Throughout the year, your home is susceptible to pest invasions. When looking for the right pest control company, you should search for not only a good price, but also a good value. To help you make the right decision, our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best pest control companies in Kansas City.
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Because of Kansas City’s diverse and changing climate, homes in the metro area are highly susceptible to seasonal invaders, including beetles, hornworms and mosquitos. Kansas City’s high humidity is also a contributing factor as pests are attracted to humidity, like condensation on windows or walls. A dark, moist spot is the perfect place for spiders and other nuisances to live.
Rodents are also considered pests, and Kansas City pest control companies are equipped to deal with them. Rats and mice, which can spread dozens of diseases, are common mostly in older homes or homes with small children and food crumbs.
Other Kansas City pests include, but aren’t limited to:
Each home is unique in its needs for pest control—which means prices can change from home to home and situation to situation. The average cost to hire an insect control service in Kansas City ranges from $94 to $167 per service but varies based on what’s required.
While companies offer free up-front quotes, the cost may change once they inspect your home. Most companies offer a guarantee that treatment will be effective; otherwise they will return to finish the job.
Your cost will also be affected by the number of pests you are targeting. If you have a specific problem and are receiving just a one-time visit, your cost will often be higher. This price includes the inspection and home assessment plus the treatment itself.
Because of Kansas City’s year-round threat of pests, homeowners should consider options beyond one-time visits. Many pest control companies in Kansas City offer packages or contracts designed to eliminate pests throughout the year, typically on a quarterly basis. These come with a one-time assessment fee (around $180) that identifies the problem areas in your home in order to create a personalized plan of attack. Each visit after will come with a cost as well, which will be outlined in your contract.
A good pest control company should offer a personalized approach to solving your pest problem based on an in-depth inspection. Make sure you ask the right questions, such as how long the company has been in business and whether it can provide a copy of a pest control license. Finally, watch out for red flags.
Terminix, a nationwide company, has been in business for over 90 years and is supported by an extensive network of experts. Terminix offers residential and commercial services with a 30-day money-back guarantee, plus one of the strongest termite guarantees in the market. Kansas City customers like Terminix’s price and professional, thorough service, which is available 24/7.
Since 1901, Orkin has been serving customers all across the world. Technicians undergo an in-depth training in simulated customer environments and earn a certification through accredited classwork. Customers receive a free estimate and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Customers in Kansas City give Orkin mixed reviews, with some saying technicians are friendly and attentive to detail, and others expressing frustration with customer service.
Edge Pest Control
With two locations, Edge services all across Kansas City. Edge promises service within 48 hours — but 90 percent of customers are serviced the same day. Its specialists are highly trained and use only the best products and technologies, and Edge guarantees results. Customers in KC appreciate the clear pricing structure and knowledgeable technicians.
In 15 years of business, Blue Beetle has serviced more than 30,000 homes in the Kansas City metro area. KC customers say Blue Beetle’s knowledgeable and efficient technicians go above and beyond, and at a reasonable price. Blue Beetle offers a comprehensive Home Protection Program with home exterior service every two months, promising 100% satisfaction and free, unlimited callbacks between services. Customers can cancel at any time.
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