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How to Find the Best Exterminators & Pest Control in the San Fernando Valley

When it seems like you've tried everything to control ants, wasps, termites or cockroaches, mice and rats, or even pigeons and other bird problems, the next step is a call to the San Fernando Valley pest control services. Experienced with insect and rodent infestation, the San Fernando Valley exterminators can quickly eradicate your pest problems with the latest methods and products. Many companies also perform live animal trapping of that problem critter. Control of nuisance animals includes animal relocation such as raccoon removal, possum removal, and other animal pest removal services.

The following research by The Prime Buyer's Report identifies the best pest control companies in the San Fernando Valley and issues related to hiring them.

Updated September 27, 2013

 The TOP 10 Exterminators & Pest Control Companies in the San Fernando Valley CA

Harns Termite & Pest Control
(818) 718-5885
21113 Superior St
Chatsworth, CA 91311

Areas Served: Chatsworth CA, Studio City CA, Sherman Oaks CA, Burbank CA, Santa Clarita CA, Encino CA

Zenith Environmental Pest
(818) 884-8064
7102 Alabama Ave
Canoga Park, CA 91303

Areas Served: Canoga Park CA, Burbank CA, Calabasas CA, Woodland Hills CA, Studio City CA, Van Nuys CA

McKernan Inspections
(818) 845-2633
6111 Kester Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91411

Areas Served: Burbank CA, Studio City CA, Sherman Oaks CA, Van Nuys CA, Woodland Hills CA, Reseda CA

Ecola Powerful Termite & Pest
(805) 650-2993
15314 Devonshire St
Mission Hills, CA 91345

Areas Served: San Fernando Valley, Burbank CA, Encino CA, Chatsworth CA, Calabasas CA, Van Nuys CA

Clark Pest Control
(818) 345-0595
PO Box 1157
Canyon Country, CA 91386

Areas Served: San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks CA, Burbank CA, Van Nuys CA, Santa Clarita Valley

Cats USA Pest Control Inc
(818) 506-1000
5683 Whitnall Hwy
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Areas Served: North Hollywood CA, Burbank CA, Van Nuys CA, Studio City CA, Woodland Hills CA

Canterbury Termite & Pest
(818) 848-9715
1211 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91506

Areas Served: Van Nuys CA, Burbank CA, Santa Clarita Valley, Studio City CA, Chatsworth CA, Reseda CA

How to Find the Best Exterminators & Pest Control in the San Fernando Valley 



Pest control companies in the San Fernando Valley are legally required to have a state license from the Department of Pesticide Regulation for any pest control done outside, and a state license from the Structural Pest Control Board for any pest control done inside buildings. Pest control companies doing both must have both licenses. Additionally, companies doing termite control usually perform repairs of termite damage as well for which they also need a state contractor's license.   If the pest control operator uses employees, they are legally required to have workers' compensation insurance to protect you the customer from being liable if that employee is injured during work performed at your property.

Pest control services in the San Fernando Valley are not legally required to have liability insurance; however, all pest control companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 designation have general liability insurance coverage which reimburses you the customer in the event of any damages, in addition to passing all other requirements for certification as Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 such as our research phone calls to their previous clients, hiring only documented workers, verified license and workers' comp insurance, clean complaint record, and more.



Pest Control Services in the San Fernando Valley CA Perform Numerous Services
Exterminators don't just get rid of bugs such as cockroaches, spiders and termites. They can also eradicate a number of annoying and potentially harmful vermin such as mice, rats and pigeons and other problem birds. In many cases, pest infestations pose certain health risks, so the total removal of the pest population is essential. Since most consumer-rated pest control products are not guaranteed to wipe out whole nests (and consumers aren't trained in proper application), pest control companies and exterminators are vital to pest problem remediation.

Some pest control services specialize in urban wildlife control, live trapping in the San Fernando Valley and nuisance animal relocation services for that problem critter. Control of nuisance animals can include raccoon removal, possum removal, skunk removal, and the control and removal of squirrels, gophers and woodchucks. Other pest control companies provide mole trapping and removal, bat control and bee removal involving bee nest relocation. Some of these companies also offer dead animal removal, animal damage repair and animal exclusion services to prevent unwanted wildlife from returning to your home or property. The various forms of treatment include moisture barriers, bird barriers, bat exclusions, sump pumps, electro-guns, microwaves, foams, heat treatments, and perimeter treatments. But if you're looking for more humane and environmentally friendly forms of pest abatement, several exterminators share your concerns.

