2017 EBSCO Research Best Pick
301-485-7465

Capitol Pest

3rd year as a Best Pick

  • A-Rated
  • Verified License(s)
  • Verified General Liability
  • Verified Workers' Comp

"Since 1936, Capitol Pest's mission has been to be the DC area's most professional, dependable, trustworthy, and best-trained pest control company. It is our intention to deliver a valuable service that we are all proud of. We will provide these services promptly, efficiently, courteously, and safely."

Brian Schoonmaker | President

Areas Served:

Washington, DC

  • Services Offered
    Capitol Pest specializes in the treatment, control, and prevention of a variety of pests, including ants, mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, stink bugs, bedbugs, termites, and rodents. The company also offers rodent entry-point sealing as well as termite inspections, treatments, and protection plans.
  • Warranty
    Capitol Pest offers a one-year warranty on bedbug control; a year-round warranty for a single pest; and a year-round warranty with preventative services.
  • Distinctions
    Capitol Pest employs a full-time Zoologist with a master's in biochemistry and a PhD in Entomology. The company is also a Certified Sentricon Specialist and a member of the Maryland State Pest Control and National Pest Management Associations.
  • Company History
    The local, family-owned-and-operated company was founded in 1936.
  • Employee Information
    Employees undergo background checks and drug testing.
  • Licenses
    #39202521

Select Quotes from Customer Interviews

A selection of 105 homeowner reviews:


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Capitol Pest has been amazing. They eliminated a significant rat problem we had in our backyard and crawl space. They came back monthly, and now they're doing quarterly routine maintenance to spray for ants and to make sure all the rat issues are fine. I'd give them an A rating.
They're great. They were getting rid of mice, and it worked wonderfully. They get an A+. The quality of work was great, and the customer service was wonderful.
They were very careful to make sure they diagnosed the problem correctly before treating it. They didn't treat it with a pesticide without knowing it would work. They're an A+.
I initially called them for rodents that were in our attic, and they came out to take care of that immediate problem. They're very easy to reach. I'd give them an A overall.
They did great. It was excellent with no complaints, and I highly recommend them.
It was excellent with no complaints and I'd recommend them.
The service was excellent with no complaints.
It was fine. They responded and showed up when they said they would. I'd give them an A.
I have no complaints.
It was fine. I'd give them an A.
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