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    Jessica Hurtault
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Many Bend homeowners are concerned about rat and bed bug infestations. Any pest can threaten both your health and property, but hiring a licensed local exterminator can give you peace of mind by stopping infestations and preventing future ones.

Our guide to the best pest control companies in Bend can help you choose the right team to handle any pest problem, big or small.

Best Overall
Terminix logo
5/5

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  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
  • Nearly 100 years in business
  • Service guarantees in 46 states
Best for Urgent Service
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4.8/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • Over a century of experience
  • Same-day service if you call before noon local time
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

4 Best Pest Control Companies in Bend

Brands are algorithmically curated from a database of local service providers near you. We require a minimum number of Google reviews and average ratings for provider inclusion.

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Top Rated

Terminix Central Oregon Pest Control

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 283 reviews


40 SE Bridgeford Blvd, Bend, OR 97702

(541) 382-8252

terminixcentraloregon.com
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Pointe Pest Control

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 1627 reviews


63004 NE 18th St, Bend, OR 97701

(541) 371-2965

pointepest.com/bend-or-pest-control
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Barnes Quality Pest Control Inc.

4.4/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 28 reviews


1030 SE 3rd St #6, Bend, OR 97702

(541) 389-9104

www.barnespestcontrolbend.com
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Pointe Pest Control

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 628 reviews


2622 SW Glacier Pl #150, Redmond, OR 97756

(541) 504-6527

pointepest.com/redmond-or-pest-contro...

Facts about Bend

  • Average Max Temperature:
    54°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    37°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    59%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    28.9”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    1.64”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $232

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

Choosing the best pest control company for you is key. You might take into consideration a company's qualifications, methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and service prices.

Below, we dive into detail on each factor.

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, licensure is taken care of at the state level. All pesticide applicators (and their supervisors) in Oregon need to be licensed by all the necessary state regulatory agencies.

Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

A pest control company can optionally apply for additional certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations in order to support its standards and methods. One particular certification is the GreenPro Service Certification, which is given to any company that can demonstrate that its methods are more eco-friendly. A company that receives this certification also needs to maintain certain employee training standards.

Pest control companies can also join certain professional organizations. Companies can obtain membership in the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), or state-level organizations. NPMA membership provides companies with access to education, resources, and a network of other pest professionals. While not required, membership in professional organizations helps back up a company's reputability.

Professional Experience and Specialties

How long a company has been in business can tell you something about its experience dealing with various pests. Customer reviews or the company's website itself can also enlighten you about whether it has the experience needed to handle your specific pest problem. If you cannot find the answers to your questions online, calling a representative is an easy 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, view a company's Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating, or check its licensure status through the Oregon licensing board.

Cost of Services and Guarantees

The cost of pest control can vary based on things like the type of pest being treated, your location, the size of your house, and other factors.

When considering the cost of services, you should verify whether a company provides free on-site estimates as part of its services. This can help determine whether the company fits into your budget. Also take into account what guarantees a company offers: If the problem is not fixed, or returns, will the company provide additional treatment until the issue is satisfactorily resolved?

Safety and Treatment Methods

When it comes to choosing a pest control provider, you want to choose a company that will keep you, your family, and your pets safe. You may also prefer a provider that is eco-friendly.

Safety

Your pest control expert should be able to explain the safety precautions of 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; if they are not, they should explain what safety precautions will be used to protect your family, your pets, and you. Pesticides that pose above a minimum risk must be registered with the EPA.

Treatment Methods

Many pest control companies have begun using more natural and eco-friendly treatment methods before (or in place of) harsh chemical pesticides. Some follow a program called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The steps of IPM are as follows:

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

Common Household Pests in Bend

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

  • Beetles: In Bend and around the U.S., there are a variety of beetle species that could cause problems. While many beetles are harmless, others can cause damage to your home by eating wood, carpeting, and more.
  • Wasps: Wasps are often hard to get rid of, especially while trying to avoid their stingers. They can often be found in spots like garages, sheds, attics, and roof overhangs.
  • Mosquitoes: A mosquito infestation is more likely if you live in a wetter area. They're also more common when the weather is warmer. Mosquitoes can be more than just annoying—they can cause itchy bites and even spread diseases.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs can be found throughout Oregon, and they can cause serious problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs are 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 you have a mouse infestation, you may start noticing droppings or things like chewed wires. If your home has mice, they may be found in places where food is kept or in attics.
  • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your basement, attic, or other damp, dark places. Most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, but you still don't want an infestation of them in your house.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in Bend

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