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Written By Jessica Hurtault|Last Updated: May 18, 2024

Many Fort Smith homeowners are concerned about rat and wasp infestations. Any pest can threaten both your health and property, but hiring a licensed local exterminator can give you peace of mind by stopping infestations and preventing future ones.

No matter your concerns, our guide to the top pest control companies in Fort Smith can help.

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Best 5 Fort Smith Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 992 customer reviews.

Services Offered

TermitesSpidersGeneral Pest ControlFumigationMiceWaspsWildlifeMosquitosCockroachesTicksSilverfishBaitingAntsGreen Pest ControlBed Bugs

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Commitment to customer education
  • Reviews praise customer service
13465 Puppy Creek Rd Ste C, Springdale, AR 479-308-7071 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
Extermco Termite & Pest Control Logo

Extermco Termite & Pest Control

5/5
Based on 495 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest ControlCockroachesAntsBed BugsPreventionTicksFleasTermitesMiceSpidersFlies

Highlights

  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Proactive approach to pest control
  • Educational web content
5010 S 35th St, Fort Smith, AR 479-783-1822 extermco.com
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Natural State Pest Control

4.7/5
Based on 71 customer reviews.

Services Offered

TicksAntsFleasGeneral Pest ControlMiceWaspsFliesTermitesWildlifeCockroachesSilverfishSpidersBaitingMosquitosPreventionGreen Pest ControlBed Bugs

Highlights

  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Free inspection policy
5008 S U St Suite 208, Fort Smith, AR 479-309-9290 naturalstatepestcontrol.com
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Elite Pest & Termite

4.6/5
Based on 260 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MosquitosCockroachesBed BugsSpidersTermitesGeneral Pest ControlMiceAntsGreen Pest Control

Highlights

    4502 Industrial Dr, Fort Smith, AR 479-226-3212 elitebugs.com

    More Local Pest Control Companies

    Terminator Termite & Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    1320 Towson Ave
    Fort Smith, AR 72901

    West Termite, Pest & Lawn

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    501 Access Rd
    Van Buren, AR 72956

    Entomolex Pest Control, LLC

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    2500 Tulsa St
    Fort Smith, AR 72901

    Turf & Pest Pro USA

    User Reviews: 4.4/5 

    522 S 4th St
    Van Buren, AR 72956

    Allstate Termite & Pest Solutions

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    26021 Allstate Avenue
    Shady Point, OK 74956

    Aapest Pest Control, LLC

    User Reviews: 4.3/5 

    2409 N Broadway St Suite A
    Poteau, OK 74953

    Mosquito Joe of Arkansas

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    29 S 10th St
    Paris, AR 72855

    McCauley Services

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    101 W Main St
    Farmington, AR 72730

    Plantation Pest Management

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    698 W 15th St
    Fayetteville, AR 72701

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    Facts about Fort Smith
    Average Max Temp:72°F
    Average Min Temp:52°F
    Average Daily Sunlight:59%
    Average Annual Snowfall:2.7"
    Average Monthly Precipitation:3.96"
    Average Monthly Pest Visit:$231

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    How To Choose a Pest Control Company

    It's important to choose the best pest control solutionfor you. In addition to a company's qualifications and pest extermination methods, you might also look into how long it has been in business and what the reviews look like. Finally, you'll likely want to look at the cost of services.

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

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

      All pesticide applicators (and those that supervise them) must be certified at the state level. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum standards of competency, but any pesticide applicators working in Arkansas must be licensed via the necessary state regulatory agencies.

    • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

      A pest control company can optionally apply for certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro in order to back up its standards and methods. One particular certification is the GreenPro Service Certification, which is given to any company that can demonstrate that its methods are more eco-friendly. These companies also need to maintain certain training standards for employees.

      Pest control companies can also be members of certain professional organizations. Membership in an organization such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or a state-level organization grants a pest control company access to education and resources, as well as a professional network to compare best practices with. Belonging to one of these organizations is not mandatory, but it can help indicate that a company follows industry best practices.

    Professional Experience and Specialties

    The amount of time that a company has been in business can tell you something about its experience dealing with pests in your area. Customer reviews or the company's own website can also help you figure out whether it has the skills and experience necessary to eliminate the particular pests that are plaguing you. If you cannot find the answers to your questions online, contacting the company directly is an easy way to learn about its areas of expertise.

