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Best Pest Control Services in Downey

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Downey Pest Control Services on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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P.O. Box 2435, Downey, CA 90242

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4.0 (115)
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4.1 (49)

Why choose this provider?

Exxel Termite Co. is a pest control company working with the people of Downey and the surrounding areas. The company offers home inspections that include examinations of hard to reach areas, such as crawl spaces, attics, and subareas. The team then has experience with a variety of solutions for termites, such as fumigation and soil treatments. After exterminating the termite infestation, the team then offers services to repair the damage done by the termites.

  • Residential
  • Termites

8711 Firestone Boulevard, Downey, CA 90241

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5.0 (1)

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Downey Wildlife Removal is a full-service pest management company that helps residents and business owners address wild animal infestation problems. Having over 10 years of experience, the firm focuses mainly on nuisance wildlife trapping, removal, and relocation. Its technicians deal with snakes, bats, raccoons, rats and mice, and other unwanted wild animals. Other services include dead animal carcass removal, animal damage repairs, attic cleanup, odor control, and property inspection. The company operates 24/7 for emergency services.

  • Residential
  • Rodents
  • Wildlife

3873 Schaefer Avenue, Chino, CA 91710

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4.5 (52)
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5.0 (3)

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Bell Termite is a pest control company working with the residents of Downey and the surrounding areas. The company's employees inspect the interiors of clients' homes to search for termites. They place traps and bait inside the home's walls to exterminate the termites, locate and treat the exterior source of the termites, and advise the homeowner on how to reduce the risk of the termites coming back. Bell Termite also handles fumigation.

  • Residential
  • Rodents
  • Spiders

10220 Old River School Road, Downey, CA 90241

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5.0 (9)
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4.0 (6)
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5.0 (3)

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Exquisite Termite Control Inc. has been serving homeowners and real estate professionals in Downey for 18 years. It conducts thorough termite inspections on properties' foundations and structures, as well as on various systems, including HVAC, plumbing, irrigation, and electrical. Inspection reports are provided within 24 hours and local treatments or fumigations are used to treat the infested areas. The company's owner has taken many courses regarding termite control, inspection, and extermination and keeps herself abreast of the current trends.

  • Residential
  • Termites

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Pest control companies help keep homes and businesses free from pesky critters that crawl, scurry, slither, or fly. From fleas to termites and rodents to moles, pest control companies keep unwanted intruders from infiltrating and infesting places where humans live, work, or gather.

    Some folks are successful using DIY methods for pest control, and some popular DIY remedies include peppermint and other essential oils to ward off spiders and store-bought ant bait traps to treat an ant infestation. Still, it's hard to beat the experience and results offered by a pest control technician when it comes to ridding a space of pests.

    It’s also important to distinguish between situations that call for pest control, such as insects in the kitchen, or animal control, like small animals in the attic. Animal control generally responds to wildlife removal requests, including extracting a snake from a basement or re-homing an opossum family that’s taken up residence in a shed. Animal control also responds to calls concerning free-roaming domesticated animals such as cats and dogs.
  • How can I tell if we have bed bugs?

    Signs of bed bugs include reddish or rusty stains when they're accidentally crushed on mattresses or sheets. Bed bug excrement is generally visible as small dark spots that may look smudged on bed linens. Eggs, eggshells, or freshly hatched nymphs with yellow skin may be spotted.

  • How do I get rid of bed bugs myself?

    Wash all clothing and bedding in hot water and dry articles on high heat. Use a steamer on its highest heat setting to steam clean mattresses and other fabric-covered furniture. Infested items should be packed in black trash bags and left outside on a day when the temperature reaches a minimum of 95 degrees F.

  • How do I treat my yard for bugs?

    Treat yards for bugs by spreading lawn insect killer throughout the entire lawn. If you prefer to avoid pesticides, you can discourage bugs from making your yard home by adding plants that bugs dislike, such as chrysanthemums and ridding the yard of any standing water. Install a bat house to attract bats, bugs’ natural enemy.

  • Are house spiders harmful?

    Most house spiders are harmless, although they may bite when threatened. House spiders tend to make themselves at home beneath furniture, in attics and basements, and rooms used for storage. Other than some irritation at the bite site, most house spiders' bites are not a reason for concern.

    Common house spiders do not produce venom that can harm humans. Non-threatening species include the jumping spider, daddy longlegs, yellow sac spider, and hobo spider. Dangerous spiders include the black widow, recognizable for its red hourglass marking on its black body, and the brown recluse, which bears a violin-shaped marking on its light to dark brown body.
  • How do I keep mice out of my house?

    Seal any holes or cracks where mice gain entry into the home using steel wool and caulk. Install weather stripping around windows and door sweeps on exterior doors. Make sure basements, attics, and crawl spaces are dry and well-ventilated. Place food in airtight containers and get rid of trash regularly.

  • What attracts ants in my house?

    Ants are attracted to whatever gives them sustenance — food and water. Damp conditions and standing water are a big draw for ants. They have an acute sense of smell for sugar and love sweets, such as chocolate and jelly. Pet food, bread, and damp clothes and towels are known to entice ants.