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

In Olympia's rainy months, pests such as silverfish and centipedes are particularly bothersome for Olympia homeowners. A licensed and experienced exterminator can help you squash infestations and prevent them from happening again.

Whether your pest problem is big or small, our list of pest control companies in Olympia can help you choose the right team to solve it.

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Best 5 Olympia Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 2,348 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Termites Baiting Beetles Mice General Pest Control Wasps Ants Fumigation Bed Bugs Spiders Ticks Wildlife Mosquitos Cockroaches

Highlights

  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Transparent pricing
  • Positive customer service reviews
11110 25th Ave E Ste D, Tacoma, WA 253-287-4148 orkin.com Read More: Orkin Review
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Interstate Pest Management

5/5
Based on 513 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Bed Bugs Mice Spiders General Pest Control Green Pest Control Fleas Ants Cockroaches Termites

Highlights

  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Commitment to customer education
  • Free inspection policy
1107 Eastside St Se Suite E, Olympia, WA 360-526-8004 interstatepest.com
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Insight Pest Control - Olympia

5/5
Based on 1,800 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Spiders Prevention Ticks Beetles General Pest Control Ants Cockroaches Fleas Mosquitos Baiting Green Pest Control Bed Bugs Silverfish Wasps Termites Wildlife Mice

Highlights

  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Proactive solutions for pest control
2745 Martin Way E Suite E, Olympia, WA 360-603-4830 insightpestnorthwest.com
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PCI Pest Control

5/5
Based on 833 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Bed Bugs Fleas Spiders Flies Cockroaches Mice Ants Termites General Pest Control Green Pest Control Silverfish

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Educational web content
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
2812 Pacific Ave Se, Olympia, WA 360-515-3734 pci-pest-control.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Pointe Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

2806 29th Ave SW unit d
Tumwater, WA 98512

Bigfoot Pest Management LLC

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

2710 Allen Rd SE
Olympia, WA 98501

Western Exterminator

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

711 Capitol Way S STE 204
Olympia, WA 98501

Bug Busters

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

1703 Oxbow St NE
Lacey, WA 98516

Tony the exTerminator

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

2916 347th St S
Roy, WA 98580

Saela Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.8/5 

8016 Durango St SW Suite #4
Lakewood, WA 98499

Senske Serivces - Tacoma

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

2410 104th St Ct S Suite D
Lakewood, WA 98499

Long Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

3402 S Washington St
Tacoma, WA 98409

All Seasons Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

140 161st St S
Spanaway, WA 98387

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Facts about Olympia
Average Max Temp: 59°F
Average Min Temp: 43°F
Average Daily Sunlight: 48%
Average Annual Snowfall: 2.6"
Average Monthly Precipitation: 4.40"
Average Monthly Pest Visit: $239

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

It's important to choose the right pest control company for you. You might take into consideration a company's qualifications, treatment methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and service prices.

Below, we dive into detail on each factor.

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

    All pesticide applicators (and those who supervise them) need to be certified at the state level. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum standards of competency, but any pesticide applicators working in the state of Washington must be licensed via the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    One optional certification that might be worth looking for is the GreenPro Service Certification. To receive this certification, a pest control company must both demonstrate that its practices are more environmentally friendly and maintain certain technician training standards. Companies can also obtain other certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro to further support their work.

    Pest control companies can also belong to professional organizations. Companies can obtain membership in the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), or state-level organizations. NPMA membership gives companies access to resources, education, and a network of other pest control companies. While not required, membership in professional organizations helps demonstrate a company's reputability.

Professional Experience and Specialties

The number of years that a company has been in business can shed some light on its experience dealing with various pests. Online reviews or the company's website itself can also inform you whether it has the experience needed to eliminate the particular pests that are plaguing you. If you cannot find the answers to your questions online, calling a representative is an excellent way to learn about the company's areas of expertise.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can look up a company's rating and reviews on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), read local review sites and social media to find out what others in your area have to say, or verify its license standing through the Washington licensing board.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    Cost is an important consideration when picking a pest control company. Cost may be determined by the size of your house, the type of pest being treated, your location, and other factors.

    A pest control company may offer a free on-site estimate to help you decide if it fits into your budget. You can also check to see if it offers a satisfaction guarantee.

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 uses environmentally friendly methods.

  • Safety

    Ask your pest control provider if they plan to use low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides, and if not, what kind of precautionary measures they are going to use. All pesticides that are not considered minimum-risk chemicals need to be registered with the EPA. Your pest control provider will be able to supply you with information about all pesticides they plan on using.

  • Treatment Methods

    You can ask if your technician will start with lower-toxicity, more natural options before moving on to harsher chemicals.

    Many companies have begun to use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to eliminate pests while reducing personal and environmental risks. The steps of IPM are as follows:

    1. Identify the source of the pest problem and assess whether immediate action is required.
    2. Decide on the 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 if needed, and always along with other controls for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Evaluate outcomes and continue with additional pest control as needed.


Common Household Pests in Olympia

Some pests are more common than others. In Olympia, common pests to be wary of include the following:

  • Ants: Ants can be found in just about every part of Washington. Large carpenter ants can be an even bigger problem than normal soil ants, as they can cause structural damage to your home.
  • Cockroaches: Cockroaches can be found throughout Washington, though they prefer wetter areas. This can make them an even bigger problem in Olympia. Cockroaches might get into your house through small cracks, and sometimes bring in diseases like salmonella.
  • Mice: If your home has a mouse infestation, you might start noticing droppings around your house, or things like chewed wires. If your home has mice, they may be found in attics or in places where food is kept.
  • Spiders: These pests prefer dark and damp places and are often found in basements or attics.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations can be very difficult to get rid of, so we strongly recommend calling a professional as soon as possible. Bed bugs are found throughout Washington, and can infest not only your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even wallpaper.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Olympia

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pest infestations happen when pests come into your home looking for something, usually food, water, or shelter. Pests may seek out and eat food or trash that is sitting out. Some could also be drawn by standing water collecting outside (from rain collecting in a particular area) or inside (from leaky pipes). Pests might also come into your house 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 method for preventing pest infestations is to seal off potential entrances into your home. These include things like cracks in your siding or foundation. Second, avoid leaving food out for pests. This means keeping food in sealed containers as well as not leaving trash out. Lastly, get rid of standing water in and around your house. 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 pests in your Olympia home—things like nests, droppings, signs of damage, or the pests themselves—you should reach out to your local pest professional. If you've had seasonal or recurrent infestations, we suggest getting in touch with a local pest control company to request annual pest management services.

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

Usually, it's a good idea to keep your pets away from treated areas during and for some time after application. Some pest control chemicals are low or non-toxic, but as a general rule they should not be ingested by animals. Your pest control technician will tell you how far to keep your pets away from treated areas, and for how long.

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