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In any McKinney home, pests such as wasps and rats might be giving you cause for concern. These nuisance critters can damage houses and health, but licensed exterminators can help stop them in their tracks.

Whether your pest problem is large or small, our guide to pest control companies in McKinney can help you choose the right team to handle it.

Best Overall
Terminix logo
5/5

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

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

10 Best Pest Control Companies in McKinney

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

5/5

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

Based on 612 reviews


113 Industrial Blvd D-2, McKinney, TX 75069

(972) 238-4374

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

Orkin

4.5/5

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

Based on 129 reviews


14333 FM 121 Ste 16, Van Alstyne, TX 75495

(903) 843-7459

www.orkin.com/locations/texas-tx/van-...
Berrett Pest, HVAC and Plumbing Logo

Berrett Pest, HVAC and Plumbing

5/5

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

Based on 815 reviews


3001 Hardin Blvd, McKinney, TX 75070

(972) 562-1967

berretthomeservices.com/mckinney-texa...

Romex Pest Control

5/5

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

Based on 617 reviews


7804 Harvest Hill Ln, McKinney, TX 75071

(469) 789-1154

www.romexpest.com
EcoArmor Pest Defense Logo

EcoArmor Pest Defense

5/5

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

Based on 333 reviews


279 Highview Ln, Anna, TX 75409

(214) 585-7145

www.eco-armor.com
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PCI Pest Control

4.7/5

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

Based on 91 reviews


300 Davis St STE 178, McKinney, TX 75069

(972) 632-1020

www.pci-pest-control.com/pest-control...
Big D Pest & Termite Services Logo

Big D Pest & Termite Services

4.7/5

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

Based on 69 reviews


1513 S Tennessee St #124, McKinney, TX 75069

(214) 428-6826

www.bigdpest.com
Tactical Pest Services Logo

Tactical Pest Services

4.7/5

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

Based on 123 reviews


306 Gwendola Dr, McKinney, TX 75071

(469) 208-3879

www.tacticalpestservices.com

The Pest Shop - Pest Control and DIY Products

4.7/5

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

Based on 75 reviews


1751 N Central Expy Ste. 500, McKinney, TX 75070

(214) 842-8423

www.pestshop.com
Around the Block Pest Control Logo

Around the Block Pest Control

4.7/5

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

Based on 288 reviews


6401 Eldorado Pkwy STE 222, McKinney, TX 75070

(469) 200-0011

www.aroundtheblockpest.com

Facts about McKinney

  • Average Max Temperature:
    76°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    56°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    62%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    0.9”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    3.30”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $236

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The most important step is selecting the best pest control professional for the job. The qualifications of and treatment methods used by a company are important to consider, as well as its years of experience and what other customers have said. Of course, you also want to consider cost.

Below, we discuss each of these factors 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 competency standards for pesticide applicators, licensing is handled 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?

Pest control companies can obtain optional certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro. These certifications can help you assess the quality of a company's products. For example, the GreenPro Service Certification is given to companies that use comprehensive and effective pest control methods that are safer for humans and the environment.

Pest control professionals can also hold membership in professional organizations. While not mandatory, membership in organizations like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations help demonstrate a company's reputability. In the NPMA and other organizations, pest control companies have access to education, resources, and a network of other professionals with whom to discuss best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

Looking at how long a company has been in business can help determine how much experience it has handling pests in McKinney. You can also browse its website or look through customer reviews to figure out whether it has experience eliminating the species of pests you are struggling with. If this information is not available online, getting in touch with a company representative is a good way to learn more.

Reviews and Recommendations

You can view a company's rating and reviews on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), explore local review sites and social media to learn what homeowners near you think, or verify its license standing through 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 offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), as well as what kind of guarantees it provides. Often, a company will provide a guarantee that if it does not take care of your pest problem, it will keep coming back until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Your preferences regarding safety for yourself, any children or pets, and the environment can influence the provider and the treatment methods you choose.

Safety

It's important to understand the precautions around pesticides being used around your home, for the sake of you, your family, and your pets. Your pest control expert should be capable of providing information about any pesticides they plan on using, whether they are low toxicity or non-toxic, and (if not) what safety measures they have in place. All pesticides (except minimum-risk ones) must be registered with the EPA.

Treatment Methods

You can ask if your technician will begin with more eco-friendly and lower-toxicity treatment methods before moving on to harsher chemicals.

Many companies are using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to treat pest infestations with minimal personal or environmental risk. The steps of IPM are as follows:

  1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and assess whether immediate action is required.
  2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
  3. Use a combination of physical, cultural, biological, and mechanical controls to manage the pest problem.
  4. Use chemical controls only when required, and always along with other solutions for effective long-term pest management.
  5. Observe the results and continue with additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in McKinney

Some pests are more common than others. In McKinney, common pests to be on the lookout for include the following:

  • Bees: Your local pest control professional can help get rid of bees around your home (some companies may have resources to safely relocate hives). You may be particularly concerned with having bees' nests removed if someone in your household is allergic.
  • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your attic or other damp, dark areas. Most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, but you still don't want a spider infestation in your house.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs can be found throughout Texas and can cause serious problems if left untreated. Because bed bug infestations are hard to get rid of, we recommend having professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest wallpaper, furniture, bedsheets, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in McKinney

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