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Best Pest Control Services in Merced

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1160 West Olive Avenue, Merced, CA 95348

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5.0 (66)
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5.0 (7)
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5.0 (6)

Why choose this provider?

Dustin Pest Control is a pest management company with an office in Merced. It specializes in the extermination of bed bugs, fleas, ticks, ants, wasps, and cockroaches. The company's professionals address ant infestation by identifying the pests' entry points. They are trained to create custom treatment plans in accordance with the specific types of ants present in clients' homes. Bob Dustin, the founder of Dustin Pest Control, began his career in the industry back in 1956.

  • Commercial
  • Chemical Pest Control
  • Residential

2911 Business Park Way, Merced, CA 95348

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4.4 (20)
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4.0 (12)

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Bob's Community Pest Control is a Merced-based pest control company that dedicates itself to bringing property owners relief from infestations. The company's services range from preventative treatments to full-scale pest eliminations performed by experienced exterminators. Bob's Community Pest Control offers customized pest control treatments depending on the severity of the infestation and the type of pest involved. The company gets rid of pests, including but not limited to fleas and ticks, spiders, ants, cockroaches, bed bugs, and rodents.

  • Spiders
  • Rodents
  • Residential

411 West Avenue, Merced, CA 95341

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5.0 (1)

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Agrecom, Inc. offers pest control solutions to residential and commercial property owners in Merced and the neighboring communities. The team of technicians provides a wide range of integrated pest management strategies in order to eliminate and prevent pests in the client's property. These strategies include IPM and chemical, biological, and mechanical pest control methods. Founded in 1995, the company takes into consideration the health and safety of the clients and the surrounding environment.

  • Commercial
  • Chemical Pest Control
  • Residential

47 West Main Street, Merced, CA 95340

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4.3 (10)
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4.2 (5)
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5.0 (1)

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San Joaquin Pest Control is a family-owned business that helps solve pest concerns in Merced and the surrounding communities. The third-generation company was established in 1972. Its staff specializes in exterminating common pests present in households and establishments. Integrated pest management is conducted to determine what types of pests are involved and what treatment should be done. The business assigns one skilled technician to handle the pest issues raised by each client.

  • Commercial
  • Rodents
  • Spiders

PO Box 2332, Merced, CA 95344

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5.0 (27)
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5.0 (9)
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5.0 (9)

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Silencer Pest Management is a pest control company serving residential and commercial property owners in Merced. Its exterminators have over 30 years of combined experience in inspecting structures susceptible to infestation, such as furniture and fabric, and spray them to eliminate existing pests. They remove termites and cockroaches. The technicians also examine the presence of bedbugs using mirror lenses and fumigate the infested areas, including bedrooms. Silencer Pest Management provides monthly maintenance solutions to curb pest reinfestation.

  • Spiders
  • Residential
  • Ants

PO BOX 2283, Merced, CA 95344

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4.5 (9)

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Gecko Pest & Landscape Management is a locally owned, locally operated pest control company in Merced that brings more than 20 years of experience to the table. The company's licensed technicians protect clients' properties from pests, including wasps, mice, rats, silverfish, crickets, spiders, and roaches. Gecko Pest & Landscape Management also helps farmers and other agricultural clients keep pests, ranging from squirrels and gophers to pigeons and bats, away from their crops and gardens.

  • Ants
  • Spiders
  • Roaches

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.