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

In any Virginia Beach home, pests such as bed bugs and wasps might be giving you a reason to worry. These nuisance critters can damage houses and health, but licensed exterminators can help stop them in their tracks.

No matter what your concerns are, our guide to the best pest control companies in Virginia Beach can help.

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Best 5 Virginia Beach Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,703 customer reviews.

Services Offered

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

Highlights

  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Educational web content
  • No-cost inspections
5717 Thurston Ave Ste A, Virginia Beach, VA 757-938-7134 orkin.com Read More: Orkin Review
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Accel Pest & Termite Control

5/5
Based on 1,840 customer reviews.

Services Offered

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

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Free inspection policy
1236 Jensen Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 757-505-7167 accelpest.com
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Mitchell Pest Services

5/5
Based on 785 customer reviews.

Services Offered

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

Highlights

  • Commitment to customer education
  • Lack of hidden fees
  • No-cost inspections
4604 Pembroke Lake Cir #104, Virginia Beach, VA 757-301-5030 mitchellpest.com
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Bug-Masters

4.9/5
Based on 512 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Termites Mosquitos General Pest Control Residential Bees

Highlights

  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Transparent pricing
516 S Independence Blvd Ste. # 204, Virginia Beach, VA 757-288-2668 buginitup.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Back Bay Pest & Mosquito

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

2585 Horse Pasture Rd #204
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

License To Kill, Inc. Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

800 Seahawk Cir
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Universal Pest & Termite, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

5600 Greenwich Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Diamond Exterminators

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

5998 Providence Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Aptive Environmental

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

2551 Eltham Ave # F
Norfolk, VA 23513

Dodson Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

6200 Sewells Point Rd
Norfolk, VA 23513

Mosquito Elite Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

1025 Executive Blvd Unit 102
Chesapeake, VA 23320

A-1 Inc. Exterminators & Tidewater Crawl Space Solutions

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

1704 S Park Ct
Chesapeake, VA 23320

eastern pest services

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

1600 Sunset Dr
Norfolk, VA 23503

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Facts about Virginia Beach
Average Max Temp: 62°F
Average Min Temp: 53°F
Average Daily Sunlight: 62%
Average Annual Snowfall: 3.8"
Average Monthly Precipitation: 3.64"
Average Monthly Pest Visit: $227

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

It's important to choose the right pest control 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 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 their supervisors must be certified at the state level. The EPA does set minimum standards of competency, but all pesticide applicators in Virginia must be licensed through the proper state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    Pest control companies can earn the GreenPro Service Certification, which requires a company to show that its practices are environmentally friendly and that its employee training is up to date. QualityPro and similar trade organizations also offer additional certifications. These are not required, but can help demonstrate that a pest control company is reputable.

    There are various professional organizations that a pest control company can belong to. When a company becomes a member of an organization like the National Pest Management Association(NPMA) (or a state-level organization), it gets access to education, resources, and a network of other pest control professionals with whom to compare treatment methods. This can give you extra peace of mind that a company is following industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

In general, a company provides 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 particular pest in your area. 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 browse reviews and recommendations on social media or local review sites, view a company's Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating, or check the status of its license through the Virginia licensing board.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    Things like your location, the type of pest being treated, the size of your house, and other factors can all influence the cost of pest control.

    You can learn whether a company provides free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget) and what sort of guarantees it offers. 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

Your choice of pest control company might be affected by how environmentally friendly a provider's practices are, in addition to how safe its methods are around your family and pets.

  • Safety

    Make sure to ask your pest control technician if the chemicals they're using are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what precautionary measures they plan to take. Any pesticides that are not minimum-risk chemicals should be registered with the EPA. Your pest control provider should be able to provide information about all pesticides that they plan on using.

  • Treatment Methods

    Nowadays, many companies are exploring cleaner and greener pest solutions that can be used before (or in place of) chemical pesticides. Many follow the practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which goes as follows:

    1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and assess whether immediate action is required.
    2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
    3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of physical, biological, mechanical, and cultural controls.
    4. Employ chemical controls only when required, and always along with other methods for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Evaluate outcomes and continue with additional pest control as needed.


Common Household Pests in Virginia Beach

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

  • Mosquitoes: You're more likely to face a mosquito infestation if your home is in a wetter area. They're also more common during the warmer months. Mosquitoes can be more than just annoying—they can cause itchy bites and even carry diseases.
  • Fleas: Fleas prefer warmer weather and often get inside by hiding in the fur of pets.
  • Termites: Termites can often enter your home from nearby piles of rotting wood, mulch, or firewood. If left untreated, they can cause a substantial amount of damage and necessitate hundreds or thousands of dollars in repairs.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations can be very difficult to quash, so we strongly recommend hiring an exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs are found throughout Virginia, and can infest not just your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even your wallpaper.
  • Spiders: Spiders usually prefer dark and damp places and are commonly found in basements or attics.
  • Mice: If you have mice, you might start noticing droppings or things like chewed wires. Frequently, mice are found in places where food is stored or in attics.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Virginia Beach

What causes pest infestations?

Pests make their way into your house looking for one of three things: food, water, or shelter. Some pests will opportunistically enter your home via a broken screen or foundation crack. Some are drawn by food, either actual food sitting out or trash left out in the open. Others look for water, either standing water outside or puddles inside from things like leaky pipes.

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

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

Next, try not to have standing water in or around your house. Fix leaks indoors and eliminate standing water sites outdoors. Finally, seal off any possible pest entrances into your house, including foundation and siding cracks.

How often do I need to hire a pest control professional?

Typically, it's recommended that you get your home treated for pests approximately once a year, more frequently if there is an active infestation. Your pest professional will ultimately be the one best equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

What should I do before pest control services?

Before a pest professional comes to your home, check and see if they want you to clean around your house, including in areas where there have been signs of pests. Some pest professionals may prefer to see your home as-is.

If you are asked to clean, make sure all trash and paper goods are out of the affected areas (as pests may hide in these items), and that food is stored away so that it does not get contaminated by pesticides. You might also want to remove plants from the area. Also make sure to block off areas to be treated to keep children and pets out until it is safe. If the problem requires more intensive pest control, such as fumigation, make sure you follow your pest professional's instructions closely.

How soon can I expect to see results from pest control services?

How soon you see pest control results will depend on the problem and treatment. If your pest control technician takes measures like removing a wasp nest, you will see the results almost immediately. However, for most pest control you may need to wait anywhere from a few days to up to six weeks for substantial results. Some pests may require your technician to make multiple trips to your house.

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