5 Best Pest Control Companies | Money


Recommended by Dikshit Aryal, Published on October 24th, 2021

Theres no doubt about it: Pest infestations are a nightmare. Whether its ants, cockroaches or bed bugs, these uninvited little tenants can wreak havoc in your home. And, if youve already tried the DIY methods without much success, it might be time for professional help.

So, which pest control company should you call?

Weve done the homework and have some answers read on for our list of the best pest control companies of 2021.

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Orkin's employees are trained in a full-size house training facility the Rollins Learning Center.

Availability

47 states including HI does not operate in AK, WY and SD

Services Offered

Termites, Bed Bugs, Moths, Crickets, Fleas, Spiders, Ticks, Hornets, Roaches, Mice, Scorpions, Centipedes, Carpenter Ants, Earwigs, Silverfish, Mites, Beetles, Wheel Bug, Springtail, Mosquitos, Bird Control, Rodents

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Orkin's employees are trained in a full-size house training facility the Rollins Learning Center.

Availability

47 states including HI does not operate in AK, WY and SD

Services Offered

Termites, Bed Bugs, Moths, Crickets, Fleas, Spiders, Ticks, Hornets, Roaches, Mice, Scorpions, Centipedes, Carpenter Ants, Earwigs, Silverfish, Mites, Beetles, Wheel Bug, Springtail, Mosquitos, Bird Control, Rodents

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Orkin's employees are trained in a full-size house training facility the Rollins Learning Center.

Availability

47 states including HI does not operate in AK, WY and SD

Services Offered

Termites, Bed Bugs, Moths, Crickets, Fleas, Spiders, Ticks, Hornets, Roaches, Mice, Scorpions, Centipedes, Carpenter Ants, Earwigs, Silverfish, Mites, Beetles, Wheel Bug, Springtail, Mosquitos, Bird Control, Rodents

With over 400 locations across the country, Orkin is one of the largest residential and commercial pest control companies. They treat more than 25 common household pests, including bed bugs, termites, mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, cockroaches, rodents and some wildlife. In addition, they offer some home maintenance services, such as attic insulation, lawn care and moisture control.

What sets Orkin apart from other pest control companies is their extensive training program, which has won them a spot in Training Magazines Top 125 list for over 13 years. Their full-size house training facility has more than 50 learning stations (including a termite pavilion and a garden center) where pest technicians trainees practice for over 160 hours during their first year. Technicians also participate in a variety of learning and personal development activities throughout the career.

Orkins service is backed by multiple guarantees, including a 30-day money-back and a satisfaction guarantee. This means that if youre not satisfied with their service after 30 days you can request a refund. Additionally, if a re-infestation occurs theyll treat the area again for free.

They also offer a 60-day guarantee specifically for food and hospitality businesses. This means that, if the business has been an Orkin client for at least 60 days, Orkin will repay any expenses incurred if a customer sees a rat, mouse or cockroach during their visit or stay.

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Terminix covers treatments for termite infestations or repairs from new damage.

Availability

45 states (does not operate in MT, SD, ND, VT, and AK)

Services offered

Termites, House Ants, Spiders, Cockroaches, Earwigs, Mice, Rats, Moths, Mosquitoes, Crickets, Paper Wasps, Silverfish, Centipedes, Millipedes, Scorpions, Bed bugs and some wildlife such as Raccoons, Opossums, Squirrels and Skunks

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Terminix covers treatments for termite infestations or repairs from new damage.

Availability

45 states (does not operate in MT, SD, ND, VT, and AK)

Services offered

Termites, House Ants, Spiders, Cockroaches, Earwigs, Mice, Rats, Moths, Mosquitoes, Crickets, Paper Wasps, Silverfish, Centipedes, Millipedes, Scorpions, Bed bugs and some wildlife such as Raccoons, Opossums, Squirrels and Skunks

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Terminix covers treatments for termite infestations or repairs from new damage.

Availability

45 states (does not operate in MT, SD, ND, VT, and AK)

Services offered

Termites, House Ants, Spiders, Cockroaches, Earwigs, Mice, Rats, Moths, Mosquitoes, Crickets, Paper Wasps, Silverfish, Centipedes, Millipedes, Scorpions, Bed bugs and some wildlife such as Raccoons, Opossums, Squirrels and Skunks

Terminix has been in business for more than 90 years offering residential and commercial pest control. Its long history and (almost) nationwide availability have made them one of the most well-known names in pest control.

While it might be famous for its termite control services the company was one of the first to obtain a termite control patent Terminix also treats a variety of common household pests such as cockroaches, spiders, centipedes, ants, bed bugs and some wildlife like skunks, raccoons and opossums.

Like most pest control companies, Terminix offers customized pest control treatments tailored to your specific needs and the severity of the infestation. Some of its termite treatments include baiting systems, subterranean liquid and home fumigation.

