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

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

Regardless of the nature of the infestation you're facing, our list of the best pest control companies in Longview can help you find the right pros to handle it.

Best Overall
5.0
  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
  • Nearly 100 years in business
  • Service guarantees in 46 states
Best for Urgent Service
4.8
  • Over a century of experience
  • Same-day service if you call before noon local time
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Best 5 Longview Pest Control Companies

Orkin Logo

Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,673 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WaspsBed BugsTermitesAntsFliesFumigationBaitingCockroachesWildlifeMosquitosTicksSpidersMiceGeneral Pest ControlBeetles

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Free inspection policy
  • Reviews praise customer service
10299 Robinson Drive, Tyler, TX 903-253-9157 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Gecko Pest Control

5/5
Based on 337 customer reviews.

Services Offered

FleasGreen Pest ControlTicksSpidersGeneral Pest ControlBed BugsMosquitosCockroachesAntsTermitesMicePrevention

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Commitment to customer education
  • No-cost inspections
911 W Loop 281 Suite 211-13, Longview, TX 903-472-4973 geckopestcontrol.com
Innovative Pest Control Logo

Innovative Pest Control

4.7/5
Based on 200 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest ControlTicksAntsCockroachesSpidersWildlifeBed BugsMosquitosWaspsMiceBeesTermitesSilverfishFleasPrevention

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Free inspections
3122 Nealy Way Suite #102, Longview, TX 903-915-4146 ipcpest.com
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Daniel's Termite and Pest Solutions

4.7/5
Based on 52 customer reviews.

Services Offered

PreventionMiceWaspsBed BugsTermitesGeneral Pest Control

Highlights

  • Free inspection policy
  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Proactive approach to pest control
210 Meadow Ln, Longview, TX 430-201-8807 danspests.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Mosquito Joe of East Texas

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

4012 W Marshall Ave
Longview, TX 75604

No Mercy Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

200 Cherokee St
Longview, TX 75604

Chief Exterminating Co

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

6676 Judson Rd
Longview, TX 75605

Bugbusters Exterminating

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

5622 E Country Club Rd
Longview, TX 75602

Texas Pest Services, LLC

User Reviews: 4.3/5 

4502 Tanglewood Dr
Longview, TX 75604

Bizzy Bee Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

510 E Scott St
Gilmer, TX 75644

Mele Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

703 S Main St
Henderson, TX 75654

ABC Home & Commercial Services

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

3307 Chandler Hwy
Tyler, TX 75702

Romex Pest & Termite Control Tyler

User Reviews: 5/5 

16855 Gresham Circle Suite D
Flint, TX 75762

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Facts about Longview
Average Max Temp:77°F
Average Min Temp:56°F
Average Daily Sunlight:61%
Average Annual Snowfall:0.8"
Average Monthly Precipitation:3.91"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$231

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The most important step is choosing the best pest control company for the job. Things you may consider include licensing and qualifications, pest intervention strategies, 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 need to be certified at the state level. The EPA sets minimum standards of competency, but all pesticide applicators in Texas must be licensed through the proper state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    An optional certification that could be worth looking for is the GreenPro Service Certification. In order to receive this certification, a pest control company needs to both demonstrate that its practices are more environmentally friendly and uphold certain technician training standards. Companies can also obtain other certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations to further back up their work.

    Pest control companies can also become members of certain professional organizations. Companies can be members of 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 control companies. While not required, membership in professional organizations helps demonstrate a company's reputability.

Professional Experience and Specialties

Browsing a pest control company's website can tell you how long it has been in business and what species of pests it specializes in exterminating. Online reviews can also offer some insight into a company's experience dealing with a certain type of pest. If you're unable to find this information online, you can try reaching out to the company directly.

  • 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 verify the status of a company's license.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    It's important to think about cost when hiring someone for pest control. Cost can be influenced by your location, the type of pest being treated, the size of your house, and other factors.

    Companies will often offer free on-site estimates before starting work, to help you determine whether it fits into your budget. You can also ask whether if your company has a satisfaction guarantee, meaning that it will continue to treat your pest problem until it is solved.

Safety and Treatment Methods

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

  • Safety

    Ask your pest control expert if they plan on using low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides—if not, ask what precautionary measures they plan to use. Any pesticide that has been deemed above minimum risk must be registered with the EPA. Your pest control company should be able to supply information about all of the pesticides used, as well as how safe they are around people and pets.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies are now exploring more environmentally friendly pest management that can be implemented before (or instead of) chemical pesticides. Many are following the practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which goes as follows:

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

Common Household Pests in Longview

You might encounter some pests more often in Longview. Some pests to keep an eye out for include these:

  • Ants: Ants are common in basically all of Texas. Large carpenter ants can be an even bigger problem than normal soil ants, as they can cause structural damage to your house.
  • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your attic or other damp, dark places. Even though most species of spider are harmless to humans, you don't want a spider infestation in your home.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs are found throughout Texas, and they can cause serious problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs are hard to get rid of, we recommend having professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest wallpaper, bedsheets, furniture, and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Longview

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 left out. Some may also be drawn by standing water collecting outside (from rain collecting in one spot) or inside (from leaky pipes). Pests may also enter your home simply looking for shelter. They can get in through weak spots such as broken screens or foundation cracks.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

One way to prevent pest infestations is seal off possible entrances into your house. This includes things like cracks in your foundation or siding. Also try to avoid leaving out food for pests. This includes keeping food in sealed containers as well as not leaving trash out. Third, reduce standing water in and around your home. Find ways to reduce places where water collects outside, and fix leaks inside.

When should I hire a pest control professional?

You should consider hiring a pest control professional any time you notice signs of pests in your Longview home. This can include seeing nests, droppings, damage caused by pests, or even the pests themselves. If your home has recurrent or seasonal pest infestations, we recommend setting up yearly preventive pest management.

Why is preventive pest control important?

Preventive pest control is important to help stop pest problems before they start. Your local pest control technician know about the pests that live in your part of Longview, 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 house, saving you time and money that would otherwise be spent on future pest control visits—and on the damage and illness caused by pests.

Do I need to worry about my pets during the pest control process?

It's usually a smart idea to keep your pets away from treated areas during and for some time following application. Some pest control chemicals are low or non-toxic, but generally they should not be ingested by animals. Your pest control expert will tell you how far to keep your pets away from treated areas, and for how long.

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