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Best Pest Control Services in Madison

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Madison 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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Madison, WI 53708
  • Commercial
  • Roaches
  • Ants
  • Residential
  • Rodents
  • Spiders
  • Stinging Insects

Why choose this provider?

Premier Pest Elimination is an owner-operated business founded more than two decades ago to provide pest control services to residents in southern Wisconsin, including the Madison area. Its trained and licensed technicians use environmentally safe products and equipment to control pests. It services both residential and commercial clients, and it offers solutions to eradicate beetles, bed bugs, wood roaches, rodents and many other pests. Premier Pest Elimination determines the type of pest infestation, the severity, and the amount of time required to control it before giving a quote. It offers free inspections to correctly identify pests.

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4.9
Google
4.9 / 5 (85)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (4)

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5.0
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Website
4205 North Mulford Road, Madison, WI 61111
  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Ants

Why choose this provider?

Ready Pest Control is a pest control company serving the Madison metro with years of experience in handling a variety of pest infestations. The company understands the health hazards and damages that pests can cause to households, so Ready Pest Control offers a wide range of programs from home maintenance to specified Japanese beetle, ant control, mice and rat, and seasonal pest treatments. The company is also equipped to handle rare pests such as Indian meal moths and earwigs.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (40)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (19)

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Website
Verona, WI 53593
  • Commercial
  • Rodents
  • Wildlife
  • Residential

Why choose this provider?

Kwik Kill Pest Control, Inc., is a family-owned business serving the greater Madison area. Founded in 1979, it uses pet-friendly and child-friendly pest control services. Its trained, certified technicians use Integrated Pest Management Strategies to get rid of a variety of pests including fruit flies, bed bugs, ants, stink bugs, spiders, and rodents. Kwik Kill Pest Control, Inc., offers one-time home and commercial pest control solutions as well as long-term maintenance services to prevent infestations from returning.

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4.9
Google
4.9 / 5 (577)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (56)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (9)

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5.0
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Website
Verona, WI 53593
  • Ants
  • Commercial
  • Rodents
  • Spiders
  • Stinging Insects
  • Chemical Pest Control
  • Residential

Why choose this provider?

Pest Defense provides pest control services to customers in and around the Madison area. It's an owner-managed business with over a decade of experience. The most common pest issues treated include mice, rats, gophers, voles, ants, mosquitoes, and bed bugs, though the company works to solve many other pest issues. It offers residential and commercial pest control programs tailor-made for individual needs. A trained technician conducts an inspection of the affected area to identify the source of the pest issue before the area is treated. Customers can choose from one-time pest control solutions, seasonal service treatments, or annual service treatments.

Reputation:

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5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (5)

Website
Madison, WI 53714
  • Commercial
  • Rodents
  • Spiders
  • Stinging Insects
  • Roaches
  • Ants
  • Residential

Why choose this provider?

1st American Pest Control & Snow Removal is a locally owned and operated business offering residential and commercial pest control services. It uses environmentally friendly solutions for rodents, bed bugs, roaches, ticks, and other insects and pests. 1st American Pest Control gives obligation-free telephonic quotes, and its home inspections are conducted by certified technicians before a final quotation for a pest control service is given. Its pest control solutions can be purchased monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, or seasonally. The company serves the Madison area and also offers snow removal services.

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4.5
Google
4.4 / 5 (24)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (11)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (4)

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5.0
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Website
Cottage Grove, WI 53527
  • Commercial
  • Rodents
  • Stinging Insects
  • Roaches
  • Ants
  • Termites
  • Residential

Why choose this provider?

Founded in 2008, Badgerland Pest Control is a business providing professional services to customers in Madison. Its licensed and trained technicians use ecologically safe solutions to control pests in homes businesses . Common pests exterminated by the company include bees, mice, bed bugs, Asian beetles, and box elder bugs. Badgerland Pest Control is a member of the WPCA and NPMA, and it customizes its services to meet various property-owner needs. Customers have praised the personalized and professional service received and recommend this business to others in reviews.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

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5.0
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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.