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    Jessica Hurtault
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Arlington is a densely-populated city, so once a pest infestation takes hold, it can spread quickly. Troublesome local critters such as rats or mice can transform your home from a sanctuary into a source of constant discomfort.

Whether your pest problem is big or small, our list of pest control companies in Arlington can help you choose the right team to take care of it.

Best Overall
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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
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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

10 Best Pest Control Companies in Arlington

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

4.9/5

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

Based on 552 reviews


25 Chestnut St, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

(301) 947-3037

www.terminix.com/exterminators/md/gai...
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Top Rated

Orkin

4.9/5

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

Based on 701 reviews


8382 Terminal Rd Ste A, Lorton, VA 22079

(571) 348-7002

www.orkin.com/locations/virginia-va/l...
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Green Pest Services

5/5

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

Based on 1832 reviews


4113 Lee Hwy suite b, Arlington, VA 22207

(703) 988-4497

greenpestservices.net/arlington-pest-...
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Better Termite & Pest Control

5/5

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

Based on 326 reviews


2647 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 683-2000

www.bettertermite.com

Alta Pest Control

5/5

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

Based on 412 reviews


5380 Eisenhower Ave G, Alexandria, VA 22304

(202) 850-0925

www.altapestcontrol.com/locations/ste...
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Holiday Termite & Pest Control

4.8/5

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

Based on 286 reviews


7015 Old Keene Mill Rd STE 205, Springfield, VA 22150

(703) 569-9333

www.holidaypestcontrol.com

Cimex K9 Bed Bug Control

4.7/5

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

Based on 49 reviews


2210 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

(703) 470-6577

cimexk9bedbugcontrol.com
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Planet Friendly Pest Control

4.7/5

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

Based on 26 reviews


696 N Armistead St, Alexandria, VA 22312

(800) 990-0335

planetfriendlypestcontrol.com

Capital K9 Bed Bug Solutions

4.7/5

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

Based on 15 reviews


5145 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22304

(703) 972-5252

www.capitalk9bedbug.com

Pest Chase Termite and Pest Control Inc.

4.7/5

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

Based on 113 reviews


4103 Duvawn St, Alexandria, VA 22310

(703) 626-0404

www.pestchase.com

Facts about Arlington

  • Average Max Temperature:
    64°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    47°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    55%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    10.7”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    3.61”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $236

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The most important step in the pest control process is hiring the right company for you. Important decision-making factors include the company's qualifications, its treatment methods, experience and reviews, and of course the cost of services.

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

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 must be licensed at the state level. The EPA has established minimum standards of competency, and the Virginia regulatory agencies handle the granting, maintaining, and revoking of licenses.

Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

One 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 uphold certain training standards for its technicians. Companies can also earn other certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations to further back up their work.

There are certain professional organizations that a pest control company can belong to. A pest control company can join both state-level organizations and national organizations like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). While not mandatory, membership in these organizations helps prove a company's reputability and gives it access to education, resources, and a network of other professionals to compare best practices with.

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can get some insight into a pest control company's experience level by seeing how many years it has been in business. Local reviews and the company's own website can also clue you in as to whether a certain company has experience dealing with the specific species of pests invading your home. You can always contact a representative directly to learn this information if it is not available online.

Reviews and Recommendations

Resources that can help you verify a company's reputation include local review sites, social media, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). You can also confirm the status of a company's license through the Virginia licensing board.

Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

Certain pest control companies offer a free on-site estimate to help you decide if it fits into your budget. You can also check to see if it offers a guarantee of satisfaction.

Safety and Treatment Methods

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

Safety

All pesticides used by your company (except those that are determined to be of minimal risk) are required to be registered with the EPA. Your pest control expert should be able to provide information on each pesticide they plan to use. 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

Many companies are making the switch to using more natural and eco-friendly treatment methods before (or in place of) harsh chemical pesticides. Some follow a program called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The steps of IPM are as follows:

  1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and determine if immediate action is needed.
  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 along with other methods for effective long-term pest management.
  5. Evaluate outcomes and implement additional pest control treatments as needed.

Common Household Pests in Arlington

Not all pests are equally pervasive in Arlington. Some species that you should be on the lookout for include the following:

  • Ants: Ants can be found in basically all of Virginia. 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 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.
  • Mice: Common signs of mouse activity include chewed wires and droppings around your home. Mice are commonly found in attics or in places where you keep food.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in Arlington

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