How to Find the Best Exterminators & Pest Control in Contra Costa CountyWhen 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 Contra Costa County pest control services. Experienced with insect and rodent infestation, Contra Costa County 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 Contra Costa County and issues related to hiring them.
Updated April 30, 2013
Top 10 Exterminators & Pest Control Companies in Contra Costa County
|ATCO Pest Control|
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26 Hamilton Dr Ste A
Novato, CA 94949
State License #4745
Areas Served: Bay Area & Contra Costa County incl. Walnut Creek CA, Pleasant Hill CA, Lafayette CA,...
Services: pest control incl. insects, wildlife, birds, termites and termite damage repair. ...
Key Brands: EcoSmart Technologies, ArborSystems Wedgle Direct-Inject Tree Treatment System, ...
|Osborn Spray Service|
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934 Diablo Rd
Danville, CA 94526
State License #PR180
Areas Served: Contra Costa County & East Bay incl. Danville CA, San Ramon CA, Concord CA, Walnut ...
Services: pest control services, pest removal, pest exterminators
Key Brands: EcoSMART Pest Control, Merit Tree Insect Control, Talstar Insecticide, Phantom ...
|Leading Edge Pest Management, Inc.|
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1250 Contra Costa Blvd. Suite 201
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
State License # PR-6202
Areas Served: Contra Costa incl. Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord CA, Lafayette CA, Orinda, ...
Services: Pest control service & exterminators for Integrated Pest Management, pest ...
Key Brands: Exterra, Premise, Termidor, Nisus Borates, Therma Pure Heat
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San Rafael, CA 94901
State Pest Control License #PR5337
Areas Served: Bay Area & Western Contra Costa County incl. Pt Richmond CA, East Richmond Heights, ...
Services: IPM (Integrated Pest Management), environmentally sensitive pest control, earth ...
Pest control companies in Contra Costa County 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 Contra Costa County 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 Contra Costa County 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 Contra Costa County 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 Contra Costa County
Some pest control services in Contra Costa County 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 Contra Costa County
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. 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 unlike bees.
Not All Exterminators and Pest Control Companies in Contra Costa County Are Equal
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these exterminators in Contra Costa County: ATCO Pest Control, Osborn Spray Service, Leading Edge Pest Management, Inc., Bio-Pest Inc, Bug Zappers Pest Control, A Professional Pest Control Co, San Miguel Termite Control, Structural Renewal Inc Termite Control, Harold Montgomery Pest Control, Home Team Pest Defense. Other pest control companies in Contra Costa County that might still serve Walnut Creek, Pittsburg, San Ramon and Richmond include: Ken Moore Termite, BEE Co. Didn't find what you wanted with the TOP 10 Exterminators & Pest Control Companies in Contra Costa County? Then click here to see additional companies in this category.
When it comes to hiring for pest control n Contra Costa County 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 Contra Costa County 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 Contra Costa County 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 Contra Costa County 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.)
The chemicals used by professional pest control companies in Contra Costa County 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 Walnut Creek, Pittsburg, San Ramon and Richmond 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 Walnut Creek 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.