    • Reviews and Recommendations

      You can read reviews and recommendations on local review sites or social media, look up a company's rating on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), or check the status of its license through the Arkansas licensing board.

    • Cost of Services and Guarantees

      Pest control costs can vary based on things like the type of pest being treated, the size of your house, your location, and other factors.

      When thinking about the cost of services, you should verify whether a company offers free on-site estimates as part of its services. This can inform you whether the company fits into your budget. Also look into what guarantees a company offers: If the problem is not resolved, or returns, does the company provide additional treatments until the problem is satisfactorily resolved?

    Safety and Treatment Methods

    When picking a pest control provider, you want to choose one that will keep you, your family, and your pets safe. You'll likely also prefer an environmentally-conscious provider.

    • Safety

      Your pest control technician should be able to discuss the safety of any and all pesticides that will be used in your home. They should be able to answer questions about whether the pesticides are low toxicity or non-toxic; if they are not, they should explain what safety precautions they will put in place to protect your family, your pets, and you. All pesticides that pose more than a minimum risk should be registered with the EPA.

    • Treatment Methods

      Pest control companies looking to reduce their reliance on chemical pesticides often implement procedures such as Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Using IPM involves a series of steps:

      1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and determine if immediate action is required.
      2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
      3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of biological, cultural, mechanical, and physical controls.
      4. Employ chemical controls only when required, and always along with other techniques for effective long-term pest management.
      5. Evaluate outcomes and provide additional pest control as needed.

    Common Household Pests in Fort Smith

    Not all pests are equally prevalent around Fort Smith. Some species that you should keep an eye out for include the following:

    • Fleas: These pests typically prefer warmer weather (which can make them a real nuisance in Fort Smith) and often get indoors by hiding in the fur of pets.
    • Ticks: Tick infestations can be dangerous if they bring Lyme or other diseases into your home. You may be at increased risk of a tick infestation if your home is close to a body of water, a forest, or an area of dense vegetation.
    • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations are often very hard to quash, so we strongly recommend calling a professional as soon as possible. Bed bugs are found throughout Arkansas, and can infest not only your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even wallpaper.
    • Mice: Telltale signs of mouse activity include chewed wires and droppings around your house. Mice tend to frequent attics or places where you keep food.
    • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your attic or other damp, dark areas. While most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, you don't want a spider infestation in your home.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Fort Smith

    What are some causes of pest infestations?

    Pest infestations occur when pests enter your house looking for something, usually food, water, or shelter. Pests might be looking to eat food or trash that is left out. Some may also be drawn to standing water outside (from rain collecting in a particular spot) or inside (from leaky pipes). They may also enter your home looking for shelter. They can get in through weak spots like foundation cracks or broken screens.

    What are some things I can do to prevent pest infestations?

    One way to prevent pest infestations is seal off possible entrances into your house. This includes things like cracks in your siding or foundation. Next, try to avoid leaving food out for pests. This includes keeping food in sealed containers and not leaving trash out. Third, eliminate standing water in and around your home. Try to reduce places where water collects outside, and repair leaks inside.

    How do I know when to hire an exterminator?

    You should consider hiring an exterminator any time you notice signs of pest activity in your Fort Smith home. This can include seeing droppings, nests, pest damage, or even the pests themselves. If you've had recurrent or seasonal pest infestations, we recommend setting up yearly preventive pest management.

    What is the importance of preventive pest control?

    Preventive pest control is important for stopping pest problems before they start. Your local pest control technician understand the behaviors of pests in your part of Fort Smith, including how they get into homes and the times of the year during which they are most active. Your technician can recommend changes and put barriers in place to keep pests out of your house, which can save time and money that would otherwise be spent on future pest control visits—and on the damage and illness caused by pests.

    Will I need to clean after pest control services?

    Whether you need to clean your home following pest control services will change depending on the type of treatment(s) used. Make sure that you ask your pest control technician before they leave. Typically, you will be able to vacuum, dust, and wipe down certain surfaces, although you should avoid wiping away chemical barriers or touching any traps unless you have been explicitly told to do so. You may notice a lingering smell following the application of some pesticides.

    Following pest treatment, it is important to maintain a clean home to avoid encouraging pests to return.

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