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

Oakton is a densely-populated place, so pest infestations start and spread quickly. Whether you're dealing with mice or bed bugs, you want an innovative and proactive exterminator by your side to stop nuisance critters before they can take hold.

No matter your concerns, our guide to the top pest control companies in Oakton can help.

Best Overall
5.0
  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
  • Nearly 100 years in business
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4.8
  • Over a century of experience
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Best 5 Oakton Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 427 customer reviews.

Services Offered

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

Highlights

  • No-cost inspections
  • Transparent pricing
  • Educational web content
14303 Sullyfield Cir Ste F, Chantilly, VA 703-775-1655 orkin.com Read More: Orkin Review
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Green Pest Services

5/5
Based on 674 customer reviews.

Services Offered

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

Highlights

  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Transparent pricing
10805 Main St Suite 700, Fairfax, VA 703-988-4507 greenpestservices.net
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Mosquito Squad of Greater Washington DC

5/5
Based on 556 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Ticks Residential Prevention Ants Rats General Pest Control Mosquitos Bees Commercial

Highlights

  • Proactive solutions for pest control
  • No-cost inspections
  • Lack of hidden fees
201 Davis Dr Suite Dd, Sterling, VA 571-364-6956 mosquitosquad.com
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Environmental Pest Control

4.8/5
Based on 55 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Wasps Moths Cockroaches Residential Ticks Ants Beetles Prevention Snakes Termites Raccoons Green Pest Control Moles Mice Silverfish Rats Spiders Bees Flies Commercial Bed Bugs Baiting Squirrels Ethical Pest Control General Pest Control Mosquitos

Highlights

  • Free inspection policy
  • Proactive solutions for pest control
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
11874 Sunrise Valley Dr Suite 201, Reston, VA 703-481-1460 environmentalpc.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Aptive Environmental

User Reviews: 4.8/5 

14004 Willard Rd K
Chantilly, VA 20151

Mosquito Joe of Northern Virginia

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

104 Carpenter Dr Ste A
Sterling, VA 20164

Recon Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

291 Sunset Park Dr
Herndon, VA 20170

Mosquito Shield of Northern Virginia

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

2219A N Columbus St #302
Arlington, VA 22207

Fox Pest Control - Northern VA

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

22560 Glenn Dr Suite 116
Sterling, VA 20164

Home Paramount Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

110 Gordon Rd
Falls Church, VA 22046

Alexandria Pest Services

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

6715 Backlick Rd # 210
Springfield, VA 22150

Alta Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

44845 Falcon Pl Suite 101A
Sterling, VA 20166

Mitchell Pest Services

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

148 N Irving St unit e
Arlington, VA 22201

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Facts about Oakton
Average Max Temp: 64°F
Average Min Temp: 47°F
Average Daily Sunlight: 55%
Average Annual Snowfall: 14.7"
Average Monthly Precipitation: 3.55"
Average Monthly Pest Visit: $230

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When hiring a pest control company, there are a number of factors you can consider to be sure that you're choosing the right one for you. In addition to a company's qualifications and treatment methods, you may also look into how long it has been in business and what the reviews look like. Last but not least, you'll likely want to consider the cost of services.

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

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

    All pesticide applicators, as well as those that supervise them, must be licensed via the appropriate Virginia regulatory agencies. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets minimum standards of competency, while providing, maintaining, and revoking licensing is handled at the state level.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    One certification that pest control companies can earn is the GreenPro Service Certification, which requires that a company show that its practices are environmentally friendly and that its employees receive up-to-date training. Trade organizations such as QualityPro offer other certifications. While not required, these can help demonstrate that a pest control company is reputable.

    A pest control company can also be a member of various professional organizations. Pest control companies can join both state-level organizations and national organizations such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). By being a member of these optional organizations, a company helps support its reputability and gains access to resources, education, and a network of other professionals with whom to compare best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

Generally, a company will list information like its years of experience and specialities on its website. Local reviews can also help you figure out if a company has experience dealing with a specific pest. If you're unable to locate the information you need online, you can call the company directly to get your questions answered.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can look up a company's reviews and rating on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), check out social media and local review sites to hear what others in your area have to say, or verify its license standing 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 learn whether a company provides free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), as well as what kind of guarantees it offers. Often, a company will guarantee that if it does not take care of your pest problem, it will continue treatment until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

When picking a pest control provider, you want to choose one that will help keep you, your family, and your pets safe. You might also prefer a provider that is environmentally-conscious.

  • Safety

    All pesticides that will be used (except those that are determined to be of minimal risk) need to be registered with the EPA. Your pest control technician should provide information on all the pesticides that they are using. They should be able to tell you whether these chemicals are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what safety precautions will be in place.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies have started offering options for more environmentally friendly methods of pest control before relying on harsh pesticides.

    One popular method for making pest control safer and greener is Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The steps of IPM are as follows:

    1. Identify problem pests and determine if immediate action is needed.
    2. Decide on the 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 along with other techniques for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Observe the results and continue with additional pest control as needed.


Common Household Pests in Oakton

Some specific pests are more prevalent in Oakton, and these are the ones to keep an eye out for. Some of these include the following:

  • Snakes: Snakes often enter houses in search of food, and once inside they tend to prefer damp, cool, and dark spots like basements. While the majority of snakes are harmless, you and your family should not take that risk.
  • Mice: Some common signs of mouse activity include chewed wires and droppings around your house. Mice are often found in attics or in areas where you keep food.
  • Bed bugs: Infestations of bed bugs can be very difficult to quash, so we strongly recommend calling a local exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs can be found throughout Virginia, and can infest not just your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even wallpaper.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Oakton

What causes pest infestations?

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

What are some steps I can take to prevent pest infestations?

One thing you can do to prevent pest infestations is seal off possible entrances into your home. 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 and not leaving trash out. Finally, eliminate standing water in and around your house. Try to reduce places where water collects outside, and fix leaks inside.

How do I know when to hire a pest control professional?

You should consider hiring an exterminator any time you identify signs of pest activity in your Oakton home. This can include seeing droppings, nests, damage caused by pests, or even the pests themselves. If you've had seasonal or recurrent pest infestations, we recommend annual preventive pest management.

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

It's generally a smart idea to keep your pets away from treated areas during and for some time following application. Some pest control chemicals are low or non-toxic, but as a general rule they should not be ingested by pets. Your pest control company 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?

We recommend asking your pest control technician this question while they are in your home, as the answer can vary depending on the treatments used. After pesticide application, you might notice a lingering smell that will dissipate over time.

Generally, dusting, vacuuming, and wiping down certain surfaces are all appropriate after pest control. However, make sure that you don't wipe away chemical barriers, and avoid touching any traps unless explicitly told to do so. After pest control, continue to keep your home clean. Don't let garbage pile up, take care of spills and leaks promptly, and so on. This helps discourage pests from returning.

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