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

Many Friendswood homeowners worry about wasp 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 list of the top pest control companies in Friendswood can help you find the right team to handle any pest problem.

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  • Over a century of experience
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Best 5 Friendswood Pest Control Companies

Orkin Logo

Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,929 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Termites Wasps Spiders General Pest Control Cockroaches Fleas Ants Wildlife Bed Bugs Fumigation Ticks Mice Mosquitos Baiting

Highlights

  • Commitment to customer education
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Free inspection policy
2623 Miller Ranch Rd #105, Pearland, TX 346-867-7506 orkin.com Read More: Orkin Review
Killum Pest Control Inc Logo

Killum Pest Control

5/5
Based on 1,383 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Ants Bed Bugs Green Pest Control Mice Bees Termites Prevention Fleas Ticks Cockroaches Mosquitos General Pest Control

Highlights

  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Transparent pricing
  • No-cost inspections
2506 Francis Dr, Pearland, TX 281-297-9993 killum.com
Preventive Pest Control Logo

Preventive Pest Control

5/5
Based on 1,478 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Spiders Wildlife Prevention Fleas Cockroaches Wasps Ticks Mosquitos Mice Termites Ants General Pest Control Flies

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Educational web content
12009 Almeda Genoa Rd, Houston, TX 713-955-7405 preventivepesthouston.com
Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control Logo

Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control

4.7/5
Based on 143 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Cockroaches Mosquitos Green Pest Control Prevention Bees Ants Bed Bugs Fleas Silverfish Moths Ticks Beetles General Pest Control Flies Termites Spiders Mice Wasps

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Commitment to customer education
  • Transparent pricing
12221 Fuqua St Suite C, Houston, TX 281-922-1780 locations.trulynolen.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Ajax Exterminating

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

16516 El Camino Real #143
Houston, TX 77062

Massey Services Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

1320 S, 1320 State Hwy 3 Suite A-1
League City, TX 77573

Enviro-Pest Management LLC

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

351 Columbia Memorial Pkwy
League City, TX 77573

Mike's Pest Control, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

735 W League City Pkwy
League City, TX 77573

Alvin Pest Control, LLC

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

213 N Beauregard St
Alvin, TX 77511

Eco Pest

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

814 Bay Star Blvd
Webster, TX 77598

Stuart's Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

700 College Ave
South Houston, TX 77587

Stephen Terry Pest Elimination

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

4650 Center St
Deer Park, TX 77536

Coastal Exterminating Co

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

812 S 8th St
La Porte, TX 77571

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Facts about Friendswood
Average Max Temp: 77°F
Average Min Temp: 63°F
Average Daily Sunlight: 64%
Average Annual Snowfall: 0.1"
Average Monthly Precipitation: 4.01"
Average Monthly Pest Visit: $234

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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. Important decision-making factors include the company's qualifications, its treatment methods, experience and reviews, and of course the cost of services.

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

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

    According to 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 maintains minimum competency standards, and the Texas regulatory agencies handle the granting, maintaining, and revoking of licenses.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    Pest control companies can optionally obtain certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations. 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 methods that are safer for people and the environment.

    Pest control companies can also belong to certain professional organizations. While not required, membership in organizations like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations help verify a company's reputability. Organizations like the NPMA provide access to education, resources, and a network of professionals with whom to compare best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

For the most part, a company displays information like years of experience and specialities on its website. Online reviews can also help you figure out if a company has experience dealing with a specific pest. If you can't get the information you need online, you can contact a company representative directly to get the answers to your questions.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can view a company's Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating, explore reviews on local review sites or social media, or check the standing of its license via the Texas 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 affect the cost of pest control.

    You can learn whether a company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget) and what type of guarantees it offers. Often, a company will guarantee that if it does not solve your pest problem, it will keep coming back until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

It's important to consider safety when deciding on a pest control provider. You might also prefer a provider who uses more natural, environmentally friendly methods.

  • Safety

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

  • Treatment Methods

    Companies looking to reduce their reliance on chemical pesticides often follow practices such as Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Using IPM involves a series of steps:

    1. Identify problem pests and assess whether immediate action is needed.
    2. Decide on the safest course of action.
    3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of mechanical, cultural, biological, and physical controls.
    4. Employ chemical controls only when absolutely necessary, and always with other solutions for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Evaluate outcomes and continue with additional pest control as needed.


Common Household Pests in Friendswood

You might run into some pests more often in Friendswood. Some to keep an eye out for include these:

  • Termites: If termites get out of hand, they could cause hundreds or thousands of dollars in damage. Often, termites get into your house via nearby piles of rotting wood, firewood, or mulch.
  • Mosquitoes: A mosquito infestation is more likely if your home is in a wetter area (like Friendswood). They're also more common during the warmer months. Mosquitoes can be more than just a nuisance—they can cause itchy bites and even carry diseases.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations are often very hard to get rid of, so we recommend calling a professional as soon as possible. Bed bugs can be found throughout Texas, and can infest not just your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even your wallpaper.
  • Spiders: You may find spiders in your attic or other moist, dark places. Most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, but you still don't want a spider infestation in your home.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Friendswood

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pests make their way into your home looking for one of three things: food, water, or shelter. Some pests will opportunistically enter your home through a foundation crack or broken screen. Some are attracted to food, either actual food left out or trash sitting out in the open. Others are searching for water, whether it be standing water outside or puddles inside from leaky pipes.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

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

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

How often should I hire someone to do pest control?

Generally, it's recommended that you get your home treated for pests around once a year, more frequently if there is an active infestation. Your pest control professional will ultimately be the one best equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

Should I clean my home after pest control services?

Whether you need to clean your home after pest control services will depend on what treatments are used. Make sure that you ask your pest control technician before they leave. Typically, you will be able to dust, vacuum, and wipe down certain surfaces, but you should avoid wiping away chemical barriers or touching any traps unless you have been explicitly told to do so. You might notice a lingering smell following the application of some pesticides.

Following pest treatment, it is important to maintain a clean home to avoid encouraging pests to return.

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