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

Pests such as wasps and rats can be a nuisance in any La Porte home. If you're dealing with an infestation, a licensed exterminator can help you contain it before pests damage your health and home.

Our guide to the top pest control companies in La Porte can help you choose the right team to tackle any pest problem, big or small.

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Best 5 La Porte Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,500 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Wasps General Pest Control Fumigation Prevention Ants Termites Ticks Commercial Fleas Mosquitos Residential Spiders Bed Bugs Mice Cockroaches Baiting Deer Rats Flies

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Free inspections
  • Reviews praise customer service
2623 Miller Ranch Rd Ste 105, Pearland, TX 346-326-6530 orkin.com Read More: Orkin Review
Anytime Pest Elimination Baytown Logo

Anytime Pest Elimination Baytown

5/5
Based on 377 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Spiders Residential Green Pest Control Termites Bed Bugs Mosquitos Fleas Ants Commercial General Pest Control Rats Cockroaches Bees

Highlights

  • Reliable exterminators
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
1700 N Main St, Baytown, TX 832-514-2400 anytimepestelimination.com
Ajax Exterminating - Pest Control Services Logo

Ajax Exterminating - Pest Control Services

4.7/5
Based on 50 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Mice Cockroaches Rats Bees Ants Commercial Squirrels Raccoons Prevention Spiders Silverfish Flies General Pest Control Residential Snakes Mosquitos Fleas

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Reliable exterminators
  • Free inspections
16516 El Camino Real #143, Houston, TX 832-888-9121 ajaxexterminating.com
Acme All Pest Exterminators Logo

Acme All Pest Exterminators

4.7/5
Based on 65 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Ticks Termites Ants Rats Prevention Mosquitos Garden Protection Ethical Pest Control Wasps Residential Beetles Moths Bees Spiders Cockroaches Silverfish General Pest Control

Highlights

  • No-cost inspections
  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Commitment to customer education
1012 E Cedar Bayou Lynchburg Rd, Baytown, TX 832-728-6567 acmeallpest.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Coastal Exterminating Co Inc

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

812 S 8th St
La Porte, TX 77571

The Pest Bros

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

455 E Medical Center Blvd Suite 166
Webster, TX 77598

Metro Exterminating

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

217 Highway Blvd
Baytown, TX 77520

Eco Pest

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

814 Bay Star Blvd
Webster, TX 77598

Preventive Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

12009 Almeda Genoa Rd
Houston, TX 77034

Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

15309 A, Gulf Fwy
Gulf Fwy, TX 77034

Mike's Pest Control, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

735 W League City Pkwy
League City, TX 77573

Stuart's Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

700 College Ave
South Houston, TX 77587

Any Season Termite & Pest Control LLC

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

11114 Sageyork Dr
Houston, TX 77089

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Facts about La Porte
Average Max Temp: 79°F
Average Min Temp: 60°F
Average Daily Sunlight: 62%
Average Annual Snowfall: 0.1"
Average Monthly Precipitation: 4.02"
Average Monthly Pest Visit: $234

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

Hiring the right company for you is the most important step in the pest control process. Important factors can include a company's qualifications, its treatment methods, experience and reviews, and of course the cost of services.

Below, we dive into detail on 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 must be certified at the state level. The EPA sets minimum standards of competency, but all pesticide applicators in Texas should be licensed through the proper state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    Pest control companies can optionally obtain certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro. While not required, they can help you assess the quality of a company's products. For example, the GreenPro Service Certification indicates comprehensive and effective pest control methods that are safer for humans and the environment.

    A pest control company can also belong to certain professional organizations. Companies can obtain membership in the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), or state-level organizations. Membership in the NPMA gives companies access to resources, education, and a network of other pest professionals. While not required, membership in professional organizations helps back up a company's reputability.

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can gain some insight into a company's level of experience by looking into how long it has been in operation. Local reviews and the company's own website can also let you know whether a company has the experience needed to deal with the specific species of pests invading your home. You can contact a representative directly to learn this information if you can't find it online.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can view a company's Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating, explore 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

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

    You can consider whether a particular company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits your budget), and what kind of guarantees are provided. Often, a company will guarantee that if its treatment doesn't resolve your pest problem, it will continue to come back until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

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

  • Safety

    You want to ensure that you understand the precautions for the pesticides used around your home, for the sake of you, your family, and your pets. Your pest control provider should be able to supply information about the pesticides they plan on using, whether they are low toxicity or non-toxic, and (if not) what safety measures will be used. All pesticides (except minimum-risk ones) need to be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

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

    1. Identify problem pests and determine if immediate action is needed.
    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 if needed, and always along with other solutions for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Evaluate outcomes and continue with additional pest control as needed.


Common Household Pests in La Porte

Some pests are seen more commonly in La Porte, and these pests are the ones to keep an eye out for. Some of these include the following:

  • Wasps: Wasps are often difficult to get rid of, especially while trying to avoid their stingers. They are commonly found in areas like roof overhangs, attics, sheds, and garages.
  • Bed bugs: Infestations of bed bugs are often very hard to quash, so we recommend calling a local 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.
  • Mice: Some common signs of mice include chewed wires and droppings around your house. Mice tend to frequent attics or areas where you keep food.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in La Porte

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pests enter your home looking for one of three things: food, water, or shelter. Some pests will opportunistically enter your home through a broken screen or foundation crack. Some are drawn by food, either actual food sitting out or trash left out in the open. Others look for water, either standing water outside or puddles inside from things like leaky pipes.

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, don't leave food out. Keep your food stored in sealed containers, and don't leave trash sitting around.

Next, avoid having standing water in or around your home. Repair leaks inside and eliminate standing water sites outdoors. Finally, seal off possible pest entrances into your house, including foundation and siding cracks.

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

Generally 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 frequently. 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 pest control visits?

Your pest control expert will let you know how far your pets should be kept away from treated areas, and for how long. Some pesticides are non-toxic or have low toxicity, but as a general rule you'll be asked to keep pets away from the area during and for some time after application.

How long does pest control last?

Most pesticides last approximately 30 to 90 days after application. Chemicals applied outdoors may not last as long as those applied indoors due to precipitation. Some other things that can affect how long pesticide application lasts include the extent of the pest problem, what specific pests are present, the chemicals used, and the method of applying them.

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