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

Parma is a densely-populated city, so once a pest infestation takes hold, it can spread quickly. Troublesome local critters such as bed bugs or rats can turn your home from a sanctuary into a place of continuous worry and concern.

No matter the nature of the infestation you're facing, our list of the best pest control companies in Parma can help you find the right pros to tackle it.

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Best 5 Parma Pest Control Companies

Orkin Logo


Based on 1,500 customer reviews.

Services Offered

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


  • Transparent pricing
  • Educational web content
  • Positive customer service reviews
5251 Commerce Pkwy W, Parma, OH 216-278-7312 orkin.com Read More: Orkin Review
Lakewood Exterminating Logo

Lakewood Exterminating

Based on 411 customer reviews.

Services Offered

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


  • Timeliness of service
  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Free inspections
13443 Detroit Ave # 8, Lakewood, OH 216-466-2486 lakewoodexterminating.com
Abell Pest Control Logo

Abell Pest Control

Based on 67 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Deer Bees Squirrels Silverfish Rats Green Pest Control Mice Ticks Residential Flies Wasps Commercial Prevention Beetles Fleas Mosquitos Termites Ants Bed Bugs Raccoons Moths Spiders Cockroaches Ethical Pest Control Garden Protection General Pest Control


  • Offerings of preventative treatments
  • Reliable appointment windows
  • Positive customer service reviews
12444 Plaza Dr, Parma, OH 216-200-4495 abellpestcontrol.com
Bed Bug BBQ - Cleveland, OH | Bed Bug Exterminator & Removal Service Logo

Bed Bug BBQ - Cleveland, OH | Bed Bug Exterminator & Removal Service

Based on 129 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Bed Bugs Residential Bees General Pest Control Rats Prevention Green Pest Control Commercial Ticks Ants Beetles Heat Treatment


  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Educational web content
  • Free inspection policy
14508 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 216-930-1880 bedbugbbq.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

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

Aptive Environmental

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

2525 E Royalton Rd D
Broadview Heights, OH 44147

Central Exterminating

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

3202 St Clair Ave NE
Cleveland, OH 44114

Speed Exterminating Co.

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

4141 Pearl Rd
Cleveland, OH 44109

Carter Exterminating Co

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

3966 E 131st St
Cleveland, OH 44105

Express Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

9696 Columbia Rd
Olmsted Falls, OH 44138

Certified Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

239 Old Brookpark Rd
Cleveland, OH 44109

Cleveland Best Pest Control LLC

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

3132 E Derbyshire Rd
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

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Facts about Parma
Average Max Temp: 57°F
Average Min Temp: 43°F
Average Daily Sunlight: 50%
Average Annual Snowfall: 52.1"
Average Monthly Precipitation: 3.23"
Average Monthly Pest Visit: $226

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When hiring a pest control company, you want to make sure that you find the best one for you. Factors you may consider include licensing and qualifications, treatment methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and cost.

Below, we explore the details of 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 applicators, licensing is taken care of at the state level. All pesticide applicators (and their supervisors) in Ohio must be licensed by all 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 certifications can help you evaluate the quality of a company's products. For example, the GreenPro Service Certification recognizes comprehensive and effective pest control treatment that is safer for humans and the environment.

    Pest control companies can also join various professional organizations. A pest control company can join both state-level organizations and national organizations such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). By being a member of these optional organizations, a company helps support its reputability and gains access to resources, education, and a network of other professionals with whom to compare best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can gain some insight into a company's experience level by seeing how long it has been in business. The company's website and local reviews can also tell you whether a company has the experience needed to deal 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

    You can view a company's rating and reviews on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), explore local review sites and social media to find out what homeowners near you think, or verify its license standing via the Ohio licensing board.

  • 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 influence the price of pest control.

    You can look into whether a company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), as well as what kind of guarantees it has. Often, a company will guarantee that if it does not solve your pest problem, it will continue treatment until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Keeping yourself, your family and your pets safe is an important concern when choosing a pest control provider. You might also prefer a provider that employs environmentally friendly practices.

  • Safety

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

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies will start with more environmentally friendly options before using pesticides, using a technique called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). When using IPM, the following steps are taken:

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

Common Household Pests in Parma

Not all pests are equally prevalent in Parma. Some species that you should be wary of include the following:

  • Bees: Your local pest control professional can help eliminate bee infestations around your house (and some companies even are able to safely relocate hives). You may be particularly keen to have bees' nests removed if there is someone in your household who has an allergy.
  • Wasps: In many cases, wasps are hard to get rid of, especially if you're trying to avoid being stung. They can often be found in areas like roof overhangs, sheds, garages, and attics.
  • Ants: Whether smaller soil ants or larger carpenter ants, these bugs can be found in most parts of Ohio. Carpenter ants can cause more problems than their smaller counterparts by causing damage to your home.
  • Mice: If you have mice, you might start noticing droppings or things like chewed wires. If your home has mice, they may be found in attics or in places where food is kept.
  • Spiders: Spiders usually prefer dark and moist places and are often found in basements or attics.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Parma

What causes pest infestations?

Pest infestations happen when pests come into your house looking for something, generally food, water, or shelter. Pests might be looking to eat food or trash that is sitting out. Some may also be drawn by standing water collecting outside (from rain collecting in a particular area) or inside (from leaky pipes). They might also enter your house looking for shelter. They can get in through weak spots 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, avoid leaving food out. Make sure food is stored in sealed containers, and avoid leaving trash sitting around.

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

How do I know when to hire a pest control professional?

You should consider hiring a pest control professional any time you notice signs of pest activity in your Parma home. These signs can include droppings, nests, damage caused by pests, or even the pests themselves. If you've had seasonal or recurrent pest infestations, we recommend setting up annual preventive pest management.

What is the importance of preventive pest control?

Preventive pest control is important because it can help stop pest problems before they begin. Local pest control companies know about the pests that live in your part of Parma, including how they make their way into your home and the times of the year during which they are most active. Your technician can recommend changes and implement barriers to keep pests out of your house, helping you save time and money that would otherwise be spent on future pest control visits—and on the damage and illness caused by pests.

How long does pest control last?

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

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