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In any McLean home, pests such as bed bugs and wasps may give you a reason to worry. These nuisance critters can damage both health and houses, but licensed exterminators can help stop them in their tracks.

Below, you can find our list of the best pest control companies in McLean, who can help you solve any kind of pest problem.

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 McLean

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.

Featured Partner
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Top Rated

Terminix

4.9/5

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

Based on 582 reviews


25 Chestnut St, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

(301) 947-3037

www.terminix.com/exterminators/md/gai...
Featured Partner
Orkin Logo
Top Rated

Orkin

4.5/5

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

Based on 99 reviews


10843 Main St, Fairfax, VA 22030

(703) 537-2427

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

Green Pest Services

5/5

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

Based on 1,893 reviews


4113 Lee Hwy suite b, Arlington, VA 22207

(703) 988-4497

greenpestservices.net/arlington-pest-...
ClearDefense Pest Control Logo

ClearDefense Pest Control

5/5

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

Based on 645 reviews


3600 Chain Bridge Rd Suite 200B, Fairfax, VA 22030

(703) 214-4115

cleardefensepest.com/pest-control-fai...

Alta Pest Control

5/5

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

Based on 556 reviews


5380 Eisenhower Ave G, Alexandria, VA 22304

(202) 850-0925

www.altapestcontrol.com/locations/ste...
Better Termite & Pest Control Logo

Better Termite & Pest Control

5/5

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

Based on 357 reviews


2647 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 683-2000

www.bettertermite.com
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Environmental Pest Control

4.8/5

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

Based on 194 reviews


11874 Sunrise Valley Dr STE 201, Reston, VA 20191

(703) 481-1460

www.environmentalpc.com/locations/res...
Planet Friendly Pest Control Logo

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
Rossi Pest Services Logo

Rossi Pest Services

4.7/5

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

Based on 157 reviews


8419 Thames St, Springfield, VA 22151

(571) 214-7874

rossipestservices.com

Best of the rest

Below are home warranty companies that provide decent coverage but fell short of top scores in our rating system. We recommend these only for specific coverage needs.

  • Raven Termite and Pest Control

    4.7/ 5

    5568 General Washington Dr a206, Alexandria, VA 22312

    (571) 489-8563

  • Sure Shot Pest Control Inc

    4.7/ 5

    5532 Hempstead Way Suite C, Springfield, VA 22151

    (703) 690-9800

  • Cimex K9 Bed Bug Control

    4.7/ 5

    2210 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

    (703) 470-6577

  • Holiday Termite & Pest Control

    5.0/ 5

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

    (703) 569-9333

Facts about McLean

  • Average Max Temperature:
    64°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    47°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    55%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    11.9”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    3.55”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $236

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

It's important to choose the right pest control expertfor you. The qualifications of and treatment methods used by a company are important to consider, as are its years of experience and customer reviews. Of course, you also want to think about cost.

Below, we explore the details of each of these factors.

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 those that supervise them need to be certified at the state level. The EPA sets minimum standards of competency, but all Virginia pesticide applicators should be licensed through the proper state regulatory agencies.

Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

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

Pest control companies can also belong to various professional organizations. When a company becomes a member of an organization such as the National Pest Management Association(NPMA) (or a state-level organization), it gets access to education, resources, and a network of other pest professionals with whom to compare methods. This can offer additional peace of mind that a company follows industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can gain some insight into a pest company's experience level by seeing how long it has been in operation. Local reviews and the company's own website can also inform you whether the company has experience dealing with the specific species of pests invading your home. You can contact a representative directly to learn this information if it is not available online.

Reviews and Recommendations

You can look up a company's reviews and rating 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 via the Virginia licensing board.

Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

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

Safety and Treatment Methods

Your choice of pest control provider might be influenced by how eco-friendly a provider's pest control management solutionsare, in addition to how safe its methods are around your family and pets.

Safety

Your pest control technician should be able to discuss the safety of any pesticides that will be used in your home. They should be able to answer questions about whether the pesticides are low toxicity or non-toxic; if they are not, they should explain what safety precautions will be in place to protect you, your family, and your pets. Pesticides that pose greater than a minimum risk are required to be registered with the EPA.

Treatment Methods

Many pest control companies have started making the switch to using more natural and greener treatment methods before (or in place of) harsh chemical pesticides. Some employ a program called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The steps of IPM are as follows:

  1. Identify problem pests and determine whether immediate action is required.
  2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
  3. Use a combination of biological, cultural, mechanical, and physical controls to manage the pest problem.
  4. Employ chemical controls only when absolutely necessary, and always with other techniques for effective long-term pest management.
  5. Evaluate outcomes and implement additional pest control treatments as needed.

Common Household Pests in McLean

In McLean, some species of pests are more common than others. This list includes the following:

  • Termites: Termites frequently get into your home from nearby piles of rotting wood, firewood, or mulch. If not stopped, they can do significant damage and necessitate hundreds or thousands of dollars in repairs.
  • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your attic or other damp, dark places. While most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, you don't want a spider infestation in your home.
  • Mice: If you have a mouse infestation, you might start noticing droppings around your house, or things like chewed wires. You can often find mice in attics or in places where food is kept.

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