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Pests such as rats and mice are a major concern in areas that are more densely populated, such as Reston. 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 Reston can help.

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 Reston

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 551 reviews


44880 Falcon Pl Suite 117, Sterling, VA 20166

(703) 464-5501

www.terminix.com/exterminators/va/ste...
Featured Partner
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Top Rated

Orkin

5/5

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

Based on 558 reviews


14303 Sullyfield Cir Ste F, Chantilly, VA 20151

(703) 537-2426

www.orkin.com/locations/virginia-va/c...
ClearDefense Pest Control Logo

ClearDefense Pest Control

5/5

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

Based on 304 reviews


14121 Parke Long Ct #110, Chantilly, VA 20151

(571) 667-4277

cleardefensepest.com/pest-control-cha...
Green Pest Services Logo

Green Pest Services

5/5

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

Based on 5,465 reviews


14310 Sullyfield Cir STE 200, Chantilly, VA 20151

(703) 991-7574

greenpestservices.net/chantilly-va/pe...
Fox Pest Control - Northern VA Logo

Fox Pest Control - Northern VA

4.8/5

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

Based on 588 reviews


22560 Glenn Dr Suite 116, Sterling, VA 20164

(571) 771-2151

fox-pest.com/northern-va

Aptive Environmental

4.8/5

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

Based on 3,247 reviews


14004-K Willard Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151

(703) 955-4819

goaptive.com/locations/chantilly-va
Environmental Pest Control Logo

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...
Home Paramount Pest Control Logo

Home Paramount Pest Control

4.6/5

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

Based on 109 reviews


110 Gordon Rd, Falls Church, VA 22046

(866) 918-1861

homeparamount.com/service-area/falls-...
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Recon Pest Control

4.6/5

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

Based on 83 reviews


291 Sunset Park Dr, Herndon, VA 20170

(703) 435-5677

reconpestpro.com
Mosquito Joe of Northern Virginia Logo

Mosquito Joe of Northern Virginia

4.6/5

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

Based on 107 reviews


104 Carpenter Dr Ste A, Sterling, VA 20164

(703) 832-4426

nova.mosquitojoe.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.

  • Ehrlich Pest Control

    4.5/ 5

    1007 Ruritan Circle, Sterling, VA 20164

    (703) 520-6147

  • Rossi Pest Services

    4.7/ 5

    8419 Thames St, Springfield, VA 22151

    (571) 214-7874

  • Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control

    4.2/ 5

    10411 Motor City Dr #750, Bethesda, MD 20817

    (202) 557-1443

  • X Pest Control Masters

    4.7/ 5

    Piccard Dr, Rockville, MD 20850

    (301) 364-6659

Facts about Reston

  • Average Max Temperature:
    64°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    47°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    55%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    14.8”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    3.55”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $236

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

Hiring the best company for you is the most important step in the pest control process. Along with a company's qualifications and pest extermination methods, you might also consider how long it has been in business and what the reviews are like. Finally, you'll likely want to look at 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?

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), all pesticide applicators and those that supervise them need to be licensed at the state level. The EPA maintains minimum standards of competency, and the Virginia regulatory agencies take care of the granting, maintaining, and revoking of licenses.

Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

A pest control company can optionally apply for additional certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro to verify its standards and methods. One particular certification is the GreenPro Service Certification, which is granted to any company that can demonstrate that its methods are more environmentally friendly. A company that receives this certification also needs to maintain certain employee training standards.

Pest control companies can also join certain professional organizations. Being a member of organizations like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations is not required, but helps confirm that a company follows industry best practices. When a pest control company joins the NPMA, it gains access to resources, education, and a network of other professionals with whom to discuss practices and methods.

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can look at a company's years in business to help determine how much experience it has dealing with common pests in Reston. You can also look at its website or peruse customer reviews to figure out whether it has experience eliminating the species of pests you are looking to get rid of. If this information can't be found online, contacting a representative directly is a good way to learn more.

Reviews and Recommendations

You can look up a company's reviews and rating on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), explore social media and local review sites to hear what other people are saying, or verify its license standing through the Virginia licensing board.

Cost of Services and Guarantees

Cost is probably high on your list of priorities when hiring someone for pest control. Cost can be affected by the size of your house, the type of pest being treated, your location, and other factors.

Often, companies will offer free on-site estimates before starting work, to help you determine whether it fits into your budget. You can also ask whether if your company has a satisfaction guarantee, meaning that it will continue to treat your pest problem until it is solved.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Keeping yourself, your family and your pets safe is an important consideration when choosing a pest control provider. You may also prefer a provider that employes eco-friendly practices.

Safety

All pesticides used by your company (except those that pose only a minimum risk) must be registered with the EPA. Your pest control expert should be able to provide information on all the pesticides that they plan to use. They should inform you whether the pesticides are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what safety precautions will be taken.

Treatment Methods

Many companies will start with more eco-friendly treatment methods before using harsh pesticides, using a framework called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). When using IPM, the following steps are taken:

  1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and determine if immediate action is required.
  2. Decide on the safest course of action.
  3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of biological, cultural, mechanical, and physical controls.
  4. Employ chemical controls only when absolutely necessary, and always with other techniques for effective long-term pest management.
  5. Assess the outcome and continue with additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Reston

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

  • Snakes: Snakes often enter homes looking for food, and once inside they tend to prefer damp, cool, and dark places. While most species of snakes are harmless, you and your family should not take that risk.
  • Ants: Ants are common in basically all of Virginia. Large carpenter ants can be even more of a problem than normal soil ants, because they can cause structural damage to your house.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations are often very hard to eliminate, so we recommend calling a local 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 attic or other moist, dark places. Most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, but you still don't want an infestation of them in your home.
  • Mice: Common signs of mouse activity include chewed wires and droppings around your house. Mice are commonly found in attics or in areas where food is stored.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in Reston

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