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Best Pest Control Services in Santa Barbara, CA

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Santa Barbara, CA

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4.5 (282)
Google
5.0 (80)

Why choose this provider?

Green Rodent Restoration offers pest removal, prevention, and treatment services to residential and commercial clients in Santa Barbara. It exterminates mice, rats, opossums, raccoons, and squirrels. The team employs a three-step rodent eradication plan that involves sanitizing and decontaminating infested areas to eliminate odors, installing traps and exclusion materials to prevent future infestations, and cleaning and restoring property damage. It also performs attic cleanups and insulation installations. Green Rodent Restoration responds to service inquiries and requests 24/7.

  • Local
  • Rodents Specialists
  • Eco Friendly

55 South La Cumbre Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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3.6 (25)
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4.4 (20)

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Escalera Pest Control offers its services to clients in Santa Barbara and the neighboring areas. The family-owned and family-operated business has been around since 1985. It offers various solutions to exterminate pests like termites, ants, cockroaches, and rodents in residential homes and commercial establishments. The company uses eco-friendly products and organic solutions to reduce carbon footprint and ensure safety for residents and tenants. Escalera Pest Control is run by owners Heather and Fred Swetman, along with their eight children.

  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Termites

719 East Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

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4.5 (10)
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5.0 (9)
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5.0 (2)

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Santa Barbara Pest Control is a full-service pest management company that has been servicing the Santa Barbara metro area since 1931. The company focuses on eliminating various types of unwanted pests that are common in residential and commercial properties. These include ants, roaches, spiders, fleas, and bees. Its specialists also handle nuisance wildlife removal. Other services include weed control, tree and landscape inspections, and fertilization programs. The company only uses environment-friendly products for its pest control services.

  • Roaches
  • Wildlife
  • Spiders

2940 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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4.0 (21)
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3.4 (15)
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3.7 (4)

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O'Connor Pest Control removes a variety of insects and rodents from its clients' properties to protect them from loss and return comfort. Ants, wasps, cockroaches, gophers, rodents, and squirrels are areas of particular experience. However, this company also performs termite removal work and completes inspections for clients who are unsure whether they have infestations. Commercial services tailored to the nuances of various industries are available as well. O'Connor Pest Control uses pet-friendly extermination methods.

  • Rodents
  • Residential
  • Commercial

1218 East De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

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5.0 (6)

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Pest Control Experts has helped thousands of residential and commercial customers in different areas in the country, including Santa Barbara. The company offers consultations with clients to educate them on selecting the treatment plans for their needs. Its specialists provide termite control programs to avoid costly structural damages that may result in termite infestation. In addition, they also handle pest extermination, access points sealing, humane removal of wildlife animals, inspections, and bed bug extermination.

  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Rodents

3081 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA 93013

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5.0 (5)

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Paradise Pest Control is a company that serves Santa Barbara. Its business model and pest management system for rodents, ants, and gophers are 100% green. It does not use conventional pesticide products or poison bait stations in order to avoid harming wildlife. Its gopher abatement program focuses on landscape preservation, and it also provides and installs raptor box services to promote raptor conservation. Its team’s experience in the pest control industry spans more than 15 years.

  • Rodents

3600 South Harbor Blvd. Suite 519, Oxnard, CA 93035

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4.5 (15)
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5.0 (2)

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Balance Pest Control offers residential and commercial clients in the Santa Barbara metro area a multitude of pest control services to keep them safe and comfortable. Active since 1992, this family owned company possesses extensive experience with cockroaches, ants, spiders, and bees. It also handles issues involving rodents such as rats or mice. This company exterminates pests but uses environmentally friendly and pet-safe methods to do so. Maintenance services are available to maintain the protection provided by initial treatments.

  • Residential
  • Spiders
  • Stinging Insects

Compare our Top Pest Control Services

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Green Rodent Restoration
Escalera Pest Control
55 South La Cumbre Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Santa Barbara Pest Control
719 East Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
O'Connor Pest Control
2940 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Pest Control Experts
1218 East De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Paradise Pest Control
3081 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA 93013
Balance Pest Control
3600 South Harbor Blvd. Suite 519, Oxnard, CA 93035

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.