Many pest control services are certified to service industrial, commercial, residential or food service environments with insect problems or moles and squirrels. They'll employ various forms of rodent control, including rodent seal out, rodent cleanup, rodent infestation proofing, rat control, mice control, baiting and trapping, and dead animal removal for commercial clients.

Good exterminators and pest control services often have an entomologist on staff and such expertise enables them to completely eradicate just about any creepy-crawly infestation you've been overrun with, including silverfish, fleas, ticks, moths, bees, cockroaches, spiders, ticks, wasps, crickets, drywood termites, earwigs, subterranean termites, pillbugs, carpet beetles, bed bugs, Argentine ants, carpenter ants, carpet beetles, sowbugs, and various pantry pests. Pest control experts can also eliminate or relocate bats, opossums, rabbits, raccoons, skunks, foxes, pigeons, snakes, and even scorpions.

Some pest control companies are licensed for pest control for outdoor vegetation. Plant life is vulnerable to pestilence such as bugs and rodents, and these pest control companies can manage folivorous parasites and pests with tree spraying, sudden oak death treatment, rose and ornamental spraying, poison oak control, tree injections, and deep root feedings. Additionally, some pest control companies offer more than pest eradication, such as escrow services, underfloor work, structural damage repairs, and wood control. Several pest control companies also offer 24 hour service, same day service, regular maintenance, and single application treatments. 

IPM (Integrated Pest Management) in the San Fernando Valley
Some pest control services in the San Fernando Valley promote their expertise in IPM or Integrated Pest Management. IPM is intended as an environmentally sensitive approach to pest control that seeks to reduce the use of pesticides by looking for ways to take advantage of the life cycles of the pest species and their interaction with the environment.  IPM places an emphasis on prevention methods first to avoid the threshold where treatment becomes necessary. But once pest eradication is required, methods that use changes to the environment, mechnical control such as trapping or weeding, or non-pesticide chemicals such as pheromones are preferred over pesticides.  Only if further evaluation shows these methods are not sufficient is targeted spraying of pesticides used. Broadcast spraying of non-specific pesticides is considered a last resort.

Bee Removal in the San Fernando Valley
Some pest control companies specialize in bee removal. Bees are technically not a pest species, but rather a beneficial insect that pollinates flowers and agricultural crops and they almost never sting except in defense against someone disturbing or attacking the bees nest directly. However, you may not want a bee nest in your yard. These bee removal companies are experts in removing bees by relocating them rather than killing them unnecessarily. This is different than exterminating wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets which are aggressive and likely to sting, unlike bees.

 

Some Exterminators and Pest Control Companies in the San Fernando Valley Are Far Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these exterminators in the San Fernando Valley: Harns Termite & Pest Control, McKernan Inspections, Cats USA Pest Control Inc, Ecola Powerful Termite & Pest, Clark Pest Control, Canterbury Termite & Pest, Zenith Environmental Pest. Other companies for pest control in Burbank, Chatsworth, Reseda, Van Nuys, Woodland Hills, Santa Clarita and San Fernando CA that might still be in business include: .

 

 

 

Questions To Ask Exterminators in the San Fernando Valley CA 




When it comes to hiring for pest control n the San Fernando Valley CA, ask these questions about the abilities, experience, and credentials of the companies you're considering hiring:


• How long have they been in business? If they are a franchise, how long has that local owner specifically been in the industry as opposed to the national franchise?


• How long have they been doing pest control in the San Fernando Valley specifically? (Different regions have their own unique soil conditions, weather and moisture issues that will effect pest control methods. Their length of experience doing pest control in your location specifically shows familiarity with these aspects.)

 
• How many jobs do they do each month that are similar to yours, in terms of size of job, residential versus commercial, outside versus inside pests, specific pest species to be removed such as termites versus ants, or bird control versus bee removal, etc.?


