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Find the Best Pest Control in Richmond, VA

All sorts of pests can cause problems in Richmond homes and businesses, including bed bugs, termites and roaches. The Richmond Times-Dispatch has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide by comparing reviews and services of more than 40 businesses and choosing five favorites from the top pest control in Richmond.

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What to look for in a pest control company in Richmond

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Start by limiting your search only to companies that have a pesticide business license from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Licensed pesticide businesses in Virginia are insured for property damage, injury and death.

Any pest control company you’re considering should provide a free property inspection, recommend and explain treatment options — both one-time and regular treatment — offer a detailed price quote and answer your questions.

Other factors to consider when looking for a reputable pest control company include professional accreditations, pesticide options and integrated pest management practices.

  • Professional associations: Look for pest control companies in Richmond that have accreditations from or are members of professional organizations, which demonstrates commitment to education, training and best practices. These organizations include the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and QualityPro.
  • Pesticide options: Most pest control companies in Richmond use chemical pest control sprays to help eliminate an infestation. Some pest control companies have options for green products. Request to see labels of any pesticides and make sure they state the pesticide is approved for home use. You can look up information about approved pesticides on the Environmental Protection Agency website.
  • Integrated pest management: Integrated pest management (IPM) is a strategy of pest management using the most economical approach possible, minimizing risk to people, property and the environment. Ask pest control companies if they use IPM or a similar approach.

Average pest control prices in Richmond

Exterminator prices in Richmond vary based on factors including the type of pest, the extent of the infestation and whether you need one-time or recurring pest control services.

  • Bed bug infestation: The average cost of bed bug removal in Richmond is between $1,000 and $2,000 and typically involves freeze, heat, steam or vacuuming treatment.
  • Rodent control: Eliminating rodents costs between $300 and $500 in Richmond. The price depends on the level of the infestation.
  • Bat removal: Removal and exclusion costs for bats in Richmond costs around $400, though estimates can range from $300 to more than $600 depending on the size of the colony.

Preventing bed bug infestations in Richmond

You won’t experience a bed bug infestation in Richmond if you don’t let them into your home. Here are some tips:

  • Before bringing any used furniture into your home, inspect it for actual bed bugs or signs of bed bugs, like small dark spots, which may be bed bug feces; reddish stains, which may be crushed bed bugs; and 1-millimeter white dots, which may be bed bug eggs.
  • Put mattresses and box springs inside covers that are labeled as protective against bed bugs.
  • Vacuum floors, windows, mattresses, box springs and furniture.
  • Seal crevices and cracks where there are openings to your home.
  • Declutter your home.

It’s possible to unknowingly pick up bed bugs on your clothing, backpack, purse or luggage and bring them into your home. If you notice any signs of a bed bug infestation, contacting a pest control company is a good idea.

Richmond exterminator FAQ

How often should pest control be done?

A pest control company can inspect your property and recommend a regular pest control plan. It might recommend quarterly, bimonthly or even monthly treatment depending on whether you are experiencing an infestation, the size of your home or business and the time of year.

Are landlords responsible for bed bugs in Richmond?

Generally, yes. The Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act states that landlords must “comply with the requirements of applicable building and housing codes materially affecting health and safety” and “make all repairs and do whatever is necessary to put and keep the premises in a fit and habitable condition.”

Are gypsy moths harmful to humans?

Certain individuals who come into contact with gypsy moth caterpillar hairs experience an allergic reaction that includes stinging or pain, but most of the time it’s not serious. If symptoms are severe, contact a doctor right away.

Do termites come back after treatment?

Yes, termites can come back after treatment. There are preventive steps you can take, like removing dead tree branches from the yard and keeping firewood away from your home. If you have a termite problem, look for a pest control company that offers a plan to check regularly for termites and guarantees results.

Who regulates pest control companies in Virginia?

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Office of Pesticide Services regulates pest control companies in Virginia.

Richmond pest control company information

Ehrlich Pest Control

Ehrlich Pest Control has more than 85 years of experience in the industry and 100 local offices across the Eastern U.S., including one in Richmond. The company is committed 100% customer satisfaction. Contact Ehrlich for a free inspection. It is located at 8115 Elm Drive, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.

Ehrlich Pest Control


Terminix is a national pest control company with over 90 years of experience. It’s available 24/7 and offers free inspections. Services come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, or your money back. The company’s address in Richmond is 13513 E. Boundary Road, Ste. F, Midlothian, VA 23112.


Mitchell Pest Services

Mitchell Pest Services provides residential and commercial pest control to combat termites, ants, bed bugs, cockroaches and more. It offers free home inspections throughout Greater Richmond. Mitchell Pest Services is located at 1518 Willow Lawn Drive, Richmond, VA 23230.

Mitchell Pest Services

Loyal Termite & Pest Control

Loyal Termite & Pest Control offers full-service residential and commercial pest control in central and eastern Virginia. It is a member of the National Pest Management Association and the Virginia Pest Management Association. Check out its website to request a free quote and see coupon offers. Loyal Termite & Pest Control is located at 2610 E. Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23228.

Loyal Termite & Pest Control

Mosquito Authority

Mosquito Authority specializes in mosquito control, but the company also treats properties for ants, cockroaches, moths, rodents, spiders, termites, ticks and wasps. There are no contracts, and the company guarantees its services. Services are available in Richmond, Ashland, Beaverdam, Doswell, East Highland Park, Hanover, Highland Springs, King William, Lanexa, Manquin, Mechanicsville, New Kent, Providence Forge, Quinton, Sandston and Tuckahoe.

Mosquito Authority