In addition, Terminix has one of the best guarantees for termites in the industry, covering treatments or repairs from new termite damage for as long as you keep a plan with them. Do note, however, the guarantee isnt available in some areas of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi.

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Aptive donates a portion of their profits to the United Nation's Nothing But Nets campaign, aimed at stopping the spread of malaria in different countries.

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30 states (does not operate in AL, AK, AR, CT, DE, HI, IA, LA, ME, MI, MT, NV, NH, NM, ND, RI, SC, SD, VT, and WY)

Services offered

Crickets, Cockroaches, Millipedes, Snails, Pillbugs, Earwigs, Aphids, Ants, Spiders, Rodents, Stingers, Biters, Pantry Pests

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Aptive donates a portion of their profits to the United Nation's Nothing But Nets campaign, aimed at stopping the spread of malaria in different countries.

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30 states (does not operate in AL, AK, AR, CT, DE, HI, IA, LA, ME, MI, MT, NV, NH, NM, ND, RI, SC, SD, VT, and WY)

Services offered

Crickets, Cockroaches, Millipedes, Snails, Pillbugs, Earwigs, Aphids, Ants, Spiders, Rodents, Stingers, Biters, Pantry Pests

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Aptive donates a portion of their profits to the United Nation's Nothing But Nets campaign, aimed at stopping the spread of malaria in different countries.

Availability

30 states (does not operate in AL, AK, AR, CT, DE, HI, IA, LA, ME, MI, MT, NV, NH, NM, ND, RI, SC, SD, VT, and WY)

Services offered

Crickets, Cockroaches, Millipedes, Snails, Pillbugs, Earwigs, Aphids, Ants, Spiders, Rodents, Stingers, Biters, Pantry Pests

Aptive is available in 30 states and provides environmentally friendly services against common household and garden pests including roaches, ants, spiders, snails, pantry bugs, stinging insects and rodents.

Aptives year-round protection plan includes a revisit after the first visit and four quarterly service appointments. In the first visit, technicians perform an initial inspection where they assess your residence and all risk areas to develop a customized treatment for your infestation. Like most pest control companies, Aptive offers free revisits if the pest returns in between treatments.

New customers can request a quote online whereas existing customers can create an account on Aptives online portal where they can check service bills and set up payments. In addition, Aptive offers a $50 reward whenever your referrals sign up and receive their initial service.

Aptive is a member of the Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) Pesticide Environmental Stewardship, a program that aims to reduce pesticide risk in agricultural and non-agricultural settings. They also donate part of their profits to the United Nations Nothing But Nets campaign in an effort to stop the spread of malaria mosquitoes in different at-risk countries.

While Aptive gets good reviews overall, do note that some customers mention aggressive sale tactics. Additionally, in 2019, the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General alleged Aptive failed to provide consumers with copies of their service contracts and to cancel services agreements when consumers asked.

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Offers pest solutions to a wide range of businesses in the service industry.

Availability

46 states (does not operate in AK, HI, MT or ND)

Services offered

Bed bugs, Rats, Termites, Birds, Cockroaches, Flies, Ants, Wasps, Mosquitoes, Spiders and others

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Offers pest solutions to a wide range of businesses in the service industry.

Availability

46 states (does not operate in AK, HI, MT or ND)

Services offered

Bed bugs, Rats, Termites, Birds, Cockroaches, Flies, Ants, Wasps, Mosquitoes, Spiders and others

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Offers pest solutions to a wide range of businesses in the service industry.

Availability

46 states (does not operate in AK, HI, MT or ND)

Services offered

Bed bugs, Rats, Termites, Birds, Cockroaches, Flies, Ants, Wasps, Mosquitoes, Spiders and others

Rentokil offers commercial pest control and disinfection services to most business sectors, including food, retail, hotels, pharmaceutical and healthcare facilities.

Available in 46 states, Rentokil provides services tailored to each business pest control needs and can handle a wide variety of pests including bed bugs, flies, fleas, rodents and birds. In addition, they offer on-site sanitation and disinfection services, including COVID-19 disinfection through fogging and the use of drones for large venues.

Rentokil also provides residential services around the country through their different pest control brands which include Ehrlich, Western Exterminator, Anderson Pest Solutions, Presto X and Oliver Exterminating. Together these four subsidiaries cover almost the entire mainland and Puerto Rico.

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Removes a wide range of wildlife animals.

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37 states (does not operate in AK, AR, CT, HI, ID, MN, MT, ND, RI, SD, VT, WV, or WY)

Services offered

Bed bugs, Raccoons, Rats, Bats, Squirrels, Badgers, Armadillos, Moles, Opossums, Otters, Rabbits, Shrews, Skunks, Weasels, Mountain Beavers, Chipmunks, Gophers, Marmots, Porcupine, Birds, Iguanas, Snakes, Bees, among others

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Removes a wide range of wildlife animals.

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