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Written By Jessica Hurtault|Last Updated: May 18, 2024

In any Bellingham home, pests such as bed bugs and rats 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.

Our list of the best pest control companies in Bellingham can help you find the right team to tackle any pest problem.

Best Overall
5.0
  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
  • Nearly 100 years in business
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Best for Urgent Service
4.8
  • Over a century of experience
  • Same-day service if you call before noon local time
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Best 5 Bellingham Pest Control Companies

Insight Pest Control Bellingham Logo

Insight Pest Control Bellingham

5/5
Based on 716 customer reviews.

Services Offered

PreventionAntsMiceSpidersBaitingCockroachesMosquitosFleasGeneral Pest ControlTicksBed BugsBeetlesGreen Pest ControlWaspsWildlifeSilverfish

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Educational web content
1725 Ellis St, Bellingham, WA 360-389-3988 insightpestnorthwest.com
Bayview Pest Control Logo

Bayview Pest Control

4.7/5
Based on 31 customer reviews.

Services Offered

FleasGeneral Pest ControlWaspsMiceBeesPreventionSpidersMosquitosBed Bugs

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Free inspection policy
222 N Commercial St, Bellingham, WA 360-746-8330 bayviewpestcontrol.com
Pacific Pest Management Logo

Pacific Pest Management

4.7/5
Based on 152 customer reviews.

Services Offered

SpidersGeneral Pest ControlAntsCockroachesMiceWaspsGreen Pest Control

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Commitment to customer education
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
2643 W Crestline Dr, Bellingham, WA 360-927-6994 pacpestmgmt.com
Sasquatch Pest Control Logo

Sasquatch Pest Control

4.7/5
Based on 210 customer reviews.

Services Offered

CockroachesSpidersGarden ProtectionPreventionWildlifeBeesGeneral Pest ControlBeetlesWaspsMiceFleasBed BugsTermitesAnts

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Educational web content
  • Punctual arrival
4040 Glengary Rd, Bellingham, WA 360-410-2199 sasquatchpestcontrol.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Environmental Pest Control Inc

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

2435 Strider Ln suite 101
Bellingham, WA 98226

Bio Bug Pest Management

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

1323 Lincoln St
Bellingham, WA 98229

GoodMonsters Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

1911 E Division St B
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Croach Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

1404 Riverside Dr Ste G
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Advanced Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.3/5 

22468 Amick Rd
Mount Vernon, WA 98274

Absolute pest control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

30875 State Rte 20 A-102
Oak Harbor, WA 98277

McPherson Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

9923 270th St NW Suite 102
Stanwood, WA 98292

AAdvantage Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

13019 127th Ave NE
Lake Stevens, WA 98258

Wasp Away

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

9917 163rd Ave NE
Granite Falls, WA 98252

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Facts about Bellingham
Average Max Temp:49°F
Average Min Temp:36°F
Average Daily Sunlight:49%
Average Annual Snowfall:7.3"
Average Monthly Precipitation:6.04"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$239

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

It's important to choose the best pest control treatmentfor you. Important factors include the company's qualifications, its treatment methods, experience and reviews, and of course 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?

    While the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum standards of competency for pesticide application, licensure is taken care of at the state level. All pesticide applicators (and their supervisors) in Washington should be licensed by all the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

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

    Pest control companies can also belong to certain 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, in addition to a network of professionals with whom to compare best practices. Membership in organizations like these is not required, but it can help indicate that a company follows industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

For the most part, a company will list information like specialities and years of experience on its website. Local reviews can also inform you as to whether a company has experience dealing with a specific pest. If you can't get the information you need online, you can reach out to the company directly to get the answers to your questions.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can check a company's reputation using the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and local review sites or social media. You can also check with Washington's licensing board to verify the status of a company's license.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    Cost is important when hiring a pest control company. Cost can be influenced by the type of pest being treated, your location, the size of your house, and other factors.

    Companies will often offer free on-site estimates at the beginning of their process, to help you decide whether it fits into your budget. You can also ask whether a provider offers a satisfaction guarantee, meaning that if your pest problem is not solved by the initial treatment, it will continue returning until it is.

Safety and Treatment Methods

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

  • Safety

    It's important to understand the precautions for the pesticides being used around your home, for the sake of you, your family, and your pets. Your pest control expert should be able to provide information about any pesticides they intend to use, whether they are low toxicity or non-toxic, and (if not) what safety measures will be used. All pesticides (except minimum-risk ones) must be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

    Pest control companies looking to reduce their use of chemical pesticides often follow practices such as Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Using IPM involves a series of steps:

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

Common Household Pests in Bellingham

Some pests are more prevalent in Bellingham, and these are the ones you should keep watch for. Some of these include the following:

  • Cockroaches: You can find cockroaches throughout Washington, although they prefer wetter areas. This can make them an even bigger problem in Bellingham. Cockroaches come inside through small cracks, and sometimes bring in diseases like salmonella.
  • Ticks: If your house is near a forest or area with dense vegetation, or near a body of water, you may be at greater risk of a tick infestation. Ticks can spread Lyme or other diseases to you and your pets.
  • Bees: Bees around your home can be a nuisance, particularly if someone in your household is allergic. Your local pest control company can help eliminate bees, and some might even be able to help safely relocate hives.
  • Mice: Common signs of mice include chewed wires and droppings around your house. Mice are commonly found in attics or in areas where food is stored.
  • Spiders: These pests prefer dark and moist places and are often found in basements or attics.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Bellingham

What causes pest infestations?

Pest infestations occur when pests enter your house looking for something, normally food, water, or shelter. Pests may come looking for food or trash that is left out. Some could also be drawn by standing water collecting outside (from rain collecting in one area) or inside (from leaky pipes). They may also enter your home looking for shelter. They can get in through places such as foundation cracks or broken screens.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

One thing you can do to prevent pest infestations is seal off possible entrances into your house. These include things like cracks in your foundation or siding. Second, avoid leaving out food for pests. This includes keeping food in sealed containers and not leaving trash out. Third, eliminate standing water in and around your home. Try to reduce places where water can collect outside, and fix leaks inside.

When should I hire a pest control professional?

When you notice signs of pest activity in your Bellingham home—which could include nests, droppings, signs of damage, or the pests themselves—you should reach out to your local pest professional. If your home has had recurrent or seasonal infestations, we suggest reaching out to a local pest control company to request annual pest management services.

Is pest control safe around my pets?

Your pest control company will tell you how far pets should be kept away from treated areas, and for how long. Some pesticides are non-toxic or have low toxicity, but in the vast majority of cases you'll be asked to keep pets out of the area during and for some time after treatment.

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