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

Many Wake Forest residents worry about unwelcome critters such as bed bugs and rats. Ease your pest concerns by hiring a professional pest control company that can stop current infestations and prevent future ones.

No matter the nature of the infestation you're facing, our list of the top pest control companies in Wake Forest can help you find the right pros to handle 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 Wake Forest Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,025 customer reviews.

Services Offered

AntsSilverfishBaitingGeneral Pest ControlFumigationBed BugsWaspsMicePreventionCockroachesTicksWildlifeMosquitosBeetlesTermites

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Free inspections
5805 Departure Dr, Raleigh, NC 919-373-7066 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Capital Pest Services

5/5
Based on 505 customer reviews.

Services Offered

AntsSpidersGreen Pest ControlCockroachesWildlifeBeetlesSilverfishMicePreventionGeneral Pest ControlTermitesBed BugsBaitingFleasTicksMosquitos

Highlights

  • Punctuality
  • Free inspections
  • Reviews praise customer service
7228 Becky Cir, Raleigh, NC 919-847-8110 capitalpest.com
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Moxie Pest Control

5/5
Based on 2,387 customer reviews.

Services Offered

AntsSpidersMiceWildlifeMosquitosGeneral Pest ControlFleasCockroachesWaspsBed BugsPreventionTermitesTicks

Highlights

  • Commitment to customer education
  • Preventative pest control services
  • Transparent pricing
4909 Green Rd Ste 133, Raleigh, NC 919-781-8200 moxieservices.com
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Bulwark Exterminating

5/5
Based on 618 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Green Pest ControlBaitingAntsBed BugsWildlifeMosquitosPreventionGeneral Pest ControlTermitesTicksSpidersMiceFleasCockroaches

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Punctual arrival
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
5310 Old Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 919-855-8555 bulwarkpestcontrol.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Innovative Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

5854 Faringdon Pl #2
Raleigh, NC 27609

Advance Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

1628 US-1
Youngsville, NC 27596

Arrow Exterminators

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

2940-14, Trawick Rd
Raleigh, NC 27604

Sustainable Pest Systems

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

3021 Stony Brk Dr
Raleigh, NC 27604

HomeTeam Pest Defense

User Reviews: 5/5 

3224 Lake Woodard Dr STE 107
Raleigh, NC 27604

Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control - Raleigh

User Reviews: 4.9/5 

3751 Bastion Ln
Raleigh, NC 27604

Pest & Termite Consultants

User Reviews: 5/5 

5101 Old Poole Rd
Raleigh, NC 27610

Stomp Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

6300 Limousine Dr #116
Raleigh, NC 27617

Triangle Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

230 Fayetteville St #202
Raleigh, NC 27601

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Facts about Wake Forest
Average Max Temp:69°F
Average Min Temp:51°F
Average Daily Sunlight:58%
Average Annual Snowfall:3.3"
Average Monthly Precipitation:3.73"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$232

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The most important step in the pest control process is hiring the right company for you. Important factors include the company's qualifications, its treatment methods, experience and reviews, and of course the cost of services.

Below, we dive into detail on each of these factors.

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

    While the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets the minimum standards of competency for pesticide application, licensing is handled at the state level. All pesticide applicators (and those who supervise them) in North Carolina should be licensed by all the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    Pest control companies can optionally obtain certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro. While not required, they can help you assess the quality of a company's products. For example, the GreenPro Service Certification indicates comprehensive and effective pest control treatment that is safer for people and the environment.

    Pest control companies can also belong to various professional organizations. While not mandatory, membership in organizations like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations help show a company's reputability. Organizations like the NPMA provide access to resources, education, and a network of professionals with whom to share best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can get some insight into a pest control company's level of pest management experience by looking into how long it has been in operation. Local reviews and the company's own website can also let you know whether a company has experience dealing with the specific species of pests that are afflicting your home. You can call the company directly to learn this information if it is not available online.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

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

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    Things like the type of pest being treated, your location, the size of your house, 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) and what kind of guarantees it has. Often, a company will guarantee that if it does not take care of your pest problem, it will keep coming back until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

It's important to consider safety when deciding on a pest control expert, and you might prefer a provider who uses more natural, environmentally friendly treatment methods.

  • Safety

    Your pest technician should use pesticides that are low toxicity or non-toxic whenever possible. If they plan to use pesticides that 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. Pesticides that pose more than a minimum risk must be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many pest control companies are now exploring more eco-friendly pest management that can be implemented before (or in place 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 assess whether immediate action is required.
    2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
    3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of biological, cultural, mechanical, and physical controls.
    4. Employ chemical controls only when required, and always in combination with other controls for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Observe the results and provide additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Wake Forest

Certain pests are more common than others. In Wake Forest, common pests to be wary of include the following:

  • Snakes: Snakes prefer dark, damp, and cool places 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.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs may be found throughout North Carolina, and they can cause serious problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs can be difficult to get rid of, we recommend having professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest wallpaper, furniture, bedsheets, and more.
  • Spiders: Spiders usually prefer moist, dark places and are often found in attics.
  • Mice: If there are mice in your home, you might start noticing droppings or things like chewed wires. You can often find mice in places where food is stored or in attics.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Wake Forest

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pests make their way into your house looking for one of three things: food, water, or shelter. Some pests will opportunistically enter your home through a foundation crack or broken screen. Some are drawn by food, either actual food sitting out or trash left out in the open. Others look 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 a number of steps you can take 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. Fix leaks indoors and eliminate standing water sites outdoors. Lastly, seal off any potential pest entrances into your home, including siding or foundation cracks.

How often do I need to hire someone to do pest control?

Typically, it's recommended that you get your home treated for pests around once a year, more often if you have an active infestation. Your pest control professional will ultimately be the best person to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

Why is preventive pest control important?

If you get pests in your home, you might end up spending a good deal of time and money eliminating of them, and possibly recovering from illness or damages they have caused. Preventive pest control can help stop things like this from happening.

How long does it take for pest control to work?

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

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