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    Jessica Hurtault
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In McAllen's warmer weather, you might encounter nuisance pests such as cockroaches and centipedes. These critters can risk health and damage homes, but a licensed exterminator can stop them in their tracks.

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

Best Overall
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5/5

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  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
  • Nearly 100 years in business
  • Service guarantees in 46 states
Best for Urgent Service
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4.8/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • Over a century of experience
  • Same-day service if you call before noon local time
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

9 Best Pest Control Companies in McAllen

Brands are algorithmically curated from a database of local service providers near you. We require a minimum number of Google reviews and average ratings for provider inclusion.

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Top Rated

Terminix

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 276 reviews


1508 Industrial Dr, Weslaco, TX 78599

(956) 430-0709

www.terminix.com/exterminators/tx/wes...
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Top Rated

Orkin

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 1416 reviews


222 Hanmore Industrial Pkwy, Harlingen, TX 78550

(956) 660-7004

www.orkin.com/locations/texas-tx/harl...
Bugworks Termite & Pest Control Company Logo

Bugworks Termite & Pest Control Company

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 344 reviews


715 Pecan Blvd Suite A, McAllen, TX 78501

(956) 687-2645

www.bugworksrgv.com

Fox Pest Control - Pharr

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 1329 reviews


200 E Expressway 83 unit # l-1, Pharr, TX 78577

(956) 477-3027

fox-pest.com/mcallen-tx
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Bug Off Pest Control

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 141 reviews


1609 W Mozelle St, Pharr, TX 78577

(956) 782-7378

bugoffrgv.com
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Del Valle Termite & Pest Control McAllen

4.5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 90 reviews


1508 Dove Ave W, McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 433-3348

www.delvallepestcontrol.com
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ABC Insect Control

4.2/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 17 reviews


2229 W Houston Ave, McAllen, TX 78501

(956) 682-8552

www.abcinsect.com
Esparza Pest Control Logo

Esparza Pest Control

4.2/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 55 reviews


5602 Sugar Rd, Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 316-0000

www.esparzapc.com

ABC Home & Commercial Services

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 36 reviews


2600 Mid Valley Dr, Weslaco, TX 78599

(956) 682-7735

www.abchomeandcommercial.com/rio-gran...

Facts about McAllen

  • Average Max Temperature:
    87°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    66°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    67%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    0.1”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    1.84”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $209

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

There are several things that you can consider when selecting the right pest control solutionfor you. You may take into consideration a company's qualifications, methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and cost of services.

Below, we discuss each factor in more detail.

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

All pesticide applicators (and those who supervise them) need to be certified at the state level. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum standards of competency, but any 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?

One certification that pest control companies can earn is the GreenPro Service Certification, which requires that a company show that its practices are eco-friendly and that its employee training is up to date. QualityPro and similar trade organizations also offer additional certifications. These are not required, but can help show that a pest control company is reputable.

Pest control companies can also join certain professional organizations. Being a member of organizations like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations is not required, but helps verify a company's reputability. Membership in the NPMA gives companies access to education, resources, and a network of other professionals with whom to discuss methods and practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

The amount of time that a company has been in business can give you some insight into its experience dealing with various pests. Customer reviews or the company's website itself can also help you figure out whether it has the experience needed to handle your specific pest problem. If you can't find the information you need online, speaking with a representative is an excellent way to learn about the company's areas of expertise.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

Cost of Services and Guarantees

Pest control costs can vary based on things like the size of your house, the type of pest being treated, your location, and other factors.

When thinking about the cost of services, you should try to determine whether a company includes free on-site estimates as part of its services. This can help determine whether the company fits into your budget. Also consider what guarantees a company offers: If the problem is not fixed, or if it returns, does the company provide additional treatments until the issue is satisfactorily handled?

Safety and Treatment Methods

Keeping yourself, your family and your pets safe is an important concern when picking a pest control provider. You may also prefer one that uses eco-friendly pest management treatment methods.

Safety

Your pest control expert should use 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 will be in place to protect your family, your pets, and you. All pesticides that pose more than a minimum risk need to be registered with the EPA.

Treatment Methods

Many pest control companies have begun using more natural and greener treatment methods before (or instead of) harsh chemical pesticides. Some utilize a program called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The steps of IPM are as follows:

  1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and assess whether immediate action is required.
  2. Decide on the safest course of action.
  3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of mechanical, physical, biological, and cultural controls.
  4. Employ chemical controls only when absolutely necessary, and always with other controls for effective long-term pest management.
  5. Assess the outcome and continue with additional pest control solutions as needed.

Common Household Pests in McAllen

Not all pests are equally common around McAllen. Some species that you should keep an eye out for are these:

  • Moths: If your house has moths, you might notice holes in your linens or clothing. Moths do best in warmer weather (which makes them a particular problem in McAllen) and are often found in dark places like closets.
  • Mice: If you have a mouse infestation, you might notice droppings around your house, or things like chewed wires. If your home has mice, they may be found in attics or in places where food is kept.
  • Spiders: Spiders usually prefer moist, dark places and are commonly found in attics.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations are often very difficult to eliminate, so we strongly recommend calling a local exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs can be found throughout Texas, and can infest not only your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even wallpaper.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in McAllen

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