• Can the pest control company give you names and numbers of customers who had a similar kind of extermination or relocation done who you can call as references? (All pest control services bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their customer references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• What method and products will they use and what are the advantages and disadvantages of their methods compared to that of other pest control services?

• How long should it take the pest control services to eradicate the infestation, and will complete insect control or rodent control require any return visits?

• In the event that the initial pest control fails, are repeat treatments free?

• Do they provide a warranty for their services?

• Will you need to leave your home pest control procedures, or avoid use of outdoor areas that have been treated and for how long?

• Will their initial estimate be detailed and in writing, and is there a written guarantee?

• Can the company vouch that all employees sent to your property are legal to work in the U.S.? (All pest control companies in the San Fernando Valley bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)

• Will they show you proof of active workers' compensation and liability insurance? (All pest control companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

 

When you've chosen the best pest control service in the San Fernando Valley for your specific needs, make sure they are properly licensed by the state for either outside or inside pest control. (All pest control companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their license verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)
 
 

 

 

Exterminators in the San Fernando Valley Apply Many Brands 

The chemicals used by professional pest control companies in the San Fernando Valley are much more effective (and in some cases, more volatile) than what laymen have access to. The best exterminators use reputable, EPA approved products to perform exterminating treatments. Many of the top pest control companies in Burbank, Chatsworth, Reseda, Van Nuys, Woodland Hills, Santa Clarita and San Fernando CA are able to provide services such as ultrasonic pest control, electronic pest control, organic pest control and natural pest control that use fewer or no chemicals or harmful insecticides that could endanger your family or pets.

The following is a partial list of the professional-grade compound brands used by local Burbank CA area extermination and pest control companies: Sentricon, Pest Defense System, EcoPCU, Steri-Fab, PI Contact Insecticide, Precor, Ultracide, Whitmire, EcoEXEMPT, Viper, Petcor, Nixalite, Woodpecker, Terro, Pantry Patrol, Maxforce, Pro Control, Advantage, and Drax.

 

 

Resources About Exterminators & Pest Control in the San Fernando Valley 


Associations & Licensing for Pest Control Services and Exterminators
BBB Better Business Bureau (http://www.bbb.com/)
CAPCA California Association of Pest Control Advisers (http://www.capca.com/)
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs (www.dca.ca.gov)
DPR Department of Pesticide Regulation (http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/)
EPA Environmental Protection Agency (http://www.epa.gov/)
GC Green California (http://www.gree.ca.gov/)
NPMA National Pest Management Association (http://www.pestworld.org/)
PCOC Pest Control Operators of California (http://www.pcoc.org/)
SPCB Structural Pest Control Board (http://www.pestboard.ca.gov/)

Exterminators and Insect Control Companies Web & Media Resources
California Agriculture Magazine
Pest Control Technology Magazine
Pest Control Magazine
Probe Magazine


The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Pest Control in the San Fernando Valley within the following zip codes:

91504, 91611, 91386, 91404, 91482, 91330, 91609, 91322, 91371, 91401, 91416, 91413, 91307, 91412, 91344, 91385, 91605, 91387, 91522, 91394, 91329, 91341, 91510, 91040, 91407, 91521, 91410, 91311, 91607, 91499, 91507, 91352, 91405, 91342, 91328, 91324, 91382, 91617, 91501, 91383, 91503, 91495, 91505, 91606, 91372, 91350, 91354, 91325, 91340, 91603, 91403, 91618, 91357, 91343, 91364, 91304, 91526, 91426, 91612, 91616, 91355, 91436, 91409, 91508, 91423, 91601, 91337, 91367, 91313, 91333, 91610, 91408, 91470, 91303, 91353, 91392, 91502, 91345, 91380, 91608, 91390, 91327, 91308, 91396, 91346, 91402, 91321, 91523, 91356, 91351, 91384, 91335, 91411, 91615, 91602, 91331, 91614, 91310, 91604, 91334, 91395, 91406, 91381, 91306, 91506, 91316, 91326, 91393, 91496 and 91365

 

Pest Control Agoura Hills CA

A-Beeman Agoura Hills CA 91301

 

 

