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

Killeen is a large place, so pest infestations start and spread quickly. Whether you're dealing with bed bugs or mice, you want an innovative and proactive exterminator by your side to stop troublesome critters before they can take hold.

Below, discover our list of the top pest control companies in Killeen, who can help you handle any kind of pest problem.

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Best 5 Killeen Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,344 customer reviews.

Services Offered

BaitingAntsBed BugsWildlifeMosquitosSpidersTermitesFumigationWaspsMiceCockroachesGeneral Pest Control

Highlights

  • No-cost inspections
  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Educational web content
5404 E Veterans Memorial Blvd, Killeen, TX 254-312-7547 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Xander's Pest Control

4.7/5
Based on 20 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Bed BugsGeneral Pest ControlCockroachesMiceTicksMosquitosAntsFleasTermites

Highlights

    702 Bluebonnet Cir, Harker Heights, TX 254-247-5007 xanderspestcontrol.com
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    Advantage Pest Control

    4.7/5
    Based on 99 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    SpidersWaspsTermitesGeneral Pest ControlFleasAntsSilverfishMosquitosBed BugsCockroaches

    Highlights

    • Transparent pricing
    • Reviews praise customer service
    • No-cost inspections
    408 E Avenue G #5, Killeen, TX 254-563-3060 advantagectx.com
    Affordable Termite & Pest Control, LLC Logo

    Affordable Termite & Pest Control

    4.5/5
    Based on 59 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    TicksFleasGeneral Pest ControlCockroachesBed BugsMiceAntsTermites

    Highlights

    • Transparent pricing
    413 W Veterans Memorial Blvd, Killeen, TX 254-368-1206 affordablepestpro.com

    More Local Pest Control Companies

    Killeen Pest Control, Inc.

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    1506 Florence Rd
    Killeen, TX 76541

    Elite Exterminators

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    3651 Comanche Dr
    Belton, TX 76513

    White Knight Pest Control, Inc.

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    371 Mill Creek Dr #3
    Salado, TX 76571

    Hartman Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    1851 Morgan's Point Rd
    Belton, TX 76513

    ABC Home & Commercial Services

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    1020 S Wall St
    Belton, TX 76513

    The Bug Master

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    3128 Thornton Ln
    Temple, TX 76502

    ACH Pest, Inc.

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    320 Greenview Dr Ste. 103
    Temple, TX 76502

    BMI Pest Management

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    310 S Main St
    Temple, TX 76504

    Maverick Termite & Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.4/5 

    105 W Avenue H
    Jarrell, TX 76537

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    Facts about Killeen
    Average Max Temp:80°F
    Average Min Temp:59°F
    Average Daily Sunlight:63%
    Average Annual Snowfall:0.1"
    Average Monthly Precipitation:2.85"
    Average Monthly Pest Visit:$228

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    How To Choose a Pest Control Company

    The first step is selecting the best pest control company 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 that supervise them) must be certified at the state level. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum standards of competency, but all 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?

      A pest control company can receive optional certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations to back up its standards and methods. One particular certification is the GreenPro Service Certification, which is given when a company can demonstrate that its methods are more environmentally friendly. A company that receives this certification also needs to maintain certain training standards for employees.

      Pest control companies can also become members of various professional organizations. When a company joins an organization such as the National Pest Management Association(NPMA) (or a state-level organization), it gets access to resources, education, and a network of other pest control experts with whom to compare treatment methods. This can offer added peace of mind that a company is following industry best practices.

    Professional Experience and Specialties

    You can get some insight into a company's level of experience by seeing how many years it has been in operation. The company's website and local reviews can also inform you whether the company has experience dealing with the specific species of pests invading your home. You can always call the company directly to learn this information if it is not available online.

    • Reviews and Recommendations

      You can view a company's rating and reviews on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), read local review sites and social media to see what other people are saying, or verify its license standing via the Texas licensing board.

    • Cost of Services and Guarantees

      For many people, cost is one of the main deciding factors when looking for pest control services. Cost can be influenced by factors like the size of your house, your location, and the type of pest being treated.

      You can think about whether a specific company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits your budget), and what sort of guarantees it provides. Often, a company will guarantee that if your pest problem isn't fixed by its treatment, it will continue to treat until it is.

    Safety and Treatment Methods

    Your choice of pest control company might be affected by how environmentally friendly a company's practices are, in addition to how safe its methods are around your family and pets.

    • Safety

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

    • Treatment Methods

      Organizations 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 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 absolutely necessary, and always with other controls for effective long-term pest management.
      5. Observe the results and provide additional pest control as needed.

    Common Household Pests in Killeen

    Not all pests are equally pervasive in Killeen. Some species that you should be on the lookout for include the following:

    • Bees: Bees around your house can be a nuisance, especially if someone in your household is allergic. Your pest control technician can help get rid of bees, and some might even be able to help safely relocate hives.
    • Ants: Whether smaller soil ants or larger carpenter ants, these pests are found in most of Texas. Carpenter ants can pose a bigger problem than their smaller counterparts by causing damage to your home.
    • Mice: Some telltale signs of mice include chewed wires and droppings around your house. Mice are commonly found in attics or in areas where food is kept.
    • Spiders: These pests prefer dark and moist places and are often found in attics.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Killeen

    What are some causes of pest infestations?

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

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

    There are a number of things you can do to help prevent pest infestations. First, avoid leaving food out. Keep your food stored in sealed containers, and avoid leaving trash sitting around.

    Second, try not to have standing water in or around your house. Repair leaks indoors and eliminate standing water sites outside. Lastly, seal off potential pest entrances into your house, including siding or foundation cracks.

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

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

    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 home, including in areas where you've seen pests. Some pest technicians may prefer to see your home as-is.

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

    How long does it take pest control to work?

    How soon you see pest control results will depend on the issue and treatment. If your pest technician does something like remove a wasp nest, you will see the results almost immediately. For most pest control, however, you will likely need to wait anywhere from a few days to up to six weeks for substantial results. Some pests may require your technician to make multiple visits to your home.

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