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Best Pest Control Services in Austin

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Austin 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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5110 Lancaster Court, Austin, TX 78723
  • Termites
  • Spiders
  • Roaches

Why choose this provider?

iPest Solutions offers residential and commercial termite and pest control treatments for customers in Austin and throughout the city's neighboring communities. This Texas-based company is dedicated to effectively and quickly removing infestations for its clients. Its technicians are trained to identify problem areas and to work fast to remove all insects before filling holes and applying treatments to prevent the return of these common pests. iPest Solutions is fully licensed, bonded, and insured.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (13)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (2)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Austin, TX 78704
  • Stinging Insects

Why choose this provider?

Mosquito Squad of Greater Austin offers exterior mosquito control services for customers in Austin. This local franchise provides services such as automatic misting system installation and mosquito control barrier protection. Its team also deploys special event sprays, ensuring customers can enjoy their outdoor spaces for weddings, birthdays, and other special events. In addition to mosquito control, Mosquito Squad also offers tick control services, as well as seasonal outdoor pest prevention services.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.8
Google
5.0 / 5 (52)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (23)
Facebook
4.6 / 5 (10)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Austin, TX
  • Commercial
  • Rodents
  • Spiders
  • Stinging Insects
  • Roaches
  • Ants
  • Termites
  • Wildlife
  • Residential

Why choose this provider?

Pickett's Pest Control has more than 15 years of experience in providing pest control solutions for home and business owners in the Austin area. The company handles all types of infestations, including mosquitoes, ants, termites, centipedes, and spiders. Both interior and exterior extermination services are available. Pickett's Pest Control strives to provide professional, effective service on every job. Its technicians are licensed, bonded, and insured and undergo extensive training prior to providing services for clients.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Austin, TX
  • Wildlife

Why choose this provider?

Critter Evictor provides pest control solutions for customers in Austin. The company's technicians detect and remove all types of wildlife from homes and businesses. Its team commonly handles the relocation of animals such as possums, mice, and raccoons. This business is dedicated to the humane treatment of animals and strives to ensure that no harm or stress occurs during the relocation process. Critter Evictor has won several awards, including Angie's List Super Service awards in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Google
4.6 / 5 (47)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (16)
Facebook
3.7 / 5 (3)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
13785 Research Boulevard, Austin, TX 78750
  • Wildlife
  • Rodents

Why choose this provider?

Omega Animal Removal provides rodent control and wildlife removal services for customers in the Austin area. This local business is dedicated to the humane treatment of animals and as such, its technicians are dedicated to using non-poisonous exclusion methods and to relocating captured animals to safe, natural habitats. Omega Animal Removal also offers full attic restoration services, as well as decontamination for attics and crawl spaces. This company offers a 100% lifetime guarantee.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.3
Google
4.2 / 5 (15)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (1)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
3.8
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Website
2000 West San Antonio Street, Lockhart, TX 78644
  • Ants
  • Stinging Insects
  • Roaches

Why choose this provider?

Founded more than 30 years ago, Century Pest Control Inc. provides pest control solutions for residential and commercial clients in Austin and throughout the city's nearby areas. This company's treatment techniques are eco-friendly and safe. Its technicians are trained to provide effective services that quickly eradicate infestations and ensure the long-term safety of its clients and their families and guests. In addition to exterminating insects and rodents, Century Pest Control also provides humane removal for wildlife such as possums and raccoons.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.9

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
3.8
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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.