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Summary

Though TruGreen is best known for its lawn services, it actually started as a pest control company. This company provides science-based solutions tailored to meet your specific needs, whether that be lawn care or pest control.

TruGreen is available in 47 states—it does not service Alaska, Hawaii, or Vermont.

The best place to start when selecting a pest control provider? TruGreen Reviews. Here’s House Method’s TruGreen review.

Data and ratings accurate as of March 2018

Our pest control reviews at a glance

Price

Services

While TruGreen is best known for its lawn care services, this pest control company specializes in mosquito control, offering a package called Mosquito Defense.

TruGreen also offers a general Pest Control package. It’s comparable to the Mosquito Defense package, but promises to treat your lawn for chiggers, earwigs, fleas, ticks, ants, and spiders.

These packages cover the following pests.

TruGreen pest control services
Mosquitos
Chiggers
Earwigs
Fleas
Ticks
Ants
Spiders

What to expect

TruGreen will send a specialist to your property to conduct a full inspection before any treatments are applied. TruGreen specialists are trained to spot ideal mosquito living and breeding grounds and treat them.

Treatment frequency

For the Mosquito Defense package, TruGreen starts with an initial application (which begins working within 24 hours), but will send someone to your property every month to maintain your mosquito protection through mosquito season. A specialist will call within 24 hours before application to make sure you know when to expect a TruGreen professional to arrive.

For general Pest Control, TruGreen starts with an initial application and will send a specialist to your property throughout the year to maintain protection year-round. TruGreen will call within 24 hours before application to make sure you know when to expect a TruGreen professional to arrive.

Cost

TruGreen does not list its prices online, but encourages customers to reach out for a quote. TruGreen is a franchise, so the pricing may vary depending on your location.

According to the quote generator, Mosquito Defense starts at $79.95. Pricing for general pest services depends on the following criteria:

  1. Lawn size—Knowing the total square footage of your lawn will help TruGreen tailor your quote. Don’t worry if you don’t know the exact size. Your representative will still be able to help.
  2. Lawn concerns—Are you worried about weeds? Bare spots? Disease? All of the above? Be prepared to discuss any concerns you have about your lawn.
  3. Lawn usage—Do you have kids or pets? Are you on your lawn all the time or are you never outside? Your representative will want to know how you use your lawn.
  4. Lawn pests—Have you seen any signs of lawn-damaging pests? Fire ants? Mosquitoes? Your representative will be able to help you find the best plan or service to help.

Years in business

ServiceMaster, which is TruGreen’s parent company, was founded in 1947. It was founded by minor league baseball player Marion E. Wade as a moth-proofing company. In the 1980s, ServiceMaster expanded and created the TruGreen franchise. In 2014, TruGreen became a privately held company and is now (since 2016) owned by Scotts Miracle-Gro.

BBB rating

TruGreen has been Better Business Bureau (BBB) accredited since 2007 and has an A+ rating. Out of 75 TruGreen reviews, 97% of them are positive.

TruGreen reviews

Consumer Affairs has given TruGreen 4 out of 5 stars based on 3,674 customer reviews. TruGreen has been particularly responsive to both good and bad reviews, which is notable. Its excellent customer service is mentioned again and again in the reviews.

Though most Consumer Affairs TruGreen reviews are about their lawn care offerings, one review from Consumer Affairs addresses the mosquito treatment package:

“The mosquito treatment was successful as there were fewer flying pests outside. I have not had any conversations with your personnel lately. If I needed any information I feel confident your specialist will give me good information. Your office personnel should be noted for their services. [They are] customer friendly [and] knowledgeable of schedule/or treatment. I continue to dislike having property treatments during inclement weather.”


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