Household pests carry diseases, and many can damage your home. But before you open your door to a pest control company, you want to be sure your technician will provide courteous, effective treatment, and you want to know that the company will stand behind its work. That’s why we’ve researched and rated the best pest control companies in Tennessee —to make your job easier, and to put you on the road to a pest-free home.
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Orkin has served America for over a century. In that time, the company has expanded into nearly every state and has built up a full range of pest control services. Orkin also leads the industry in training—its technicians are professionals with hundreds of classroom hours under their belts—and in research on the most effective approaches in pest control. This combination of experience, training, and research makes Orkin a reliable choice nationwide.
Our reviewers selected Orkin as the Best All-Round pest control company.
Orkin stands out for its proprietary technician training program, which requires its technicians to take 160 hours of pest management classes in their first year.
Orkin is a reliable name to turn to regardless of where you live, with 400 different locations in 46 states.
The company offers one of the broadest pest control portfolios in the industry, offering service for wildlife issues like squirrels and raccoons as well as pest control for insects, arachnids, and rodents.
Best Regional Provider
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Hometeam provides industry-standard service at a great price, leaving its customers satisfied overall with the company’s pest control services. Hometeam is also recognized across the industry for its its proprietary Taexx system, which builds pest control into newly constructed homes.
The company is most known for working with homebuilders to install and maintain the innovative Taexx pest control system.
HomeTeam provides a 100% service guarantee.
The company also offers a free initial inspection.
Best for Mosquitoes
Call Today! 877-249-1484
Arrow’s dedication to the environment and certified commitment to customer service sets it apart from its competitors, making it one of the best choices for pest control in the southeast.
Selected by our reviewers as the Best Regional pest control company.
Arrow’s focus on the southeast allows it to offer extermination and prevention for location-specific pests.
Arrow also offers lawn care and moisture control services that prevent infestations of roaches, spiders, mosquitoes and other insects before they start.
Best for Wildlife
Call Today! 877-248-2837
In the specialized field of wildlife removal and management, TruTech stands out for customer satisfaction with its work and for the quality and commitment to customer service of its specially trained technicians and experts.
Our reviewers selected TruTech as best in Wildlife Removal.
TruTech’s technicians are available for immediate assistance in the event a living or dead animal is discovered inside a home.
TruTech’s website offers extensive information on each state’s nuisance wildlife, informing customers on the best way to safely deal with a wildlife problem until the technician arrives.
The company also has a bilingual support line and provides humane removal options in compliance with the wildlife management ethical code of behavior.
Best for Bed Bugs
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After 80 years in operation, Ehrlich has built a solid record for customer service. While the company gets strong scores in all categories, this record of service makes it stand out from the pack, a record based in large measure on high-quality technicians and a commitment to customer satisfaction.
Our reviewers selected Ehrlich as the the pest control company providing the Best Customer Service.
Erhlich’s technicians consistently receive high praise for their professionalism, punctuality and persistence. Online reviews call out Ehrlich’s technicians for being friendly and courteous and dedicated to helping homeowners solve their pest problems.
A commitment to integrated pest management, combined with quality technicians, allows Ehrlich to head off pest problems before they start.
Call Today! 855-636-7934
Aptive is a relatively new company in the pest control industry with a commitment to continued growth and environmentally friendly options for its customers. It covers a wide service offering and demonstrates excellence through its treatment methods and the eco-friendly products that it uses.
Aptive has a great reputation for customer service among its clients
Aptive’s corporate-entity locations means that service will be consistent from location to location
The company’s methods are designed to solve a pest problem at its source and prevent recurrences without harming the environment.
Call Today! 877-241-0291
While Cook’s reach is limited, this family-owned company is noted for its effectiveness at treating pests particular to the southeast. In addition, their rigorous service training has brought the company’s technicians praise for their professionalism.
Cook’s is a family-owned company with 90 years of experience.
Cook’s limited service area allows the company to focus on pests that are of particular concern in the southeast.
Company technicians go through one of the most rigorous training programs in the industry.
Call Today! 877-245-2174
Critter Control has a reputation throughout the industry as a leader in the field of wildlife management and removal. The company’s founder, Kevin Clark, is in fact one of the authors of the guidelines for certification for wildlife removal technicians.
