Consumers' Checkbook ratings and tips for pest control companies


Pest control companies are busy year round.

According to local pest control experts, the top pest problems in the Puget Sound area are rats, mice, and sugar ants- also known as odorous house ants.

But contrary to popular belief, pest control companies also have plenty of calls to get rid of cockroaches, termites, wasps, hornets, and plenty of bed bugs.

Executive Editor Kevin Brasler and his research team at got customer feedback on 36 Pest Control companies in King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish and Thurston counties.

"We found really, really big differences from company to company in terms of, just things like, did they do the work properly on the first try?" Brasler explained.

Customers rated the companies on factors we all care about when we pay for a service, including overall quality, promptness, letting you know costs early and offering advice on different service options.

In additon to rating the companies on their quality and price, Checkbook's Critter Control report offers DYI tips for controlling different household pests, minimizing pesticide risks, as well as local resources for more information. is a non-profit, subscriber-based consumer rating service which takes no advertising and accepts no money from companies they rate.

As a courtesy to KOMO viewers, the link to the full Pest Control Services report will be accessible on this website until April 7, 2018.

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