Pest Control Burbank CA

All Time Pest Control Burbank CA 91503

Antimite Termite & Pest Control Burbank CA 91506

Astro Professional Pest Control Burbank CA 91506

Avert Environmental Pest Control Burbank CA 91502

Canterbury Termite & Pest Burbank CA 91506

Dewey Pest Control C Burbank CA 91505

Evans Pest Control Burbank CA 91506

Exterminator Extraordinaire Burbank CA 91505

Honicky Pest Control Burbank CA 91505

Jennings Termite & Pest Control Burbank CA 91506

King Termite Control Burbank CA 91502

Southwood Pest Control Burbank CA 91502

Terminix International Burbank CA 91504

 

 

Pest Control Calabasas CA

American Scientific Environmental Calabasas CA 91301

 

 

Pest Control Canoga Park CA

Bulldog Pest Control I Canoga Park CA 91304

Bull Dog Pest Control Canoga Park CA 91304

Zenith Environmental Pest Canoga Park CA 91303

 

 

Pest Control Canyon Country CA

All Pro Pest Control Inc Canyon Country CA 91351

Ambassador General Pest Control Canyon Country CA 91351

ASAP Pest Control Service Canyon Country CA 91387

Clark Pest Control Canyon Country CA 91351

Clark Pest Control Canyon Country CA 91386

Estate Care Pest Patrol Canyon Country CA 91351

Hydrex Pest Control Canyon Country CA 91351

Koico Pest Control Canyon Country CA 91387

 

 

Pest Control Chatsworth CA

A Perfect Pest Control Chatsworth CA 91311

Allerclean Corp Chatsworth CA 91311

Gold Star Termites Chatsworth CA 91311

Harns Termite & Pest Control Chatsworth CA 91311

Home Front Chatsworth CA 91311

Orkin Chatsworth CA 91311

Pioneer Ex-Termite Chatsworth CA 91311

RPC Extermination Chatsworth CA 91311

Terminix International Chatsworth CA 91311

William L Recchia Exterminating Chatsworth CA 91311

Zane Termite Chatsworth CA 91311

 

 

Pest Control Encino CA

Arsenal Termite Control Encino CA 91316

Catch Em Pest Control C Encino CA 91316

Fume-A-Pest & Termite Encino CA 91316

 

 

Pest Control Granada Hills CA

Bad Termite Granada Hills CA 91344

Conquer Pest Control Granada Hills CA 91344

KNC Termite Control Granada Hills CA 91344

Magic Pest Control Granada Hills CA 91344

 

 

Pest Control Mission Hills CA

A Pest's Dilemma Exterminator Mission Hills CA 91395

Atc Exterminator Mission Hills CA 91346

Ecola Powerful Termite & Pest Mission Hills CA 91345

Enviroworx Pest Control Mission Hills CA 91346

Pest Guard Exterimator Mission Hills CA 91345

Protector Pest Control Mission Hills CA 91345

Tri-Ace Termite & Pest Control Mission Hills CA 91345

 

 

Pest Control Newhall CA

Marty Chance Exterminating Newhall CA 91321

Killmaster Pest Control Newhall CA 91321

 

 

Pest Control North Hills CA

AAA All Valley North Hills CA 91343

Bur Cal Termite & Pest Control North Hills CA 91343

Miller Termite & Pest Control North Hills CA 91343

Pretty Darn Quick Pest Control North Hills CA 91343

Uncle Sam's Termite & Pest North Hills CA 91343

 

 

Pest Control North Hollywood CA

Cats USA Pest Control Inc North Hollywood CA 91601

Coslo Termite North Hollywood CA 91605

Greenleaf Organic Pest Management North Hollywood CA 91605

Macropest Exterminator North Hollywood CA 91606

Propest North Hollywood CA 91607

Strategic Pest Control North Hollywood CA 91605

 

 

Pest Control Northridge CA

Allerclean Corp Northridge CA 91326

Assured Solutions Pest Control Northridge CA 91324

Bee Catchers Northridge CA 91343

Buzz Off Pest Control Northridge CA 91326

EZ Pest Control Northridge CA 91324

First Quality Pest Control Northridge CA 91325

First Quality Pest Control Northridge CA 91324

Ridamite Termite Control Northridge CA 91326

Structural Environmental Pest Northridge CA 91325

Suppress Pest Control Northridge CA 91325

 

