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

When Cranston's rainy season starts, residents must prepare for battle against nuisance pests such as mosquitos and centipedes. Licensed and experienced exterminators can help you control infestations and prevent them from recurring.

No matter what your concerns are, our list of the best pest control companies in Cranston can help.

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Best 5 Cranston Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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4.9/5
Based on 1,439 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WildlifePreventionAntsTermitesTicksGeneral Pest ControlMiceBaitingFumigationSilverfishMosquitosBed BugsSpidersCockroachesWasps

Highlights

  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Transparent pricing
60 Sharp St Ste 1, Hingham, MA 781-524-9001 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Fox Pest Control - Rhode Island

5/5
Based on 2,282 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Green Pest ControlPreventionBeesWaspsGeneral Pest ControlTicksBed BugsFleasTermitesSilverfishBeetlesCockroachesMosquitosMiceAntsSpiders

Highlights

  • Educational web content
  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Free inspection policy
3022, 1296 Park Ave B, Cranston, RI 401-279-0482 fox-pest.com
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Big Blue Bug Solutions

5/5
Based on 1,128 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest ControlBed BugsCockroachesWaspsFleasTicksPreventionSpidersFliesEthical Pest ControlAntsMosquitosMothsMiceBeetlesTermitesGreen Pest ControlWildlifeSilverfishBees

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • No-cost inspections
  • Reviews praise customer service
161 O'connell St, Providence, RI 401-941-5700 bigbluebug.com
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Guardian Pest Control

5/5
Based on 470 customer reviews.

Services Offered

CockroachesSpidersGreen Pest ControlMiceFleasMosquitosGeneral Pest ControlAntsPreventionTicksBed BugsTermites

Highlights

  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • No-cost inspections
391 Warren Ave, East Providence, RI 401-812-3033 guardianpestri.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Debug Pest Control - Rhode Island

User Reviews: 5/5 

41 Cedar Swamp Rd Suite D
Smithfield, RI 02917

Cobra Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.8/5 

2845 Post Rd Suite 210
Warwick, RI 02886

Eliminate 'Em Pest Control Services, LLC

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

10 Dorrance St UNIT 700
Providence, RI 02903

Marshall Pest & Lawn Solutions

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

30 Fairfield Ave
Riverside, RI 02915

Kent County Pest Control, LLC

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

40 Holden St
Coventry, RI 02816

Encon LLC

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

11 Auburn St
Cranston, RI 02910

Aspenn Environmental Services NE LLC.

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

158 Veazie St
Providence, RI 02908

Lincoln Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

225 Putnam Pike
Johnston, RI 02919

Arrest A Pest, INC

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

99 Brownlee Blvd
Warwick, RI 02886

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Facts about Cranston
Average Max Temp:57°F
Average Min Temp:42°F
Average Daily Sunlight:52%
Average Annual Snowfall:44.5"
Average Monthly Precipitation:4.15"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$241

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

There are several factors you can consider when selecting the best pest control expertfor you. The qualifications of and treatment methods used by a company are important to consider, as are its years of experience and reputation in customer reviews. Of course, you also want to think about cost.

Below, we discuss each of these factors in more detail.

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

    All pesticide applicators, as well as those that supervise them, should be licensed via the appropriate Rhode Island regulatory agencies. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets minimum standards of competency, while providing, maintaining, and revoking licensing is handled at the state level.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    A pest control company can optionally apply for additional certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro in order to support its methods and standards. One particular certification is the GreenPro Service Certification, which is awarded to any company that can demonstrate that its methods are more eco-friendly. Companies that receive this certification also need to maintain certain training standards for employees.

    Pest control companies can also belong to various professional organizations. Holding membership in organizations like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations is not required, but helps confirm that a company follows industry best practices. The NPMA gives companies access to education, resources, and a network of other professionals with whom to discuss practices and methods.

Professional Experience and Specialties

Typically, a company provides information like its years of experience and specialities on its website. Local reviews can also help you determine if a company has experience dealing with a specific pest. If you're unable to locate the information you need online, you can reach out to the company directly to get your questions answered.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    Resources you can use to check a company's reputation include local review sites, social media, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Additionally, you can check the status of a company's license through the Rhode Island licensing board.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    Things like the size of your house, your location, the type of pest being treated, 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 sort of guarantees it has. Often, a company will provide a guarantee that if it does not solve your pest problem, it will keep coming back until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

When it comes to picking a pest control provider, you want to select one that will help keep you, your family, and your pets safe. You'll likely also prefer a provider that is eco-friendly.

  • Safety

    Your pest control expert should use low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides when possible. If they plan to use pesticides that don't fit into one of these categories, your technician should explain what safety precautions will be in place to protect you, your family, and your pets. Pesticides that pose more than a minimum risk should be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies are now exploring more environmentally friendly pest management that can be implemented before (or instead of) chemical pesticides. Many are following the practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which goes as follows:

    1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and determine whether immediate action is required.
    2. Decide on the 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 in combination with other techniques for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Observe the results and implement additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Cranston

Not all pests are equally prevalent in Cranston. Some species that you should keep an eye out for are these:

  • Fleas: Typically, fleas tend to prefer warmer weather and often are brought into the home by pets.
  • Ants: Ants can be found in basically all of Rhode Island. Large carpenter ants can be an even bigger problem than normal soil ants, as they can cause structural damage to your home.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations are often very difficult to get rid of, so we recommend hiring an exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs can be found throughout Rhode Island, and can infest not just your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even wallpaper.
  • Mice: Common signs of mouse activity include chewed wires and droppings around your home. Frequently, mice can be found in attics or in areas where food is kept.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Cranston

What causes pest infestations?

Pest infestations happen when pests enter your home looking for something, typically food, water, or shelter. Pests might be looking to eat food or trash left sitting out. Some may also be drawn to standing water outside (from rain collecting in a particular area) or inside (from leaky pipes). They may also come into your house looking for shelter. They can get in through places like foundation cracks or broken screens.

What are some steps I can take to prevent pest infestations?

There are a number of 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.

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

How frequently do I need to hire a pest control professional?

Normally it's recommended that you hire a pest control technician about once a year. If your home has an active infestation, you will need pest control to come out more often. Ultimately, your pest professional will be the person best-equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

Do I need to worry about my pets during or after pest control?

Your pest control company will inform you how far pets should be kept away from treated areas, and for how long. Some pesticides are low toxicity or non-toxic, but generally you'll be asked to keep pets out of the area during and for some time after application.

Will I need to clean my house after pest control services?

We recommend checking in with your pest control technician while they are in your home, as the answer can vary depending on the treatments used. After application of pesticides, you may notice a lingering smell that will eventually dissipate over time.

In many cases, vacuuming, dusting, and wiping down certain surfaces are all appropriate after pest control. However, you'll want to avoid wiping away chemical barriers, and avoid touching any traps unless explicitly told to do so. After the problem is taken care of, continue to keep your home clean. Avoid letting garbage pile up, take care of spills and leaks promptly, and so on. This will help keep pests from coming back.

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