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

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

No matter your concerns, our guide to the top pest control companies in Vancouver can help.

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  • Over a century of experience
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Best 5 Vancouver Pest Control Companies

Pointe Pest Control Logo

Pointe Pest Control

5/5
Based on 3,400 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest Control Commercial Termites Mice Bed Bugs Residential Green Pest Control Spiders Ants Wasps

Highlights

  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Commitment to customer education
  • Free inspection policy
Jr Blvd, 2225 Ne Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #202, 2225 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #202, OR 503-482-4169 pointepest.com
Interstate Pest Management Logo

Interstate Pest Management

5/5
Based on 568 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Fleas Bed Bugs Ants Termites General Pest Control Commercial Rats Spiders Cockroaches Residential

Highlights

  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • No-cost inspections
211 Se Madison St Suite #10, Portland, OR 503-832-4997 interstatepest.com
Insight Pest Control Portland Logo

Insight Pest Control Portland

5/5
Based on 444 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Flies Residential Beetles Wasps Cockroaches Prevention Commercial Rats Fleas Silverfish Bees Spiders General Pest Control Mosquitos Bed Bugs Moles Ticks Squirrels Mice Garden Protection Ants Green Pest Control

Highlights

  • Proactive approach to pest control
  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Free inspection policy
2340 Se Gladstone St Suite 2110, Portland, OR 503-912-5770 insightpestnorthwest.com
Antworks Pest Control Logo

Antworks Pest Control

4.8/5
Based on 57 customer reviews.

Services Offered

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

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • No-cost inspections
  • Reviews praise customer service
5601 E 18th St #101, Vancouver, WA 855-268-9675 allaboutants.net

More Local Pest Control Companies

Insight Pest Control Vancouver

User Reviews: 4.8/5 

1315 NE 134th St #227B
Vancouver, WA 98685

Wayfare Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

4817 NW Fruit Valley Rd #500
Vancouver, WA 98660

Pure Environmental Portland Mold Remediation & Bed Bug Exterminators

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

8206 N Fessenden St
Portland, OR 97203

Columbia Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

1722 NE 119th Ave
Portland, OR 97220

Paratex - American Pest Management

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

1815 NW 94th St
Vancouver, WA 98665

Northwest Pest Control Inc

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

9108 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97220

Croach Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

6160 SW Arctic Dr
Beaverton, OR 97005

The Killers Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

9498 SW Barbur Blvd Suite 312
Portland, OR 97219

A&A Pest Control, Inc

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

5827 SE 91st Ave
Portland, OR 97266

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Facts about Vancouver
Average Max Temp: 59°F
Average Min Temp: 45°F
Average Daily Sunlight: 49%
Average Annual Snowfall: 2.3"
Average Monthly Precipitation: 6.02"
Average Monthly Pest Visit: $228

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When choosing a pest control company, you want to find the right one for you. You might take into consideration a company's qualifications, methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and price of services.

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) are required to be certified at the state level. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum standards of competency, but all pesticide applicators working in Washington must be licensed via the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

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

    Pest control companies can also be members of various professional organizations. When a company obtains membership in an organization such as the National Pest Management Association(NPMA) (or a state-level organization), it gets access to education, resources, and a network of other pest experts with whom to compare methods. This can give you added peace of mind that a company follows industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

Typically, a company will list information like its specialities and years of experience on its website. Online reviews can also tell you whether 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 your questions answered.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    Resources that can be used to verify a company's legitimacy include social media, local review sites, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Additionally, you can check the status of a company's license via the Washington licensing board.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    The cost of pest control can vary based on things like the type of pest being treated, your location, the size of your house, and other factors.

    When thinking about the cost of services, you should confirm whether a company offers free on-site estimates as part of its services. This can help determine whether the company fits into your budget. Also consider a company's guarantees: If the problem is not resolved, or if it returns, does the company promise to offer additional treatments until the problem is handled satisfactorily?

Safety and Treatment Methods

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

  • Safety

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

  • Treatment Methods

    Nowadays, many companies are exploring cleaner and greener pest management that can be implemented before (or instead of) chemical pesticides. Many are following the practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which goes as follows:

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


Common Household Pests in Vancouver

Some pests are seen more commonly in Vancouver, and these are the ones to keep an eye out for. Some of these include the following:

  • Termites: If a termite infestation is left untreated, they could cause hundreds or thousands of dollars in damage. Often, termites get into your house via nearby piles of rotting wood, firewood, or mulch.
  • Bees: Having bees around your home can be a nuisance, especially if someone in your household is allergic. Your local pest control company can help eliminate bees; some might even have the resources to safely relocate hives.
  • Mice: If you have mice, you might notice droppings around your house, or things like chewed wires. If your home has mice, they may be found in places where food is kept or in attics.
  • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your basement, attic, or other damp, dark areas. Even though most species of spider are harmless to humans, you don't want an infestation of them in your house.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Vancouver

What causes pest infestations?

Pests make their way into your home looking for one of three things: food, water, or shelter. Some pests will opportunistically enter your home through a foundation crack or broken screen. 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 leaky pipes.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

One method for preventing pest infestations is to seal off potential entrances into your house. These include things like cracks in your foundation or siding. Also try to avoid leaving food out for pests. This means keeping food in sealed containers and not leaving trash out. Lastly, get rid of standing water in and around your house. Try to reduce places where water collects outside, and fix leaks inside.

When should I hire an exterminator?

You should consider hiring a pest control professional any time you see signs of pest activity in your Vancouver home. This could include droppings, nests, pest damage, or even the pests themselves. If you get seasonal or recurrent pest infestations, we recommend annual preventive pest management.

What should I do before a pest control technician comes to my house?

Before your pest control technician arrives, check and see if they want you to clean around your house, including in areas where you've noticed pests. Some pest professionals may prefer to see your house as-is.

If you are asked to clean, make sure all paper goods and trash are out of the affected areas (as pests may hide in these items), and that food is stored away so that it does not become contaminated with pesticides. It's also a good idea to remove plants from the affected areas. Additionally, block off areas to be treated to keep children and pets away until it is safe. If your home needs a more intensive type of pest control like fumigation, be sure to follow your pest professional's instructions closely.

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