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Many Decatur residents worry about nuisance critters such as bed bugs and rats. Ease your pest concerns by hiring a professional pest control company that can stop current infestations and prevent future ones.

Our guide to the best pest control companies in Decatur can help you choose the right team to handle any pest problem, big or small.

Best Overall
Terminix logo
5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
  • Nearly 100 years in business
  • Service guarantees in 46 states
Best for Urgent Service
Orkin logo
4.8/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • Over a century of experience
  • Same-day service if you call before noon local time
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

10 Best Pest Control Companies in Decatur

Brands are algorithmically curated from a database of local service providers near you. We require a minimum number of Google reviews and average ratings for provider inclusion.

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Top Rated

Terminix

4.9/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 762 reviews


485 Production Ave Suite 100, Madison, AL 35758

(256) 248-1025

www.terminix.com/exterminators/al/mad...

Cook's Pest Control

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 695 reviews


1624 4th Ave SE, Decatur, AL 35601

(256) 353-6461

local.cookspest.com/alabama/decatur/1...
Turner Pest Control Logo

Turner Pest Control

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 40 reviews


1521 Central Pkwy SW, Decatur, AL 35601

(256) 350-7378

www.turnerpestcontrol.net
Defense Pest Solutions Logo

Defense Pest Solutions

4.5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 36 reviews


2704-B Hwy 31 S, Decatur, AL 35603

(256) 642-2733

www.defensepestsolutions.com
Lawn Doctor of Madison-Decatur-South Huntsville Logo

Lawn Doctor of Madison-Decatur-South Huntsville

4.5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 170 reviews


4010 Central Pkwy SW, Decatur, AL 35603

(256) 355-4362

www.lawndoctor.com/decatur-al
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Superior Services

4.5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 168 reviews


4601 Old Hwy 31 S, Decatur, AL 35603

(256) 355-1871

getsuperiorservices.com
Atlus Pest Solutions Huntsville Logo

Atlus Pest Solutions Huntsville

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 966 reviews


9048 Segers Rd, Madison, AL 35756

(256) 772-0150

atluspestsolutions.com
Scout Pest Control Logo

Scout Pest Control

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 1,307 reviews


25885 Huntsville Brownsferry Rd, Madison, AL 35756

(256) 216-1088

www.scoutpestcontrol.com

Waynes Pest Control

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 1,497 reviews


351 SW Electronics Blvd # G, Huntsville, AL 35824

(256) 461-7863

callwaynes.com/locations/alabama/madi...
Holt's Pest Control Logo

Holt's Pest Control

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 22 reviews


15875 Kings Dr, Athens, AL 35611

(256) 233-6333

www.holtspestcontrol.com

Best of the rest

Below are home warranty companies that provide decent coverage but fell short of top scores in our rating system. We recommend these only for specific coverage needs.

  • TDI Services

    4.4/ 5

    273 Production Ave, Madison, AL 35758

    (833) 388-1495

  • Tri-City Termite & Pest Control LLC

    4.6/ 5

    810 US Hwy 72 W, Athens, AL 35611

    (256) 867-4311

  • RedHawk Pest Control LLC

    4.7/ 5

    103 Spenryn Dr, Madison, AL 35758

    (256) 975-8817

  • A Plus Pest Control

    4.7/ 5

    3972 Sullivan St, Madison, AL 35758

    (256) 348-8902

Facts about Decatur

  • Average Max Temperature:
    70°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    53°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    58%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    1.7”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    4.46”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $226

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

Choosing the best pest control treatment method for you is important. You might take into consideration a company's qualifications and methods of treatment in addition to its years of experience and customer reviews. And of course, there's the cost of services to consider.

Below, we discuss each of these factors in more detail.

Does the company have a valid license and permits to perform pest control?

While the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum competency standards for pesticide applicators, licensure is taken care of at the state level. All pesticide applicators (and their supervisors) in Alabama need to be licensed by all the necessary state regulatory agencies.

Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

Pest control companies have the option to obtain certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations. These certifications can help you assess the quality of a company's products. For example, the GreenPro Service Certification indicates comprehensive and effective pest control treatment that is safer for people and the environment.

Pest control companies can also hold membership in various professional organizations. Becoming a member of an organization such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or a state-level organization grants a pest control company access to resources and education, in addition to a network of professionals with whom to compare best practices. Belonging to organizations like these is not mandatory, but it can help show that a company follows industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

Looking at a pest control company's website can tell you how many years it has been in operation and what kind of pests it specializes in eliminating. Online reviews can also give you some insight into a company's experience dealing with a certain type of pest. If you can't find this information online, you can try calling the company directly.

Reviews and Recommendations

You can view a company's Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating, look for reviews on local review sites or social media, or check the standing of its license via the Alabama licensing board.

Cost of Services and Guarantees

Cost is important when choosing a pest control company. Cost may be determined by the size of your house, your location, the type of pest being treated, and other factors.

Certain pest control companies offer a free on-site estimate to help you decide if it fits into your budget. You can also look at whether it offers a guarantee of satisfaction.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Your choice of pest control provider might be influenced by how environmentally friendly a provider's pest control management solutionsare, as well as how safe its methods are around your family and pets.

Safety

All pesticides that will be used (except those that are classified as minimum-risk) need to be registered with the EPA. Your pest control technician should be able to provide information on every pesticide they plan to use. They should be able to tell you whether these chemicals are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what safety precautions they plan to take.

Treatment Methods

It is now common for companies to begin with more environmentally friendly solutions before employing pesticides, following a framework called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). When using IPM, the following steps are taken:

  1. Identify the source of the pest problem and determine if immediate action is needed.
  2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
  3. Use a combination of physical, biological, mechanical, and cultural controls to manage the pest problem.
  4. Use chemical controls only if needed, and always along with other controls for effective long-term pest management.
  5. Evaluate outcomes and continue with additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Decatur

In Decatur, certain pests are more common than others. This list of pests includes the following:

  • Snakes: Snakes often enter homes looking for food, and once inside they tend to prefer damp, dark, and cool places like basements. Although most species of snakes are harmless, you and your family should not take that risk.
  • Termites: If termites get out of hand, the result could be hundreds or thousands of dollars in damage. Often, termites get inside via nearby piles of mulch, rotting wood, or firewood.
  • Moths: If you've started finding holes in your clothing or linens, you may have moths in your home. Moths like dark places like closets, and they're more common in warmer places (like Decatur).
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs can be found throughout Alabama and can cause serious problems if left untreated. Because bed bug infestations are often hard to get rid of, we recommend getting professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest bedsheets, furniture, wallpaper, and more.
  • Mice: Some common signs of mouse activity include chewed wires and droppings around your house. Mice are commonly found in attics or in areas where food is stored.
  • Spiders: These pests prefer moist, dark places and are often found in basements or attics.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in Decatur

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