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

Pests such as rats and mice are a significant concern in areas with high population density, such as Annandale. These critters aren't just simple nuisances. The more an infestation spreads, the more serious of a threat it can pose to your health and living environment.

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

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Best 5 Annandale Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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4.9/5
Based on 701 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Baiting Ticks Cockroaches Fleas Spiders Mosquitos Wasps Bed Bugs Silverfish Commercial Mice Fumigation Prevention Residential Flies Rats Ants General Pest Control Termites

Highlights

  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Free inspection policy
  • Lack of hidden fees
8382 Terminal Rd Ste A, Lorton, VA 571-348-7002 orkin.com Read More: Orkin Review
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Green Pest Services

5/5
Based on 769 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Ticks Prevention Fleas Rats Mice Spiders General Pest Control Ants Cockroaches Residential Commercial Bed Bugs Green Pest Control Mosquitos Bees Termites Wasps

Highlights

  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Free inspections
  • Proactive approach to pest control
10805 Main St #700, Fairfax, VA 703-988-4507 greenpestservices.net
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Affordable Pest

4.8/5
Based on 882 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Fleas Mice Termites Rats Cockroaches Commercial General Pest Control Green Pest Control Mosquitos Ants Bed Bugs Residential

Highlights

  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Free inspection policy
7405 Alban Station Ct Suite A107, Springfield, VA 855-904-7378 affordablepest.com
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Alta Pest Control

4.7/5
Based on 412 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Wasps Commercial Rats Spiders Green Pest Control Cockroaches Bed Bugs Bees Fleas Garden Protection Residential General Pest Control Mosquitos Ticks Termites Mice Moles Ants

Highlights

  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Punctual arrival
  • Transparent pricing
5380 Eisenhower Ave G, Alexandria, VA 202-850-0925 altapestcontrol.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Mitchell Pest Services

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

148 N Irving St unit e
Arlington, VA 22201

Better Termite & Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

2647 Duke St
Alexandria, VA 22314

American Pest - Northern VA Office

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

7950 Woodruff Ct
Springfield, VA 22151

AR1 Group

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

308 Calvert Ave Suite 102
Alexandria, VA 22301

Mosquito Shield of Northern Virginia

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

4532 Cherry Hill Rd Suite 545
Arlington, VA 22207

Home Paramount Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

110 Gordon Rd
Falls Church, VA 22046

ELITE OPS EXTERMINATORS, INC.

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

1775 I St NW #1150
Washington, DC 20006

Alexandria Pest Services

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

6715 Backlick Rd # 210
Springfield, VA 22150

Mosquito Joe of the National Capital Region

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

7406 Alban Station Ct # B200
Springfield, VA 22150

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Facts about Annandale
Average Max Temp: 64°F
Average Min Temp: 47°F
Average Daily Sunlight: 55%
Average Annual Snowfall: 12.8"
Average Monthly Precipitation: 3.55"
Average Monthly Pest Visit: $236

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The most important step is hiring the best pest control professional for the job. You might take into consideration a company's qualifications and treatment methods in addition to its customer reviews and years of experience. Of course, there is also the cost of services to consider.

Below, we discuss each of these factors in more detail.

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

    All pesticide applicators (and those that supervise them) are required 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 Virginia should be licensed via the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    There are additional optional certifications that can help demonstrate that a pest control company is reputable. One of these is the GreenPro Service Certification. For this certification, a company must show that its methods are more environmentally friendly and that its employees receive up-to-date training. Additional certifications can be obtained through trade organizations like QualityPro.

    Pest control companies can also be members of certain professional organizations. Companies can be members of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), or state-level organizations. Membership in the NPMA provides companies with access to resources, education, and a network of other pest professionals. While not required, membership in professional organizations helps demonstrate a company's reputability.

Professional Experience and Specialties

A company's website can tell you how long it has been in operation and what species of pests it specializes in exterminating. Online reviews can also provide 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 contacting the company directly.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can look for reviews and recommendations on social media or local review sites, look up a company's Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating, or check the status of its license through the Virginia licensing board.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    Things like the type of pest being treated, your location, the size of your house, and other factors can all influence the cost of pest control.

    You can look into whether a company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget) and what type 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

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

  • Safety

    Be sure to ask your pest control provider if they plan to use low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides—if not, ask what precautionary measures will be in place. Any pesticide that presents above a minimum risk must be registered with the EPA. Your pest control company should provide information about all of the pesticides to be used, in addition to how safe they are around people and pets.

  • Treatment Methods

    Companies 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. 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 required, and always with other methods for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Evaluate outcomes and implement additional pest control as needed.


Common Household Pests in Annandale

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

  • Cockroaches: Cockroaches can be found throughout Virginia, though they prefer wetter areas. Cockroaches get into your house through small cracks, and sometimes carry diseases like salmonella.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations can be very hard to eliminate, so we strongly recommend hiring an exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs are found throughout Virginia, and can infest not just your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even wallpaper.
  • Spiders: You may find spiders in your basement, attic, or other dark, damp areas. While most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, you don't want a spider infestation in your house.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Annandale

What are some causes of pest infestations?

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

How can I prevent pest infestations?

One method for preventing pest infestations is to seal off possible entrances into your house. These include things like cracks in your siding or foundation. Next, try to avoid leaving food out for pests. This means keeping food in sealed containers as well as not leaving trash out. Finally, get rid of standing water in and around your house. Find ways to reduce places where water can collect outside, and repair leaks inside.

When should I hire a pest control professional?

Any time you notice signs of pest activity in your Annandale home—such as nests, droppings, signs of damage, or the pests themselves—you should reach out to an exterminator. If your home has had recurrent or seasonal infestations, we recommend contacting a local pest control company to request annual pest management services.

Will pests come out after a technician sprays for them?

It's not uncommon to feel like you're seeing more pests in the days or weeks following pest control. The process tends to flush pests out of their hiding places, which makes them more visible; you may also find more dead pests around your house. If this uptick in pests sightings doesn't begin to decrease after one to two weeks, contact your Annandale pest professional, as further treatment may be required.

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