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

Pests such as bed bugs and wasps can become a nuisance in any Lake Ridge home. If you're dealing with an infestation, a licensed exterminator can help you contain it before pests damage your health and home.

Our list of the top pest control companies in Lake Ridge can help you find the right team to handle any pest problem.

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Best 5 Lake Ridge Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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4.9/5
Based on 701 customer reviews.

Services Offered

SilverfishTermitesMosquitosWildlifeSpidersTicksWaspsFumigationAntsFleasCockroachesBaitingBed BugsMiceGeneral Pest Control

Highlights

  • Free inspection policy
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Transparent pricing
8382 Terminal Rd Ste A, Lorton, VA 571-348-7002 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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HomeTeam Pest Defense

5/5
Based on 489 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Garden ProtectionWaspsGreen Pest ControlGeneral Pest ControlBaitingTicksMicePreventionAntsSpidersSilverfishFleasMosquitosTermitesCockroaches

Highlights

  • Preventative pest control services
  • Transparent pricing
  • Educational web content
14871 Farm Creek Dr Suite K, Woodbridge, VA 703-491-7378 pestdefense.com
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Affordable Pest

4.8/5
Based on 882 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MiceCockroachesMosquitosBed BugsTermitesAntsFleasGeneral Pest ControlGreen Pest Control

Highlights

  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Transparent pricing
7405 Alban Station Ct Suite A107, Springfield, VA 855-904-7378 affordablepest.com
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Holiday Termite & Pest Control

4.8/5
Based on 286 customer reviews.

Services Offered

AntsTermitesMosquitosGeneral Pest ControlPreventionSpidersMice

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    7015 Old Keene Mill Rd Ste 205, Springfield, VA 703-569-9333 holidaypestcontrol.com

    More Local Pest Control Companies

    Home Paramount Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    1327 Horner Rd
    Woodbridge, VA 22191

    Rossi Pest Services

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    8419 Thames St
    Springfield, VA 22151

    Sure Shot Pest Control Inc

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    5532 Hempstead Way Suite C
    Springfield, VA 22151

    Moxie Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    7420 Fullerton Rd #100
    Springfield, VA 22153

    My Exterminator LLC

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    855 Highams Ct
    Woodbridge, VA 22191

    Mosquito Joe of the National Capital Region

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    7406 Alban Station Ct # B200
    Springfield, VA 22150

    American Pest - Northern VA Office

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    7950 Woodruff Ct
    Springfield, VA 22151

    Alexandria Pest Services

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    6715 Backlick Rd # 210
    Springfield, VA 22150

    Green Pest Services

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    10805 Main St #700
    Fairfax, VA 22033

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    Average Min Temp:47°F
    Average Daily Sunlight:55%
    Average Annual Snowfall:14.5"
    Average Monthly Precipitation:3.47"
    Average Monthly Pest Visit:$231

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    How To Choose a Pest Control Company

    When hiring a pest control company, you want to make sure that you find the best one to meet your needs. Factors you might consider include licensing and qualifications, treatment methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and cost.

    Below, we dive into detail on each of these factors.

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

      According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), all pesticide applicators and their supervisors must be certified at the state level. The EPA does set minimum standards of competency, but all Virginia pesticide applicators must be licensed through the proper state regulatory agencies.

    • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

      Pest control companies can also obtain optional certifications such as the GreenPro Service Certification. This certification is awarded once a company has proven its methods to be more environmentally friendly and demonstrated that it also holds itself up to certain other standards, such as up-to-date employee training. A company can also earn other certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro to further back up its practices and methods.

      Pest control companies can also belong to professional organizations. Joining an organization such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or a state-level organization grants a pest control company access to education and resources, and a network of professionals with whom to compare best practices. Membership in organizations like these is not mandatory, but it can help indicate that a company follows industry best practices.

    Professional Experience and Specialties

    Looking at a company's website can tell you how many years it has been in operation and what type of pests it specializes in eliminating. Online reviews can also offer some insight into a company's experience dealing with a specific pest. If you're unable to find this information online, you can try reaching out to the company directly.

    • Reviews and Recommendations

      You can check a company's Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating, read reviews on social media or local review sites, or check the standing of its license via 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 affect the cost of pest control.

      You can look into whether a company provides free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget) and what type of guarantees it provides. Often, a company will guarantee that if it does not eliminate 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 may also prefer a provider that uses environmentally friendly methods.

    • Safety

      Your pest control provider should use low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides when possible. If any pesticides used don't fit into one of these categories, your technician should explain what safety precautions they will put in place to protect your family, your pets, and you. Pesticides that pose more than a minimum risk should be registered with the EPA.

    • Treatment Methods

      You can ask if your technician will start with more natural and lower-toxicity options before trying harsher chemicals.

      Many companies are now using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to reduce personal or environmental risk when treating pest infestations. The steps of IPM are as follows:

      1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and determine whether immediate action is needed.
      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 in combination with other controls for effective long-term pest management.
      5. Observe the results and provide additional pest control as needed.

    Common Household Pests in Lake Ridge

    You might encounter some pests more frequently in Lake Ridge. Some pests to keep an eye out for include these:

    • Beetles: There are a wide variety of beetles around the U.S. and in Virginia. Many species are harmless, but some may eat and damage things like your carpeting and the wooden structure of your house.
    • Termites: If termites get out of hand, they could cause hundreds or thousands of dollars in damage. Termites often get into your house via nearby piles of firewood, mulch, or rotting wood.
    • Moths: If your house has moths, you may start finding holes in your clothing or linens. Moths do best in warmer weather and prefer dark places like closets.
    • Bed bugs: Bed bugs are found throughout Virginia, and they can lead to serious problems if left untreated. Because bed bug infestations are hard to get rid of, we recommend getting professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. These pests can infest bedsheets, wallpaper, furniture, and more.
    • Mice: Some telltale signs of mice include chewed wires and droppings around your house. Mice are often found in attics or in areas where food is stored.
    • Spiders: You may encounter 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 an infestation of them in your house.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Lake Ridge

    What causes pest infestations?

    Pests enter your house looking for one of three things: food, water, or shelter. Some pests will enter your home simply because they have the opportunity to do so, via a foundation crack or broken screen. Some are attracted to food, either actual food sitting out or trash left out in the open. Others are searching for water, whether it be standing water outside or puddles inside from things like leaky pipes.

    How can I prevent pest infestations?

    There are a number of things you can do to help prevent pest infestations. First, don't leave food out. Make sure food is stored in sealed containers, and don't leave trash sitting around.

    Second, try not to have standing water in or around your house. Repair leaks inside and eliminate standing water sites outdoors. Lastly, seal off any potential pest entrances into your home, including siding or foundation cracks.

    How often should I hire a pest control professional?

    Generally, it's recommended that your house is treated for pests around once a year, more often if you have an active infestation. Your pest professional will ultimately be the one best equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

    Do I need to worry about my pets during or after pest control?

    Typically, it's a good idea to keep pets away from treated areas during and for some time after application. Some pest control chemicals are low or non-toxic, but as a general rule they should not be ingested by animals. Your pest control professional will tell you how far to keep pets out of treated areas, and for how long.

    Do I need to clean my home after pest control services?

    Whether you can clean your home after pest control services will change depending on what treatments are used. Be sure to ask your pest control technician while they are at your home. Typically, you will be able to vacuum, dust, and wipe down certain surfaces, but you should avoid wiping away chemical barriers or touching any traps unless you have been explicitly told to do so. There may be a lingering smell following the application of some pesticides.

    After pest control, it is important to maintain a clean home to discourage pests from returning.

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