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

Lake Stevens is a densely-populated city, so once a pest infestation takes hold, it can spread quickly. Troublesome local critters such as rats or mice can transform your home from a sanctuary into a place of continuous worry and concern.

No matter the nature of the infestation you're facing, our guide to the best pest control companies in Lake Stevens can help you find the right pros to stop it.

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Best 5 Lake Stevens Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,904 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MiceFumigationTicksTermitesSpidersMosquitosWildlifeSilverfishBaitingPreventionWaspsAntsBed BugsCockroachesBeetlesGeneral Pest Control

Highlights

  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Transparent pricing
  • Positive customer service reviews
2110 Pacific Ave, Everett, WA 253-287-4147 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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All The Pest Solutions

4.7/5
Based on 57 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Green Pest ControlAntsGeneral Pest ControlSpidersMiceWildlifePrevention

Highlights

  • Proactive solutions for pest control
  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Lack of hidden fees
3606 114th Ct Ne, Lake Stevens, WA 425-539-0058 allthepest.com
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Wasp Away

4.7/5
Based on 17 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Green Pest ControlBeesGeneral Pest ControlWaspsPrevention

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Free inspection policy
  • Reviews praise customer service
9917 163rd Ave Ne, Granite Falls, WA 360-348-1278 keepwaspsaway.com
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Parker Eco Pest Control

4.7/5
Based on 25 customer reviews.

Services Offered

AntsMiceSpidersFleasGeneral Pest ControlGreen Pest ControlWaspsWildlifeEthical Pest ControlPreventionGarden Protection

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Free inspections
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
1906 Hoyt Ave, Everett, WA 833-415-4440 parkerecopestcontrol.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Guard Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

605 2nd St Suite 213
Snohomish, WA 98290

AAdvantage Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

13019 127th Ave NE
Lake Stevens, WA 98258

Insight Pest Solutions - Everett

User Reviews: 5/5 

2615 W Casino Rd Unit 1c
Everett, WA 98204

Senske Services - Seattle

User Reviews: 4.9/5 

4333 Harbour Pointe Blvd SW STE B
Mukilteo, WA 98275

Eastside Exterminators

User Reviews: 5/5 

15500 Redmond - Woodinville Rd NE Ste C100
Woodinville, WA 98072

AARD Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

Aard Pest Control, 6019 212th St SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036

McPherson Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

9923 270th St NW Suite 102
Stanwood, WA 98292

Pest Fighter LLC

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

3545 NE 95th St
Seattle, WA 98115

Insight Pest Control - Seattle

User Reviews: 5/5 

700 NW 42nd St #209
Seattle, WA 98107

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Facts about Lake Stevens
Average Max Temp:51°F
Average Min Temp:39°F
Average Daily Sunlight:50%
Average Annual Snowfall:16.6"
Average Monthly Precipitation:7.35"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$237

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The first step is selecting the right pest control company for the job. In addition to a company's qualifications and pest extermination methods, you might also consider how long it has been in business and what the reviews look like. Finally, you'll likely want to look at the cost of services.

Below, we discuss each of these factors in more detail.

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

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

  • 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 more eco-friendly and that its employees receive up-to-date training. Trade organizations such as QualityPro offer other certifications. These are not required, but can help show that a pest control company is reputable.

    Pest control companies can also join various professional organizations. While not required, membership in organizations like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations help show a company's reputability. Organizations like the NPMA provide access to resources, education, and a network of professionals with whom to compare best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

Typically, 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 can't get the information you need online, you can call the company directly to get the answers to your questions.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

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

  • 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 offers 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 provide a guarantee that if it does not resolve your pest problem, it will continue treatment until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

When choosing a pest control provider, you want to choose one that will help keep you, your family, and your pets safe. You might also prefer an eco-friendly provider.

  • Safety

    You can ask your pest control provider if they plan on using low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides—if not, ask about what precautionary measures they plan to use. Any pesticide that has been deemed above minimum risk should be registered with the EPA. Your pest control company should be able to provide information about all of the pesticides that will be used in your home, in addition to how safe they are around people and pets.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies will start with more environmentally friendly options before using 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. Determine the best and safest course of action.
    3. Use a combination of biological, cultural, physical, and mechanical controls to manage the pest problem.
    4. Employ chemical controls only if needed, and always in combination with other solutions for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Observe the results and continue with additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Lake Stevens

Some pests are seen more commonly in Lake Stevens, and these are the ones you should keep an eye out for. Some of these include the following:

  • Mosquitoes: You're at greater risk of a mosquito infestation if your home is in a wetter area (like Lake Stevens). They're also more common during the warmer months. Mosquitoes can be more than just a nuisance—they can cause itchy bites and even carry diseases.
  • Flies: Flies can be a year-round nuisance in your Lake Stevens home, but they are especially common when the weather is warmer. Flies might be found around sinks or in places where you keep food.
  • Ants: Ants can be found in just about every part of Washington. Large carpenter ants can be even more of a problem than normal soil ants, as they can cause structural damage to your home.
  • Mice: If there are mice in your home, you might start noticing droppings around your house, or things like chewed wires. Frequently, mice are found in places where food is stored or in attics.
  • Spiders: These pests prefer dark and damp places and are commonly found in basements or attics.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs may be found throughout Washington, and they can lead to major problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs can be hard to get rid of, we recommend hiring a professional exterminator as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest furniture, bedsheets, wallpaper, and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Lake Stevens

What causes pest infestations?

Pests come into your house looking for one of three things: food, water, or shelter. Some pests will opportunistically enter your home through a broken screen or foundation crack. Some are attracted to food, either actual food left out or trash sitting 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?

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. Next, try to avoid leaving out food for pests. This means keeping food in sealed containers and not leaving trash out. Finally, eliminate standing water in and around your home. Try to reduce places where water collects outside, and repair leaks inside.

When should I hire an exterminator?

When you notice signs of pest activity in your Lake Stevens home—things like droppings, nests, signs of damage, or the pests themselves—you should contact your local pest professional. If you've had recurrent or seasonal infestations, we suggest reaching out to a local pest control company to request annual pest management services.

Why is preventive pest control important?

Preventive pest control is important because it can help stop pest problems before they begin. Local pest control companies will be familiar with the pests in your part of Lake Stevens, including how they get into homes and at what times of the year they are most active. Your technician can recommend changes and put barriers in place to keep pests out of your home, helping you save time and money that would otherwise be spent on future pest control visits—and on the damage and illness caused by pests.

Is pest control safe around my pets?

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

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