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

Lancaster is a densely-populated city, so once a pest infestation takes hold, it can spread quickly. Troublesome local critters such as rats or mice can turn your home from a sanctuary into a source of constant discomfort.

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

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Best 5 Lancaster Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,550 customer reviews.

Services Offered

TicksMosquitosWaspsAntsFumigationMiceBaitingSilverfishFliesTermitesGeneral Pest ControlSpidersBed BugsCockroachesWildlife

Highlights

  • No-cost inspections
  • Transparent pricing
  • Positive customer service reviews
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

SpidersBeesTermitesGeneral Pest ControlBaitingBed BugsPreventionCockroachesMiceAntsGreen Pest ControlTicksWildlifeFleasMosquitosEthical Pest Control

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Positive customer service reviews
1226 Ridge Rock Ln, Duncanville, TX 972-679-9759 thepestgurus.com
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Charles Pest Control Services

4.5/5
Based on 30 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest ControlFleasMiceTermitesBaitingMosquitosBed BugsPrevention

Highlights

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

    5/5
    Based on 454 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    WaspsAntsMicePreventionCockroachesSpidersTicksGeneral Pest ControlGreen Pest Control

    Highlights

    • Consistently high customer service reviews
    • Commitment to customer education
    • Lack of hidden fees
    3232 Mckinney Ave Suite 500, Dallas, TX 214-234-9210 greenpowerpest.com

    More Local Pest Control Companies

    Sureguard Lawn & Pest

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    995 I-35E
    Waxahachie, TX 75165

    Pest Force

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    1262 Eastgate Rd
    Midlothian, TX 76065

    Texas Bed Bug Experts

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    958 Honeysuckle Trail
    Midlothian, TX 76065

    Protex Service Inc

    User Reviews: 4.3/5 

    1915 N Haskell Ave.
    Dallas, TX 75204

    Cross Country Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    306 S Elm St
    Waxahachie, TX 75165

    Stroope Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    1450 Buena Vista Rd
    Waxahachie, TX 75167

    Vista Turf

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    619 N 7th St
    Midlothian, TX 76065

    Brady Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    7315 Vienta Point
    Grand Prairie, TX 75054

    Paragon Pest Control

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    5008 Boots and Saddle Ct
    Grand Prairie, TX 75052

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    Facts about Lancaster
    Average Max Temp:77°F
    Average Min Temp:57°F
    Average Daily Sunlight:62%
    Average Annual Snowfall:0.4"
    Average Monthly Precipitation:3.05"
    Average Monthly Pest Visit:$229

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    How To Choose a Pest Control Company

    There are several things that you can take into consideration when selecting the right pest control company for you. Some things you may consider include qualifications and licensing, treatment methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and cost.

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

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

      Per the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), all pesticide applicators and their supervisors must be licensed at the state level. The EPA has established minimum competency standards, and the Texas regulatory agencies take care of the granting, maintaining, and revoking of licenses.

    • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

      One certification that pest control companies can earn is the GreenPro Service Certification, which requires that a company show that its practices are more environmentally friendly and that its employees receive up-to-date training. Trade organizations such as QualityPro offer other certifications. These are not required, but can help show that a pest control company is reputable.

      Pest control companies can also become members of certain professional organizations. Being a member of organizations such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations is not mandatory, but helps show that a company is reputable. When a pest control company joins the NPMA, it gains access to education, resources, and a network of other professionals with whom to discuss practices and methods.

    Professional Experience and Specialties

    For the most part, a company will list information like years of experience and specialities on its website. Local reviews can also help you determine if a company has experience dealing with a particular pest in your area. If you're unable to find the information you need online, you can call the company directly to get the answers to your questions.

    • Reviews and Recommendations

      Resources that can help you verify a company's reputation include social media, local review sites, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). You can also confirm the status of a company's license via the Texas 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 influence the price 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 kind of guarantees it has. Often, a company will provide a guarantee that if it does not eliminate your pest problem, it will continue treatment 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 employs more natural, environmentally friendly methods.

    • Safety

      All pesticides used by your company (except those that are determined to be of minimal risk) are required to be registered with the EPA. Your pest control technician should be able to provide you with information on each pesticide they will be using. They should be able to tell you whether these chemicals are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what safety precautions will be taken.

    • Treatment Methods

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

      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 biological, cultural, mechanical, and physical controls.
      4. Employ chemical controls only if needed, and always along with other techniques for effective long-term pest management.
      5. Assess the outcome and provide additional pest control as needed.

    Common Household Pests in Lancaster

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

    • Mosquitoes: You're more likely to face a mosquito infestation if you live in a wetter area. They're also more common when the weather is warmer. Mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance—they can cause itchy bites and even carry diseases.
    • Termites: Termites frequently get into your home from nearby piles of rotting wood, firewood, or mulch. If not stopped, they can do significant damage and necessitate hundreds or thousands of dollars in repairs.
    • Mice: If there are mice in your home, you may notice droppings or things like chewed wires. Frequently, mice are found in attics or in places where food is kept.
    • Bed bugs: Bed bugs are found throughout Texas and can lead to major problems if left untreated. Because bed bug infestations are often tricky to get rid of, we recommend hiring a professional exterminator as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest furniture, wallpaper, bedsheets, and more.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Lancaster

    What are some causes of pest infestations?

    Pest infestations happen when pests enter your home looking for something, usually food, water, or shelter. Pests might seek out and eat food or trash that is sitting out. Some could also be drawn by standing water collecting outside (from rain collecting in one spot) or inside (from leaky pipes). Pests may also come into your house looking for shelter and get in through places like foundation cracks or broken screens.

    How can I prevent pest infestations?

    There are a number of things you can do to help prevent pest infestations. First, don't leave food out. Keep your food stored in sealed containers, and avoid leaving trash sitting around.

    Next, avoid having standing water in or around your home. Fix leaks inside and eliminate places where standing water collects outside. Finally, seal off any potential pest entrances into your home, including siding or foundation cracks.

    How do I know when to hire a pest control professional?

    Any time you see signs of pest activity in your Lancaster home—such as droppings, nests, signs of damage, or the pests themselves—you should reach out to your local pest professional. If you've had seasonal or recurrent infestations, we recommend reaching out to a local pest control company to set up annual pest management services.

    Do I need to clean after pest control services?

    Whether you need to clean your home after pest control services will depend on the type of treatment(s) used. Be sure to ask your pest control technician before they leave. In many cases, you will be able to dust, vacuum, and wipe down certain surfaces, but you should be careful not to wipe away chemical barriers or touch any traps unless you have been explicitly told to do so. You might notice a lingering smell after the application of some pesticides.

    Following pest control, it is important to continue to keep your home clean to discourage pests from returning.

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