Keeping your home pest-free is important both for your health and the structural integrity of your property. When evaluating pest control services, you should select a company the same way you do other services: Look for quality and value. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best pest control companies in Phoenix to help you eliminate unwanted visitors to your home.
The Valley of the Sun is home to a wide variety of creepy-crawlies. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Phoenix shows up on lists of the most pest-infested cities in the U.S.
Summer is considered pest season in Arizona because pests are more likely to be searching for food, water or shelter when temperatures are warmer. Most commonly, residents are calling pest control companies in Phoenix during summer to deal with ants, termites, tarantulas, bedbugs, bees and wasps, roaches and scorpions.
As soon as temperatures cool down, usually in August, termites start to thrive in Phoenix. When the climate turns milder, rodents and spiders also cause problems.
Costs of pest control in Phoenix can vary widely, from under $100 to significantly more. The price will depend on several factors, including the size of infestation, pest type, property size and treatment process. Typically, pest control companies offer free quotes before servicing your home or having you sign a service contract.
Several Valley companies offer a satisfaction guarantee stating they will re-treat your home if you spot pests before your next service appointment or if you are unsatisfied with the home treatment you received.
If you are in the market for a pest control service in Phoenix, look for a company that is:
Certified: The first thing that you should check is the company’s certification. Any business should be willing to show you its credentials. Licenses may be verified by contacting the Pest Management Division of the Arizona Department of Agriculture.
Experienced: A good pest control company in Phoenix should have an established track record. An easy way to find out about customer experiences with a company is to look at online reviews.
Follows protocol: Reputable pest control services will always follow a process. They never jump straight into a service. They will also have guarantees of follow-up services if a problem is not resolved.
With over 90 years in business, Terminix is a nationally recognized company that offers pest and termite control and bedbug removal services. The company is available 24/7 for customers to schedule a visit, review service history and manage automatic payments. Services are backed by a customer satisfaction guarantee. Phoenix residents have had mixed experiences with Terminix, with many praising its professionalism and thoroughness, and others writing about problems with scheduling.
An award-winning national pest control company, Orkin uses science-based solutions to address customers’ pest control needs. The company offers a 30-day money-back guarantee and free quotes with no obligation. Each Orkin pest specialist completes a certification program that includes credited classwork from Purdue University. Customers in Phoenix strongly recommend Orkin for pest control.
Blue Sky Pest Control
Blue Sky Pest Control focuses on an integrated pest management approach that goes beyond pest treatment to control entry points to your home. All its services are fully guaranteed; if pests return in between regularly scheduled visits, the company will return to provide free interior or exterior service. Blue Sky Pest Control is fully accredited by the Better Business Bureau and has an A+ rating. Customers say the company goes above and beyond expectations.
Insectek Pest Solutions
Insectek Pest Solutions is a locally-owned Phoenix-based company with a 100% satisfaction guarantee (or your money is refunded). A pest protection program allows you to choose how frequently your home is serviced. Seniors, teachers, first responders and veterans receive a 5% discount. Insectek Pest Solutions, BBB-accredited with an A+ rating, gets absolutely perfect reviews from Phoenix customers.
Western Exterminator protects homes and businesses with their integrated pest control solutions since 1921. Ants, bed bugs and termites are their top pests, but qualified specialists are prepared to handle many more. Western Exterminator offers free pest inspections and a 30-day guarantee on services. Customer reviews online say they are pleased with Western’s knowledgeable and responsive technicians.