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

Pests such as bed bugs and wasps can become a nuisance in any Greensboro home. If you're dealing with an infestation, a licensed exterminator can help you contain it before pests damage your health and home.

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

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  • Over a century of experience
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Best 5 Greensboro Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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4.9/5
Based on 816 customer reviews.

Services Offered

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

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Commitment to customer education
  • No-cost inspections
107 Bonita Dr, Greensboro, NC 336-646-7369 orkin.com Read More: Orkin Review
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Go-Forth Pest Control

5/5
Based on 1,200 customer reviews.

Services Offered

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

Highlights

  • Educational web content
  • Free inspections
  • Proactive solutions for pest control
4260 Piedmont Pkwy, Greensboro, NC 336-841-6111 go-forth.com
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Sage Pest Control

4.7/5
Based on 167 customer reviews.

Services Offered

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

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
3714 Alliance Dr Suite #309, Greensboro, NC 336-494-6000 sagepestcontrol.com
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Dodson Pest Control

4.6/5
Based on 69 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Bed Bugs Termites Mosquitos Green Pest Control General Pest Control Residential Flies Commercial Mice Cockroaches Bees Prevention Ants Fleas Rats

Highlights

  • Commitment to customer education
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Free inspection policy
2623 E Market St, Greensboro, NC 336-275-8483 dodsonbros.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Mosquito Joe of Greensboro West

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

3820 N Elm St Suite 101
Greensboro, NC 27455

Arrow Exterminators Inc

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

715 Battleground Ave
Greensboro, NC 27401

Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control - Kernersville

User Reviews: 4.8/5 

740 Indeneer Dr
Kernersville, NC 27284

The Dead Pest Society

User Reviews: 4.8/5 

126 S Cherry St
Kernersville, NC 27284

Lawn Doctor of Greensboro

User Reviews: 4.3/5 

1031 East Mountain Street Building 318, Suite104
Suite104, NC 27284

Home Paramount Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

501 N Main St
Kernersville, NC 27284

Sawyer Exterminating

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

401 Alamance Rd a
Burlington, NC 27215

Hodge Pest Control, Inc

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

1665 Robinhood Dr
Burlington, NC 27217

Otho's Pest Management

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

1480 S Main St
Randleman, NC 27317

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Facts about Greensboro
Average Max Temp: 68°F
Average Min Temp: 51°F
Average Daily Sunlight: 58%
Average Annual Snowfall: 5.2"
Average Monthly Precipitation: 3.69"
Average Monthly Pest Visit: $210

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

There are a number of things you can consider when selecting the right pest control company for you. You might consider a company's qualifications and treatment methods in addition to its customer reviews and years of experience. Of course, there is also the cost of services to consider.

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) are required to 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 North Carolina must be licensed via the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    There are additional optional certifications that can help prove that a pest control company is reputable. One of these is the GreenPro Service Certification. To earn this certification, a company must prove that its methods are more environmentally friendly and that its employees receive up-to-date training. Additional certifications can be earned through QualityPro and similar trade organizations.

    A pest control company can also hold membership in certain professional organizations. When a company obtains membership in an organization such as the National Pest Management Association(NPMA) (or a state-level organization), it gains access to resources, education, and a network of other pest experts with whom to compare treatment methods. This can offer additional peace of mind that a company is following industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

The number of years that a company has been in business can tell you something about its experience dealing with various pests. Online reviews or the company's own website can also enlighten you about whether it has the skills and experience necessary to deal with your particular pests. If you cannot find the answers to your questions online, reaching out to the company directly is an easy way to learn more.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can look at a company's reviews and rating on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), explore local review sites and social media to find out what others in your area have to say, or verify its license standing via the North Carolina licensing board.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

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

Safety and Treatment Methods

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

  • Safety

    Your pest technician should use pesticides that are low toxicity or non-toxic whenever possible. If any pesticides used don't fit into one of these categories, your technician should explain what safety precautions they plan to use to protect your family, your pets, and you. All pesticides that pose more than a minimum risk need to be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies have begun using more natural treatment methods before, or in place of, harsh chemical pesticides. Some use a program called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The steps of IPM are as follows:

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


Common Household Pests in Greensboro

In Greensboro, certain pests are more common than others. This list of pests includes the following:

  • Bees: Your local pest expert can help get rid of bees around your house (some even are able to safely relocate hives). You might be particularly keen to have bees' nests removed if someone in your household is allergic.
  • Snakes: Snakes prefer cool, damp, and dark areas and will often enter a home in search of food. While most species of snakes are harmless, this is not a risk that you want your family or pets to take.
  • Mice: If there are mice in your home, you might notice droppings or things like chewed wires. If your home has mice, they may be found in places where food is kept or in attics.
  • Bed bugs: Infestations of bed bugs can be very hard to get rid of, so we strongly recommend calling a local exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs are found throughout North Carolina, and can infest not just your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even wallpaper.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Greensboro

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pests come into your house 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 attracted to food, either actual food sitting out or trash left out in the open. Others are searching for water, whether it be standing water outside or puddles inside from leaky pipes.

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 and not leaving trash out. Third, reduce standing water in and around your home. Try to reduce places where water can collect outside, and repair leaks inside.

How do I know when to hire an exterminator?

You should consider hiring a pest control professional any time you identify signs of pest activity in your Greensboro home. This could include droppings, nests, damage, or even the pests themselves. If you get recurrent or seasonal pest infestations, we recommend annual preventive pest management.

How soon can I expect to see results from pest control?

How long it takes pest control to work depends on the issue and treatment. For example, if a wasp nest is removed, the problem should be resolved immediately. In other cases, it may take anywhere from one to two days to up to six weeks to see significant results from pest control. Some pest problems may require your technician to make multiple trips to your home.

How long does pest control last?

The majority of pesticides last approximately 30 to 90 days after application. Rain can wash away outdoor chemicals, giving them a shorter lifespan than those applied indoors. Some other things that can affect how long pesticide application lasts include what chemicals are used, the application method, what pests are present, and the extent of your pest problem.

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