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

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

Our list of the top pest control companies in DeSoto can help you find the right team to tackle any pest problem.

Best Overall
5.0
  • 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 DeSoto Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,550 customer reviews.

Services Offered

TicksSilverfishBaitingFumigationBed BugsSpidersMiceFliesTermitesWildlifeAntsGeneral Pest ControlMosquitosCockroachesWasps

Highlights

  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Lack of hidden fees
4360 Beltway Pl Ste 260, Arlington, TX 469-868-7393 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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The Pest Gurus

4.7/5
Based on 48 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WildlifePreventionCockroachesTicksSpidersBaitingBed BugsMosquitosGreen Pest ControlEthical Pest ControlAntsMiceGeneral Pest ControlFleasBeesTermites

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
1226 Ridge Rock Ln, Duncanville, TX 972-679-9759 thepestgurus.com
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Pest Force

4.6/5
Based on 158 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WaspsTermitesSpidersCockroachesMiceWildlifeGeneral Pest ControlBed BugsMosquitos

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Transparent pricing
1262 Eastgate Rd, Midlothian, TX 972-775-5033 pestforceusa.com
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Charles Pest Control Services

4.5/5
Based on 30 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MosquitosBaitingPreventionMiceGeneral Pest ControlTermitesFleasBed Bugs

Highlights

    500 West W Farm To Market Rd 1382, Cedar Hill, TX 972-299-6334 charlespestcontrolservices.com

    More Local Pest Control Companies

    Brady Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    7315 Vienta Point
    Grand Prairie, TX 75054

    Vista Turf

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    619 N 7th St
    Midlothian, TX 76065

    Paragon Pest Control

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    5008 Boots and Saddle Ct
    Grand Prairie, TX 75052

    Texas Bed Bug Experts

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    958 Honeysuckle Trail
    Midlothian, TX 76065

    Sureguard Lawn & Pest

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    995 I-35E
    Waxahachie, TX 75165

    Bullseye Pest Management

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    6720 White Tail Ln
    Arlington, TX 76002

    GreenPower Pest Control

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    3232 McKinney Ave Suite 500
    Dallas, TX 75204

    Envirotrol Pest Management Systems

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    806 N Belt Line Rd
    Grand Prairie, TX 75050

    Stroope Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    1450 Buena Vista Rd
    Waxahachie, TX 75167

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    Facts about DeSoto
    Average Max Temp:77°F
    Average Min Temp:57°F
    Average Daily Sunlight:62%
    Average Annual Snowfall:0.6"
    Average Monthly Precipitation:3.05"
    Average Monthly Pest Visit:$229

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    How To Choose a Pest Control Company

    The first step is picking the best pest control professional for the job. You might consider a company's qualifications and treatment methods as well as its customer reviews and years of experience. And of course, there's the cost of services to consider.

    Below, we dive into detail on each of these factors.

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

      All pesticide applicators (and those who supervise them) are required to be certified at the state level. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets minimum standards of competency, but any pesticide applicators working in the state of Texas must be licensed via the necessary state regulatory agencies.

    • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

      Pest control companies also have the option to obtain additional certifications such as the GreenPro Service Certification. This certification is granted once a company has proven its methods to be more environmentally friendly and demonstrated that it also maintains certain other standards, such as up-to-date training for employees. A company can also earn other certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro to further support its practices and methods.

      A pest control company can also obtain membership in professional organizations. While not mandatory, membership in organizations such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations help verify a company's reputability. After joining an organization like the NPMA, a company receives access to resources, education, and a network of professionals with whom to compare best practices.

    Professional Experience and Specialties

    The number of years that a company has been in business can tell you something about its experience dealing with pests in your area. Customer reviews or the company's website itself can also inform you whether it has the skills and experience necessary to handle your specific pest problem. If you can't find the information you need online, contacting the company directly is an excellent way to learn about its areas of expertise.

    • Reviews and Recommendations

      You can look up a company's Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating, browse reviews on social media or local review sites, or check the standing of its license via the Texas licensing board.

    • Cost of Services and Guarantees

      Cost is important when choosing a pest control company. Cost may be determined by the type of pest being treated, your location, the size of your house, and other factors.

      Certain pest control companies offer a free on-site estimate to help you decide if it fits into your budget. You can also look at whether it offers a satisfaction guarantee.

    Safety and Treatment Methods

    Your choice of pest control company might be influenced by how environmentally friendly a company's practices are, as well as how safe its methods are around your family and pets.

    • Safety

      Your pest control provider should be using pesticides that are low toxicity or non-toxic whenever possible. If any pesticides used don't fall into one of these categories, your technician should explain what safety precautions will be in place to protect your family, your pets, and you. All pesticides that pose more than a minimum risk must be registered with the EPA.

    • Treatment Methods

      Many companies have begun using more natural 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 the source of the pest problem and determine whether immediate action is required.
      2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
      3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of physical, cultural, biological, and mechanical 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 implement additional pest control as needed.

    Common Household Pests in DeSoto

    Not all pests are equally common in DeSoto. Some species that you should be wary of are these:

    • Bees: Your local pest control professional can help get rid of bees around your house (some even are able to safely relocate hives). You might be particularly keen to have bees' nests removed if there is someone in your household who is allergic.
    • 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 stored or in attics.
    • Spiders: These pests prefer dark and moist places and are commonly found in attics.
    • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations can be very hard to quash, so we recommend hiring an exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs are found throughout Texas, and can infest not just your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even your wallpaper.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in DeSoto

    What causes pest infestations?

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

    How can I prevent pest infestations?

    One thing you can do to prevent pest infestations is seal off potential entrances into your house. This includes things like cracks in your siding or foundation. Also try to avoid leaving food out for pests. This means keeping food in sealed containers as well as not leaving trash out. Lastly, reduce standing water in and around your home. Find ways to reduce places where water can collect outside, and fix leaks inside.

    When should I hire a pest control professional?

    You should consider hiring an exterminator any time you see signs of pests in your DeSoto home. You might see droppings, nests, pest damage, or even the pests themselves. If you've had recurrent or seasonal pest infestations, we recommend setting up yearly preventive pest management.

    Is pest control safe around pets?

    Typically, it's a good idea to keep your pets away from treated areas during and for some time after application. Some pest control chemicals are non-toxic or have low toxicity, but generally they should not be ingested by animals. Your pest control technician will tell you how far to keep your pets away from treated areas, and for how long.

    Will pests come out after spraying for them?

    It's not unusual to feel as though you're seeing more pests in the days or weeks following pest control treatment. The process tends to flush pests out of their hiding spaces, which makes them more visible; you may also see more dead pests around your home. If this uptick in pests sightings doesn't begin to decrease after one to two weeks, contact your DeSoto pest professional. Another treatment may be necessary.

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