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

Many Wenatchee residents worry about unwelcome critters such as bed bugs and rats. Ease your pest concerns by hiring a licensed local exterminator that can stop current infestations and prevent future ones.

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

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

Prosite Pest Control Logo

Prosite Pest Control

5/5
Based on 393 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest ControlCockroachesWildlifeAntsPreventionMiceSpidersBed BugsTermites

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Free inspections
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
100 E University Way, Ellensburg, WA 509-925-5900 prositepestcontrol.com
Harvest Valley Pest Control Logo

Harvest Valley Pest Control

4.4/5
Based on 26 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest ControlWaspsBed BugsAntsCockroachesSpidersMiceTermitesMoths

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Transparent pricing
216 E Woodin Ave Ste. 5, Chelan, WA 509-630-0340 hvalleypestcontrol.com
Arbor Care Lawn & Pest Control, Inc. Logo

Arbor Care Lawn & Pest Control

4.6/5
Based on 127 customer reviews.

Services Offered

AntsGreen Pest ControlTermitesMiceSpidersGeneral Pest Control

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Transparent pricing
  • Punctuality
1061 Emerson Rd, Ellensburg, WA 509-968-3800 arborcarewa.com
Senske Services - Yakima Logo

Senske Services - Yakima

4.5/5
Based on 216 customer reviews.

Services Offered

SpidersMosquitosGeneral Pest ControlPreventionGreen Pest Control

Highlights

  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Transparent pricing
  • Punctuality
2909 River Rd, Yakima, WA 509-452-0486 senske.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Pointe Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

3706 E Broadway Ave Unit C
Moses Lake, WA 98837

Pointe Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

5017 Tieton Dr #2
Yakima, WA 98908

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Facts about Wenatchee
Average Max Temp:50°F
Average Min Temp:35°F
Average Daily Sunlight:55%
Average Annual Snowfall:63.4"
Average Monthly Precipitation:3.05"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$221

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

Choosing the best pest control treatment for you is key. Factors you may consider include qualifications and licensing, pest intervention strategies, years of experience, customer reviews, and cost.

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 (and those that 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 any pesticide applicators working in the state of Washington should be licensed via the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

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

    Pest control companies can also join certain professional organizations. Companies can be members of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), or state-level organizations. NPMA membership provides companies with access to education, resources, and a network of other pest control companies. While not required, membership in professional organizations helps back up a company's reputability.

Professional Experience and Specialties

In general, a company will list information like its years of experience and specialities on its website. Online reviews can also tell you whether a company has experience dealing with a specific pest. If you're unable to locate the information you need online, you can speak with a company representative directly to get the answers to your questions.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can browse reviews and recommendations on social media or local review sites, verify a company's rating on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), or check the status of its license through the Washington licensing board.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    For many people, cost is one of the main deciding factors when looking for pest control. Cost can be influenced by factors like the size of your house, the type of pest being treated, and your location.

    You can consider whether a particular company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), and what sort of guarantees are provided. Often, a company will guarantee that if your pest problem isn't fixed by its treatment, it will continue to treat until it is.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Your preferences regarding safety for yourself, your children, your pets, and the environment may affect which provider and treatment methods you choose.

  • Safety

    You should ask your pest control provider if the chemicals they're using are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what precautionary measures they will have in place. Any pesticides that are not minimum-risk chemicals must be registered with the EPA. Your pest control provider will be able to supply you with information about all chemicals they are going to use.

  • Treatment Methods

    Companies often begin with more environmentally friendly options before employing pesticides, following a framework called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). When using IPM, the following steps are taken:

    1. Identify the source of the pest problem and determine if immediate action is required.
    2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
    3. Use a combination of physical, cultural, biological, and mechanical controls to manage the pest problem.
    4. Use chemical controls only if needed, and always in combination with other methods for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Evaluate outcomes and implement additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Wenatchee

Some pests are more common than others. In Wenatchee, common pests to be watchful for include the following:

  • Ticks: A tick infestation can be dangerous because they might bring Lyme or other diseases into your home. You may be at increased risk of a tick infestation if you live near a forest, a body of water, or an area of dense vegetation.
  • Flies: You might find flies around sinks or in places where you keep food. Flies can get into your Wenatchee home year-round, but they're especially common during warmer months.
  • Wasps: In many cases, wasps are difficult to rid yourself of, especially while trying to avoid being stung. They can often be found in areas like roof overhangs, attics, sheds, and garages.
  • Bed bugs: Infestations of bed bugs can be very hard to eliminate, so we strongly recommend hiring an exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs are found throughout Washington, and can infest not only your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even your wallpaper.
  • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your basement, attic, or other dark, damp places. Even though most species of spider are harmless to humans, you don't want an infestation of them in your home.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Wenatchee

What causes pest infestations?

Pest infestations happen when pests come into your house looking for something, typically food, water, or shelter. Pests may seek out and eat food or trash left sitting out. Some could also be drawn by standing water collecting outside (from rain collecting in a particular spot) or inside (from leaky pipes). They might also enter your house simply looking for shelter. They can get in through weak spots like foundation cracks or broken screens.

What are some things I can do to prevent pest infestations?

There are a number of steps you can take to help prevent pest infestations. First, avoid leaving food out. Keep your food stored in sealed containers, and avoid leaving trash sitting around.

Second, try not to have standing water in or around your home. Repair leaks indoors and eliminate standing water sites outside. Lastly, seal off potential pest entrances into your house, including siding or foundation cracks.

When should I hire an exterminator?

You should consider hiring an exterminator any time you identify signs of pests in your Wenatchee home. These signs can include droppings, nests, damage, or even the pests themselves. If you've had recurrent or seasonal pest infestations, we recommend setting up yearly preventive pest management.

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

Will pests come out after spraying for them?

It's not uncommon to feel like you're seeing more pests in the days or weeks following pest control. Pest control tends to flush pests out of their hiding places, which makes them more visible; you may also see more dead pests around your home. If the increase in pests sightings doesn't begin to decrease after one to two weeks, contact your Wenatchee pest professional. Another treatment may be necessary.

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