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

Pests such as crickets and cockroaches can be a year-round nuisance in Leander's warmer weather. A licensed local exterminator can help you control infestations to minimize damage to your health and home.

No matter the nature of the infestation you're facing, our guide to the top pest control companies in Leander can help you find the right pros to tackle it.

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 Leander Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,344 customer reviews.

Services Offered

CockroachesBed BugsBaitingFumigationMosquitosMiceWildlifeAntsSpidersWaspsGeneral Pest ControlTermites

Highlights

  • Educational web content
  • Free inspection policy
  • Transparent pricing
5404 E Veterans Memorial Blvd, Killeen, TX 254-312-7547 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
Romex Pest & Termite Control Austin Logo

Romex Pest & Termite Control Austin

5/5
Based on 2,125 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MosquitosFleasTicksAntsTermitesGreen Pest ControlSilverfishMicePreventionWildlifeSpidersBed BugsCockroachesWaspsGeneral Pest Control

Highlights

  • Commitment to customer education
  • Transparent pricing
  • Free inspection policy
944 Purple Moor Pass, Leander, TX 737-234-6610 romexpest.com
EvoFoam Pest Control Logo

EvoFoam Pest Control

5/5
Based on 437 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WaspsGeneral Pest ControlMosquitosAntsCockroachesTermitesMice

Highlights

  • Free inspection policy
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Educational web content
1971 Co Rd 262, Georgetown, TX 512-588-2998 evofoampest.com
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Real Green Pest and Lawn

5/5
Based on 1,021 customer reviews.

Services Offered

TicksMothsMosquitosAntsFleasMiceTermitesGreen Pest ControlPreventionGeneral Pest Control

Highlights

  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Free inspection policy
  • Transparent pricing
15527 Ranch Rd 620 N, Austin, TX 844-508-0092 realgreenservices.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Krueger Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

1607 Rio Bravo Loop
Leander, TX 78641

North Shore Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

13903 Pecan Hollow
Leander, TX 78641

X Out Pest Services

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

701 N Vista Ridge Blvd #4003
Cedar Park, TX 78613

D. M. PEST CONTROL

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

3313 Flat Iron Ct
Leander, TX 78641

ABC Home & Commercial Services

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

126 Holmes Rd #2
Liberty Hill, TX 78642

Massey Services Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

11699 Old FM 2243 W #130
Leander, TX 78641

EnviroGuard Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

555 Round Rock W Dr J360
Round Rock, TX 78681

Pest and Pool Wranglers Inc

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

595 Round Rock W Dr STE 604
Round Rock, TX 78681

Fresh Pest & Mosquito Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

4853 Williams Dr #111
Georgetown, TX 78633

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Facts about Leander
Average Max Temp:80°F
Average Min Temp:59°F
Average Daily Sunlight:63%
Average Annual Snowfall:0.0"
Average Monthly Precipitation:2.75"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$222

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When choosing a pest control company, there are several things that you can consider to make sure you choose the right one for you. You might take into consideration a company's qualifications, methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and price of services.

Below, we discuss each factor in more detail.

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

    While the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum standards of competency for pesticide application, licensure is taken care of at the state level. All pesticide applicators (and their supervisors) in Texas need to be licensed by all the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    An optional certification that may be worth looking for is the GreenPro Service Certification. To obtain this certification, a pest control company must both show that its practices are more eco-friendly and maintain certain training standards for its technicians. Companies can earn other certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro to further back up their work.

    There are several professional organizations in which pest control companies can hold membership. Joining an organization such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or a state-level organization gives companies access to resources and education, and a network of professionals with whom to compare best practices. Joining one of these organizations is not required, but it can help indicate that a company follows industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

The amount of time 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 own website can also inform you whether it has the skills and experience necessary to deal with your particular pests. If you cannot find the answers to your questions online, calling a representative is a great way to learn about the company's areas of expertise.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can verify a company's legitimacy using social media or local review sites as well as the Better Business Bureau (BBB). You can also check with Texas' licensing board to see the status of a company's license.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

    A pest control company may offer a free on-site estimate to help you match services to your budget. You can also check to see if it offers a satisfaction guarantee.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Keeping yourself, your family and your pets safe is an important consideration when selecting a pest control provider. You may also prefer a provider that uses environmentally friendly methods.

  • Safety

    All pesticides that will be used (except those that pose only a minimum risk) are required to be registered with the EPA. Your pest control provider should be able to provide information on every pesticide they will be using. They should inform you whether these chemicals are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what safety precautions they plan to take.

  • Treatment Methods

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

    1. Identify the source of the pest problem and assess whether immediate action is required.
    2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
    3. Use a combination of biological, cultural, physical, and mechanical controls to manage the pest problem.
    4. Employ chemical controls only when absolutely necessary, and always along with other solutions for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Assess the outcome and continue with additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Leander

Some specific pests are more prevalent in Leander, and these are the ones to keep watch for. Some of these include the following:

  • Snakes: Snakes prefer dark, cool, and damp spots and will often enter a home looking for food. While most species of snakes are harmless, this is not a risk that you want your family or pets to take.
  • Fleas: These pests typically prefer warmer weather (which can make them a real nuisance in Leander) and often get into your home by hiding in pet fur.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs may be found throughout Texas, and they can cause big problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs are difficult to get rid of, we recommend getting professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. These pests can infest wallpaper, bedsheets, furniture, and more.
  • Spiders: You may find spiders in your attic or other damp, dark areas. Even though most species of spider are harmless to humans, you don't want an infestation of them in your home.
  • Mice: Telltale signs of mouse activity include chewed wires and droppings around your home. Frequently, mice can be found in attics or in places where food is stored.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Leander

What causes pest infestations?

Pest infestations occur when pests enter your house looking for something, normally food, water, or shelter. Pests might come looking for food or trash that is left out. Some may also be drawn to standing water outside (from rain collecting in a particular spot) or inside (from leaky pipes). They might also come into your house simply 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?

One way to prevent pest infestations is seal off potential entrances into your house. These include things like cracks in your siding or foundation. Second, avoid leaving food out for pests. This includes keeping food in sealed containers as well as not leaving trash out. Lastly, get rid of standing water in and around your home. Find ways to reduce places where water collects outside, and repair leaks inside.

How often should I hire someone to do pest control?

Normally 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 is the person best-equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

Why is preventive pest control important?

Preventive pest control is important because it can help stop pest problems before they start. Your local pest control technician understand the behaviors of pests in your part of Leander, including how they get into homes and the times of the year during which they are most active. Your technician can make changes and put barriers in place to keep pests out of your home, helping you save time and money that you might otherwise spend on future pest control visits—and on the damage and illness caused by pests.

How soon can I expect to see results from pest control services?

How long pest control takes to work depends on the problem and treatment. For example, if a wasp nest is removed, you should see the results immediately. In other cases, it might take anywhere from a few days to up to six weeks for significant results from pest control to become apparent. Some pest infestations may require your technician to make multiple trips to your house.

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