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

Like any part of the country, Lakewood residents face infestations of rats and bed bugs. These nuisance critters can damage both health and houses, but licensed exterminators can help stop them in their tracks.

Below, find our guide to the best pest control companies in Lakewood, who can help you deal with any pest problem.

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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 Lakewood Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,945 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WildlifeFleasMicePreventionWaspsSpidersFliesCockroachesFumigationBed BugsTermitesGeneral Pest ControlAntsBaitingBeetlesMosquitosBees

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Free inspection policy
  • Commitment to customer education
5251 Commerce Pkwy W, Cleveland, OH 216-303-7921 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Lakewood Exterminating

5/5
Based on 598 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest ControlMosquitosBed BugsGreen Pest ControlFleasSilverfishWaspsBaitingCockroachesBeetlesPreventionTermitesMothsWildlifeAntsSpidersBeesFliesMice

Highlights

  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • No-cost inspections
13443 Detroit Ave #8, Lakewood, OH 216-466-2486 lakewoodexterminating.com
Epcon Lane Pest Control Logo

Epcon Lane Pest Control

5/5
Based on 372 customer reviews.

Services Offered

PreventionFleasAntsCockroachesSpidersMosquitosGeneral Pest ControlTicksTermitesMiceGreen Pest Control

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
4429 State Rd Suite #21, Cleveland, OH 440-209-3982 epconlane.com
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Abell Pest Control

4.8/5
Based on 127 customer reviews.

Services Offered

TermitesWildlifeMothsMosquitosTicksFleasCockroachesGeneral Pest ControlGarden ProtectionFliesAntsWaspsMiceSilverfishSpidersEthical Pest ControlGreen Pest ControlBed BugsBeesPreventionBeetles

Highlights

  • Proactive approach to pest control
  • Punctuality
  • Reviews praise customer service
12444 Plaza Dr, Parma, OH 216-200-4495 abellpestcontrol.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Bugs Bee Gone Exterminating

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

27407 Blossom Blvd
North Olmsted, OH 44070

Bed Bug BBQ - Cleveland, OH - Bed bug Removal, Extermination, Whole House Clean Out

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

14508 Madison Ave
Lakewood, OH 44107

General Pest Control Co.

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

4520 W 160th St
Cleveland, OH 44135

Cleveland Bee Removal

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

4332 W 52nd St
Cleveland, OH 44144

Speed Exterminating Co.

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

4141 Pearl Rd
Cleveland, OH 44109

Bugg's Murphy Professional Exterminating

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

661 Front St Building 4
Berea, OH 44017

Express Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

9696 Columbia Rd
Olmsted Falls, OH 44138

Allied Exterminating Inc

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

12400 Cooley Ave
Cleveland, OH 44111

Central Exterminating Company

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

3202 St Clair Ave NE
Cleveland, OH 44114

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Facts about Lakewood
Average Max Temp:57°F
Average Min Temp:43°F
Average Daily Sunlight:50%
Average Annual Snowfall:55.0"
Average Monthly Precipitation:3.23"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$226

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When picking a pest control company, you want to make sure that you find the right one for you. You might consider a company's qualifications and treatment methods in addition to its years of experience and customer reviews. Of course, there is also the cost of services to consider.

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

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

    According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), all pesticide applicators and their supervisors must be certified at the state level. The EPA does set minimum standards of competency, but all Ohio pesticide applicators need to be licensed through the proper state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    Obtaining additional optional certifications can help prove that a pest control company is reputable. One of these is the GreenPro Service Certification. For this certification, a company must show that its methods are more environmentally friendly and that its employees receive up-to-date training. Other certifications can be obtained through trade organizations like QualityPro.

    There are several professional organizations in which pest control companies can hold membership. Joining an organization like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or a state-level organization grants a pest control company access to resources and education, and a network of professionals with whom to compare best practices. Joining one of these organizations is not mandatory, but it can help indicate that a company follows industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

The amount of time that a company has been in business can give you some insight into its experience dealing with pests in your area. Customer reviews or the company's own website can also inform you whether it has the experience necessary to eliminate the particular pests that are plaguing you. If you cannot find the answers to your questions online, calling a representative is a great way to learn about the company's areas of expertise.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can look for reviews and recommendations on local review sites or social media, look up a company's Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating, or check its licensure status through the Ohio licensing board.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

    You can learn whether a company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget) and what type of guarantees it has. 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 preferences regarding safety for yourself, your children, your pets, and the environment may influence which provider and treatment methods you choose.

  • Safety

    Your pest control technician should be able to discuss the safety of any and all pesticides they plan to use. They should be able to answer questions about whether the pesticides are low toxicity or non-toxic; if they are not, they should explain what safety precautions will be in place to protect you, your family, and your pets. Pesticides that pose greater than a minimum risk need to be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies are now exploring cleaner and greener 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 if immediate action is required.
    2. Determine the best and 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 along with other controls for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Observe the results and continue with additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Lakewood

In Lakewood, there are some pests that are more common than others. This list includes the following:

  • Moths: If you are finding holes in your clothing or linens, you may have moths in your home. Moths like dark places like closets, and they're more common in warmer places.
  • Termites: Termites frequently get into your house from nearby piles of firewood, mulch, or rotting wood. If left untreated, they can do a significant amount of damage and cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars in repairs.
  • Spiders: Spiders usually prefer damp and dark places and are commonly found in basements or attics.
  • Bed bugs: Infestations of bed bugs can be very difficult to quash, so we strongly recommend calling a local exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs can be found throughout Ohio, and can infest not only your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even wallpaper.
  • Mice: If your home has a mouse infestation, you might start noticing droppings or things like chewed wires. Frequently, mice are found in places where food is kept or in attics.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Lakewood

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pest infestations happen when pests enter your house looking for something, normally food, water, or shelter. Pests may seek out and eat food or trash that is left out. Some could also be drawn by standing water collecting outside (from rain collecting in one spot) or inside (from leaky pipes). They might also come into your home simply looking for shelter. They can get in through places like broken screens or foundation cracks.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

There are several steps you can take to help prevent pest infestations. First, don't leave food out. Make sure food is stored in sealed containers, and don't leave trash sitting around.

Second, try not to have standing water in or around your house. Repair leaks inside and eliminate places where standing water collects outside. Finally, seal off potential pest entrances into your home, including foundation and siding cracks.

When should I hire a pest control professional?

When you see signs of pest activity in your Lakewood home—things like nests, droppings, signs of damage, or the pests themselves—you should contact your local pest professional. If you've had recurrent or seasonal infestations, we suggest reaching out to a local pest control company to set up annual pest management services.

How long does it take for pest control to work?

How soon you see pest control results will depend on the issue and treatment. If your pest technician does something like remove a wasp nest, you can see the results almost immediately. For most pest control, however, you may need to wait anywhere from a few days to up to six weeks for substantial results. Some pests may require your technician to make multiple trips to your house.

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