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 Minnesota —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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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.
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.
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Aptive is a relatively new company in the pest control industry with a commitment to continued growth and environmentally friendly options for its customers. It covers a wide service offering and demonstrates excellence through its treatment methods and the eco-friendly products that it uses.
Aptive has a great reputation for customer service among its clients
Aptive’s corporate-entity locations means that service will be consistent from location to location
The company’s methods are designed to solve a pest problem at its source and prevent recurrences without harming the environment.
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Presto-X offers a one-stop shop for customers in the Central U.S. through their annual petfree365 program. Once under contract, customers are able to request a variety of services and preventative options that will stop infestations and continually keep them out of the home.
Quality Assurance Management program is used to ensure customers are receiving the best service possible
Specialized services for more difficult to rid infestations, such as bed bugs
Eco-friendly options and products that are safe to use around families and pets
Minnesota has a very unique climate with very diverse weather conditions. Extremely cold, snow-filled winters and hot summers combined with relatively high levels of humidity allow for a range of different pests. Many of these pests will seek shelter from the extreme temperatures of harsh winters and scorching summers. It's important to be prepared for what type of pests you may encounter and what type of damage they can cause in your home.
Minnesota is home to over a hundred different species of ants, but there are a few more common ones that you should be especially aware of. The thief ant is a very small, yellow ant that gets its name because it is known to steal the larvae of other ants. These ants sometimes make their way inside your home and will happily feed off of your food. Another common Minnesota ant is the pavement ant, which is blackish in color. They prefer to nest in pavement and sidewalk cracks but often enter the home through tiny openings. Carpenter ants are also very prevalent in Minnesota and are not only a nuisance, but can also cause structural damage to your home. These ants are relatively large and black in color. 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.
Almost every state faces some kind of cockroach problem. In Minnesota, it is the German cockroach that is the most common culprit. This species of cockroach is most often found near sources of food. You may see these pests appear more often in the kitchen, especially if crumbs are to be found. These cockroaches are a brownish red color and have wings, however they do not fly. In addition to the fact that most people find cockroaches to be very repulsive, these pests pose a range of problems. Cockroaches carry diseases that can be spread to humans when they get into your food. Sometimes cockroaches can dispel an unpleasant odor and some humans are even allergic to these pests.
Minnesota homeowners also commonly encounter mice in their homes. Because mice are social creatures, they travel and live in numbers. Unfortunately for you, that means that if you've seen a mouse in your home or evidence of one, there are most likely more around. Mice can enter through extremely small spaces and once they arrive they intend to stick around. Like cockroaches, mice also carry diseases such as salmonella, which they can spread to humans. They can also cause structural damage around your home, besides being generally unpleasant to have as house guests.
Japanese beetles are another common pest in Minnesota. 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.