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Best Pest Control & Exterminators in Cleveland, OH

June 27, 2019, 2:32 p.m.

Pest invasions of your home can dangerous, leading to health problems and structural issues of your property. When evaluating a pest control service in Cleveland, there are many factors to consider, such as proper licensing, safe product use, cost and guarantees of work. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best pest control companies in Cleveland, highlighting what you need to know to make the right decision.

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Ehrlich
Ehrlich
Features
  • Free home pest inspection
  • Termite treatments
  • Highly trained, state-licensed pest specialists
  • Does not handle rodents or birds
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Terminix
Terminix
Features
  • Available in Cleveland
  • Wildlife, pest & rodent services
  • Residential & commercial
  • Money-back guarantee
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#3
Orkin
Orkin
Features
  • Moisture control services
  • Bedbug treatment
  • Mosquito control
  • Quality guarantee
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Location
59 Alpha Park
Cleveland, OH 44143
#4
Critter Control of Cleveland
Critter Control of Cleveland
Features
  • Wildlife removal, rodent extermination, exclusion
  • Preventative treatments
  • Bat, raccoon & squirrel control
  • Environmentally responsible techniques
Location
P.O. Box 31153
Independence, OH
(216) 642-3044
#5
Precise Exterminating
Precise Exterminating
Features
  • Has K-9 unit
  • Heat treatment available
  • Environmentally friendly products
  • Services Eastern Cleveland area
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Location
Serves residents in
Euclid, OH
#6
Lakewood Exterminating
Lakewood Exterminating
Features
  • Holistic pest control
  • Over 1,000 satisfied customers
  • Seasonal pest preventation program
  • Services Western Cleveland area
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Location
13443 Detroit Ave., Ste. 8
Lakewood, OH 44107
#7
Insight Pest Solutions
Insight Pest Solutions
Features
  • Spider removal up to 30 ft.
  • Extended warranties up to 5 yrs
  • Uses integrated pest management
  • Discounts available for bundled services
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Location
9841 York Alpha Dr., Ste. K
North Royalton, OH 44133
Defense Pest Control
Defense Pest Control
Features
  • Open 24 hours
  • defensepestcontrolservice.com
Location
Serves residents in
Cleveland, OH 44113
Alpha Pest Control
Alpha Pest Control
Features
  • M-Sun: 8am - 8pm
  • alphapestcontrol.net
Location
3527 W. 52nd St.
Cleveland, OH 44102
The General Pest Control Company
The General Pest Control Company
Features
  • M-F: 8:30am - 5pm
  • Sat: 8:30am - 2pm
  • Closed Sun
  • generalpest-ohio.com
Location
4520 W.160th St.
Cleveland, OH 44135
Speed Exterminating Company
Speed Exterminating Company
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Sat: 9am - 1pm
  • Closed Sun
  • speedexterminating.com
Location
4141 Pearl Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44109
Carter Exterminating
Carter Exterminating
Features
  • M-F: 9am - 5pm
  • Sat: 10am - 3pm
  • Closed Sun
  • carterexterminating.com
Location
3966 E. 131st St
Cleveland, OH 44105
Cleveland Chemical Pest Control
Cleveland Chemical Pest Control
Features
  • M-F: 8:30am - 5pm
  • Sat: 9am - 12pm
  • Closed Sun
  • clevelandchemical.com
Location
18400 S. Waterloo Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44119
Lewis Exterminating
Lewis Exterminating
Features
  • M-F: 9am - 6pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • lewisexterminating.org
Location
Serves residents in
Cleveland, OH 44113
Central Exterminating
Central Exterminating
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • centralexterminatingcleveland.com
Location
3202 St Clair Ave., NE
Cleveland, OH 44114

Getting pest control in Cleveland

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Pests are a common problem in Cleveland. Lists by Terminix and Orkin ranked Cleveland #1 and #13 among cities for bedbug infestation in 2016. Bedbugs, along with cockroaches and carpenter ants, are among the most frequently seen pests in Cleveland homes. Carpenter ants often “chew out” materials, increasing their nesting area and causing structural problems.

Bedbug infestation is common in rental properties with off-site landlords, who are often unaware of infestations until they significantly progress. Regulations restrict usage of traditionally effective, but toxic, chemical products, making it expensive to exterminate bedbugs. Most over-the-counter products are ineffective; therefore, more costly professional pest control service is needed.

Cockroaches thrive in multi-unit buildings where they easily spread to other units. In recent years, cockroach infestations on Cleveland's Delray Avenue and in Elyria have caught the public's attention.

Common pests in Cleveland, by area

Neighborhood Pest Key Contributing Factor
West Park Mice & pavement ants Many older homes have missing or damaged gable vent screens on side of home.
Lorain Ave & W. 150th Bedbugs Mostly in large multi-unit complexes where problems spread.
Clark-Fulton Cockroaches Many reuse boxes to transport food since grocers do not provide bags.
Union-Miles Bedbugs Some landlords fail to sufficiently exterminate.
Lakewood Rats Prefer low-elevation lakefront areas and enter via uncovered basement floor drains

Most pest control companies in Cleveland will offer free on-site estimates, while some will prefer phone consultations and email quotes.

On average, owners of midsized homes pay between $135 and $300 for initial insect treatments and $25 to $60 for follow-up visits. Visits to set rodent traps typically cost between $150 and $175, and costs for bedbug treatments range from $300 to $600. Chemical termite treatments can cost between $7.78 and $9 per linear foot. Expect extra charges for emergency services. Most companies guarantee their work quality.

Ohio's Department of Agriculture regulates testing and licensing for pesticide applicators. Consumers may verify provider licensing status using a search tool. Pesticide businesses must have general liability coverage and separate policies for each pesticide category license.

Ehrlich

Ehrlich

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(610) 568-9032

Since 1928, Ehrlich has offered customized pest control services for homes and businesses with a focus on prevention, removal and elimination. Certified specialists combat ants, cockroaches, flies, spiders and stinging insects with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Treatments for bed bugs, mosquitos, ticks and termites are also available.

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Terminix

Terminix

Terminix is a worldwide company with over 90 years of experience in the pest control industry and a local Cleveland-area office in Middleburg Heights. They offer an “ironclad guarantee” that residents will be totally satisfied. Local customer reviews show that their field technicians are courteous and professional.

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Orkin

Orkin

This international company founded in 1901 has local offices in the Cleveland suburbs of Parma and Brecksville. All of their technicians undergo five phases of training to complete a master certified field specialist program. Many local customers appreciate their friendly staff and excellent customer service.

Precise Exterminating

Precise Exterminating

Precise Exterminating uses advanced techniques that include heat treating for insects and K-9 detection for bedbugs. They offer full-service pest control strategies to eliminate termites, rodents, ants, bees and more. Customers in Cleveland like their responsiveness and availability during the weekend. Several mentioned that the technician cleaned up work areas nicely after performing work.

Lakewood Exterminating

Lakewood Exterminating

In addition to offering a full range of pest control services, Lakewood Exterminating maintains an educational website with plenty of information for the customer. Reviewers in Cleveland applaud their responsiveness, clear pricing and holistic approach to home pest control. Several also mentioned that the customer service team followed up after home treatments.

Insight Pest Solutions

Insight Pest Solutions

Started in four cities in 2010, Insight Pest Solutions has grown to 19 offices, including one in Cleveland. The company has five guarantees, including pricing, retreatment and refunds. Reviews from customers are mostly positive. Several say the staff was very patient explaining options and answering questions. They respond to the majority of feedback on Google Reviews.

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