Pest Control Company With A Conscience

Richland Pest & Bee Control was founded in 1974 by Rick Sarnese. Rick built the foundation for our reputation of trustworthy, reliable pest control. Our service area has continued to grow from a few towns in Connecticut, to state-wide service and now extending into Western Massachusetts. While we have continued to experience growth, our values remain the same. We are committed to providing dependable service, honest communication and efficient and effective pest control. We will never lock you into unnecessary contracts or push you to receive a service that is not in your best interest. Our only agenda is to keep you, your family, friends and employees safe from the harmful effects of a pest invasion.

Richland Pest & Bee Control strives to do the best job possible at all times by providing quality service to all of our  customers. Whether you use us once or for recurring service, we want you to be completely satisfied with our work. 


We have had the privilege of being interviewed for news stories by the three major TV stations in Connecticut (Channels 3, 8 and 30). Our on-air coverage has displayed our pest control work and bee removal services at fire departments, parks and schools for routine service as well as emergency issues. We have been featured in the Hartford Courant and many community newspapers for pest control work we have performed for both private and public school systems, as well as municipalities throughout the state of Connecticut.

We have also been featured by several radio stations on segments about resolving pest problems and preventing pest issues in homes and businesses. We were featured on an episode of A&E’s “FLIP THIS HOUSE”, exterminating a severe wasp problem in the walls of a property being rehabbed in Hartford, CT. We have also been approached as a subject area expert to verify information news articles about various pest control and bee removal issues.

Richland Pest and Bee Control Company has also received press for a pilot program we participate in with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Connecticut schools.

News Channel 3 interviewed Vice President Michael Sarnese about the growing rodent problem.

In addition, we have received the following awards in recognition of our upstanding business practices:

  • 2020-2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award
  • 2020 Best of Hartford – Business Hall of Fame, 5 Consecutive Years
  • 2020-2018 Three Best Rated – Top Pest Control Companies in CT
  • 2019 Hartford’s Finest Profile Series
  • 2016 Best Of Home Advisor
  • 2016 Best of Hartford – Pest Control Category
  • NPMA QualityPro Certificate of Excellence

We are members in good standing with the following organizations:

  • National Pest Management Association
  • Connecticut Pest Control Association
  • Better Business Bureau (A+ Rating)
  • Angie’s List
  • Google Guarantee



Our team includes licensed & certified service technicians, friendly and knowledgeable office staff, experienced and reliable owners, and of course our 4-legged motivational team. Visit our team page to learn more about our employees!


Contact us with any questions you have about pest control options or your specific treatment plan. 


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