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/)
Diamond Certified www.diamondcertified.org
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
The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Pest Control in Contra Costa County within the following zip codes:
94506, 94507, 94509, 94511, 94513, 94514, 94516, 94517, 94518, 94519, 94520, 94521, 94522, 94523, 94524, 94525, 94526, 94527, 94528, 94530, 94531, 94547, 94548, 94549, 94553, 94556, 94561, 94563, 94564, 94565, 94569, 94570, 94572, 94575, 94582, 94583, 94595, 94596, 94597, 94598, 94801, 94802, 94803, 94804, 94805, 94806, 94807, 94808, 94820 and 94850
Pest Control Alamo CA
Rat Patrol Alamo CA 94507
Pest Control Antioch CA
A Professional Pest Control Co Antioch CA 94531
Al's Pest Control Antioch CA 94531
Blue Ribbon Weed & Pest Control Antioch CA 94531
Central Exterminator Co Antioch CA 94509
John Taylor Termite Co Antioch CA 94509
Pestec Exterminator Co Antioch CA 94531
Tim's Pest & Weed Control Antioch CA 94531
Wallace Termite Antioch CA 94509
We Kill Pest Control Antioch CA 94509
Pest Control Bay Point CA
A & Bee Swarm Removal Bay Point CA 94565
Sandal's Pest Control Co Bay Point CA 94565
Pest Control Bethel Island CA
Animal Damage Control Bethel Island CA 94511
Pest Control Brentwood CA
Bee Co Brentwood CA 94513
Bust A Bug Pest Management Brentwood CA 94513
Bowlen Pest Control Brentwood CA 94513
Brentwood Termite Control Brentwood CA 94513
Delta Pest Control Brentwood CA 94513
Pest Control Concord CA
A&A Bee Removal Concord CA 94519
Animal Gidders Concord CA 94521
Ararat Exterminators Concord CA 94518
Birds Away / Pigeons Away Concord CA 94520
Bug Zappers Pest Control Concord CA 94521
C&T Pest Control Concord CA 94519
Charles J Mayer Structural Pest Control Concord CA 94522
Clark Pest Control Concord CA 94520
Concord Termite Control Concord CA 94520
Contra Costa Termite Control Concord CA 94519
Day & Nite Pest Control Concord CA 94520
Gingrich Horticulture Service Concord CA 94519
GNG Termite Control Concord CA 94519
Greater Bay Area Termite Concord CA 94521
Happy Gardener Concord CA 94527
J Spray Corp Concord CA 94520
J Spray Pest Control Concord CA 94520
Keep 'Em Away Pest Elimination Concord CA 94521
Ken Moore Termite Concord CA 94522
No Limit Rodent Proofing Inc Concord CA 94520
Oakley's Pest Control Concord CA 94527
San Miguel Termite Control Concord CA 94521
Terminix International Co Concord CA 94520
Pest Control Danville CA
Osborn Spray Service Danville CA 94526
Pest Control El Cerrito CA
Bay Area Pest Elimination El Cerrito CA 94530
Pest Control El Sobrante CA
Competition Termite Control El Sobrante CA 94803
Pest Control Lafayette CA
Corky's Pest Control Lafayette CA 94549
Lafayette Pest Control Co Lafayette CA 94549
Pest Control Martinez CA
Critter Control Martinez CA 94553
Loungeway Pest Control Inc Martinez CA 94553
Lucia Termite Control Inc Martinez CA 94553
Q Termite Co Martinez CA 94553
Vegetation Solutions Inc Martinez CA 94553
Pest Control Oakley CA
Bowlen Termite & Pest Control Oakley CA 94561
Rock N Roll Pest Control Inc Oakley CA 94561
Unique Pest Gear Oakley CA 94561
Pest Control Orinda CA
Burtt's Termite Co Orinda CA 94563
Steve's Bees Orinda CA 94563
Pest Control Pacheco CA
Dewey Pest Control Co Pacheco CA 94553
Pest Control Pinole CA
Timberline Termite Pinole CA 94564
Pest Control Pittsburg CA
Harold Montgomery Pest Control Pittsburg CA 94565
Home Team Pest Defense Pittsburg CA 94565
Orkin Pittsburg CA 94565
Pest Control Pleasant Hill CA
Best Pest Control Pleasant Hill CA 94523
Jon Katayanagi's Landscape Pleasant Hill CA 94523
Leading Edge Pest Management Pleasant Hill CA 94523
Pest Control Richmond CA
Structural Renewal Inc Richmond CA 94804
Pest Control Rodeo CA
Jim Rounds Pest Control Rodeo CA 94572
Pest Control San Pablo CA
Fisk Termite Control San Pablo CA 94806
Pest Control San Ramon CA
A-Scientific Pest Control San Ramon CA 94583
Atlas Pest Control & Tree Service San Ramon CA 94583
Pest Control Walnut Creek CAA & Bee Swarm Removal Walnut Creek CA 94598
California Exterminating Service Walnut Creek CA 94596
Coulson-Moseley Pest Control Walnut Creek CA 94595
Direct Pest Controls Walnut Creek CA 94596
Moseley Pest Control Walnut Creek CA 94595
National Building Inspectors Walnut Creek CA 94595