An industry leader in providing humane wildlife management services.
Critter Control also offers a broad range of additional services, including attic clean-up and restoration and property damage repair.
The company offers services for a almost all potential wildlife problems, from bats to alligators.
Call Today! 877-248-2115
Compared to several of its national competitors, Northwest Exterminating has garnered some impressive online praise of its customer service and pricing. It only suffers in our ratings due to its narrow service area and a service menu that is relatively limited compared to other companies.
A family owned and operated company with deep experience in its southeast home base.
Online reviewers give Northwest a consistent record of customer satisfaction.
Customers are frequently impressed by the competitiveness of Northwest’s pricing.
Call Today! 866-904-2745
Presto-X offers a one-stop shop for customers in the Central U.S. through their annual petfree365 program. Once under contract, customers are able to request a variety of services and preventative options that will stop infestations and continually keep them out of the home.
Quality Assurance Management program is used to ensure customers are receiving the best service possible
Specialized services for more difficult to rid infestations, such as bed bugs
Eco-friendly options and products that are safe to use around families and pets
Call Today! 877-247-9940
Truly Nolen stands out in a crowded marketplace for its focus on environmentally friendly and pet friendly pest control, for its “four seasons” approach (which tailors treatments to seasonal changes in pest problems), and for its commercial pest control and innovative lawn-care services, all backed up by a money-back guarantee.
Our reviewers singled out Truly Nolen for the Best Green Offering among national pest control companies.
Because Truly Nolen’s treatment products are environmentally friendly and naturally occurring, they’re safe for both people and pets. This means you don’t have to worry about staying away from your home while it’s undergoing treatment.
Truly Nolen’s commitment to research and testing have made its natural approaches as effective as commonly used chemical pesticides.
Tennessee has a temperate climate, but the diverse terrain results in wide temperature and precipitation differences. This also means that the state has a wide variety of pests that commonly make their way into your home. Most of the pests found in Tennessee are also common throughout the region and the United States. As always, the more you know about the pests you might face, the better prepared you will be to protect your home against these intruders.
Pantry pests are a major problem in Tennessee, and there are a wide variety of species that will take up residence in your food supplies. The bean weevil is a common offender in Tennessee. These pests enter the house on beans, which are usually stored for a while before consuming. While in storage, bean weevils will continue to live and breed inside your pantry. By the time you take out a jar of beans or peas to use, they could be ruined. Also common in Tennessee is the red flour beetle and the confused flour beetle, which are small, brownish-red insects that can infest your pantry. These pests are commonly found in beans, cereals and flour. These beetles can reproduce inside your household foods and will then spread to other parts of your kitchen in search of additional items to consume. Similarly, the Indian meal moth feeds on many pantry items mentioned above. However, this pest has wings and can be seen flying around your kitchen, making it even more of a nuisance. While these pests don't cause any major damage, they can ruin food products, and are generally unpleasant to have as house guests. Another pantry pest, the carpet beetle, prefers to feed on animal skins and furs. In your home, food for carpet beetles can come in a variety of forms, from dead insects to fur clothes. The larvae of carpet beetles are the ones that cause the damage, not the adults.
Silverfish and firebrats are also common in Tennessee homes. These pests prefer moist areas such as basements or bathrooms and primarily come out at nighttime. Silverfish have a fish-like shape and are grayish silver in color with pinchers. Though they are not poisonous, they can pinch you. Firebrats are also silver in color and they often move indoors in search of warmth.
The boxelder bug is another very well known pest in Tennessee. As expected from their name, these bugs primarily feed on the seeds of the boxelder tree. However, they can also be found on many other types of plants and trees commonly found in Tennessee. Though these bugs start out as an outdoor problem, in the fall and winter, they often move inside to escape the cold temperatures. Boxelder bugs also feed on other insects, and a noticeable presence of them in your home could indicate other household insect problems. It's no secret that any bugs inside your home are considered a nuisance, but the boxelder bug is harmless.
These are just a few of the pests common in Tennessee. Other common home invaders include cockroaches, ants, spiders, rodents and ticks. No matter what kind of pest problem you are facing, pest control providers have safe, effective services to keep your home happy and pest free.