 

 

 

Pest Control Panorama City CA

Brown Termite Panorama City CA 91402

Casa Blanca Termite Control Panorama City CA 91402

De La Cruz Wood Preservation Panorama City CA 91402

M Tech Exterminator Panorama City CA 91402

Mastercare Termite Control Panorama City CA 91402

 

 

 

Pest Control Reseda CA

Enviroworx Reseda CA 91335

Cal-Pest Reseda CA 91335

Facility Pest Control Reseda CA 91335

 

 

Pest Control San Fernando CA

Priority Care Termite San Fernando CA 91340

 

 

Pest Control Santa Clarita CA

Ambassador General Pest Control Santa Clarita CA 91390

Bug Mechanic Pest Control Santa Clarita CA 91380

Custom Pest Control Santa Clarita CA 91380

CVA Exterminators Santa Clarita CA 91380

Dewey Pest Control Santa Clarita CA 91321

High Ridge Pest Control Santa Clarita CA 91380

JHT Pest Pros Santa Clarita CA 91390

N & D3 Exterminating Santa Clarita CA 91321

Panther Pest Control Santa Clarita CA 91380

Rush Termite Santa Clarita CA 91380

Traffic Pest Solutions Santa Clarita CA 91355

 

 

Pest Control Sherman Oaks CA

Old Reliable Pest Control Sherman Oaks CA 91403

 

 

Pest Control Studio City CA

Studio City Pesky Pest Control Studio City CA 91604

 

 

Pest Control Sun Valley CA

Avert Environmental Pest Control Sun Valley CA 91352

Castle & Home Termite & Pest Sun Valley CA 91353

Higgins Termite Sun Valley CA 91352

John Guerra Pest Control Sun Valley CA 91352

Statewide Fumigation Sun Valley CA 91352

 

 

Pest Control Sunland CA

Otto Exterminating Sunland CA 91040

Southwest Termite Control Sunland CA 91040

 

 

Pest Control Sylmar CA

ATC Exterminator Sylmar CA 91342

Budget Termite Control Sylmar CA 91342

M Tech Exterminator Sylmar CA 91342

Total Pest Sylmar CA 91342

Tri-Co Exterminating Sylmar CA 91342

 

 

Pest Control Tarzana CA

Bye Bye Bee Tarzana CA 91356

 

 

Pest Control Tujunga CA

Liongate Pest Control Tujunga CA 91042

 

 

Pest Control Valencia CA

Cva Valencia CA 91355

Dallas General Pest & Termite Valencia CA 91355

Nordhagen & Daughters Valencia CA 91355

Vertex Enterprises Valencia CA 91355

 

 

Pest Control Van Nuys CA

Borite Termite & Pest Van Nuys CA 91406

Citadel Pest Elimination Van Nuys CA 91401

Cowboy Exterminator I Van Nuys CA 91406

Hydrex Pest Control C Van Nuys CA 91405

Johnny Rat Pest Control Van Nuys CA 91406

McKernan Inspections Van Nuys CA 91411

Otto Exterminating Van Nuys CA 91401

Payne Pest Management Van Nuys CA 91406

Quach Tony Pest Control Van Nuys CA 91401

Reliant Pest Control Van Nuys CA 91401

Right Time Termite Van Nuys CA 91401

Southern California Snake Removal Van Nuys CA 91406

Stanley Pest Control Van Nuys CA 91411

Thomas Pest Control Van Nuys CA 91411

Tom's Termite Control Van Nuys CA 91405

Western Exterminator Van Nuys CA 91405

 

 

Pest Control Verdugo City CA

Tri-Pacific Termite Verdugo City CA 91046

 

 

Pest Control West Hills CA

Bee Professionals West Hills CA 91307

Exterm-A-Pest N Termites West Hills CA 91308

Intercept Pest Management West Hills CA 91308

Structure Pest Control West Hills CA 91308

 

 

Pest Control Woodland Hills CA

Exterm A Pest N Termites Woodland Hills CA 91367

Bee Professionals Woodland Hills CA 91367