Household pests carry diseases, and many can damage your home. But before you open your door to a pest control company, you want to be sure your technician will provide courteous, effective treatment, and you want to know that the company will stand behind its work. That’s why we’ve researched and rated the best pest control companies in Maine —to make your job easier, and to put you on the road to a pest-free home.
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Orkin has served America for over a century. In that time, the company has expanded into nearly every state and has built up a full range of pest control services. Orkin also leads the industry in training—its technicians are professionals with hundreds of classroom hours under their belts—and in research on the most effective approaches in pest control. This combination of experience, training, and research makes Orkin a reliable choice nationwide.
Our reviewers selected Orkin as the Best All-Round pest control company.
Orkin stands out for its proprietary technician training program, which requires its technicians to take 160 hours of pest management classes in their first year.
Orkin is a reliable name to turn to regardless of where you live, with 400 different locations in 46 states.
The company offers one of the broadest pest control portfolios in the industry, offering service for wildlife issues like squirrels and raccoons as well as pest control for insects, arachnids, and rodents.
Best Regional Provider
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Based in the greater Boston area, Waltham is New England’s largest independent pest control operation. Customers are overall very happy with the work done by its technicians, and the company is noted for routinely beating the prices of its national competitors.
The company’s roots in the Boston area make it highly experienced in the pests encountered in New England.
The company has a reputation for providing integrated pest control on a par with national companies.
In online reviews, Waltham’s customers frequently comment on the company’s competitive pricing.
Best for Wildlife
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Critter Control has a reputation throughout the industry as a leader in the field of wildlife management and removal. The company’s founder, Kevin Clark, is in fact one of the authors of the guidelines for certification for wildlife removal technicians.
An industry leader in providing humane wildlife management services.
Critter Control also offers a broad range of additional services, including attic clean-up and restoration and property damage repair.
The company offers services for a almost all potential wildlife problems, from bats to alligators.
Best for Bed Bugs
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After 80 years in operation, Ehrlich has built a solid record for customer service. While the company gets strong scores in all categories, this record of service makes it stand out from the pack, a record based in large measure on high-quality technicians and a commitment to customer satisfaction.
Our reviewers selected Ehrlich as the the pest control company providing the Best Customer Service.
Erhlich’s technicians consistently receive high praise for their professionalism, punctuality and persistence. Online reviews call out Ehrlich’s technicians for being friendly and courteous and dedicated to helping homeowners solve their pest problems.
A commitment to integrated pest management, combined with quality technicians, allows Ehrlich to head off pest problems before they start.
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Hometeam provides industry-standard service at a great price, leaving its customers satisfied overall with the company’s pest control services. Hometeam is also recognized across the industry for its its proprietary Taexx system, which builds pest control into newly constructed homes.
The company is most known for working with homebuilders to install and maintain the innovative Taexx pest control system.
HomeTeam provides a 100% service guarantee.
The company also offers a free initial inspection.
The geographical location and colder temperatures of Maine provide relief from some common pest problems such as termites, but homeowners in this state still have to worry about certain pest problems. Prevention is the best practice when it comes to pest control, and pest control companies can help you establish a safe and effective treatment plan. However, if you are already facing pest problems, exterminators are ready to assist you as well and make your home pest free. One of the key steps in pest prevention is knowing what critters to expect in your home and what kind of trouble they can cause.
One pest that is very prevalent in Maine is ants. A variety of species make their home in Maine, but some of the most common ones include European fire ants, pavement ants, larger yellow ants and carpenter ants. European fire ants are clearly not a native species and are growing in population because they do not have natural predators in Maine. These pests are primarily a problem outside around your home and in the yard, but they deliver a painful sting if threatened. They prefer moist, rotting wood or mulch and are more common near the coastal areas of Maine. Pavement ants are also quite common and are blackish in color. They prefer to nest in pavement and sidewalk cracks but often enter the home through tiny openings. The larger yellow ant is a bright yellow and prefers to nest in soil, which can often be around your house or under porches leading them to enter your home. In Maine, these pests are most commonly found in the home during the fall. Carpenter ants are very prevalent in Maine as well and are not only a nuisance, but can also cause structural damage to your home. These ants are relatively large and in Maine the black and red carpenter ant both exist. These insects burrow into wood to make their nests, but the damage is usually done on the inside of the wood and the only evidence of their existence is piles of sawdust that they leave.
Japanese beetles are another common pest in Maine. These bugs are primarily a problem outdoors and can do significant damage to your plants and grass if not treated. Japanese beetles have a green head and small white tufts around the back. These pests have become a major problem because they are not native to America and have no natural predators.
Maine homeowners may also encounter a range of different spiders. Fortunately, the well known poisonous black widow and brown recluse are not native to the state. Most of the spiders you will find in your home are harmless. Nevertheless, they are still unwanted and pest control providers will help you eliminate these pests. Wolf spiders are large, hairy arachnids, are not poisonous but have a slight resemblance to a tarantula, and can therefore be very frightening to encounter. Even though they are not poisonous, they can still occasionally bite and are generally very unpleasant to have in your home. Fisher spiders are also large and hairy and may commonly be found inside Maine homes. They prefer moist areas near rivers or ponds. Jumping spiders are another Maine inhabitant. This species is active during the day and is much smaller than the wolf and fisher spider. It is easily recognized by its four sets of eyes.
Other common pests in main include mites, moths, fleas and bedbugs, just to name a few.