always along with other solutions for effective long-term pest management.
      5. Evaluate outcomes and continue with additional pest control as needed.

    Common Household Pests in Gastonia

    Some pests are more common than others. In Gastonia, common pests to be watchful for include the following:

    • Bees: Your local pest control professional can help get rid of bees around your house (some even are able to safely relocate hives). You might be especially keen to have bees' nests removed if someone in your household has an allergy.
    • Spiders: You may find spiders in your attic or other damp, dark areas. Most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, but you still don't want an infestation of them in your home.
    • Bed bugs: Bed bugs can be found throughout North Carolina and can cause major problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs are often tricky to get rid of, we recommend getting professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest bedsheets, furniture, wallpaper, and more.
    • Mice: If there are mice in your home, you might start noticing droppings around your house, or things like chewed wires. If your home has mice, they may be found in places where food is kept or in attics.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Gastonia

    What causes pest infestations?

    Pest infestations happen when pests enter your home looking for something, typically food, water, or shelter. Pests may seek out and eat food or trash that is left 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 enter your home simply looking for shelter and get in through weak spots like broken screens or foundation cracks.

    What are some steps I can take to prevent pest infestations?

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

    How do I know when to hire an exterminator?

    When you see signs of pest activity in your Gastonia home—things like nests, droppings, signs of damage, or the pests themselves—you should contact an exterminator. If you've had recurrent or seasonal pest infestations, we recommend contacting a local pest control company to request annual pest management services.

    What is the importance of preventive pest control?

    If you get pests in your home, you may find yourself spending a good deal of time and money eliminating of them, and possibly recovering from illness or damages they cause. Preventive pest control can stop this from happening in the first place.

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