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

Many Erie homeowners worry about damaging critters such as rats and wasps. Ease your pest concerns by hiring a licensed local exterminator that can stop current infestations and prevent future ones.

Below, you can find our list of the best pest control companies in Erie, who can help you handle any kind of pest problem.

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Best 5 Erie Pest Control Companies

Bigfoot Pest Control Logo

Bigfoot Pest Control

Based on 54 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest ControlAntsPreventionSpiders


  • Commitment to customer education
  • Transparent pricing
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
2701 Station Rd, Erie, PA 814-899-8278 bigfootpestcontrolerie.com
Perf-a-Lawn, Inc. Logo


Based on 272 customer reviews.

Services Offered

TicksGreen Pest ControlFleasMothsGeneral Pest ControlPrevention


  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Commitment to customer education
  • Proactive solutions for pest control
1863 E 12th St, Erie, PA 814-454-4333 perfalawn.com
General Exterminating & Outdoor Services Logo

General Exterminating & Outdoor Services

Based on 47 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MiceWaspsAntsGeneral Pest ControlSpidersGreen Pest ControlCockroaches


  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
2204 W 38th St, Erie, PA 814-864-4984 generalexterminatingerie.com
TeamTurf Logo


Based on 234 customer reviews.

Services Offered

PreventionGeneral Pest Control


    11008 U.s. Hwy 19, Waterford, PA 814-796-1111 teamturflawncare.com

    More Local Pest Control Companies

    PDQ Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    8799 W Ridge Rd
    Girard, PA 16417

    Amherst Exterminators

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    218 W 5th St
    Dunkirk, NY 14048

    Nuisance No More

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    3046 Middle Rd
    Dunkirk, NY 14048

    Plunkett's Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    139 Williamson Rd
    Greenville, PA 16125

    Tri-County Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    668 George Hill Rd
    Cranberry, PA 16319

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    Facts about Erie
    Average Max Temp:53°F
    Average Min Temp:43°F
    Average Daily Sunlight:51%
    Average Annual Snowfall:138.5"
    Average Monthly Precipitation:3.48"
    Average Monthly Pest Visit:$235

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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. The qualifications of and treatment methods used by a company are important to consider, as well as its years of experience and customer reviews. Of course, you also want to consider cost.

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

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

      Per the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), all pesticide applicators and those that supervise them need to be licensed at the state level. The EPA has established minimum standards of competency, and the Pennsylvania regulatory agencies handle the issuing, maintaining, and revoking of licenses.

    • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

      Pest control companies can optionally obtain additional certifications like the GreenPro Service Certification. This certification is awarded once a company has shown that its treatment methods are more environmentally friendly and demonstrated that it also holds itself up to certain other standards, such as up-to-date employee training. A company can also earn other certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro to further back up its practices and methods.

      Pest control companies can also join certain professional organizations. Holding membership in organizations like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations is not mandatory, but helps verify a company's reputability. The NPMA gives companies access to education, resources, and a network of pest professionals with whom to discuss practices and methods.

    Professional Experience and Specialties

    Generally, a company will list information like years of experience and specialities on its website. Local reviews can also tell you whether a company has experience dealing with a particular pest in your area. If you can't get the information you need online, you can speak with a company representative directly to get your questions answered.

    • Reviews and Recommendations

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

    • Cost of Services and Guarantees

      Cost is important when hiring someone for pest control. Cost can be affected influenced by your location, the size of your house, the type of pest being treated, and other factors.

      Many companies offer free on-site estimates at the beginning of their process, to help you determine whether it fits into your budget. You can also ask whether a provider offers a satisfaction guarantee, meaning that if your pest problem is not solved by the initial treatment, it will continue returning until it is.

    Safety and Treatment Methods

    Your choice of pest control company 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

      Be sure to ask your pest control provider if they plan to use low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides—if not, ask what precautionary measures they plan to use. Any pesticide that presents above a minimum risk needs to be registered with the EPA. Your pest control company should provide information about all pesticides to be used, in addition to how safe they are around people and pets.

    • Treatment Methods

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

      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. Use a combination of biological, cultural, mechanical, and physical controls to manage the pest problem.
      4. Employ chemical controls only when required, and always with other techniques for effective long-term pest management.
      5. Assess the outcome and implement additional pest control as needed.

    Common Household Pests in Erie

    Certain pests are more common in Erie, and these are the ones you should keep an eye out for. Some of these include the following:

    • Fleas: Fleas tend to prefer warmer weather and often are brought into the home by pets.
    • Spiders: You may find spiders in your basement, attic, or other moist, dark areas. Most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, but you still don't want an infestation of them in your home.
    • Bed bugs: Infestations of bed bugs are often very difficult to eliminate, so we strongly recommend hiring an exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs are found throughout Pennsylvania, and can infest not just your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even wallpaper.
    • Mice: If you have mice, you might start noticing droppings around your house, or things like chewed wires. If your home has mice, they may be found in places where food is kept or in attics.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Erie

    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 opportunistically enter your home via a foundation crack or broken screen. Some are attracted to 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 things like leaky pipes.

    How can I prevent pest infestations?

    There are certain steps you can take to help prevent pest infestations. First, don't leave food out. Keep your food stored in sealed containers, and avoid leaving trash sitting around.

    Next, avoid having standing water in or around your home. Repair leaks indoors and eliminate places where standing water collects outside. Finally, seal off any possible pest entrances into your home, including foundation and siding cracks.

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

    You should consider hiring an exterminator any time you notice signs of pest activity in your Erie home. This can include seeing nests, droppings, damage caused by pests, or even the pests themselves. If you get recurrent or seasonal pest infestations, we recommend yearly preventive pest management.

    What should I do before pest control services?

    Before your pest control technician arrives, check and see if they want you to clean around your house, including in areas where you've noticed pests. Some pest professionals may prefer to see your home as-is.

    If you are asked to clean, make sure all paper goods and trash are out of the affected areas (as pests like to hide in these items), and that food is stored away so that it does not become contaminated with pesticides. You might also want to remove plants from the area. Also make sure to block off areas to be treated to keep children and pets out until it is safe. If the problem needs more intensive pest control, such as fumigation, follow your pest professional's instructions closely.

    Can pests come out after a technician sprays for them?

    You might feel as though you're seeing more pests in your home in the days after pest control treatment. This is because living pests are being flushed from their hiding places deep in your home, or you may be seeing more dead pests around. If the amount of pest activity hasn't started to go down in one to two weeks following treatment, get in touch with your Erie pest professional to see if another treatment is required.

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